I am a winter resident in Port Charlotte and have owned my 2/2/1 home here since 2007. Since my home is 35 years old and I only reside in it for half the year, I decided I should have it evaluated by a professional home inspector for peace of mind. I was referred to Lib, the owner at Harbor Inspection Services by my neighbor. He came over the next day and inspected my home from top to bottom. He found a couple electrical issues that needed to be fixed by a licensed electrical contractor, as they were a potential safety hazard. Now I feel better before heading back north this spring. I recommend this company.
I initially reached out to Harbor Inspection Services for a roof inspection. I was not able to get on the roof myself and was concerned about its condition. Lib came over and walked on the roof and checked the attic for any signs of damage or leaks. He walked around the home to check the soffits and fascia. He said that my roof was in good condition for its age, so I was relieved. However he did notice the somewhat steep grade of the property and that there was erosion along the foundation on the side of the house with no gutter installed. It was exposing the foundation slab at the back corner of the home. Lib recommended I have gutters installed to control the runoff and direct the rain water toward the canal and away from the exterior wall before and further erosion could occur.
To make a long story short I decided to have a general inspection done since he was at my home anyway. He found a scorched GFCI receptacle in the garage that I regularly use for my tools. Although the receptacle worked it make a buzzing sound when tested indicating weak functionality and soon failure of the GFCI. He said to stop using that receptacle immediately and to have it replaced ASAP by a licensed electrician, which I did. I’m glad I had Harbor Inspection Services inspect my home beyond just the roof. I appreciated the fact that he wore shoe covers while inspecting the inside of my home. I now refer my friends and neighbors to him.