We were very happy with this inspector. He was thorough and pointed out significant problems and also more minor problems such as worn caulking and dirty ducts. He gave a clear and detailed report that listed each problem and recommendations for how to remedy it. He took photos of many of the issues he noticed. He also gave additional information about typical problems PA homes have, what sort of tests are required in some municipalities, etc. This supplementary information was very helpful for us in assessing how urgent the defect is and what steps we'll need to take to remedy it. This is our first time hiring an inspector but it seems like much of this information is not required and the fact that he included it attests to his thoroughness and knowledge.
The first property he inspected for us was a building we were considering buying. His thorough analysis of the building saved us from buying a money pit. He was informative, and knowledgeable. We ultimately scheduled him to inspect another building today since we liked what he did for us previously.
This was actually the second home that 1st Home Inspections had inspected for me that I was considering purchasing. The first home turned out to be in pretty rough shape and I decided not to proceed with that purchase. This inspection went much better. They are very thorough and professional, take detailed pictures of concerns noted, and take the time to explain everything they are doing and everything that should be considered when purchasing the home they are inspecting. They have excellent turn around time with their report - which includes all of the information discussed, along with the photographs. The information provided helped me to intelligently discuss problems noted with the sellers and come to an agreement about how they would be handled. I also had a radon test done and found that a radon remediation system would definitely be needed - the current owners were not aware of the hazards of radon and had not done any testing. Again, with this information in hand I was able to review this issue with the sellers and come to an agreement about how it would be handled. I would highly recommend this company to anyone in need of a home inspection and radon testing.
Clyde and Malcolm were prompt (in fact, early), very thorough and professional. They brought along sophisticated equipment to use in inspecting the furnace (fiber optic scope) and roof (extension rods for the camera used to inspect the roof). They verbally told me of most of the problems they found, and made general suggestions for repairs. A detailed report was promptly generated and emailed to me. I am very satisfied with their service and would recommend them.
He [Malcolm] was extremely thorough and informative. He made sure I followed him around the whole outside and inside of the property while pointing out things that were wrong, along with things he liked. He explained, in detail, how things needed corrected. By the time the inspection was over, I knew the overall quality of the house I was buying. Also, he will lighten the mood of an otherwise tense situation with a witty sense of humor. I would definitely recommend him to anyone buying a house.
I've used 1st Home Inspections several times. They have always been very professional and reliable. In this last transaction, Mr. Whipkey discovered a major problem with the siding on my large house whereby I was able to get the sellers to reduce the price of the home by $100,000. 1st Home Inspections prevented me from making a very big mistake.
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