Another great thing about Paul is he is always available to go over your inspection if you have questions later. Whether it's a week later or 4-5 years later.
Paul's number is 800-285-3001, cell 650-520-5676.
Dave Tap Tapper
I have worked with Jay for probably 15 years now.
I have him look at properties I buy and ones my clients buy.
I recommend him highly.
You can get as many inspections as you want
geologic inspection if on a hillside
Inspectors typically do not do destructive testing - like opening up walls - if you owned a home would you want a buyer to put holes in your walls? There are electrical wires and plumbing fixtures that run inside walls and there is no practical way to inspect each foot of wire or plumbing.
I think you also need to consider that most homes in our area are like 50 years old.
Maintaining a home is just part of owning a home.
If you buy a home and the hot water heater goes in two years, it does not mean it was a poor inspection.
It just means it was time for the hot water heater to go.
Even brand new homes sometimes have problems.
Good luck on your home search but I would suggest that your expectations be tempered by the reality of the typicals homes on the Peninsula.
Hereâ€™s how an environmental inspection works:
A base air sample is taken on the outside of the home to get a reading of what allergens, fungus, molds, and bacteria are present. These are compared to interior air samples. â€œRed flagsâ€ show up in the lab results (i.e. a mold count significantly higher than outside). In addition, various "gadgets" are used to identify issues, such as moisture meters that provide the moisture content of different materials within the house. An environmental inspection takes the guesswork out of wondering whatâ€™s behind the walls using basic science.
If you want to learn more, contact me offline via email. You will be glad you did.