Termites

Free Termite Inspections are Usually not Guaranteed!!!

Often, home inspectors will offer “a free termite inspection” included with their pre-purchase home inspection price. Almost always, home buyers aren’t aware that such termite inspections come with no guarantee whatsoever! When a licensed pest inspector prepares an inspection report, most often the inspection is guaranteed, so that if termites are discovered after the home is purchased, the purchaser is protected against paying for related repairs.

When I offer a bid for a home inspection, I will recommend a choosing a licensed pest inspector who will prepare a separate termite report. These inspections and reports are usually competitively priced because the inspectors anticipate that some of these inspections will lead to work down the road. As a matter of fact, this gives them an incentive to make an extremely thorough inspection in order to find infestation.

In a number of cases, licensed termite inspectors found massive infestation problems and these reports were used as negation tools because the buyers wanted the houses regardless. The slightly higher cost for a separate termite inspection is worth it for a number of reasons.

Testimonials

We all know how difficult it can be to find a really good home inspector. If any of you have the opportunity to recommend an inspector for a deal you are working on, or in the future, I HIGHLY recommend Don Egan at Advantage Home Evaluations. He is by far, the most professional, accommodating, and ethical inspector I have dealt with to date. His rates are very reasonable. He will coordinate the pest inspection and do the water test. One stop shopping! He makes it very easy. I’ve been using him for my inspections lately and been extremely pleased. We had a minor issue come up on a home he had inspected and he made himself available to explore the issue and then stood behind his word, in correcting the problem. A rare and very admirable behavior these days. I have been VERY impressed with him, and everyone I’ve recommended him to, has been equally happy. I highly recommend you keep his contact info handy. He’s a great guy!

First, Don is honest, and his work exemplifies that. Next, Don is a pleasure to work with. And he can be counted on.

I would recommend Don.He makes a great point about the pro’s and con’s with a home inspection. It is meant to be informative both positively and negatively.

No better nor more thorough home engineer/inspector on the East End. I highly recommend Don to any and all: professional, competent and reliable.

We were in urgent need of a home inspection to be completed within days of our request. Don Egan at Advantage Home Evaluations accommodated us immediately. He was extremely conscientious, skilled and professional. His Report left no stone unturned. In addition to Don’s expertise and ethics, he was extremely affordable. It is nice to be able to recommend professionals when the opportunity arises, and we recommend Don at Advantage wholeheartedly.