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was wonderful. He was willing to schedule a Sunday inspection on the preceeding Wednesday, to accommodate conflicts from my work travel. He showed up early to the inspection to start looking at the outside of the house, and was thorough and meticulous throughout the entire inspection. We followed him around during the inspection, and he was happy to not only answer our (many) questions, but also gave us tips on what to look for and how to maintain the home properly once we had it. (The inspection also came with a book about how to maintain your home; thus far it looks good, but we haven't had a
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to try any of its tips yet). He was always very clear about what he could and couldn't find in an inspection, and was actively interested in hearing feedback about his assessment. He spotted some poorly done construction on the basement support beams, and recommended we call in a structural engineer. The engineer (found on Angie's List, not through
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) confirmed everything
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had spotted, and only gave us additional information about how we could fix the problems. The only mistake he made was thinking that the 3 inches of wall insulation might have been less than code, but when we checked with the town hall and confirmed that it was OK, he was very welcoming and interested in the feedback. The electronic report from the Sunday inspection was in our in boxes Monday afternoon, and the full set of forms arrived in the mail Wednesday.
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also came back with no additional fee to inspect the electrical panel, which had been blocked during the first inspection, and had a half-hour turnaround time when we requested additional electronic copies of the report. (We were probably lucky about when we requested it).
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based on his excellent record in Angie's List, and was not disappointed. He was very accommodating with schedule (we weren't sure the builder would be quite ready for the initial time slot, but
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kept it open for us, and fortunately, we were ready).
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was very polite and informative when I called him to schedule the inspection. He showed up on time, and started his exterior inspection immediately. He covered the whole house, meticulously testing every system as he went. He was very thorough, and was very informative throughout the process, giving me plenty of tips as we went about maintenance issues that I should be aware of. He also had a very detailed eye, which helped me generate the punch list for the builder. Finally, he also had to deal with the builder himself who was on the premises during the inspection. While the builder is a very reasonable guy,
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did an excellent job of querying the builder's choices where appropriate.
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was so good. He even detected a problem in our roof for us. Thanks to him we were able to get the problem fixed immediately. He did very detailed work and took the time to notice any problems our potential house may have had. We had previously had a bad experience with another home inspection guy so it was great for us to have found
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and see that he was so wonderful to work with. He deserves all good
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if you ask me. I would recommend him to anyone I met.
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"Absolute A+ work. HIGHLY recommended.
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inspected every corner of the house inside and out. He took over three hours at the house and did not charge for travel time. He used a variety of testing devices to discover problems, moisture meter confirmed suspected water leak behind wall, carbon monoxide meter with probe revealed CO leakage from boiler, miscellaneous electronic tools confirmed non-grounded circuits and outlets, etc. We learned more about the various issues in the house than we would have ever discovered (and later paid for) on our own. His fine work enabled us to save more than a dozen times his fee during final price negotiations after the inspection.
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is a man of integrity, very knowledgeable, and has a passion for excellence. This is the second house we've had inspected by
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. In both cases we were extremely satisfied. He delivered very detailed inspection reports (Acrobat PDF via email), each with about 20 photos, on the evenings of the inspections.
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(''a registered professional engineer'') failed to perform a thorough job of inspecting the home we were buying. He missed a number of obvious problems with the house, some of which are potentially dangerous and need to be addressed right away. We bought the house based on his assessment and now it has become our responsibility to fix the problems that he missed. Strangely, he was most concerned about the type of paint we should put on the walls and what kind of carpeting and counter top we should install. Also note that his inspection report was only 3 pages long and contained a bunch of irrelevant information. We are first time home owners and had no idea what to look out for. Thankfully we had the house re-inspected and got a much more detailed assessment of the home. Unfortunately, we are spending several thousand dollars of our hard earned money to fix
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's mistakes. Please think twice before using his services or recommending him to other people.
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, of HouseMasters, was recommended via a contractor.
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has retired, but they were partners. I liked
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's service so much I hired him for the second inspection as well. Due to
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's extensive knowledge and good communication skills, I felt comfortable with him right away. He answered all of my questions respectfully and truthfully.
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brought a computer and printer with him and printed our results right away. The type of radon test he performed provided results within 48 hours, which he called in to me. HouseMasters provides the printed report in a consumer info binder with CDROM with homeowner tips. We didn't shop around for rates, so not sure if this is really expensive or not. We were charged $425 for each home inspection and $250 for radon inspection. It was worth it to have piece of mind about our home value. I would recommend him to anyone.
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are amazing inspectors. The first property we saw, an old
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"He was very thorough, explained the home''s systems and often how to maintain them (wonderful info for first time buyers). He provided a detailed analysis and even returned twice on his own to double check problems he thought he may have seen or review items he was unsure about. I felt very comfortable asking him questions and asking for his opinions about the purchase and soundness of the home. He was very professional and prompt. Would definitely recommend, especially for a novice like myself."
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, is very professional. He showed up 15 minutes early. By the time the buyers showed up, he finished the inspection of the exterior and started the report. He paid great attention to tiny details and conducted the inspection in a very thorough way. He was able to survey termite damage from a remote corner of the basement. He is very knowledgeable about what he is doing and explained problems in detail to the buyers along the way. He also prompted the buyer to take notes and photos when he found anything worth noting. He provided the inspection report within 24 hours. He is report was well typed rather hand written and contains a lot of great details. He distinguished clearly facts from opinions. He's report was also well organized and easy to follow. The best thing is the regular inspection includes pest test as a courtesy to the customers. I will definitely use him again because thanks to him, I think I made the right decision to walked away from a bad house.
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's wonderful reputation and high ratings are certainly well deserved.
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spent over three hours inspecting a 2000 sq. ft. single family house and put together a terrific report that is full of detailed information about the property. He provided his report within 24 hours and it was extremely thorough and included tons of full color images with areas of concern circled and described in detail.
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arrived a few minutes early to the site and was very friendly when I arrived. He began by inspecting the exterior of the house and made sure to check under the porches/decks and went up on the roof to verify its craftsmanship. After an hour outside,
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's inspection of the basement and utilities took at least another hour. He went over each system with us very closely and made sure we knew what each and every part was and how it functioned.
The cost of the inspection was a little high at $650, but after calling several inspectors in the area, this seems to be the going rate for property of this size.
I would use
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All Home Inspectors in Waltham, MA

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1st Call Plumbing&Heating

PO Box 664
Foxboro, Ma

A 1 SOUTHPORT

36 INNER HARBOR RD
Scituate, MA

AAA MAINTENANCE SOLUTIONS INC

225 STEDMAN ST
Lowell, MA

Aardvark Solutions

PO Box 67324
Chestnut Hill, MA

Able Home Inspection Inc

PO Box 5366
Laconia, NH

Abram & Co

Po Box 5011
Beverly, MA

ACCU-FORDABLE LEAD PAINT INSPECTION

81 N MAIN ST
North Easton, MA

AD CONSTRUCTION

PO BOX 180048
Boston, MA

Advanced Building Inspectors

86 B Thornton St.
Boston, MA

Advanced Electrical Service Co

P.O. Box 761207
Melrose, MA

ADVENT HOME INSPECTIONS

108 WAITE RD
Boxborough, MA

AEROHOME INSPECTION SERVICES LLC

102 Hampton Mdws
Hampton, NH

AFFORDABLE MASONRY

438 ELM ST
Marlborough, MA

Airco Home Comfort Services, LLC

296 Woburn Street
Wilmington, MA

AirMD

7700 Congress Ave
Boca Raton, FL

All Around Home Inspections

94 Indian Rock Rd
Merrimack, NH

Allsafe Home Inspection Service Inc

102 N Water St
East Bridgewater, MA

American Building Consultants Inc

15 Channel Ctr St Apt 314
Boston, MA

American Building Systems

415 Millenium Cir # 1
Lakeville, MA