So, do you see it?
Look closely. Do you see it now? ------->
I expect you saw it right away.
In case you didn't, look below.
Shower heads that keep the corner clean are a great idea. But not if you want to take a shower!
Now, here is the other issue.
When I straightened the head to point it down it was very loosely threaded. It was very weakly attached.
What does that mean? It means that when pointing down, and so loosely attached, it will be leaking inside the wall.
Is that a problem?
That's a problem!
This is a flip. This is the work of a Flipper. This is typical of work I see done by Flippers.
Would a real plumber leave a shower head loosely attached? No. At least I hope not.
BUT ON FLIPS I ALWAYS CHECK THE SHOWER HEAD ATTACHMENT!
Now you know why. I also check to see if the handle assembly is firm. Often it is not either.
There was a lot of new plumbing, electrical and structural work done in this house. All of which individually require permits in this county.
Doing more than $1000 in work also requires a permit if it is done by a contractor.
I saw no evidence that a permit was pulled or closed. Usually a sticker is placed by the county, and on the panel box door. But, given a lot of the work found I doubt one was pulled or closed.
And, unfortunately, that is typical of Flipper!
This Flipper was conscientious enough to actually add insulation to the attic! He added my favorite - blown-in cellulose. The original insulation was very thin - about 2" in depth. And Flipper added a disappointing 1" more in depth. I figured a total R-value of 10. Ideally there would be R-38. Great thought, poor follow through!
My recommendation: when the lip stick is thick, don't get big eyed until you have had a home inspection. And you will probably be happy you did!
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC
Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.
Office (703) 330-6388 Cell (703) 585-7560