Would you report on a bomb under a house?


This is just a little outside the scope of a home inspection in Fort Pierce, FL…:shock:

Yes I would from far far away… Interesting Hope we never get this problem… Thanks … Roy

:shock:Wow that’s insane. I don’t know how volatile that thing is but imagine if it went off under the house.

How about Germany they find about 15 every day .
I am sure they would love us to come and take them back.

****http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unexploded_ordnance Germany
Thousands of UXOs from the Second World War are still uncovered each year in Germany. The daily average is 15, most of them aerial bombs.[8]](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unexploded_ordnance#cite_note-7) Concentration is especially high in Berlin, where also lots of artillery shells and smaller munitions from the Battle of Berlin are uncovered each year. While most cases only make local news, one of the more spectacular finds in recent history was an American 500-pound aerial bomb discovered in Munich on 28 August 2012.[9]](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unexploded_ordnance#cite_note-8) As it was deemed too unsafe for transport, it had to be exploded in situ, shattering windows over a wide area of Schwabing and causing structural damage to several homes despite precautions to minimize damage. In 2011, a 1.8-tonne RAF bomb from in the Second World War was uncovered in Koblenz on the bottom of the Rhine River after a prolonged drought. It caused the evacuation of 45,000 people from the city and was called “the biggest bomb-related evacuation in Germany’s post-war history”.[10]](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unexploded_ordnance#cite_note-9) One of the largest individual pieces ever found was an unexploded ‘Tallboy’ bomb](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tallboy_(bomb)) uncovered in the Sorpe Dam in 1958.

Wow, what a great quote from that article:

They aren’t sure?!? This must be the laziest journalist on the planet, just listen for the “boom” and you’ll know what they did with it. :slight_smile:

I came across this in a basement last year. It gave me pause until I saw “practice” printed on it.

Were do Bombs fall in the NACHI standards of practice?

Not SOP, COE :wink:

The InterNACHI member shall not communicate any information about an inspection to anyone except the client without the prior written consent of the client, except where it may affect the safety of others or violates a law or statute.

From Home Inspector Code of Ethics - InterNACHI http://www.nachi.org/code_of_ethics.htm#ixzz26daGA4kd

I did find a Sidewinder once about 8 years ago, which caused a stir until it was determined that it was an inactive training missile. It was at an abandoned house and the buyer and I both puckered up when we saw what it was.