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I will be using her for any future inspections and will be referring to all of our friends and family. She was the best!
told me to ask the receipts about every work done for the water damage, and it was a home run. In the brief property disclosure, the water damage looks so tiny compared to its reality. After I go through the work receipts, I decided to walk away from the home.
Then, I asked
This time around, he charged us $475 and my parents just figured prices had gone up. He was punctual and nice, but when it came time to do the report he did not answer some of our questions, and then proceeded to deflect questions and suggested that we get further inspection by plumbers, electricians, etc.
Once we got the report we had more questions than answers - many boxes were checked "
The remodeling contractor (who we found on the
The contractors estimates and observations ultimately
I feel sad writing this review, because he is a really nice guy and I'm not sure what happened. I am even sadder, however, that I had to get a second opinion after spending all that money. The contractor ended up not even charging us for the two hours he was there because he felt so bad for us with all of the misinformation we had received from this inspector. It is scary to think that we almost made a terrible mistake by purchasing that home, seeing as though it would have needed way more work than we were originally told to even get it to where it would have been a safe and healthy house to live in (i.e. - no ventilation on the crawlspace, little ventilation in the roof, the inspector did not go into the attic or much of the crawlspace so we don't even know if there was mold…).
Overall, I would not suggest this inspector to anyone :(
Two things stood out in my mind after the inspection that I should have asked about at the time of the inspection. Firstly, he didn't bring the equipment necessary to look at our roof or our attic. I should have cancelled the inspection right then and rescheduled at a time when he would have the appropriate equipment but I was a first time buyer and way too optimistic. Secondly, the home showed signs of water damage that I didn't know how to identify at the time but he should have. There is cracking/peeling paint around several windows, uneven wall surfaces, and the laminate flooring is bubbling underneath a window. Subsequent contractors have showed me these issues when at the house for other issues.
Overall, there haven't been major issues that we would have included in the repair requests to the seller but I definitely learned my lesson. If an inspector doesn't have the tools necessary to do an inspection, call it off to reschedule or find a different inspector.
I hope I won't need another home inspection any time soon, but will always call on
He inspected all parts of the house in a quiet and diligent manner and reported back to us as he went along as to what his findings were. He informed us of some relatively minor fixes we could make (roof inspection/certification, sewer scope, chimney repair, oil tank decommissioning) that would go a long way toward helping us get the most for the house when we put it up for sale and he made sure we knew what was the . His report was ready and emailed almost immediately after the appointment with plenty of corresponding photos and explanations of his findings. It is a very good and accurate record of the state of the house as it stands and has been useful in explaining issues to other contractors. He was available afterwards to answer some questions that arose and said he was happy to help at any time.
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