My wife and I are making an offer on a house so we obviously needed a home inspection. The person that I have used before does not cover this area so I went to Angie's List and found Still River. I was concerned initially about using a different person. I asked how long the inspection would last and felt better when I was told that it would be 3 hours. If it was going to be a half hour to forty five minutes I would have been concerned. Dan from Still River arrived promptly to the house to meet me and my agent. He covered what he was going to do and we got started. Dan took us around the house poking at every location where there might be an issue. As he went he explained clearly what he was doing and why. He also did his best to look in areas that were not easy to get to. He looked at the windows, siding, roof, trim, doors, bulk head, deck, electric, vents, eaves, and drainage. As he went along he took pictures that he would use in his report. We headed down into the basement and Dan located an access point to a crawl space that I had not even seen. I looked at the crawl space and figured that I had seen it all. Not Dan. He pulled on a Tyvek suit and went in for a better look and found a possible way to access a crawl space that had been thought to be inaccessible. Then we went over the electrical, drainage, water damage, boiler, oil tank, hot water heater, and vapor barriers. On the upper floors Dan continued to be very thorough. He checked each door to make sure that they all latched. He also tested that the steam heating system was working properly and even explained how to adjust them properly and things to watch out for. He went over the bathrooms and made sure that everything was in order or made a note of it. At the end of the inspection Dan managed to find another access to an attic space that we had thought was inaccessible. He could have blown it off. I would not have known or even been able to blame him for not seeing it. He crawled in there to look for problems. After over four hours of inspection we wrapped up the inspection at the house. Dan had the a report on line and ready for my review by the evening. I will use the report to address issues that Dan found to prioritize what needs to be done. If the property/market was different I might also use it to negotiate a different price.