Originally Posted By: bwieczorek
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Inspected a home yesterday afternoon, was called by the client rather then a RE agent. The home has been empty for about 4-6 months but the heat was on set at 58 degrees. There was a faint smell of natural gas in the lower level. The gas detector went crazy when placed near a union of 2 pipes. The realtor wasn’t there nor was the seller. The buyer showed up about the time I was wrapping up. I told the buyer about the problem and told him to call the seller but at this point the seller(an investor) is unknown to him. He called the RE agent but all he could do is leave a message. He talked with his lawyer but he didn’t know what to do. I left the gas on(the way it was when we got there) so the pipes wouldn’t freeze.
I couldn’t sleep worrying about the leak so I called the gas company. They shut off the gas and this morning I called the the buyer to tell him about the situation. The leak is the number one item in my report to the clients lawyer and RE agent.