When you vent...vent properly.

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Home Inspector with Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections 10072923

When you vent...vent properly.

It seems there are more and more problems with venting a home properly.

It never ceases to amaze me that there can be so many code violations on a single home.

As in my last post about how the mechanical inspector did'nt even go in the attic, there seems to be a trend of this type of "non-inspection" going on.

You get paid to do a job. Simply put... DO YOUR JOB.

Homemade dryer vent for the roof.

This home was built in 2005. This is a look at the "dryer vent that do'es exit the home at the roof.

Problem is it do'es not have a back draft flapper door. This keeps unwanted wind and air pressure from entering the home.

Then there are other issues with the homes exhaust venting as well.

None of the bath or utility room fans are connected. They are simply there but not hooked up.

Another issue with this home that had a certificate of occupancy approved is the attic power vent fans.

These fans are thermostat controlled. When the temperatures reach the "set temp" then the fans will come on.

But in this case the fans cannot do their job properly. The openings are too small for the perimeter of the fan.

Attic fan hole not cut large enough.

Even a 20% loss of "open air space could mean a higher heating and cooling bill.

Remember if you inspect, always look and inspect the attic and it's components properly.

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Have a good day every one. 

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Clint  McKie

Owner of Desert Sun Home Inspections Carlsbad, New Mexico. Eddy County's only certified home inspection service WITH OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Serving all of South East New Mexico. We inspect the homes entire structure from the roof to the foundation, and everything in between. Most reports within 4-24 hours from time of inspection completion. We issue a PDF report with pictures Starting at $250.00 for each home inspection. Why settle for less when you can have the best?

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Hi Conrad,

No .... for the simple fact it looks like they never used the exhaust vents very much at all.

Have a good day in Massachusetts.

Best, Clint McKie

May 17, 2012 03:57 AM
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Hi James,

Looks like you need to hit the links a little more to loosen up a bit. LOL

A bad game of golf is better tha nothing.

Have a great day in Arkansas my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

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Thanks Clint.

May 17, 2012 05:51 AM
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You are so welcome Conrad.

 

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Have an outstanding week, with your camera in hand.

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