Updates

Spring yard clean-up tip: cut back shrubs and maintain a minimum 18”-24” of clearance between house and shrubs for air circulation. You should be able to walk between your house and any shrubbery

How can you tell if a water heater is fully depreciated or (ready to fail?) You could look at the date code. If it has a 10-year warranty and its 10 years old, I would suggest thinking about replacement. Note: The date codes can be tricky but can usually be found in the serial number.

Basement windows are designed to let in light and ventilation. Keep them closed in the summer or when humidity is high.

If you have window wells, make sure they are free of debris. If they sit below the yard grade, install window well covers.

Something to think about as you start your yard work this spring. This is a pile of weed killers, fertilizers, and other assorted lawn products available at any home improvement store. Under the "Keep out of reach of children" warning, there is another warning, "Keep away from streams and lakes, ...

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No one wants to hear the "T" word (termites). Let’s understand the termite. Wood is their food source. If you give them access to your home, they will eat until the food source is depleted (the food source of course being your house.) Simply getting the house treated for termites isn’t going to d...

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This door opens directly over the stairs without a landing. I would also not be comfortable using this pull down staircase. A door cannot swing over a staircase.

This 27” handrail height is standard in old homes but is a safety concern today.

Measuring from the center of the stair tread up, the handrail should be at about 36” high, or 34” from the stair nosing to the top of the handrail.

What does a tankless coil do? In theory, the tankless coil will deliver hot water to your faucet all the time without the use of a water heater.

The knob under my finger in the picture is how you set the temperature of the water. When you turn your faucet on, the water is heated as it flows thr...

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Testimonials

10 months ago
Mike was fantastic! Super friendly, extremely knowledgeable about everything and literally inspected every nook, cranny, and inch of my new (and first) property. Basically he is everything you want in a home inspector. He explained everything and answered all my questions. He emailed me my report that same night. I am definitely using him again when I purchase my next home.
Nellie
8 months ago
Professional and thorough home inspection. Also pointed out improvements and maintenance items that could be completed.
- Robert S
2 years ago
Mike was very professional and knowledgeable. He was able to schedule quickly and for the time that work best for me. The day of the inspection he was timely and thorough. His expertise was well demonstrated in the report and he was happy to anyswer any and all questions we had before, during and after the inspection.
- Lindsay S

About The Home Inspection

Congratulations on Your New Home! 

Buying a home is one of the most important purchases you will ever make. The home buying process is filled with many decisions. When you buy a house, you should be able to expect a safe, sound, and secure home for you and your family to enjoy. 

Here at D&M Home Inspection Company, I assure my clients that you can trust me as your certified inspector to bring personalized, exceptional service and expert knowledge encouraging smart decisions and peace of mind in your home buying experience. You can count on my knowledge and over 30 years of experience in the construction field. I do not benefit financially from the sale or repairs of any home. My inspections are dependable, honest and sincere. 

I encourage my clients to follow me through the inspection. In this way, I can point out issues and help you to distinguish whether an item is routine maintenance or a costly repair. I work for you and treat every inspection as if one of my family members was making the purchase. 

How Much Does A Home Inspection Cost? 

Quality you’d expect at prices you wouldn’t. I offer affordable pricing and my goal is to provide the best value in the neighborhood. 

My home inspection rates for towns in Northeastern Massachusetts (within a 25 mile radius from our office in Boxborough, MA) currently start at $525 for homes up to 1500 square feet and include a full narrative style report with photographs, a free pest inspection ($125 value) and a free visual mold inspection (I am also a certified mold remediation contractor.) 

Radon, water, and mold testing are available for an additional charge that includes lab fees. 

Book your Home Inspection today! 

Cost should not be the only factor in deciding whether to have a home inspection, or in the selection of your home inspector. The sense of security and knowledge gained from an inspection is well worth the cost, and the lowest-priced inspector is not necessarily a bargain. Use the inspector’s qualifications, including experience, training, and professional affiliations as a guide.

Do not get fooled by a low introductory price. Always get the total price for a COMPLETE home inspection and factor in the inspector’s qualifications and experience. A highly qualified Home Inspector can save you thousands of dollars on the purchase price of your home by uncovering defects that a less experienced inspector might miss. 

Book by call or text to 508-294-5756 or email dmcompany55@gmail.com.

The Report 

After inspecting the home, I return to my office and prepare a professional narrative report to document the inspection findings. The report is easy to read, and the embedded photographs help you comprehend the significance of each area of concern. 

Why You Should Not Perform Your Own Home Inspection 

Even the most experienced homeowner lacks the knowledge and expertise of a professional home inspector who has inspected hundreds, perhaps thousands of homes. An inspector is familiar with the elements of home construction, their proper installation, and maintenance. They know how the home’s system and components are intended to function together, as well as why they fail. 

Above all, most buyers find it difficult to remain completely objective and unemotional about the home they really want, and this may affect their judgment. For accurate information, it is best to obtain an impartial third-party opinion by an expert in the field of home inspection. 

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