D.C. area home inspectors share interesting stories

D.C. area home inspectors share interesting stories

Danny Patkus, owner, American Home Inspection Service, Chevy Chase, Md.
Dave Goldberg, owner, Reliable Home Services, Laytonsville, Md.
JD Grewell, owner, JD Grewell & Associates Inc., Silver Spring, Md.

What’s the most interesting thing you’ve discovered or that happened during an inspection?

Patkus: I went to a house, and a man came out with a shotgun and said “There will be no inspection of this here house today!” I said “You’re absolutely right, sir,” threw up my hands, got back in my vehicle, drove down the driveway and waited for my client. When they got there I said “We’re outta here, let’s go!”

Goldberg: The creativity of how people will try to fix problems is endless. If I had a specific one, it would be car parts put into plumbing systems to try and fix problems.

Grewell: The most interesting was trying to explain to a client why he couldn’t park a tractor on his garage roof. He was a Super Bowl MVP.


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