Radon In The News
There is a lot of conversation out there right now due to the radon laws passed over the last couple of years. The most important thing to know is that if you or one of your clients owns or is buying a tenant-occupied property, the State requires radon testing on this property by March 1, […]Read More
Smoke Detectors Can Save Your Life
According to the Bangor Daily News: Eight people died last year due to house fires where smoke detectors were not working. Approximately 2/3 of house fire deaths in Maine happen due to a lack of working smoke detectors. Of those, almost 80% were due to the detector being disabled or lack of working batteries. If […]Read More
From The EPA’s Homebuyers Guide to Radon Testing
The most common types of radon testing devices are listed below. As new testing devices are developed, you may want to check with your state radon office before you test to get the most up-to-date information. Passive Devices Passive radon testing devices do not need the power to function. These include charcoal canisters, alpha-track detectors, […]Read More
Can’t My Uncle Do My Inspection?
My uncle is a carpenter and knows a lot about buildings and construction. Why shouldn’t I have him do the home inspection? He will do it for free. Okay, I understand. I used to do this myself. Before I was trained to do home inspections, I did several home inspections for friends and family at […]Read More
I Do Home Inspections, Too!
In Maine, you do not need a license or certification to be a home inspector. Now, I have nothing against someone delivering pizza and doing home inspections. They are probably doing the best they can to make a living. If you were hiring a home inspector, and there was one who was slightly less expensive, […]Read More
Home Inspection for Selling Your Home
You put your home on the market. After several showings, a potential buyer signs a contract to buy your home. It has taken a lot of time and effort to get your home ready for selling, but now it will pay off. You are excited and can plan your next move. Whether it is buying […]Read More
Why Have a Home Inspection if You’re Selling Your Home
No matter your situation, you want to get the most money you can from selling your home. You won’t do that if the buyer hires a home inspector who then finds problems with your home. Likely, the buyer will try to negotiate a discount on the sale price or ask you to take care of […]Read More
Save Money with a Home Inspection
Most home inspections save money on the inspection in improvements made by the seller before closing. Last week, I inspected a house with a bathroom on the second floor. In that bathroom was a fan over the shower. The cover was removed from the fan. There were wires exposed there. There were also interesting spots […]Read More
We just wanted to thank you for the comprehensive inspection report. Eric was very nice, extremely professional and thorough, and explained everything he found so we could understand exactly what we were dealing with and what needed to be done, if anything. Please thank him again for us for his great work and attention to detail!
From our initial phone call to delivery of the final inspection reports, Perkins Home Services was a complete delight. Professional, prompt, thorough, and accommodating. We even learned a thing or two from the general home inspector, in addition to the required information. We're satisfied and smarter!
Scott and John who inspected our septic system have completed their work at our home in Deer Isle, Maine. We wish to complement their professionalism, courtesy and willingness to respond to our questions. They were very informative. You sent a very good team and we appreciate it. Thanks for your help too in explaining the process and arranging our appointment.
I just wanted to say thank you and how incredibly happy we were with everyone. Scott & John were beyond friendly and answered any and all questions we had! We hope to recommend you to anyone that is looking for the same service in the future.
Just wanted to say I was pleased with your Septic Check on the Blackwood Rd, Property. But saddened that I was hoping to buy it without incident. Nice to be forewarned of future problems. Thank you. I would recommend you to others.
It has been a pleasure dealing with all at Perkins. Very professional and knowledgeable. Little wonder that you are highly recommended by every realtor that we have met.
This is a very professional, thorough company. Their excellent work takes much of the worry out of buying a new home.
Scott came and inspected a home today I am interested in buying and he was great! I just wanted to say thank you for being so flexible and available. Scott was great about explaining everything to me in depth and answering all my questions. Thank you again!
Many thanks to you and the Perkins team for the great work on inspecting the home I plan to purchase. Your workers (both those who answer the phone and send out reports and those who do the hands-on inspecting of house, water, and septic) are all wonderful- friendly, knowledgeable, efficient- and you came so quickly when I needed you! I especially liked it that I could observe the inspections and ask questions. I learned a lot about the place I will soon call home!