Hello, to all potential home buyers. I am writing this to warn you about Mike Dineen from Hawkeye Home Inspections from Mississauga. My fiancée purchased a home before I met her in the heart of downtown Kingston. Excited about her first home purchase at the age of 21 she did not know what a house should look like to be safe. Mike Dineen is completely incompetent as a home inspector. The following reasons lists why.
1 - He did not list that the dryer was venting directly into the basement causing major structural damage to the supporting wood beam.
2 - Did not outline the extent of the dry rot in the basement causing structural integrity problems.
3 - The front of the house was re-roofed in 2011 and the back was over 20 years old. He said the roof was all "new", the back of the roof leaked as a result of him not saying it needed to be replaced.
4 - upstairs bathroom had a loose toilet... yes you guessed it the entire subfloor was rotten.
5 - half the electrical panel was overloaded
6 - attic had rodent damage to the wiring causing a potential fire hazard.
This is only a few on the list, you probably think well those all seem obvious, and yes they all were. I am a pilot by trade and have a small knowledge based of construction from my father that is in the business.
His report, if you look carefully at his "lengthy" reports that large majority of them are copy pasted off google. His pictures are out of order and his biggest concern with the house are useless things like big trees that need pruning and sinks that need drain plugs. His reports are not legible and are filled with false statements. I'm writing this so you don't fall pray to this incompetent home inspector. The other reviews are clearly accurate, the bad ones are the ones you never hear about. A quote from Mike to us. "Buyer Beware" Another thing don't let your realtor recommend him.
I take all of my inspections very seriously and will look into your concerns if you would be kind enough to let me know the address and the name of your wife of the home so that I can review the report and look into your issues"
Thanks, Mike "
Mike came well recommended and did an outstanding job for me.
His attention to detail was terrific and he is able to see and diagnose many things that I would have missed.
His report is very legible and understandable, I would definitely recommend him to anyone that asks. WELL DONE HAWKEYE!
Many thanks Francis,
best wishes in your new home.
Mike has completed home inspections for 2 of my family members because they (and I) trust and like him! He knows what he is doing and interested in client satisfaction and success. His reputation is incredible and all those that work with him want their network to use him. He is a winner and you will enjoy the experience. You can that to any bank!
Many thanks for your kind words and please feel free to contact me should you have further questions.
My husband and I purchased a home, and we had Mike do our inspection, we were very pleased on how knowledgeable, efficient,and walked us through every step of the way. We would highly recommend Mike to anyone. Thanks for everything Mike.
I hope you are loving your new bungalow. Many thanks for your recommendation.
I hired Mike to inspect my home. He arrived on time and delivered the report as promised. He is very knowledgeable and let me know about many things I had no idea about.
Thanks for your good work, I will be recommending you to my friends and family.
Many thanks Steve. Please let me know should you have any further questions.