Weird Things That Happen During Inspections: All Smoke Detectors Go Off at Once!
Updated: Sep 22, 2019
Within a month of each other I filled two spas and tested them. But then I drained them and one leaked into the dining room and the other onto the porch! Foreclosure properties present hazards whenever I turn on the water or gas to the house. I position realtors and clients on each level to shout out warnings to me so I can turn off supply valves immediately.
Just the other day I had completed several hours of an inspection in a big house when all four upstairs smoke detectors went off! If they are hardwired there are several reasonable explanations, absent noticeable smoke or fumes. But if they are not, not so much.
NOTE ALSO THAT THE CREEPY DETECTORS WERE IONIZATION MODELS LIKE THE ONE IN THE PICTURE: NEED TO CHANGE TO PHOTOELECTRIC SO THE SMOKE DOESN'T GET YOU BEFORE THE FLAMES DO!