July, 2002
Postcards from the Field
Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors

Poor Birdie


PostcardBird.gifThe seller of the home said, “The attic power fan only worked a few months, then it stopped. I called the roofer, but he never came back.”
I looked in the attic. “I found out why your attic fan stopped working,” I said to the seller. “Dead bird! A bird got pinned between the fan blade and the shroud.”

John R. Sebring

Sebring Home Inspection Co.
Painesville, Ohio


Postcard from far afield

Even when on vacation in Amsterdam one is always alert to structural issues – or did someone have too much too drink?

Marty Cohen
AmeriPro Inspection Corp.
St. Augustine, Fla.