Is Stainless Steel Really Stainless?

Reblogger Barbara Todaro
Services for Real Estate Pros with RE/MAX Executive Realty 104763
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Is Stainless Steel Really Stainless?  great blog post to read....thanks, Jay.

Original content by Jay Markanich 3380-000723

Is Stainless Steel Really Stainless?

Well, no.  It would be better to call it stain less, with two words.

It can be stained!

This is a stainless steel kitchen sink in BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION.

We were doing the final walk through inspection.

The kitchen sink had small brown stains all over it.  They would not come out.  Running water and trying a rag did not remove the stains.  I have to think the cleaners tried also.

So, what stains stainless steel?  The list includes many things, and this is not exhaustive:

  • Sulfuric acid
  • Muriatic acid
  • Chlorine (pure bleach or a stronger bleach product)
  • Glue products that contain cadmium
  • Wood polish and cleaners
  • Paint strippers that contain benzene
  • Household cleaners containing methanol

Obviously these stains were caused during construction.  I expect the only solution (no pun intended) was to replace the sink.  I'm sure the builder loved that.

People often ask me if this or that is a good builder.  My answer?  It depends on the supervisor on site EVERY DAY (if he's not beware) and the subs they use (again, beware!).  If the builder employs a lot of what I call "7-11 Construction" then the work is even less professional or careful.  People who don't understand what they are doing or anything about the chemicals and products they are told to use then damage can and will be done.

My recommendation:  hire a home inspector for a pre-drywall and final walk through on new construction!  This is an old song, and you will hear from the builder that these inspections are "unnecessary."  After all, the builders say, there have already been hundreds of inspections!  Even the local jurisdiction does inspections!  Don't count on that.  And in Northern Virginia I suggest that you insist on Jay Markanich!

 

Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC  

Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.

Office (703) 330-6388   Cell (703) 585-7560

www.jaymarinspect.com


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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
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Thanks, Barbara, for your attention!  Not many will read the post, and your reblog might actually get more readers than my post!

May 10, 2019 04:15 AM #1
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Lottie Kendall
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Good info to read this morning, Barbara. Thanks for sharing the post by Jay Markanich 

May 10, 2019 04:33 AM #2
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning Barbara. Jay's suggestion of a pre-drywall inspection is critical. It can solve a multitude of problems. Enjoy your day!

May 10, 2019 04:42 AM #3
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Sham Reddy
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Great recommendation!!!

Hire a home inspector for a pre-drywall and final walk through on new construction!  This is an old song, and you will hear from the builder that these inspections are "unnecessary."  After all, the builders say, there have already been hundreds of inspections!  Even the local jurisdiction does inspections! 

May 10, 2019 04:46 AM #4
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Will Hamm
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Hello Barbara,  Great reblog by Jay and one that we can all learn from his knowledge.

 

May 10, 2019 06:27 AM #5
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Barbara. I loved Jay's title and I had to laugh. Terrific re-blog.

May 10, 2019 06:41 AM #6
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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thanks, everyone, for your nice comments....they're always appreciated.... and remember to leave a comment on Jay's original post.....

May 10, 2019 07:31 AM #7
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Barbara,

Great re-blog.  I am one of those who never warmed up to stainless steel.  I hate it.  A

May 10, 2019 08:24 AM #8
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Barbara, for sharing this excellent reblog selection.

May 10, 2019 01:08 PM #9
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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Good evening Barbara - I agree with this.  i hired a home inspector on the new home I bought in Florida.  He made numerous inspections during construction.

May 10, 2019 03:10 PM #10
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James Dray
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Morning Barbara.

Sounds like the builder was not paying attention or, he/she was hoping the buyers were not paying attention.  

May 11, 2019 02:01 AM #11
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Roy Kelley
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