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Top 20 home inspection photos from 2016

By In NEW, Top 20 Photos On January 17, 2017


This is our annual top 20 home inspection photos compilation. All of these images were featured on our facebook page over the last year. Enjoy!

Hop on in, the water’s warm

Brown bathwater

Clogged dryer terminal, one-year-old home – Roofs are a terrible place for clothes dryer terminals, but it’s downright dangerous when there’s a screen cover installed at the terminal. Screens should never be installed at dryer terminals. If you notice that your clothes dryer gets your clothes really hot but doesn’t dry them well, check out the terminal at the exterior. This would explain it.


Clogged dryer exhaust terminal at roof

We’re missing a window – A basement window was covered over when the basement was finished, but the opening was never insulated. An infrared scan of the wall made this very easy to see.

Covered basement window

Fido had beef with the p-trap

Damaged p-trap neurotic dog

Dirtiest filter ever

Dirtiest filter ever

Pantyhose dryer duct – We’ve seen plenty of pantyhose used as a lint filter at the washing machine discharge, but never as a substitute for a clothes dryer exhaust duct.

Dryer lint trap

Another use for hockey pucks

Hockey puck cleanout plug

Interior gutter

Interior gutter

Mow your roof

Mow your roof

Paint around the couch

Paint around the couch

Plumbing vent + patio = bad combination

Plumbing vent at deck

Smashed downspout

Smashed downspout

Temporary electric service (we hope)

Temporary electrical service


Neutral eating tree (Nom nom nom…)

Tree eats neutral

Three bath fans, one plumbing vent terminal

Three into one

Waste not, want not (tomato can repurposed)

tomato can re-purposed

Undermined foundation

Undermined foundation

This home flipper puts the “lazy” in Lazy Susan – That’s the water line for the new refrigerator passing through the Lazy Susan.

Water line through lazy susan

Major chimney repairs needed

Bad Chimney

How to prevent your cat from loitering (and possibly from using the litter box at all)

Combustion air duct above litter box

Bad day for Sally the Squirrel

Bad day for squirrel

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Author: Reuben SaltzmanStructure Tech Home Inspections

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Reuben is a second generation home inspector with a passion for his work. He grew up remodeling homes and learning about carpentry since he was old enough to hold a hammer. Reuben has worked for Structure Tech since it was purchased by Neil in 1997, and is now co-owner and President of the company.


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