It’s been another busy year at Errickson Home Inspections. Thanks for your continued support! You get to see some interesting stuff as a home inspector — some amazing things people have added to their homes and some things that just leave you scratching your head in amazement.
Without further ado, here’s the third annual top photos of the year:
10. Just a little off the top
I would avoid sleeping on the top bunk!
9. What are the chances this will leak? (Answer: 100%)
8. A very poor (and dangerous) repair to the main electrical service entrance:
The service mast was broken, so now the main electrical wires were routed along the roof and metal gutter and attached under the meter. Time to call a professional.
7. Melted temperature dial on a water heater:
This water heater was pretty old and having some problems to say the least.
6. Bad chimney:
Do not use!
5. Damaged chimney:
When you improperly vent your furnace and water heater into an unlined chimney, this is the damage it causes.
4. This furnace burner chamber was so filled with rust it didn’t fire up!
It got red-tagged and shutdown by a HVAC technician. Luckily no one got hurt.
3. Collapsed dryer vent:
There was so much lint (a fire hazard) in this attic. The vinyl vent is a bad choice too.
2. Avoid deck parties:
This undersized deck post is also supporting the balcony above. That’s quite the bow!
1. Rusted furnace flue pipe
There were some dangerous holes in this furnace flue pipe (think exhaust gases in the house).
There were nine bags of empty beer cans in this attic space – I wonder when the party was??
Looks like just the right length! But not a proper installation.
I’m amazed at the damage a cat can do to sheetrock.