We share our favorite home inspection photos on our Facebook page and our Google+ Page with a feature we started back in 2009, called the Photo of the Day. Sometimes we make a game out of the photos, asking what's wrong in the photo. Other times, the defects are quite obvious. I've pored over all of our photos from the past year, and I've put together the Top 20 home inspection photos from the past year. Enjoy!
Don't tuck your raincoat into your rain pants
Upside-Down Snorkel - that metal thing in the middle of the photo is always installed with the opening facing down. How does water not get in there? Snorkel is an unofficial term, but we like it.
Tree in Attic, Holding Stuff Up
Toilet in Kitchen - yes, it's functional. Yes, it blocks access to the drawers and the sink base. No, we didn't "test" it.
C-clamp pipe repair - we're not crazy about saddle valves to start with.
Re-purposed radon fan
Not a Loop Vent - island vents are used at island sinks, and they're perfectly legal. Because the vent makes a loop to the underside of the countertop, sometimes people call them loop vents. Someone must have heard that term and then took a stab at it, but this doesn't come close. The Family Handyman web site has an excellent cutaway photo showing how an island vent is supposed to be installed: Island Vent Photo
Missing drain, smart water
"And... that's how you like to support your deck?"
All hail the electric panel
Nobody's gonna see it behind the fridge
If one filter is good, four is... gooder?
Smells like cooked mice.
"...Folgers in your duct"
Pinhole Leak - this has been leaking for a long, long, long time.
"Call us if the mountains turn blue" - from our recent caption contest. This winning caption was submitted by Eric Aune.
- Top 20 Home Inspection Photos from 2011
- Top 20 Home Inspection Photos from 2012
- Top 20 Home Inspection Photos from 2013