Burlington Home Inspectors

in Burlington, IA

16
Home Inspectors are
in Burlington

7
Home Inspectors in Burlington
are top rated

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Dr Robert B.
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is the best. He answered every question. He looked at every detail of the home we were having inspected. His knowledge and the application of that knowledge" was remarkable. He has great customer service skills. It was a pleasure to engage him with our business.
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Judy S.
"We reside in a 3 brick home in Queens. Like in many areas of Queens, there are new developments and buildings going up so quickly these days. Well, it hit home for us. Unfortunately," the new owner of the adjacent building is planning to demolish and build a new 8 unit complex and extend right up to our side wall. We were very concerned how this new project will affect the structural stability and the pre-existing condition of our home. We called
to conduct a pre-contruction/pre-demolition survey with photos.
was so pleasant to work with from the start. He showed up promptly on a Sunday and was very easy to talk to. He inspected both interior and exterior of our home which was a complete survey of all 3 floors including the garage. He is mild manner man with strong work ethics and professionalism. You can trust him to send you detailed reports with photos for your records. He will email it to you so it is very convenient and a quick response summary of the condition of your house. The cost for this type of work usually can range from $750-800, but
's fee was much lower, an average of $450 and $500 with photos. The quality of his report is well written, detailed oriented, and an honest feedback that you can appreciate. The report is a good framework to use to assess what you need to do to improve or not to do for that matter.
also answers questions after the visit. I had some questions about waterproofing and he emailed me back rather quickly and with good advice. He is a licensed engineer and I would highly recommend him.
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Christine D.
"He was 10 minutes early (great!) and spent about 2 hours thoroughly checking every nook and cranny. I was impressed by his wide-ranging knowledge and he explained everything as he" worked. I learned a ton! I feel that I now know everything I need to know about my new home. I am confident as I work with my builder to correct issues that I would not have known needed work. I was promised my report online by 8:00 pm the same day and just for fun logged in about 6:30. Wow, it was already posted. The report is very detailed and it was important the I walked with
as he inspected. Several items were best explained in person and less clear in writing. I printed out my report and highlighted the issues I need to still address.
made sure to answer all my questions. He also made it clear that I can contact him with any further questions I may have. Very professional and personable. This was money well spent.

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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
www.thomeservices.com
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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!!! 

Home Inspecting reviews in Burlington

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was simply amazing! We decided to go with him because of all the positive reviews on Angie's list. We never thought that there would be many issues with a new construction, but boy were we wrong.
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walked us through the entire house and meticulously pointed out all of the issues and shortcuts the builder had taken. He also talked about things we needed to keep an eye on in the coming weeks, months, and years to come. He also offered to come back and check on anything we had any questions or concerns.
I would highly recommend
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to anybody who wants to get a clear picture of what their house is hiding!
- Howard B.
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It did not go well. Certainly not the right person to hire, do yourself a favor and hire anybody else. Here are some examples of what happened. When this person turned off a water valve to a washer, he did not turn it back on.... what a pain. He doesn't know much about electrostatic air cleaners. He does not know you must turn the power off before dis-assembly. It holds a charge which can damage the air cleaner. He then promptly took it apart and manhandled the door, banging it 4 times in order to close it and said, "you can read about it in the manual". Stay away from this person and his so called professional services!
- Norman D.
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was very helpful explaining some of the wording in the contract. The contract assumes you are the buyer.
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was our Inspector and he was the best.
Every time he came in the house he took off his shoes.
He gave everthing from the attic to the crawl space a thorough inspection.
He was very friendly and easy to understand.
He answered all of our questions.
After the inspection he reviewed all of the pictures he took and what the impact of each would be to us and the buyer.
The total inspection took at least three hours.
We had his report that same night.
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and
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followed up with us to bake sure everything was done to our satisifaction.
We were very happy our Realor recommended them to us and we have already recommended them to one of our friends.
- Patricia W.
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was fantastic. He was knowledgeable, thorough and quite informative. He would explain what he was doing as he was doing it. He would also add some interesting fun-facts here and there about certain items. He took pictures as went along. These were included in the complete written report that was provided after the fact.
- Mark K.
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arrived on time and did a thorough inspection. His report was detailed and very helpful, and his findings were backed up with numerous color photos, which we really appreciated-- I don't remember ever having an inspection report like that with the two previous homes we've purchased.
- PATRICIA A.
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's service was excellent, and made the difference for us to
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the bid on a house over competing offers without a pre-inspection.
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made himself available with only a couple hours of notice, and his pre-inspection was both thorough and comprehensible. We cannot recommend him highly enough!
- Charlotte M.
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definitely did
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home inspection. He took his time and reviewed his findings with me as well as providing a copy of the final inspection with photos of areas of interest .

He was punctual and very professional. I would definitely recommend him.
- Cynthia T.

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