[photopress:top_10.jpg,thumb,alignright]It’s Time for another Top Ten! Those of us who have been to 100 too many home inspections can practically stand behind a home inspector and mouth what he is going to say next, when it comes to these “Top Ten Things A Home Inspector Almost Always Says”. No we don’t do the two finger rabbit ears behind his head 🙂 I swear we don’t!
You need a GFI over here by the sink, oh and another one over here in the master bathroom, and one down here by the kitchen sink…and one more out here in the yard, at the outlet next to the hose bib.
Contact…contact…Earth-to-wood contact over here.Get that firewood AWAY from the HOUSE!
Now this here tree is planted WAAAAY TOO CLOSE to the HOUSE!
You want to treat the roof for moss BEFORE you get moss. You can spray the treatment on with a hose from on the ground. But first you have to get the moss off the roof, because the treatment will only keep moss away. It won’t remove the moss you’ve already got. I tried to get a website link for you, but lots said we should all trash our roofs and get metal ones. Moss can’t grow on a metal roof. Pretty noisy neighborhood if it starts hailing on all the metal roofs.
Pine needles on the roof, in the valley flashings and in the gutters.
Chimney flashing. if I had a nickel for everyone of these…
Hanging gutters, loose gutters, missing gutters, gutter downspout too close to foundation, divert water further away from the house.
CAULK! Take out the old caulk…put in the new caulk. Caulk inside where the tub meets the tile. Caulk outside of the tub where the tub meets the floor. Caulk around the kitchen sink. Apparently we all need many tubes of caulk in various colors, including no color at all!
And NUMBER TEN IS!
UH OH…NO TAG ON THE HEATER! OLD TAG ON THE HEATER! NO TAG DATED 2006 ON THE HEATER!
2ND INSPECTION NEEDED TO HAVE AN HVAC QUALIFIED INSPECTOR SERVICE AND INSPECT THE HEATER.