Steven L. Smith, Bellingham, WA Home Inspector (King of the House)

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Crawl Space Swat Gear

I was moments away from entering a crawl space which the seller told me had, in the past, been a hangout for rats. This was an inside the house crawl space hatch. I had just opened the hatch, put on my respirator and it was time to go down under.

It just so happened that, next to me, was a mirror. I took this photo of one home inspector who is dressed in his SWAT outfit to deal with the unknown creatures below.

 

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Steven L. Smith

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Comment balloon 10 commentsSteven L. Smith • August 26 2010 07:49PM

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Wow, there was already an inspector down there?  What timing!  Coincidence?  You being followed?  Or are you following somebody else?

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 7 years ago

Wow! that just made me get a chill. THere's no way I would go in there.

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty,Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes - (Lizette Realty - Lexington KY - Richmond KY) about 7 years ago

Steve, you would scare anything looking like that

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) about 7 years ago

Crawlspaces... the absolute worst thing about the job! (At least IMHO).

Posted by Jason Channell, The House Sleuth (Diadem Property Inspections - Serving Southeast Michigan) about 7 years ago

Hi Steve, Glad to see you wear a respirator. I wear one in attics, crawls, smoking homes, old moldy homes. I did an inspection a couple weeks ago for a doctor that insisted the immune system could handle all the above....I didn't buy it and donned my respirator. jay  ps: did you find any rodents?

Posted by Jay Lloyd, Allpro Home Inspection (Cape Coral Florida) about 7 years ago

Jay,

Nope, did not see any eye to eye.

Posted by Steven L. Smith, Bellingham WA Home Inspector (King of the House Home Inspection, Inc.) about 7 years ago

Crawl space? What's a crawl space? I recall seeing ol Charlie B disappearing down a floor hatch earlier this summer. I thought I heard some sobbing while he was down in there, but I couldn't be sure.

Posted by James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector (JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC) about 7 years ago

Jim that was probably "grunting"----then again probably "sobbing"

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) about 7 years ago

Steve, if you plan to pose for pictures, you need to comb your hair.  LOL

Posted by Barbara S. Duncan, CRS, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR (RE/MAX Advantage) about 7 years ago

Barbara,

Nutsy and me don't need no stinking combs.

Posted by Steven L. Smith, Bellingham WA Home Inspector (King of the House Home Inspection, Inc.) about 7 years ago

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