HouseMaster Home Inspections of Billerica a
4.8527 stars - based on 645 reviews
508-479-1773

BILLERICA HOME INSPECTIONS.

DONE RIGHT. GUARANTEED.

MEET YOUR LOCAL HOME INSPECTION TEAM

Tens of thousands of homeowners, just like you, have given HouseMaster nothing but 4 and 5-star reviews. HouseMaster of knows what it takes to deliver the highest quality home inspections possible. We’ve been doing that since 1979, and it is part of what makes us the oldest and most trusted nationwide home inspection company. It’s easy to see why HouseMaster customers and real estate professionals recommend us to their friends and family. Proudly serving the people of Lowell, Haverhill, Andover, Wilmington, Georgetown and their neighboring communities.

MEET THE OWNER

DAVE COBOSCO

<p>Dave&nbsp;became the owner/inspector of DMC Inspections, LLC in April 2011 after previously &nbsp;starting DMC Handyman Services in 2009 which has become a successful ongoing business know for quality work and excellent service.</p> <p>Prior to this, Dave&nbsp;had a successful career in several high tech start-ups in which he&nbsp;held customer-facing positions in product development, marketing and sales. &nbsp;He was repeatedly recognized for his&nbsp;passion-to-win and customer-centric work ethic.&nbsp; Unlike other home inspectors, he&nbsp;brings both engineering (electrical) and business (MBA ) degrees&nbsp; to the&nbsp;business.</p> <p><strong>Personal</strong>: &nbsp;Dave is&nbsp;the proud father of two boys.&nbsp; In his&nbsp;spare time, he bikes and works around the house.<br /><br /><strong>Why HouseMaster?</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp; HouseMaster is different because of the&nbsp;approach. &nbsp;The&nbsp;approach is to make every home inspection a positive, educational experience that&nbsp; increases the confidence of the client in their decision to purchase the house.&nbsp; The experience starts when you book an inspection and continues beyond the inspection.&nbsp; At the inspection you will receive an Inspection Resource Guide to help answer your questions about the inspection process&nbsp; and what to do after the inspection.&nbsp; Finally, HouseMaster&nbsp;guarantees the&nbsp;inspection because they&nbsp;are confident in their&nbsp;knowledge and thoroughness.</p> <p><strong>Why DMC?</strong>&nbsp;Dave is&nbsp;different than other home inspectors because his&nbsp;goal is to provide additional, information that increases the confidence of clients in their decision to purchase the house. Dave is&nbsp;very experienced in this area , as he is&nbsp;a regular instructor of first time buyer seminars at both the Merrimack Valley Housing Partnership in Lowell and at the Lawrence Community Works.&nbsp; Since DMC Inspections is a franchise you get the flexibility and personal service of a small business backed by the most experienced technical support team in the industry.</p>
Inspection was thorough and inspector was very knowledgable. He pointed out things that needed attention without being an alarmist and scaring away the buyers.

– Vicki (agent)
Lowell, MA

Dave always provides a thorough inspection, will take as much time needed for clients to understand an issue, is not an alarmist and is always pleasant. The client was very happy with his inspection

– Donna (agent)
Ayer, MA

Quick response and quality inspection performed. Dave's professionalism and knowledge and his ability to impart recommended maintenance planning as well as Home inspection issues are the reasons that I continue to refer my Buyers to him.

– Ron (agent)
Billerica, MA

I've asked Dave to help out several of my buyers and he's always done a great job and my buyers have been extremely satisfied with his work. Thank you

– Julie (agent)
Dracut, MA

Another top notch inspection... you know you are good when the seller says you are thorough and wants to use you when they buy!

– Jen (agent)
Andover, MA

I have used Dave Cobosco as my number 1 home inspector for close to 2 years. He is thorough, gets along with my clients very well, and gives his report back to my buyers very quickly. Dave is knowledgeable, professional, and easy to get along with, and all my buyers have liked him - what more can I say! Thank you, Dave, for being you!

– Monica (agent)
Lowell, MA

Dave Cobosco is an excellent home inspector. He has the unique ability to share information with nervous buyers in a way that is clear and nonthreatening. He has a nice manner with people.

– Paul (agent)
Tyngsboro,MA

Dave does a consistently thorough (but not alarming) inspection for the buyers who hire him. Even my pickiest, most difficult buyer this summer had high praise for the job he did.

– Cheryl (agent)
Westford, MA

Dave was thorough in his evaluation of the house and relayed information to the buyers in an easy to understand and non threatening approach. These were first time buyers and he conveyed relevant details in a manner that was not too scary, yet thoroughly explaining issues to the buyers.

– Maureen (agent)
Methuen, MA

Dave provided a timely and thorough inspection with many maintenance tips for the homebuyer. His approach to uncovering issues is done with providing information, but not as an alarmist as some other Inspectors that I have had experience with.

– Ron (agent)
Tewksbury, MA

Dave Cobosco is thorough and always takes the time to explain everything to his client, the buyer. He speaks clearly and effectively. He is dependable, pleasant and extremely knowledgeable. He is our "go to" inspector!

– Pemala (agent)
Chelmsford, MA

Dave is very factual and detailed but not an alarmist. My buyer was very happy with the job he did, and this buyer is a very picky, critical person...Dave must be good!

– Cheryl (agent)
Boxboro, MA

Dave is very thorough and can explain everything he finds very clearly to the buyers. Buyers find that they really understand the house after the inspection and are comfortable moving forward.

– Susan (agent)
Haverhill, MA

Very thorough, friendly, knowledgeable, and worked on Saturday morning for us to get my client taken care of. (I'm the buyer's agent). Dave is definitely on my recommendation list for clients!

– Deb (agent)
Tewksbury, MA

Dave was great to work with. He was very thorough and took the time to explain each step of the inspection. Dave is also so very tidy as he works and very respectful of the space he is working within which I think every homeowner can appreciate.

– Erin (agent)
Wakefield, MA

Dave is very knowledgeable, takes his time answering questions and offers possible solutions to issues that come up. He produces a professional, thorough written inspection report with plenty of photos. He is enthusiastic, passionate and detail oriented...takes great care of my clients!

– Maureen D (agent)
Harvard, MA

INSPECTION SERVICES

ROOFING
EXTERIOR ELEMENTS
INTERIOR ELEMENTS
FOUNDATION AND SUBSTRUCTURE
KITCHEN
HEATING SYSTEM
COOLING SYSTEM
ELECTRICAL
PLUMBING
ROOFING

What we inspect: Visible roof covering materials, (shingles), flashings at roof penetrations and valleys, skylights, chimneys, gutters and downspouts. We assess the condition of these elements for proper function; looking for evidence of leakage or worn, damaged, or missing components. Watch us in action!

EXTERIOR ELEMENTS

Here is what we inspect: Visible siding and trim, windows, doors, garages, porches, decks, stairs, and railings. We assess the elements for proper construction and function; looking for damage, missing components or other conditions that might lead to infiltration or functional concerns. Watch us in action!

INTERIOR ELEMENTS

What we inspect: visible areas of all walls, ceilings, stairways, representative windows and doors, and attic areas for signs of leakage and damage, sagging or other structural concerns. Windows will be operated to determine function. In accessible attics, besides assessing structural components, we will note insulation and ventilation conditions. Watch us in action!

FOUNDATION AND SUBSTRUCTURE

What we inspect: Visible load-bearing framing components, foundation walls, slabs, piers and columns and major structural components. Visible, accessible structural components will be assessed for function and presence of damage, decay or defects. We look for water penetration at below grade areas. Watch us in action!

KITCHEN

What we inspect: Plumbing fixtures and built-in appliances. We check plumbing fixtures looking for water pressure or drainage issues and visible signs of leaks. We check basic operational modes of the appliances and ventilators and look at cabinets and countertops for significant deficiencies.  Watch us in action!

HEATING SYSTEM

What we inspect: Visible components of the central AC or heat pump system including condensers and air handlers, and the distribution ductwork. We operate the systemto assess function and condition of the accessible indoor/ outdoor components. The distribution system will also be assessed. Watch us in action!

COOLING SYSTEM

What we inspect: Visible components of the central AC or heat pump system including condensers and air handlers, and the distribution ductwork. We operate the systemto assess function and condition of the accessible indoor/ outdoor components. The distribution system will also be assessed. Watch us in action!

ELECTRICAL

What we inspect: Visible service panels components and household wiring and devices. We assess the condition of readily accessible panel components, note the presence of GFCIs, AFCIs, smoke alarms and check the operation of representative outlets, switches, fixtures and other devices. Watch us in action!

PLUMBING

What we inspect: Visible water supply piping, distribution piping, waste system piping, water heaters and plumbing fixtures. Also includes inspection of the physical condition of piping, kitchen and bathroom fixtures; tubs, showers, toilets, and operation to assess flow, drainage and leakage. Water heating components will also be assessed. Watch us in action!

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

RADON SCREENING
WOOD DESTROYING INSECTS
WATER TESTING
MOLD SCREENING
NEW CONSTRUCTION
COMMERCIAL /MULTIPLE DWELLING PROPERTY
PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE INSPECTION
RADON SCREENING

A short-term test is performed to determine the possible presence of elevated levels of radon gas pursuant to local regulations or practices for real estate transactions. Radon is an odorless, colorless and radioactive byproduct of natural soil decay known to increase the risk of cancer in those exposed.

WOOD DESTROYING INSECTS

A Termite Inspection (also referred to as a Wood Destroying Inspection or Wood Destroying Organism Inspection) includes a visual examination of the readily accessible areas of the home for evidence of wood-destroying insect activity such as termites, or carpenter ants or the visible damage caused by infestations.

WATER TESTING

Water testing services include taking a water sample following accepted protocols with analysis of samples performed by a certified lab. General options include a basic water Potability test for Coliform (bacteria) and other elements such as Nitrate/Nitrite, Hardness, Acidity (pH). Expanded testing options may include volatile organic compounds (fuels), heavy metals (lead, etc.) or other elements required or recommended by local authorities or common practice such as when a property is located in close proximity to agricultural land, mining, dry cleaning establishments, gas stations, industrial facilities, landfills, or other known or suspected local hazards exist.

MOLD SCREENING

Screening includes: air and/or surface (bulk) sampling to determine presence of elevated levels of mold spores or verify presence of a mold growth.  Includes one air sample in one interior area and one outdoor control sample, with surface sampling of random or requested suspect mold growths. Processed by a qualified lab to determine results.

NEW CONSTRUCTION

Inspections include: draw inspection (verification of installed elements for lender release of funds); phase inspections (conducted at several stages of the construction process); and inspections of new homes ready for occupancy and assessment of the condition of installed components to supplement code compliance inspection provided by local authorities.

COMMERCIAL /MULTIPLE DWELLING PROPERTY

Inspections include: inspection of the visible and readily accessible areas of the roof, structure, mechanical and electric components of the public areas of a building, as well as all or representative individual dwelling or office/store units, as requested by the client.

PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE INSPECTION

This inspection involves: a review of the condition of the exterior and interior components of a home and the systems. Includes review of the roof, flashings, insulation issues, heating and air conditioning units, grading, the proper function of appliances and plumbing, electric components, smoke alarms for deferred maintenance and recommended action.