Five star review
John was awesome! He was able to come out in a timely manner and answered all questions I had. John has great communication skills and provided me with an excellent report! I would definitely recommend ABC home inspection.
San Francisco, CA
Five star review
I got the name and number of ABC Home Inspection from my realtor. They were able to schedule my inspection for 9am the next day (which was AMAZING as I called at 5pm). John Palumbo came to inspect my property, was super thorough and answered all my questions. He never treated me like the uninformed, first-time buyer that I am which is really great. We finished the inspection within an hour and a half and I had the full report in my inbox 2 hours later! I would definitely recommend ABC Home Inspection if you need to have your new home/condo inspected, they are fast, thorough, and reliable.
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"Good Afternoon Andy, I've had the pleasure of John inspecting two of my homes this month. What a kind, sincere, knowledgeable, gentleman who takes the time to truly educate buyers, sellers and RE agents. My clients were thrilled with him. I always enjoy your classes and can't say enough about the level of service in every way. It is a true pleasure working with you and your team. Always, Judy" 2021
“ABC Home Inspection came recommended to me by a family member. Their service was definitely worth the recommendation! I am a first time home buyer and Andrew's expertise and thoroughness throughout the inspection made me feel very comfortable.
Call ABC for your next inspection!” – Clara F., East Hampstead, N.H., 2018
“My realtor gave me the name of a few different home inspection companies to get me started with the process, and after I reviewed them myself, I chose ABC. This is my first time buying a home, and I'm really happy with the way my home inspection went. First, scheduling with ABC was so easy. I called on a Monday morning, and had an appointment set up for the very next day. For the actual inspection Michael was on time, he was pleasant, and very patient with all of my questions. He took his time and I felt that he did a thorough and complete job. He explained everything to me in layman's terms so I wasn't confused, and noted everything clearly in his report as well.
I'm pleased with ABC and I'm glad that I chose them for my inspection. I have some friends who will be buying homes within the next year or so, and I'll recommend that they contact ABC for their home inspection as well.” – Maggie L., Stoneham, 2018
“Recently purchased a home I'm Beverly and had mike do the home inspection, extremely thorough and very personable all around great guy. I honestly wouldn't ever think of using anyone else after our experience. Thanks again Mike and ABC.” – Matt T., Wenham, 2018
“Mike recently performed the inspection of our new home. Mike is punctual, knowledgeable, thorough, and very personable. We are extremely happy with the quality of the service. I highly recommend ABC Home Inspection.” – Michelle G., Boston, 2018
“We cannot say enough great things about our experience with ABC Home Inspection. This is our first time buying a home and they made the inspection process so easy and helpful. John took the time to show us things about the home, explain what he was seeing, and answered all our questions. ABC was easy to work with for setting up the inspection and worked with our quicker than usual turnaround time. We will certainly use them again if we need to and would highly recommend them to anyone.” – Cynthia W., North Andover, 2018
“We have nothing but praise and gratitude for the wonderful home inspection done by Michael Drouin with ABC Home Inspection. Mike is thorough and observant and systematically goes through the entire property explaining absolutely everything thing. We learned so many things about the home we are purchasing. Without Mike's in-depth inspection, it would have taken us months to figure out so many things. When Mike finds an issue, he is so good at explaining the problem and in making sure that we understood what needs to be done. We feel absolutely confident that when we move into our new home we will not be shocked or surprised with any issues and we comfortably understand what needs to be done and when.
Many thanks to Michael Drouin for your patience and time to make us so comfortable with our new home!! Without reservation we would recommend ABC Home Inspection and if you want the best of the best request Michael Drouin!” – Bonnie L., Melrose, 2018
“This year was my first time buying a home, and I used ABC for both the home I ended up deciding not to buy, and the one I did buy. Both inspectors were fantastic! For the first home, the inspector was Dave. He was very thorough, and explained what he was doing as he looked at everything in the condo, and what he found. He emailed me a detailed report that same afternoon. After going through it with my realtor, we ended up deciding not to move forward with the purchase. For the next condo, I called ABC again. This time, they sent John. He was also very thorough. He walked through the unit, the common areas, and all around the exterior. He also sent me a detailed report the same day. He only found a few small issues. After going through it, I decided to move forward with the purchase, and am very happy with my new home. I have several friends and family members who are going through the home buying purchase now, and I have recommended ABC to all of them for their inspections.” – Amanda F., Danvers, 2017
“John the inspector was not only thorough and professional but helpful in showing and explaining the areas of concern he found. The staff member who answered the phone was equally as courteous. I would not have any other organization complete my home inspection! Kudos to ABC for a job very well done!” -- Anne M., Danvers, 2016
“Forever Grateful! Reached out to a few places and decided to use ABC and booked appt. with Rob (He's AMAZING!) I arrived 10 minutes early and he was already there and looking at the outside of property and taking pictures and taking notes. We ended up being there for 3.5 hours as Rob inspected every single inch of the house inside and outside, closets and rooms, utility room and even finding hidden storage areas we were not aware of. He helped us find dozens (yes plural) of items that needed minor and also major work done. It gave us an amazing outlook and understanding of what we were getting into should we proceed with offer. He even moved insulation over with tools of an unfinished wall to find a rotting wall that was not visible to the eye! Rob took so many detailed notes and dozens of pictures to go along with his notes. He also had the full final report 112 pages by that evening! Highly recommend Rob from ABC! You will be so happy trust me!” – Vanessa F., Methuen, 2016
“Andy inspected the home that we are considering purchasing. He provided a wealth of information about the areas of concern and reasons why. A couple hours after I got home, he emailed me a detailed report with similar explanations and pictures of everything. I was really impressed with his level of knowledge and expertise as well as how fast he provided the report. I would highly recommend!” – Julie F., San Diego, Calif., 2016
“Highly pleased. I had an inspection done with ABC before with another inspector, and he was good, however I just had one with David Silva and he was beyond phenomenal. I'm buying a small cape and he was there for 3 1/2 hours!! My real estate agent said she got their a half hour before our appointment and David was already there looking at the roof, etc. He did not leave one inch of that house unturned. He was also respectful to the current owners and made sure to turn off lights that weren't already on and to leave their belongings where he found them. He also explained everything without being degrading or rude (the last inspector through ABC I used, was still good however I felt he was a tad annoyed every time I asked questions about things I didn't understand). David explained everything to me in terms I understood (let's be honest, I don't have a clue about electrical or roofing work :) and I felt comfortable and knowledgable about my house when I left. He then sent me a 97 page report with pictures, a table of contents and his phone number in case I had questions about the report!! The report also came the same day, so not only did he spend almost 4+ hours at the house but he typed up almost 100 pages after he left. All around great person and great inspector!! If you're going with ABC, request David. I can't give him a better recommendation!” – Erin M., Key West, Fla., 2016
“Nate from ABC home inspection provided did an excellent job thoroughly covering every detail of the home. He arrived 45 minutes before scheduled to survey the exterior, and by the time we arrived he was already inside the garage with our realtor. The total length of the inspection was nearly 6 hours, very thorough. Nate clearly had a good background in home inspection, but also in his own work as a landscaper and his own renovation of an older home. As prospective first time home buyers Nate was clear with what could be a red flag and the things that might not be as big an issue as they appeared.” – Garret E., Cincinnati, 2015
“I have used ABC for both of my home inspections. They are reasonably priced and very accommodating with their schedule. They require that their employees are certified in many different fields and host recurrent training to ensure that they have the most up-to-date information. John did my inspection and he was great. Very friendly, honest, and thorough. He walked me through the entire process and was very patient with my laundry list of questions. His report, which I received the same day as the inspection, was extremely detailed with pictures to reference for everything. I highly recommend him and ABC.” – Chris N., Saugus, 2014
“ABC was really great. We had John for our inspector. He was friendly, honest, upfront and thorough going through our house. He is also a licensed pest inspector so his background gave us more insight on potential problems. If I ever need an inspector again, I'm calling for John.” – Marie A., Boston, 2013
“ABC saved my wife and I from buying two houses with tens of thousands of dollars' worth of problems. We had the same inspector, Nate, both times, and he was very thorough. He patiently explained everything to me as he checked it. He didn't hesitate to answer any questions we had. You don't get an electronic report, just a hard copy, but it's very detailed. There are checkboxes for all the items inspected, with space for comments. We haven't found our dream house yet, but we will definitely call ABC again when we do!” – Joe A., Billerica, 2011
“My husband and I worked with ABC Home Inspection Inc twice. We received exceptional service both times.
Scheduling: After a last minute schedule change at the seller's request, I called the company the day before, and they made the effort to find an inspector, even though it meant giving up 3 hours in the middle of a Sunday afternoon.
Reporting: The reports are very thorough, although they are hard copies, not emailed PDFs. The important thing was that both inspectors were willing to answer questions and to explain things as they went through the house. I don't know much about wiring, plumbing, structure or construction, but the inspectors took the time to tell me what was missing, damaged or not up to current code, and whom I could talk with (i.e. the lower level fireplace was cracked, check with a structural engineer) to fix the problem.
Quality of Inspection: These inspectors checked plugs, the roof, the eaves, the crawl spaces, the heating/plumbing/wiring/etc systems, the foundation, the siding, the deck, any signs of pests, the water pressure & drainage, windows, ceiling leaks - pretty much everything. They were knowledgeable and meticulous.
Misc: Both inspectors were also very friendly and easy to talk with. They both encouraged me to ask questions, and followed up with related notes in their reports. If they did not feel that they were qualified to advise, they would say so - for example, they noticed the mold in the attic, but recommended we speak with a mold specialist in order to treat it.
Price: The price was fair - around $300-$350 for 3BDRMs, although don't quote me on that, since it may vary with sq footage or location or something. In any case, it was competitive (compared to other inspectors) and I consider it money well spent - you do not want to stint on your inspection & wind up with a $30,000 problem after the P&S!
I would use this company again. I strongly recommend you work with them if you are buying a home.” – Leanne H., Haverhill, 2009
To whom it may concern,
My husband & I are trying to buy our first home. We had a written offer & went to have the home inspection done today. Our realtor highly recommended ABC Home Inspection-- he uses you guys with all of his clients. We worked with David, who has been in the business for 20 years. He was excellent! We couldn't speak more highly of him. David was thorough, meticulous, and went through every inch of the house in what seemed to be a very timely & carefully thought out, well-practiced routine. As David found issues in the home, he would explain them to us in a way that we would understand, without ever using bias or trying to sway us in any certain direction. He knew so much about every aspect of the construction & systems of a home. David was all about business, but he was also very patient with us & took time to explain when we had a question about anything. He was wonderful... We did not end up purchasing this home due to many of the findings in this excellent inspection, and feel strongly this will save us a great deal of time, stress, & money moving forward! Would recommend David to any homebuyer 110%, and will definitely request him when we get to that step with another home in the future! -----Michaela H 6-15-2020
"John Carroll was incredible, highly recommend ABC! He was extremely thorough and very knowledgable but also very personable and walked us through everything he was looking for. We were SO nervous during this stage of the buying process, especially getting a house built in 1890 but John was incredible and made the entire experience a pleasure. We learned a ton about our house and he explained every little detail that once the report came through, nothing was a shock or overwhelming. Highly recommend ABC!" 1-23-22