Vegetation and the electrical mast. Not good to combine them.

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Home Inspector with Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections 10072923

Vegetation and the electrical mast. Not good to combine them.

I was at a town house inspection on Saturday and was starting in front then the roof. I did'nt make it to the back of the home yet when I ran into what I thought was a "Medusa looking area".

The entire electrical mast was entangled with a vine that thought the electrical mast was it's own playground.

The vine belonged to the neighbor but was on the buyers side of the block privacy wall.

Take a look at this as I had seen it when inspecting the home.

Vine in electrical mast.

This vine had been growing for some time.

It is all intertwined with the wiring on the mast.

Look down at mast.


Here is a look down the back wall of th home. Can you say fire anyone?

Here we have a view from the ground. Not a good situation for the vine that feels right at home on the mast.

It should be removed for safety's sake.

Rear side view of vine and mast.

Vegetation shoukld never come in contact with any of the homes electrical systems.

This includes the electrical mast as well.

Have a great day everyone.

 

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Clint  McKie

Owner of Desert Sun Home Inspections Carlsbad, New Mexico. Eddy County's only certified home inspection service WITH OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Serving all of South East New Mexico. We inspect the homes entire structure from the roof to the foundation, and everything in between. Most reports within 4-24 hours from time of inspection completion. We issue a PDF report with pictures Starting at $250.00 for each home inspection. Why settle for less when you can have the best?

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Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Rob,

Oh yes there is more a lot more my friend.

Have a great evening and thanks for the comment.

Best, Clint McKie

Dec 04, 2012 11:03 AM #28
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Jay.

I do support the camo in every one. But in this case the buyer would rather not have so much camo going on.

Have a good night in Bristow.

Best, Clint McKie

Dec 04, 2012 11:05 AM #29
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Fred,

They could I guess.....After making sure their insurance was paid up in full. Lol

Have a great evening in Tampa.

Best, Clint McKie

Dec 04, 2012 11:08 AM #30
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Ed.

I did get the request for the inspection report for it to be sent to their agent. She is really good and this will be taken care of.

Have a great day and thanks for the comment.

Best, Clint McKie

Dec 04, 2012 11:10 AM #31
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hey Al,

He would just tape it up a bit and call it good.

It all needs to come down and be cleaned up.

The buyers dad works for an electric company. He knows how to deal with the vine.

Have a great evening in Ormond by the Sea.

Best, Clint McKie

Dec 04, 2012 11:12 AM #32
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Rob,

Yes it will take a lot of TLC for the vine removal. And they will need to be careful when "snipping the vine".

Have a good evening in Reno my freind.

Best, Clint McKie

Dec 04, 2012 11:14 AM #33
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Donald,

This is so true my friend. Never plant a vine when I plan on inspecting a home. LOL

Or you as well. :)

Have a great night in the great Northwest.

Best, Clint McKie

Dec 04, 2012 11:16 AM #34
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello Charles,

No it is not a home owner type job.

It will take a linemen to work this out. The buyers dad is a lineman for the electric company. I think he will do the work.

Have a good night in Seattle.

Best, Clint McKie

Dec 04, 2012 11:18 AM #35
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello Belinda.

It will take some doing but it can be done.

Just glad I'm not the one to try to get it done. LOL

Have a wonderful evening. Thanks for the comment.

Best, Clint McKie

Dec 04, 2012 11:20 AM #36
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Chuck Mixon
The Keyes Company - Cutler Bay, FL
Cutler Bay Specialist, GRI, CDPE, BPOR

For sure not a weekend for most homeowners

 

 

Dec 04, 2012 11:21 AM #37
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Adrian,

Never know what I'm going to find when I inspect at a home.

Just glad to find it before there was an electrical fire.

Thanks for the comment and have great evening in Seattle and Bothell.

Best, Clint McKie

Dec 04, 2012 11:23 AM #38
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

H Cindy,

Yes it is. Glad I don't have to.

Thanks for the comment. Have a great evening in Virginia.

Best, Clint McKie

 

Dec 04, 2012 11:24 AM #39
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello Chuck.

Not in a weekend and not this guy. I hope they can get this resolved very soon.

Have a great week ahead.

Best, Clint McKie

Dec 04, 2012 11:26 AM #40
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Anne M. Costello
Weidel Realtors - Yardley, PA

Hi Clint: Great photos. Hopefully this will be addressed.

Dec 04, 2012 04:26 PM #41
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Susan Shaw
Premiere Plus Realty Co.Marco Island, FL - Marco Island, FL

Thanks for the information. I have to admit I never thought about the implications of a fire risk. 

Dec 04, 2012 05:35 PM #42
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Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Wow that is a very nasty looking vine Clint.

Dec 04, 2012 07:57 PM #43
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Anne,

It will be. Can't let this stay like this with the new buyers and thier family in the new townhouse.

Thanks for the comment. Have a great day.

Best, Clint McKie

Dec 04, 2012 08:13 PM #44
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Susan,

It's a very real concern. This vine could cause a fire and that would be devastating to the home's owner.

Have a good day and week ahead.

Best, Clint McKie

Dec 04, 2012 08:14 PM #45
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Conrad,

Yes it is. Never seen one this bad before. Never know what I will find when inspecting.

That's why I inspect, to help the buyers make an informed decision on the home they want to buy.

Have a good day in Webster my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Dec 04, 2012 08:16 PM #46
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Bruce Kunz
C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100 - Howell, NJ
REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale

Hi Clint. While I've seen vines on homes, I don't think I've ever seen anything so dangerous. I hope they heed your advice to clean it up.
Bruce

Dec 04, 2012 11:13 PM #47
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