IXL Home Inspections, IXL Infrared Management

Mapleton, UT

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

I work well with people. My 30 years of construction experience, allows me to present a complete picture as to the condition and potential challenges a property might have. I work for the Home Buyer. My interests are being sure that the buyer know what he is getting into.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I enjoy helping people catch the big picture of there investment, starting with the details of the current condition of the property that they are buying. I love to answer questions about the type and quality of construction that went into building the home.

Location

Mapleton, UT 84664

Background check

Complete

Years in business

10

Times hired on Thumbtack

4

Reviews

11 Reviews
  • Glen A. Nov 2, 2016
    Home Inspection
    Verified Review
    Awesome!
    Was very personable, allowed me to go with him through the inspection and ask him lots and lost of questions. Was very thorough
  • Kelly K. May 9, 2016
    Lance did a great job and saved me from purchasing a money pit!
  • Heidi P. Apr 30, 2016
    We had a great experience with the inspector. The report was incredibly helpful and thorough. He was clearly very knowledgable and I liked that he didn't just rush through the house but pointed out things that I never would have noticed and was great about answering any of my questions and concerns. I will definely use him again the next time around!
  • Rona J. Apr 4, 2016
    Mr McKinney came to our home for the purpose of inspecting our house. We had a bathroom that the water faucet wasn't working. He used an infrared scanner which showed that we had a section of the attic without proper insulation. The scan showed the temperature in the area caused a frozen pipe that he then fixed that day. Without this technology we could have had a very serious leak when the pipe thawed. He found several places where the insulation was not adequate. He was very helpful in repairing all of this with minimal cutting of sheetrock to reach the problem area. He then repaired the sheetrock and painted the walls. The walls looked as though they had never been touched. He really saved the day. Thanks Lance McKinney for your efforts in our behalf.
  • Julie H. Mar 23, 2016
    He took his time and made sure he checked everywhere. He listened to our concerns and helped us find anything that needed to be addressed in our home! He went into small spaces to make sure everything was checked. Definitely going to use him again!
  • Craig M. Mar 22, 2016
    My wife and I were buying a home in Idaho and Lance came out of his way to perform the inspection. He was extremely thorough and found problems that had not been disclosed. We felt confident that the home we were buying was a good home due to his complete inspection. He checked for mold and electrical issues using his leading technology inferred camera. It was neat to walk through with him and see his inspection process. He is very knowledgeable and his manners and customer service were excellent. I recommend IXL Home Inspection for anyone who is considering buying a home.
  • Amy B. Mar 22, 2016
  • JMW J. Mar 17, 2016
    Lance helped me figure out the building aspect of the home inspection to help figure out costs and remodel potential.
  • Paul W. Mar 15, 2016
    Lance responded immediately to my last minute request for inspection. As a real estate broker for 23 years and a mortgage broker for 12 years I never found an inspector who could do the job quite like Lance. He is thorough, efficient, responsive, and has on more than one occasion provided advice that saved my clients money and made it possible for me to get the deal done! Lance is my inspector of choice hands down .
  • Joan M. Oct 21, 2015
    I found Lance very thorough, informative, experienced and willing to provide excellent advice. It was a very stressful time trying to make a wise decision about the physical conditions of a home that had been un-occupied, Short Sale and then undergone the Foreclosure status. Many inspectors seemed annoyed and more concerned about stating what they would NOT cover in a home inspection. It was a very rewarding experience once I found Lance. I was delighted with the report results and would reccommend his services to my best friends with confidence. Thanks Lance, and a big THUMBS UP!!
  • Genevieve W. Sep 28, 2015
    He was excellent and professional. He made sure that you understood the process and answered your questions in a timely manner. I recommend him.

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
The standard Home inspection price is $250. However, this price is adjusted based on the age of the property, location of the property and size of the property. An Infrared Survey is usually $150 when added to the standard inspection pricing.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
-Typically, once we have agreed on the scope of work and the price, IXL Infrared Management answers questions about the process and invites the client to attend the inspection or survey. While it is not necessary to have the client attend the inspection, attendance gives the client an opportunity to ask questions and benefit from our construction experience. -We meet at the agreed upon date, time and location and the inspection is performed. -Upon completion of the inspection, payment is due. We accept cash, check or payment through Venmo (A smart phone app). -Report is typically ready within 24 hours and is sent to your email as an attachment in PDF format.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
-30 years of residential and commercial ne and renovation experience. -BS degree from Brigham Young University in Construction Management. -Ongoing training from InterNachi. There are links to dozens of Certifications that can be viewed on the lower right side of the screen on the home page.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
While raising our 9 children, the financial needs were significant and required that spend most of my days working with larger construction companies as an executive in an office. Once our kids were grown and on their own, our financial needs were greatly reduce. This allowed me to do what I enjoy the most, which is working directly with people outside of an office. My years of construction experience prepared me to know what to look for in a home. I took the time to to earn many inspection certifications and put out the single.
What types of customers have you worked with?
We have worked with first home buyers and repeat Home Buyers and buyers looking to invest in real estate. We also work with Home Owners wanting to know what needs to be done to get their home sold or to locate the source of energy loss or moisture intrusion.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I performed an inspection on a nicer large home. As a part of my work the wanted an infrared survey. It was revealed that wall and ceiling insulation in much of the vaulted ceiling areas was improperly installed, allowing cold or super heated air (depending on the season) to enter beneath the insulation and transmit into the home. This situation made the home nearly impossible to feel comfortable in. The subsequent report allowed insulation professionals to correct the issues and stabilize the comfort settings and the utility bills.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
If wanted to hire a home inspector, I would want to know: -What is their construction experience? -Are digital images included in their report at no additional charge? -Am I invited to attend and ask questions during the inspections? -Are they involved on ongoing training and certifications?
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
How old is the property? Have additions or significant modifications to the property been made? If yes, was there a permit and an inspection of the work performed? What is the age and condition of the roof and how and how many layers of roofing are there? Is there a musty/ moldy smell when entering the property? How expensive are the utilities each month?