The following is what the buyer wrote on Angie's list about the inspection in the above video.
"Richard Hyland of CHIEF HOME INSPECTIONS performed a home inspection on a residential property I was in the process of purchasing. Since Florida has a problem with toxic drywall imported from China, Mr. Hyland carefully checked the house for any signs of such.
I telephoned CHIEF HOME INSPECTIONS and spoke with Mr. Richard Hyland who answered all of my questions in detail and provided me with the appointment date and time I was seeking. He stated that the home inspection would last four hours, which impressed me because the past home inspections I had witnessed were much shorter. Mr. Hyland sent me an email confirming our appointment and providing me with documentation outlining what would take place during the home inspection. On the day of the home inspection, Mr. Hyland was very punctual and immediately answered any questions or concerns I had about the house. Mr. Hyland took his time and pointed out and photographed every defect/damage that could be reasonably observed. He also explained the best way to have the defects/damage repaired and whether a professional would be required. Throughout the home inspection process I found Mr. Hyland to be extremely professional, detailed, informative, and personable. The day after the home inspection I received from Mr. Hyland a very professional and detailed home inspection report (including photographs). A great example of Mr. Hyland's professionalism is that a few days after the home inspection took place he was willing to speak with a HVAC contractor (hired by the seller of the house) regarding the fact that the AC was not working as effectively as it should have. The HVAC contractor was attempting to say that the AC was working "good enough and within normal parameters." We called Mr. Hyland to speak to this HVAC contractor over the phone because we thought it was better for two professionals to talk it over. After speaking with Mr. Hyland, the HVAC contractor's attitude changed regarding the AC and long story short a repair was completed and now my AC works much more efficiently. I believe the fact that Mr. Hyland was willing to speak/argue with the HVAC contractor despite the fact that he had completed his job and had no obligation to help me further speaks volumes as to Mr. Hyland's dedication to his profession and his clients. I will use CHIEF HOME INSPECTIONS for all my future home inspection needs and I would recommend all Angie's List members to use this company as well."
Comments from clients "The seller agreed to fix the roof. It is a $3000 repair job. It is supposed to be completed within the next few days.
"I was extremely pleased with your professionalism and the subsequent 26 page report including pictures of suspect areas.Both the realtor and my dad (a very hard agent to please) expressed appreciation/surprise with your VERY detailed report.
Your report definitely put my mind at ease regarding this major purchase. I also intend to address every minor "replace/repair" item on the list. Most of which are relatively inexpensive.
I picked you out of a "sea" of e-inspectors based on your qualification and prior history. Anybody can write whatever they want in a resume...but you were the real thing!!!
If ever the occasion arises....I will be recommending you & no one else.
"We want to Thank you for doing such a wonderful job. Your attention to detail, and your committment to your customer is evident in the thorough job you and your wife did for us. Not only have you saved us potentially tens of thousands of dollars, but also the worry of finding competent help to repair all of the hazards that you uncovered during your inspection. Karl and I will recommend you to anyone who ask and we also plan to hire your services again in the near future."
Karl and Julie "
"First of all we would like to thank you for being such a professional and for exceeding our expectations. We are so happy we chose you to inspect our house, we really made a great choice. We would definitely recommend you to other people in this area who might need a house inspection in the future.
Thank you very much, Florian & Rhea"
New and older homes all have issues The most important thing to you is your family. You want tomake a good investment decision, but your family's safety is first. That may be why you are looking for a CertifiedHome Inspector®. It does not make any difference if you are buying a new home under construction or an olderhomes; either will have issues that you need to know about before purchasing your home. The more information you have about the home the more confidence you will have about your decision. Do not be pressured. You may like the home very much and feel pressure to move along with the deal. This is normal; most people feel the same way when they find a home they really like. At this time it is easy not to see things that are important and costly issues with the home. Some issues might be obvious but most are missed.
3 to 4 hours for an inspection. Our home inspection process follows the standards set by the InterNational Association of Certified Home Inspectors®(InterNACHI). Webelieve that a good home inspection takes time - so that is why we don't doquickies. We will conduct your home inspection as if we were inspecting it for amember of our own family. It may take approximately 3 hours to inspect a1000 square foot home and 4 hours for a 2000 square foot home.
Inspection report within 8 hours. Upon completion of the home inspection you will receive the inspection report within 8 hours. We will email you the report including any pictures taken.
Free second-opinion. As an added benefit of having Chief Home Inspections®inspect your home, weprovideFREEphone second-opinionconsultations toward a solution about any problem that may arise in your home.
As a service to you, we are available 7 days a week.
Counties served. We provide home inspections for Hillsborough, Polk, Manatee, Pasco, Hernando, Pinellas and Sarassota counties of Florida.
Chief Home Inspections® serves the following counties and cities of Florida and their surrounding areas: Hillsborough County, Polk County, Pinellas County, Manatee County, Hernado County, Brandon, Valrico, Seffner, Dover, Tampa, New Tampa, Tampa Bay, East Tampa, West Tampa, South Tampa, Fish Hawk, Mango, Bloomingdale, Riverview, Lithia, Lithia Springs, Lithia Pine Crest, Plant City, Lakeland, Spring Hill, Sun City, Sun City Center, Denham, Odessa, Gowers Corner, Temple Terrace, Lutz, Carrollwood, Apollo Beach, Land O’ Lakes, Citrus Park, Zephyrhills, Macdill AFB, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Bradenton, Palmetto, Bartow, New Port Richey, Dade City, Hudson, Seminole, Ruskin, Winter Haven, Gibsonton, Largo, Pinellas Park, Mulberry, Piney Point, Bradenton Beach, Fruitville, Winmauma, Lake Wales, Fort Meade, St Leo, Oldsmar, Tarrytown, Brooksville, .
Home inspections are available in Hillsborough, Polk, Pasco, Manatee, Pinellas, Hernando and Sarasota counties of Florida by Chief Home Inspections® a certified home inspector.