Saltness Home Inspections Reviews (1)
Review: I hired [redacted] to perform an inspection on a home I was considering purchasing last fall. He missed several large issues, such as reporting that the roof is in good condition. The roof on the house is fine, but the roof on the attached garage leaked over the winter, and got icicles hanging from the rafters inside. Now it leaks a lot every time it rains. I told [redacted] about the issues, and he said he would come repair them, including replacing the insulation in the garage that it is full of black mold from water damage, and replacing the garage door opener that was ruined from all the water leaking in, as well as replacing wood that has rotted from water damage, but months went by and I never heard from him. I decided I was going to pursue things in small claims court, and had [redacted] and [redacted] come give me estimates. [redacted] said the shingles need to be replaced with a rubber roof because of the low pitch, and that the roof never had a chance of not leaking. He also said we are lucky it hasn't collapsed already. [redacted] from [redacted] said that even though the electric box is new, it isn't up to code because it is required that the kitchen have at least two separate circuits for the kitchen alone, and this place doesn't. If I want to use two appliances at the same time, it trips the circuit breaker. If I want to use the toaster and the microwave at the same time, I have to move the toaster to the living room or a bedroom. Less than ten minutes after mentioning to [redacted] from [redacted] Electric that I wanted to pursue this against [redacted], I got a call from [redacted] saying he wants to come nail extra boards alongside the cracked beams in the garage, and patch the leaky spots with shingles, but that any other repairs are unnecessary, and that because of what I paid for the house, I should expect it to need some repairs (which is irrelevant. I hired him to inspect the house, not appraise it, and I did expect it to need repairs. But I also expected him to put those needed repairs in the inspection report, which is what I hired him to do. Any repairs listed as needed in the report, I dealt with. The cost of the house should not determine whether he does a thorough inspection or not.Desired Settlement: I would like to give [redacted] the chance to repair the needed items, providing he repairs them properly and thorroughly--no quick, temporary fix that will only postpone the issues. The repairs should bring the missed items up to code, and make the house structurally sound, without health and safwetly hazards. I would like the garage roof replaced with a rubber roof, the cracked support beams replaced, and additional beams added, as recommended verbally by [redacted]. I would like the circuits in the kitchen split into two to bring it up to code. I would like the foundation in the garage repaired, the rotted wood replaced, the garage door opener replaced, and the moldy insulation removed and replaced. All of these issues are either ones that he missed, or were caused by issues he missed. Thank you.