Hidden from sight Inspecting. Desert Sun Home Inspections Carlsbad N.M

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Hidden from sight Inspecting. Desert Sun Home Inspections Carlsbad N.M.

I was not going to even post today. I was up really late getting a report done for a Doctor and the 5,000 SQFT home I inspected yesterday.

When inspecting homes, we as inspectors find ourselves in many different situations when looking for things that are not correct with the installation of appliances.

Especially the built in appliances. In most of the homes i inspect, i do find where the installer wanted to save some time and not install the unit in the correct way. They think "IMO" this will never get inspected and rely on the local building inspectors to "Never look". In mos cases this is the case. Many of the issues I find could have been preventable.

Simply by having the local inspectors do the correct inspection at the time they were there to give the home a clean bil of health. And the C of O.

Here is what I found when inspecting the Range for a  buyer.

This was like this since day one, never inspected by the electrical inspector when the home was built.

Counter top range not connected properly.

This is the view of the counter top range when I inspected the range.

Sad to say, but the range was installed this way. Good for the sellers there had never been an issue of the wire nuts falling off and someone getting electricuted from pans hitting the bare wires under the range and in the cabinets.

This is the kind of stuff that makes me wonder if the local inspector even inspect at all.

 

Always get a professional certified home inspection.

 

If you are buying a home and want a very good home inspection. Call Clint McKie at 1-575-706-5586 Desert Sun Home Inspections can and will find the issues if there are any. We service Eddy, Lea and Chaves Counties in Southeast New Mexico.

See our ad in the Sunday Carlsbad Current Argus Real Estate section.

Have a great day every one.

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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?

Also included is a Appliance recallcheck and a 90 day warranty with all full home inspections.

When it comes to Quality home inspections. Simply put, we are the best.

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MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
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They also often forget to install the anti-tipping device to ranges.
Aug 02, 2013 04:05 PM #40
Rainmaker
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James Dray
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I see Sir Clint you have another ho-hum feature article,  Today is going to be a great day :)

Aug 02, 2013 08:16 PM #41
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Conrad Allen
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Hi Clint.  James is too funny but you have one of the highest ratios of blog to features that I follow.  I think for every 11 blogs you write one is a feature.

Aug 02, 2013 08:44 PM #42
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Vince Chinell
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Clint,  Another home run hit.  Glad to see you still have time to blog.  Have a great day, my friend.

 

Aug 02, 2013 09:44 PM #43
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Wayne Martin
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Clint, new does not mean done right. A home inspection is a must and in your area you are the man! Enjoy your day!

Aug 02, 2013 10:03 PM #44
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Carol-Ann Palmieri
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Hi Clint.    I can't count how many times, I hear that it the town inspector signed off so the home inspector must be wrong.  :)      

Aug 02, 2013 10:49 PM #45
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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Even if it were never inspected, used think that it would have been put in an electrical box for a sense of professionalism Clint.  :)

Aug 02, 2013 11:09 PM #46
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks, Clint, for sharing your experience and your photographs. We always recommend a professional home inspection.

Aug 03, 2013 12:53 AM #47
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Michelle,

I have to say there are very few ranges with the anti tipping devices installed.

Realtors don't even want it in the report. Makes it look bad for the buyer.

Have a great day in San Jose.

Best, Clint McKie

Aug 03, 2013 12:54 AM #48
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi James,

I hope so. I need to get done the Two reports from the inspections yesterday. Didn't work last night it was the Wife's birthday.

Have avery good day on the links in Rogers my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Aug 03, 2013 12:56 AM #49
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Conrad,

Thank you and I think your right. About every eleven or so posts I do get a featured post. Just trying to keep the readers interested.

Have a very fine Saturday in Webster .

Best, Clint McKie

Aug 03, 2013 12:57 AM #50
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Vince,

Good to see you back and commenting a little.

I have been really busy, but I do try and leave the time for the Active Rain Network.

If you don't post the members tend to forget about you. IMO.

Have a good day in Missouri.

Best, Clint McKie

Aug 03, 2013 12:59 AM #51
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Wayne.

Every home and I mean every home needs a home inspection when a buyer is buying it.

Never and I mean never buy a home without one.

Most that don't get a home inspection are collage degree buyers. Go figure.

Have a nice day in Fort Myers my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Aug 03, 2013 01:02 AM #52
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Carol,

I hear this all the time. I had one local inspector say to me to stop writing things up. It was making him look bad when the buyers would call the office and ask why. I still do.

Have a great day in Franklin.

Best, Clint McKie

Aug 03, 2013 01:07 AM #53
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Tom,

It goes something like this.

1. Do a job.

2. Cut corners to get done.

3. Knowing the job will not be inspected by the electrical inspector. Cut even more corners.

4. Get paid and then run.

That about sums it up.

Have a good day in the Sacramento area.

Best, Clint McKie

Aug 03, 2013 01:18 AM #54
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Roy,

There are a lot of reasons for getting a home inspection. This is a very good one.

Have a nice day in the Gaithersburg area today.

Best, Clint McKie

Aug 03, 2013 01:20 AM #55
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Matt Kombrink
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your post should be a must-read for any home buyer today.with all the renovation going on now a days a lot of flippers make things look good on the surface and nobody knows what's really Underneath.and yes everybody should have a home inspection done

Aug 03, 2013 05:06 AM #56
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

Good find.  I always look under things to make sure connections are inside a box, and that it's the right box!

Aug 03, 2013 09:39 PM #57
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Matt,

You are right. With the renovations going on the buyers or home owners need to have a lot of the

"TRUST BUT VERIFY INSPECTIONS". This way they can take care of any issues if found while the contractor is still on site.

Have a great day and thanks for the comment.

Best, Clint McKie

Aug 04, 2013 12:14 AM #58
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Jay,

And the proper grounding for the appliance. Notice there is not a ground wire to the range top?

Have a great day in Bristow my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Aug 04, 2013 12:15 AM #59
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