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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check all the electric outlets, roof, foundation, plumbing, appliances, and discovered that the wiring in the house was outdated and needed to be fixed which helped save me money when finally negotiating a price on the house.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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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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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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thank you
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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 Colonial Heights, VA

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ABB ELECTRICAL LLC.

5007 CANE MILL LN
Richmond

AirMD

7700 Congress Ave

AK Homes

2140 Haleford ct.
Powhatan

All Crawl

Moseley

Allstates Home Inspections, LLC

2025 East Main Street (suite 16)
Richmond

American Home Shield

889 Ridge Lake Blvd

Armstrong Home Inspections

2933 Deercreek Trail
Powhatan

Atlantic Inspection, Inc.

P.O. Box 1868
Mechanicsville

Bat Bee & Hornet Removal Service

2701 Goodes Bridge Rd #6
Richmond

BAZ Construction

8 Raines Ave
Sandston

Bowman Building Corp

11553 Leiden Lane
Midlothian

Bradford & Sons Pest Services

10910 Maranda Ct
Fredericksburg

Bug Busters Pest Control Services Inc.

1400 W. Third St.
Farmville

Burgess Inspections, Inc.

530 Southlake Blvd
Richmond

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Capitol Home Inspections

13541 East Boundary Road
Midlothian

CASTLE

PO Box 3391
Glen Allen

Chimney Saver Solutions

6503-B Dickens Place
Richmond

COMMONWEALTH HOME INSPECTIONS

6009 SHADY WILLOW PL
Glen Allen

Connor's Termite & Pest Control

5408 Port Royal Rd
Springfield

Cranor Inspection Services LLC

PO Box 1455
Glen Allen

Criterium-Hall Engineers

2607 Sutters Mill Terrace
Midlothian

Critter Control

2709 Turner Rd
Richmond

Disaster Response Inc - VA DC & MD

8200 Greensboro Dr
Mclean

Dr. Tom, LLC.

18140 Shumans Rd
Ruther Glen

Econ Electrical, LLC

2228 Cedar Crest Rd
North Chesterfield

ED'S HOME REPAIR

10831 west broad st
Glen Allen

Exterminating Unlimited, Inc.

10979 Leadbetter Rd
Ashland

First Home Mortgage Corporation

1 Parkwest Circle Ste 208
Midlothian

General Home Services, Inc

PO Box 571
Amelia Court House

GMJ Construction & Maintenance

5719 Cartersville Road
Powhatan

Hall Engineering

8610 Turtle Creek Blvd Apt 211

Heritage Contracting Services

11903 Bowman Dr
Fredericksburg

Home Inspex

P.O. Box 37563
Richmond

Home Inspex LLC

P.O. Box 37563
Richmond

Homelink

14241 Midlothian Tpke
Midlothian

HouseMaster Home Inspections

2132 Bloomsherry Dr
North Chesterfield

J & D Construction and Maintenance

304 S Brown Street
Blackstone

JAG Property Management Inc

6008 La Veta Dr
Richmond

K & W Repair Inc

26234 N James Madison Hwy
New Canton

LDM Associates LLC

Chesterfield

London Sweeps Chimney Sweeps

5214 Fairlake Lane
Glen Allen

Loyal Termite & Pest Control Inc

2610 E Parham Rd
Henrico

MATTHEWS WELL & PUMP INC

11446 Cauthorne Rd
Glen Allen

Michael & Son Services Inc

5740 General Washington Dr
Alexandria

NATIONAL PROPERTY INSPECTIONS

8725 WOODPECKER RD
Chesterfield

Odd Jobs LLC

PO Box 7237
Richmond

Overseers

8 Casey Rd

Perma Treat Pest Control

505 Lafayette Blvd
Fredericksburg

PestMasters Termite & Pest Control

6525 Dickens Pl
Richmond

PILLAR TO POST

12904 MIDDLEBROOK RD
Chester

Pillar to Post

2540 Pineacre Ct.

Quality Home Inspections

28 Paula Maria Dr
Newport News

Re-Freshen

5102 W Village Green Dr
Midlothian

Residential Inspections, Inc.

PO BOX 2098
Colonial Heights

Rhodes Construction Co

1220 Richeson Ave
Richmond

ROYALL PUMP & WELL CO INC

2958 ANDERSON HWY
Powhatan

RUDD ELECTRICAL SERVICES INC.

7519 ROSWELL RD
Henrico

Russ Bouyance Inspections

7848 Pauling Hill Terrace
Chesterfield

Select Home Solutions

9119 Dickey Drive
Mechanicsville

Simms Home Inspection

501 E Franklin St
Richmond

Southern Pest Control

14021 Steeplestone Dr
Midlothian

STEP BY STEPP HOME INSPECTIONS

508 Smoketree Pl
Richmond

The G.D. Green Company,Inc.

13412 Oxley Court
Chester

The Haas Group LLC

2215 Plank Road
Fredericksburg

Universal Exterminating

6032 Mechanicsville Turnpike
Mechanicsville

Universal Handyman Services

2030 Chamberalyne Pkwy

US Inspect

3650 Concorde Pkwy
Chantilly

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