This is what can happen when you fail to turn off the valves for your hose bibs. Yes, there was leakage in the basement. Kevin Hawes Assured Home Inspections Calgary, Alberta
Here in New England it's important to winterize your sill cocks. Ron Cook Close-up Home Inspection Hopedale, Maine
It doesn’t measure up
The tin measuring cup wired to the water line must be to keep track of how much water is leaking
Dave Stoffer Stoffer Inspections Lawrence, Kan.
Be nice to the plumber
Never tick off or get in the way of a plumber! Here's one reason why.
Lon Grossman Technihouse Inspections, Inc. Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
Clever? The chimney vent was plugged so they changed the waterheater vent pipe into a direct vent. Clever engineering.
Jerry Sweet Michigan Home Inspection Marshall, Mich.
Here’s a photo of a piece of luggage and a brick supporting an HVAC duct in a crawlspace. Defect: Empty luggage not structurally sound to support weight of brick or duct. Recommendation: Add sufficient clothing to restore luggage to a structurally sound condition … just kidding! Also, note the “clever” use of sprayfoam insulation in the background.
Joe Randazzo Craftsman Home Inspection Service Inc. Broomall, Pa.
Just to keep you guys and gals on your toes: Be careful when opening the attic pull-down stairs. This 12” roof rat fell out when I opened the attic door. He was connected to a heavy mouse trap and couldn’t go anywhere else. I couldn’t believe my eyes when he came tumbling down.