I recently performed a home inspection and found two gas leaks. 1 on supply line for the H20 heater and 1 on supply to furnace. The owner of the home fixed this himself and now needs a re-inspection. His agent asked me to go back and check and wanted to know my charge, which is $75. He freaked and said he’d never use me for an inspection. How does this fee compare to what others charge? Things to consider:
- It needs done very quickly and my schedule is fairly full
- The home is located 12 miles from my office
- I’ve never received a “sniff” of a job from sellers agent or his office
- The last time I re-inspected a gas leak fixed by a handy home owner, I walked into a house FULL of gas because after he turned the gas back on, he forgot to light the pilot of the stove.
Any input is appreciated!