Virginia Beach Home Inspectors

in Virginia Beach, VA

103
Home Inspectors are
in Virginia Beach

29
Home Inspectors in Virginia Beach
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Rated by
Carol P.
"I contacted
to conduct a pre-purchase home inspection on a residential property in an exclusive area of Virginia Beach, Va. I did not use the "home inspection" specialist" suggested by the real estate broker. I telephonically contacted several firms on Angie's List and Yelp. I have some knowledge of building construction and have no patience for "home inspectors" that obtained their credentials in two days and were not general contractors. I talked to
at
and when he said "I work for you, not the broker or the seller" and I know local building codes and required specifications, I knew I had the right company. He and his associate,
, took the inspection professionally and went through the house with a fine tooth comb. I accompanied
, and he provided a full
/Painters suit and filter
for me when we crawled under the house. He took time to point out foundation concerns, damp areas, damaged and loose insulation and rodent invasion. He even pointed out poor electrical work that had been installed for a tenant's hot tub...the 220 volt cable was laying in water! Later he and
went through the attic, found insulation problems, soffit's blocked off, rodent infestation, poor building craftsmanship and venting mistakes. He was unbiased and scientific in approach; he would say an item meets code, but is not satisfactory and found problems I would have overlooked..an unvented gas fireplace, inappropriate range vent hood, windows inop, toilet vent stacks closed off; etc. His final report was inclusive, with photos pointing out defects and areas needing repair. I had the report online within the day!!! I sent his report to good friend, a residential building contractor in California. He is a retired Lt. from a major city Fire Department. He reviewed the
Report and said "forget about this house, it's a money pit....... I truly believe
should double their fee. They saved me at least $100,000 and a year of grief. They were fair to the seller and did a responsible job. If we attempt to purchase another property,
we be there !!!!
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Victor M.
"I am very dissatisfied with the inspection performed by
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in Virginia Beach VA. The inspector spent about half the inspection" time talking on the phone. In fact, when he was on the ladder inspecting the roof and gutters, he took a phone call. Because of his inattention and phone call distractions, he did not find a number of serious defects. The faucets in both upstairs bathrooms were leaking and resulted in damage to the ceiling on the first floor. When I pointed the water stains on the ceiling, he said that it was not a problem. There were dog feces and urine stains on the carpet under the beds and sofas. Also, the thermostat wire from the thermostat to the AC unit was damaged. This has cost me thousands of dollars to repair. The inspectors manner was rude and he got angry whenever I asked him to check something or to modify an item in his report. He kept saying, from the moment he got out of the car, " I have two more inspections after this one so I don't have a lot of time". The inspector was very unprofessional. He should have turned off his phone and given full attention to the inspection of my house instead of dealing with with issues from other inspections. After numerous emails and phone calls,
finally called me back. I explained my dissatisfaction and asked to have the inspection fee refunded because I did not receive the inspection I paid for due to the inspector's inattention and being on the phone so much.
said he would consider my request and get back to me. To date he has not gotten back to me despite my repeated calls to him.
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Rated by
Eli D.
"It went great.
came in and went through the house very thoroughly. He told he was going to be a nitpicker and he certainly was (which we appreciated). Most of" the things he noticed were minor and not a big deal, but we were able to negotiate a few items because of his warnings. His report was available online soon after the inspection (within 24-48 hours) and it was very thorough. After he did the inspection, he hung around and showed us a lot of what he was talking about, which was much appreciated. We were very happy with his work.

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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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You may never believe the things a home inspector will discover unless you're there, too. Being at your home inspection lets you see any problems firsthand.

An exhaust fan pulling warm moist air from the bathroom and distributes the air to the attic could lead to mold growth and wood rot, says Jimenez. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member James C. of Los Angeles)
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Angie's Answers

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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
www.thomeservices.com
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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!!! 

Home Inspecting reviews in Virginia Beach

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did an extremely thorough inspection of the interior and exterior of the home, providing detailed recommendations on areas that need to be improved and damage that we didn't even know we had (bad news, I know, but good to know in advance!). His professionalism was exceptional, he completed the inspection in a timely manner and was very respectful of our space. His use of IT-based tools and easy-to-read formatted report was appreciated.
- Rachel H.
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Everything, from initial contact to finished reports, was excellent. They are extremely professional and knowledgeable and after an extensive inspection of the house took the time to go over their findings. That evening we received the full report (and a summary) that was clear and concise. Thanks
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- what a pleasure it is to work with such dedicated professionals.
- June F.
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were our inspector's. They arrived early, were extremely thorough and took the time to talk about all the potentially concerning things they found with me and with the seller with my agreement. The same day they emailed me a report that was incredibly filled with detail about the house. Not just the defects but details about all the systems that is good for us to know as well as recommendations for the future. They took many pictures and left us with a document that will not only help in the purchase of the home but in the future ownership and maintenance of the home as well! I could not have been more pleased.
- Grace L.
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I join others on the list (I called
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based on what I had read here) in highly recommending
Virginia Beach Home Inspectors Provider Name Locked
. We moved here from Northern VA, and I had high expectations for attention to detail based on our previous experiences.
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met and exceeded those expectations. He believes in the quality of his work, and I admired the fact that he prefers to receive referrals based on his reputation, and refuses to be "linked" to any realtors. He did it all, including walking the full length of the roof.
- Lauren C.
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As a first time home buyer I was worried I wouldn't know what was going on or what to do with the results.
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was AMAZING! Very thorough, gives you great binder of details to keep and refer to when done so you don't walk out with so much information and no where to start, and helps point out what is/isn't likely to get fixed by the seller. He is quite obviously a proud family man, and treats the client like it is one of his kids buying the house not some random person with a checkbook. Can't recommend him enough!
- Nicole M.
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gave the appearance of being very thorough in his inspection. However, his level of professionalism leaves a bit to be desired. I am suspicious of any inspector who points out the "need" for an item, in this case a moisture detection device, and then offers the item for sale. Or points out the need for a service, then conveniently has a list of contractors at hand who can perform those services. That, in my opinion constitutes a conflict of interest. A legitimate inspector should never provide, or offer to provide, products and/or services in connection with an inspection. To do so damages the inspector's credibility as an impartial judge of the condition of the subject of the inspection.
When we returned home following the inspection we found lights left on all over the house, the back door was left unlocked and the power was still on to the washing machine and the dryer. When an inspector enters a subject property to perform an inspection everything is to be left as it was found. And one never leaves a door unlocked.
- theresa B.
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We were unable to complete it due to utilities not being on.
Virginia Beach Home Inspectors Provider Name Locked
was willing to under very limited notice come back out in a pinch to complete the inspection before we closed. There was an additional fee for that second visit, however, it was far as he was booked solid and honored his word to us to squeeze us in.
Very happy with his inspection and report. He was also very quick on turn around with the report. He offers ease of paying online and billing invoices online (making it easy to see prior to services being rendered and for saving for your files).
Our realtor suggested
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. I would use him and recommend his services to any family or friends (or if i ever need them again).
- Adam F.

All Home Inspectors in Virginia Beach, VA

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1st Security Home Security

3525 Ellicott Mills Dr

7 Cities Termite & Pest Control

413 Willow Brook Way
Chesapeake

A-1 Inc Exterminators

1704 S Park Ct
Chesapeake

ABC Pest Management LLC

117 S FIRST COLONIAL RD
Virginia Beach

ACME Animal Removal & Bee Control Services

Serving the Entire Hampton Roads Area
Norfolk

Al's Electric Inc

7450 Muirfield Rd
Norfolk

Amer Building Inspection Services Inc

2364 Rookery Way
Virginia Beach

American Home Shield

889 Ridge Lake Blvd

American Mechanical Inc

633 10th St
Virginia Beach

Anchor Bay Electric Company

165 Pinewood Rd
Virginia Beach

ARC Energy Design Consulting, LLC

13004 Shadwell Court
Woodbridge

Atlantic Exterminating Company Inc.

734B Middle Ground Blvd
Newport News

Bah Hum Bug Pest & Termite Inc

203 Expressway Ct
Virginia Beach

Beach Home Inspections

Virginia Beach

BEST HOME INSPECTIONS

PO BOX 861466
Warrenton

BM Enterprise

5468 Bayberry Dr

Brand Home Inspections, LLC

3869 Forest Glen Rd.
Virginia Beach

British American Electric

4550 Cedar Point Lane
Williamsburg

Bug Busters Pest Control Services Inc.

1400 W. Third St.
Farmville

Bug-Masters LLC.

3516 Melinda Place
Virginia Beach

BUG-N-OUT

PO Box 2157
Virginia Beach

Cardial Carpentry LLC

15160 Ashby Way West
Carrollton

CASTLE PROPERTY IMPROVEMENTS INC

1164 TAYLOR RD
Virginia Beach

Chimney Saver Solutions

6503-B Dickens Place
Richmond

Coastal Home Inspections LLC

PO Box 11046
Norfolk

Colonial Exterminating Company Inc

810 Forrest Dr
Newport News

Commonwealth Property Services

11836 Canon Blvd Suite 500
Newport News

Critter Control

1613 While Ln
Norfolk

Diamond Exterminators

4544 Bainbridge Blvd
Chesapeake

Disaster Response Inc. - VA, DC & MD

45965 Nokes Blvd
Sterling

DJ Construction

2560 Piney Bark Dr
Virginia Beach

East Coast Contracting, Inc.

6022 Jefferson Ave
Newport News

EcoBuilders of Virginia LLC

576 N Birdneck Rd
Virginia Beach

Energy Efficient Solutions

126 PRODUCTION DR
Yorktown

Energy-Medics

P.O. Box 2043
Poquoson

Eye For Details LLC

1921 Robert Hall Blvd Apt 3202
Chesapeake

Final Analysis Home Inspections

1385 Fordham Dr.
Virginia Beach

flue busters

3800 Deep Creek Blvd
Portsmouth

Frebyrd Home Inspections

4891 Blackwater Rd
Virginia Beach

Gibbs Property Restoration Services

Newport News
Newport News

Guy Smith Heating & Cooling

221 Pennsylvania Ave
Virginia Beach

Hampton Roads Termite and Pest Control Inc

609 Innovation Dr
Chesapeake

Home Inspections Plus, LLC

508 Woodlake Rd
Virginia Beach

HOMEBUYERS INSPECTIONS

PO Box 61235
Virginia Beach

HOMEVIEW INC

LAKE LAWSON RD
Virginia Beach

HouseMaster Home Inspections

102 Battery Cir
Yorktown

HouseMaster Home Inspections

824 Needlerush Ct
Chesapeake

JNS Pest Control

PO Box 13763
Chesapeake

Joe Schein And Associates

839 K Little Bay Ave
Norfolk

John Yaroch

Virginia Beach

K & W Repair Inc

26234 N James Madison Hwy
New Canton

Keff/Spec Home Inspections

4901 Bradpointe Ln

KEN MELTON'S HOMEBUYER INSPECTIONS

3936 SILINA DR
Virginia Beach

Marvin Construction

401 St. Tropez Drive
Newport News

Michael & Son Services Inc

5740 General Washington Dr
Alexandria

MR ELECTRIC

Virginia Beach

National Property Inspections

304 Barcroft Dr
Yorktown

Olin Arctronics

PO Box 64684
Virginia Beach

PENINSULA MAINTENANCE & REPAIR

PO BOX 1101
Yorktown

PETE SESSA & ASSOCIATES INC

3404 Marabou Lane
Virginia Beach

Pillar To Post Home Inspectors

4600 Mcgregor Dr
Virginia Beach

Pillar To Post Professional Home Inspection

3917 Midlands Road
Williamsburg

Points East Home Inspections LLC

1582 Willow Cove
Newport News

PPC Construction - Landmark Homes

P. O. Box 15823
Chesapeake

PRIMEX MORTGAGE CORP

5834 HUBBARD DR

ProCraft Inspection Services

160 Sir Oliver Rd
Norfolk

Quality Exteriors

404 Samuelson Ct
Newport News

Quality Home Inspections

28 Paula Maria Dr
Newport News

R & R Home Repair & Remodeling

418 Troon Chase
Virginia Beach

Random Task

1120 Buford Ct.
Chesapeake

Reliance Pest & Termite Inc

644 Prosperity Way
Chesapeake

Second Opinion Termite & Pest Control

4344 Nansemond Pkwy
Suffolk

SENCON

209 BUSINESS PARK DR
Virginia Beach

STEP BY STEPP HOME INSPECTIONS

508 Smoketree Pl
Richmond

Suffolk Pest Control Inc

3508 Robs Dr
Suffolk

Summit Construction

308 Cedar Lakes Dr Chesapeake, VA
Chesapeake

The BrickKicker Home Inspections

9726 12th View St.
Norfolk

The Haas Group LLC

2215 Plank Road
Fredericksburg

Uniformed Maid Service

Virginia Beach

VA Roof Leaks

5017 Fancillio Dr.
Virginia Beach

VanDeMortel Construction

1213 Ewell Road
Virginia Beach

Virginia Glass House & Mirror

238 W 24th St
Norfolk

wildlife rangers

6432 Clare Rd
Norfolk

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