This is a
picture of a gas water heater installed next to a gas furnace. The opening
in furnace ductwork, in the center of the picture, is sucking a large
volume of air into the furnace when the furnace fan is running. The problem
here is that the air being sucked in to the furnace at this duct
opening can suck all the carbon monoxide from the gas water heater into
the furnace, when then distributes it throughout the house. This is a
very serious safety concern that should be addressed immediately, for
the safety of the home's occupants. The most annoying thing about
what you see in this picture is that the water heater was installed barely
a month before the home inspection, by peopled supposedly trained in the
safe operation and installation of gas appliances.
of soot blow back on and around this water heater temperature sensor is
an indication of a serious malfunction and deterioration inside this water
heater. This is a serious safety hazard that should immediately be investigated
and corrected by a qualified specialist.
pipe is leaking sewage gas inside this home. (which explains the not so
funny smell in this basement) It should be capped immediately, for
safety sake. Sewage gas cannot only sicken people in the home but, in
the right concentrations, it can be flammable and explosive.
vent pipe in the middle of a roof top deck is venting noxious sewage gas.
It should be raised in height so that the tenants can safely use this
rooftop deck again, without getting sick
basin in this picture was not placed there by coincidence. It is catching
the water that was leaking from the plumbing under this sink. At least,
it was helping keep the kitchen cabinet from deteriorating. Obviously,
this leak should be fixed immediately.
is of galvanized water supply piping. This piping is rusting and could
leak any time. Galvanized pipe can attract insurance issues regarding
price and even availability.