It’s never fun to read (or write!) the phrase “evidence of a historical event” on a home inspection report. However, unless your home is brand-spanking new, these occurrences are just par for the course.
One common “historical event” I encounter are electrical events. During a recent inspection in Langley, I came across an outlet that appeared mildly charred. I can’t know how recently the sparks flew, so I recommended further evaluation by a qualified electrician.
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