Property Inspection Problems
What does a home inspector looks for when he is looking for problems in a home or property? The answer is simple- the good and the bad, the latter being the pandora's box of the deal. Finding a serious problem during the inspection can help you save thousands of dollars or prevent you from making costly investment mistake.
The home inspection service industry is full of horror stories, unfortunately. We've compiled a list of mishaps, none from dealing with our clients fortunately, but to help you feel confident when you have selected Southfield Home Inspection Services.
Customer Problem #1
"... a licensed home inspector who missed several fairly significant issues with my house I recently purchased. I purchased th
e home a few weeks ago, it's a 1950 era home, so I was prepared for the little cracks, dings and failure of equipment if that was to come up. The problem is that there are things that I think should have been caught as part of the inspection that were not (or were totally blown off by the inspector) that are starting to add up. My family and I cannot occupy the home since the sub-floor is rotted, mold in crawlspace, and significant water damage. The inspection should have caught these items."Our commentary- The customer is absolutely correct. The inspection should have caught these items.
Customer Problem #2
" ... the owner missed several things during our inspection that cost us a great deal later on. He did literally the bare minimum; never once did he go above and beyond anything. He did not perform things that were required of him and being first time home owners, we assumed what he was doing was enough. The home inspector missed mold and water damage that cost us a tremendous amount of money after the fact. I would not recommend him to anyone. Hiring him was the biggest regret we have in our home purchase process."
Our commentary- Some inspectors are not trained for mold inspection. As you can see, the home owners incurred severe expenses because of the home inspector's negligence during the property inspection process.
Customer Problem #3
"completely missed some of the huge things like mold on the ceiling in the garage and no flashing at all on the roof... and some venting installed backwards that catches water. In the end, my trust and his dishonesty or negligence ended up costing me over $15,600 for a new roof."
Our commentary - Professional home inspection companies will not miss these types of issues.
Customer Problem #4
"..after moving in, we found that our attic had a bat and mouse infestation. When I asked why my inspector failed to see this issue, I was told it simply wasn't covered...sorry. "
Our commentary - Rodent infestations give very visible clues to their existence. The inspector 's apology was quite lacking in empathy or concern for a paying client. This is very poor customer service.
Please rest assured when doing business with Southfield Home Inspection, you'll receive a thorough house inspection and an awareness of how to provide respectable customer service, so that you'll know, in our house inspection services, the customer always comes first.