I was hired earlier in the week to perform a general inspection set up for Friday. I asked if utilities are on and client stated agent said Yes. (Read On)
Yesterday I receive a call from buyers agent on if I had set up radon test.
Told her buyer did not want one. So I called buyer and he discussed he would like a radon and WDI inspection. (Great!!)
Today I travel 42 miles to set up the radon test. Go into house and discover that the utilities are off. Go down to main panel and breaker is off. Gas on at meter, off at tank, furnace. Home has a well.
So I call listing agent and ask permission to turn on electric. They state OK.
So I have the electric on for my test but gas off at appliances.
Listing agent says will send someone out within 30 minutes. (I figure OK and did exterior inspection)
Now it starts getting good.
Sellers rep gets furnace fired up no problem. (Now I can do my radon test properly)
OK, he goes to turn on pump and water is leaking in more areas than you can imagine. He decides not to fill tank and calls a plumber.
This is a great example why we should not turn on main utilities.
I thought the sellers agent/rep was on the ball.
I appreciate the referral from the buyers agent.
But the communication to the potential buyer is lacking.
If I would of not made the call to the listing agent and just showed up on my set time on Friday he would of not been aware of the issues with the water and had a very limited inspection.
I could of easily just set my radon monitor to battery and been on my way.
Check out this pick of one of the leaks. I mean it was like Niagara Falls. I hope the sump works!! I can still hear it PPPPSSSSSHHHHHHHH!!!