Michael was able to do the inspection on less than 24 hours notice and provided the report the same day. On site Michael answered my questions patiently and pointed out the most significant findings. We were able to negotiate $5,000 off of the final price based on the findings of the inspection.
Unfortunately because the inspection didn't include areas difficult to access due to storage, it did not discover a crack in the concrete floor in the basement with a buildup of dampness and mold that we did not discover until after closing. We understand the limitations of the inspection but are disappointed it was not detected by the thermal camera. It is possible that other companies would not have discovered this either, but I would recommend purchasers advocate for extra care related to foundation issues.
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Thank you very much. I am so happy that your inspection was able to bring you some savings on your home. If you have any questions just let me know. Just to be clear, the thermal camera is only useful on surfaces that it can pick up visually. Storage, furniture, finished walls and ceilings will often limit what the camera can see. That being said, the thermal camera is still an amazing tool that can identify areas of problems that deal with moisture, missing insulation and air leaks in visible areas.
Thank you again,
4sight Home Inspections