Crawl space issues abound. Desert Sun Home Inspections Carlsbad N.M.

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Crawl space issues abound. Desert Sun Home Inspections Carlsbad N.M.

When inspecting homes for buyers, I often run into a crawl space or attic's with multiple issues. Out of sight out of mind I often say.

In many cases the plumbers and electricians never expect an inspection of their work. This leads to less than a professional job.

Starting off with the entrance to the crawl space we can see the entrance is in dis repair and needs to be replaced.

Bad crawl space access door.

Getting into this crawl space was a challenge. There was only about 12 inches between the floor joists and the ground.

But the visit was well worth the effort when it comes to the report for the buyers.

In this shot you can see there is a corroded water line that was re worked in a recent plumbing upgrade. But there is a leak in the corroded fitting.

Leak in water line fitting.

This fitting needs to be re worked as soon as possible before a catastrophic failure occurs in the crawl space.

Another AH HA moment was when I traced the water heater TRV line into the crawl space.

Take a look at how the line terminates in this shot.

TRV line into crawl space.

This TRV line is not connected to any drain or to the exterior of the home.

In fact you can see the line is not even below the floor joists. There is a issue with the waht seems to be a slow leak in the TRV valve as well. This water heater was installed by a licensed plumber in 2011.

 

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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
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Barbara,

Thanks for the shout out. I don't know of any Realtors who go into the attic's or crawl spaces.

Have a great Saturday in Rockwall Texas.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 03, 2014 06:59 PM #9
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hello Kat,

It's all part of inspecting homes. We want to get the full story for the buyer.

Have a nice day in Monroe.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 03, 2014 07:00 PM #10
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Kathleen,

I think that is what is happening here in town with the  Cake inspector. But i have no proof of course. Thanks for featuring this post in Bannanatube.

Have a good day in San Jose California

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 03, 2014 07:02 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 Juan,

When I was in Michigan, most of the homes had a basement or crawl space. A lot of crappy things and work in those places.

Have a nice day in Richmond.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 03, 2014 07:04 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 David,

There are a lot of inspectors that will not enter. They say it's way too dangerous. How do they sleep at night?

Have a good day in the Atlanta areas.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 03, 2014 07:06 PM #13
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Anita,

There are some Realtors who actually want a really good inspection. Some and most say they do, but in the end very few really want to get a very good inspection.

Have a great day in Warner Robins.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 03, 2014 07:07 PM #14
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Adrian.

I find a ton of issues in attic's and crawl spaces. Even on homes that were inspected Two weeks earlier by another inspector.

Have a good day in Seattle my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 03, 2014 07:09 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 Toni,

You are a scared cat LOL! I don't blame you a bit.

Have a great day and an even better 2014 in Trinity Florida.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 03, 2014 07:11 PM #16
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Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
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It is a good thing that you are long and lean Clint.  12" wow!

Jan 03, 2014 07:53 PM #17
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James Dray
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Morning Clint, That sir is why I highly suggest my buyers get a home inspection.

Jan 03, 2014 07:59 PM #18
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Clint, most won't fit through that space! That must be their excuse! Enjoy your day!

Jan 03, 2014 08:47 PM #19
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 Good morning, Clint. The crawlspace! The final frontier! It is a place were few homeowners and realtors fear to go! However, it is the place that can make or break most deals. Talk about out of sight and out of mind…

Jan 03, 2014 08:51 PM #20
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
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That dissimilar metal contact works every time.  And the plastic in that one photo does not appear to be CPVC.  What is it?

Jan 03, 2014 09:16 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 Conrad,

I was tight and I mean tight in there. But not to the point of getting stuck.

Have a great day in Webster.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 03, 2014 09:18 PM #22
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi James,

An inspector that will inspect attic's and crawl spaces as well. Good advice for your buyers.

Have a nice warm day inside in Rogers my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 03, 2014 09:20 PM #23
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Wayne,

This excuse is used all the time. I try always to get the best inspection  can. I might not like what I have to do at times. But it's best for the buyers.

Have a fine day in Fort Myers.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 03, 2014 09:22 PM #24
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Michael,

So true. There can and usually are a lot of issues in these areas.

Have a great day in Brentwood.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 03, 2014 09:23 PM #25
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Jay,

Just a simple PVC water line and fitting. Nothing more. O.K. for use on cold water lines.

Have a good day in the Bristow areas today.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 03, 2014 09:25 PM #26
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Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
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I would be claustrophobic

Jan 04, 2014 07:52 PM #27
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Conrad,

I get that way too. Some places are just too small for me to get into.

Have a good day in Webster today.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 04, 2014 08:57 PM #28
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