We are currently having to invest hundreds of dollars to make repairs and alterations to our tankless water heater because an external flush valve system was not installed to maintain the unit. This is a required externally obvious system that I would presume a certified home inspector could verify and point out. We have been without hot water for several days now and might have to forgo another day, because the unit shut down on us for lack of proper maintenance. Hopefully our heat exchanger is not overly calcified and that it can survive a rigorous cleaning. Home warranty is unwilling to cover anything due to this installation error. The Servicing company is also stating that there several code violations with the install. If a replacement is required it will cost thousands to fix the violations. Not sure why a “certified” home inspector wouldn’t have made note of any of this.Our high efficiency HVAC system had the filters collapsed around the blower unit for an untold amount of time, which caused the unit to collect an excessive amount of dust. The blower unit may have to be removed to be cleaned. Not a typical annual maintenance event, so it will cost extra and not covered by warranty. While replacing the collapsed filters I found obvious signs of corrosion to our burner assembly and active moisture in the unit. Home warranty was called and the responding tech was unwilling to fix, multiple calls had to be made and finally the internal moisture leak has been fixed (hopefully) protecting our burner assy from further damage. All Mr. Maybee had to do was remove two panels with a total of 4 thumb screws to have discovered these issues and report those to us, saving us the hassle and money.The other furnace needs to be cleaned and might have a faint gas leak.We have discovered at least 3 electrical outlets that are not functioning. While installing gutter covers I found around five areas on our roof that required immediate attention. Untrimmed trees worn deep grooves completely thru the shingles and several impact hits (maybe hail damage) completely broke thru 2 shingles. All of this was seen by peering over the edge of the roof with a basic ladder... I know he pointed out cosmetic edge damage, which I saw too... but he didn’t report the significant damage that I had to repair before any further water damage occurred. Fortunately I felt the need to install gutter covers, or who knows when this would have been fixed.If only someone would have done their job and helped us have the sellers fix their lack of preventative maintenance and other obvious issues. In my opinion our home inspector is now costing us money, money that we were hoping to use towards our own improvements.I feel shafted on $300 and maybe think the guy needs to go back for training / certification or he might just have highly questionable ethics. His reports don’t even seem to meet the standard reporting formats I have seen any way. Not exactly sure what he looked at. I normally don’t do reviews but this is extremely disappointing and needs to be told to anyone interested in finding someone that will actually have your best interests in mind on a huge investment and the safety of your family’s physical and financial health.
Mr. Eric Maybee provided an extremely subpar inspection. He missed things that should have been obvious for an inspector and sadly, I caught them within days of moving in. Mr. Maybee totally missed thousands of dollars of issues on the roof which I noticed within 5 minutes, unfortunately this was after I bought the home and simply went on the roof to touch up the trim. Worst mistake I made was trusting an inspector and an additional roofer and not looking myself. Mr. Maybee also missed $$$ of damage and other issues in the crawl space. He also did not see steel wool shoved in the corners of rooms where mice chewed through the carpet....I now know what to look for, but as a seasoned inspector he should have caught these issues. Mr. Maybee was also the inspector for a house one of my co-workers just purchased. None of the outlets in the garage work and the lights were wired using spliced-in extension cords. These were issues Mr. Maybee missed and which will cost substantial $$ to fix.