In this InspectBits Episode 004, we take a humorous look at what could sometimes be less than funny. In this home and identified during a Raleigh Home Inspection, there was evidence that marijuana had been grown in the house on some small scale…perhaps for personal use and maybe even on an “experimental” basis bv a “rookie” grower. There was a “heat lamp” type of light fixture present…and a fan/ventilation unit as well; there was some minimal amount of flexible duct-work that had previously been installed through some holes that had been cut into the interior walls of some basement rooms and there were a few little planting trays present.
There was no evidence of any particular damage, or adverse effect, to the home…no evidence of tampering with the electrical service, no automatic watering equipment, no visible fungal/microbial growth in finished or unfinished parts of the basement, and no musty odors…just some equipment left behind, the holes in the interior walls, and some related reading material pertaining to marijuana cultivation and “hydroponics” that was discovered in the attic.
So, we informed our clients of our observations first hand (they were with us during the inspection and we always recommend that our clients be present for their Home Inspection)…and we discussed the potential implications. But, had the evidence indicated a more “large-scale” operation then there could, potentially, have been some evidence of more adverse effects for the home itself. As it was, the holes in the interior walls needed to be repaired though even that wasn’t causing any particular issues, in and of itself, and within the scope of a Home Inspection.
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The Raleigh Home Inspector