We were referred to Walter Collodel by a good friend and we decided to do a full inspection (buyers enhanced package) with an Air quality test.
Mid March 2016 - Walter and Lilja were on time (and we were late) so we went straight into it. We first entered the house with Lilja and Walter went up to the roof to inspect the shingles and skylight. Meanwhile Lilja was entertaining our questions and surveying any possible problem areas. Walter later joined us and gave us a brief report on the status on the roof and then he started walking through the house with us, explaining alot of the critical systems and quirks about about our potential new home. It was very educational and extremely thorough with the IR Thermal camera.
After what seemed to be like 2 hours of walking and talking Walter wrapped up (we had completely run out of questions) and Lilja joined us to report she had collected the samples she needed. We were handed a really nifty home owner's kind of guide to which we still refer to today.
Within the same day, a very detailed report with pictures and recommendations. 4 days after that we received information on the air quality analysis and recall status for all the major appliances.
Our old home inspector absolutely pales in comparison to using Carson Dunlop & Assoc. I think our old house's inspector charge $500, but it was months after that the gas smell he said was perfectly normal resulted in Enbridge red tagging and shutting down our gas line. This time I know more, and feel alot more confident about our purchase. You absolutely get what you pay for, and you can't put a price on your family's safety and peace of mind.