Mad dogs, raccoons in the attic, DIY toilets, mystery electrical switches--home inspectors run across the darnedest things. And lucky for us, they carry cameras. In this installment of the "Home Inspection Nightmares" series from This Old House, inspectors from across the country send some of the scariest, funniest, most eye-popping sights they've had the misfortune of stumbling upon. Click through the gallery to share their grief. (And think twice the next time you're tempted to hold up your house with a 2x6.)
Home Inspection Nightmares
Home Inspection Horrors
It's a scary housing market out there -- and not just because of home values. In this slideshow from This Old House, home inspectors from across the country sent some of the funniest, most eye-popping sights they've ever had the misfortune of stumbling upon. Click through to share their grief!
Photos courtesy of the ASHI Reporter
Whoops! Who moved the house?
National Property Inspections of Central CT, Inc.
I think it is safe to assume that this furnace is not venting properly. I inserted a smoke emitter into the burn chamber and all of the smoke backed up into the attic. A rain cap that was installed on the chimney exhaust left little room for venting.
During our unusually cold temps in January, this unfortunate squirrel thought that he'd be OK if he just went down the chimney and followed the source of the heat. He ended up inside the furnace cabinet and got caught between two sections.
Moore Home Inspection Services
St. Louis, Mo.