In an attic, two buckets are a pair, but three are a charm!
There was remodeling and many changes, upgrades and all you can imagine. And nothing seemed done professionally. Certainly permits were not pulled for anything.
There was a new bath vent and sky light in the bathroom. They looked good from below.
THINGS ALWAYS ALMOST LOOK GOOD WHEN THEY ARE ONLY GLANCED AT!
But you have to look further! Take the bathroom for instance. It all looked good!
The new fan blows into the attic space, not outdoors.
And the skylight framing is weak, cuts a truss, is uninsulated and the insulation that was all around it was removed and never put back.
But I knew that already from the thermal camera's view.
The thermal camera could show everyone that there were huge voids without insulation all over above the bathroom and the skylight.
But going up into the attic the two buckets with water in them were an unexpected surprise!
Somebody knows something else that was not indicated by Mighty Mo, OR by the fresh paint and remodeling below! The roof was leaking.
But to complete the set another bucket was discovered further down the attic.
Well, you need a complete ensemble!
And in three stylish colors. Chic! Decorative!
> Now, does the Flipper really think those buckets won't be discovered sooner or later?
> Does the Flipper really think that buckets solve a roof problem?
OR DOES FLIPPER THINK THAT THOSE BUCKETS ARE NOTHING MORE OR LESS THAN EXTRA LIPSTICK!?
What do I think? My impression is the latter. The more lipstick that can be slathered on the better.
It was not a very cold day outside, only in the 60s. But can you imagine how uncomfortable this bathroom will be in the hot of summer or the cold of winter?
And what will happen when the buckets fill up?
My recommendation: a home inspection does not have to be that intensive to find things like what are discussed here. These are basic finds. There were many other things in this house though, troublesome things. And I worry for my clients when I see and are in love with the "remodeled" houses they want me to inspect. What happens to people who buy houses without a home inspection and things like colorful, overflowing buckets in an attic space soak the ceiling below and ongoing roof leaking is discovered? Who are they going to call? The Flipper? Good luck with that.
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC
Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.
Office (703) 330-6388 Cell (703) 585-7560