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I could not be more pleased with my experience. I contacted a home inspection on a house I had been in contract to purchase. He arrived at the property even before *I* did (admittedly, I was five minutes late, oddly enough because I was checking out another property... but that's another story), and immediately got to work. He was SO INCREDIBLY THOROUGH, taking his time with everything, never rushing, and spend a solid 2 1/2 hours pouring over every nook and cranny with a fine-tooth comb. And for a house that was less than 900 square feet? That's a lot of time. After he was done, he took me on a detailed walk-through, going over the major points of his findings, never once rushing, and pausing to answer every single question I'd had. I found him calm, friendly, and extremely knowledgeable.
Being that my appointment was on a Saturday, I wasn't expecting to receive the detailed report until Monday, so I was pleasantly surprised when an email came through the very next day, stating that my report was ready to view. I pulled it up, and
I have since walked away from the aforementioned home, in large part because of
Alarm bells should have been ringing on the date of the scheduled inspection when I saw the inspector fish around in his pocket for a key that he used to scrape some ear wax from his ear.
Since the house was empty and vacant, I stayed for the length of the inspection which took approximately 3 hours. The inspector pointed out a hole in the closet that housed the furnace, saying "Look at that. It isn't supposed to be here." He didn't even mention it on his report, or mention the clearly visible exposed wiring in the hole, much less take a picture of it.
I did not follow the guy around and watch everything he did and did not do, figuring that the amount of money involved precluded the necessity.
The report was Emailed to me two days later.
The report was
The inspector stated the insulation in the attic was cellulose and of adequate depth when it clearly is neither cellulose nor of adequate depth. He stated the ducting was fine when it CLEARLY is not. Of course, no photos accompanied these statements.
(A subsequent inspections of the premises by individuals not associated with UPII was performed at a later date.)
He stated some of the windows couldn't be opened because of furniture being in the way, yet the the house was completely vacant and all of the windows opened with ease. He stated one of the bedroom doors was leaning against a wall, unhung, yet no such problem existed. Again, no accompanying photos were included in the report.
There were SO many things wrong with the inspection and the report that it is mind boggling how a company can operate in such a manner. The items mentioned above are merely a sample of the abundant errors.
The president of the company,
My guess is that the inspector, Bill
Day of Home Inspection Appointment.
His report is extensive, with pictures, and covers everything. It is available electronically online at his website within 24 hours. He provides a sample at his website so you can check it out before you hire him. The narrative part covers topic introductions and explanations, and lists every problem/situation that he has found and gives recommendations on which kind of professional to look for to address the issue. The summary part covers the things that need to be addressed before you move in. We requested certain repairs from the sellers and submitted the home inspection report with our request. They made all the repairs requested. Now, after closing, the report has been a very helpful guide as we are making sure to get the little things done and getting professionals to address more technical issues. None of the professionals that have come through have found anything that was missed in the report.
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One aspect of the job involved inspecting the electrical situation for the air-conditioning unit. When it became clear that it was going to have to go up on the roof, it really didn't faze him at all. He just grabbed a ladder and climbed up to determine what needed to be done.
Not holding out much hope for an inexpensive solution, I asked him about an electrical heating element in the bathroom. Based upon the inspection report, I was sure that the unit was defective and would need to be replaced. As he went through the troubleshooting process, he found instead that the switch was defective. I was able to make a quick Home Depot run while he was working on the panel, and when I returned he replaced bathroom switch and the heater works perfectly now.
The condo was built in the late 1960s, and the electrical conventions at the time are quite different from today.
A few weeks later (October 6th), I had another electrical issue in the condo related to central heating, something not on the inspection report. Again,
In both cases, I felt the prices
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