Pinnacles Crawl Space Inspection

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Business Description: In-Demand Property Inspections is a Premier Green Residential & Green Commercial Inspection Company. We offer our services for the concerned & well informed smart home buyer or sellers. We provide comprehensive, professional, and thorough inspections. We have 3 offices for your convenience; San Francisco, Sacramento and our Newest Office Monterey Bay and surrounding areas.
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Recent Review: The inspection was very through and excellent - - see above.
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Recent Review: Great!! Tom was able to do a great home inspection on very short notice, 3 day notice. My client loved his attention to detail and provided a binder with the report. Awesome.
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Recent Review: I called the Magnum office thinking that I needed a "home inspection". When Ken arrived (a bit early) , he explained that a home inspection didn't really fit my goals. He ended up doing a visual inspection inside and out, answered all my questions or referred my to the correct specialty for each problem, and inspected the crawl space under the house. Through-out he was pleasant, professional, and patient. He spent time explaining the issues he saw under the house, answered my questions, and a day or two later sent a complete report listing each issue and its probable implications, with color pictures of each problem. And he charged way less than the home inspection price that I had originally agreed to. I would definitely call Magnum when I do need a home inspection and I recommend Ken highly.
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Recent Review: Doug was on time, polite and very professional. Walked the house and property, checked appliances, plumbing and electrical. He crawled under the house to inspect everything. At the end he took the time to explain his report and to make recommendations on how serious the issues were. He issued a 22 page report to me the following day. At all times, I was treated with respect. Doug has a lifetime in the field of building and inspections and he has a great deal of justified confidence in his work. I would use him again.
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Recent Review: During the initial visit, the gas was not on and so Mr. Lewis could not assess the function of the furnace, stove, oven and water heater.  He returned later and made a verbal report that those appliances were functioning.  Mr. Lewis did identify a number of issues in the home; however he did miss some very important issues that I thought should have  been caught.   As soon as I walked into the kitchen, I smelled a mold smell.  I was able to locate it in one of the cabinets.  This cabinet is against a wall that is shared with the powder room.  Mr. Lewis reported that the hot water was not on in the powder room.  I went into the powder room and opened the valve and the hot water worked fine.  However, I also noticed that the floor had been torn up around the pedestal sink and sections of the baseboard had been replaced around the sink.  I can't help but wonder if this is related to the mold smell, and will find out when the contractor I have hired tears all of this apart.  None of this was in Mr. Lewis' report. Also, there is no lighting in the kitchen.  None.  There are switches for lights, but no lights.  This was not in Mr. Lewis' report. Next, the shower in the master bathroom was installed poorly and did not drain -- water pools on the shower floor.  Also, there is no heater vent in the master bathroom (the contractor I have hired subsequently found one under the vanity, and this can be fixed).  these items were not in Mr. Lewis' report. Finally, the fireplace is not safe to use.  The previous owner altered the fireplace wall in such a way that the entire wall has to be demolished and rebuilt.  There is a wood stove in the fireplace, and insufficient clearance around the wood stove.  There is charred wood on the top of the fireplace opening.  The chimney/fireplace inspector told me that the wood stove got much too hot for the space it is located.  It could be made safe, but would require extensive alteration.  None of this information was in Mr. Lewis' report.   I am very unhappy to discover these things on my own.

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CNustart Home Inspections
I arrived to the property for my scheduled appointment at 11:30 AM. By 11:50, the inspector still had not arrived so I phoned Nustart. I was told the inspector had located my condo complex and was and quot;looking for the unit.and quot; By 12:30, the inspector still had not arrived so I decided to cancel the inspection and find another inspector to perform the inspection. As I walked to the street, I was surprised to see a Nustart truck parked there. Almost simultaneously and quite coincidentally, the Nustart inspector, whose name was Art, appeared from the condo complex next-door to mine. The situation was actually quite humorous as Art explained that he mistakenly went to the wrong complex and was actually allowed in to the wrong condo by an unsuspecting occupant! Art had actually begun inspecting the wrong condo and would have completed the inspection if he had not coincidentally contacted me. Once the situation was resolved, Art went about his inspection very professionally and thoroughly. His appearance was neat and professional as was his friendly demeanor. Art seemed very capable and competent. He communicated each step of the inspection and pointed-out in simple language the areas of concern. Art was very apologetic for the extended delay. However, because he did not offer compensation for my time in the form of a monetary discount, I gave Nustart a and quot;Dand quot; for Price. Because of a positive recommendation from my real estate agent, I am willing to consider this an isolated incident that could be laughed-off over time. Yet, I cannot in good faith give Nustart on overall excellent grade for this job. I will, however, use their services in the future.
- Glenn H....
ANustart Home Inspections
I would recommend him for any home inspection and he is a good friend. He specializes in every aspect of home inspection and has well over 30 years of experience. He is very sharp and he is the most reasonable guy. He has a network of realtors that he works with. He comes highly recommended. He is a very resourceful and knowledgeable person.
- Shameer K....
AApex Home Inspection
Apex is run by Chris McDougall and his wife. Chris does all the inspections. I started by researching carefully two items: 1) What is a good home inspector?, and 2) How do you find a good one? The conclusion I found was that anyone--seriously, anyone--can call themselves a "home inspector" in the state of California. Doesn't mean they have a lot of experience. Doesn't mean they know much about what to look for and what can go wrong. The research told me time and time again: Find someone who is ASHI Certified (American Society of Home Inspectors) because that requires, at minimum, a four-hour test, and then interview quite a few inspectors, starting NOT with the question "How much will it cost?" but rather, "How many inspections have you done and can you provide references?" After interviewing about ten inspectors on the phone, and rejecting the inspector recommended by my realtor (never a good idea, apparently, since realtors love the guys who will not "scare" a prospective buyer away by finding too much), I found Chris. His phone manner, and his patience during our 30-minute phone interview, were consistent with what we eventually experienced from him in person: He was calm, thorough--a good teacher and communicator. I learned he's done over 1000 of these, often works for legal organizations that demand his reliability, thoroughness, and attention to detail, and he asked good questions (about the house itself) right back at me. His written report matched the sample found on his website (the pictures embedded in the report ended up being important and telling), he was utterly prompt and professional, and he found serious errors in workmanship and judgment (in a house that we were looking at that had recently been utterly remodeled by a house "flipper") that were missed by city building inspectors and others. Example, a brand new furnace, recently installed, had enough subtle failures in installation, that it was not now, nor would it ever be, safely operable. In short, he saved us from buying a house that was far less than it seemed aesthetically. As further questions arose, he was consistently open to phone calls from me, from my Realtor, and even the seller. A true pro, through and through; just the advocate you want on your side during the process of making a huge investment.
- Richard L....
ANustart Home Inspections
After that first inspection I had to try Tom again to see if he was as good as his first assignment and he was. Tom is consistent, a man of his word, which sometimes can be rare. I am sad to see Tom Leave California, all my associates agree, Tom has great integrity, he won't tell you what you want to hear he tells you how it is, and he is a very patient, and does it all with flair and a kind smile. Our loss, Washington's gain. AS folks that are in real estate know, a home inspector inspects many homes, I encourage you to try Tom out, I'm confident you'll be pleased with the results.
- Belinda H....
ADOUG LEACH HOME INSPECTION SVC
Doug was on time, polite and very professional. Walked the house and property, checked appliances, plumbing and electrical. He crawled under the house to inspect everything. At the end he took the time to explain his report and to make recommendations on how serious the issues were. He issued a 22 page report to me the following day. At all times, I was treated with respect. Doug has a lifetime in the field of building and inspections and he has a great deal of justified confidence in his work. I would use him again.
- Tom K....
DNational Property Inspections
During the initial visit, the gas was not on and so Mr. Lewis could not assess the function of the furnace, stove, oven and water heater.  He returned later and made a verbal report that those appliances were functioning.  Mr. Lewis did identify a number of issues in the home; however he did miss some very important issues that I thought should have  been caught.   As soon as I walked into the kitchen, I smelled a mold smell.  I was able to locate it in one of the cabinets.  This cabinet is against a wall that is shared with the powder room.  Mr. Lewis reported that the hot water was not on in the powder room.  I went into the powder room and opened the valve and the hot water worked fine.  However, I also noticed that the floor had been torn up around the pedestal sink and sections of the baseboard had been replaced around the sink.  I can't help but wonder if this is related to the mold smell, and will find out when the contractor I have hired tears all of this apart.  None of this was in Mr. Lewis' report. Also, there is no lighting in the kitchen.  None.  There are switches for lights, but no lights.  This was not in Mr. Lewis' report. Next, the shower in the master bathroom was installed poorly and did not drain -- water pools on the shower floor.  Also, there is no heater vent in the master bathroom (the contractor I have hired subsequently found one under the vanity, and this can be fixed).  these items were not in Mr. Lewis' report. Finally, the fireplace is not safe to use.  The previous owner altered the fireplace wall in such a way that the entire wall has to be demolished and rebuilt.  There is a wood stove in the fireplace, and insufficient clearance around the wood stove.  There is charred wood on the top of the fireplace opening.  The chimney/fireplace inspector told me that the wood stove got much too hot for the space it is located.  It could be made safe, but would require extensive alteration.  None of this information was in Mr. Lewis' report.   I am very unhappy to discover these things on my own.
- Tamara G....
ANustart Home Inspections
Overall it went very well. Some critters have been in the attic tearing insulation up, a chewed electrical wire, a crack in the foundation, water leak under some flooring, a water pipe leaking under the house. The hot tub was leaking. Foundation vents need replaced where mice were getting in. I am very pleased with the service and feel confident we found all of our problem areas. Tom Brick was very informative and checked everything. I would refer NuStart to anyone. The report he gave me the next day was very detailed and full of pictures. I was surprised on how much info was in the report. This was a lot of work for the money.
- Max B....
ANustart Home Inspections
The inspector arrived on time, completed his inspection in a professional manner and submited his report within 4 days of completion in a very professional binder, with full color photos, information on how to fix the problem and local tradesmen they recommend. All the information provided was current, easy to understand and very clear in where that problem was. They were not the cheapest but they also were not the most expensive. Would use them again without any issues.
- Pam L....