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"He climbed on top of my second story roof. He was very thorough! More thorough than either realtor expected. From the foundation to the roof he examined everything." He explained everything and encouraged questions. He showed me how things worked such as grading issues and structural concerns. He even used a water meter to test how wet or dry the walls were all over. (Invaluable in
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-Kristine F.

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was extremely professional when I contacted him to perform a full inspection on a house I wanted to purchase. He was referred to me by a" close friend who told me he worked diligently and was very detailed. He was very accommodating, and was able to make time to fit my frantic schedule at a competitive price. He showed up on time (rare now a days) and took his time making sure to check all the electric outlets, roof, foundation, plumbing, appliances, and discovered that the wiring in the house was outdated and needed to be fixed which helped save me money when finally negotiating a price on the house. He was able to send me the report the next day and made sure to answer any questions that I had. I would definitely recommend him, and use him in the future!

-Joaquin U.

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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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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
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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!!! 

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was at the location 15 minutes before the scheduled appointment time. First of all he introduced himself and gave us a brief overview of what he would do. Then he asked if there was any area of the property that we considered of particular concern or had a question regarding. He explained how he would proceed on the inspection and even offered/suggested that, if we'd like to accompany him through the condo, we were certainly welcome to do so. My friend is an engineer and weekend builder; that was all the encouragement he needed to follow along. We could not have been more impressed with
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's thoroughness and clarity in explaining various situations. My Realtor has been watching inspections for more than a decade and had never witnessed any job as complete as
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's - he even called the listing agent to the property while we were still there to see some of the issues that should be resolved immediately.
Every square inch of the property was evaluated by
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. He found many items that, I have no doubt, would have been missed by a
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inspector. It was a damp day and
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made sure he tracked no dirt into the unit or make a mess of any kind.
I have not purchased real estate for a very long time and I was concerned that my lack of experience would make me somehow a victim of my own thought process, If you are like me,
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is the man to have on your side. He itemized the areas of the condo that need attention and explained in writing why the listed item was a problem. He then gave cost estimates of each item. He had to have completed the paperwork late into the night since it was electronically sent to me - and my attorney - early the next day.
Do yourself a favor and hire
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- Claudia S.
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for being available to help us on a sunday night (i called him that afternoon, and he came to our house that night!). he went above and beyond to help us solve a long standing mold issue in our home. he seemed genuinely concerned for our family. thank you again ed!!
- megan T.
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I called
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because we were concerned that our house was settling; we were noticing cracks in the walls and subtle dips in the floors upstairs. He was cordial and professional during our initial phone call, sounded very knowledgeable about house construction and structural issues. He was flexible about our meeting time, and was able to come within a week. He called ahead to confirm the day before, and arrived right on time the day of the appointment.
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was thorough as we went through the house together. He included us on his inspection, sharing his observations and assuring us that things were not as bad as we had thought. It was very comfortable working with him. He spent about an hour looking at the inside and outside of the house.
After he had finished his inspection, we spoke about his observations and he made a few recommendations to us, along with a suggested timeline. A few days later he followed up with a written report that he sent via email. It included everything we spoke about following the inspection, and included pictures of what he observed.
The only downside was that his fee was a bit higher than the other companies we considered; but I figure you get what you pay for! I would highly recommend
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to anyone who needed a structural assessment.
- Charles H.
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We received a very thorough report of every issue in the home (there were a lot!)
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explained to us each issue he came across, why it was a hazard, and how we could go about fixing it.
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even went above and beyond and gave us contractor advice for the structural changes we would like to make. The whole process lasted about 2.5 hours.
- Shelbie F.
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inspected several properties for us. He did a great job every time. He is very professional, skilled, and knowledgable. His great personality makes working with him a pleasure.
- Jeannette S.
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was on time, courteous, completely knowledgable and focused. I am a first time home buyer and was very nervous.
His inspection report was prompt and easy to read. I couldn't have been more happy.
It was a great experience.
- Mitchell K.
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did a very thorough job of not only inspecting our house-to-be, but also explaining what he saw as he went. He made sure we understood each issue and how we could fix it or who we could contact to fix it. I was very impressed with his ability to relay information so we could understand what he was talking about without making us feel stupid.

We received our results for both the radon test and the inspection quickly. Unfortunately, the radon test came back elevated, but because the homeowner entered the home after it started and did some work to the house, the test was skewed.
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came back out and did another test for us, which showed consistently high levels.
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provided us with the information we needed to make a decision about the radon levels and who to contact to best mitigate the house.

If we ever buy a house again, we would definitely use
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and I would recommend him to anyone who needs an honest, thorough, informative home inspection.
- Kristy S.
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They were not only on time, but arrived early. Checked out everything from the roof, plumbing, electrical panel, siding, sump pump, attic, furnace and AC, dishwasher, disposal,
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, and even took the time to inspect the exterior doors. We were grateful we used this company we waited two months to post a review because we were hoping to find something they did not...and we didn't. This company is professional, kind, courteous and will go above and beyond for you. I wouldn't hesitate to use them again in the future.
- Tim K.

All Home Inspectors in New Brighton, PA

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1st Home Inspections Inc

1934 Overland Ct
Allison Park

1st Security

8480 Baltimore National Pike

A Capital chimney

6694 State Route 30
Jeannette

A-Pro Home Inspection Services

706 Russett Meadow Ct
Cranberry Township

ABSOLUTE CHIMNEY RESTORATION

5834 HOLSING ST
Mckeesport

Advanced Basement Solutions

1200 Herminie W Newton Rd
West Newton

AIR TECH ENVIRONMENTAL

1726 Ridgewood Dr
Washington

AirMD

7700 Congress Ave

ALLEGHENY HOME RESOURCES

1034 HARVEST COURT
Coraopolis

American Home Shield

889 Ridge Lake Blvd

Amerispec Home Inspection

333 Lindsay Road
Zelienople

AMERISPEC HOME INSPECTION SERVICE INC

333 LINDSAY RD
Zelienople

APPLIED PEST MANAGEMENT

109 Rama Rd
Beaver Falls

Atlas Electrical Contracting, Inc.

308 Magee Avenue
Jeannette

B&M Home Improvements

8708 Casa Grande Dr.
Pittsburgh

Beveridge Inspections

409 Sewickley St
Greensburg

Bruce Ensor Structural Engineer

500 N Front St
Lemoyne

Bucci & Son Plumbing LLC

408 W 7th Ave
Homestead

Building Inspection Professionals

PO Box 4172
Pittsburgh

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Citywide Home Inspections LLC

312 Gist Street
Pittsburgh

Comfort Basement

1250 Bethlehem Pike
Hatfield

CONTRACTORS CORP

107 LAPORTE DR
Cranberry Township

Cornerstone Home Inspection, LLC

East Barkhurst Drive
Pittsburgh

Corwin Inspections

North Huntingdon

Denison Home Inspection Inc

1225 Crescent Boulevard Ext
Crescent

Driscoll Home Inspections

1569 Hastings Mill Road
Pittsburgh

EAGLE HOME INSPECTIONS

543 ZIMMER RD
Greenock

Energy Eagles

103 Pheasant Rise Court
Bridgeville

eValueRated

4017 Washington Rd., Suite 178
Canonsburg

Gary J Miller Engineering Services

405 Hoodridge Drive
Pittsburgh

Good Night Sleep Tight

70 Pigeon Creek Rd
Eighty Four

Griffin Inspection Services LLC

1 Morgan Ave
Pittsburgh

Guardian Home Inspection LLC

8470 Ridgemont
Pittsburgh

H2 Consulting

354 5th Ave
New Kensington

HAMLERS MODERN MAINTENANCE

862 Monteiro Street

Home Check Inc

317 McWilliams Rd
Trafford

HOME INSPECTION BY HARKNESS

7021 BLACKHAWK ST
Pittsburgh

HOME INSPECTIONS PLUS

43 ELWYN AVE
Carnegie

Home Pro

419 Berkley Manor Dr
Cranberry

Honeycomb Solar, LLC

606 Wiltshire Ct
Wexford

Housemaster

9125 Marshall Rd
Cranberry Township

HOUSING INSPECTION SERVICES INC

PO BOX 373
Murrysville

HUFNAGEL ELECTRIC

26 DIEBOLD RD.
Mc Kees Rocks

Iron City Mechanical LLC.

703 Monaca Rd
Aliquippa

Ironmountain Electric

2904 Overhill St
South Park

J-D Roofing & Sheet Metal INC

PO Box 60007
Pittsburgh

Latosky Inspection Co

28 Braddock St
Houtzdale

Lloyd Anthony Construction Inc.

3125 Willett Rd
Pittsburgh

MILOSER HOME INSPECTIONS

160 RUSTIC RDG
Fombell

Multi-Spec Home Inspection

421 Redgate Rd
Sewickley

Overseers

8 Casey Rd
Mc Donald

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

100 McIntosh Lane
Prospect

PALE PLUMBING

348 LITTLE CREEK RD
Harmony

Pillar To Post Home Inspections

523 Burnside Rd
Mcdonald

Premier Pest Control, LLC

3441 Bethoven St
Pittsburgh

Pro Energy Consultants

114 Hoodridge Dr
Pittsburgh

QUALITY HOME INSPECTIONS

5333 Springvalley Dr
Pittsburgh

SARGENT ELECTRIC SERVICES

2767 LIBERTY AVE
Pittsburgh

Spectrum Pest Control

3567 Mountain View Drive
West Mifflin

STRUCTURAL DIMENSIONS INC

2853 Connecticut Ave
Pittsburgh

THE BRICKKICKER HOME INSPECTION

208 Latimer Avenue
Strabane

The Haas Group LLC

2215 Plank Road

The Healey Company Inc

1234 Sarah St
Pittsburgh

USA Insulation of Pittsburgh

3445 Harts Run Rd
Glenshaw

Varment Guard Environmental

5220 Westerville Rd

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