The Safe-Gard inspector who was sent to inspect our house performed a very superficial inspection. Although the Safe-Gard inspector spent 2 ½ hours walking through the house he missed a number of major issues which included: 1. Carpenter bees had infested the soffits leaving holes that were clearly visible (except to the Safe-Gard inspector). The soffits were so badly infested we had to have them treated three times to get rid of the bees. 2. The house was infested with mice. There were mouse droppings in the attic as well as mouse traps still in the house all of which the Safe-Gard inspector should have identified but didn't. 3. The bathroom vents were discharged underneath insulation in the attic. Not only did the Safe-Gard inspector miss this, he specifically stated during the home inspection that the bathrooms were vented. 4. Many of the windows were in various stages of deterioration. Some windows were in such bad condition that after being opened and closed a few times the sashes started to fall apart. There were clear signs of water infiltration and rot on many of the windows none of which was raised as an issue by the Safe-Gard inspector. I had to replace or repair most of the windows in the house. 5. An overflow pipe for the downspouts was plugged. The pipe was clearly visible in the front yard with standing water in it and the Safe-Gard inspector did not identify the issue. It cost about $1,875 to correctly rerun the pipe.
Posted: 1/07/2012 • Link to this review
I have never had such a horrible experience with any company/individual. I was purchasing my home from out of state and I am convinced that they did not do the inspection. When we moved in our AC and furnace were broken and all of our smoke detectors where missing batteries (therefore not functioning), All of these things were reported as functional in the report. The report was poorly written and contained little to no useful information. When i approached the owner about our concerns i was told that I should have been a more observant. THAT IS WHY I PAID THEM $450. because I was not there to do the checking myself. Do not use! In talking to my friends who have purchased homes in the area I have learned that there are a lot of great companies out here that you can use! Find one of them!
Posted: 9/27/2008 • Last edited: 7/03/2009 • Link to this review