August, 2005
Postcards from the Field
Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors

Salty Sump Pump


Postcardsoftener.gifThis picture was taken in, that is not snow. Yes, that is a sump pump. Yes, that is water softener salt. Could it be a built-in sump pump and water softener combination?

Roger Baxter
Absolute Best Inspections LLC
Canton, Ohio

Postcardsnesters.gifNasty Nest

This brings new meaning to “empty nesters.”

Lon Grossman
Technihouse Inspections, Inc.
Bloomfield Hills, Mich.


There’s a doorbell in the heater. Is there
anybody home?

Don Rader
Don Rader Inspection Services Inc.
Savannah, Ga.

How-not-to-vent-a-dryer.gifThe DIYer strikes again

This photo is from a Chicago rehab where someone forgot to add a vent line for the dryer. Not to worry. We’ll use the “thingy” coming out of the water heater—until it clogs with lint.

Tony Infelise
ASI Home Inspection, Inc.
Bartlett, Ill.