Would be nice to have a drone in your tool box for those bad weather days or hard to reach places.
A service offered by some inspectors is a manufacturer/model/serial # check on all appliances/major systems to determine if there is an associated recall or product warning.
I am extremely pleased with Ian and the inspection service provided. I will provide a detailed review in the next day or so.
- D.P., December 2017
Ian is extremely professional and one of the best inspectors one could expect. He was very thorough and guided us throughout our pre-dry wall inspection. Would very highly recommend Ian and Excel!
- S.C., Fairfax VA, October 2017
We have used Excel Inspections twice for two different homes in DC. Ian has been very accommodating, thorough and clearly knew what he was doing. He took the time to go over his findings verbally and his reports were meticulous, detailed and well documented with clear photographs. I would use Excel Inspections and Ian any time and have already recommended them to our friends. We also appreciate their very swift feedback and their superb communication. For a home buyer, having such professionalism has really helped ease our home-buying experience.
- P.A., September 2017
Ian was great. He went through the place with the proverbial fine-tooth comb, pointing out things I wouldn't have even thought to look for. He had no problems answering any of the questions I had and gave me a brief overall summary at the end of the inspection so I would know what to expect from the report. Lastly, he knew I was on a short respond time, seller wanted 7 days instead of the normal 10 and there was a holiday, and even though he had two other inspections to do after mine he was still able to get the full report to me that evening.
- B.L., July 2017
Ian, thank you for the diligent inspection that you and Wolf performed on the property I am buying.
I copied a quote from one of your previous clients --
"He [meaning Ian] prides himself in engaging the client throughout the inspection and allowing the time spent at the home to be educational and fun."
This is totally true! I had the benefit of having Ian AND Wolfgang (inspector in training) do my home inspection. I knew I had my money's worth and then some when they pointed some things out before entering the property, and then in the kitchen. The inspection was good all around: time spent, information received, value for the money, and he showed me how to use my new stud finder!! I definitely recommend Ian and his team for your home inspection. Quality!
- D.A., January 2017
Consummate professional who is dedicated to his customers
- B.F., November 2016
Thank you for all your help! After walking through with the builder construction rep, Civel and I were both surprised you seemed much more knowledgeable than he was about the home, and he was managing the construction of the house!
Thanks again for everything!
- W.S., Vienna VA, November 2016
Thanks again! We left a great review for you on Yelp.
- C.R., Arlington VA, October 2015
He was fantastic. He scared the living s**t out of me with all that he found but I now have a comprehensive roadmap to my new house. I have booked him for reinspection and I will be recommending him to everyone I know who buys a house.
- M.N., Washington DC, September 2015
Ian was exceedingly thorough and did a great job of looking into every nook and cranny of the house and letting me have insights I will need as a homeowner. It was a long effort, but the end result report was highly valuable and allowed us to negotiate for the remediation of many items he found.
- M.C., Sterling VA, June 2015
Very thorough and knowledgeable; excellent communicator.
- F.M., May 2015
Ian McNaught was just as thorough and attentive a home inspector as all the reviews stated posted on Yelp, Angie's List, etc. He helped my wife and I identify major and minor issues, educated us on all the important elements about maintenance (what to turn on/off, when to turn it on/off) and any other regular maintenance new homeowners may not be familiar with. His recommendations were based on experience and most of all practicality. He went above and beyond in all aspects. My realtor was so impressed she said she will be passing his name on to her clients. Thanks a million Ian!
- B.V., April 2015
We are very pleased with Ian's work. He showed up early and inspected the exterior of the property. Ian was extremely thorough and explained each issue as we went along. The report was very detailed with pictures, videos and insights into the home. The seller's agent was also very impressed and commented that they would like to use him for their clients in the future. We will definitely use Ian again!
- D.K., April 2015
Ian was great....very personable while also being very professional. He offered suggestions when asked, but didn't push any thing on us. He was a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend him. Daryl was also with him as a trainee and he also was very good.
- S.L., McLean VA, March 2015
Ian was extremely thorough, diligent, and informative, and he also was very pleasant to work with. Highly recommended.
- F.B., March 2015
Ian did an amazing job highly recommend!!!
- A.B., January 2015
The best! Thanks...
- L.M., Lorton VA, November 2014
Ian is a real professional and I recommend him to all my clients.
- R.B., October 2014
Ian was very knowledgeable and thorough. He explained each of his findings as we went and provided a detailed report with a very fast turnaround. Having access to the written inspection with embedded pictures online helped speed the process as well.
- D.P., June 2014
The teeth are very fine on the comb this guy uses.
Extremely thorough, friendly, and knowledgeable.
- P.V., June 2014
It was a pleasure meeting you and I feel much better about my potential home purchase after seeing how thorough you are in your inspections. I will absolutely recommend your company to anyone I know who is considering having a home inspected.
- A.C., June 2014
Mr. Ian McNaught is a top notch inspector. He was incredibly detailed orientated. He went above and beyond by explaining all the parts of the inspection. He definitely exceeded my expectations. I recommend him to all military personnel planning to purchase in the National Capital Region.
- C.C., June 2014
Thank you Ian. You were extremely thorough in your inspection, well versed, and knowledgeable in the various issues discovered and how they may be resolved. Your insights and analysis have increased our confidence in the purchase of this home. We would not hesitate to either employ or recommend your services in the future.
- T.M., June 2014
Ian did an extremely thorough job covering every aspect of the home inspection. On top of his attention to detail he also uses the latest in technology to aid in the inspection, helping you to truly understand the home that you considering purchasing!
Have already recommended him to colleagues and friends!
- R.M., Columbia MD, May 2014
Ryan also thanked me for recommending you, he was impressed. Thanks for not ever disappointing.
- M.D., April 2014
He was awesome! He explained everything he was doing to me. He told me what he was lookign for and gave me tips on home care. He was well-versed in home building guidelines and codes.
Words cannot express how helpful he was. I highly suggest that others use not only this company but Ian as their inspector!
- K.T., March 2014