Remodeling? Finish the work before you sell the home. Home inspection.

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Remodeling? Finish the work before you sell the home. Home inspection.

At Desert Sun Home Inspections in Carlsbad,New Mexico.

At a recent home inspection for the buyer. I ran across a bath that was being remodeled.

The contractors were there and they were working on the second bath. the first bath was (finished according to them).

That famous line of

"we'll be done in a couple of days".

Right I thought as I was looking over what had been completed to date.

This contractor had no signs on the truck or the trailer. HMMMM. Makes you wonder.

The first so called finished bath I inspected was pretty good. Attention to detail was good as well.

This is what the client of the contractor could see any way.

When I get into the attic. This was another story. the ceiling in the bath was replaced along with a new install for the light ceiling fan combo.

So what was wrong with the first bath?


All of the insulation was pushed back and never re installed. Now they need to get this resolved.

Then there was the "Infamous bath exhaust Vent".

Why is it so hard to complete the job the right way?

Vent fan for bath.

You can clearly see that the vent is not connected to anything at all. Just terminates in the attic and already discoloring the sheet rock that had been installed. Notice the support framing in the way? The fan will need to be turned around in order for the venting to be connected so you won't cut the support.

Exhaust vent in attic not connected.

Not a good situation when it comes to the Contractor getting the job done the right way.

Remember to get a "Trust but verify inspection" of you are betting work done to your home. these issues could have been avaoided if this seller did have a "Trust but verify Inspection".

 

Call Desert Sun Home Inspections in Carlsbad, New Mexico. If you are planning to buy or sell a home in Southeastern New Mexico. Call Clint McKie at 1-575-706-5586.

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?

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Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
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Hi Toni,

If this home was not being sold. The issues would ahve been there till the home was sold. Then too little too late.

Have a good day by the bay today.

Best, Clint McKie

Oct 10, 2013 03:13 AM #17
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
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HI Dorie,

It's one of those things that if you don't, there will be issues. if you do you may find nothing. The chance you take.

Have a nice day in Canyon Creek Texas.

Best, Clint McKie

Oct 10, 2013 03:15 AM #18
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
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Hi Roy,

I could not agree more. Everything needs to be inspected these days.

Have a nice evening in Gaithersburg.

Best, Clint McKie

Oct 10, 2013 03:16 AM #19
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Mike,

They didn't  even think about it. I asked if they were done up on the roof and they said yes we were.

RED FLAG No exhaust vent.

Have a nice day in Winchester. Thanks for the comment.

Best, Clint McKie

Oct 10, 2013 03:18 AM #20
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Debbie,

Like that's going to happen. These guys looked like they needed a job. Not contractors.

Have a nice evening in New York.

Best, Clint McKie

Oct 10, 2013 03:20 AM #21
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Ginny,

But the sad part is very, very little work actually gets inspected by a third party.

Have a good day in North Kingstown.

Best, Clint McKie

Oct 10, 2013 03:21 AM #22
Rainmaker
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Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Kathy,

Not if it is in the attic. You can't see it unless your in the attic. How many home owners go in the attic?

Then realize what they are looking at is wrong?

Have a nice day and thanks for the comment.

Best, Clint McKie

Oct 10, 2013 03:23 AM #23
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hey Tom,

I have not seen the first one that works worth a darn. They need to change brands. LOL

Have a good day in Sacramento.

Best, Clint McKie

Oct 10, 2013 03:33 AM #24
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi David,

I really bet they repair the venting to the correct way. I told them how to do it the right way. They have about three weeks till closing.

Have a great day in Atlanta.

Best, Clint McKie

Oct 10, 2013 03:36 AM #25
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Joan,

I did get the pictures re added. They just dissapeared and I had to re install them.

Have a great day in Denver.

Best, Clint McKie

Oct 10, 2013 03:39 AM #26
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Steven Cook
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Clint -- they did a great job of cleaning out the insulation.  Now it will be interesting to see if they do as good a job in replacing it, after they get the vent issue resolved.

Oct 10, 2013 04:55 AM #27
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Adrian Willanger
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Clint,

They must think that people will never go into the attic to see what what the work looks like. Thanks for the photos.

Best-Adrian

Oct 10, 2013 07:10 AM #28
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Clint, it's sad that people cannot rely on contractors doing a job correctly that they are being paid to do.  Most people would not think to check.

Oct 10, 2013 12:18 PM #29
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James Dray
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I like that Trust But Verify motto you began using.  Need to put that on your sign for the side of your truck. 

Oct 10, 2013 07:48 PM #30
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Conrad Allen
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Hi Clint.  Do you ever find good workmanship?

Oct 10, 2013 09:22 PM #31
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Steven,

I think a big part of the insulation was that it was being blown out of the way. But there was a huge area that had nothing. Install the venting now that the area is cleared out.

Have a great day in Federal Way.

Best, Clint McKie

Oct 10, 2013 10:21 PM #32
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Adrian,

And most people will not. That's why it's so important to get a, Trust but verify inspection.

Have a good day in the Seattle area.

Best, Clint McKie

Oct 10, 2013 10:23 PM #33
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Silvia.

And this happens all the time. Sad yes, but a "Trust but verify inspection" would be the answer.

Have a nice day and thanks for the comment.

Best, Clint McKie

Oct 10, 2013 10:25 PM #34
Rainmaker
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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 have been using the phrase for many years. And yes I should add it to the Truck to advertise a bit more.

Have a great day in Rogers my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Oct 10, 2013 10:29 PM #35
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hello Conrad,

Yes i do from time to time. but i have to report all the bad stuff. No one wants to see a door that is installed correctly. Right?

Have a nice day in Webster today.

Best, Clint McKie

Oct 10, 2013 10:30 PM #36
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