Inspection Photo of the Day...

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Home Inspector with Complete Home Inspections, Inc.

Inspection Photo of the Day...

     The dreaded S-trap lurking under the sink or basin will certainly show up in an inspection report, provided that the inspector is on the ball. While certainly not a deal killer, these serpentine slip-joints, slithering under your sink can raise a real stink.

     Under the right conditions, these can siphon dry allowing sewer gases to enter the property. While I typically see these in rehabbed properties, such as the property I inspected in the Nashville real estate market, I have also seen these in newer construction.

     The repair can be quite simple. Install a air admittance valve above the entry point to break the siphon effect. The cost of installing one of these should not suck your wallet dry, so call around and get some quotes. Competent handymen will often be less expensive than plumbers...

Typical S-Trap


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Rainmaker
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Debi Boucher
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Go get em Michael! No one wants a stinky house! LOL

Debi

April 15, 2010 10:42 AM
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Greg Nino
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wow, how bizarre. thanks for sharing. i like these blogs of yours.. very educational.

April 15, 2010 11:09 AM
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The slithering S trap.  I want to see a plumbing connection like the electrical junction box you showed us yesterday.  Got anything like that?  It would make for a good laugh.

April 15, 2010 08:28 PM
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Michael,

 

Looks like they put together a perfect S trap. Good job.

April 15, 2010 09:02 PM
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Thank You Michael, I find your posts very informative.

April 17, 2010 07:24 AM
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