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They were very accommodating to my schedule as well as a last minute change due to needing access to a neighbors unit. He arrived promptly. I got the report promptly and it was detailed 10 plus pages. It was also my first home inspection so I didn't know what to expect. But what really impressed me was when I read a friends home inspection report. Ispys was 10 times better- there was no comparison. Ispy was more thorough and better written. Example would be ispy had a paragraph with photos about the fuse box and what was wrong and why it had to be redone. Theirs had one sentence saying the fuse box needs upgraded. That was it. Ispys had great pictures and pointed out nuance things a homeowner would like to know such as outlets are tired or bathroom fan needs cleaned. I have lived here for months now and I have yet to find something ispy did not find. The nuance things were right as well. I had to replace all the tired outlets as stuff wouldn't stay plugged in. I'm more impressed now than I knew I should be at the time.
- Kim M.

I am the owner of Atlas Properties. I have been referring work to
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for a few years now. All of my clients have been very impressed and has not missed any details. Over 30 inspection and Im the person that has to deal with any back lash or missed problems. Not one as of yet..
- Marc R.

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arrived promptly at 9am and did a 3 1/2 hour home inspection of a 2,000 sq. ft. house. That evening,
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delivered a 90-page report with 100 (!) photos outlining issues with the house.
Walking around with
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during the home inspection was a huge learning experience. He clearly explained what he saw and why it mattered. The photos that he took are enormously helpful. A photo speaks a thousand words, and the 100 photos he included in his report are an incredible reference for me. I am able to see, in an organized manner, all the problems that exist and then properly prioritize them.
The home inspection was very thorough. He discovered undisclosed termite damage, gas leaks, faulty wiring and many other issues. The price of $725 was higher than other home inspectors, but the quality of
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's work merits it. I found his work to be an excellent value.
- David N.

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completed two home inspections for us. He was on time and always courteous. He was very helpful in explaining to us about the houses and the observations he had. He seemed very thorough and provided us with detailed report. It was also easy to schedule appointment with him. The first home inspection showed up a lot of problems on the house and we ended up did not purchase the house based on his findings. We'd definitely recommend him to others.
- Judy W.

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arrived before we had even made it to the Condo, and began to get to know the property manager, as well as the exterior of the building while he was waiting for us. When we got there, he brought us up to speed on what he had seen and what he had checked already. Next, we moved into the building, where he inspected the steps leading up to the apartment, as well as the elevator. He also checked the roof, and explained that the roof on the building was actually the best roof available for a large building. He explained why it was good, and told us his observations about the roof itself. Next we returned to the condo. Once inside, he immediately raised the thermostats on all of the heaters, something that wouldn't have crossed my mind on a hot May day. He then used an infrared thermometer (one of the nifty laser ones) to see how quickly the individual heater heated up. He then went to the circuit boxes, and pointed out that one of them was missing a door that would need to be replaced to limit the risk of electrical fires. He then went to the balcony, where he checked the state and remaining life of the sliding glass doors, as well as the storm doors. He also fixed one of the doors that was screwed closed. He pointed out that the current balcony railings weren't up to code, but that because they were existing structures that was not a problem, unless we had kids (we don't). He also pointed out some areas that would require heavy cleaning to remove built up algae. We then returned to the condo and entered the kitchen. He turned the faucet up to it's hottest setting and let it run for a few minutes, and then again took a temperature reading to see how hot the water was. He also ran the disposal for 45-60 seconds, to ensure that it was fully functional. He took the time to measure the temperature of all the burners and actually determined that one of the electric
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burners didn't work. After a thorough check of the kitchen, we ventured into the bathroom, where
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pointed out some tiles that needs to be replaced, and showed us that most of the tilework would probably need to be re-grouted in the next few years, but that with proper upkeep it would last for quite some time. He pointed out that the stopper in the bath tub was nonfunctional, and that the toilet moved slightly from side to side. He also showed us that the vanity needed to be replaced, as the covering were peeling off at the edges. Finally he determined that the fan in the bathroom was not functional, but couldn't pinpoint a cause. Onward to the second bedroom, he pointed out the quality of the windows, and the intact thermal seal on the window glass. He checked the heaters in this room as well, but found it to be in good condition overall. Then into the master bedroom, where he pointed out that they were using plywood to extend some of the shelving, but that it had begun to bow. He tested the heaters in this room as well, and found them to be nonfunctional. Finally, he checked the in wall air conditioner and told us that, despite it's age, it was in great condition and was working quite well. Throughout all of the inspection, he was pointing out areas where cords were too close to heaters, where electrical outlets needed to be updated to GFCI outlets, and any other details that were even remotely relevant. Then we moved outside the building where he inspected the perimeter as well as the waterline. After the inspection, he sent us a full report, viewable online, with many of the dozens of pictures that he took throughout the process, with important parts highlighted and information what what needed to be repaired, replaced, or removed. Overall, it was a great experience, and proved to be a fountain of useful information.
- Peter T.

From the start
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, the inspector, was punctual, detailed, and professional. Overall, he gave me comfort in the decision I was making to purchase a home in that I felt informed to make the decision.
- Mary C.

Unlike some other bigger companies that sometimes outsource,
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has performed the inspection himself. He was very responsive. I spent about 30 minutes on the phone with him prior to inspection outlining my key concerns and about another 30 minutes as a follow up (as I wasn't present at the actual inspection - a member of my family and my broker were).
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has spent over two hours at the property (it was only a small two bedroom villa) and I really felt that he was on my side rather than just a signature for the bank to get a loan. I was buying a property as a foreclosure "as is" so it was very important for me to get true assessment of any issues that I would be faced with. He answered my questions re all of the important issues and helped me understand how much it will cost me if I needed to fixed them. He e-mailed to me his very detailed full report with pictures (40 pages+) the same day (4pm after an inspection that started at 9:30am).
- Roman B.

I could not have asked for a better experience.
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was patient and extremely informative. He even gave us a book on proper home maintenance!
- Colleen O.

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was referred to me by several coworkers, who could not stop praising his completeness, professionalism and his helpfullness throughout their home-buying process (and afterwards, as they encountered some problems during remodelling). He actually exceeded my expectations!! He was a pleasure to work with, and his inspection report could not have been better written and organized! I will definitely use him again, and I highly recommend him to anyone who needs a home inspected.
- Ellen R.

Inspected 3 condos in one building. We were having roofing work done and wanted verification that the work actually needed to be done. He was our unbiased party and helped us with that work.
- Marybeth B.
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All Home Inspectors in Boston, MA

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1st Call Plumbing&Heating

PO Box 664
Foxboro, Ma


Scituate, MA

A Closer Look Home Inspections

7 E Britannia St
Taunton, MA


West Roxbury, MA

A Quality Home Inspection Inc.

461 Cotuit Rd
Mashpee, MA

A&E Environmental, Inc.

52 Old Willard Road
Leominster, MA


Manchester, NH

A1 Commercial Cleaners Boston

75 Kneeland Street
Boston, MA


North Andover, MA


Lowell, MA

Aardvark Solutions

PO Box 67324
Chestnut Hill, MA

Abbey Inspection Service Inc

313 E Riding Dr
Carlisle, MA


Boston, MA


Haverhill, MA

Able Home Inspection Inc

PO Box 5366
Laconia, NH

Above and Beyond Home Inspections

4 South Pine St.
Salem, MA

Abram & Co

Po Box 5011
Beverly, MA


Abington, MA


North Easton, MA


Nahant, MA

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