We are looking to buy a house and don't have much experience yet (lived in condo most of our lives). We had an inspection in the house that we are looking to buy and some stain was found in the basement on the floor (please see the image). Is this something we should be worried about? Any help is appreciated! enter image description here

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    "Request Disclosure" effectively means that it's abnormal but the inspector doesn't know what caused it either and he's telling you to request the seller disclosure any information they may have regarding this abnormality. – Tyson Oct 14 '16 at 3:28

Looks like a pretty small stain. Even if the wastewater pipe is the cause I don't think it would be a big deal to fix. The risk looks pretty small to me.

  • There are risks: what if this is the only visible evidence of a major leak which usually drains into the soil? – Carl Witthoft Oct 14 '16 at 14:07
  • If u change mayor to minor I would agree. Mayor leeks don't drain easily without pooling sooner or later. This looks like a stain from the top. Maybe as simple as somebody spilled there coffee. – Ride Sun Oct 14 '16 at 14:34
  • Except a home inspector would not write up a coffee stain and instruct the buyer to "request disclosure". The fact this made it into the inspection report means it should not be simply ignored as a coffee stain. – Tyson Oct 15 '16 at 3:06
  • Ok, how about a better Picture. Where is the rough in pipe. Also, what is the scaling in the picture. Maybe a few shoots would be good with a picture from the complete room. – Ride Sun Oct 15 '16 at 6:08
  • By the way, home inspector coukd write up anything – Ride Sun Oct 15 '16 at 17:04

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