Interestingly, during a recent home inspection, I turned on the kitchen light.
It worked fine. But it looked really weird.
Part of the globe was orange, and other spots looked like there were water drops.
This is a newer light fixture, replaced apparently to improve the kitchen's appearance, along with new appliances and counter top.
I had already run the water in both bathrooms above, and the kitchen was directly under the master.
Tapping on the globe it sounded funny.
So I unscrewed it!
Looking inside I did not know this could happen.
Mold was growing in water which had accumulated in the globe!
Running the bathroom water again it began to drip slowly from a hole in the top of the fixture!
Wondering if this had happened before now, one only has to look at the light bulbs!
It looks to me like this has been happening for some time!
And over and over and over and over...
That is the Superman of light fixtures!
AND THIS IS ONE LUCKY HOUSE!
I did not know mold could grow in water in a light fixture and I did not know that kitchen light fixtures were so water impervious!
My recommendation: just when you think you understand things, even simple things like light bulbs, you get thrown for a loop!
Reminds me of the lyrics from a Moody Blues song:
"Breathe deep the gathering gloom,watch lights fade from every room...
Cold hearted orb which rules the night, removes the colours from our sight,
Red is gray and yellow white, but we decide which is right,
AND WHICH IS AN ILLUSION!"
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC
Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.
Office (703) 330-6388 Cell (703) 585-7560