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"He climbed on top of my second story roof. He was very thorough! More thorough than either realtor expected. From the foundation to the roof he examined everything." He explained everything and encouraged questions. He showed me how things worked such as grading issues and structural concerns. He even used a water meter to test how wet or dry the walls were all over. (Invaluable in
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-Kristine F.

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was extremely professional when I contacted him to perform a full inspection on a house I wanted to purchase. He was referred to me by a" close friend who told me he worked diligently and was very detailed. He was very accommodating, and was able to make time to fit my frantic schedule at a competitive price. He showed up on time (rare now a days) and took his time making sure to check all the electric outlets, roof, foundation, plumbing, appliances, and discovered that the wiring in the house was outdated and needed to be fixed which helped save me money when finally negotiating a price on the house. He was able to send me the report the next day and made sure to answer any questions that I had. I would definitely recommend him, and use him in the future!

-Joaquin U.

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Home inspection

For most of us, our home is the biggest investment we will ever make. For those preparing to buy, a quality home inspection is key. An inspection is usually required for a home purchase. A highly rated home inspector will look at every nook and cranny to gauge structure stability, present and potential dangers. But remember, a home inspection is not a guarantee or a warranty - it may not find everything.

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It really depends on where you are and the type of work.  In Texas most home inspectors are only trained in general areas of interest and have no detailed knowledge of construction practices.  Some do after having carrerrs in other fields including engineering or as general contractors/home builders.  If you are wondering if a completed job was done in a professional manner appearance wise and have minor concerns an inspector can help you.  If it is more extensive hire professionals from the different fields to inspect the respective work.  Plumber for the plumbing, electrician for electrical, etc.  An experienced GC or inspector can do an initial inspection and advise you whether you should have the concerns further investigated by the trades.  Remember, they can't tell much about what they can't see so framing and insulation concerns will be hard to verify.

Todd Shell
Todd's Home Services
San Antonio, TX
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It's a little unusual to do this except in cases of fixer-upper properties but you should call a local general contractor with experience renovating/remodeling homes in the neighborhood.  They'll know the typical problems with the homes there and what to look out & budget for.  For example, here in San Antonio many of the homes built in the mid-fifties to 60's have lead drains that were not put in properly or were installed in such a way that repairs are not quick or cheap.  Many homes even older have the same drains but seem to be less hassle to repair.  Homes in my neighborhood have a problem with improper supply lines (wrong type of copper) which break due to corrosion.  Just make sure the contractor you hire to go over the property with you has done significant work on homes in the area on similar homes.

Todd Shell
Todd's Home Services
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Are the heat pumps commercial or residential units?
Are the heat pumps Package or Split System?
Are there actually 33 PTAC units?
Are you an EPA certified person( refrigerant )?

Here is my suggestion, break it down into manageable portions(ie one heat pump and a few PTAC units every other month) to keep from being overloaded.  
Clean/Replace filters
Check/inspect electrical wiring and connections
Check amperage draw of compressors/motors 
Check capacitance of start and run capacitors
Check contractors/relays for wear/pitting
Check refrigerant levels and record superheated/subcooling
Check external static pressures across air handler(s)
Check deltaT (return and supply air temps) 
Lubricate motors( if applicable)
Inspect Belts/Pulleys( if applicable)
Clean outdoor coils
Clean indoor coils

Start there and HAVE FUN!!! 

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was at the location 15 minutes before the scheduled appointment time. First of all he introduced himself and gave us a brief overview of what he would do. Then he asked if there was any area of the property that we considered of particular concern or had a question regarding. He explained how he would proceed on the inspection and even offered/suggested that, if we'd like to accompany him through the condo, we were certainly welcome to do so. My friend is an engineer and weekend builder; that was all the encouragement he needed to follow along. We could not have been more impressed with
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's thoroughness and clarity in explaining various situations. My Realtor has been watching inspections for more than a decade and had never witnessed any job as complete as
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's - he even called the listing agent to the property while we were still there to see some of the issues that should be resolved immediately.
Every square inch of the property was evaluated by
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inspector. It was a damp day and
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made sure he tracked no dirt into the unit or make a mess of any kind.
I have not purchased real estate for a very long time and I was concerned that my lack of experience would make me somehow a victim of my own thought process, If you are like me,
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is the man to have on your side. He itemized the areas of the condo that need attention and explained in writing why the listed item was a problem. He then gave cost estimates of each item. He had to have completed the paperwork late into the night since it was electronically sent to me - and my attorney - early the next day.
Do yourself a favor and hire
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- Claudia S.
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for being available to help us on a sunday night (i called him that afternoon, and he came to our house that night!). he went above and beyond to help us solve a long standing mold issue in our home. he seemed genuinely concerned for our family. thank you again ed!!
- megan T.
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because we were concerned that our house was settling; we were noticing cracks in the walls and subtle dips in the floors upstairs. He was cordial and professional during our initial phone call, sounded very knowledgeable about house construction and structural issues. He was flexible about our meeting time, and was able to come within a week. He called ahead to confirm the day before, and arrived right on time the day of the appointment.
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was thorough as we went through the house together. He included us on his inspection, sharing his observations and assuring us that things were not as bad as we had thought. It was very comfortable working with him. He spent about an hour looking at the inside and outside of the house.
After he had finished his inspection, we spoke about his observations and he made a few recommendations to us, along with a suggested timeline. A few days later he followed up with a written report that he sent via email. It included everything we spoke about following the inspection, and included pictures of what he observed.
The only downside was that his fee was a bit higher than the other companies we considered; but I figure you get what you pay for! I would highly recommend
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- Charles H.
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We received a very thorough report of every issue in the home (there were a lot!)
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explained to us each issue he came across, why it was a hazard, and how we could go about fixing it.
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even went above and beyond and gave us contractor advice for the structural changes we would like to make. The whole process lasted about 2.5 hours.
- Shelbie F.
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inspected several properties for us. He did a great job every time. He is very professional, skilled, and knowledgable. His great personality makes working with him a pleasure.
- Jeannette S.
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was on time, courteous, completely knowledgable and focused. I am a first time home buyer and was very nervous.
His inspection report was prompt and easy to read. I couldn't have been more happy.
It was a great experience.
- Mitchell K.
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did a very thorough job of not only inspecting our house-to-be, but also explaining what he saw as he went. He made sure we understood each issue and how we could fix it or who we could contact to fix it. I was very impressed with his ability to relay information so we could understand what he was talking about without making us feel stupid.

We received our results for both the radon test and the inspection quickly. Unfortunately, the radon test came back elevated, but because the homeowner entered the home after it started and did some work to the house, the test was skewed.
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came back out and did another test for us, which showed consistently high levels.
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provided us with the information we needed to make a decision about the radon levels and who to contact to best mitigate the house.

If we ever buy a house again, we would definitely use
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- Kristy S.
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They were not only on time, but arrived early. Checked out everything from the roof, plumbing, electrical panel, siding, sump pump, attic, furnace and AC, dishwasher, disposal,
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, and even took the time to inspect the exterior doors. We were grateful we used this company we waited two months to post a review because we were hoping to find something they did not...and we didn't. This company is professional, kind, courteous and will go above and beyond for you. I wouldn't hesitate to use them again in the future.
- Tim K.

All Home Inspectors in San Marcos, CA

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A - 1 Plumbing Sewer & Drain Experts

616 Emerald Ave.
El Cajon

A A MAR PLUMBING

PO Box 462435
Escondido

A-RAYMAN ELECTRIC, INC.

306N West El Norte Pkwy
Escondido

A.H.INC.

4570 Alvarado Canyon Road
San Diego

Absorb Flood Restoration

26755 Jefferson Ave
Murrieta

ADVANCED REAL ESTATE INSPECTIONS

5198 WINONA CT.
Oceanside

ADVANTAGE HOME INSPECTION SERVICE, INC.

2329 Curlew Street
San Diego

Air Duct Professionals

625 N Lachmont Blvd
La, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Oc Areas

AirMD

7700 Congress Ave

All Around Mobile Home Service

27425 Sweetspire Terrace Pl.
Murrieta

All City Inspections Inc

401 N. Pierce St.
El Cajon

All Pest Pros

6333 Rio Linda Blvd
Rio Linda

All Pest Pros

1502 Simpson way
Escondido

All Pro Home Inspections

3685 Herbert St
San Diego

ALL SERVICE PEST CONTROL

603 SEAGAZE DR
Oceanside

Allegiant Property Inspection, Inc.

5663 Balboa Ave
San Diego

Alvord Home Inspections

1919 Diamond Street
San Diego

American Geotechnical, Inc.

2640 Financial Court, Suite A
San Diego

American Home Shield

889 Ridge Lake Blvd

American Tradition Plumbing

PO Box 460741
Escondido

AMERISPEC INSPECTION SERVICE

2777 Jefferson St Ste 102-A
Carlsbad

AMI Environmental Testing, LLC

4061 Oceanside Blvd Suite E
Oceanside

Anchors Aweigh Energy LLC

2307 Fenton Pkwy Suite 107-143
San Diego

Antac Pest Control

5735 Kearny Villa Rd
San Diego

AppraiserValues.com

4570 CAMPUS DR
Newport Beach

Aquatic Arts Solar

13705 Proctor Valley Rd
Jamul

Assurance First Home Inspections

41097 Engelmann Oak St.
Murrieta

AZTEC PROPERTY INSPECTIONS

3655 Cowley Way
San Diego

Bair Home Inspections

9606 Tierra Grande # 107
San Diego

Beach City Builders Inc

2604 B El Camino Real
Carlsbad

Benzing Construction

3619 cherokee ave

Berg Construction

803 Santa Rosita
Solana Beach

Best Property Inspections

PO Box 99813
San Diego

Best Western Home Inspection

1026 W. El Norte Pkwy
Escondido

Black Lab Home Inspections

42414 Via Serrano
Murrieta

Black Mountain Plumbing Inc

9909 Hibert Street
San Diego

Bravo Inspection Services

4118 Rapatee Drive
La Mesa

Bri Electric

5580 La Jolla Blvd # 519

Brian Thomas Consulting Inc

396 Eddie Dr.
Vista

Buyers Protection Group (BPG)

4300 Alexander Drive

BWB Contractors, Inc.

1068 Gallery Dr.
Oceanside

C. A. Luce Termite Control

581 Montview Dr
Escondido

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

CANTOR PROPERTY INSPECTION

3128 EL CAJON BLVD
San Diego

Certified Home Inspections

81 Athens St
Rancho Mirage

CHECKMATE EXTERMINATORS

PO BOX 461467
Escondido

CMC Home Inspection

5317 Tufts St
La Mesa

CODE 3 Electrical

1900 Weld Blvd
El Cajon

COMFORT ELECTRIC

6116 Galante Place
San Diego

COUNTYWIDE PROPERTY INSPECTIONS

9320 WILLOWGROVE AVE
Santee

CRI Home Inspections, LLC

36216 Bur Oaks
Murrieta

Custom Home Inventory Services Inc.

705 Center Drive Suite 108-116
San Marcos

D & S Termite and Pest Control

3638 Bancroft Dr
Spring Valley

Dakini Engineering General Contracting

1121 Carlsbad St
Spring Valley

DAVID MOFFAT

4660 N RIVER RD
Oceanside

DG General, Inc.

3512 Columbia St
San Diego

Discount Service Electric

40960 California Oaks Rd
Murrieta

Dutch Touch, Inc.

2512 Luciernaga St
Carlsbad

E&S Inspection LLC.

14717 Kalapana ST
Poway

EL CAJON ROOFING INC

1354 BROADWAY
El Cajon

EMS Elevator

9625 Mission Gorge Road
Santee

Energy Liberty Corporation

6440 Lusk Blvd.
San Diego

ENGINEERING DESIGN GROUP

2121 MONTIEL RD
San Marcos

Enviro Duct Seal Technologies, Inc.

5077 Bella Collina St.
Oceanside

Environmental Services

1902 Wright Place, Ste 100
Carlsbad

Expert Roofing

8265 Commercial Street
La Mesa

Famiglia Construction

5981 Trojan Ave
San Diego

Farella constuction

5350 Toscana way. 213

Farrell’s Fireside Shop

1207 N 2nd St
El Cajon

Fire Wire Systems Inc

42066 Avenida Alvarado
Temecula

Fireman Home Inspections

3531 Secluded Lane
Fallbrook

First Choice Inspections

37846 Bear View Cir
Murrieta

Flannagan Construction

8432 golden ave

G Wayne Personal Home Inspections

355 Santa Clara Dr
Vista

Gary's Handyman Services

Cookie Lane
Fallbrook

GOLD STAR HOME INSPECTIONS LLC

2172 S Coast Hwy
Oceanside

Haener Contracting

11793 La Colina Rd
San Diego

HandyClean

455 Avocado Ave
El Cajon

HealthyHomes4U Inc

15451 Red Hill Ave., Suite C
Tustin

Home Front Inspect

3843 S. Bristol
Santa Ana

Homescape Inspections

826 Orange Ave #400
San Diego

House Master North San Diego

10979 Avenida De Los Lobos
San Diego

Housecall Property Inspections

6826 Millbrook St.
San Diego

HouseMaster Inspection Services

7840 El Cajon Blvd #500
La Mesa

Hovis Shower Pans

PO Box 893502
Temecula

HUFF HOME INSPECTIONS

1606 IDAHO AVE
Escondido

Hume & Company, Inc

1949 Avenida Del Oro
Oceanside

Ikon Construction Inc.

3310 Via De La Valle
Oceanside

Imperial Property Inspections

10802 Downey Ave
Downey

Indoor-Restore Services

418 E 17th Ave
Escondido

Ingraffia Home Inspections

511 East 1st Street
Tustin

Inspection Perfection

2358 University Ave
San Diego

INSPECTRITE, INC>

PO BOX 231784
Encinitas

Integrity Restoration, Inc.

4901 Morena Blvd
San Diego

JAD Builders

El Cajon

Jim's Air Conditioning and Heating

10112 Vista Montanoso Drive
Escondido

John Robinson’s Inspection Group

2945 Clairemont Dr
San Diego

JT Home Inspection Service

27172 Westridge Ln
Laguna Hills

La Jolla Termite & Pest Control

5666 La Jolla Blvd
La Jolla

LD construction

6550 ponto dr

Legacy Inspection

4136 Galbar Street
Oceanside

Lohse2

9275 Trade Place
San Diego

Lotus Property Preservation

8310 Regents Road Unit 1A

MicroInspect

2340 Pointe Pkwy
Spring Valley

MILTON ELECTRIC

2065 Thomas Ave
San Diego

MIX Home Inspections

731 Santa Barbara Pl
San Diego

Morale Home Inspection Services

591 Telegraph Canyon Rd. #659

MrInspectorMan

12463 Rancho Bernardo Rd #135
San Diego

Nick Steele Construction

3612 Harvard Dr
Oceanside

Nicks Handy Hands

2604-B El Camino Real
Carlsbad

Overseers

8 Casey Rd

P.A.Suarez General Contractor

3104 Guilitoy Ave.
San Diego

Pacific Roof Design

PO Box 915
Dana Point

PALOMAR TERMITE & PEST CONTROL

1483 Industrial Ave
Escondido

Parra Building Consultants Inc

3127 Kalmia St
San Diego

PETE PANIAGUA TERMITE CONTROL

3736 GROVE ST
Lemon Grove

Pillar to Post Inspection

1835A S Center City Pkwy
Escondido

Pollard Construction

PO Box 341
Bonita

PRIMEX MORTGAGE CORP

5834 HUBBARD DR

Private Eyes Engineers

2420 Grand Ave., Suite B1
Vista

Professional Property Inspections

512 Parker Rd
Oceanside

PROMPT APPRAISER & CONSULTANTS

2371 Silver Oak Cir
Corona

Radon Testing Service

207 W. Los Angeles Ave.
Moorpark

RCP Inspections

2322 Tampa Ave
El Cajon

Ree Construction

739 San Juan Place
Chula Vista

Restoration Professionals

1903 Dehesa road
El Cajon

Revolex Termite & Pest Management

1760 Chicago Ave
Riverside

Rock Inspection Services

14746 Gail Park Ln
Poway

Rock Inspection Services

4819 Federal Blvd
San Diego

Roof Rx®

3830 Valley Centre Drive
San Diego

Roper Electric

5135 Baywood Cir.
Oceanside

Runge Building & Consulting

4485 Sunburst Dr
Oceanside

Rush Plumbing & Rooter/Rush Contractors & Eng.

offices in Anaheim, Menifee, San Jose, San Diego
Anaheim

Rymax Home Inspection

4145 Harbor Dr
Carlsbad

Rymax Home Inspection's

4145 harbor Drive
Carlsbad

San Diego County Home Inspections

302 E. Washington St.
San Diego

San Diego Home Discovery

5963 lauder street
San Diego

San Diego Roof Doctor

810 Los Vallecitos Blvd Ste M
San Marcos

Scott Jennings Construction, Inc.

5445 Taft Ave.
La Jolla

Seaside Builders

3690 Via bernardo
Oceanside

Secure Property Inspections

905 Maryland Dr
Vista

Secure Property Inspections

6901 Alvarado Rd #6
San Diego

Service Solutions

2191 El Camino Real #208A
Oceanside

Servpro of El Cajon

445 Vernon Way
El Cajon

Shea Electric

1921 Angeles Glen
Escondido

Simple Environmental

13617 Catawba Dr
Poway

Smart Home Inspection

5582 Forbes Ave
San Diego

Specialized Inspection

7405 Charmant Dr
San Diego

Superior Insulation Acoustics

26867 Redwood Cir
Murrieta

SUPERIOR MOLD TESTING

PO Box 1261
Lakeside

Swann Builders

4492 comino de la plaza
San Ysidro

Taylor's Home Remodeling

5444 San Miguel Rd
Bonita

The Haas Group LLC

2215 Plank Road

the house tune up

39910 dutton st
Beaumont

The Man Handy

22806 Supa Ct
Wildomar

THE REAL ESTATE INSPECTION CO.

1672 MAIN ST #E-125
Ramona

The Termite Inspector Company

3468 Citrus St Ste D
Lemon Grove

The Wildlife Specialist

106 Avenida Baja
San Clemente

TOP NOTCH PLUMBING

843 BEGONIA ST
Escondido

TreeFrog Builders & Inspections

9249 Village Glen Dr #203
San Diego

Treeium, Inc

5352 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
Valley Village

Truly Nolen Pest And Termite Control

913 Rancheros Dr
San Marcos

Ultimate Home Services

831 Cookie Lane

USA-INSPECTORS

4330 W. POINT LOMA BLVD #A
San Diego

Ventura Pet Odor Removal

2667 Discovery Cove
Port Hueneme

Veteran Home Inspections

1220 Rosecrans #439

Volt Electric Inc.

753 Osborne St
Vista

W.E. Heuslein

10305 Circa Valle Verde
El Cajon

Weathermaster Roofing Services

11965 Walnut Rd
Lakeside

White Van Real Estate Services

26540 Adams Ave.
Murrieta

Wiest Construction

10343 Craftsman Way, #202
San Diego

World Wide Construction, Inc.

415 Laurel St. PMB #126
San Diego

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