Philip Falcone is a Registered Home Inspector (RHI) and a great communicator. Philip puts clients at ease and makes sure they have a great understanding of the home at the end of the experience.
Why did you decide to become a home inspector?
PF: “I enjoy working closely with clients and educating them about their homes. I believe alerting homeowners to safety hazards is extremely important. And honestly, I find helping people to be very rewarding.”
What’s the one thing you wish every homeowner knew?
PF: “One of the keys to a dry basement is to manage water on the exterior of the home. That is: ensuring gutters are kept free of obstructions and soil is sloping away from the home. A few times a year, I like to walk around my own home during a hard rain to see where the water is, or isn’t, going. Is it flowing away from the building? Is the neighbour’s water coming onto my property or vice-versa?”
What is the most surprising thing you’ve uncovered during a home inspection?
PF: “I’ve seen new homes with no insulation what-so-ever in the attic space. Of course, large animals, dead or alive are always a source of trepidation”.