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    Crawl spaces can be pretty inhospitable places.  There is all too often the possibility of electrocution, raw sewage, rats, raccoons, dust laden with asbestos and harmful pathogens, flooding, collapsing wells and septic tanks, chemicals from Pest Control Operators, collapsing structural elements, and in some areas----SNAKES.  I was glad this python/boa (don't want to know enough about snakes to know the difference) was dead----although very smelly.  This particular snake was someone's escaped pet.  I would hate to be hugged to death in a crawl space and not be able to reach my cell phone.  The crawl space is also where all the stuff most capable of turning the buyer away from the deal can be found.  The crawl space I inspected today, no one had been in for 27 years----lots can go wrong in that amount of time.  Homeowners could really save a lot of money in the long run if they would have these spaces checked at least every two years.

 Dead snake in a crawl space














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Georgie Hunter
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
oooh creepy crawl spaces!  I'm glad you're doing it and not me!
Jan 03, 2008 03:12 AM #1
Julie Chapman
Lennar - Saint Augustine, FL
New Homes Sales


This job is not for me.......I can't even look at snakes on television and prefer never to see one in person.... 


Jan 03, 2008 06:18 AM #2
Debbie Summers
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Orlando, Florida - Lake Mary, FL or 407-758-1020
Note to self...  Don't go in the crawl space.  Yuck.
Jan 03, 2008 08:02 AM #3
Erby Crofutt
B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing ( - Lexington, KY
The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY

Geeze Charlie, would you quit trying to creep me out.

Snakes are supposed to move aren't they.  That one looks rotted in place.

Don't forget the cat skeletons.

Jan 03, 2008 08:11 AM #4
Sean Allen
International Financing Solutions - Fort Myers, FL
International Financing Solutions

HHHmmm, Poor little guy. Did ya give him a good burrial?

Sean Allen

Jul 05, 2008 04:01 PM #5
Charles Buell
Charles Buell Inspections Inc. - Seattle, WA
Seattle Home Inspector

Sean, WAY too stinky to get near---not in my job description:)

Jul 05, 2008 05:55 PM #6
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