Poor Venting / Bad Contractors Could Lead to Hazardous Conditions
A word of warning to our valued customers. If you hire a contractor to install a new roof or do repairs, make sure they are qualified and detail oriented.
A word of warning to our valued customers. If you hire a contractor to install a new roof or do repairs, make sure they are qualified and detail oriented. There are existing penetrations in your roof that are required for ventilation. Some for actual appliances like hot water tanks and gas furnaces. If they ignore these vents and you don’t know what to look for, your family could be put in a dangerous situation where they may be exposed to hazardous contaminants.
On one of our recent installs we came across one of these situations. The installer was scheduled to replace a gas furnace and upon arrival noticed something strange and a distinct smell. He had to open up a wall to get into the attic to find that the roofers had been careless and shook loose the venting for their hot water tank. They did not inspect the pipe after install and so in the picture you’ll see that the gas fumes (carbon monoxide) from their hot water is leaking into their attic and creating a hazardous and potentially fatal situation for this family.
If you feel your home may be in this situation, please give us a call.
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