Epic Fails Found During Inspections

Epic Fails are pictures of actual conditions found during home inspections, that show some of the ridiculous (and often dangerous) situations created in some homes.

While they may appear entertaining, most should serve as a cautionary tale of what NOT to do around your home.

Integrity Home Inspections Water and electricity don't mix. And it gets worse when you add in potentially hazardous chemicals!

Premier Inspections Exposed terminals, metal garbage disposal . . . what could possibly go wrong?

Sanders Home Inspections And probably located right next to a sink to boot!

Whole House Inspectors Probably saved a whole fifty cents by not buying an adapter!

Morgan Inspections Good thing that faucet packings never leak. Oh wait!

Top and Bottom Inspections It's ok, they used heavy duty duct tape!

First Call Inspections Joint cement is just two aisles over from the duct tape section. Should have walked the few extra steps!

David Lyons I found this LIVE electric panel in a laundry room directly above the dryer. The home was occupied and was an active listing that my client had under contract. Clear evidence that electric wiring is not, and should not, be a hobby.

Jose Gonzalez Aside from the failing and/or poorly installed roof covering, the roof structure or framing also had major deficiencies. The roof replacement and structural repairs would have been a very expensive surprise for this buyer had he not had us inspect the property!

Clay Somers Roof valley attempt at woven valley... started as a regular cut valley....ended as a not even close to proper woven valley!!

Ross Kennedy At some point someone decided it was too difficult to use proper junction boxes in a cathedral ceiling in a third floor attic. So they skipped it all together causing this fire hazard

Gordon G Glidden Grounded electric meters

Roger Gerhardt Hidden defects in garage by garage sale

Gordon G Glidden Grounded electric meters. Note: the meters are not smart, neither were the installers

Dan Joandrea Bathroom, kitchen and dryer vents should be vented to the exterior of the house not in the attic.