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"IT WAS GREAT! Let me just say that I found
through a friend of a friend. I had a few inspections done in the past for other properties" and they were nothing like the great experience I had with
. He was honest and went above and beyond what I've expected.
arrived early and he was very professional. He started right away taking me along with him and his assistant. He took his time going through every part of the property from roof to the basement, every room, inside and outside of the property looking for things that need to be addressed. He took pictures, pointed out everything to me. I felt like I was getting an education on home inspection. He looked for mold, pest, water damage, air draft, electrical and structural issues, tested for air and radon, Insulation etc... He gave me a 15 page complete comprehensive report for my record for each property. He also gave me estimates on what needed fix. I later found out that
had over 40 years of experience in home construction and inspection. He also is a certified home energy auditor. He will definitely have repeat business from me. I've also recommended
to my friends and family. My brother had already hired him to do some work. I'd recommend
to anyone. locations work performed; 1103
Ave, Niskayuna, 12309. 4
rd, Saratoga, ny

-Gary L.

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and his team went through both houses and explained everything that they saw. They gave me a lot of advice on caring for my home. I am pretty" detail oriented and
told me what I needed to worry about, and what were really just cosmetics. They went out of their way to make sure that I understood everything that was being explained and everyone very easy to work with.
makes sure that he represents his client and no one else, which I'm not so sure realtors do. I am very pleased with the quality of
's work! Update 7-31-12: After buying the home on the second home inspection, I discovered a mice infestation in the kitchen and that the most expensive window in the house ($3000 picture window) had not been evaluated. It was broken and was bowing such that the breeze makes the shades move. There were several other minor issues that I found over time (to be expected, you can't find all the problems in a house in just a few hours), but in hindsight I was disappointed with the lack of oversight on the apprentices that
brought with him on the second home inspection. I contacted
about the mice (which were all throughout the lower kitchen cabinets) and the broken picture window. He said that he would have a handyman come to take a look as a gesture of goodwill which I thought was very generous. Unfortunately, I never heard from the handyman or received a follow up from
.
also has a yearly home inspection that he was supposed to contact me about on the one year anniversary. I figured I would give him some time to make up for the issues on my last inspection, but as my anniversary has come and gone, I have yet to hear from him. I wish
spent more time on my inspection instead of letting his two apprentices do most the work on the last inspection. I really felt and continue to feel that
is quite competent, but I am unhappy with his follow up and some of his apprentices less than thorough work.

-Sloane K.

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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
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 Albany

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This service is very valuable. I was very impressed with the detail that went into the report. I was also surprised to see areas of the report that we knew nothing about like the evaluation for solar panels.
- JENNIFER M.
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If you want an extremely thorough, detailed, itemized and honest home inspection done, I can't recommend him enough. He was there BEFORE we got to the house and had already started the exterior perimeter. He is absolutely knowledgeable about homes (older homes especially) and if you want an unfiltered opinion, he will give it. (the listing agent wandered around too and the homeowner was there later and
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acted like they weren't even there--he will get the job done and not
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words). If you hire him, plan on about 4 hours for the inspection (we were in the basement itself for TWO hours--he is terrifically thorough and will teach you everything you might EVER need to know about your future house). My only issue was that he addressed everything to my husband--not to me! I wasn't offended (though others might be) but just laughed--I am the "House person" my husband doesn't have a clue about home improvement!
- REBECCA T.
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When I previously bought my home, I had a pathetic inspector who concentrated on cosmetic stuff, not the real structural stuff that costs big money to fix. This time, I asked around for the most rigorous inspector I could find. I was glad I did, cause I knew everything I needed to fix before I bought the building.
- WORTH G.
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As far as an inspector goes, he spent over four hours with us, and he went through everything. He was the best inspector I have ever had. He was very highly recommended to me, and he was well worth the money. He really goes through everything with a fine tooth comb.
- KATHY B.
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was extremely thorough and professional. As first time home buyers we know very little about the different aspects of a home.
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was exceptionally knowledgeable and informative, explaining every little detail. He was willing to answer any quesitons we had. The inspection write-up was 19 pages outlining everything he had showed and discussed with us. We will surely use this as a reference for years to come. We would recommend
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- Jordyn B.
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from Spec - Pro arrived on time and wasted no time explaining what radon is. As he talked he selected the testing site and set up the testing station . The other technician also arrived on time. He took the test down and prepared it for shipment to the lab for analysis. The completed report arrived a few days later. Both reps were professional and seemed knowledgeable.

- Bernie I.
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We have had
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inspect multiple homes for us and he is amazing. He is very detail oriented and walks you through all the problems and concerns that he finds with a house. He has saved us a ton of money by finding problems that would be easily overlooked by another inspector. On one house he identified an issue with the chimney. Ultimately, we did not go through with the house because we received estimates north of 10k that the sellers didn't want to have done. In another house he found mold growing on the walls in the attic that was caused by an overall defect in the ventilation of the home. We were able to get the mold removed from the home and have the ventilation issues taken care of by the seller.
I think the best part of the services provided by
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is that he is always a call or email away if you have any questions about your inspection. For me i always come up with questions after the fact and he has always been very responsive in answer all of my questions. He provides a detailed report that includes photos of problems/defects with every inspection that you can use as a guide to repair your home.
I would not have anyone else inspect a home for me, he has saved us thousands of dollars!!!!
- Travis P.
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took their time to inspect the home we are purchasing. The inspection was detailed and thorough. All our questions were answered. The inspection was not rushed at all. Additionally, we received a very detailed report about the house and the inspection for our records.
- Melissa R.

All Home Inspectors in Albany, NY

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A & K CAPITAL HOME INSPECTION

24 ONDERDONK RD
Schenectady

Abraham Heating & Cooling

322 State Hwy 67
Amsterdam

Absolute Pest Control, Inc.

12 Wade Road
Latham

Accu Check Property Services, LLC

3062 E Lydius Street
Schenectady

ACCURATE HOME INSPECTOR

2201 ST HWY 162
Esperance

Accurate Pest Control

1161 Curry Rd.
Schenectady

Ace Home Inspections

15 Shannon Ave
Cohoes

Albany Home Repairs

PO Box 301
Glenmont

Allura Solar

2575 Johnson Rd
Schenectady

American Home Shield

889 Ridge Lake Blvd

Assured Home Inspections

PO Box 517
Hudson Falls

Averill Park Septic Svc LLC

1953 St Rte 43
Averill Park

B & D Inspections, LLC

1 Hillside Drive
Schenectady

BERGAMI HOME INSPECTIONS

100 Dubois Ln
Rexford

Betke Homes,Inc.

3303 Squire Blvd
Slingerlands

Blue Jay Inspections LLC

101 Fort Johnson Rd
Fort Johnson

Bug-U Pest Control

30 Boulevard
Hudson Falls

Capital District Construction

22 Pinewood Rd
Guilderland

Capital District Home Inspectors

17 Echo Ridge Drive
Saratoga Springs

CAPITAL HOME SERVICES LLC

555 ST DAVIDS LN
Schenectady

CENTURY VISUAL HOME INSPECTION

109 HUDSON AVE
Rensselaer

CERTIFIED HOME INSPECTIONS

36 E CLAREMONT DR
Voorheesville

Commonwealth Risk Management

139 Webster Hill Rd.
East Nassau

Comprehensive Home & Building Inspections

81 Hylan Blvd.
Staten Island

Cornerstone Companies LLC

8 Shinnecock Hills Dr
Albany

Cornerstone Inspections

8 Shinnecock Hills Dr
Albany

COUNTY HOME INSPECTION CO INC

PO BOX 340
Spencertown

DGB Home Inspections

PO Box 133
Waterford

Eco Energy Guard, LLC

9 September Way

Englisbe Associates

16 Leto Rd
Albany

EXCELSIOR HOME INSPECTION CO

256 GULF HILL RD
Voorheesville

FRAMINGHAM ASSOCIATES

318 DELAWARE AVE
Delmar

GIBBS CONSTRUCTION SERVICES

4 ACORN GROVE
Ballston Lake

Go Green Express Home Services

145 S William St
Newburgh

GRAJNY CONSULTING LLC

69 Hayden Point Loop
Diamond Point

Green In Greene Inc

104 All Peat Beds Road
Earlton

HOME ENERGY ADVISORS LLC

9 DIAMOND RD
Ballston Lake

Home Integrity Inc

2959 Old Kings Rd
Catskill

Home Probe

145 Johnson Ave
Johnstown

Home Safe Home Inspections Inc.

33 Hanover Drive
Delmar

HOME TECHNOLOGY INSPECTIONS

100 PARK ST
Glens Falls

HomeProbe Home Inspections

1673 StHwy 67
Johnstown

HonestMann Home Inspections, LLC

78 Westview Lane
Fort Edward

HouseAbout Home Inspections, LLC

3 Maple Terrace
Delmar

HouseCalls Home Inspection Services

5 Arbor Drive
Hudson Falls

HouseSmart Home and Office Improvement

221 Northline Road
Ballston Spa

HouseWise Inspection Services

326 1/2 W Maple St
Corinth

Hughes Home Inspections, LLC

12 Vandenburg Ln
Clifton Park

Imbarrato, LLC

18 Birchwood Lane
Ballston Spa

JASON MICARE-HOME INSPECTOR

117 HALFMOON DR
Guilderland

Kamran Ohi P E

1025 Jefferson St NW

KDM Inspections

166 Kings Rd

M & M Inspections

Ballston Lake

M.J. Engineering and Land Surveying, P.C.

1533 Crescent Road
Clifton Park

Mr Fix It

5-B Cypress Point
Clifton Park

Nolan Engineering, PLLC

105 Lakehill Road, Suite 19
Burnt Hills

North Star Home Inspections

47 Crestwood Dr
Schenectady

Northway Home Inspections

8 Spruce St
Clifton Park

Pact Home Inspections

11 s church st
Schenectady

Panda Home Inspections

641 Grooms Road
Clifton Park

PAUL C DOYLE ASSOCIATES

648 KENWOOD AVE
Delmar

PILLAR TO POST

38 SHARPE RD
Wynantskill

RESIDENTIAL INSPECTION SERVICES

34 WOODRUFF DR
Schenectady

RHR Home Inspection LLC

PO Box 184
Gansevoort

Richard E Babiar Home Inspection

1441 Thickett Rd
Castleton On Hudson

Scot Home Inspection Service

26 Pine Knoll Ln.
East Berne

SHERLOCK HOME INSPECTION

PO Box 257
Glens Falls

Spec-Pro Home Inspections

1C Brookside Mdws
Ballston Lake

Spire Inspections LLC

11 Gretel Terrace
Ballston Lake

The Haas Group LLC

2215 Plank Road

The Home Detective Inspection Service

1579 Valencia Rd.
Schenectady

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