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 no cost. They asked me because I have an engineering degree and years of experience in construction. And that does help.
Now that I have done hundreds of inspections, it scares me to think of what I may have missed doing those inspections back then. Even good, experienced inspectors use a checklist because there are hundreds of things you should be checking when doing a home inspection, and it’s just impossible to remember them all.
An untrained inspector has no list, or at least an insufficient list. When you have done many inspections, you begin to see patterns and often find problems easily missed by inexperienced inspectors. See my other blog entries for some examples.
If your uncle misses just one problem, you will likely spend more on repairs than you would if you had paid a trained, experienced home inspector to look at your home. Use an experienced home inspector. Contact us for your home inspection today!
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!