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Testimonials

 

My Customers Write:

"...Exceptional job! I really liked the thoroughness and detail of the inspection - and the concern for my best interest..."     Bud Connley, Buyer  "...Joe found a problem with the heating element and saved me $600!!!..."     Jeff Romero, Buyer  "Ive had a lot of experience with home inspections, and I can count on HouseTek's to be the most thorough and accurate available."     David Turner, Real Estate Agent  "...Joe was willing to go the extra mile when problems arose.  The service was excellent."   Patrice Schermerhorn, Buyer.  Thanks you so much for your thorough inspection of this home.  We will take your findings under advisement while we are completing negotiations with the sellers.   Joe, thank you for your recent home inspection that you did for us at N3260 Quin-Lk Ant road.  Your inspection was second to none.  We have had other inspections in the past, and would like to take the time to let you know that you do a wonderful service.  I appreciate the fact that you let my father come along in case of any problems, and also appreciate the personal opinion regarding the house.  These two things really help settle our minds about the new purchase.  The write up was personal, and extremely thorough.  We would not hesitate to recommend you to others. Thank you Trenton and Leah Rankin Dear Mr. Arcaro: Thank you for taking time to inspect our prospective home in Pembine.  We were so pleased with the inspection you performed.  The information you provided was thorough and helpful.  We were quite impressed with your knowledge of the equipment in the home as well as the insight you provided.  Your suggestions were very helpful and will provide leverage for us as we pursue the purchase of the home. Your report was extensive and incredibly helpful for us, as well.  The pictures you included were not only a nice, professional touch but helped us remember the things we discussed concerning the needed repairs of the home.  In conclusion, we wanted you to know we really appreciate the time you took with us.  The home inspection you provided for us was thorough and revealed some very helpful information for us. Sincerely, Brent and Debbie Griffin Joe,     My dad and I were both impressed with your work.  Thanks for doing a great job.  Nice report.   I'll definitely pass your name along.   Thank you for doing a great inspection. I'm very impressed with the highly detailed report and the timely manner in which you delivered the report. I would definitely use you again and will recommend you  to others in need of inspections. Thanks Again, Shannon Tirschel hiya joe--- Once again, excellent job, awesome- thank you!  the check is in the mail. thanks again. you rock. - jessica  Thanks a lot Joe. You did a great job with this. We'll send your check tomorrow. Sara We have had several homes inspected through our years of buying and selling houses and your report is by far the most thorough and easy to understand inspection report that we have ever received. Thank you! Kay  Got your report (was off sick yesterday afternoon) and was VERY IMPRESSED. If you ever need someone to for recommendations give me a call, because this is the best inspection report I've ever received.  Dropped your contract and check in the mail this morning.  You should have it by Monday.  Thanks again, Joe. Karen Hi Joe; It's the Johnson's!  All settled in to our new home on Briar Hill and just now getting a chance to get back to you.  We just wanted to say we were very pleased with the inspection and the results.  We appreciate that you took the time with us to thoroughly go through the home.  You were so professional and pleasant to work with.  You mentioned we could post a comment on your website but weren't sure where to do that so let us know and we'd be happy to give you a good testimonial, or feel free to use this one!  Thanks for everything and God bless you and yours.... sincerely, Craig and Ruth Johnson From: >   Timothy >   Guzek >   To: Joe Arcaro >   Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 8:32 >   PM >   Subject: Re: Home Inspection >   Contract/Invoice >   Joe: Great job and report. Thanks. hiya joe--- Once again, excellent job, awesome- thank you! 5 questions: 7.  The overhead service wires at the right side are considered low.  They are about 8-feet from the walk measures from the drip loop).  As an example, current codes call for a minimum of 10-feet from the walkway.  The best fix is to raise the wires, but what you do of course is up to you.  For now, be careful with ladders and such. Would this involve tightening the wires or moving where they come in? 10.  Both bathroom countertops and cabinets are not secured.  The countertop should be set on the cabinet, and the cabinet secured to the wall framing. They are just sitting there on top with no attachment? 15.  There is standing water in the drip pan under the attic unit.  The pan should be dry.  Does this mean it should not be dripping? Also, there appears to be no automatic shut-off or overflow system in place in case the pan should overfill (note the builder has a call in to the heat and air specialist). Is this something than can be added? 16.  There is a small supply line leak under the upstairs bathroom sink. It is leaking under the sink? Hi Joe,   Both June and I are thoroughly impressed with your report. What we like most are the details, summary and the clarity. We are very glad that we chose you to do the home inspection.You can share these comments with potential customers if you like. Again many thanks for such a professional job!   Sam & June Sawant Dear Joe, Thank you for performing our house inspection on Wednesday (10/10/07).  We would never have noticed the defect in three of the floor joists on our own.  We can fix the problem before it escalates. Sincerely, Ben and Mandy Thank you.  I really appreciate your prompt and very thorough inspection. Clarissa  (10/22/07) Hi Joe, Thank you so much for getting us the water test results quickly (on Thanksgiving nonetheless). Katherine and I hope you and your family had a great holiday. We all really enjoyed meeting you last week and greatly appreciated all your time and knowledgeable insights. Your report was extremely thorough and will serve as a good homeowner’s manual as we settle into our new place. We will certainly recommend you to anyone in the area we know who is in need of inspection services. Thanks again, Regards, Chris Thank you for doing the inspection so soon. It is a very thorough inspection. We'll see what happens. It's disappointing to find these things out but that's why we do inspections. Just goes to show us that a house can look cosmetically wonderful, but have some underlying problems and possibly be a money pit. Thanks.   Have a nice holiday season and a great 2008!       Karen Hi Joe,   Thank You the inspection!  Will get payment out to you ASAP. I have never had such a wonderful inspection by the looks of the paperwork printing out.   Thank You again! Barbara Kibler To: Joe Arcaro Sent: Saturday, July 18, 2009 12:43 PM Subject: Re: Home Inspection Report Hi Joe, Thank you so much for the extremely thorough home inspection. I was really pleased with how you examined everything and explained your findings as you went. The written report was excellent. I was able to open the report after I saved it to the desktop. I see you are inspecting a house for my daughter and son-in-law next Wednesday in Spread Eagle. I told them what an awesome job you did. Thank you, Patti Hi Joe,   Yes, I did indeed get your very thorough report. Jiob well done. And you should see a check early next week depending on the mail.   Thanks again! Jim   Thanks so much Joe.  The photos are fabulous - they leave absolutely no question as to the noted problems. I'm still digesting the report and will call if I have any questions. Dana Thanks Joe,Even tho I wasn’t there, I can tell what an expert job you did through your report, details & photos.Thanks so muchRobin Price Dear Mr. Arcaro:Thank you for your help with the July 20th inspection of the Michigan property I was contemplating purchasing in the Iron Mountain area.I certainly appreciated the detail with which you went about your inspection, and also appreciate the time you spent with me on the phone explaining your observations and recommendations.Enclosed is my personal check in payment for your fee, along with the signed authorization form for the inspection.In addition, enclosed are some spice blends as an extra thank you. I hope you enjoy them.In the meantime, best wishes, and I hope we’ll have the opportunity to meet in person at some future time. Sincerely,Thomas K. Mayer Hi Joe:   Thanks for your comprehensive and timely report. It was a pleasure working with you.   Maureen Hi Joe, The contractor is proposing PVC foundation protection, bronze aluminum band joist flashing and straightening out 12 floor trusses and bracing them. Apparently the "builder" was a couple who ran out of money and didn't finish what they started - nine years ago. Needless to say I have withdrawn my offer on this property. Thank you very much for the thorough job and reporting, it undoubtedly saved me from making a costly mistake.  Should I find another property in the area that interests me I will surely contact you for the inspection. Thanks again! Kathy Thanks Joe !!!   Good job ... Overwhelming for sure.   Rosemary On Aug 18, 2010, Hi Joe... Thanks for the inspection...good job! My wife and I are looking at a small deli in Crystal Falls in and old building on main street (132 Superior ave.,  Sommers Sausage Shop).  What would you charge for an inspection of the building and fixtures?  It would be for our use only! Mick Hi Joe,    I just wanted to tell you that Barbara and I were very pleased with your inspection and performance. You did a great job and we want to thank you. You are a true professional. We are closing on the house Sept. 16th (2011).   Great Job!!!!!!   Regards Jim and Barbara Corsi Hi Joe, Wow! You are so good at your job! Just printed off report, ready to read. Thank you so much for doing such a good job once again. Will send payment of $320 tomorrow. Barbara Kibler Sent from my iPhone  913-433-8858 Joe, Thank you so much for your excellent inspection. Chad was very impressed with you and the report looks very proffesional! We will defintely give you a call if we need you in the future. If you would like a reference let me know, I'd be happy to write one up for you. Thanks again, you did a great job! Crystal Brown (1/11/12) Hi Joe,   Thank you very much for a great home inspection. I tried to run over there when I got back from camp, but I must have just missed you. If I have any questions that come up regarding the report I will be sure to call you. Thanks again. Take care. Mike Olson  (4/13/12)  Hi Joe, I just talked to Levi and he informed me that he already sent off the money order today. Thanks again for your thorough report. You did an excellent job. I will surely recommend you for future inspections. Have a great night. Hello! First of all, I would like to thank you for doing such a great job with the inspection in a very timely manner. I appreciate the great detail you went into with your inspection! It is very reassuring to us, knowing you did a very thorough job. The pictures that were taken of everything are very easy to follow, which is great for someone who doesn't know a lot about that type of thing. I will be recommending you to anyone who needs a home inspection done! I only have one question, so far, about the report. For the spiral staircase, it only mentioned the slightly unsteady railings of the hallway, not the stairwell itself. In your opinion, do you think that there will be any issues with getting home insurance because of the spiral staircase? Again, thank you so much for your time and excellent work! Anne Porier & Les Beauchamp Thank you Joe for your time.  I learned a great deal. Adrienne Brzoznowski, Apr.17, 2014  Joe: It was absolutely my pleasure and the inspection put my mind at ease and the report will serve as an excellent roadmap to improving the house. I've spoke with Betsy and Lisa as well as my insurance agency and I'm pursuing purchase of the property. I want to take the time to thank you for your thorough inspection of the property as well as the recommendations in your report. If I have any questions I will be in touch and will recommend you to anyone I know looking to purchase a home. --Roy Good morning Joe, Thank you for the nicely detailed report!! I have one question after reading it. One of your recommendations was to re-wire the outbuilding “from the underground feed from the house, to the distribution wiring throughout the building”. We weren’t sure if this meant the re-wiring should start from the 200A panel in the home, including the underground wiring to the outbuilding, or if your recommendation was to start from where the wiring enters the outbuilding and re-wire from there. Could you shed a little light on this? We’re planning to view the property again this weekend to look things over with your report in hand. Thanks again for this essential tool. Nice work!! Kent Kringlund  Thanks for the quick turnaround time on the report Joe!  I had fun and you were able to help me get a lot of questions answered about the house.  I will now be able to make informed decisions about what needs to be addressed sooner rather than later and can prioritize my "honey-do" list accordingly :)  Thank you very much for your time and also the thoroughness of the inspection :)  Jim Stearns Hi Joe, I will sign it and mail it back to tomorrow with payment.  Thanks for inspecting it with such a short notice.  I owe you a lunch, plus I would like to meet you.  I have several other houses I will be buying this summer.  You do a great job. Michael ODell Delco Properties   Thank you so much for all your hard work today Joe... I really appreciate you being honest with me.. But also indulging me and my hopes of fixing the place up... Would you be willing to send a copy of the report to Sharon for me please Thanks Amy Hi Joe, Same here, and thanks for all of the advice and input. The report is great. Regards, Steve
EXCELLENT JOB!
HouseTek Inspections
Copyright © 2015 HouseTek Professional Home Inspections
“Inspection Excellence”
Your Protection Is My Business!

Testimonials

 

My Customers Write:

"...Exceptional job! I really liked the thoroughness and detail of the inspection - and the concern for my best interest..."     Bud Connley, Buyer  "...Joe found a problem with the heating element and saved me $600!!!..."     Jeff Romero, Buyer  "Ive had a lot of experience with home inspections, and I can count on HouseTek's to be the most thorough and accurate available."     David Turner, Real Estate Agent  "...Joe was willing to go the extra mile when problems arose.  The service was excellent."   Patrice Schermerhorn, Buyer.  Thanks you so much for your thorough inspection of this home.  We will take your findings under advisement while we are completing negotiations with the sellers.   Joe, thank you for your recent home inspection that you did for us at N3260 Quin-Lk Ant road.  Your inspection was second to none.  We have had other inspections in the past, and would like to take the time to let you know that you do a wonderful service.  I appreciate the fact that you let my father come along in case of any problems, and also appreciate the personal opinion regarding the house.  These two things really help settle our minds about the new purchase.  The write up was personal, and extremely thorough.  We would not hesitate to recommend you to others. Thank you Trenton and Leah Rankin Dear Mr. Arcaro: Thank you for taking time to inspect our prospective home in Pembine.  We were so pleased with the inspection you performed.  The information you provided was thorough and helpful.  We were quite impressed with your knowledge of the equipment in the home as well as the insight you provided.  Your suggestions were very helpful and will provide leverage for us as we pursue the purchase of the home. Your report was extensive and incredibly helpful for us, as well.  The pictures you included were not only a nice, professional touch but helped us remember the things we discussed concerning the needed repairs of the home.  In conclusion, we wanted you to know we really appreciate the time you took with us.  The home inspection you provided for us was thorough and revealed some very helpful information for us. Sincerely, Brent and Debbie Griffin Joe,     My dad and I were both impressed with your work.  Thanks for doing a great job.  Nice report.   I'll definitely pass your name along.   Thank you for doing a great inspection. I'm very impressed with the highly detailed report and the timely manner in which you delivered the report. I would definitely use you again and will recommend you  to others in need of inspections. Thanks Again, Shannon Tirschel hiya joe--- Once again, excellent job, awesome- thank you!  the check is in the mail. thanks again. you rock. - jessica  Thanks a lot Joe. You did a great job with this. We'll send your check tomorrow. Sara We have had several homes inspected through our years of buying and selling houses and your report is by far the most thorough and easy to understand inspection report that we have ever received. Thank you! Kay  Got your report (was off sick yesterday afternoon) and was VERY IMPRESSED. If you ever need someone to for recommendations give me a call, because this is the best inspection report I've ever received.  Dropped your contract and check in the mail this morning.  You should have it by Monday.  Thanks again, Joe. Karen Hi Joe; It's the Johnson's!  All settled in to our new home on Briar Hill and just now getting a chance to get back to you.  We just wanted to say we were very pleased with the inspection and the results.  We appreciate that you took the time with us to thoroughly go through the home.  You were so professional and pleasant to work with.  You mentioned we could post a comment on your website but weren't sure where to do that so let us know and we'd be happy to give you a good testimonial, or feel free to use this one!  Thanks for everything and God bless you and yours.... sincerely, Craig and Ruth Johnson From: >   Timothy >   Guzek >   To: Joe Arcaro >   Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 8:32 >   PM >   Subject: Re: Home Inspection >   Contract/Invoice >   Joe: Great job and report. Thanks. hiya joe--- Once again, excellent job, awesome- thank you! 5 questions: 7.  The overhead service wires at the right side are considered low.  They are about 8-feet from the walk measures from the drip loop).  As an example, current codes call for a minimum of 10-feet from the walkway.  The best fix is to raise the wires, but what you do of course is up to you.  For now, be careful with ladders and such. Would this involve tightening the wires or moving where they come in? 10.  Both bathroom countertops and cabinets are not secured.  The countertop should be set on the cabinet, and the cabinet secured to the wall framing. They are just sitting there on top with no attachment? 15.  There is standing water in the drip pan under the attic unit.  The pan should be dry.  Does this mean it should not be dripping? Also, there appears to be no automatic shut-off or overflow system in place in case the pan should overfill (note the builder has a call in to the heat and air specialist). Is this something than can be added? 16.  There is a small supply line leak under the upstairs bathroom sink. It is leaking under the sink? Hi Joe,   Both June and I are thoroughly impressed with your report. What we like most are the details, summary and the clarity. We are very glad that we chose you to do the home inspection.You can share these comments with potential customers if you like. Again many thanks for such a professional job!   Sam & June Sawant Dear Joe, Thank you for performing our house inspection on Wednesday (10/10/07).  We would never have noticed the defect in three of the floor joists on our own.  We can fix the problem before it escalates. Sincerely, Ben and Mandy Thank you.  I really appreciate your prompt and very thorough inspection. Clarissa  (10/22/07) Hi Joe, Thank you so much for getting us the water test results quickly (on Thanksgiving nonetheless). Katherine and I hope you and your family had a great holiday. We all really enjoyed meeting you last week and greatly appreciated all your time and knowledgeable insights. Your report was extremely thorough and will serve as a good homeowner’s manual as we settle into our new place. We will certainly recommend you to anyone in the area we know who is in need of inspection services. Thanks again, Regards, Chris Thank you for doing the inspection so soon. It is a very thorough inspection. We'll see what happens. It's disappointing to find these things out but that's why we do inspections. Just goes to show us that a house can look cosmetically wonderful, but have some underlying problems and possibly be a money pit. Thanks.   Have a nice holiday season and a great 2008!       Karen Hi Joe,   Thank You the inspection!  Will get payment out to you ASAP. I have never had such a wonderful inspection by the looks of the paperwork printing out.   Thank You again! Barbara Kibler To: Joe Arcaro Sent: Saturday, July 18, 2009 12:43 PM Subject: Re: Home Inspection Report Hi Joe, Thank you so much for the extremely thorough home inspection. I was really pleased with how you examined everything and explained your findings as you went. The written report was excellent. I was able to open the report after I saved it to the desktop. I see you are inspecting a house for my daughter and son-in-law next Wednesday in Spread Eagle. I told them what an awesome job you did. Thank you, Patti Hi Joe,   Yes, I did indeed get your very thorough report. Jiob well done. And you should see a check early next week depending on the mail.   Thanks again! Jim   Thanks so much Joe.  The photos are fabulous - they leave absolutely no question as to the noted problems. I'm still digesting the report and will call if I have any questions. Dana Thanks Joe,Even tho I wasn’t there, I can tell what an expert job you did through your report, details & photos.Thanks so muchRobin Price Dear Mr. Arcaro:Thank you for your help with the July 20th inspection of the Michigan property I was contemplating purchasing in the Iron Mountain area.I certainly appreciated the detail with which you went about your inspection, and also appreciate the time you spent with me on the phone explaining your observations and recommendations.Enclosed is my personal check in payment for your fee, along with the signed authorization form for the inspection.In addition, enclosed are some spice blends as an extra thank you. I hope you enjoy them.In the meantime, best wishes, and I hope we’ll have the opportunity to meet in person at some future time. Sincerely,Thomas K. Mayer Hi Joe:   Thanks for your comprehensive and timely report. It was a pleasure working with you.   Maureen Hi Joe, The contractor is proposing PVC foundation protection, bronze aluminum band joist flashing and straightening out 12 floor trusses and bracing them. Apparently the "builder" was a couple who ran out of money and didn't finish what they started - nine years ago. Needless to say I have withdrawn my offer on this property. Thank you very much for the thorough job and reporting, it undoubtedly saved me from making a costly mistake.  Should I find another property in the area that interests me I will surely contact you for the inspection. Thanks again! Kathy Thanks Joe !!!   Good job ... Overwhelming for sure.   Rosemary On Aug 18, 2010, Hi Joe... Thanks for the inspection...good job! My wife and I are looking at a small deli in Crystal Falls in and old building on main street (132 Superior ave.,  Sommers Sausage Shop).  What would you charge for an inspection of the building and fixtures?  It would be for our use only! Mick Hi Joe,    I just wanted to tell you that Barbara and I were very pleased with your inspection and performance. You did a great job and we want to thank you. You are a true professional. We are closing on the house Sept. 16th (2011).   Great Job!!!!!!   Regards Jim and Barbara Corsi Hi Joe, Wow! You are so good at your job! Just printed off report, ready to read. Thank you so much for doing such a good job once again. Will send payment of $320 tomorrow. Barbara Kibler Sent from my iPhone  913-433-8858 Joe, Thank you so much for your excellent inspection. Chad was very impressed with you and the report looks very proffesional! We will defintely give you a call if we need you in the future. If you would like a reference let me know, I'd be happy to write one up for you. Thanks again, you did a great job! Crystal Brown (1/11/12) Hi Joe,   Thank you very much for a great home inspection. I tried to run over there when I got back from camp, but I must have just missed you. If I have any questions that come up regarding the report I will be sure to call you. Thanks again. Take care. Mike Olson  (4/13/12)  Hi Joe, I just talked to Levi and he informed me that he already sent off the money order today. Thanks again for your thorough report. You did an excellent job. I will surely recommend you for future inspections. Have a great night. Hello! First of all, I would like to thank you for doing such a great job with the inspection in a very timely manner. I appreciate the great detail you went into with your inspection! It is very reassuring to us, knowing you did a very thorough job. The pictures that were taken of everything are very easy to follow, which is great for someone who doesn't know a lot about that type of thing. I will be recommending you to anyone who needs a home inspection done! I only have one question, so far, about the report. For the spiral staircase, it only mentioned the slightly unsteady railings of the hallway, not the stairwell itself. In your opinion, do you think that there will be any issues with getting home insurance because of the spiral staircase? Again, thank you so much for your time and excellent work! Anne Porier & Les Beauchamp Thank you Joe for your time.  I learned a great deal. Adrienne Brzoznowski, Apr.17, 2014  Joe: It was absolutely my pleasure and the inspection put my mind at ease and the report will serve as an excellent roadmap to improving the house. I've spoke with Betsy and Lisa as well as my insurance agency and I'm pursuing purchase of the property. I want to take the time to thank you for your thorough inspection of the property as well as the recommendations in your report. If I have any questions I will be in touch and will recommend you to anyone I know looking to purchase a home. --Roy Good morning Joe, Thank you for the nicely detailed report!! I have one question after reading it. One of your recommendations was to re-wire the outbuilding “from the underground feed from the house, to the distribution wiring throughout the building”. We weren’t sure if this meant the re-wiring should start from the 200A panel in the home, including the underground wiring to the outbuilding, or if your recommendation was to start from where the wiring enters the outbuilding and re-wire from there. Could you shed a little light on this? We’re planning to view the property again this weekend to look things over with your report in hand. Thanks again for this essential tool. Nice work!! Kent Kringlund  Thanks for the quick turnaround time on the report Joe!  I had fun and you were able to help me get a lot of questions answered about the house.  I will now be able to make informed decisions about what needs to be addressed sooner rather than later and can prioritize my "honey-do" list accordingly :)  Thank you very much for your time and also the thoroughness of the inspection :)  Jim Stearns Hi Joe, I will sign it and mail it back to tomorrow with payment.  Thanks for inspecting it with such a short notice.  I owe you a lunch, plus I would like to meet you.  I have several other houses I will be buying this summer.  You do a great job. Michael ODell Delco Properties   Thank you so much for all your hard work today Joe... I really appreciate you being honest with me.. But also indulging me and my hopes of fixing the place up... Would you be willing to send a copy of the report to Sharon for me please Thanks Amy Hi Joe, Same here, and thanks for all of the advice and input. The report is great. Regards, Steve
EXCELLENT JOB!