Home Inspections in MarylandDelivering Peace of Mind
We know you want to make an informed choice when it comes to inspecting your new home. And at 4U Inspection Services, we strive to provide each and every customer with unbeatable home inspection services, because we know that your home is your biggest investment. Feel free to read through these kind testimonials we’ve received from our clients, or watch this video for a summary of the things they like most about our services.
I just wanted to shoot an email over to say how helpful he was. My wife and I are first time single family home buyers and just north of the minimum to perform basic maintenance. Dave was patient and explained to us everything that was wrong, how serious it was, and what the appropriate remedy was. We would definitely recommend him to friends and family.
4U Inspection Services came highly recommended that you did not disappoint. The scheduling/ordering process was simple and easy. James, our inspector, arrived early and was ready to get to work as soon as I arrived. His knowledge and professionalism showed from the time he walked through the paperwork (Concierge Service – YES) till the time we left.
James took the time to show me little things such as the water shut-off valve and where to turn off the water for the outside spigot during the inspection. He also took the time to explain what he was seeing as he moved through the house. Kudos to James and the 4U Inspection Services team.
Thanks for the high quality inspection. I finally got around to putting in a review on Google (busy with all of the paperwork hassles associated with buying a home and getting a loan, wouldn’t you know).
I would like to express my appreciation for the quality work that your entire team does. Having seen both Alan (with my prior house purchase four years ago) and Rob on this most recent inspection, I have to say that you have successfully created a culture of excellence at your organization and I am glad to have found your service. I will certainly recommend your team to anyone I know in the market in the future. You should take great pride in the work you do – it is a tremendous help in understanding the kind of challenges a new house can bring and in planning the first iteration of the “todo list”.
Many thanks for your timely submission of the home inspection report for G******* Court. The report and all attachments have been opened and reviewed. The report is comprehensive and very professionally done, and I commend you for doing an excellent job. Please let me know whether you would like me to endorse you and 4U Inspection Services, Inc. on Angie’s List, which I use often.
Alan was an awesome inspector. I am purchasing my first home, so I am admittedly not that knowledgeable. However, Alan took the time to put me at ease and really explained everything that would happen. From the beginning, he told me what the visual inspection entails, how long it would take, and what steps he was going to go through.
Periodically he let me know what problem areas he was seeing and how I could go about fixing them. If I had any questions, he was patient and took the time to fully answer. The report that he generated was extremely thorough and will be very valuable for my discussions with the seller as well as when I move into the home. I would definitely recommend Alan to anyone who needed an inspection!
Our inspector, Mr. Grubbs, was punctual and even brought along a cooler with a few snacks and bottled water. He provided an extensive inspection of our prospective property and provided us with a walk-through after every floor, so we could see the items that would appear in our report. He went through great lengths to access areas that seemed impossible to access. I am very pleased with his work. We have used 4U Inspection Services twice during our search for a new home. Due to the thorough home inspection, we decided not to purchase the first home we had inspected.
Rob came for the home inspection and did amazing job. As soon as we met he greeted us and he was very friendly. He gave us a goody bag with water and few snacks to munch on during the inspection. Before he started to inspect he explained the whole process, duration what to expect and what not to. professional, courteous, polite and above all very helpful. He answered our all questions with patience no matter how annoying our questions were. I will recommend them in a heart-beat.
Alan and his team were extremely nice and professional. He was on time, brought all of his own equipment and brought goodie bags for myself, the real estate agent and himself. He spent 2 hours outside the house and then came in for a debriefing with us and then continued with the inside of the house. He answered all of our questions, sometimes 2-3 times and made sure that we understood everything that he was explaining to us. He understood that it was our first home and we were trying to cover our basis so we didn’t get in over our heads. He was extremely patient with us via email and in person. Unfortunately, the whole home wasn’t able to be inspected at that time because there were other problems. He came back to the house a few times to inspect each part of the home that he had to skip previously. All in all, he really prepared us for the next step in the home buying process.
I wanted to share the wonderful experience we have had with 4U Inspection Services. We have used the company twice, both times working with Alan Grubb. They go above and beyond and are extremely thorough in their inspection. We are currently trying to purchase a home where a previous contract fell through. The sellers shared the previous home inspection report and the report did not identify nearly as many issues in the home compared to 4U Inspection Services report. Additionally, Alan was patient in answering our questions and explaining issues in a way we could understand. I wish this company did more than just home inspections, so I could use them in other areas because I trust their opinion, quality of work, and their excellent customer service skills. In general, I wish there were more companies out there with this high quality of work! I have never taken the time to email the BBB about any other company, but I felt 4U Inspection Services definitely deserved the extra step on my part because I really felt they have taken extra steps for me.
Tracey A. & Tony C.
Very professional and polite. Showed weak and strong points during inspection.
- Arrived on time
- started on time
- asked questions
- answered all questions
- Made extra efforts to find things
- Left with smile
I am writing this email today to express my appreciation I have for 4U Inspection Services. I recently had a single family house I am interested in purchasing inspected by Rob McColley from 4U Inspection Services. First impressions mean a thousand words. Mr. McColley arrived enthusiastic to look over every nook and cranny of the house. Mr. McColley put me at easy from the moment he introduced himself to me. We walked around the exterior of the dwelling where he pointed out several small issues that I had overlooked. Mr. McColley explained how each component of the house is built from the foundation to the roof. Mr. McColley pointed a crack out to me that I noticed however did not think about how important it was to fill the small crack. When Mr. McColley explained how water in the winter time could freeze in the crack and cause more damage which could get worse over time. Mr. McColley walked me through the whole house pointing out things to keep an eye out for because of his years of experience and knowledge in his field could show early warning signs to major problems down the road. Mr. McColley showed me this knowledge in the attic. He pointed out the color of the plywood shows the attic is properly venting and how to detect early warning signs of a problem with the roof. I like the fact the appliance that come with the house are not only inspected for functionality but also checked through a database to look for recall notices. If a recall shows up down the road 4U Inspection Services will notify me of the recall. I feel comfortable and informed with my decision to continue forward with the home buying process. I am confident the house is safe and structurally solid with no sign of any water penetration to the dwelling. To top off this experience Mr. McColley provided snacks and drinks to make sure I would not be distracted due to hunger because the inspection takes several hours. I could not be happier with my decision to use 4U Inspection Services in the most expensive purchase of my life.
He is very diligent and knowledgeable. It was not out first home and we know a few things about construction so we can differentiate a ‘good inspector’ from a ‘nice’ inspector. Rob is ‘great’ inspector. Using his findings we ask seller to re-pitch a roof, add roof ventilation, re-do water management systems and lots more. To me it was refreshing to see an inspector crawling into the crawl space to inspect a foundation load bearing work performed. I will use 4U again and will ask for Rob McColley
4U was excellent! We had the unfortunate situation of having three home inspections in a short time period while we were looking for houses. Every time, we used 4U and had a wonderful, positive experience every time. In the case of the first house, the inspector’s thoroughness (and his strong suggestion that we have a structural engineer follow behind him) revealed an enormous issue with the home’s foundation that would have cost us $50K to fix. We are so grateful to 4U for that, and for so many more discoveries, big and small. The inspector always worked quickly and professionally, found lots of issues you wouldn’t imagine or expect, and did so with a laugh and a smile. We really appreciate it!
Alan was amazing. He spent almost four hours in our future home going through everything and making detailed notes. Within 10 hours of the service we received a complete evaluation accompanied by photos, detailed description and suggestions for what to do next. His detailed report helped us determine what things we needed the seller to fix prior to us moving in. He was thorough, professional and noted things we would have never noticed.
I found Alan to be extremely diligent and knowledgeable. The inspection lasted approximately 3.5 hours, with Alan and his assistant working together to analyze and thoroughly test my prospective new home. After each section (e.g., Exterior, Roof, HVAC, etc.), Alan would debrief me about everything they found in that section. The details were then relayed into the home inspection report that was e-mailed to me and my agent later that night. I was extremely satisfied, and will highly recommend them to all of my friends.
I am a real estate agent and have recommended Alan many, many times in the past to all of my clients. I used him this past time for the purchase of my own home. As always, he was professional, thorough and answered all of our questions!
Ellicott City, MD
Prompt and professional.
– Extremely thorough.
– I recommend attending your inspection, to allow him to explain and point out what he observes.
– Report delivered promptly to my inbox.
– He even brought snacks. Nice touch.
– I would definitely recommend, and would definitely use again.
I called several home inspectors in the area to get quotes and to see who was the most qualified to inspect a potential property that my husband and I are thinking about purchasing. I spoke directly to Alan and he was filled with informational advice. He not only explained what
he included in the home inspection but he also explained what each process was and why it was done. He is very accommodating as far as scheduling appointments. Upon our inspection we were extremely pleased with the amount of time he took to look over EVERYTHING and explain EVERYTHING during the process and after the process. He is very friendly and patient with any questions you may have. We received our report within 24 hours and it was VERY detailed and explanatory to what he found. This report also included pictures, links and suggestions for problematic areas. I have already recommended to a friend and will continue to do so. We will be using Alan again in the future if we do not purchase this property. Thank you again!
They were on time to the appointment. Very serviceable, courteous, absolutely very professional. Mr. Grubb explained everything to me clearly and concise. He went over every detail about the home inspection. He and his peer took the time to show me everything and pinpoint what repairs needed to be done.
Plus, Mr. Grubb brought us snacks because the process of a house inspection is so long. That was just wonderful. He also carries with his own entrance rug and shoe covers.
The PROFESSIONALISM is palpable from the moment that you meet him.
I was very pleased with the knowledge and expertise Mr. Grubb provided in conducting the home inspection of the property I was interested in purchasing. He took the time to explain items of concern. I chose him because of his knowledge in the construction business and it was the best decision. In this day and age, I appreciate excellent customer service when I see it and this one has it! Thanks again.
Alan was an awesome inspector. I am purchasing my first home, so I am admittedly not that knowledgeable. However, Alan took the time to put me at ease and really explained everything that would happen. From the beginning, he told me what the visual inspection entails, how long it would take, and what steps he was going to go through. Periodically he let me know what problem areas he was seeing and how I could go about fixing them. If I had any questions, he was patient and took the time to fully answer. The report that he generated was extremely thorough and will be very valuable for my discussions with the seller as well as when I move into the home. I would definitely recommend Alan to anyone who needed an inspection!
We are writing to tell you of our wonderful experience with 4U Inspection Services. Our inspector was Mr. Alan Grubb. He was not only extremely professional and knowledge-able, but also very thorough with his inspection. The report that he provided us with was extremely detailed and helpful (it even included pictures to illustrate problems or potential problems).Mr. Grubb spent over 5 hours inspecting our new home and in my opinion he was worth every penny he charged for his service. Should I ever have a friend ask me for the name of an exceptional home inspection I would, without hesitation recommend Mr. Grubb and 4U Inspection Services.
Tracey A. & Tony C.
I wanted to share the wonderful experience we have had with 4U Inspection Services. We have used the company twice, both times working with Alan Grubb. They go above and beyond and are extremely thorough in their inspection. We are currently trying to purchase a home where a previous contract fell through. The sellers shared the previous home inspection report and the report did not identify nearly as many issues in the home compared to 4U Inspection Services’s inspection report. Additionally, Alan was patient in answering our questions and explaining issues in a way we could understand. I wish this company did more than just home inspections, so I could use them in other areas because I trust their opinion, quality of work, and their excellent customer service skills. In general, I wish there were more companies out there with this high quality of work! I have never taken the time to email the BBB about any other company, but I felt 4U Inspection Services definitely deserved the extra step on my part because I really felt they have taken extra steps for me.
Ann & Justin H.
I am very pleased–actual impressed with your professionalism and the details with which you present your report. I have not seen better!
Great inspection and report.
You are the best I have worked with in 20 years!
Dr. Ed H.
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