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What to Expect from Your Home Inspector: An Interview with Michael Gardocki of Allspect Home Inspection Services

Tell us a little bit about your company and its foundation.

Having a background in construction and associated trades, gives Michael Gardocki the insight needed to perform Home Inspections with a critical eye. After working in the industry since 1984, Michael established his own company, Allspect in 1992. Michael is an ASHI Certified Inspector ACI, and Past President and Past Education Chair of the Southern New England Chapter of ASHI; he continues to be active in the organization. He is known for his expertise in proper construction practices as well as operation of all major systems and their components. This knowledge often serves as a resource to others in the field for honest correct answers to house related problems and issues. He also teaches educational programs, sharing his extensive knowledge, to Inspectors, Realtors, and the Public. Rounding out his credentials was his work as an Energy Specialist through the CT Energy Efficiency Fund.

His philosophy is simple, "I look out for our clients as I would look out for family". He believes the home inspection process should also be an educational process so potential homebuyers can understand the house they are buying. During the inspections clients are encouraged to "See what I see and ask questions." I don't do assembly line inspections. You hire Allspect, you hire me.

Michael's business is primarily based on referrals from satisfied clients and professionals in the business. These referrals and repeat clientele validate their piece of mind in knowing they hired the right person, Michael Gardocki, to inspect their house.

What are some of the services your company provides?

We perform Personalized Comprehensive Home Inspections, Environmental Testing for Radon in Air and Water, Water Quality Testing and a Licensed Wood destroying Insect Inspection (License # S-2898) Allspect Is A full Service Home inspection company.

What should a standard home inspection cover?

Structural, heating, plumbing, electrical, as defined by the CT Home Inspection Standards and the ASHI Standards of Practice. We take the time to teach you about your house and answer you questions. Please visit our website for detailed information

How much experience should they have with residential inspections?

A CT licensed Home inspector has to have at least 100 supervised Home Inspections before going out on their own. Having started performing Home Inspections in 1984 I have personally performed Several Thousand Home inspections as well as designed and built an energy efficient house.

How long should it take to receive my inspection report? What sort of information should the report provide?

The report will be sent out by the end of the next working Day by email, fax or regular mail. We do not use canned reports each report is generated to the particular client's perspective home. The report should conform to the CT state standards of Practice and ours also meet and exceed the ASHI standards.

Should a quality home inspector provide repair work? What is the danger of hiring an inspector who does repair work as well?

A Home Inspector should not offer repairs it would be a conflict of interest. A Home inspector also should not recommend contractors to perform repairs as a result of inspection findings. An inexperienced homeowner could be taken advantage of.

Considering there are many states that do not require certification, what is the benefit of hiring a certified and trained home inspector?

Licensing attaches a minimum level of competence and skill to the industry. While you do not need to be licensed in some states that does not preclude you being a good inspector and the same said because you are licensed you are not necessarily a good home inspector. I am licensed HOI # 89 (one of the First and was also involved in the Licensing Law process) but I am also an Senior ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors) Certified Home Inspector my credentials far exceed State Standards. I have been Past Education Chair for The Southern CT Chapter of ASHI and a past president as well. I am also currently an Instructor for CT Real Estate Academy for Realtor Continuing Education. I bring my teaching skills to the Home inspection process so as to educate my clients about their Potential New Home.

What if the home inspector misses a major defect? Can I hold them liable?

Home inspectors are liable for major defects depending on the circumstances. Every effort is made to perform a comprehensive Home Inspection. Sometimes defects can be deliberately concealed. Each is based on a case by case merit.

What is the best way for people to reach out to you or your company?

We can be easily found by:
By clicking on the attached link
Or Calling us directly at 203-874-3449 or toll Free @ 1-877-567-0533

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