And there are MOLD issues. Desert Sun Inspections Carlsbad, New Mexico

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And there are MOLD issues. Desert Sun Inspections Carlsbad, New Mexico.

When getting a home inspection in Southeast New Mexico.

Many times I hear from the buyer that they are concerned about a certain place in the home that may or may not have a mold issue.

I listen intently when I am talking to the buyer. Their concerns are number one when I inspect a home for their purchase.

Their concerns are now my concerns.

Let's take a look at the homes issues.

Here we have three of the four exhaust vents in the attic that are not connected to the exterior as intended.

Dis connected vent pipe.

Notice the duct tape? This is never a good idea when in the attic where tempratures can reach as much as 180 degrees. Notice the mold growth by the rafter?

Here we have a chimney that is leaking. There is a small anount of mold on the ceiling above the fire place.

The problem here is that when they built the home they nearlymissed on all the staples when installing the trim out for the chimney.

The Issue here was that when the buuilder installed the trim. Nearly all the staples used to secure the trim was missed. Only two staples were actually holding anything in place.

Bad siding on slope.

With this picture, you can see why there is a leak. The slope was flashed properly but not sealed properly.

There is water stains on the interior of the home in this area.

 

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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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John Handschuh ABR SRES
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Hello Clint,

Mold is a huge issue with any home. Unfortunately too many people ignore the early signs of possible mold. A visual check around the home will help in prevention. Or have your home inspected every few years. Then you would have a good idea of potential future problems that can be eliminated.

 

 

Make it a great day !!

Dec 01, 2013 12:40 AM #3
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Barbara Hensley
RE/MAX Properties - Rockwall, TX
Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas

Clint, mold can result in health treating things when breathing all the tainted air. 

Dec 01, 2013 04:46 AM #4
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Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
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Mold can be trouble, Clint, so it is best to get warning and have the area handled properly.

Dec 01, 2013 06:31 AM #5
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Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Clint ...Mold is never a good thing, but as long as we have great inspectors out there people will be safe!

Dec 01, 2013 07:49 AM #6
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Debbie Reynolds
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Thank goodness for home inspectors that find the source of things like this. Many times is was something small that should have been done that caused all the problems.

Dec 01, 2013 08:18 AM #7
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 Good morning, Clint. It sure is amazing what we find during the course of the home inspection, isn't it?

Dec 01, 2013 05:44 PM #8
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

That siding is way too close to the shingles.  And it looks like Lousiana Pacific?  Did you have the LP problem out there?

Dec 01, 2013 06:05 PM #9
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Clint, as always your posts suggest "for your protection get a home inspection!" Enough said!

Dec 01, 2013 08:18 PM #10
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Mr. Bond.

I don't like it when the buyers say's I think there is mold. Makes me feel like there needs to be a very intensive inspection.

Have a good day in Ohio.

Best, Clint McKie

Dec 01, 2013 09:24 PM #11
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Anita,

I'm sure this place was inspected when it was built. But many local inspectors are not doing the inspections correctly.

Have a great day in Warner Robins.

Best, Clint McKie

Dec 01, 2013 09:26 PM #12
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi John,

So true, It's hard to sell a maintenance inspection around here, even home inspections are not that great when it comes to new housing.

Have a great day in  Horsham, Pa.

Best, Clint McKie

Dec 01, 2013 09:28 PM #13
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello Barbara,

You are right. Mold can cause all kinds of health related issues.

Have the home inspected then have the issues resolved no matter the cost.

Have a nice week ahead in Rockwall Texas.

Best, Clint McKie

Dec 01, 2013 09:30 PM #14
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Toni,

Mold can cause all kinds of problems. Some homes are so bad the owners have to move out.

Have a good day in Trinity, Florida.

Best, Clint McKie

Dec 01, 2013 09:32 PM #15
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Rob,

I most cases when inspecting for mold. We inspectors can usually find the issues causing the mold. That's what we were at the home for in the first place right.

Have a nice day and week ahead in Bristol my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Dec 01, 2013 09:34 PM #16
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Debbie,

One small leak can cause a lot of mold. Especially when it rains a lot  like in your area of the country.

Have a nice day in Clarksville.

Best, Clint McKie

Dec 01, 2013 09:35 PM #17
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Michael.

The fun never stops as we move forward with home inspections. It seems on every inspection there is that one "Special thing" that makes us raise the eye brows. LOL

Have a great day in Brentwood.

Best, Clint McKie

 

Dec 01, 2013 09:37 PM #18
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Jay,

Not that many homes with the LA siding here in New Mexico. But the homes I do inspect have issues. I do believe the time to recall has expired. Now on the home owner to repair or replace.

Have a great day in Bristow.

Best, Clint mcKie

Dec 01, 2013 09:39 PM #19
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Wayne,

Well said. How do I stress the importance of getting a home inspection when there are  still a lot of Realtors who think no inspection on new housing.

Have a nice week ahead in Fort Myers.

Best, Clint McKie

Dec 01, 2013 09:41 PM #20
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

Mold can be a concern when moisture is being introduced into an area like an attic, or leaking through a poorly constructed area. A good inspector can found these spots for correction Clint.

Dec 04, 2013 09:54 PM #21
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Tom.

Your right. A good inspector will find the issues. Just like a good contractor can fix the issues such as yourself.

Have a good day in Placerville.

Best, Clint McKie

Dec 05, 2013 02:41 AM #22
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