Disposals and the improper way to connect them.
It's simply amazing what I find when inspecting homes.
We find all kinds of issues with homes and the safety aspect of the issues we find.
Take into account a garbage disposal that was no doubt installed by "Uncle Bob or his nephew Rufuss".
Now that Uncle Bob is really getting up there in age, I really think that his nephew Rufuss is starting to take over the repairs his Uncle Bob has been doing for a life time.
Lets take a look at the garbage disposal and see what we found when inspecting this home. This disposal had a number of issues. Way too many for a simple plug in and go.
The very first thing I saw was the switch for the disposal. See where it's located? And no cover for the switch.
Then we get a good look at the Disposal and the way the unit was installed.
Here we have the same thing for the plug under the sink. No plug cover. And not on a GFCI circuit.
Never mind the exposed wiring held in place by a protected staple. That's the minor deal under this sink.
Next thing is the way the plug in cord was ran to the disposal. The cord was actually too short. So the cord got spliced in mid flight to the disposal.
Why use such a short cord when installing a disposal?
Uncle bob has taught Rufuss, his nephew very well.
But wait there is one more picture that makes this install perfect. Perfectly absurd.
The way the wiring was connected to the unit under the disposal. Take a look at this.
All I could think of was "Holy cow", and a couple of other choice words I can't put in a post. The wire connection has a total of Three issues. That makes this disposal with a total of Six issues alone.
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.
Have a great day every one.