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Be Very, Very Careful Where You Step!

If you ever go into the attic space of an old farm house,

get to the top of the creaky stair case,

and look around to decide where to go,

but see a spot in front of you,

between the floor joists,

that appears to have been stepped into before,

and you feel glad that it wasn't you,

but wonder what that dimple,

with the light coming through,

might look like from the other side,

well,

this is what it might look like!

My recommendation:  when you go into the attic space and need to walk around, walk only on the rafter joists!

 

Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC  

Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.

Office (703) 330-6388   Cell (703) 585-7560

www.jaymarinspect.com


Comment balloon 6 commentsJay Markanich • October 19 2009 04:32PM

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Hi Jay ~ Our electrician had a mishap like this - oops!

Liz

Posted by Elizabeth Bolton, Cambridge MA Realtor (RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA) almost 9 years ago

It happens Liz, but fortunately, not yet to me!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 9 years ago

It happened to the plasterer in a house i sold. He fell right through and scraped himself up real bad.

Posted by Robert L. Brown, Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Mic (www.mrbrownsellsgr.com) almost 9 years ago

Robert - I see holes and/or repairs of previous holes all the time!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 9 years ago

I agree with this advice.  We had an agent whose client fell through the ceiling and then our agent promptly did the same thing.  Ooops!

Posted by Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 9 years ago

Barbara - it can get dangerous.  I did an inspection once where the seller met me at the door in a wheelchair.  He had fallen through the garage ceiling and had broken his back!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 9 years ago

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