Well, it's official - A few days ago I received my mold assessors license and in just a couple of days the new mold law will go into effect.
I was just discussing parts of the law and how to make it work with a local mold remediation contractor, and let's just say it will be difficult at best. Now keep in mind, I am not saying that the law is impossible by any means, just difficult. And here is why I think it is hard:
We will keep you posted. Questions? Contact me!
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I recently did a home inspection for a gentlemen up North of Warrensburg NY. I don't usually travel that far, but he wanted us to some and do his inspection. I really enjoyed working with him. He had a lot of really great questions, and it was a really neat house to inspect with features and designs that you don't see much nowadays.
Afterward, he left me this nice review on Angie's List:
"Full home inspection with well pump test, water quality test and a radon test
This was my first home inspection. Ian actually showed up ahead of the scheduled time and started right in with his inspection of the home and grounds. I think that Ian did a very thorough job and took time to explain various findings.
He was at the home for over three hours. He answered all of my questions and provided a detailed report that same night. I had a couple of follow up questions that he promptly answered. I highly recommend Ian."
As always, if you are looking for a home inspector, contact me and I will be happy to help!
If you are reading this blog post, then you are likely looking for home inspectors in Albany. As you likely already see as well, there are many home inspectors to choose from here. So how do you choose the right home inspector for YOU?
I say "for YOU" because not everyone is the same, and not every home is the same. I am truly confident in my abilities as a home inspector and I am proud to have been a trusted inspector on many home inspections over many years. But that does not mean that I am the right home inspector for everybody (I know, It's my blog and I am under selling - but it's true). And here is why.
A home inspection is almost as much about people as it is the home, just like a doctor's visit is about people just as much as it is about medicine.. You need to be comfortable with your home inspector just like you need to be comfortable with your doctor. Both doctors may find the same thing, but their bedside manner may be different. A home inspector can find the same things as another home inspector, but the presentation may be different as well.
I like to give a lot of information and explain as much as possible, which the vast majority of my clients like and appreciate. Sometimes though, a client may want "just the facts" and for the inspector to move on - not my style, but what some people prefer. So besides the obvious "what is my home inspector's personality like", what are some other things that you may want to know when choosing a home inspector in Albany?
Choosing the Right Home Inspector in Albany
So here are some nuts-and-bolts. A home inspector first of all needs experience and a knowledge resource. How long your home inspector has been working as a full time home inspector can be important information. But don;t go on that alone. I teach home inspectors over at Manfred Institute and sometimes the best home inspectors I have seen have not been in it for 30 years. I also know a home inspector or two that... well... have just been doing it wrong for 30 years.
What do we mean by "knowledge resource"? A good home inspector, in my opinion, will belong to organizations like InterNACHI. This, and other home inspector associations, require that the home inspector not become stagnant in his knowledge and continually take continuing education and improve on his knowledge base. They also keep up to date on modern building issues and other industry information. On top of that, a home inspector can't know everything about every house, and these organizations give them access to other home inspectors that they can turn to for additional information on things that they find.
Home Inspectors and You
So there are really a lot of factors to consider, but this all requires that you as the consumer do your research and look up prospective home inspectors. No home inspector is perfect, and no home is perfect. If you are looking for home inspectors in Albany, ask around, check with your real estate agent, your real estate attorney, friends, family, read reviews online, and make ure you are getting a good, contentious home inspector.
Questions? Contact me!
Ian M. Robertson,
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