Newport News Home Inspectors

in Newport News, VA

Home Inspecting Reviews in Newport News

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The whole experience was awesome from the initial inquiry call to get an estimate to the time when the inspector arrived and the report was completed. Knowing that this was our first time purchasing a home, the inspector was very polite, patient, and helpful; we learned a lot about homes and the normal wears and tears. The report was very detailed and helped us to do some negotiating to get work done by the sellers before settlement. I would highly recommend this company for their professionalism. It saved us lots of money on repairs and we are less stressful now that we know the home we purchased is in solid condition.
- SONIA N.
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Did not go well from our (home seller's perspective. The inspector took over 4 hours to complete the inspection on a very basic house. I had several issues with his work.
1) He stuck a screwdriver or pencil in all soft wood spots and took pictures, leaving holes in multiple places around my home. Though he represented the buyer, his "inspection" forced me to repair the damage he left.
2) Used a sharpie to write on outlets to label them. I had to replace the outlet covers as sharpies do not wash off.
3) Cited a dried out vent boot on the roof, saying that those typically dry out. His report noted that he did not visually inspect it though. When I had a roofer (which I paid for) come to check it out, the roofer confirmed that the boot was not dried out and was in great shape.
4) Missed a couple of items on the inspection - broken pickets on the deck and garage door opener batteries.
5) Raised concern about the design of the HVAC system noting that it required a specialist to maintain - that he had never seen one like it. (It's was just a typical split system, maintained yearly by
's Heating and Air.)
If I were selling a home, I would not use this inspector as I felt that he damaged (albeit superficially) my home and took liberties that went beyond non-destructive inspection. Also, from the buyer's perspective, he missed items that were far more important than the list of items noted in his report (direction of gutter downspouts and location of light switch). He clearly demonstrated that he worked off a checklist without differentiating between high and low risk items. I used two other companies buying and selling homes and felt like they were much more helpful and thorough.
- Jason K.

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Home Inspecting reviews in Newport News

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I needed a home inspection for the purchase of a home in Newport News, VA and contracted with
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Inspection through the recommendation of my realtor. I have purchased a home in the Newport News Area before and used another service.
They did accomplish the inspection in a timely manner.
Although they provided a military discount, the product provided was an eight page PDF with pictures of only things wrong with the home and a few digital photos of each of the items. I expected at least a three ring binder with a checklist of all the items inspected not just what was wrong. So for the $250 I paid, each piece of paper cost me $30!!!! I was concerned about the condition of the wood in the crawlspace, as would anyone who is buying a home in termite country in southern Virginia, not a thing was mentioned and I had to contact him for further information.
I had questions about what was inspected and what was not and it took the individual three days to return my call, not at all what I expected for paying for the inspection in advance.
He did provide
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data on what appliances were in the house, which I already knew about since I did multiple walkthroughs prior to putting an offer on the home. For Instance, he indicated the AC/Heating System worked not much else.
I also expected a complete look at the entire house, to include the irrigation system. The Inspector did not look at the irrigation system claiming that he did not want to try it out to avoid possible freezing of the pipes....uhh...the inspection was accomplished three days before the beginning of the summer!!!!
Although I used the report to get items repaired prior to closing, I was disappointed with the product and price.
- James R.
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All Home Inspectors in Newport News, VA

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7 Cities Termite & Pest Control

1530 East Little Creek Road
Norfolk, VA

A-1 Inc Exterminators

1704 S Park Ct
Chesapeake, VA

ABC Pest Management Services, Inc

117 S FIRST COLONIAL RD
Virginia Beach, VA

ACME Animal Removal & Bee Control Services

Serving the Entire Hampton Roads Area
Norfolk, VA

AirMD

7700 Congress Ave
Boca Raton, FL

American Mechanical Inc

633 10th St
Virginia Beach, VA

Amerispec Quality Home Inspections Srervice

534 Wythe Creek Rd
Poquoson, VA

Atlantic Exterminating Company Inc.

734B Middle Ground Blvd
Newport News, VA

Bah Hum Bug Pest & Termite Inc

203 Expressway Ct
Virginia Beach, VA

Beach Home Inspections

Virginia Beach, VA

BM Enterprise

5468 Bayberry Dr
Norfolk, Va

Brand Home Inspections, LLC

3869 Forest Glen Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA

British American Electric

4550 Cedar Point Lane
Williamsburg, VA

Bug Busters Pest Control Services Inc.

1400 W. Third St.
Farmville, VA

Bug-Masters LLC.

3516 Melinda Place
Virginia Beach, VA

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north
Birmingham, AL

Cardial Carpentry LLC

15160 Ashby Way West
Carrollton, VA

Chimney Saver Solutions

6503-B Dickens Place
Richmond, VA

Coastal Home Inspections LLC

PO Box 11046
Norfolk, VA

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