HouseAbout Home Inspections, LLC

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Customers rated this pro highly for value, work quality, and professionalism.
  • Cindy S.

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    Dave was fantastic to work with. Fast replies, thorough inspections, clear and complete written report - even caught that the ice dispenser didn't work ! He's very good at what he does and personal to boot. Couldn't recommend him highly enough.

    Nov 7, 2017
  • Anne F.

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    David did a very thorough job. His report included photos which helped to explain the problem areas. I liked the links which gave helpful tips. You can not go wrong by hiring David

    Mar 24, 2017Verified

About this pro

I am a New York State home inspector licensed since 2008 and also certified by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI). I specialize in residential inspections, radon gas testing, WDI (wood destroying insect) inspections, well water quality and water flow testing. My clients are provided with an extremely thorough and independent home inspection followed by a detailed web-based inspection report complete with photographs and important links. My inspection reports can be easily sent by email to interested parties such as Realtors, real-estate attorneys, mortgage brokers, contractors or family members for review. * Residential Inspections (buyer/seller home inspections) Providing thorough, independent, non-bias residential & light commercial (mixed use) inspections for buyers & sellers. Detailed, easy to read narrative style web based inspection reports with photographs provided * WDI (wood destroying insect) Inspections Certified termite inspector, Inspecting for wood destroying insects ,termites, ants, beetles. Form NPMA - 33 provided (required with FHA loans) * Radon Gas Testing Testing for radon gas using short term charcoal canisters from RTCA lab. Radon is a cancer causing gas that enters the home through cracks & openings in foundation walls & slabs. * Well Water Quality Testing Testing for bacteria and other contaminates (lead, nitrites, nitrates etc..) in residential potable water supply. Water samples are delivered to St. Peter's Bender Laboratory for analyzing * Move-In / Move-Out Inspections Inspections of rental units before tenants move in and after they move out. These inspections and the information they contain are useful when security deposits are involved * 11 Month Warranty Inspections Comprehensive evaluation of the interior and exterior of a home and it's major systems. It's conducted during the 11th month of occupancy, before the builder's warranty expires. * Periodic Maintenance Inspections Periodic Maintenance Inspections are best if performed every two years, to assure the health and safety of you and your family and to protect the security of your real estate investment. All major components are inspected and recommendations given. Go to my website to view 5 sample home inspection reports! My inspection area covers the entire capital region including Albany, Columbia, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Schenectady counties.

Years in business

10

Times hired on Thumbtack

19

License

Verified
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    Q & A

    • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
      The number one standard when I price an inspection is the size of the home. Other factors that may influence the fee are multi-family homes, foundations (basement, crawlspace or slab), age, # of garages. Typical, the fee for a single family home under 2000 sq. ft. of living space with a full basement and garage would range from $350 to #375. Ancillary services are an added fee. These include radon gas test, $100 (with inspection), WDI inspection $35 (with inspection), Water quality testing start $80 for bacteria testing. Call for other water test pricing.
    • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
      I received my Home Inspector license in September, 2008. Since then, as a requirement of the licensing, I receive 24 hours of continuing education training every two years. I am also a member of InterNACHI, the largest home inspection association in the United States. Through my membership in InterNACHI, I receive an additional 12 hours of CE a year. Membership in InterNACHI is not required but I find it valuable resource in my business.
    • Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
      I recently did an inspection for a couple buying their first home in Troy, NY. The couple had limited funds but the husband was not adverse to doing some work on the home. I found major defects in the basement of the home, primarily with moisture entering the basement. There were structural and environmental issues present. Cost to repair the basement was significant. After receiving the Inspection Report the couple backed out of the purchase. Several months later the couple contacted me, they found another home in Schenectady, NY. I found this home in much better shape than the first one. Although there was work that needed to be done, it was not overwhelming. Although the couple was initially disappointed when the first home purchase fell through,they were thankful that I saved them from a money pit and that they were able to find a much better home.

    Business hours

    Eastern Time Zone
    SundayClosed
    Monday8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Tuesday8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesday8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Thursday8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Friday8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Saturday8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Coverage Area for HouseAbout Home Inspections, LLC is about 30+ miles of Delmar, NY.