After the purchase, a reputable furnace cleaning company was hired to service and clean the furnace and ducts. He immediately stated that the furnace was unsafe, violated several safety codes and never should have passed inspection. He stated that anybody with a limited knowledge of heating and ventilation would easily see things such as the furnace chimney butting up against the drywall with no insulation and a complete lack of ventilation for a tiny room in which the hot water heater and furnace was enclosed. He noted this as a very high safety hazard and was incredulous that the home inspector did not identify such critical deficiency..
Shortly after moving in, a serious, though slow leak, from the brand new dishwasher resulted in the need to re-tile the kitchen floor (new floor as part of the renovation). This was due to a missing washer in the supply line. The problem could have been identified if the home inspector had taken the time and effort to look closely under the dishwasher.
This home inspector promised a 45 page detailed report. In fact, it was a 22 page report duplicated. 98% was boiler plate text with generic descriptions of various facets of a typical home. He missed a couple of issues that had been discussed but when phoned later, refused to modify the report to include these issues. He had promised photos and there were exactly 3.
Throughout the inspection, the inspector talked about what a great deal this house was. He seemed much more interested in the sale going through than in providing critical information that would help the buyers who were paying for his services. Such a disappointment.