- 3 years in business
- 13 hires on Thumbtack
"My wife and I are considering finalizing the purchase of a new home, and despite the builder's advice that it shouldn't be necessary to have a 3rd party inspection of the home, we went ahead and engaged the services of Abel Eye Inspections, and we are very glad we did.
Charlie Ragsdale from Able Eye performed a very thorough inspection of the major Systems in the home – Structural, Electrical, Heating, Plumbing and Appliances. He noted several deficiencies which were unknown to us, especially with the roof. Not all inspectors actually walk the roof, but Charlie did and took several photographs which clearly illustrated faults in roof sealing and flashing and additional flaws which would have allowed water to penetrate into the home. In addition, he thoroughly documented deficiencies in drainage, sealing of windows, door functioning, excessive radiation from the microwave oven, missing fire-rated caulking in the fireplace, and the need for window-opening limiting devices on the second floor for child safety. He also performed a thermal scan which found a leak in the Air Conditioning system. We presented our builder with Charlie's list, and will not close on the home until these issues have been remedied.
In summary, Charlie is a very knowledgeable home inspector who knows where to look and who takes his time in doing a very careful job identifying and documenting deficiencies that potential buyer's should know about, in order to make an informed decision on whether to buy or close on a home, and we highly recommend his services to you.