I inspect LOTS of showers in homes–no big deal–and this is not the first time I have found this particular defect. When I find this particular installation at a home, one would generally assume it was a homeowner remodel. I can imagine the remodeler finding a tub at “Second Use” or on E-bay that was super cheap and they thought that it would be “perfect” for the new bathroom.
So where do the sponges come in?
I will get around to that.
I can just imagine the scenario where the happy home owners spend the whole day unpacking and moving into the house the day they get the keys. The moving company’s truck driver assumed the happy homeowners would unload the truck while the driver napped in the cab.
Eventually after much effort the truck was unloaded.
The happy homeowners were ready to order pizza and call it a night.
Sweetie #1 went in the bathroom to take a shower and before anyone could say “Pizza is here,” Sweetie #2 was yelling something about water in the hallway.
Sweetie #1 started yelling something about “dang home inspectors!”
Sweetie #2 asked frantically, “Which box are the sponges in?”
By Charles Buell, Real Estate Inspections in Seattle
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