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Inspection (by WMH [NC]) Apr 10, 2021 4:32 PM
       Inspection (by GKARL [PA]) Apr 10, 2021 5:08 PM
       Inspection (by Hoosier [IN]) Apr 10, 2021 5:18 PM
       Inspection (by plenty [MO]) Apr 10, 2021 8:53 PM
       Inspection (by Robert J [CA]) Apr 11, 2021 4:18 AM
       Inspection (by WMH [NC]) Apr 11, 2021 9:14 AM
       Inspection (by Wilma [PA]) Apr 11, 2021 4:42 PM
       Inspection (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Apr 12, 2021 1:13 AM

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Inspection (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Apr 10, 2021 4:32 PM

Inspection today on 4-year tenant with 3 giant cats who is moving:

FULL of old lady stuff, in boxes, but she is moving so everything is getting packed up. But MOG it was full of stuff...up and down the hallways, every counter, cupboard...but she is moving so what can I say? She is trashing and packing.

Cats are beautiful, huge, calm and lovely: I would kill to have any of them. Maine Coons and mixes. Smell was minty-fresh. She is either covering it up well or keeps them clean. I'm betting the latter...HOPING as it is carpet - from 2009 - and still looks darn good. Not ready to rip and replace yet.

Found no damage caused by her at all.


Inspection (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: Apr 10, 2021 5:08 PM

Good show!

Inspection (by Hoosier [IN]) Posted on: Apr 10, 2021 5:18 PM

Wow, great news! Hopefully you get the place re-rented soon!

Inspection (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Apr 10, 2021 8:53 PM

Good news. Doesnt always workout with animals.

Inspection (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2021 4:18 AM

Sure sign of troubles, scent to hid cat urine stench. My last tenant with cats moving from an apartment with carpets had it shampooed and scented the day before the final move-out inspection. So with a pair of pliers I went to the living room corner, just under the main viewing windows where the cat's loved to perch, and I pulled back the carpeting.

On the back side of the carpet, lots of stains. On the padding lots of stains. Then when I tired to pull back the padding, it was stuck to the hardwood flooring. The cat urine had gone through the carpet, then through the padding and then stained the hardwood flooring.

So now the carpet and padding had to be replaced and the wood floors treated with enzymes just to neutralize the urine.

BUT if I ever wanted to expose the natural hardwood flooring, the urine damage had to be repaired, meaning replaced. At $10 per square feet, the cat damage would come to over $1,000.

So the depreciated value of the carpet, padding and the wood treatment/replacement came to more than my tenants deposit -- so they got nothing back.

Soon afterwards they sued me in small claims court. I counted sued and won...Showing the judge the carpet, padding and damaged hardwood, so he could conduct a smell test, and with picture plus estimates and the paid invoices...

Inspection (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2021 9:14 AM

We have/had had up to three cats before (only two now and rapidly heading towards one :( ) and never had a urine problem, male cats too, so we are hoping for a similar outcome here. We've had three dogs at once too, no issues.

Our worst urine issues have been dogs for sure. We've bought a lot of houses where people kept dogs locked up...

Inspection (by Wilma [PA]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2021 4:42 PM

I have a mostly Maine Coon grandcat who is the sweetest giant bit of fluffiness ever. When he comes to be "catsat" it takes him exactly 5 minutes to figure out where we put the litter box - even asks to be let in from the screen porch when he needs to use the box.

Still, heed the advice of the others and check those floors! --96.245.xx.xx

Inspection (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Apr 12, 2021 1:13 AM

WMH - Queen of Big Cat Turnovers!


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