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Old 2/24/18, 6:31 PM
Jason Federico Jason Federico is offline
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Default To House Trap or not to House Trap? That is the question...

I have on many inspections observed the absence of a whole house trap. During training it was taught that a missing whole house trap should be written as a defect. However, I see many reasons why whole house traps could be an issue.

I am wondering what the census is on whole house traps? Do you write missing whole house traps as a defect? should I ignore it? It seems like the majority of my home inspections have this defect written and it causes more concern than the benefit itself.

Jason Federico
Bald Eagle Inspection Services, LLC
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Old 2/24/18, 7:04 PM
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Marcel R. Cyr, CMI Marcel R. Cyr, CMI is offline
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