Building a home the right way. Venting is crucial.

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Home Inspector with Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections 10072923

Building a home the right way. Venting is crucial.

There are just too many of these homes I have been inspecting with the same issues when it comes to venting a home the proper way.

At Desert Sun Home Inspections in Carlsbad, New Mexico.

 We really try not to raise too many "red flags". We don't want to be known as an "alarmist' when it comes from a Realtor talking about how a home get's inspected by Desert Sun Home Inspections.

Many realtors ask me if that is really an issue? I tell them it is and that's why it's in the report.

I want to find nothing at all when inspecting homes.

I would love to have a really simple report that say's I could find no issues with the home inspected at....

But this is not the case in 99.99% of the homes I inspect.

Lets take a look at the venting for the bath, This should have never been passed by the local building inspector in the first place.

Look at this bath vent exhaust on the roof.

Candy cane exhaust vent on roof.

This candy cane design is not allowed according to code. There is no back flow preventer in the system.

The proper way to vent a roof exhaust vent is to use the proper venting equipment like this kit below.

Exhaust vent kit.

This is the proper venting kit to use. But I bet the builder was thinking using a couple of pieces of pipe and elbows was a lot cheaper than doing it the right way.

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Clint  McKie

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Comments (36)

Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Clint, you know it's really bad when even I can see that it's wrong!

Jan 07, 2014 05:03 AM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Mr. Bond.

I bet it would, for the year it was built. But there are probably things that I would recpmmed that you upgrade that may be outdated.

Have a good day in Ohio.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 07, 2014 07:36 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Conrad,

No Not a brand new home. But the codes for the venting were in place when built. Good eyes.

Have a nice day in Webster my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 07, 2014 07:38 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello Wayne,

Most buyers don't have a clue as to the way venting has to be or how to repair it.

And yes, always have a complete home inspection when buying a home.

Have a great day in Fort Myers today.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 07, 2014 07:39 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Ginny,

The bath vent is pictured. but the vent in the laundry room ceiling was not even vented to the exterior. Right into the attic. That was it.

Have a very good day in North Kingstown.

Best, Clint ckie

Jan 07, 2014 07:41 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Grant,

Most of the buyer's tell me that they never knew there was an issue with the homes I inspect. They don't have a clue what to look for.

Have a great day and thanks for the comment.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 07, 2014 07:43 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi James,

No not really. Just wanting the venting to be correct. Bad venting can lead to a lot of health issues.

Have a nice day in Rogers today.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 07, 2014 07:44 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Jay,

Points were probably given to the builder. I can hear the inspector say

"That'll work".

Have a great day in Bristow.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 07, 2014 08:04 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Michael,

Never know what we might find when inspecting homes.

Have a good day in Northern Virginia.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 07, 2014 08:05 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Scott.

This crappy work happens way too often. The JHA's need to do a better job when issuing the C of O.

Have a warmer day in Illinois my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 07, 2014 08:07 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Kat,

So true. many shortcuts taken when builders want to save money on just about anything in ans on the home.

Have a nice day today in Monroe.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 07, 2014 08:09 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Tom,

And something that would not have passed a few years ago when the home was built either. The JHA missed it if they even inspected the home when it was so called done.

Have a nice day in Placerville my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 07, 2014 08:10 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Randy,

Just passing on what inspectrs and Realtors need to look for when inspecting homes.

Have a very good day today and thanks for the comment.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 07, 2014 08:12 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Richie,

Many buyers never know what lurks when buying a home. Get a full home inspection even on new homes.

Have a great day in Riverside California.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 07, 2014 08:13 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Rosie,

Very well said. More information needs to be given out to the builders and the buyers.

Have a nice day in Sugarland today.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 07, 2014 08:15 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Joe,

It's the same way here in New Mexico. Not a code inspection but if there are issues they need to be taken care if.

Have a good day in Oklahoma.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 07, 2014 08:35 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Adrian,

I can hear the builder say "I have some piping in the shop, use that".

Have a great day in Seattle my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 07, 2014 08:37 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Connie,

There are times when it's right out in the open for all to see clearly. Not good.

Have a great day in Nashville.

 

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 07, 2014 08:38 PM
Juan Jimenez
A House on a Rock Home Inspections LLC - Richmond, VA
The Richmond Home Inspector

What the heck is that? I bet the builder never inspected his sub's work, and I bet the building inspector never even got on the roof.

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

Hi Juan,

And I bet you are right. The JHA's needs to do a better job.

Have a good day in Richmond.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 09, 2014 08:21 PM