Twilight Zone, the attic. Too many issues for a brand new home.

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Home Inspector with Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections 10072923

Twilight Zone, the attic. Too many issues for a brand new home.

Getting a new home inspections has been a real challenge for Desert Sun Home Inspections in Carlsbad New Mexico.

But when the buyers have the foresight to call for a new home inspection, they did the right thing.

When inspecting this new home. The attic was like the twilight Zone.

There were just too many issues right from the start of the attic area's inspection.

Firts thing I noticed when I went up the ladder was the electrical boxes.

Open junction box in attic.Open switch box in attic.

Here is a look at the Two boxes in the Attic that have no covers on them. And what's with the extra line in the junction box that was live but unused.

The blown in insulation was another story. They had blown the insulation every where. And I do mean everywhere.

Insulation everywhere on furnace.Exhaust vent to attic.

Take a look at the furnace and the furnace pan under the furnace. Plus the bath fans were not vented to the exterior of the home. There are four of these fans in the home and all terminated in the attic. There was even missing insulation on the stem walls for the inverted ceilings.

There was no walk way for the access to the furnace. Only trusse's to walk on.

When did the local building inspector inspect this home? There was not a permit located in the window of the home any where. I think the builder had removed the permit after the "LAST" inspection and the C of O was rendered for the home.

This is why you always get a "New Home Inspection" by a Honest certified inspector. For the peace of mind. Call Clint at 1-575-706-5586

Have a great day every one.

 

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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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Comments (82)

Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Jay,

I knew that. Some things make you wnt to pull your hair out.

Have a nice day in Bristow.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 07, 2014 09:44 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Than,

There are  lot of C of O's issued without the proper inspections. This has been a concern for me for years.

Have a great day in Oklahoma.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 07, 2014 09:49 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Myrl,

This si a classic example on why you do get a new home inspected. Not the first new home I had found issues with.

Have a great day in Sacramento.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 07, 2014 09:51 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Scott,

You mean the egress issues? Now the windows have to be changed.

Enjoy the spring in Illinois.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 07, 2014 09:52 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Laura.

No one wants to unless they have a full disclosure and not going to reapir anything.

Have a great day in Manhatten.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 07, 2014 09:59 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello James,

In this case they were really surprised.

Have a good day in Rogers my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 07, 2014 09:59 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Debbie,

I think some changes were made after the initial inspector was there. Unknown if they even looked in the attic. Most don't.

Have a nice day in New York.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 07, 2014 10:01 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Conrad,

Yes they did. They need more training on how to add insulation correctly.

Have a fine day in Webster.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 07, 2014 10:02 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Looks like some sloppy work putting that house together!  

Apr 07, 2014 11:32 PM
Karen Mathers - REALTOR®
Keller Williams Vero Beach - Vero Beach, FL
When it Matters, Choose Mathers! 772-532-3221

Wow, that is very unsettling.  Buyer's assume a new home is all in order, and clearly that is not always the case.  It's a shame some builders lack pride in their work.

Apr 08, 2014 12:04 AM
Jill Saddler
Draper, UT
Draper Utah Real Estate Professional - 25 years+!

Yikes - twilight zone indeed!!

Apr 08, 2014 03:29 AM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Kat,

Most of the issues were in the attic areas, Time to make repairs now.

Have a great day in Monroe.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 08, 2014 09:36 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Karen.

I think it was lack of experience for those who worked in the attic, from the insulation to the electrical guys.

Have a nice day in Vero Beach.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 08, 2014 09:38 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello Jill,

Yes it was. More to the issues than just in the post.

Have a very good day in Utah.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 08, 2014 09:40 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Wow! All of these things could have been missed without a professional home inspection.

 

Apr 08, 2014 09:58 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Roy,

So true. How many buyers actually go into the attic. nd if they did, would know what they were looking at anyway?

Have a nice day in Gaithersburg.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 08, 2014 10:04 PM
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Clint ...WOW ...you really got the comments on this one! Looks like a mess to me.

This one area would make a great chapter in your book!

Have a great day in Carlsbad!

Apr 08, 2014 10:21 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Rob,

Yes this would be a good one to add to the book.

Have a nice day in Bristol my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 08, 2014 10:45 PM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

 Hello Clint ... How did you know that Vegas Bob loves the old "Twilight Zone" television programs? Great post and yes this does look like the Twilight Zone ...  crazy-scary photos. Your post has been featured to the group:

CUSTOMER SERVICE

VB 

Apr 12, 2014 01:07 AM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Vegas Bob,

It was like the twilight zone up there. These guys were really good at being bad.

Have a great evening in Las Vegas.

Best, Clint Mckie

Apr 12, 2014 08:02 AM