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

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Rainmaker
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Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
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Clint: It seems to be a growing problem that really needs to be addressed nationally.  Good that you are on the job in Carlsbad NM!

May 16, 2012 06:23 AM #14
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Kristine Ginsberg
Morris County, NJ: Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Morris Plains, NJ
Morris County, NJ Stager

Client - this is one of those inspections where I'd have to ask what was done right! Good thing they had you to spot all these problems! Once addressed I'll bet they will see their heating bill go down!

May 16, 2012 07:21 AM #15
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Barbara Hensley
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Clint - WOW!  Amazing!  Whatever happened to the old school way of "doing a job right"?

May 16, 2012 01:59 PM #16
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Donald Hester
NCW Home Inspections, LLC - Wenatchee, WA
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Clint, I would like to see a house that was less than 10 years old, been many older homes of late. I am not a big fan of those fans, then not installing them in professional manner just makes it worse.

May 16, 2012 07:16 PM #17
Rainmaker
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Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Clint.  Did the lack of proper ventilation create mold?

May 17, 2012 03:30 AM #18
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Rob,

Yes there shoud be. but there never is.

Best, Clint McKie

May 17, 2012 03:33 AM #19
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Good morning Kathy,

It has a lot to do with supervision on the job.

The less educated about construction tend to get left alone when they are the ones needing the most supervision.

Thanks for the comment.

Best, Clint McKie

May 17, 2012 03:35 AM #20
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Joan,

But this is what makes the buyers and seller very mad at the builders.

This is why you always get a good home inspection when buying a home.

Have a good day in Denver.

Best, Clint McKie

May 17, 2012 03:38 AM #21
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hello Fred,

Looks like they used a beaver to cut out the opening.

Sad part is there were two of them and they both were the same way.

Thanks for the comment.

Best, Clint McKie

May 17, 2012 03:40 AM #22
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hey Al,

Looks like another "drive by approval" to me.

Have a great day in Ormond by the Sea,

Best, Clint McKie

May 17, 2012 03:41 AM #23
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello Anita,

It seems to be a trend of contractors not wanting to do the job correctly.

The fastest and easiest way possible.

Have a great day in Georgia.

Best, Clint McKie

May 17, 2012 03:45 AM #24
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Kristine,

The more ventilation the lower the heating and cooling costs.

The problem is that the contractor really does'nt care what it costs you to live in the home.

Have a great day in New Jersey. Thanks for the comment.

Best, Clint McKie

May 17, 2012 03:48 AM #25
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello Barbara,

As you have probably found out, that went by way of the "horseless carriage" LOL

"There are some who still do this, but they are far and few between".

Have a good week ahead in Rockwall, Texas.

Best, Clint mcKie 

May 17, 2012 03:51 AM #26
Rainmaker
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James Dray
Wise Custom Realty - Bentonville, AR
AR., MO., or OK. I can find the home for you.

Morning Clint good data but at my age I don't climb into attics.  Although after yesterdays game it feels like it.

May 17, 2012 03:52 AM #27
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Donald,

Here I have been inspecting the 1960's for a while. LOL

I don't get that many newer homes. The buyers think they are O.K. because of the current laws.

HMM..... maybe they should read this post.

Have a great day,

Best, Clint McKie 

May 17, 2012 03:54 AM #28
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

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 #29
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

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

May 17, 2012 03:59 AM #30
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Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Thanks Clint.

May 17, 2012 05:51 AM #31
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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You are so welcome Conrad.

 

May 18, 2012 03:44 AM #32
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Roy Kelley
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Have an outstanding week, with your camera in hand.

May 29, 2012 12:12 PM #33
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