Philadelphia Home Inspectors

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The inspection itself went well, but we discovered pretty large issues after sale that could have potentially been prevented or at the very minimum prepared for if uncovered in inspection. After reaching out to him to discuss the issues, we spent about 20 minutes on the line debating whose fault it was (our point of view his as it should have come up in the inspection, his point of view the roofer's as "silver coating" implies fix any issues on the roof), and
offered several excuses, but no actionable plan. At one point, I asked pointedly about inspector's insurance something I had read about online, and he said "Obviously this conversation is going nowhere," and HUNG UP on us. Below is a pretty detailed summary of our total experience with
and the company.
During the inspection itself,
happily answered any questions from my dad who came down to assist with the inspection. He was friendly, professional and prompt. He gave us pointers as to what to ask about even if it wasn't included on the report itself. We received the report quickly and it was easy to understand. We were able to use his findings and the contractor who was selling the house made all but 2 of the suggested repairs (water pipe replacement, puddle on roof). At that point, we were extremely satisfied by the service and felt fully aware of the needs of the house.
I guess you could say the point where things went downhill was once we moved into the house, and the spring thaw happened (around end of March), and our roof sprung a leak. At the start we assumed it had to do with the roof and something not performed by the seller or roofer. As part of
's inspection he recommended we get the roof silver coated which we required the seller to do. We spent about 4 weeks trying to just get the roofer out to the house as it continued to leak and damage our master bedroom ceiling. Once he came out he fixed one area covered in the warranty that he thought might be the issue, but was not. At the second time the roofer came out, we accompanied him onto the roof where he showed us glaringly obvious cracks in our chimney outlet for the dryer vent. Not only that but he showed us 2 other vents that are the "wrong" vents for a flat roof like we have. They are the ones used for sloped roofs. He even asked us if we had an inspector on the roof.
In total we have spent approximately $500 so far in immediate repairs, and will have to spend more to replace the 2 "wrong vents" to prevent future problems. Had these issues been drawn to our attention prior to the close, we would have required them of the seller or at the very minimum been aware of the potential immediate monetary outlays.
provided an extremely detailed report in other areas of the house, and since the roof is the ONE area of the house that we have absolutely no ability to see prior to the sale, we needed to entrust the inspection to the inspector, and unfortunately he let us down.
When we called to discuss it, he said that the mentioning of silver coating should have been enough for the roofers to repair the two other issues that have since caused our leak. He mentioned that "a professional roofer" should "have known what to do to secure the roof, referring also to this comment in the report: " Although there were no signs of water infiltration from the roof and/or the related flashings, at the time of this inspection you should be aware that roofs and flashings can fail and leak at anytime." In other words, the inspector did not
it necessary to point out the two specific failings that was glaringly obvious for everyone else that came on the roof. Again, he was very specific about all other parts of the house on what needed to be repaired, not just the roof, the one area we as potential buyers were barred from entering of liability issues before the sale was final. There are bigger and smaller problem areas in a house inspection. Ensuring we don't have a failing roof is one of the biggest. In our opinion, the inspector made a big error in his omission, which lead us down the path to have to deal with a leaking roof after the spring thaw and first rainstorms set in. Unfortunately for us, this happened after the closing. Even worse,
was not even open to entertain the possibility that he might have made an omission mistake in his inspection report, putting all the blame squarely on the roofer. We wonder, is this the
of a professional inspector?


- Laura H.
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It went well.
listened to us, as we discussed conversion ideas to use for existing items and options. --- Given the loan type,
, energy efficiency was stressed and appreciated. --- In conversation, it seems
's family is in construction, and he has been around construction and remodeling houses growing up.
- Kimberly M.

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Home Inspecting reviews in Philadelphia

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, our inspector, was extremely thorough and walked us through the inspection process. He went over the house from bottom to top and found several issues that needed to be addressed. He made sure to let us know which needed immediate attention and which we could put off for a bit.
- Michael L.
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Our inspection went very well! I brought along my uncle, who is a general contractor, to make sure I knew all the right things to ask about and look for. The inspector was thorough, took great pictures, and talked me through each area of concern on the inspection(and some areas that were great!) He also threw in a few other home ownership tidbits that have been helpful as a first time home owner. Overall I was very pleased and we would definitely use them if we ever needed again.
- L M.
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Every aspect of the service was good except for one major failure -- I found out after purchase of the property that the inspector had missed a very large, very obvious area of damage to an exterior wall of the home. I missed it, too, but there was nothing obscuring the area from sight and it absolutely should have been included in the report. As a result I'm out over $2000 for the repairs.
- Christopher B.
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With the initial phone call I spoke to
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, one of the owners. She was helpful, organized, and charming. At a later point
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, who also answers the phone, was kind enough to explain how a radon test is conducted, even though they were not the ones to be doing it. How kind is that?
My inspector,
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was fantastic. He walked and talked me through all the parts of the house. He gave me superb advice on care and repairs, and upgrades in the future.
Afterwards I was sent a wonderful detailed report with pictures, extremely useful.
And it is clear why everyone who uses
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loves them. They are the best.


- Claire C.
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I spoke with
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on a Friday, explaining that I'd had some ceiling damage after the severe winter. He walked me through what to expect from the inspection. His son
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arrived promptly the following Monday and spent three hours going over the house, providing helpful commentary along the way.
Excellent job; I'd recommend this company without hesitation.
- Virginia K. N.
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was great to work with and he told us what he was inspecting and why the whole time he was there. He also provided us with helpful maintenance information on different things in the home. We had the inspection on Saturday and by Monday morning the report was in my email by the time I got to work. The report detailed what needed to be done and provided estimated costs. It was great working with this company.
- Samantha B.
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As a first time home buyer, I'd never dealt with a home inspection before. I contacted
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and a couple other home inspectors on Friday, and left a voice mail with a few questions.
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was the first to respond, answered all my questions, asked a few about the house, and gave me an estimate. I called back later that afternoon and scheduled with him for Monday because of his responsiveness, and because he would do the termite and radon himself, and not subcontract them. I was concerned that the snow on Monday would be a problem, but he said that it wouldn't be. Arrived on time, with a blanket for the floor by the doorway to wipe his feet. He explained how the inspection would work, and after a little bit of technical difficulties getting the credit card reader to work, we got started. He pointed out a number of things I never would have noticed, and explained why they could be a problem. Took lots of pictures, which were included with the report.
He made recommendations for repairs as we went along, mostly for things that would be immediate safety concerns. Due to the snow, he was not able to inspect the roof, but when he returned to pick up the radon test on Wed, he performed the roof inspection and forwarded an addendum to the inspection report. I would go to
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again for a home inspection.
- Mariliz D.
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I hired
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previously for another house inspection for a deal that thankfully didn't go through. The inspection caught some serious structural issues that we were happy to walk away from. On the second inspection, this time a different and far more well-kept house,
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did another great job.
I requeted
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for both inspections because he was extremely personable, patient and informative as I asked many questions. I'd hire him again, even though I hope don't have to (at least anytime soon)!
- Jonathan D.
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1st Security Home Security

3525 Ellicott Mills Dr
Ellicott City, MD

203k Consulting

744 South Street PMB 49
Philadelphia, PA

A & M ENGINEERING SERVICE INC

PO BOX 4440
Cherry Hill, NJ

A A ACTION WATERPROOFING INC

410 S Camp Meade Rd
Linthicum Heights, MD

A BAD CRITTER RACCOON & SQUIRREL REMOVAL

2502 New Albany Rd
Cinnaminson, NJ

A PRO HOME INSPECTION

12 ERVIN DR
Trenton, NJ

A PRO HOME INSPECTION SVC CO

4142 Ogletown Stanton Rd
Newark, DE

A-1 HOME INSPECTIONS

1534 NEW BROOKLYN RD
Sicklerville, NJ

A-Academy Termite & Pest Control

2760 Rte 9
Howell, NJ

A-OK-NJ Home Inspections L.L.C.

1240 Gibbsboro Road
Voorhees, NJ

A-Stat Inspection Services

4 Versailles Circle
Doylestown, PA

A2Z Quality Home Inspections

8 Mohawk Dr.
Richboro, PA

AAA HOME INSPECTIONS

2 Wide Horizons Dr
Colts Neck, NJ

AAA Termite & Wildlife Inc

124 E Mapleave
Langhorne, PA

Aardvark Home Inspections

600 Pitman Ave
Pitman, NJ

AB-Con Termite & Pest Control Professionals

2927 Haddonfield Rd
Pennsauken, NJ

ABC Exterminating Products

137 Treeline Dr
Deptford, NJ

Able Mechanical & Construction

70 Blue Ridge Drive
Levittown, PA

Abundant Luxury Home Inspection Services LLC

7715 Crittenden Street
Philadelphia, PA

Accredited Inspections, LLC.

323 South 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA
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