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burst pipe caused flooring damage for home inspector


Sometimes when inspecting a vacant home in the winter time the utilities are on.

Sometimes the heat is off. That was the case here. With the heat off this Brick home had a copper pipe burst just under the slop sink. The gushing water flooded the empty home. When inspecting such disasters it is important to bring moisture meters, pliers, flashlights and screwdrivers.

My job as the home inspector was to find the burst pipe. The buyer thought is was the in wall supply to the washer. It was not the pipe came right out of its sleeve.  The home was mitigated for mold and all the flooring replaced on the first floor.

That cost a lot more than running the heat for a few months.

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