We like to use pretty bright flashlights when doing what we do. If you take a bright flashlight and shine it down the side of the wall or ceiling, every deformity shows.
In the photo above you can see where the joints of the drywall are. This ceiling was kinda borderline. I wasn’t quite sure if this was a poor installation or if the roof leaked in the past and these are repairs. We still like to ask our clients to ask the sellers for any and all knowledge regarding who did the install and if it was repaired. If it was repaired, if there are any warranties associated with the work.
It is easy when you see a bunch of repairs.
Charles is a home inspector and a home inspector trainer. He started as a professional home inspector in 1993. He works for Chicagoland Home Inspectors, Inc. and Bellman Group, Inc. He has earned the title of Certified Master Inspector (CMI) from the Master Inspector Certification Board. He earned the title Certified Property Inspector (CPI) from the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors. He earned the title ASHI Certified Inspector (ACI) from the American Society of Home Inspectors. He served as a Director and Officer of the American Society of Home Inspectors. He hs a tremendous passion about the home inspection profession and prides himself on helping his clients with the biggest purchase of their lives.