Things that Go BOOM in the Night...

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Home Inspector with Complete Home Inspections, Inc.

Things that Go BOOM in the Night...
     Gas is one of those commodities we bring into our homes, and like electricity, we missing gas line cap...take them for granted. Homeowners and sometimes service personnel often neglect simple safety features - that is until things go BOOM!!! in the night.
     The property was no stranger to inspectors, having been inspected twice by two other local companies. As the reports were lying on the counter, I had to snoop. Much to my amazement, neither had anything to say about this potentially unsafe condition.
     Even though there is a gas shut-off installed, shut-off valves can leak or open if they get jarred. Any time a gas line has been disconnected from the appliance, it is mandatory that the gas line be capped to prevent leakage. If a leak develops and this condition goes unnoticed, this American dream could quickly become someone's worst nightmare...

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Rainmaker
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Chris Smith
South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage

Michael, I have never run across an uncapped gas valve.  Hard to believe two professional home inspectors both missed it.

August 23, 2011 05:07 PM
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Randy Ostrander
Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI
Lake and Lodge Realty LLC

Good evening Michael. Could have been disasterous. Scary the other guys missed this. Even the seller should have seen red flags here.

August 23, 2011 07:23 PM
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Kenneth Cole
NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Appleseed Homes, 2043 Richmond Ave. S.I.N.Y. 10314. office phone 718-698-9797, Appleseedhomes.com -

Update; Tuesday early afternoon, something went boom in the daytime all up and down the east coast.

August 23, 2011 07:37 PM
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Joshua Zargari
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Good evening Michael.

Those are great safety points.

One should never neglect the safety measures.

August 23, 2011 08:09 PM
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James Quarello
Connecticut Home Inspector
JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC

Maybe the other inspectors couldn't lean over the dryer due to dunlop's disease. :)

August 24, 2011 03:32 PM
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