The house I want to talk about today, originally had a three car garage.
Very early in the life of the home, perhaps dating even to the time of construction, someone decided one of those garage bays would become living space.
In this first picture you can see the closet doors built to enclose the water heater. You can also see the overhead door opener buttons on the wall next to what would have originally been the door from the house to the garage. At the bottom right hand corner of the picture you can see the edge of the door from the room to the garage.
The problem is that the garage overhead doors are not “visible” from the opener buttons as required.
Anything can be going on around the doors, either during closing or opening that the person pushing the buttons would not be able to be aware of.
The buttons need to be relocated to the proper position inside the garage where the overhead doors will be in full few.
Charles Buell, Real Estate Inspections in Seattle
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WA State, Home Inspector Advisory Licensing Board