Started January 14, 2018
I am writing this letter to thank and commend your company for an amazingly professional and detailed inspection which was conducted on a property which my fiancé and I were considering for purchase.
The home seemed perfect for our family of 4. She has a 14 year old son, and I a 9 year old son.
Both are very inquisitive and have passions for experiments and discoveries. While this is a positive characteristic which has resulted in placement in Gifted and Talented in their respective schools, it also can be a worry and ongoing risk due to energy sources they often find interest in.
The Inspector uncovered so many details which could easily result in electrical shock and fire, toxicity, bacterial exposure from plumbing, a leaking roof, the presence of rodent droppings., structural damage, and many other Hazards which warrant immediate repair in order to prevent further damage/decay, and more importantly physical, and health, environmental hazards.
I am 55 years old and raised 6 daughters before having my son. I have contracted several Inspectors through the years. They all were lacking in their skill, attention to detail, and/or integrity when I compare them to the work done by your Inspector.
One Inspector whom I hired overlooked a serious foundation problem which required over $20,000 in foundation repair after our first month of moving in. As you know, a damaged foundation usually causes damages to so many other components of a home. So the total amount spent in repairs was almost the same as what we had paid for the home. Fortunately we had Nationwide Ins., who paid for complete renovation (Cable Lock, Flooring-Tile/Carpet, Drywall, Painting, Wainscoting, Trim, and some Plumbing which was also damaged, etc.). The Adjustor told us that it was the end of the year and there had been no significant storm that year which necessitated pay-outs. It turned out that the Inspector was a good friend of the seller, (who ran a masonry supply company), and he had just covered everything with thick applications of masonry, texture, paint, tile, and carpet.
My fiancé was a little upset because the realtor and loan company agent told her that the deficiencies found in the home you inspected were no big deal and all homes over 10 years old were similar. The seller, (an investment firm) refused to cover any of the deficiencies.
Fortunately I had documentation to show her from the account I listed above. (Many Insurance companies/policies do not cover foundation problems).
She now is as grateful as I for your expert work, and for your Inspector looking out for our best interest. We are still looking for a home, and you will be our only choice for home inspection.
Kelly W Weaver