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forclosed inspection

this might be the wrong place to ask this question, i just have no idea where else to ask.

we has an inpector at a forclosed house we are looking to buy, and we could not get the shower to run to inspect.   he told us its probably  because the hot water tank is empty and the gas is off, but should it not get cold water?

im so sorry to ask this here...any advice would be helpful.

thanks
  • August 27 2013 - Sterling Heights
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As others have said, you should have all utilities on when having a home inspection.  You should have at least gotten cold water unless the water is off in the property or there could possibly be issues with the water lines.  If you still have time I would recommend getting the utilities on including the water.  I would also recommend a different inspector.

Good Luck!!
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You should always either have the listing agent turn on the utilities or if they won't you should put them in your name during the inspection timeframe. It's very important to check all of the main items in a home - ESPECIALLY A FORECLOSURE!
If you still have time during your home inspection contingency get the utilities back on and get the inspector (or another one) to check the entire house.
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I fear you must have had a real novice as a home inspector. Yes, you would get cold water unless a valve is off preventing any water flow from the hot side.
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