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Thomas Herbst
President/Owner, Mass Certified Lic (18 years experience)


Inspection, Radon & FHA/VA Pest Inspection

- Highly likely to recommend
06/22/2013 - user28718890
Inspection service. Cambridgeport, Cambridge, MA
I'm surprised that I'm the first person to rate Tom because I think he is absolutely fantastic!

First, everyone else spent about 2 minutes on the phone with me. Because I'm doing a private transaction and there's no MLS, Tom spent 10 minutes on the phone with me asking about all the details. After assessing my situation, he asked for $425, which I thought was reasonable given my prior quote experiences (625, 575, 425, and 350).

Before the inspection, I received a very detailed email from Tom.

Our meeting was at 10AM, and when I arrived at 9:58, he was already there. He had driven for an hour and half. He did a very thorough job. He had an iPad so that he can scribble things down. And when there are major issues, he would record himself so that he can write these down in the inspection report. He would explain all the faults. Every time there was something off, he'd explain to me and take a photo.

Because I'm an Angie's List member, I printed out a coupon for free radon inspection. Basically, Tom will give you a kit and show you how to use it. All you have to do is wait for 48-72 hours, seal it, and mail it off. The pest inspection that came with the services was really him just visually inspecting whether there was any visible pests. He didn't have a tool kit for a test or anything. There isn't lead testing because there shouldn't be lead paint based on the age of the building when it was first built.

For the home inspection report, I think we are supposed to receive a list of sheets with boxes that are checked. But on the side, Tom had written notes. Tom spent about 2.5 hours on the home inspection on a 1200 square feet condo, and we received our report one day after the inspection.

So I would definitely recommend Tom.
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