SERVICE AREA INCLUDES BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO... Albion Augusta Auburn Bangor Belgrade Belgrade Lakes Bowdoin Bowdoinham Bruinswick Burnham Castle Hill Caribou Canaan Cape Elizabeth Chelsea China Clinton Cornville Cumberland Detroit Dresden Durham Fairfield Farmingdale Fayette Farmington Falmouth Freeport Gardiner Gray Greene Hallowell Hartland Kents Hill Lewiston Lisbon Madison Manchester Monmouth Mount Vernon Newport New Gloucester Norridgewock Oakland Palermo Poland Portland Pittston Pittsfield Readfield Richmond Rome Sidney South Portland Skowhegan Somerville Smithfield St Albans TroyUnity Vassalboro Vienna Waterville Wayne Westbrook Whitefield Windsor Winslow Windham Winthrop WIlton
" I look at every inspection as if I was looking at the property for a family member, As a result of this you can expect the best Property Inspection Possible! "
I take every inspection very serious as this is a major investment that you will most likely be making payments on for the next 20 to 30 years.
Every Inspection must be looked at very carefully with training and experience in all aspects of the home structure.
You can count on me to look out for your best interest.
Before placing your home on the market you should get a pre-listing inspection.This is to find out what issues may exist due to the fact that many times after a buyers inspection these items are discovered, when you crunched for time and accept a crazy offer to cover repairs
We use Northeast Labs for all Water samples.
Our water test are Full count water test and NOT the basic positive and negative reading that many lenders will reject.
We also help you understand what needs to be done to correct issues found in a water test if any.
As a founding member of the Maine Log Home professionals Association
I know the proper way to inspect a log home beyond what the normal inspection demands
From the specialized training I have received and partnership with foundation certifications a hud approved company that most lenders request a report from, I have a major edge over the competition
I am a State of Maine Licensed septic inspector.
Also an internachi certified septic inspector
An a member of the Nation Assoc of Wastewater Techs
Water in Radon classes from Rutgers University
Radon in Air training From Spruce Enviromentals
I am IAC2 Certified and a member of the Maine indoor Air Quality council.
First of all because buying a home can quite possibly be the single largest investment in your lifetime before making this purchase you should be positive that you have the right inspection of the property made first to be as well informed as possible. This is why you should have a complete property inspection by AnnRuel Home Inspections. With Our experience of thousands of insurance inspections; training from the international association of Home inspectors, Rutgers University, Mueller Reports of New York, Southern Maine Community College as well as Spruce Environmental . Beyond the basic home inspection education we are a certified Mold inspector, certified by the Indoor air council and a member of the Maine indoor Air quality Council in Augusta.
Added free with every inspection We perform a thermal image inspection that we gained training for in a Thermal Image and Building Science Certification course.(Please Note there are some who may have the camera but have no certified class time behind them to show if they know how to use it properly) We know what your insurance company wants to see and what safety issues and property protection issues need to be addressed to protect you, your family and your investment. The proper inspection will save you thousands of dollars and should educate you on issues that every home owner needs to know as well as knowing what insurance adjusters are looking at when adjusting your rates can often save you more than the cost of the inspection in just the first year alone. You can be assured that Jim MacNaughton of AnnRuel home inspections has the expertise of years of experience and the educated Accuracy he has obtained with his long education background teamed with his genuine caring about his clients to perform your home inspection to the highest quality standards.All reports are usually emailed within 48 hours and are between 30 to 60 pages long. After any issues are corrected that we have discovered, Finally we perform FREE re-inspections to make sure the job was done correctly for you, due to the fact that we truly care about your trust placed with us. In 2016 we went back to school to obtain a state of Maine Septic Inspector License so that you could get everything done under one roof, making the inspections and their booking time go smoothly. We also purchased a septic camera that can even check out your septic lines that run to city sewers so that you do not have any costly surprises with your new home.
We love what we do because it is helping people not only at the inspection but many times months after when a home buyer may have a question about their home and how to deal with an issue they may not understand. One time I had a call from a client six months after the inspection because they thought they might need a hot water heater because they decided they wanted the water hotter. They honestly did not know that they could adjust the temperature on the hot water heater since they were a first time home owner and never owned a hot water heater before. Another time a southerner who just bought their first summer camp in Maine called after a few months because they heard their first loon and thought there was a monster in the woods by their lake home. If you never heard the call of a loon before I guess it could be pretty scary and I am very glad they felt comfortable to call me and ask for advice on how to deal with it. I stand behind my inspection reports and usually have about 50 or more photos at least in every report to best show what I may be trying to explain. One home buyer recently was surprised when I checked out the kitchen appliances with a radiation detector on the microwave and an anemometer to check out the stove hood as well as checking the seals and temperature of the stove and refrigerator. Yes kitchen appliances are included with an AnnRuel Home Inspection
Mid Maine Chamber of Commerce
Disclaimer: Thermal imaging can help reduce your risks of hidden issues by as much as 75% but nothing is 100%. Remember a home Inspection is to greatly limit your risk and can not be expected to remove all risk. Some times issues can not be detected at time of inspection and sometimes sellers will deliberately hide issues. It is like jumping out of a plane with a parachute.
The parashute does not mean that you have a 100% chance of survival but you sure have a lot better chances with the parachute then without one. That is what getting a home inspection is like
If you are selling or buying a manufactured home, then most likely a foundation certification will be required. For all FHA and VA loans, an engineer's foundation certification is required that states that the home is placed on a permanent foundation that complies with the "HUD Permanent Foundation Guide for Manufactured Homes", dated 1996 by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
We have partnered with foundation engineers to offer you this service with a fast turn around that can be with a home and septic inspection or stand alone Service. Call today for details !
Manufactured Home Foundation Certifications
11 Church Street Oakland, Maine 04963
Why you should hire AnnRuel
For your Home Inspection
1. With thousands of inspections under our belt We have seen and understand just about anything you can imagine
2. We use state of the art equipment to make sure you are getting the best inspection possible.
3. We usually get your "easy to understand" Inspection report back to you within 24 hours or less
4. We have trained many of the inspectors in Maine
as we are known as the Best in Maine by our home buyers, the top real estate professionals and many lenders
5. We have an office at 11 Church Street in Oakland where we will be glad to sit down with you and explain your report to you
6. Our comprehensive Property Inspection goes beyond the old standard home inspection; We include an assessment of every major system in the home including the exterior, roof, attic, insulation, ventilation, plumbing, mechanical systems, heating/cooling, electrical, and foundation as well as most kitchen appliances.
7. We will go back FREE (just pay a travel fee) to Re-inspect items that have been repaired by sellers to make sure it was done right (Septic not included)
8. We cover most of southern and Central Maine
9. We always answer our phone!
10. Like all good inspectors we carry a copy of our Error and Omission Insurance Binder to every job for you to view since we have heard many of the new guys have NO insurance
Located at 11 Church Street Oakland Maine 04963
Where customer service goes on after the inspection
With years of experience and hundreds of commercial insurance inspections, more importantly the background with full commercial inspections all over the state of Maine,I know not only what to check but also what your insurance will look for.
Over 20 YEARS of REAL Inspection Experience, There is a lot of information as well as posted Prices here