Hello, here I am laying down on the job. I wanted to show you something that I think is essential to understand. I was in this house eight years ago and did the inspection, and when I was here, I found—some evidence of mold growth in the attic. So I called it out. And it looks like somebody’s come through attended to it or covered it up. Right. So you can see they’ve spray painted or sprayed the entire ceiling. I don’t know if you can tell that everything is white. But it wasn’t that way when I was here eight years ago. The problem is that they didn’t address the cause. And the cause is poor venting. Since it is an older house, all you’ve got is a couple of gable vents, a couple of roof vents, and a powered vent over there as well. That I don’t think is currently working. (Sometimes those can be problematic for, for a different reason.) Usually, when I see growth in an addict, the cause is you’ve got a temperature difference. So warm air escaping from the house in the wintertime migrates to the colder roof deck. And so you get this warm, moist air that meets the colder roof deck. And then it will form frost a lot of times. And then, over time, you’ll see growth occur. So, they addressed the mold growth, but I want to show you in that timeframe, since they did that, we’ve got more growth. You can see it all the way across through the bottom here. And again, the cause of that is warm moist air coming up through the minimal insulation they have here. Though typical for age, it’s not quite enough. Poor insulation, and air sealing, also exacerbate the symptoms because more warm air can escape. As warm air enters the attic, it gets to that colder roof. And since there’s not enough venting in the attic to balance out the attic temperatures with the exterior temperatures, it causes frost on the bottom side of the roof deck, and then you get growth like this.

Hey, it’s Josh. Just here to explain why getting an inspection is essential, even on a brand new build. So this is the second time we’ve been out at this house. The first time we did a pre-drywall inspection, we came out and checked everything that you couldn’t see during the final inspection, right?

We look at the foundation, framing, and all that, and we found some cracks in the foundation. Like over here. They’ve got those addressed and fixed. And so they went ahead and finished, and here we are back to do the final just as they’re wrapping up. So they’ve got a handful of things that still need to be done, but they’re pretty close. I think they’re going to close next week, but something’s happened since the last time I was here. And I’m going to show you what it was. So this electrical panel had its initial inspection, its rough-in inspection on 4-27-22. And since then, they’ve recalled these electrical panels.

I think in June, they announced the recall, and the recall does affect this particular panel. So I double check the model number. You can check it there from the website yourself if you’d like. But they recall this electrical panel. And yet still, it was approved right here yesterday.

So the electrical inspector came out and approved the panel. So everything’s good to go. The only problem is, is it is a recalled electrical panel. And so everything’s not good to go. So even though they’ve got inspection stickers, all that’s done. So we’re not always looking for exactly the same thing.

So I encourage you to get an inspection on any house you buy on any investment you make, like this. Let someone that’s been in this industry for a while. Come out, inspect your home and give you all the information they can find about it. All right. Thanks, guys.