Building a home the right way. Venting is crucial.

Real Estate Agent with Serving Sugar Land, Richmond, Rosenberg, Missouri City

This is just another reason why inspections are so crucial. Buyers should never waive an inspection even if it is a newly constructed home because some builders cut corners to save money on construction costs all for the purpose of mass production and maximizing their bottom line. 

Proper ventilation is so important to prevent excessive moisture buildup in your home.  Too much moisture can lead to mold formation which can lead to respiratory illness like asthma which can cause death. 

Bottom line:  Before you purchase a home, make sure you have a licensed inspector examine it.

Original content by Clint Mckie 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.


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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Comments (7)

Dagny Eason
Dagny's Real Estate - Wilton, CT
Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo

Thanks so much for reblog- I would have missed this!!   

Jan 07, 2014 12:22 AM
Dagny Eason
Dagny's Real Estate - Wilton, CT
Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo

Venting is one of the things that builders seem to want to " cheat on" almost very time, isn't it?

Jan 07, 2014 12:23 AM
Rosie Moore
Serving Sugar Land, Richmond, Rosenberg, Missouri City - Sugar Land, TX

Yep! Don't assume the builder has your best interest at heart. I always advise buyers to hire their own inspector and not rely on the builder's inspector.

Jan 07, 2014 09:16 AM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Rosie,

The more the word gets out the better. Thanks for the re post.

Have a wonderful day in the Nashville areas.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 07, 2014 08:40 PM
Steve and Eleanor Thorne
Equity Resources, NMLS 60596 - Clayton, NC
Mortgage Loan Johnston County

We agree that Home Inspections are a very important part of the home buying process! First Time Home Buyers are sometimes worried - but we remind them that they are paying someone to FIND issues with the home.  Another great reason to use a seasoned Real Estate Professional to help walk you through the process - and the negotiations as issues come up!

Jan 08, 2014 01:03 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


This is a great discussion and the home inspections are crucial to any real estate one buys.  A

Jan 08, 2014 12:25 PM
Eric Galuppo
Real Estate Rev - More Leads Means More Revenue

I believe the home inspection isn’t only for old houses, but to newly constructed as well.


Thanks for re-blogging this Rosie because I missed this post.

Jan 14, 2014 12:38 AM