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I HAVE TOOLS & INSTRUMENTS THAT CAN SAVE YOU SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF MONEY.
WOULD YOU USE AN AUTO MECHANIC WHO OWNS JUST A FEW WRENCHES?
WOULD YOU RELY ON A CARDIOLOGIST WHO DIDN’T OWN AN EKG INSTRUMENT?
WILL THE INSPECTOR YOU HIRE, HAVE AVAILABLE, THE TOOLS AND INSTRUMENTS THAT WILL HELP DECIDE IF THE INACCESSIBLE STAINS YOU SEE ARE WET AND REPRESENT ACTIVE LEAKS ?
DOES THE INSPECTOR OWN DIAGNOSTIC ELECTRICAL INSTRUMENTS AND TESTERS?
DOES HE HAVE THE UNIQUE INSTRUMENT WILL INDICATE THAT YOU CAN NOT REMOVE A WALL OR PARTITION EVEN IF IT IS NOT LOAD BEARING?
The purpose of an inspection as defined by Mass. Reg. 266 CMR 6.02 is to report on the physical conditions of systems & components listed in 266 CMR 6.04 (see WHAT’S INCLUDED for the complete regulations) which are READILY ACCESSIBLE and OBSERVABLE. The inspector is not required to use tools and instruments. All he is required to do is OBSERVE and use a screwdriver to open readily accessible panels just to OBSERVE. The second required “tool” is a $2.00 neon tester to indicate the presence or absence of 120 volt electricity.
So, the first question you should ask an inspector is: What tools and instruments do you bring? The fee is the last question you should ask. There are several others, such as can you prove that your references are genuine.
Yelp will help me if I pay yelp $75 per month to make THE PLAYING FIELD UNEVEN by using unfair practices on their websites. I have too much integrity to pay them even $5 per month to give me preferential treatment that would be unfair to competitors. (Visit their ecommerce site to see what advantages a business can gain by using money rather than merit).
Yelp salesmen have pestered me for a long time to buy their unfair advertising. I am no friend of theirs. Here’s what they did. They posted a libelous review from an anonymous poster who complained about me taking too long. (Long means thorough) (Inspections in England take from 1 to 2 days as the salesmen do not try to control inspections and the inspections are through). I have no idea what “Brendan M.” is talking about when he says I “slammed a door on his pregnant wife”—I do know that Brendan M. is cozy with real estate salesmen from reading some of his other reviews.
Krish Chak……. Was allowed to post INTENTIONALLY MISLEADING, DEFAMATORY AND FALSE STATEMENTS, while anonymously sniping at me from the shrubberies of an address that I did not inspect. He posted his address as being in Belmont when in fact the house I inspected for him is in Burlington. (1) Unlike, Krish I did not rely on a $5 tester. I used a $300 tester and reported to him that in this half century old house some of the wiring is original and was not installed with grounding. E.g.,bedroom, living room and dining room receptacles often did not have 3 prong grounding receptacles (lamps, radios, and television sets did not come with 3 prong plugs.) I did discover that the bathroom and kitchen outlets were grounded and that is in my written report which I provided Mr. C onsite at the end of the inspection. Krish’s scurrilous statement that <NONE are grounded> is absolutely FALSE. Most, if not all, of the circuits that benefit from grounding are grounded. (2) The part of the attic where the chimney passes through the roof was not easily, safely and readily accessible to me on the day of the inspection. Krish could require the installer of the new roof shingles to inspect the lead flashing at the chimney and correct any current leak and honor the typical 5 year labor warranty at no charge and to correct any possible damage at no charge. (3) I do not recall any step cracks in the brick veneer siding at the front of the house. It could have occurred after the inspection as settling was ongoing in this house. I reported and showed Krish a significant number of cracks in the interior walls. (4) The comment regarding dampness I discovered as the threshold of a bathroom door in the basement is INTENTIALLY MISLEADING AND MALICIOUS: I spent almost 10 minutes using two different moisture meters to discover the reason for a puzzling bit of dampness. So, after exhausting all possible causes I said to Krish that maybe the owner might shed some light on the puzzle and that he should ask him. My opinion of Krish is that he is a nasty creep. He never called me to discuss his trivial complaints. If he had I would have addressed them in a friendly and courteous manner.
BECAUSE I WILL NOT ADVERTISE WITH THEM YELP HAS OBSTRUCTED ME FROM POSTING THE ABOVE COMMENTS BELOW THE FALSE COMMENTS MADE BY 2 ANONYMOUS POSTERS.
YELP IS HIDING (NOT SHOWING) SOME FAVORABLE 5 STARS POSTS THAT MY CLIENTS HAVE SUBMITTED. Angie’s list stopped showing my 5 star posts when I stopped participating in a scheme that gave me an advantage by placing the reviews at the top of the list and calling attention to them by yellow outlining.
100% of my clients are glad I agreed to be their inspector.
My expertise helped them reduce their purchase price.
Or saved them from buying a money pit.
Thorough Inspections by: Certified Pest Inspector Certified ASHI Inspector
On-site Ratings Rpt. (Better than waiting for a mailed rpt. or trying to print it on your own computer)
Concise and 60-120 page Narrative Rpts. and Punch Lists (4-24 Hrs.)
I own and know how to use an impressive amount of instruments & tools
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Highly rated on: Angies List
Top rating on BBB: Better Business Bureau
NO TAUREAN SCATOLOGY
Get the PEACE OF MIND you need by having a thorough inspection and a unique comprehensive ratings report given to you on-site immediately after the inspection. Your report will not be filled with CYA disclaimers. Most inspectors stuff & fluff their reports with disclaimers that insulate themselves from errors & omissions claims. Disclaimers can overwhelm buyers and discourage them from buying a good home. In addition to scaring their clients with CYA disclaimers, many inspectors insulate themselves from liability and responsibility by recommending “further evaluations” by an excessive number of tradespeople. Ace does not frivolously recommend “further evaluations” to minimize liability. Why not?Honesty, integrity and confidence of competency. A lot of time, effort and money have to be spent for CYA “further evaluations.” Many sellers won’t tolerate “further evaluations” and the deal can end. With Ace, your needs take priority over other interests. You can rely on it.
Having a license does not mean a home inspector is competent --- 95% of inspectors were given a license without any form of testing or investigation because of a "Grandfathering Law." (see FAQS)
I am an Emeritus
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They are genuine, unsolicited, from real clients and not from Real Estate salespeople.
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Choosing an experienced Home Inspector that you can rely on is not an easy task. Common sense tells you that you shouldn't hire an inspection company based on their fees. The lowest fee usually means low quality. On the other hand a high fee does not guarantee excellence. It is unwise to hire the "lowest bidder" and foolish to pay too much.
Cheap inspectorsare not thorough--they perform fast and half-fast inspections. Expensive inspectors rely on the false logic -- "if it costs a lot it must be good."
It is easy to claim that your company is the best but not easy to be the best. Saying something does not make it so. Politicians and Inspectors who loudly claim they are the best usually aren't!
What criteria do you use to choose an inspector -- Price, education, experience, affiliations, references, etc.? All of the above and most importantly your gut feelings after having spoken with the actual person who will conduct the inspection.
Read my genuine and unsolicited references.
I provide complete Condo inspections.
Many Home inspectors do not concern themselves with problems in the common areas. I am not one of those inspectors. I feel it is important for my clients to know the condition of important elements of the Condominium beyond their unit. You may be purchasing a first class stateroom/cabin but what if it is in the Titanic!!
I provide home inspection and Condominium inspection services throughout the Boston area, including: Arlington, Belmont, Brookline, Cambridge, Newton, Somerville, Waltham, Watertown, Wayland, Wellesley, Weston and other towns and cities in Massachusetts. I am insured and licensed (#91).
Call for the Ace Advantage (617) 782-9079
HOW CAN I HELP YOU?
I can help you by providing you better and more useful information than the average inspector
I am an experienced, top level member of The American Society of Home Inspectors ASHI. I am fully insured, licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Home Inspectors, and certified by several associations. I received A's for all courses while enrolled at the Northeastern University program for training home inspectors and I have been mentored by the best inspectors in the field. (Lic.#91)
I offer more than one type of report. I am proud of the ratings report which I authored myself. It is presented to you on-site, in a personalized 3 ring binder at the end of the inspection. I also create concise and extended narrative reports with punch lists that are emailed within 4 to 24 hours and 60-120 pg. full narratives that can include photos.
FORECLOSURE REAL ESTATE: 90% of these properties are in poor condition because the owners became poor before they were forced to vacate. They suffer from deferred maintenance. You place yourself at great risk if you purchase one of these properties. Why do I say this? Because I have inspected foreclosed properties.
I am not branding myself as a "foreclosure inspector" but I have been hired to inspect many properties that have been reposessed by lenders and sold at auctions, etc. Purchasing a property in this manner poses many risks.
Call for The Ace Difference (617) 782-9079 7 days, 9-9