It is very common for bathroom sinks to have problems with the pop-up stoppers.
Sometimes the mechanism under the sink is damaged, disconnected or just plain missing. Other times the lift arm isn’t properly connected to the stopper itself. Whatever the problem, since photographs are my only means of taking notes on an inspection, a reminder picture of a problem with a pop-up stopper might look something like the following picture.
Such a picture is usually enough to jog my memory and even tell me which bathroom the problem was in. Sometimes I photo the problem under the sink as well. When this one wouldn’t pull up and properly close the drain I sort of expected one of the usual scenarios under the sink.
I wasn’t quite prepared for the work of the last painters of the room.
The stopper lift-arm had been taped to the drain pipe—-it was easier to fix than write up.
But I at least got a blog post out of it—pictures and all.
Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
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