Older homes hazards

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.

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I recommend a “sewer scope” what a home is from that era.

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You too guys are taking over the forum with excellent advice

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Potential for asbestos

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Skeletons, ghosts and/or other paranormal activity!

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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.

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Sorry, we all make mistakes sometimes! :grimacing:

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You and Larry rock!

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Thanks, Martin!..Your advice is top notch, also!

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You may encounter knob and tube wiring and lead pipes in homes older than that

Cheers



HAVE FUN!!! :grinning:

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I always recommend a level II chimney inspection.

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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 …
70’s …
etc

That would be so cool

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Are there a lot of chimney problems in the NE?

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I found this a couple of years ago!

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Pretty strange!

Was it real? And if it was real, did you call the authorities?

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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

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Cool stuff! :grinning: