Metal Corrosion Inside Ceiling Fans | My Lennar Home

Rusting and Corroding Inside Ceiling Fans

During the first Lennar home inspection, the insides of my fans were shown to be rusting and corroding, but there were no apparent signs of water damage in the area.

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A Lennar home inspector noted that the inside of my fan was rusted. There are no visible signs of rusting or metal corrosion on the exterior of the fan. Lennar noted that there were no signs of water damage around the area of the fan or anywhere at the roof.

This, of course, caused me to start asking a lot of questions around this finding. It should be noted there are no signs of metal corrosion or rusting on the outside of the fans either. This is a common issue in my Lennar home, as the pipes and many of the appliances also show signs of metal corrosion.

Although there’s extensive water damage and mold caused by the improperly installed A/C system in the attic, there apparently doesn’t appear to be any water damage detected around the area of the ceiling fans.

It’s likely a multitude of problems, including a factory that was on the Westshore Yacht Club land that was never fully remediated, as well as the constant and ongoing air conditioner issues in the home that impact air quality. There is also a 45+-year-old jet fuel pipeline just feet under the ground and feet away from the back of my house.

Mark Metheny requests an environmental inspection

Because of the confusion that occurred during the last conference call to discuss the 80+ ongoing construction problems, Mark Metheny thought it was a good idea to have Rick Hudak come out for additional inspections. The evidence of metal corrosion, amongst other environmental concerns, also prompted him to suggest that an environmental company come with Rick to do an initial, visual inspection. The environmental company he suggested was Environ.

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Mark Metheny of Lennar wanted to bring in an environmental inspection company in addition to other home inspections based on the numerous construction issues and evidence of metal corrosion.

 

However, those inspections never happened after Lennar suddenly became quiet shortly after this request for additional inspections.