We bought our first home and had an inspection. Thanks to the appraiser, one spot of mold was found in an attic and will be remediated.
Shortly after moving in, I discovered an entire large crawl space for the added-on area of the house that was never inspected. I mean a huge cement door opening right on the side of the house.
What’s more, I got on the roof and discovered the seal on the single plumbing vent had rotted away, leaving 1/2" gaps all around the pipe, allowing water and snow in. This is obviously what caused the mold damage in that attic, but the inspector said everything on the roof checked out.
Now as I hook up the washer/dryer I can see spongy damp tile against the wall near the water pipes, with streaks of black mold. It smells rancid there. These pipes go down into the uninspected crawl space.
Meanwhile, I’m snaking out backed up plumbing almost every morning. I assumed running all the faucets and showers was part of an inspection? Because the first time we did it things started backing up.
Do I have any recourse at this point with the inspector?