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    Default No Utilities? No Problem. "If I miss it I fix it."

    I wonder if this inspector's logo is a bull's eye that he wears on his back. His web url is www.ifimissitifixit.com .

    Home Inspections Without Utilities Now Available in Southern California

    Home Inspections Without Utilities Now Available in Southern California.
    Guaranteed Home Inspections carries power, water and gas to every job just in case utilities have been shut off.

    Riverside County, CA 22-Jan-2010 — Home buyers and real estate agents can no longer depend on utilities being on when they go to do a home inspection. Guaranteed Home Inspections guarantees that utilities will be available by bringing them to every inspection. Now a home inspection can be done thoroughly with utilities off. Go to www.ifimissitifixit.com for more information.

    An example of the value of this service is an inspection scheduled by [a homebuyer] for a home in Northridge, CA. The agent, buyer and inspector each drove for over an hour in traffic to get to the house. Upon arrival it was discovered that the Gas Company had locked off the gas to the house. Since GHI carries natural gas in the van it was quick and easy to connect it to the house gas lines, light the water heater and test the kitchen appliances and central forced air heater. The inspection was a success and did not need to be rescheduled.

    Not only does Guaranteed Home Inspections guarantee utility availability, every inspection is guaranteed as well. GHI actually agrees to pay to have any material defect (as defined by CREIA, the California Real Estate Inspection Association) fixed that is not put in the inspection report. See the web site for all the details.

    About Guaranteed Home Inspections: [the home inspector], the owner and chief inspector, got his license as an Inspector of Properties from the State of Nevada in 2002. He has since been certified by NACHI ( International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI))
    From his web site:

    Guaranteed Home Inspections

    “If I miss it I fix it”

    If you are a Realtor note that I minimize your risk in referring me and I will make your buyer very comfortable with their purchase even if there are issues.
    He has a list of exclusions including defects that are found using an IR camera (although he does offer "IR (InfraRed) thermal testing for detection of
    moisture intrusion and insulation defects").

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    Default Re: No Utilities? No Problem. "If I miss it I fix it."

    Wow! Carries Natural Gas in his truck! That's a big truck!


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    Default Re: No Utilities? No Problem. "If I miss it I fix it."

    Are times that desperate out there? I'm guessing he has plenty of exclusions to cover himself. I would look for other work, if I had to resort to such gimmicks. Was anyone able to open his report beyond just the cover page picture?

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    Default Re: No Utilities? No Problem. "If I miss it I fix it."

    Quote Originally Posted by Markus Keller View Post
    Was anyone able to open his report beyond just the cover page picture?
    I couldn't open it. I was able to zoom in on the cover page though. But that's not what I expected when I clicked to view a sample report.

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    Default Re: No Utilities? No Problem. "If I miss it I fix it."

    Quote Originally Posted by Markus Keller View Post
    Was anyone able to open his report beyond just the cover page picture?
    Nope.

    I see he has almost everything including a rain simulator .

    You would think being in California he would also have an earthquake simulator.

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    Default Re: No Utilities? No Problem. "If I miss it I fix it."

    he's nuts--wonder what his insurance company say's if he is insured at all. my insurance company would shove a natural gas cannister up my pie hole


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    Default Re: No Utilities? No Problem. "If I miss it I fix it."

    I would think the potential liability for that is truly breathtaking, and I doubt that you could insure over it.

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    Default Re: No Utilities? No Problem. "If I miss it I fix it."

    Quote Originally Posted by chris mcintyre View Post
    Nope.

    You would think being in California he would also have an earthquake simulator.
    Man do not give him any ideas!! Guys like him and the one that offers up to 5000 sq feet for $195.00 are what we have to deal with out here!!

    Chuck


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    Default Re: No Utilities? No Problem. "If I miss it I fix it."

    "If you are a Realtor note that I minimize your risk in referring me and I will make your buyer very comfortable with their purchase even if there are issues."

    TRANSLATION - There is no limit to how far I will go to lick your boots.


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    Default Re: No Utilities? No Problem. "If I miss it I fix it."

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Ostrowski View Post
    "If you are a Realtor note that I minimize your risk in referring me and I will make your buyer very comfortable with their purchase even if there are issues."
    Perhaps that tank is filled with nitrous oxide.



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    Default Re: No Utilities? No Problem. "If I miss it I fix it."

    I'm not sure how it is in the rest of the world but here in Minneapolis / St Paul he'd have to have a permit to mess with the gas pipes and be licensed by the city as either a plumber or pipefitter.

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    Default Re: No Utilities? No Problem. "If I miss it I fix it."

    Yea, I wonder if he carries insurance. I talked with an insurance agent about this a while back and he thought this would render the business non-insurable.

    Funny, he lists himself as certified by the American Association of Home Inspectors, although here:

    AAHI Membership by State - California

    He is not listed...

    So I checked ASHI here:

    Find an inspector results | ASHI, American Society of Home Inspectors

    Not listed...

    His email goes to invisco, which makes whole house fans.

    http://ifimissitifixit.com/
    Guaranteed Home Inspections???


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    Default Re: No Utilities? No Problem. "If I miss it I fix it."

    Quote Originally Posted by Markus Keller View Post
    . Was anyone able to open his report beyond just the cover page picture?
    http://www.sandshomeinspections.com/sample.pdf

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