Proper Attic Venting and the issues. Home inspections in Carlsbad N.M.

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Home Inspector with Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections 10072923

Proper Attic Venting and the issues. Home inspections in Carlsbad N.M.

It seems that when home owners and service techs do repairs to homes they don't follow the requirements that are needed when repairing and or modifying a home.

In this case there was a new power vent installed in a second bath. Good news for the seller and the buyer right?

Not so fast I say. When inspecting the bath I did notice the vent did work and the light did come on as intended.

"Alright I thought..." Then my mind immediately went to what I did or did'nt see on the roof.

Like a vent for the bath exhaust, neither of them. Hmmmmm Now the attic will tell the tell.

With the home owner in my back pocket the entire inspection, I did warn him of the health and safety issues of not having the vent vented to the outside of the home.

He looked at me and simply said "really".

Here is what I saw in the attic.

Bath vent not vented to outside.

There was not much room in this attic. But I was able to get a look and a shot of this vent that simply was just sitting there for everyone who wanted to take a look.

My guess is that the home seller did the replacement of the vent, but never finished the job.

To add insult to injury, the main bath vent fan did'nt work at all, and it was not vented to the exterior either. The home owner has some work to do.

This is why we have a home inspection when buying a home.

Have a great day everyone.

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Clint  McKie

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Rainmaker
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Fred Hernden, CMI
Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area - Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque area Master Inspector

Out of sight, out of mind I guess huh? It's probably just as much they just don't know what they are supposed to do, which is why if you don't... hire someone who does!

Feb 27, 2013 12:04 AM #1
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.

I think by the way the home owner was talking HE put in the fan. But he did'nt finish the job. Gottcha moment.

Have a good day in Tampa.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 27, 2013 12:30 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Adrian Willanger
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Clint- its really amazing the number of times I've seen no venting to the exterior during a home inspection. Just reinforces the importance of having a professional home inspection done. 

 

Have a great week-Adrian

Feb 27, 2013 12:31 AM #3
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Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Clint: Another reason why there should ALWAYS be a home inspection performed by a licensed inspector.

Feb 27, 2013 02:07 AM #4
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Robert Butler
Aspect Inspection - Montreal West Island, QC
Montreal Home Inspector | Aspect Inspection

That's why they sell those handy but flexible ducts. They'll stay where you put'em and there you, go job done.

NOT!

Feb 27, 2013 09:31 AM #5
Rainer
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Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Clint.  Another home owner busted by you:)

Feb 27, 2013 06:55 PM #6
Rainmaker
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Uncle Bob said he was going to get to it but he got distracted and forgot about it.  He looks at it like no harm no foul but I disagree.  I don't understand why people keep hiring him but they do.

Feb 27, 2013 07:16 PM #7
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Clint, this problem is more common then we tend to think! And most of the time nobody says "gottcha!" Enjoy your day!

Feb 27, 2013 09:28 PM #8
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,

Even the smallest things can derail a home purchase. Like the buyer saying "I'm not going to repair this or that". Not a good thing for the buyer.

Have a good day in the greater Seattle area.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 27, 2013 10:15 PM #9
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Anita,

Most inspectors here in this area will not even look into the attic. No inspecting of the electrical panel and the list goes on. At Desert Sun Home Inspections, we inspect it all.

Have a good day in Warner Robins.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 27, 2013 10:17 PM #10
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Robert,

So true. They will stay where you put them but they need to be connected to the exterior vent as well.

Just one more thing to add to the list of issues my friend.

Have a good day in Montreal.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 27, 2013 10:26 PM #11
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 he was. He looked surprised I found the issues in the attic.

Have a good day in Webster.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 27, 2013 10:30 PM #12
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello James,

Because he is cheap in everything he do'es. LOL

have a great day in Rogers my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 27, 2013 10:33 PM #13
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Wayne,

The other inspector in this area will not even look in the attic from what I understand. So this issue could have went unnoticed and had been a potential for a bad situation for health and safety issues.

Have a great day in Fort Myers my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 27, 2013 10:35 PM #14
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