Home inspectionExperience and Good Comments
Though there are many inspectors around, it is hard to find a professional one. Mike is the one. I'd recommend him to everyone. Per my observation, he is holding high standard and doing extremely thorough inspection with his expertise, and his inspection report was impressive by not only describing the issues but also giving detailed guidance on how to fix. He did find some hidden issues of rotting frame and articulated the root cause even when it was not be seen as it wasn't open. I hired a contractor to fix it. When they opened the frame, the situation was exactly what Mike describled.Not-So-Good Comments
Pre-offer inspection on an old house (no report)Experience and Good Comments
Wanted to do a pre-inspection to an old house, so hired Your Inspector Inc. This is the first time I hired someone for this kind of inspection so there is no comparison to prior experience. Found this company through HHY after reading reviews. I reached Mike through phone call and he answered right away, and he introduced what he would do in pre-offer inspection, which is roof, attic, and crawl space (since the house doesn't have crawl space, he looked at furnace and water heater, outside siding instead).
1. reasonable price. I also quoted another inspector (Key Inspection, I think) and the price quote from them is doubled. His price doesn't based on square feet, year built etc.
2. It was a rainy day. He showed professionalism and experience. Took him more than 2 hours.
3. flexible on making appointment time. willing to come on Sat.
1. arrived more than half hour later passed appointment time. He texted when it was 5 mins before appointment time and let me know he will be late due to a disease. I guess it can't be helped.
2. he said he'd send me photos through email after inspection (there is no formal report for pre-offer), but I never received them. Since I decided to pass this house, I didn't follow up with him.
Inspection for my house.Experience and Good Comments
Mike is very nice, professional and careful. When doing inspection, he told me what's good and what is not with detailed explanation. It's easy to understand. He even draw something on the paper to show me the mechanism and also recommend some related materials to me.
His report is also good and professional. It's very detail and he also provides some guidance and recommends some service providers.
His age is a little old, which means he is slow and takes more time than others. I have a little concern he may forget something..Just guess.
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House pre-inspectionExperience and Good Comments
I random picked Michael from this website as I need to get a pre-inspection done in urgent. I had a family issue that couldn't be in person in the second day, but Michael still did his job seriously before get a payment. By the end of the day he drove by my home and transferred me many photos, he explained problems on the photos one by one. It is expected no report in this kind of pre-inspection, but Michael did take notes for me and drew illustrations while he was explaining structures. He sounds extremely familiar with building structure and codes (his bio explains why), and I feel lucky found him accidentally.
I would not hesitate to recommend Michael's work.
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house inspectionExperience and Good Comments
I found him through this website and was impressed by his experiences listed in his resume. My husband was onsite when he did the inspection. I heard that he was inspecting very carefully and also shared much technical knowledge. He was very friendly and he came with his wife (doing interior inspection) and a cute dog.Not-So-Good Comments
He was very slow in producing the inspection report. It's been almost 3 weeks and I haven't received it. He did call to explain that he was sick and his report was almost done. But another week came by, i still don't receive it. So if you have a pressing timeline, you may reconsider.
House InspectionExperience and Good Comments
Michael is the most professional inspector my agent and I have ever seen. He checks everything covered by the contract/code so carefully that it took 5 hours to finish (compare to normal inspector's 3 hours for this size). He points out everything that may bite you (or used by insurance company against you) in the future. He checks every corner of your house from attic to those dark crawl spaces.
He is also very kind and patient and explains problems and solutions to you. He also tells a lot of tricks for homeowners. I learned quite a lot from the inspection.
As for the report, it was professional and detailed. I was impressed. Not only it points out all the issues with clear annotated photos, but also solutions and maintenance suggestions. I'm going to use the report as a home maintenance manual.
He works with his wife and a cute puppy. The lady checks the interior. The puppy is lovely. Nice crew!
The price is a bit high compared to other inspectors, but he gives Microsoft Employee a discount, which makes it fair.