I hired Merwyn Bowdish via AngiesList. I had spoken with and gotten quotes by numerous other home inspectors prior to choosing Mr. Bowdish. Everyone was about 200+ higher than his quote was for my home. He had a VERY competitive price, which made me weary but his reviews online were flawless, so I chose to hire him and this was a very wise decision.
Mr. Bowdish arrived about 10-15 minutes before our arranged time and was ready to go upon my arrival. He spent about six (6) hours in my newly purchased home scouring it with a fine-toothed comb to find any and everything that could be wrong to let me know. He was VERY informative, very professional, and wanted to have me included in the inspection process so I was aware of anything found and everything that was in good order.
I learned an immense amount about the home I purchased through him and his experience and couldn't have been happier with my choice to utilize his services. I would HIGHLY recommend anyone to him and will be sure to refer him to anyone that asks me if I know a home inspector. In my line of work, I work with professional inspectors regularly on a business level and his level of professionalism, expertise and knowledge was spectacular. Thank you for the great service you provided me and my family in our first home purchase!
If you are looking for a thorough, honest home inspection, then look no further. Couldn't be happier with the communication and spot on suggestions. Class A organization.
My husband and I just finished the process of purchasing our first home. I can't recommend Merwyn and Home Inspection Services of Lancaster enough - he's very quick to respond to phone calls and texts, he was willing to work with our tight timeline for inspection, and he's extremely thorough in his inspections and his explanations to us as buyers. Our agent even said that his reports were some of the best he has seen.
My former coworker and friend recommended Merwyn to us last year when we were in the process of purchasing a different home. I'm so thankful she suggested him to us, because his inspection helped us determine that the home wouldn't have been a good fit for us. Although the home already had many repairs, it still needed many more repairs and plans for future updates. It also tested positive for radon in the basement and Chaetomium mold (which is a highly destructive type of mold) on the main living floor. Because I have some chronic health conditions, we ultimately decided to pass on that home. Before we made the decision to do so, Merwyn was able to offer input and suggestions for mold remediation companies and radon system installation companies.
While working with Merwyn again this year in the purchase of our first home, he walked us through the home and made sure we saw and understood all of his recommendations. He also showed us many of the positives in the home's construction and put our minds at ease on the purchase. He not only explains everything thoroughly, but he answered all of our questions and really took time to explain things in a way we could understand.
We would recommend Merwyn to anyone looking for a good home inspector. And we especially recommend him to first-time home buyers who don't know exactly what to think about or consider while buying a home!
My husband and I are purchasing our first home and we received a referral suggesting we hire this company for our inspection. They were extremely informative and took extra time to explain things in further detail since we had never owned a home before. They were very professional and let us know both things that were better than expected as well as things that were wrong/needed work.
The inspection was thorough, informative, and the guys were very friendly. I feel so much more confident that I know what we are getting into with such an important purchase and I would use this company again anytime I needed an inspection!
The inspection was more detailed than I thought it would be. He checked every aspect of the house, crawled through every corner of the crawlspace and the inspection report included photos with red arrows where needed. I am going to recommend to everyone needing an inspection. They even have videos on their website if it's your first time explaining what to expect. I am extremely happy with the service.
We have been in our new build from Dominion for 9 months and our 1 year inspection is approaching. We wanted to have our own independent inspector come out to look at our house.
He was very detailed with his pictures and report. I asked a lot of questions he was able to explain everything and did not seem annoyed at all. He was very personable and relatable. I would hire him again and recommend him to anyone looking for a good home inspector.
My wife and I chose this company after consulting a few different inspection companies. We were very pleased with the inspection and his attention to detail. It is important to us to go with a company that is Owner Operated as the service and results are usually superior (no exception here). The owner was on time, very professional and honest with us. We will not hesitate to refer this company. I would highly recommend!!!!
The Home Inspection Services of Lancaster were wonderful! Their thoroughness has brought my husband and I so much peace that nothing has been missed in our future home. We also loved his easy to read report and complete explanation of what his recommendations are. We HIGHLY recommend this company!
Home Inspection Services of Lancaster were wonderful! Their thoroughness has brought my family and I so much peace that nothing has been missed in our future home. We have used Home Inspection Service of Lancaster twice to do our home inspections and would HIGHLY recommend them. The reports are easy to read and also provides a complete explanation of what his recommendations are.
I recommend Home Inspection Services of Lancaster; they were fantastic! They not only took their time making sure they didn't miss anything, but they also explained things to my fiancé and I. They made sure we understood everything that they were telling us and taught us some new things as well! Highly recommend for a home inspection. It's well worth the money!
Merwyn and Dave are absolutely top notch. Very thorough inspectors. We hired them for our home and we're pleased with their attention to detail along with the easy to read report with photos and descriptions.
I recently had a home inspection conducted by Home Inspection Services of Lancaster and was extremely satisfied. The inspector was very thorough, knowledgeable, and trustworthy. He walked me through everything and provided great information in an easy to understand report. For the work done and time spent on-site, I have no doubt it was a great deal. I would recommend this company to anyone who needs an inspection.
I have used this company to conduct pre-buy inspections on 3 cabins in South-eastern Ohio. They are professional, friendly, always on time, and stay until the job is finished. Merwyn has fanatical attention to detail, and it always shows in his inspection report. We have been very impressed!
Mr. Bowdish was very professional and knowledgeable. He was willing to answer any questions we had (and there were a ton!) His report was very thorough and easy to understand.