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From start to finish dealing with
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was great. He answered and scheduled the inspection on the first phone call and sent a confirmation email afterwards. When I arrived
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had the ladder out and was already checking out the exterior. He was very friendly and informative. I tagged along during the entire inspection and he was patient enough to answer every little question and gave useful advice. His report took only a day to be emailed to me and it was comprehensive yet understandable. His professionalism was reassuring and eased the relative chaos of being a first time home buyer. Muchos Buenos.
- Jason S.

I dealt with
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as the seller of a house he inspected.
Subsequent to
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’s inspection, our buyers decided to back out of the deal believing there were many thousands of dollars worth of repairs required to my house. This is a house built in 2004 that has been maintained very well and is in excellent condition.
Upon reviewing
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’s report I found there were several areas that appeared to be either misstated or absolutely incorrect that would easily lead a potential buyer to believe the condition of the house was much worse than it actually is.
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’s review of the roof included details of the damage many Pittsburgh homes experienced during the hail storms in March of 2011. “Due to the
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] storms of 3/2011, the owner should be consulted to determine if the roof was evaluated. If not, it should be so to ensure no hail damages [
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was made well aware of the fact that the roof was replaced in March of 2012. During the inspection my wife provided
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with the documentation to support this fact. When I asked
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why he had included details regarding a hail storm that occurred one year prior to the roof being replaced and what relevancy those details may have, his response was “I had no idea you had your roof rpelced.” [
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] Obviously honesty is not a strong point with
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. Not only did he have an “idea”, he had access to, and was presented with the paperwork to demonstrate the roof
was indeed replaced. He even asked my wife who the manufacturer was of the new shingles at which point she called me. I told her that there was an unopened bundle of shingles in the garage which she showed to
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. No idea
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? Really?

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continued with a comment about the roof wear. “Further Evaluation / Monitor: The roofing is serviceable condition, with different areas wearing at different rates. The sides of the roof exposed to most sunlight wear more quickly than more shaded areas.” Why is this statement part of the inspection? The roof is new so there is no wear at this point. Nor does this general
statement make any kind of observation regarding the actual roof on my house. Since it is labeled for further evaluation, the uneducated reader may think the roof needs to be evaluated for wear. I suspect he was just using a boiler-plate statement he found in the inspector’s handbook.
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then made a statement regarding the roofing technique used in the roof valleys. ”The design of the roofing system at its
valleys is such that several vulnerable areas exist. There is a higher potential for leaks.” When asked to specify what data or experience
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had to support this claim, he had nothing. He had no personal experience with a valley installation like mine leaking, nor did he have any industry data supporting his statement. He said that he made this statement because the installation was “unusual”. I asked if it necessarily followed that because an installation was in his opinion “unusual”, it would have a higher risk of failure? He would not respond. I also told him that our insurance company mandated that the roof be inspected upon its completion to ensure the installation was correct. I told him I had documentation from the insurance inspector indicating the installation was satisfactory. So while an expert in roofing and roofing installations from the insurance company paying for the job
gave the roof a clean bill of health,
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’s opinion was that the roof had a higher likelihood of failure.
I followed up with a roofing expert to discuss
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’s findings. It was explained to me that the valley construction that
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indicated was “typical” is called a "half woven valley", while the construction he indicated as “unusual” is called a "Long Island cut". Comment from the roofing expert: “The Long Island Cut valley on your home has Ice & Water shield, then felt, then a
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of shingles laid diagonally across the valley, then shingles overlapping the diagonal shingles. It should provide extra protection in the valleys.” Extra protection? But
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said this installation had a “higher potential to leak”. In my opinion making an unfounded statement like this is irresponsible, unprofessional and unethical. The prospective buyers were now of the opinion the roof was bad based on absolutely no facts.

In his inspection of the furnace and AC units,
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made identical observations. He said that “The heating/AC system requires service..” I asked him what he meant. Did the systems currently need service, or was he just making a general statement for the new owners. He replied that he was recommending “common typical maintenance” to the buyers. I responded that it did not read that way and I believe the buyers thought the furnaces and AC units were not functioning properly and required service now.

Next observation: "All attic doors should be weatherstripped [
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] and insulated." I explained to
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that there weren’t multiple “doors”, there was only one door and it was already weather stripped. I continued that the door was the type that was hinged to the bedroom ceiling and the door contained an integral ladder which would preclude attaching any insulation to it. His response was “NON negotiable for all homes.” Since he chose to ignore my follow-up question, I still
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’t know what that means. Given he thought there were multiple doors, I suspect he was just using another boiler-plate statement he found in the inspector’s handbook.

In reference to a gas line running to the furnace in the attic,
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made this statement: “A person knowledgeable in electrical system design, the local electrical code and tbese [
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] requirements should specify the bonding for commercial applications.” I asked him to clarify this statement. According to
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this requirement applies to commercial applications and not residential.
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responded as follows: “GASTITIE manufactrues [
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] rules of bonding started in 2009 to reduce explosions form [
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] lightning strike. See the manufacvturers [
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] website.” So this commercial requirement was put in place 5 years AFTER my house was built. Based on
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’s report, am I to believe that all changes in code and/or appliance installations for residential as well as commercial applications enacted since 2004 would have to be implemented as part of the sale of my house?

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went on to note that "Re-caulking of flashing needed." I responded that all the flashing was re-caulked when the new
roof was installed. This was a requirement as the color was changed to match the new roof.
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responded as follows: “The metal step flashing along the front of the home has gpas [
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] home. Leak “more” water? Wouldn’t there currently have to be a leak for
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’s statement to make any sense? There is no mention of any existing water leaks in the report, and in fact there are none in my house. So this represents more misleading information from
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. Based on this entirely inaccurate statement, the prospective buyers may believe there to be existing water leaks.
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didn’t even correctly indicate the size of the electrical service. While his report indicates 150 Amps, the actual number is 200 Amps.
I continued to attempt to resolve these discrepancies with
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, but he stopped responding after two e-mails. Instead of choosing to defend his report and his professional reputation, he chose not to answer any of my follow-on questions.
In general it’s my opinion that
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reaches unfounded conclusions based on wild speculation. In his zest to fill every available inspection category with any related or unrelated factoid, he overreaches and makes faulty, baseless and sometimes misleading statements.
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’s report states that the intent of the inspection is to find the $1,000 problems, not the $100 problems. It would seem in
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’s case, he should also add that if he can’t find any actual $1,000 problems, he’ll invent some. I would stay well away from this guy. If you’re a buyer, he will present you with a report that is error-laden, sometimes indecipherable, and much worse than reality. If you’re the unfortunate seller, he will likely scare your buyer off. In my case as the seller, his misrepresentations cost me many thousands of dollars.
- Joseph B.
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All Home Inspectors in Irwin, PA

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1st Home Inspections Inc

1934 Overland Ct
Allison Park, PA
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1st Security Home Security

3525 Ellicott Mills Dr
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Ge home security system includes 15 security devices - (1) ge talking touchscreen keypad, (1)...

5 Star Plumbing Inc

567 Fitz Henry RD
Smithton, PA
5 star plumbing is a family owned and operated company in smithton pennsylvania with over 20...

A Capital chimney

6694 State Route 30
Jeannette, PA
A capital roffing and chimney repair storefront is located westmoreland county state route 30...

A-Pro Home Inspection Services

706 Russett Meadow Ct
Cranberry Township, PA
License: ashi# 248385 nachi#05031891 ishi#1127a. additional email:...


1943 A Broadway Ave.
Greensburg, PA
Full service home inspection and energy auditing company.


Mckeesport, PA
Absolute restoration was established in 1990 our pa contractors #061322 and our certification...

Advanced Basement Solutions

1200 Herminie W Newton Rd
West Newton, PA
Additional contact name - tara hoey. additional phones - (412) 341-2660, (412) 486-5880, (724)...


1726 Ridgewood Dr
Washington, PA
Family owned & operated. uses subs for mold testing. air tech environmental is a small,...


7700 Congress Ave
Boca Raton, FL
Airmd is an environmental science based company offering indoor air quality testing including...


Coraopolis, PA
Nachi and iac2 certified home and mold inspection and remediation. electrical installations...

American Home Masters Inc

250 Laurel Dr
Greensburg, PA
Additional contact number 724-989-2320 dave

American Home Specialists

13221 Mockingbird ln
Bowie, MD
Family owned & operated. since 1996 we have made it our duty to help homeowners across the...

Amerispec Home Inspection

333 Lindsay Road
Zelienople, PA
Amerispec is a locally family owned inspection company. amerispec is an approved source for...


109 Rama Rd
Beaver Falls, PA
Applied pest management is committed to providing safe, cost-effective pest management...


Murrysville, PA
We are a local family owned business that takes pride in helping all people who are buying or...

B&M Home Improvements

1000 Greentree Rd
Pittsburgh, PA
We pride ourselves in reliable quality work! reasonably priced and free estimates. long...

Beveridge Inspections

409 Sewickley St
Greensburg, PA
Beveridge inspections specializes in home inspector, commercial building inspection, home...

Bruce Ensor Structural Engineer

500 N Front St
Lemoyne, PA
Bruce ensor structural engineer established an office in august 2002 and provides professional...

Bucci & Son Plumbing LLC

408 W 7th Ave
Homestead, PA
Owned locally by bob bucci, bucci plumbing is a full service company operating in pittsburgh,...

Budget Pest Control Inc

Pittsburgh, PA
Budget pest control is a well-established, upstanding company without high-pressure,...

Building Inspection Professionals

PO Box 4172
Pittsburgh, PA
Additional email - cost is determined by the job.

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north
Birmingham, AL
We offer a full scale of all outdoor improvements, from simple lawn care to complete landscape...

Campbell's Contracting and Inspection Services

2733 Glenmark St.
Pittsburgh, PA

Capstone Structural Engineering & Consulting P.C.

11676 Perry Hwy
Wexford, PA
We currently employ three professional engineers, one engineer-in-training and drafting and...

Central Lending Services Inc

668 Woodbourne Rd Ste 104
Langhorne, PA
Established in 2003, central lending has the experience in all types of residential lending...

Certified Home Inspection Services, LLC

118 Dolores Dr
Irwin, PA
Inspections conducted by owner ashi educated and trained member # 248335 rates determined by...


Ravenna, OH
Cierra environmental has been in business for 11 years. we continue to maintain an a+ rating...

Citywide Home Inspections LLC

312 Gist Street
Pittsburgh, PA
We are a family owned, full service home inspection company that does inspections in...


209 Jonathan Ct.
Oakdale, PA
"my eyes aren't better than yours, i just know what to look for". accredited by the better...

Complete Inspection Service

370 Brush Creek Road
Irwin, PA
Individually owned. thirty years of home improvement and contractor experience permits me to...


64 S 14TH ST
Pittsburgh, PA
Founded in 1978 as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, cci's mission is to promote...

Cornerstone Home Inspection, LLC

East Barkhurst Drive
Pittsburgh, PA
Since 2002, we have been working with home buyers and sellers to give them a solid start for...

Corwin Inspections

North Huntingdon, PA
A home inspection provides more detailed information than an appraisal, information you need...

Critter Control of Pittsburgh

3362 Saxonburg Blvd
Glenshaw, PA
Nuisance wildlife control. additional phone - (412) 203-3433. additional fax - (412) 423-9516....

CRM Electrical Construction

Murrysville, PA
At crm electrical construction, we offer quality affordable, electrical services to all of...

Denison Home Inspection Inc

1225 Crescent Boulevard Ext
Crescent, PA
Denison home inspection inc. is the premier home inspection company in your area. i have been...


Pittsburgh, PA
Owner-operated. no subs. cost is determined by the job. no travel charges. no service fees....

Driscoll Home Inspections

1569 Hastings Mill Road
Pittsburgh, PA
Home inspections


Greenock, PA
Multiple inspector firm offering residential home inspections, pest inspections, radon...

Ed Lampl - Environmental & Home Inspections

462 Biddle Ave
Pittsburgh, PA
Residential & commercial home inspections, testing & evaluations for mold, radon, wood...

Energy Eagles

103 Pheasant Rise Court
Bridgeville, PA
Energy eagles is an independent home energy evaluator that works directly with the homeowner...


4017 Washington Rd., Suite 178
Canonsburg, PA
Professional energy assessment and consulting services that actually save you money don't...

Forrest Home Inspections LLC

Oakland Drive
Mckeesport, Pa
Our company is locally owned and run and dedicated to representing only our client. we avoid...

Gary J Miller Engineering Services

405 Hoodridge Drive
Pittsburgh, PA
Gary j miller pe ceng is a professional (structural) engineer with more than 28 years of...

Good Night Sleep Tight

70 Pigeon Creek Rd
Eighty Four, PA
We have four canine teams that work all along the east coast to ohio. we are happy to discuss...


862 Monteiro Street
Pittsburgh, Pa
We are a licensed and insured small general contracting company. we do small and large home...

High Tech Home Warranties

PO Box 24881
Raleigh, NC
We are a one stop shop for all home improvements and home warranty needs. we are local almost...


Level Green, PA
21 years experience, 4 hour inspection time (average) - other take as little a 1 1/2 hours,...


Pittsburgh, PA
Charges flat rate. dba: adams solomon & harkness inspection.

Home Inspection Services of Lancaster, LLC

1449 Rainbow Dr NE
Lancaster, OH
Providing complete home inspection service. home inspection services of lancaster, llc is...

Home Inspections by Dan Howard D/B/A Envirospect

251 River Landing
Freeport, PA
We have been in the business of "keeping people and property safe since 1980". with over...

HomeStudy Inc.

212 W. Grant St.
Latrobe, PA
Ashi certified inspector, 19 years of experience. past president of pro-ashi. we accept...


Homestead, PA
At hometeam inspection service we provide an exclusive 400 point inspection by a highly...

Honeycomb Solar, LLC

606 Wiltshire Ct
Wexford, PA
Honeycomb solar is a renewable energy systems company based in pittsburgh, pennsylvania. we...


9125 Marshall Rd
Cranberry Township, PA
Award winning.


PO BOX 373
Murrysville, PA
3 employees, no subs. cost determined by the job.


6429 Bartlett St
Pittsburgh, PA
Inspectioneering, llc is a home and structural inspections company serving the pittsburgh...

Iron City Mechanical LLC.

703 Monaca Rd
Aliquippa, PA
Iron city mechanical llc is a licensed contractor serving pittsburgh and beaver county and...

Ironmountain Electric

2904 Overhill St
South Park, PA
We are a diversified electrical company, registered with the city of pgh. we specialize in...

Isbir Construction & Landscape Corp

696 McKeesport Rd
Elizabeth, PA
Isbir construction & landscape corp. is a professional company. we specialize in retaining...

J & S Exterminating Inc

PO Box 1692
Greensburg, PA
Family owned & operated. additional phone numbers - (888) 221-6565, (724) 864-5800, (412)...

J-D Roofing & Sheet Metal INC

PO Box 60007
Pittsburgh, PA

Jack M Petrill General Contractor

Greensburg, PA


Ligonier, PA
Full service plastering and construction company

Latosky Inspection Co

28 Braddock St
Houtzdale, PA
2 employees. uses subs for pest inspections. cost is determined by the job. no travel charges.

Lloyd Anthony Construction Inc.

3125 Willett Rd
Pittsburgh, PA
Many people search for years to find a good contractor only to come up empty. as a second...

Mold Inspection & Testing Pittsburgh PA.

232 Bigham St.
Pittsburgh, PA
Mold inspection & testing is the largest and most trusted test only company not only in...

Molinari Construction & Reasonable Remodelerz

336 Woodside Rd
Pittsburgh, PA
Additional email -

Multi-Spec Home Inspection

421 Redgate Rd
Sewickley, PA
Quality residential home inspector radon detection & reduction.

National Property Inspections

PO Box 902075
Sandy, UT
Founded in 1987, national property inspections is one of the oldest and most respected names...


PO BOX 145
Hickory, PA
National property inspections will provide you with a thorough unbiased, detailed,...


Pittsburgh, PA
Cost is determined by the job. tell your realtor, i have mls keypad access


8 Casey Rd
Mc Donald, PA
Never a deductable . claims specialist.

P&D Home Inspection Services, L.L.C.

100 McIntosh Lane
Prospect, PA
Anytime that you are purchasing a property, we understand that it is a huge investment. and...

Pillar to Post - Pittsburgh

322 Mall Boulevard
Monroeville, PA
We conduct thorough and professional home inspections in allegheny county, pennsylvania, and...


Irwin, PA

Premier Pest Control, LLC

3108 Brereton Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
At ppc, we don't love pests but we love what we do! ridding our clients homes and businesses...

Pro Energy Consultants

114 Hoodridge Dr
Pittsburgh, PA
Owner-operated, two employees. cost is determined by the job. postal addres:po box 24589,...


5333 Springvalley Dr
Pittsburgh, PA
Quality home inspections offers: home inspections, radon testing, and can provide wood...


Pittsburgh, PA
At r&r roofing and gutters we are here to put rest and relaxation into your life by choosing...


2601 Golden Mile Hwy.
Pittsburgh, PA
Room 2 room renovations/deks remodeling is a design build company. we have our own installers...

S&S Building Contractor

186 Moccasin Hollow Rd.
Mt Pleasant, PA
Serving mt. pleasant, westmoreland county, fayette county, washington county and allegheny...


Pittsburgh, PA
Additional phones: northwest indiana:(219) 397-0133, terre haute, indiana:(812) 466-1900.

SimpliSafe Home Security

1035 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA
You’d pay a fortune to keep your family safe, but you shouldn’t pay a penny more than...

Spectrum Pest Control

3567 Mountain View Drive
West Mifflin, PA
Spectrum pest control is a locally owned and operated pest control services company serving...


2853 Connecticut Ave
Pittsburgh, PA
7 employees. charges a flat rate.

SWH Online, LLC

106 Bowstring Street
Greensburg, PA
Swh onlne provides home and commercial inspection services to property owners, real estate...


208 Latimer Avenue
Strabane, PA
Our professional home inspectors offer a quality home inspection to homebuyers throughout the...

The Haas Group LLC

2215 Plank Road
Fredericksburg, VA
Independent 3rd party roof inspection and consultation company.

The Healey Company Inc

1234 Sarah St
Pittsburgh, PA
The healey co has emerged as a boutique co for home remodeling and repair; we specialize in...


Pittsburgh, PA
License #pe 034754e. alternate email-

USA Insulation of Pittsburgh

1049 William Flynn Hwy
Glenshaw, PA
Foam insulation

Varment Guard Environmental

5220 Westerville Rd
Columbus, OH
* pests, termites, wildlife * licensed & insured residential - commercial * homeowners -...

Viking Exteriors Incorporated

14500 US 30
Irwin, PA
Insurance restoration is what viking exteriors inc. specializes in. we work with all insurance...


PO Box 640
Jeannette, PA
Electrical contractor.residential and commercial over 30 years - providing expert electrical...

Zarlino Remodeling

PO Box 638
Waxahachie, TX
Call your trusted local roofing contractor when a sudden storm hits. when hail puts...
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