Another "What the" day. Home inspections in Hobbs New Mexico

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Another "What the" day. Home inspections in Hobbs New Mexico.

 At Desert Sun Home Inspections in Carlsbad New Mexico.

We find issues with homes that we simply should not find.

Take for instance this home.

Stat's on the home. An adobe style flat roofed home with 2,500 square foot. Full ten foot ceilings in the home.

This home was built in 2008. C of O was issued in 2008.

So why should there be any issues with this home?

There is only one explanation on why the home has issues.

This home is a clear example of the local building inspectors not doing the job they were hired to do.

Lets see what isd going on with this home. there are Three bathrooms. Two of them have a exhaust vent.

The master bath has no exhaust vent. The master bath has no operational window either.

If a bath has no operational window, then the bath must have a exhaust fan installed.

This bath had neither. These are code violations. Simple codes to follow. But not installed by the builder or caught by the local building inspector.

Take a look at the window for the master bath.

Glass block window in master bath.

This glass block window is not an operational window. This means the bath has to have an exhaust fan installed.

The rest of the homes exhaust fans were not ran to the exterior of the home. They are terminated in the attic.

I looked and looked but could find no exit for the venting. Then I went into the very limited space in the attic. This is what I found when in the attic.

Take a look at the vent tubing.

Bath vented to attic.

I find these issues all the time. My question is why do I?

The attic has about a four foot space. There was not any venting for the attic. None at all.

Why was this not addressed by the local building inspector?

Some inspections leave me dumbfounded.


When buying a home in Carlsbad, New Mexico. Do yourself a favor and call Clint McKie at 1-575-706-5586,

As owner of Desert Sun home Inspections I will do the inspection the right way the first time every time.

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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Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Clint: You would think seeing these same issues on a continuous basis you could report them to a local or state board. 

Nov 04, 2013 10:42 PM #1
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Anita,

I looked into this a while back. Thsi would bring a lot of pressure to me from the building inspectors and the builders and also the Realtors.

Better to list in the report the issues and let them hash it out.

Have a great day in Warner Robins.

Best, clint McKie

Nov 04, 2013 11:11 PM #2
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

It was not addressed because the "inspector" did not do an inspection!

I bet they made sure the GFIs worked, and the smoke detector.  That doesn't take any time!

Nov 05, 2013 08:42 AM #3
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