The Final Installment of Home inspections that sting...!

Real Estate Agent with Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. BK3128229

Here is the final installment in my series on the necessity for home inspections. Remember to check back often for more home owner tips and recommendations.

When purchasing a home, it is highly advisable that buyers obtain a home inspection from a qualified and licensed home inspector.


Well, the following are just a few issues found during normal home inspections... ( Photos and images generously provided by Structure Tech)


Home Inspections that sting
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What’s a TPR Valve?

Not willing to be outwitted by a water heater, Billy Joe Bob decided that the TPR (temperature, pressure relief) valve should only drip when he wanted it to drip. A TPR valve is an important safety feature, and the photo shown is NOT an appropriate solution!


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There are a multitude of things that shouldn’t be flushed down the toilet. Unfortunately, we’ll never find out what happened here.

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Mouse trap gauntlet

Determined to have Betty Sue’s mouse-pelt coat ready for Christmas, Billy Bob set about the task with are-you-freakin-kidding-me enthusiasm. There are many ways to get rid of mice in your home. Not sure I would use this technique.


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Belt and suspender roofing

This DIYer wasn’t taking any chances installing these shingles. Yup, he caulked between every single joint.


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Fancy access panel to nothing

Maybe it used to serve a function before they walled it off? Actually we think it was a plumbing access panel.

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Sump pump smarts

It may look smart. But you’re not allowed to run your sump pump discharge into your home’s sewer pipes. This is another example of someone who should study up on the right way to cure a damp basement problem and always check with local building codes first!

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Not a Real Doorstop

Make sure when you install a smoke alarm, it’s not doing double-duty as a doorstop. Placement of smoke alarms is super-important.


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Ice cream anyone?

The cheapest, easiest-to-install, urinal on the planet. And no water supply lines required. But next time maybe you should read up on how to plumb a basement bathroom.

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Just Make It Fit

Honey? I’m sure it’s a coincidence, but it seems like the kitchen floor has a dip in it ever since you installed the garage door opener. Beware of home inspector nightmares in which the home has structural issues!

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Extension Cord-Powered Circuit

We think the idea here is to plug in an extension cord and use it to fire up another circuit. Maybe it’d be a little better to simply add another circuit or better yet, hire a professional!

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Panama City Realty Group
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Counts Realty Group, Inc
3009 Highway 77, Suite H
Panama City, Florida 32405





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Comments (2)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Jennifer. Seeing your post is like seeing a scary movie when you were young. Enjoy your day 

Jul 21, 2019 05:07 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Jennifer Mackay -  amazing examples.  You really can't make this stuff up.

Jul 21, 2019 07:35 AM