September, 2003
Postcards from the Field
Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors

Next time, rent a storage locker


Truss.gifNext time, rent a storage locker
I found this while doing an inspection in Herndon, VA. The home owner cut all his roof trusses to allow for storage room in his attic.

Bob Egan
US Inspect
Springfield, VA

Safety Last

PostcardSep03.gifHomeowners are really their own worst nightmare. The picture shows a grossly deteriorated and leaking galvanized plumbing fitting that has been wrapped to slow down the dripping and oddly enough, directly below the plumbing is an open and rusty 240-volt dryer receptacle. Interesting, huh?

Jamison Brown

AmeriSpec Home
Inspection Services
Poquoson, VA