California has always been a leader in new technology and the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley are considered by many to be premier locations for creative minds and innovation. This innovative “flex-a switch” design hasn’t caught on fire yet ... but who knows!
John Fryer Fryer Consulting Oakland, Calif.
This is a picture of a clothes dryer being vented directly into a chimney, above the boiler vent. Nice job adding more moisture to the hydrocarbons from the oil-fired boiler to really eat the insides away!
Arthur S. Lazerow Alban Home Inspection Service, Inc. Bethesda, Md.
I remember during training, I was instructed to look under the cabinet before turning on the water. During this foreclosure, someone took out the drain and “P” trap. I bring spare towels just in case.
This is the best argument for proper bathroom ventilation I’ve ever seen! The shot of the room shows a dot on the ceiling. The close-up is of that dot. It’s a cluster of mushrooms growing from the ceiling of a 1950s bathroom, with no exhaust fan and a barely operable window in the shower.
Joe LeCron Seagate Inspections, Inc. Toledo, Ohio
Duct tape and a spatula
I found this in the guest bath toilet. The seller had just repaired it and hoped I would not find out about his ingenuity. I think he hoped his wife wouldn’t either.
Danny Blankenship The HomeTeam Inspection Service Ocala, Fla.
When you see a homemade furnace cover, you just have to look inside.
The platform was collapsing, so they used a scissor jack to hold it up (second photo).
Timothy Hemm Eagle Home Inspections Yucaipa, Calif
I found this bird’s nest in an attic area. It was about 4-5 feet tall.
Mark Walters InspectPRO Littleton, Colo.
Call in the haz-mat team
Kitchen looks okay to me!
Brion Grant Northland Home Inspection, Inc. Flagstaff, Ariz.