Newish inspector here. Wondering if there was some kind of check list for hazards to look out for in older homes. Ex: home was built in 1960, look for _______________.
Ungrounded three prong receptacles, lack of gfci receptacles where needed, lack of railings at steps, galvanized and cast iron pipes, low headroom at basement stairs, etc.
I recommend a “sewer scope” what a home is from that era.
You too guys are taking over the forum with excellent advice
Potential for asbestos
Skeletons, ghosts and/or other paranormal activity!
A house that age, (1960) you can only recommend upgrades for items that pertain to safety, they are not defects.
A house that age would also be possible the sewer lateral could be Orangeburg pipe, depending on the area. So a sewer scope would be in order.
Sorry, we all make mistakes sometimes!
You and Larry rock!
Thanks, Martin!..Your advice is top notch, also!
You may encounter knob and tube wiring and lead pipes in homes older than that
I always recommend a level II chimney inspection.
All great but is there some kind of list that is like homes built 30-50’s look out for …
Homes built in the 60’s look out for …
That would be so cool
Are there a lot of chimney problems in the NE?
I found this a couple of years ago!
Yes, it was real. Joints were either wired or bolted together. Authorities were called. Note the timestamp. Sheriff: ‘It is after 5 o’clock. Can we come get it tomorrow?’ LOL