• Report: #269264
Complaint Review:

Blaine Wiley Quality Home Inspections

  • Submitted: Tue, August 21, 2007
  • Updated: Tue, August 21, 2007

  • Reported By:Placida Florida
Blaine Wiley Quality Home Inspections
Rotonda West,, Florida U.S.A.

Blaine Wiley Quality Home Inspections Home Inspector misses $7000.00 problem Ripoff Rotonda West Florida

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During Blaines inspection nothing at all was noted about the air-conditioning unit or the duct work in the attic.
Immediately after my moving in I became aware that the air-conditioner was not cooling the house at all as I alerted Blaine about it days after the inspection. I had to get someone to come out and check it. They changed a part and said that would fix it. This part was not the culprit of the failure of the system to cool this house. It was still not cool but tolerable being that it was March and April. As the temperatures climbed the house got hotter. The thermostat never got any cooler than 78- 80 degrees. As the months progressed the thermostat indicated that is was not any cooler than 84 degrees in the house. A repair man was again sent out and it was determined that the unit was a big square piece of rust. The coolant was leaking out all over as shown by the meter that was used. In addition to that, the repair person said the compressor was worthless due to the extensive corrosion which is (a state of deterioration in metals caused by oxidation or chemical action) by rust damage and it needed to be replaced with a new compressor. He also said that a totally new unit was the real answer because in addition to the absolute corrosion of the compressor and the inefficiency of the deteriorating old air handler with the new compressor --it would most likely burn up by working too hard.

The air-conditioning company also took pictures of the duct work in the attic. In several places, as you stick your head into the attic, immediately -- you can see where the duct work has been crushed by former cable work that was done before I got the house. The old cable is draped over the many crushed areas of the duct work. In addition and separate of the crushed duct work -- the duct work was taped together with masking tape which doesn't stick to duct work. The absence of shinny foil tape that is supposed to be used was very obvious to the naked eye.. I not only have an unacceptable air-conditioning system but due to the extensive leaks in the entire duct work system from being crushed and improper tape being used -- I have been air-conditioning the attic since I moved in. My power bills are exorbitant; my electric bill was $489.61 -- much more than it would be if I had a properly functioning system and duct work that was in good repair. I have paid to have a duct work expert come in and replace some of the masking tape with the required shiny foil duct work tape. This should have been reported because it can be seen easily.

My air-conditioner works hard all day and night. Rarely if ever does it shut off. The electric wheel on the meter spins like an out of control top.

I have tried unsuccessfully to contact Blaine Wiley but all emails I have used are returned undeliverable. I emailed Mr Wiley at the address the Realtor has on the website. The email was returned marked undeliverable.
Mr Wiley you have failed me miserably in your untruthful and inaccurate lack of inspection. By having the damaged duct work within two feet of your eyes when you looked in the attic you were negligent in not seeing the terrible disrepair of the ductwork. I got on the ladder when the contractor was repairing the inexcusable masking tape wrapped duct work and Mr Wiley had to be blind in both eyes or blind in allegiance to the Realtor not to have seen the crushed and damaged duct work and he also failed to see the masking tape and the huge gaps where the duct work didn't even come together for a seal of any kind. All of this damage was less than two feet away from Mr Wiley's face.

I have had a huge problem since I moved in to my house due to Quality Home Inspections incompetence negligence of seeing massive duct work problems.

This house is so miserably hot (while the attic is cool) that I have to run all the fans 24-7 just to keep the little amount of cool air circulating. The master bedroom is so hot at night I have to sleep in the family area on the couch or in my son's room. My so's room is before any of the massive damage not noticed or reported by Quality Home Inspections. I can not use the bathroom in my bedroom because the master bedroom being over 84+ degrees in the heat of the day.

Meanwhile my electric bills are horrific and my house that I so dearly love is just a miserable place to be.
I am soooo at my wits end with this stressful, uncomfortable and expensive mess I now find myself in due to this incompetent inspection.

I am outraged by the fact I was so abused by deceitfulness, negligence and a failure on Blaine's part to do a proper inspection. Quality Home Inspections botched my inspection by not finding any of the duct work issues; crushed with large open gaps that have forced me to pay month after month for air-conditioning the attic, crushed duct work that has caused the insides of the duct to be blocked so that little or no air travels through the vents. I live in a house that is 80+ degrees while paying $480.00+ for electricity. The compressor NEVER turns off. This is an unacceptable outrage!

Placida, Florida

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