I had the oddest inspection today of an REO property, the home was built in 2007 2900 sf. with three bathrooms.
The house has PEX Plastic Piping, there was water to two of the bathrooms and none at the Kitchen or one of the baths at the southwest corner of the house, a long distance from the Kitchen.
I looked and looked at every valve under sinks, toilets, the water heater, every possible place there could be a valve turned off, everyone in the house was on.
This made me very curious rather than just saying you needed a plumber, so I looked and looked for a Manabloc for the PEX, generally here they (if installed) are located in the garage, laundry room, or in a closet somewhere.
I could not find a Manabloc any where, and believe me I tried to figure out why there was no water to the Kitchen and that one bathroom for a LONG time, because this is the first time it has happened to me. I have built hundreds of buildings in my days, and this blew my mind.
The only thing I could think of after searching and searching for the problem was maybe there was a Manabloc in the attic, so I even went back up there a couple times looking and looking.
The house was occupied before it was repossesed so they certainly had to have water to the Kitchen and that bathroom, because I could tell they had both been used in the past.
Anybody have any idea what the problem could be?..the water was on when I arrived, so there was no water coming out from under the slab, or leaking from the pipes in the walls-ceiling or I certainly would have seen a MAJOR leak if there was NO water at all to these two areas.
Only thing I could think of, is the past owner may have known where a Manabloc was in the attic and turned a couple valves off in retaliation for the hard times of having the home reposessed.