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We all love to watch the home rehab shows on TV and see what kind of disasters the workers incur. As a home inspector, there are still some interesting things we see, but we will just admit to the chances of a future TV show following a home inspector is rare. Below are some of the sights we've encountered when inspecting homes for real estate transactions, both the gorgeous and the yikes-inducing.

Water damage around bathroom vent

Water damage found around a bathroom ceiling vent.

Missing downspout extension

Missing extension at the base of gutter downspout.

Window seal issues

Visible window seal failure.

Window seal issues

More extensive window seal failure.

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The floor joist in this basement is way overnotched.

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Rust in an electrical box is never a good thing.

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A bathroom vented to an attic is a good way to grow mold.

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If you can see the rafters in the attic, it's not enough insulation.

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That's a well insulated attic.

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Exposed wire in an open electrical box is an easy fix.

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Corrugated drain tube is easy to install. Not always easy to de-clog.

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This is how you know a sump pump isn't doing what it's supposed to do.

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Electrical boxes should always be closed and hot wires covered.

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Knob and tube wiring is not something you see everyday. Maybe have an electrician review this for safety.

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