Recent Review: I hired Griffin Inspections to do 2 home inspections. The first one was completed and I decided against buying the house so I requested a second inspection when I found another house. Andy was thorough and completely inspected every aspect of both houses. He climbed on the roof of both houses and the first one was a two story house and was scary for me to watch him so high up but he did a thorough roof inspection and found numerous issues on the first house. He even had to deal with my meltdown when I realized the first house was in much worse shape than I thought. When it was time for the second inspection, Andy gave me a discount which I really appreciated. The cost listed below is for the first house and included pest inspection and radon. He took the time to explain every aspect of the inspections to me and the follow up reports were comprehensive and extremely easy to understand. Hopefully I will never buy another, but if I do, I would call Griffin to do the inspection and will recommend him to anyone looking for a home inspector.
Recent Review: Very well. Cliff was on time, very friendly and knowledgeable. He walked me through the steps that he was taking and went over the steps he was taking to check everything. He explained to me issues that arose, what would need to be addressed and why, and what he recommended first versus later on down the road that didn't need immediate attention. The price was better than other companies that I had found and he got to me very quickly and had my report over to me the same day.
Recent Review: We hired John from Citywide Home Inspections to do a home inspection before closing on the purchase of our first home. This was a 2400 square foot home built in 1897 so there was plenty to inspect here! John was extremely knowledgeable, thorough, and approachable. The inspection included all aspects of the home, including structural, electrical, plumbing, and other systems. Because a recent potential sale had fallen through, we were actually able to view a different inspection report before hiring John, and it quickly became clear that he goes above and beyond what other area home inspectors might do. For example, he walked out on the roof to inspect it whereas the other inspectors simply looked from ground level. John also identified some potential HVAC issues that the others had glossed over or missed entirely. Everything was documented thoroughly in writing and photos within the final report. John was very helpful in allowing my wife and I to accompany him through the home as he worked and explaining his findings to us as first time homeowners. He provided a good outlook on potential impact of these issues over time and approximate cost to address them, yet was also frank about suggesting where we might need other experts (e.g., an electrician or plumber) to come in. Overall, John's thorough report gave us a negotiating tool that helped us reach a fair deal with the seller and feel comfortable with the home we are moving into.
Recent Review: It went excellent. They guy I had was awesome, he explained a lot the home to me that I didn’t notice when I first put my offer in. Very easy to talk to or ask questions. He also took very detailed pictures, which helped a lot.
Recent Review: Scott came to provide a free inspection and estimate. He approached the project as if it was his own home and provided recommendations on exactly what was needed. The project was a bit challenging because the crawl space is completely inaccessible on all outside wall exposures. Estimate based on agreed recommendations was received in 3 days. Crew showed up on the scheduled date on time and completed the project within the 2 day estimate. Crew was exceptional, professional, and courteous. Despite the location of the crawl space and the significant amount of dirt, dust, and mud involved, left the project with little clean up to complete. Baker was the only contractor to provide a full solution to my crawl space problem, were the most price competitive, and provided a warranty unmatched by other contractors.
Recent Review: First off, I needed an inspection on my new home just prior to the expiration of my one year workmanship warranty with the builder. Josh (owner) provided me with a thorough report of several issues that I would not have discovered on my own as some of them were on the roof, some were in crawl spaces, and some were simply my lack of knowledge in terms of whether or not something was done correctly (workmanship, code, etc.). I am now in a better position to go back to the builder and get the issues Josh uncovered and documented in his report fixed now vs. me having to pay to get them fixed at some later date - at my expense. Josh was very professional, knowledgeable, and punctual. I would say he exceeded my expectations.
Rob was great to work with! He's very knowledgeable and thorough, he even went through the crawl space under the house. He arrived early and had already completed the drone view of the roof by the time I arrived (and i was even 10 minutes early!). He was great to work with and I would use his services again.
- Ashley F....
APillar To Post Home Inspections
Extremely particular. Checked all outlets, appliances, utilities, roof and even crawl spaces for insulation. Checked all windows for air leaks, and detailed all wiring upgrades and fail-safes in electric box. Incredibly thorough with great communication during the inspection, and equal detail in writing when completed. I've worked with this company in previous moves in other states, and picked them here because of those past experiences....and again, I was not disappointed!
- Paul T....
AAquaGuard Systems Inc
We were very pleased with the work done by Shawn & crew to encapsulate the crawl space under our living room floor. Though clearance was not more than about 20” some places, they quickly sealed the entire space without difficulty. The entire project was completed in one morning. The team was pleasant, arrived on time, work quickly and provided photos of the finished product. Job well done!
- Ron R....
AAmerican Mold Remediation LLC
Excellent results. I had the work done 6 years ago. Since that date the crawl space has remained dry and the mold gone.
- Frances M....
Scott came to provide a free inspection and estimate. He approached the project as if it was his own home and provided recommendations on exactly what was needed. The project was a bit challenging because the crawl space is completely inaccessible on all outside wall exposures. Estimate based on agreed recommendations was received in 3 days. Crew showed up on the scheduled date on time and completed the project within the 2 day estimate. Crew was exceptional, professional, and courteous. Despite the location of the crawl space and the significant amount of dirt, dust, and mud involved, left the project with little clean up to complete. Baker was the only contractor to provide a full solution to my crawl space problem, were the most price competitive, and provided a warranty unmatched by other contractors.
- David C....
AEd Lampl - Environmental & Home Inspections
We hired Ed to conduct our home inspection based on his other reviews. We are very happy that we hired him and with the work that he conducted. We weren't able to be there for the entire inspection, but did join him during the end. He took the time to walk us around the property and review all of the items that were of concern to him. He also mentioned that based on his inspection of the crawl space that he did recommend mold testing, which we went ahead and had him do. The mold testing did come back positive so we're glad that he made the recommendation. Overall, he did a great job and we felt that he was very honest and up front with us.
- Kelly W....
AEssential Home Inspections
Great job performed by company. The gentleman performing our inspection had a background in engineering and construction. So he really knew his stuff! They showed up 15 minutes early and went straight to work. We stayed with the inspector while he did his work. He explained things as he moved throughout the house and answered our questions. He climbed up on roof and into crawl space to physically exam those areas. He discovered many items both wrong and right with the home we had not realized. We got a very detailed report as that evening. Originally we were told would get next day.
- Heather P....
AGuardian Home Inspection LLC
I have used Jason Boni's company Guardian Home Inspection for a prior home purchase and requested him again recently when I had an inspection for a new home purchase. Jason was very thorough, climbed on the roof, crawled in the crawl spaces, thorough inspection inside and out. Takes great pictures and report is very detailed. I would completely recommend him to anyone in the Pittsburgh area looking for a home inspector
- Jennifer M....
AAshburn Inspections, LLC
The Inspector is the owner, Michael Ashburn. This was actually the third home inspection he had done for me in the past 6 months, the other 2 deals falling through for various reasons. Michael called ahead to let me know he was running 5 minutes late. He is very efficient, by which I mean fast and thorough. He had no problem with me walking around with him and hanging over his shoulder and would often pause to point out items he was planning on writing up. Mr. Ashburn is smaller in stature, and is therefore not slow to duck into a crawl space or jump into an attic. Great personality and very accommodating to his client. He does have an Infrared Camera, which is one powerful tool (I am a certified Infrared Thermographer myself) for checking moisture and missing insulation. He provides his handwritten notes to you before leaving the property and emails a typed report within 24 hours. He does not include photos in his report, which I wish he would (maybe there's a legal reason for this...). Overall a great experience working with Mr. Ashburn - recommended.
- Frank V....
The inspection went very well. When we arrived at the house for the inspection he was already there early inspecting some of the outside areas of the house and had already checked the roof. He was very knowledgeable on all the various components of the house (construction, electrical, heating, cooling, roofing, etc.). He explained in detail all the important features and even how to perform future maintenance on the heating, cooling systems, and hot water systems. The inspection was very thorough and lasted about 3 hours. He inspected every inch of the house even small attic crawl spaces that one might overlook. We were very pleased with the inspection and certainly no potential issues were overlooked. The inspector was very polite and took the extra effort to make sure my wife and I understood everything he was looking at and why.