I was in my BNI group this morning, and commented on a couple things I saw on yesterday's inspection. Really not all that big of a deal - in my mind. However, the group thought otherwise, and were shocked that people didn't know things about their house, and let some things go too long.
Here is part of what I found. Under a bathroom sink I found two small leaks. One was dripping where the waste pipe goes into the wall from the trap, and the other was just below the sink. We are talking, small drips, and easily fixed.
Inside the cabinet under the sink were a stack of towels. When I grabbed them to move them (to check for moisture damage in the bottom of the cabinet), I noticed they were damp. When I lifted them out, I noticed the bottom towel was moldy. This had been leaking a long time.
The bottom of the cabinet was not damaged, in fact it didn't really show any sign of moisture. The mold seem to all be on the towel.
I kind of view this as "business as usual" in a home that's about 20 years old. I still call it out as an "Attention" item, but it is really not all that big.
But based on the response by my BNI group, this is NOT business as usual.
We DO see strange stuff when we are in people's houses.