Mike's inspections were very different from another one I had done by a previous inspector. Mike takes the time to throughly explain everything and is extremely organized and detail oriented. I had a question about my home a few weeks after the inspection and he took the time to explain all of my questions and concerns. I would highly recommend Meinertech.
We had Mike do an inspection on a 5100
square foot neglected foreclosure property. We wanted someone ASHI certified and researched the web for the right company. Meinertech does infrared on the whole house after a complete visual inspection. Our experience could not have been more different than the other reviewer. We have had three inspections done in the last 10 years (all three excellent) and this was by far the most complete and thorough one yet. In addition, Mike was great at explaining the operation, life cycle and repair of various systems within the house and even the implications of different repair and replacement decisions. His report was extremely detailed, to the point that we will be able to use it as a guide for the repairs that the property needs.
Find someone else.....
OK. To be fair he inspected the house for us and it has not fallen down--so that's good. Otherwise, he missed a ton of items that were costly to us. Oddly, I told him to identify EVERYTHING that he could no matter how small. Here's our story:
We have been in the house for only 6 months only to discover that many items that he apparently inspected were defective and had been during the time of the inspection. I should have known it was not a good report when he completely missed a deck railing that was nearly falling off the deck!!!! I pointed it out to him and he quickly said, "oh yeah, sure, I'll put that into the report." YA THINK?????
The previous owner put an outdoor rug on the deck and left it there when we had moved in. Once I moved it, I found huge holes in a deteriorating deck!!! I guess he wasn't paid enough to MOVE the rug to see what was under it?
He missed that the A/C is too big a unit for the house and that it had NO coolant in it. Additionally, the AC was not installed properly so it wouldn't have worked regardless. He missed the leaking sink faucet, leaking dish washer, and cracked(not broken but CRACKED) garbage disposal.
He failed to mention (despite his gizmo that could see into walls) that there was deficient insulation in the attic and that there was NO, NONE, NADA insulation in one of the exterior walls!!! I discovered that on my own while installing an outlet for the exterior.
I had an electrician come in to wire up some things in my basement--he was amused at the incorrect and inproper wiring that was out in the open--another miss. That miss could have started a fire and burned down my home!!!
All-in-all, the total for repairs since we have moved in are in excess of $10K. Yes, $10,000.00!!!! All or most of which would have been pushed onto the seller BEFORE we bought the place. That's why you get an inspection--right?
Thanks Mike for your attention to detail. Like a weatherman, you don't need to do a good and accurate job to get your money. Thanks again!
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