Egress and the means of. Home inspection in Dexter New Mexico 88230
When I got the call for this inspection, the buyer wanted to know if I had an issue about driving "All the way to Dexter New Mexico".
Dexter New Mexico sits about ten miles south of Roswell New Mexico. I inspect homes in Roswell New Mexico, so driving to Dexter was not an issue. Only about 70 Miles.
The buyers asked if I charged a travel fee. I told them no and what the inspection fee would be. They were fine with that.
The reason I brought up the travel fee, was that many inspectors charge a travel fee if they have to travel outside their home town city limits.
You should have a set fee for an area. I do, any where within the TRI county area is a set fee.
Now on wards to the inspection. Egress is the means to get out of a room if there is ever a issue like a fire or another type of emergency.
When I got to inspecting the homes windows I had a lot of concerns about the conditions of the windows.
This home was built in 1984, but the builder which is often the case took the cheap route when building the home.
These windows would not open, close, operate, nor lock properly.
Take a look at this shot.
The window in this shot had dropped down when the Locks were un locked. The springs used to lift and lower the upper sash were to connected any more. If a child was below the window, it could have knocked them out if they would have been in the way of the dropping window.
See the fitting bracket in the middle of the frame? This is supposed to be connected to the spring to help the window go up and down with ease.
There was not a single window in the home that was not in full operation.
All three bedroom windows were not in operation and could not even be opened for means of egress.
The seller has a lot to do to make this home a presentable home for the markets.
(A couple of weeks ago there was a inspector from that area that was there and wrote a report that said there was no issues with the exterior windows, Really?)
This is why you always get a "FULL Home Inspection" by a certified inspector. For the peace of mind.
Call Clint at 1-575-706-5586
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