Category Archives: photos

Sun Damaged Floor Covering

Written on September 5, 2015 at 7:35 am, by

Sunlight passing through a thermal pane door has caused heat damage to this floor covering. Photo by Robert Mulloy, of Allsafe Home Inspection

Duct Tape Floor Repair

Written on September 5, 2015 at 7:34 am, by

Duct tape is a very versatile product, but I don’t think I would want to step on that “floor repair”. Photo by Dennis Robitaille, of Able Home Inspection

Plastic Ground

Written on September 5, 2015 at 7:33 am, by

I think the electrician that installed this main panel ground (grounding electrode) to a plastic water line may have missed the class on “plastic does not conduct electrical current”. Photo by Dennis Robitaille, of Able Home Inspection

Low E Glass Hazard

Written on September 5, 2015 at 7:32 am, by

These photos show vinyl siding damaged from an issue that is becoming more and more of a problem as people replace their old windows with thermal pane low E type glass. Low E glass can reflect magnified sunlight, intensifying the damaging heat effects of the sun rays. The house that had the low E glass  Continue Reading »

Duct Tape Trap

Written on September 5, 2015 at 7:29 am, by

Duct tape seems to be one of those products that has an unlimited number of applications, although the water tightness of this old plumbing trap is questionable. Photo by Dennis Robitaille, of Able Home Inspection

Hazardous Electric Outlet

Written on September 5, 2015 at 7:28 am, by

Some parents go to great lengths to protect their children. Some children, however, need to be protected from their parents. This photo shows the electrical work of a parent that put their young daughter’s safety at risk. This was the method of wiring the parent under took in order to provide power to an adjoining  Continue Reading »

Rodent Panel

Written on September 5, 2015 at 7:26 am, by

There are many surprises to be found when removing electric panel covers. At this panel, rodents borrowed some fiberglass insulation from under the floor above the basement to make a cozy little nest. It doesn’t take very much space for mice to squeeze into places, but there was more than enough entrance space provided by  Continue Reading »

Hatching Spider Egg Sac

Written on September 5, 2015 at 7:25 am, by

While inspecting the siding on a house, I came across some type of blob that appeared to be moving. Upon closer examination, I found that it was a spider egg sac that had just hatched. The number of spiders in that sack was amazing. Photo by Dennis Robitaille of Able Home Inspection

Lint Covered Crawl Space

Written on September 5, 2015 at 7:24 am, by

This photo of a basement crawl space is in a National Historic Registry home in Northern Indiana. The gas clothes dryer had been venting directly into the crawlspace for some time. Aside from the obvious lint, the dryer exhaust contains CO (Carbon Monoxide). Aside from the health concerns of the occupants, the home inspector had  Continue Reading »

Fungus Glass Pane

Written on September 5, 2015 at 7:24 am, by

One of the common defects home inspectors find with thermal / double pane windows, are broken thermal seals. When the partial vacuum seal between the two panes of glass is lost, condensation can occur between the glass panes. When this condensation goes through a drying period, it leaves a foggy type stain between the glass  Continue Reading »