Plumbers putty will not fix poorly cemented ABS drain pipes, in fact, it just created an avenue for mold growth. Call me to schedule your next home inspection. I'm absolutely confident you will not be disappointed.
Before the frigid cold sets in tonight, make sure you don't have any drips or leaks at exterior hose bibs that could cause frozen/split pipes. This one should be replaced with a frost free/anti-siphon type unit.
Do you have a laundry room on the 2nd level of your home? This dryer vent at the roof was 100% blocked with lint creating a potential fire hazard; I'm sure it wasn't helping much drying your clothes either.
As we are nearing the time to start up the wood burning fireplace, check to see if you have a rain cap/spark arrestor on top the chimney flue. Even if your chimney flue is only used for a gas fireplace, HVAC or is abandoned - a rain cap is highly recommended.
Loose toilets are frequently found during inspections; look for discoloration in vinyl flooring or tile grout indicating a possible leak. During a home inspection I always check floors around toilets with a moisture meter; a little leak can do a lot of damage in a short amount of time.
Why should you have your home inspected? Because not all issues are this obvious. As a Certified Master Inspector I inspect and report on over 400 items and give your home the thorough check up needed before closing. Hire only the best!