"Exclusive Limited Inspection Guarantee"?

I received a call from a client who was considering hiring me to inspect her new home the other day. She asked if I provided a “warranty” and I explained to her that a home inspection is not a warranty of the home, but that often there are home warranty companies that could provide a plan. (like AHS, etc)
She explained that another inspector said that he included the warranty at no additional charge. If anything breaks it is covered. Well we all know that would never happen.
The good news is that I was able to book the inspection regardless of the absence of this warranty, but it got me wondering what she may have been misinformed about, or simply confused regarding.
Doing a google search I could only come up with the following as a possible answer to what she was referring to, but is is called a guarantee.


Does any one have a copy of what this “limited” guarantee covers. I suspect that it is significantly limited.
I guess I just want to know what is is really being offered, so that in the future I have my facts straight, when in competition with another inspector claiming that the home is covered by their guarantee.

I will try to find out if HM is even the franchise she was talking too.

Thanks for any info.


If the applainces are more than 11 years old you are SOL


May be the Brink’s program. Around here they offer a nominal fee or a 90 day for referral


Participating Member Of
The Brink’s National
Inspection Program

I ran into the same thing. There is an inspection company around here that has a 105% guarantee on every inspection. What a load of pooh! I guess he wasn’t guaranteeing on missing a structural defect that is about to cost him a couple of thousand to say the least. Another inspector called me and told me to swing by the home in a ritzy neighborhood and take a look. So I did and when I got there, my friend told me to look around and see if I see anything out of the ordinary. As I was looking around (inspecting), I noticed a slight dip in the roof line around a huge dormer. I pointed it out and wanted to take a look inside the attic to get a better look. Couldn’t because it was locked and the people had already purchased the home about a month ago. Anyway, the inspector told me that the dormer wasn’t properly supported and the weight of it is causing the ceiling to colapse. Basically, the entire house is falling in on itself. I will try and swing by sometime and take a picture so that you can see it for yourself. Something easily to miss if you aren’t careful. By just glancing at it, you would never know from the outside. But once in the attic, you would be blind to miss it, and the guy with the guarantee did just that. I wonder what is going to happen now? Is he going to pay for the repairs plus 5%? I’ll bet my annual paycheck that it will not happen.

What is “SOL” ?? :stuck_out_tongue:

Standard Operation Limits??

$hit out of luck

Sore Orifice Loser

sol -1 (sōl) also so (sō)
n. Music.
The fifth tone of the diatonic scale in solfeggio.
[Middle English, from Medieval Latin. See gamut.]

sol - 2 (sŏl)
An old French coin worth 12 deniers.
[French, from Old French, from Late Latin solidus, solidus. See solidus.]

sol - 3 (sōl)
n., pl. so·les (sō’lĕs).
A basic unit of currency in Peru.
[Spanish, sun (from the drawing on the coin), from Latin sōl, sun.]

sol - 4 (sôl, sōl)
A colloidal solution.


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