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"I purchased this house with my fiancé while deployed overseas in Afghanistan. I had
do a home inspection which was extremely detailed" along with great pictures which were very helpful. He is one of the easiest guys to do business with and I would recommend him to anyone without a second thought.

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"He was there early and seemed knowledgeable on most things. The only thing that kept him from an A+ rating is the fact that my bf seemed to be able to pick out more" issues with the home in question then the inspector in some instances. But overall he was great and professional and his reports were well detailed and easy to read.

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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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You may never believe the things a home inspector will discover unless you're there, too. Being at your home inspection lets you see any problems firsthand.

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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 Ithaca

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performed a complete and through home inspection for new home prior to purchase. The final report was highly documented and presently very well with professional recommendations for repairs to be completed by seller. Highly recommended.
- Lance D.
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We received the inspection report very next morning, around 7:30am and they had a very thorough inspection report. It had pictures of everything they inspected and if maintenance or repairs was in need, they provided an estmated cost. Best report I could've ever asked for. Unfortunately, we did not get the house because with all the repair it needed, the Sellers a Federal Agency would not budge a penny on the cost of house. So we are back to the drawing board on looking for another home and will definitely use
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- Yvonne B.
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was very helpful in checking all the areas that I should fix that will help energy wise for more efficiency. Also helped by exploring what might be causing my dark streaks on my walls. Thank you.
- Patricia P.
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was our inspector and was very easy to talk to. We arrived early and he was already on the roof starting his inspection. He encouraged us to follow him and ask questions. He explained everything he was inspecting and what he was looking for. He answered all our questions in a manner we could easily understand. Any issues he found that needed attention before we bought the home was explained to us and what should be done. Our realtor was impressed with him and may even use him in the future. Our report was sent to us within a couple hours. He even tightened our kitchen cabinets! We would absolutely recommend him to anyone.
- Sharon Kay M.
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I was referred to
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and their team were beyond thorough and helped give them tons of recommendations for people to fix the home. This was the best recommendation I have ever received. The first home we looked at they were so thorough that we decided to not go through with the sale as too much work was needed. We used them again for our 2nd home inspection, received a discount for using them again and moved forward with the home purchase. The whole team is amazing, knowledgeable and work for you and your new home. I would highly recommend them. They know what they are doing and on top of it all they are fun and friendly.
- Stephanie M.
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Arrived on time. Conducted a thorough inspection. Provided a closing summary. Transmitted the report on schedule. Very professional.
- Mario T.
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did what I would consider an outstanding job inspecting a home for me. I'm sure there are many competent Inspectors out there; I can't imagine
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would be anywhere but at the top of the list. If you're looking for a Home Inspector who notices every detail, seems to miss nothing, explains everything, can reconstruct the history of a 200 year old house by walking through it, and then produces an incredibly detailed report (complete with photos), you should book
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.I highly recommend him; for an old home or new construction. I gave him a B for price because you can find Inspectors for less. He should have an A++ for VALUE. If you're investing in a home purchase, paying for
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makes a lot of sense.Home for sale
- Rolf B.
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he was recommended by a friend.he looked over the job gave me options .he did a great job very helpful.cleaned up after he was done.I couldn't be happier
- frank M.

All Home Inspectors in Ithaca, MI

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ABSOLUTE HOME SERVICES

438 W 7TH ST
Traverse City

AirMD

7700 Congress Ave

Alpha & Omega Stove & Sweep

1235 E. Grand River Rd.
Williamston

American Animal Control

11877 N Pine Rd

American Home Shield

889 Ridge Lake Blvd

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing

6125 E. Millbrook Rd.
Shepherd

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Crawl Space Remedies / Michigan

7258 Highland Dr
Alger

Dandy Education

9255 Passenheim
Gaylord

DJM Home Inspections, LLC

7875 Perry Lake Rd
Clarkston

Great Lakes Inspections

4381 Sagatoo Rd
Standish

Harms Enterprises

88 W. Houghton Lake Drive
Prudenville

Inspectormike.com

45090 Thornhill Ct
Canton

Intensified Wood Restoration

E9819 Old Indiantown Rd
Munising

Jess Arquette

7408 Hungerford Lake Dr
Big Rapids

Kingdom Construction Inc.

23927 Ecorse Rd
Taylor

mckelveys

Fort Gratiot

Mike Montini Builder Inc

2736 E Beaverton Rd
Farwell

Overseers

8 Casey Rd

ROOFING SYSTEMS INC

1831 JACKSON ST
Saint Clair

SOLDID ROCK CONSTRUCTION

3391 S LOOMIS RD
Mount Pleasant

Stanton Construction

2752 Billbrael Ln
Mount Pleasant

STEWART'S HEATING & COOLING

9720 E LAKE MONTCALM RD
Vestaburg

The Haas Group LLC

2215 Plank Road

W. J. Burnett Carpentry LLC

16745 18 Mile Rd
Marshall

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