Attic Electrical issues. Home inspection in Hobbs New Mexico.

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Attic Electrical issues.  Home inspection in Hobbs New Mexico.

So many times when Desert Sun Home Inspections inspects a home there are issues with the attic electrical system.

These out of sight and out of mind places like the attic and the crawl spaces really are the places that I find have a number of electrical issues.

I would bet money that the installer was thinking that the electrical work done in these areas would never be inspected by any one.

Take a look at this area of the attic that was a "new source of power".

Power line not correct at exhaust fan.

This fan was replaced, but not attached correctly to the power supply. Who is going to see the issues in the attic? The home inspector that's who.

Plug under sink.

This plug under the sink is not on a GFCI or GFI circuit.

Plus the cover is missing.

How many times do we find issue's like these? All the time. Uncle Bob has been really busy everywhere in the U.S.

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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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Roy Kelley
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Thanks, Clint, for sharing your experience and your photographs. We always recommend a professional home inspection.

Jan 19, 2014 10:29 PM #1
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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: It is high time that Uncle Bob and all his minions retired and left the business to qualified professionals! ;-)

Jan 19, 2014 11:04 PM #2
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Adrian Willanger
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Clint-it's always nice for you to share what you see during an inspection and of course your explanations and comments are always very good. 

 

Best-Adrian

Jan 19, 2014 11:12 PM #3
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Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
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Look forward to your posts Clint. Thanks for sharing your experiences

have a great day

Rob

Jan 20, 2014 02:38 AM #4
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Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
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I hope Uncle Bob never joins AR, Clint. No-one here will have anything to do with him. 

Jan 20, 2014 04:43 AM #5
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Clint- it's Uncle Bob again!  I don't want anyone but a professional working on my electrical units around my house!

Jan 20, 2014 08:10 AM #6
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
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These are some very common and potentially dangerous electrical issues Clint. It is best to find them and have them corrected; many of these are quite simple to have done.

Jan 20, 2014 08:36 AM #7
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Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
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Good morning, Clint. Far too often, electrical contractors take shortcuts because they must feel that no one will find out.

Jan 20, 2014 06:08 PM #8
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Roy,

Just passing on a few thoughts for the day.

Have a good day in Gaithersburg.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 20, 2014 06:54 PM #9
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello Anita,

Even the pro's need to do the job correctly. Many do not.

Have a nice day in Warner Robins.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 20, 2014 06:56 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 Adrian,

Giving Realtors a way to learn without going back to school. LOL

Have a great day in Seattle.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 20, 2014 06:57 PM #11
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello Rob,

Finding issues and reporting them is my job. This way the buyer can make that informed decision.

Have a great day in Bristol my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 20, 2014 06:59 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 Toni,

I think you are right. But then he would complain about the lack of support from the members.

Have a good day in Trinity.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 20, 2014 07:01 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 Kathy,

That would be the best course of action. But even the pro's need to be properly inspected by a unbiased inspector.

Have a great day in Delray Beach.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 20, 2014 07:02 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 Tom,

Simple but sure could be a problem for the owners in the right situation. Take the time and do the job right.

Have a nice day in Placerville.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 20, 2014 07:03 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 Michael,

I think you are correct. They think no one will see it. So they take the short cuts hoping no one will ever see the work. But never thinking of a home inspection.

Have a great day in Brentwood.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 20, 2014 07:05 PM #16
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Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
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Hi Clint.  Out of sight and out of mind can be dangerous.

Jan 20, 2014 07:33 PM #17
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Conrad,

This seems to happen all the time. No attention to detail.

Have a great day in Webster my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 20, 2014 07:46 PM #18
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

Things like this will never change.  At least in the attic there was no insulation to get in the way of that fan.

That was facetious, of course.

Jan 21, 2014 07:09 AM #19
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Jay,

This sure get's old when inspecting. Way too many uncle Bob's out there for my taste.

Have a nice day in Bristow my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 21, 2014 11:21 PM #20
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