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In America, wood has been the leading choice for siding since the first settlers arrived, and is still in use today. Unfortunately, due to the high cost to purchase and maintain wood siding, it has been replaced by other types of non-wood or composite siding, some better than others.

Wood sidin...

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Think about it before you call around and hire the cheapest home inspector for your real estate purchase. I can’t tell you how many times I have heard on a subsequent inspection when someone is selling a house, "How come the first Inspector didn’t find any of this?”

My advice is to contract for...

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The sink located above this electric panel leaked water into the panel. I frequently see plumbing located over electrical panels during inspections.

For obvious safety reasons (say electrocution), plumbing cannot be installed over an electrical panel!

Dryer vents should be at least 10’ away from an air conditioning unit. The dryer lint can block the intake fins. This one is about 3’ away.

The sides of the A.C unit have fins similar to the radiator of your car. The dryer vent can clog these fins leading to overheating.

Since is pouring rain here in MA, let's talk about roofs. The roof is the uppermost part of a building. The roof covering protects the roof and structure from rain, wind, sunlight, heat, and animals.

Often the most misunderstood part of the home inspection is the roof. I will frequently comment...

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If a window pane is within 18” of the floor, it must have safety glass. If in a bedroom, the window sill cannot be more than 44” off the floor.

The window seat in this picture counts as the floor. Since the glass is within 18” of the seat, it must be safety glass.


Testimonials

a year 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
11 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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