West Side (Hobbs, NM)
By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 26
New Home inspection Hobbs New Mexico 88242 Contrary to popular belief by a lot of Realtors in My areas.  A brand new never lived in home needs to have a home inspection. There has been a trend of not recommending a home inspection on new homes because most of the Realtors are telling the home buyers, "You don't need a home inspection because the home has a one year warranty" In most cases the new home warranty only covers structural defects with the home. Let the buyer decide. This time the buyer did make the right call. (just my opinion). When buying any home there should always be a home inspection. New or not. Home good to go. Take for example this home that was ready to move into. Or was it? The C of O was already released by the local building department. The home has passed all th...
By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 26
Seller, is this really an issue. Home inspection Hobbs New Mexico. When inspecting homes there are all kinds of buyers, sellers and agents. All of them have questions about the home and what is seen by the inspector as a defect of an "Issue" that needs more attention. Don't put that in the report! How many times have we heard this? There are agents that want a very good report, but... they seem to think by simply saying to me or their inspector "Don't put that in the report" they won't. Bottom line. If the inspector finds an issue that needs to be addressed then this should go into the report. Let the agent and buyer decide. Once the report is ready for the buyer. In most cases the agent would receive a copy. They can look over the report and with the help of the buyer, the agent and bu...
By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 22
Exhaust venting done incorrectly. Safety issues abound. When inspecting homes the safety of the home comes first and foremost. Furnace and Water Heater! This furnace exhaust in the basement of a home built in 1910, was not installed properly. The exhaust venting for the furnace was not installed correctly. This installation looked like a Ten year old did the install. Take a look at these pictures that left me baffled that the occupants were not seriously injured or killed form carbon monoxide poisoning. The slope on the exhaust was not correct. It was nearly at level. This slope needs 1/4" per foot. This requirement was not met. Chimney connection. This is where the exhaust fumes enter the chimney. It is critical that this is correct the keep all exhaust fumes in the chimney. Take a loo...
By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 31
Water heater installations. What not to do. There are a lot of water heaters installed in the United States each year. Some are installed correctly and some are not. Why is it most home owners think that they are qualified to install appliances like the water heater, furnaces and appliances. When ever the home owners take control of the installations there is in most cases "Issues" that crop up when the home is getting a home inspection. There is a ton of information for the home owner to refer to about the installation of the water heater. The water heater even comes with an "installation manual". These are often discarded when they open the box and remove the unit for installation. Never looking at the installation manual. Even though this water heater is located in a water heater clo...
By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 32
Some things are beyond belief. A new furnace issue. Home inspection. At Desert Sun Home inspections. Safety is always number one priority. That's why when I saw this I was simply amazed. I have seen a lot of stuff when inspecting homes. But when a new furnace was installed in this home Two years ago I would have thought the installation would have been correct. This is what I get for thinking it would be correct. The picture is a little fuzzy, I thought it was a lot better when I took it. Here is what I saw when I went into the attic to inspect for this buyer. The furnace stack is not connected to the rest of the vent and would be spilling toxic fumes or (Carbon monoxide) into the attic areas. You would have thought with this being a newer unit it would have been installed correctly. Th...
By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 68
Making changes could cost you. Desert Sun Home inspections Hobbs, N.M.  So you want to heat the garage. What do you want to heat it with? In this home the owners added a space or wall heater in the garage. I think it was for using the garage more and having heat would be a great benefit for the owners wanting to be in the garage more. But this is an issue when I inspected this home. The owners added a space/ wall heater in the garage. But they placed the heater in the side wall. Not at the end or face of the garage. This now needs to be protected from being hit by the car when that teenager comes home. Or the owner after a few adult beverages. Here is what I saw when inspecting this home. The heater as installed correctly, just that the location was wrong. There are no bumpers for the h...
By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 26
Stone roofs and Pipes. Desert Sun Home inspections Hobbs N.M. As Inspections go I don't get nervous about too much. But I do dislike inspecting a gravel topped home. These stones on the roof add un needed weight to the structure. And in most cases it will cause the decking to start to sag in between the rafters. That was just the case in this home that was inspected by Desert Sun Home Inspections. As far as saying the homes roof has no leaks when inspected, it needs to be raining when I am inspecting the home. Not very good odds of happening when we are still in a Four Year drought. These gravel covered roofs are a real pain. In many cases the pipe penetrations are never sealed properly. And if they are, they tend to be left exposed to the brutal sun that will break down the sealer used...
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