Access able washer connections. What if there is an issue?

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Access able washer connections. What if there is an issue?

I like to list Issues I find when inspecting a home for a buyer or seller. By like I mean when I find an issue, I want to make sure it makes it into the report for the client to review with their agent.

At Desert Sun Home Inspections in Carlsbad, New Mexico.

We do just that. List the issues for the client to hash out with the seller.

But what of the seller say's what you listed in the report is not right? I hear this from time to time and end up finding the right answer for the seller.

In this case the utility room was in an addition on the east side of the home.

The washer was installed correctly.

But the drain was missing. At least not visible where the connection as in the wall.

This is what I found and wrote up as an issue for the buyer.

Closed up drain area for washer.

I was told there was a lot of air coming in and the seller wanted to stop the air.

But the drain is no longer access able for the owner to check for draining issues of the drain was to become plugged.

This needs to be made access able again.

The crazy things sellers do without thinking of the consequences.

 

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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: Clearly an Uncle Bob effort. Pay now or pay later, but you will end up paying.

Jan 04, 2014 11:16 PM #3
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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
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Clint:  Taking shortcuts or not installing things properly catches up with you.  This is a great example of that fact ...

I've shared on Pinterest, Twitter ... with the hopes that seeing this will benefit someone ...

Gene

Jan 04, 2014 11:27 PM #4
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Cindy Edwards
RE/MAX Checkmate - Johnson City, TN
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 Information is king.  You can only give them what they need.  After that it is up to buyers and sellers.

Jan 05, 2014 12:45 AM #5
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Rob Thomas
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Clint ...That's definitely an issue ...Keep up the great work in Carlsbad!

HAVE A GREAT NIGHT!

Jan 05, 2014 06:42 AM #6
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Adrian Willanger
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Clint-that's what I like about you, you just call them as you see them.

 

Best-Adrian

Jan 05, 2014 07:16 AM #7
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James Dray
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It's like the bridge to nowhere its the drain hose to nowhere.  It's cold outside at 2 with a high today of 11. 

Jan 05, 2014 07:21 PM #8
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Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Clint.  Great idea with dumb results.

Jan 05, 2014 07:45 PM #9
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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 think your right. No access means that it needs to be repaired and access able for the buyers.

Have a good week in Warner Robins.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 05, 2014 09:41 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 Gene,

This is why I post on Active Rain, I am trying to get the word out for Realtors to be a little more informed.

Thanks for spreading the news.

Have a good day in Chicago my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 05, 2014 09:43 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 Cindy,

This is very true. Information can make or break a deal. I just hope the buyers have the issue s taken care of.

Have a nice day in Johnson City.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 05, 2014 09:45 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 Rob,

I'm trying to. I still have a long way to go to get a lot more inspections.

Have a very good day and a warmer one in Bristol my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 05, 2014 09:46 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 Adrian,

Is there any other way to call it? If it's not correct, then it's an issue.

Have a great day in the Seattle areas.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 05, 2014 09:47 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 James,

I know the drain goes somewhere. Just no access if there is ever a drain issue.

The cold is gripping most of the nation. Stay indoors unless you really have to get out and about.

Have a warmer day in Rogers my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 05, 2014 09:49 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 Conrad,

Good comment. There is more than one way to skin a cat.

Have a good day in Wester my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 05, 2014 09:50 PM #16
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks, Clint, for sharing this situation and your photographs. We always recommend a professional home inspection.

Jan 05, 2014 10:53 PM #17
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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Sellers do not need to be doing these repairs themselves. Calling in an expert the first time will avoid these sloppy and incorrectly done jobs. Hve a good week.

Jan 05, 2014 11:05 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 Roy,

Always get a full  home inspection. The buyers will thank the inspector if issues are found.

Have a great day in Gaithersburg.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 05, 2014 11:10 PM #19
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello Debbie,

The repair looks like crap, the drain is now not access able and the buyer is not very happy. But what can you do I only inspect the homes and report the findings.

Have a great day in the Clarksville area today. Stay warm.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 05, 2014 11:12 PM #20
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Donald Hester
NCW Home Inspections, LLC - Wenatchee, WA
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Clint, Looks like there was a big patch there at some point. Would not be fun if that thing started backing up there.

Jan 06, 2014 12:43 AM #21
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Donald,

That's the whole reason to have it an issue. If there ever was a drain issue, then there would be no access to the drain. A crap situation for sure.

Have a great day in The Great Northwest my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 06, 2014 01:44 AM #22
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