Have You Seen a Ghost?
Ghosting in homes. What is it & do you need to worry about it? We inspected an apartment building last year where one of the tenants had a concern they wanted to show us. Then they pointed to the ceiling. There on the ceiling, which was painted an off-white color, was a grey stripe. The […]Read More
This month’s topic is Thermal Imaging. You may have seen us at an inspection with a funny-looking camera and wondered what it is we are doing, or maybe we have explained it a bit to you already. Below are some details of what this is all about. For us, it is exciting to offer you […]Read More
Keeping Out Drafts Could Mean More Radon Risk at Home
From Reuters.com – Keeping Out Drafts Could Mean More Radon Risk at HomeRead More
Okay, maybe on some of these cold days, or days of rain, snow, and sleet, it may not seem like a wonderland, but winter in Maine does bring with it a sure sense of beauty. It reminds us, Mother Nature is the boss. Common themes for home inspectors this time of year are proper heating, […]Read More
As busy as things got this past year, I felt we weren’t as responsive to calls requesting inspections as I would have liked. At times, I was scheduled two weeks out and was unable to answer the calls that came in. Although perhaps inevitable at times, I don’t like to do business that way. We […]Read More
Backflow Prevention on Public Water Systems
What is it, why is it important, & should we care? Just as it sounds, a backflow preventer prevents water from flowing backward out of your house into the main water supply system. Why would this happen? Water usually flows towards your plumbing devices such as sinks, showers, laundry, etc. In the case of a […]Read More
Home Inspection News: Fall Update
Fall is here, interest rates are up a bit, and things have slowed down enough to stop and take stock of where we are and where we are going. For us at Perkins Home Services, LLC, there have been some changes this fall. Also, I have always wanted to find an avenue to provide regular […]Read More
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
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!