Home listed as upgraded electrical. Not quite. They have work to do.

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Home listed as upgraded electrical. Not quite. They have work to do.

When inspecting homes for Desert Sun Home inspections in Carlsbad, New Mexico.

I get calls from buyers who want a home inspection to make sure the upgrades are what they are touted in the listings.

In many cases they are. But in some cases, the sellers were mis informed as to the total completion of an up grade to the home.

In this case it was the electrical that was supposed to be upograded completly.

I am here to tell the buyers the home still has a lot of issues related to the electrical upgrades.

Let's start outside where all the upgrading began.

The upgrades are in plain sight and easy to see. So these are right.

Here we have the upgraded electrical service and main panel. Every thing looks great.

Mast upgraded.

Here we have the meter loop and the main panel up graded. So far so good.

Up graded meter loop and main panel.

 

When I checked the interior of the home. Everything was right. Every single plug was grounded. And that's always a good thing.

Then I get to enter the attic.

This is where all the fun begins. What a mess for sure.

There is still knob and tube wiring that is still hot.

Knob and tube wiring in attic.

The electrician did tie into the knob and tube wiring. See the blue romex to the right side of the picture?

After further evaluation. The overhead lighting had not been upgraded. It is still on an ungrounded system.

End of story. The electrical up grade was never completed by the electrician.

Now the seller needs to find a solution to the quandry of needing the electrical up grade completed the right way.

Will it cost them? Yes it will. The electrician has moved to Texas and is no longer working in the area.

If you need a very good home inspection in Eddy, Lea or Chaves counties in Southeast New Mexico, call Clint with  Desert Sun Home inspections at 1-575-706-5586 for an consultation.

Have a good day every One in the Rain.

 

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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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Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
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Clint - another great reason to get a thorough inspection by Client Mckie of Desert Sun Home Inspections!

Jun 08, 2013 01:40 AM #1
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Adrian Willanger
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Clint-The client was lucky they hired you to get a first hand look at this electrical upgrade,which turned out was incomplete. Good job.

 

Best-Adrian

Jun 08, 2013 02:11 AM #2
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Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
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Clint: Clearly the electrician thought out of sight, out of mind, and got away with not finishing this work correctly.  What a shame for the sellers.

Jun 08, 2013 02:25 AM #3
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Marc McMaster
RE/MAX Centre Realty - State College, PA
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Ugly! They were almost there too!  Another day or two and they could have been rid of all that knob and tube.  Instead they spliced into and ruined a good thing. 

Jun 08, 2013 08:48 AM #4
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Kristine,

I know if I were in your area, You would call for a good home inspector like me.

Thanks for the comment and have a good evening in New Jersey.

Best, Clint McKie

Jun 08, 2013 08:54 AM #5
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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 till you have a good inspection by a good home inspector.

They are worth there weight in gold when the issues arise that were supposed to be taken care of.

Have a great Saturday evening in the Seattle area my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

 

Jun 08, 2013 08:57 AM #6
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Anita,

This is exactly what I was thinking when up in the attic burning up from the heat.

Trust but verify the work. Pay for a completion/ compliance inspection. Peace of mind is worth a lot.

Have a great evening in the Warner Robins area.

Best, Clint McKie

Jun 08, 2013 09:00 AM #7
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Marc,

They were wanting to get done and get gone. That's my thinking anyway. They found a way to cut corners in the attic. Now it makes you wonder what else if anything had not been completed correctly.

Have a really good evening in State College Pa.

Best, Clint McKie

Jun 08, 2013 09:02 AM #8
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