On this week’s Home Inspector Hot Seat, we’ve got one of our professional inspectors, Philip Falcone, in the “hot seat”. Philip has a passion for homes and teaching others – he enjoys working with new people every day and helping them feel comfortable in their homes. Philip highly values professionalism and client care, making his approach to Home Inspection detailed as well as personal.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced during a Home Inspection?
PF: “Sometimes getting onto roof surfaces provides an extra challenge, with height and inclement weather being some of the biggest limitations. Happily, we also look at the underside, or attic space, of the roof. This view can often provide us with more information than we can get from the top. We can check for visible moisture and water staining, take a look at the roof structure, insulation type and amount, and a variety of other important details.”
What is one piece of advice you’d give every homeowner?
PF: “When it’s raining hard, grab an umbrella and walk around your home. Check to see where the water is going. Is it flowing away from the house? Is the water coming up and over the gutters? Where is your neighbour’s water going? All of these areas can impact how wet your basement becomes. When the sun comes out, check again. The spots that are still damp are areas that may need to be corrected to help drain water away more effectively.”
Want to know what others are saying about Philip?
“Flexible scheduling and thorough inspection. The inspector communicated well and made sure we understood everything during the process. The final report generated arrived without delay and contained a wealth of information.” E.C., July 10, 2013.
“The inspection was done very patiently and everything was explained in detail. Philip went above and beyond my expectations!” M.K., May 29, 2013.
As you can see, the Carson Dunlop Home Inspection team is always up for the challenge and ready to help our clients and real estate partners. Make sure to watch out for more Home Inspector Hot Seat to get to know the rest of the team.
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