We inspect a lot of homes in South Carolina. Typically, we know what is normal and what is surprising, and some of the pictures we’ve taken tell stories that would surprise the home owners or buyers. Many of these items would never have been found without a comprehensive inspection.
Below are some of the images that surprised us – issues that potential home buyers or sellers can’t afford to miss. Our comprehensive home inspection can be a major benefit by uncovering issues that would otherwise go unnoticed. Contact us today for an inspection from Lindey Home Inspection Service!
A regular bathroom toilet.
Here’s the same toilet, but viewed through a FLIR thermal camera. The purple area in the center is a leak, invisible to the naked eye.
Our moisture meter discovers this drywall isn’t so dry. It’s saturated by moisture intrusion.
This time, we’re testing the outside of a home with the moisture meter. Significant moisture intrusion here.
This crawlspace had the dryer duct venting into the crawlspace.
This floor joist has been destroyed during the pipe installation, and insulation is missing. Imagine buying a house without finding this.
This HVAC duct had collapsed onto the dirt floor and rotted. Later, it was re-hung when the vapor barrier was installed. Inside the home, the system was functional.
Electrical wiring within 5 feet of attic access should be contained in a closed junction box.
Electrical running directly over insulation that is installed incorrectly. Paper goes to the living/conditioned space.
These electric connectors are poorly arranged and could be a fire hazard.