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Elmira Home Inspecting Articles
Bill inspected my 2 story roof - no questions asked. Very few other inspectors that I reached out to recently to inspect at the 1 year
Upon completion, he discussed every item with me and showed me pictures to match.
I highly recommend Bill for your inspection. I would definitely use him to inspect another home in the future.
Overall I was very happy with the process, but noted two items. He didn't discuss all the items with me in person so when I got the report there were 3 items that I wasn't expecting. There were very few pictures in the report - and no pictures of my actual house for these 3 items (for one of the items, a sample picture was used - which I couldn't follow how it related to my house). I had to email
My 2nd issue - about a month after my inspection I got a call from ADT security and they mentioned
Overall, I gave him an A because the quality of the inspection was the most important aspect for me and the fact that he was the only one who would get up on the roof.
We also arranged our termite and sewer inspections through
At the end of the inspection,
He did not mention anything about the HVAC mechanics. He mentioned in his report, that it needed to be cleaned and serviced so I did not believe from his comments that it was a matter of immediate concern. He talked about the venting ducts in great detail but this being an older home, I accepted the duct work issue. In actuality, I had to replace the entire HVAC system and get much needed insulation. At no time did the inspector tell either me, or the seller that the furnace , the air conditioner or the water heater were in need of immediate replacement,. They were attached to a circuit breaker incorrectly, which is also did not mention. As a result of not communicating his concerns and limiting his concerns to the duct work, I did not address this specifically with the seller and as a result, I incurred a cost of $17,000 to replace both the furnace, the air conditioner and the water heater. I received three estimate for the replacement of the system and each company asked me whether or not I had a home inspection. If he would have removed the cover, he would have noticed a poor dead animal caught inside.
When I communicated this to
I therefore would not recommend this company to anyone needing a home inspector. Their failure to call me, to apologize for any miscommunication, to intrude into my professional website and do to so in a blatant, arrogant and disrespectful way is not a company you want in your home or to provide professional you with advice while in the process of making the biggest purchase in your lifetime. I would strongly recommend that you find someone who at least has the decency to call you if there is a problem. Their reliance on on boilerplate nonsense provides no advantage to their customer in the short window they have to address issues with the seller. A home inspector should be able to notice an issue with an HVAC system instead of rating it "fair" and using the rating as basically a shrug of the shoulders. I would have most definitely expected him to raise the issue with the sellers, my agent and myself, so we could have leveraged a difference in the price of the home. We only have 3 days to get out of the contract for major repair issues. I had no idea that the HVAC system had to be replaced or the eave on my deck was in
Please think twice about using this company for your home inspection needs. You don't want someone who lacks the experience to notice a major mechanical issue and a structural issue and doesn't have the decency to make note of it with the seller at home inspection. The final nail in the coffin was the owner's refusal to make things right and pick up the phone and discuss the issue with their customer. BUYER BEWARE!!!
I am sure their response will focus on the report itself but will not emphasize the inspector's failure to communicate these concerns immediately. Every thing the inspector noted to the seller was addressed by the seller. The issues above were not.
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