This is a tale of two bathroom vents - one draws air, and one does not.
I know, it was the best of vents, it was the worst of vents.
Seeing this from the outside I knew I would be able to demonstrate to my clients (with the old, and very high-tech, toilet paper test) that a bathroom vent was not drawing out air.
Looks like there are illegal aliens squatting in this house.
I bet they don't pay rent.
Look carefully at the two vent openings.
One has a problem. Gee oh gee - which could it be?
Hint: it's the one that's centered in the photo.
Hint: the problem is not lions, or tigers, or bears.
Hint: it looks like things have been dropping by for some time.
My recommendation: sometimes I am surprised to just walk around the house and see what I see. It's as if the homeowners never see the outside of their houses! Sometimes things look to have been a problem for a while. Just because a bathroom vent sounds like it is drawing out air, it might not be. The old, and very high-tech, toilet paper test once in a while is not a bad idea!
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC
Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.
Office (703) 330-6388 Cell (703) 585-7560