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The 10 creepiest things ever found during a home inspection

Home inspectors, real estate professionals, estate-sale professionals and undertakers all have one thing in common: they know your secrets - the ones you've been trying to keep hidden your entire life. Some things are best left undisturbed as often a little information is just too much. Take a look at these disturbing finds that may, or may not, have you sleeping better at night knowing at least your house isn't one of them.

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1. Exploding smoke detector
1. Exploding smoke detector
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This story of a smoke detector turned out to be more of a smoke-effector, shares Jeff Miller, co-founder of US-based AE Home Group.

The previous owners of the house had moved out only one day earlier, but had not turned off their electricity or the air conditioning, recalls Miller.

In fact, the air conditioning was set to high, which at first seemed like a good thing, because the day of their inspection happened to be the hottest and most humid day of the summer.

Then, they started to smell smoke.

"Rushing down to the basement we found that condensation caused the smoke detector to short out."

In fact, the smoke detector was now on fire.

"Ironically, the smoke detector almost burned that house down," says Miller.



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