Testimonials

Testimonials

All I can say is that they are SIMPLY THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!! Isaac is the most customer service oriented and as they come, and he has the most pleasant demeanor. And his support assistant Brenda is so AWESOME....she truly went above and beyond to help me.
I got a sewer scope inspection on a home I was contemplating purchasing and Isaac was very diligent in making sure he got what I needed. He saved me THOUSANDS of dollars and a major major major headache. I had pictures and videos to prove the state of disrepair the sewer line was in.
I'm putting an offer on another home, and TRUST ME, Isaac is my go-to guy for sewer scoping. CALL HIM, I guarantee you, you won't regret it.
Thanks so much Isaac and Brenda (and Isaac's trainee - I'm so sorry I don't remember his name). Enlighten is definitely worth more than 5 stars.
Janine H.
From Yelp
My husband and I are first-time home buyers, so needless to say we were nervous, and worried about being duped or tricked because of our ignorance. Turns out we didn't need to worry at all! Isaac was able to get Adam to do a pre-inspection (prior to making an offer) for us the very next morning. Thanks to Adam's expertise and thoroughness, we were not only able to learn more about home appliance maintenance, but we are now so much more comfortable with the home-buying process ūüôā
Monica Y.
From Yelp
Very thorough and perfectly illustrated to point out each specific problem and distinguish between Major and Minor Issues! Worth Every Penny!
Richard F.
From HomeGauge
Our inspector's name is Isaac and he is thorough, knowledgeable, respectful, diligent, and incredibly pleasant to work with. I am so impressed by his professionalism and thoughtfulness and I highly recommend him to anyone!
Katie L.
From Google
We had a fantastic experience working with [Enlighten] on our home inspection. He was very thorough and answered all of our questions to include recommendations on how to best maintain certain elements of our home. I would absolutely recommend working with Enlighten Home Inspections!
Lindsey A.
From Google
Isaac did our home inspection and radon test in early February for a home in Maryland. He is really friendly and approachable, which made the whole experience very pleasant. Even though he knew we had waived the contingency, he was exceptionally thorough and talked us through everything that he was seeing. We are not experienced homeowners, but he helped a lot to ease the anxiety that comes with leaving one's downtown bubble for the burbs! He answered all of our questions, and encouraged us to ask as many as we wanted. Beyond just pointing out concerns, he made sure to weigh in on how we could go about taking care of each one, so that we got a good sense for the most major/urgent priorities. We received a detailed report with photos within the next day or two (it cost extra but is well worth it). Thanks Isaac!
Charlene S.
From Yelp
We were very impressed with [Enlighten]. He was easy to work with and very thorough. He helped us as first time home-buyers understand and prioritize the repairs and maintenance we would need to perform.
Billy M.
From Yelp
[Enlighten] did a great job inspecting our future home. He was extremely thorough, explained different things along the way, and provided a summary at the end of the inspection. Would highly recommend!
Jacquelyn B.
From Google
Very professional! Arrived on time, and completed a very thorough home inspection. We appreciated that the inspectors took the time to explain all of their findings, no matter how minor.
Allison W.
From Google
Inspection job very well done! The written report was thorough accompanied with clear photos and breakdown of both major and minor issues, giving recommendations on fixes to be made which removes the anxiety from the the buyer.
Bernadette C.
From Google
[Enlighten] is awesome, he is detail-oriented and customer-friendly. His thoroughness allowed us to make an informed offer on this house. He was willing to let me shadow him during my home's inspection and showed me everything that he found. He went onto the roof and attic space. I appreciated [Enlighten]'s timeliness and willingness to educate me on my new home.
Mohammed R.
From HomeGauge & Google
We worked with [Enlighten]. He was not only easy to work with and talk to, but we came away impressed with his insight and knowledge. Very thorough and attentive.
Steven M.
From Angie's List
[Enlighten] was on time and extremely thorough. He showed us how to do quick fixes for the really minor stuff that we won't ask the buyer to fix. The inspection was in the morning and we got his thorough report that night.
Susan J.
From Angie's List
We've worked with [Enlighten] in the past and would definitely work with him again in the future. He is thorough and is willing to take the time to walk the home buyer through any issues he finds, as well as identify key things that the home buyer should be looking out for once they purchase the home. He's prompt, responsive, and professional.
Kari N.
From Angie's List
For thorough and thoughtful service, Enlighten is the place to go. Isaac, our inspector answered all of my questions as he went through the house and didn't miss a detail. I learned so much about our new house just by watching him work his way from the basement to the roof. [Enlighten] inspires confidence and makes things very easy for those with questions and concerns about the property they're considering.
Jacob P.
From Google
[Enlighten] was very thorough and took the time to explain items in detail, as well as, answer every little question we had. Overall a great experience, would absolutely use their service again.
Troy S.
From Yelp
Excellent inspection. [Enlighten] made me feel comfortable and at ease while he was doing the inspection. I am thoroughly satisfied with his inspection and he did an excellent job explaining everything to me.
Jeanne K.
From HomeGauge
Isaac was punctual, professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. I highly recommend him.
Katharine F.
From Yelp
Did an excellent job examining the systems and explaining things to my client. Went a little long but there were many questions. On time and thorough!
Doug F.
From Google
Great job; great worker. Friendly, open, enthusiastic, thorough, good humored (even when crawling around in a muddy crawl space). May I suggest that you give him the weekend off?
David P.
From HomeGauge
[Enlighten] did a great job explaining everything he saw, and a thorough job with the report. I would definitely use him again.
Forrest J.
From HomeGauge
We appreciated [Enlighten]'s professionalism, extensive knowledge, and thorough evaluation of our potential new home purchase. His kind demeanor and willingness to answer any and all questions set him apart from other inspectors we've used in the past.
Wesley B.
From HomeGauge
On time, on budget. Very comprehensive inspection. Took time to explain findings.
Randall B.
From HomeGauge
Isaac was terrific. He treated us with complete kindness and respect from the initial meeting through the final goodbye, and he was a complete pro in between. Too often you find people who know their stuff, but are insensitive, apathetic, and sometimes just rude. Isaac took his time, was engaging when I was looking over his shoulder and sought me out to give helpful advice or to let me know about an issue when I got distracted by something else in our new (to-be) home. He checked and documented appliance serial numbers and ever checked manufacturing dates. For example, I had no idea builders would buy appliances in bulk, store them for several years, and then install them in new developments as "new." Isaac checked the dates of everything, which aligned perfectly with the construction date of the condo building. He focused on everything from the quality of the wiring down to reminding us that the grease traps under the microwave probably need cleaning. It was this attention to detail and the little things that make Enlighten a good place to call.
Robert J.
From Angie's List
Isaac was a great combination of knowledge, patience (with our questions), and suggestions. He took the time to check things we wouldn't have considered checking. On top of his expertise, he's a genuinely nice individual whom I'd never insult by calling a "service provider." His efforts brought an additional level of "peace of mind" to the largest transaction most people will ever make -- buying a home.
Robert J.
From HomeGauge
Got a recommendation to go with Enlighten for my home inspection on my first home purchase and couldn't be happier that I did. [Enlighten] was incredibly helpful, thorough and took the time to explain every detail I asked for. He really earned my trust walking me through every bit of the process and made sure I understood everything I needed to know about our new home. After the inspection he promptly produced a really comprehensive report of everything we talked about. Fast, courteous and a pleasure. Couldn't ask for more.
Jesse O.
From Yelp
Enlighten was fantastic. Isaac, our inspector, did a thorough job, checking every aspect of the new house, down to every individual blind and window. He got under the deck, in the attic (no small feat in this particular house), and everywhere in between. The house is over 6,000 square feet and he was able to check the entire place in three hours. I don't know what other inspectors charge, but we got a discount for being repeat customers. I would definitely recommend them to anyone.
Graham B.
From Angie's List
This is by far the best and most thorough home inspection that I have ever seen. Thank you!!!
Martin M.
From HomeGauge
Did a complete walk through checking everything from the out side of the home, including the foundation to the the exterior of the home. In addition check both levels of the home for electrical, pluming and integrity issues the home had. He explained everything, but reminded us that everything will be on the report. This job was done by a professional who knew what to look for.
David B.
From Angie's List
Excellent job! The inspector kindly explained every single detail.
Joo K.
From HomeGauge
It was a great experience! [Enlighten] was extremely thorough, timely, and took the time to explain everything to me during, and immediately afterward. He kept the spaces neat and clean as he went. He also sent the reports within hours! He provided written and photographic evidence of everything too--which is super helpful for me, as I have no clue what/where most of this stuff is or means. I must say, he was also extremely courteous and respectful!
Holly P.
From Angie's List
[Enlighten] was friendly, professional and calming. He really helped me understand the value of the home I am buying, as well as how to take care of it!
Carissa B.
From Angie's List
[Enlighten] performed the inspection of my new condo. He was very professional, explained everything he was doing in detail, and answered all my questions thoroughly. It was my first home purchase and [Enlighten] reassured me throughout the entire inspection process.
Kiesha M.
From Angie's List
Isaac was so helpful and really did a thorough inspection.
Jaime G.
From HomeGauge
[Enlighten] was very thorough and paid attention to every aspect of the home we want to buy. He not only checked things were working properly but also took the time to teach us about how in our prospective house work. I would strongly encourage home buyers to hire Enlighten Home Inspections.
Marcelo O.
From HomeGauge
AS A REALTOR, YOU WANT A HOME INSPECTOR THAT IS KNOWLEDGEABLE, THOROUGH, EFFICIENT AND CAN EXPLAIN TO BUYERS, ESPECIALLY 1ST TIME HOME BUYERS, THE PROCESS WITHOUT OVERWHELMING THEM. IF THIS IS THE KIND OF HOME INSPECTOR YOU'RE LOOKING FOR THEN I HIGHLY RECOMMEND ENLIGHTEN HOME INSPECTIONS! HAVE BEEN USING THEM FOR A FEW YEARS NOW AND WILL CONTINUE TO USE, AS WELL AS REFER THEM!
Altaf M.
From HomeGauge
Isaac came highly recommended through our realtor and other clients who previously used him; and we can definitely can see why. I gauge a person's work by whether I am left enlightened by an experience -- not only did we learn an abundance of information, I honestly feel that I have a fundamental understanding of the major (and minor) components of our house. Isaac didn't just want to go through the motions of inspecting the home, he felt he had a duty to teach us as well -- without the alarmist attitude. We plan on recommending him to anyone we know looking for a thorough inspector and we intend to use him again when we purchase our next home.
Micaela L.
From HomeGauge
Isaac is terrific - he was on time and incredibly thorough. I feel much more confident about my decision to purchase this property, and we will be able to clearly point out to the developer/seller the few things that need to be fixed.
Deven M.
From HomeGauge
Very thorough and super helpful!
Daniel W.
From HomeGauge
We really appreciated [Enlighten]'s professionalism and thoroughness throughout the entire home inspection. He was explaining all the steps as he went along and carefully checked every little detail. Problems found were documented with pictures and detailed explanations. After completion of the inspection, we received the entire report on the same day. We've accompanied Isaac on two inspections and highly recommend his company to future home buyers.
Sabine A.
From Angie's List
Isaac exemplified professionalism throughout the entire home inspection. I have been through the home inspection process a number of times, and from start to finish Isaac was easily the most thorough, comprehensive and enthusiastic inspector I have ever worked with. I truly felt I had an advocate working for my best interest. Isaac never appeared annoyed or disinterested as I followed him around asking (what had to be) petty questions about the entire process. Isaac took the time to explain his findings, yet had the confidence to explain some questions I asked required a structural engineer/roofer/or professional of another discipline. Knowing I have a complete understanding of the quality of home I am buying, has allowed me to confidently move forward with the process. I am extremely grateful for Isaac's above and beyond effort and would immediately recommend him to anyone going through the home purchasing process. -Flynt R
Flynt R.
From HomeGauge
[Enlighten] was a pleasure to work with - thorough and responsive during the entire process. He was patient with our questions and never condescending, which was refreshing for us first-time home buyers. He provided his electronic report promptly with extensive notes on each item. I would highly recommend Enlighten Home Inspections to anyone in the NoVa area.
AC F.
From Yelp
Thorough, passionate, knowledgeable, friendly, and professional. That is Isaac and his home inspection service/process in 5 words. I cannot recommend him enough due to his commitment to the consumer/homeowner, his approachable nature, his ability to conduct a complete examination of every nook and cranny, and his willingness to explain a house and it's inner workings in digestible detail. Thank you Isaac
Stewart B.
From HomeGauge
Great inspector! Takes time to be thorough & explain everything to the Buyer.
Amanda J.
From HomeGauge
Isaac was absolutely awesome, being in the building industry I knew somethings to look for, but mine were more cosmetic. Isaac took the time to explains things to me, answer all of my questions, & let me know things that were quick, easy and inexpensive fixes, as well as what were major issues. I will def be recommending [Enlighten] to anyone I know who is looking to purchase & needs an inspection.
Ashley S.
From HomeGauge
Isaac, thanks for your professionalism and attention to detail with our home inspection. We also appreciated the time you took to explain things to us during the course of the inspection. We look forward to recommending your services to friends and colleagues in the future.
Donavan A.
From HomeGauge
Isaac was able to do a home inspection for us on short notice, and we're extremely thankful for his time and skill. He performed a thorough home inspection (including a tight squeeze through the attic) and presented us with a detailed report. In addition to the short notice for the inspection, Isaac also turned around the report for us in a flash. We had it in our inboxes, annotated with dozens of photos and notes within two hours. Since we were extremely close to the expiration of our inspection contingency deadline, this was much appreciated. I would hire him to do another inspection without reservation (though hopefully we'll be in our new place for quite some time) and would recommend him to others without reservation.
John B.
From Angie's List
Efficient but thorough with excellent attention to detail.
Gregory T.
From HomeGauge
Very thorough and detailed, without scaring the buyers!
Altaf M.
From HomeGauge
Thorough, professional, friendly--highly recommended.
Stephen L.
From HomeGauge
Very thorough.. Gave great advice. He was a good help during the process and open to being contacted after. I would recommend [Enlighten] anytime.
John O.
From HomeGauge
[Enlighten] did an outstanding, very thorough job on my buyer's home inspection. I will definitely recommend him and use him again!
Anne H.
From HomeGauge
Isaac, it was evident that you are knowledgeable and expressed the ability to communicate in a clear/concise manner. I found the process to be beneficial and extremely comforting, as you took additional time to build rapport with us. I would absolutely recommend you!
Ashley J.
From HomeGauge
He also included general home-ownership advice and practices about home maintenance and appliances. His depth of knowledge was extremely impressive, and we feel very lucky to have had him work with us.
Justin L.
From Angie's List
Issac, He is very thorough with his work and takes his time to fully go through the process. Highly recommended. Anand
Anand T.
From HomeGauge
Isaac is awesome! As a first time home buyer, I knew nothing about anything. He walked me through every valve, button, outlet, etc. in the house. He was meticulous. He is watching out for the buyer and finding every little thing that would require your attention once moving in to a new place. He found little things like doors not latching properly, potential safety concerns, and to some more major issues on the roof. The seller made most of the fixes that were required in response to Isaac's report. Another great feature was the report that Isaac sends after the inspection. It is very easy to access online and has detailed pictures of everything he found. He also included instructions on when I needed to do certain things such as change filters and hoses on appliances. Overall it was a great experience and the whole process made me very confident in my home purchase.
Emily B.
From Angie's List
Isaac couldn't have been more accommodating; he agreed to do a pre-inspection of a house with very little advance notice. He was incredibly friendly and thorough. He not only made sure to walk us through any current and potential future issues, but also helped explain how the mechanics of the house worked. I wouldn't go anywhere else for a home inspection. Thank you, Isaac!
Sarah D.
From Yelp
Isaac was excellent. His inspection was very methodical and thorough; he explained everything as we went along. His report was incredibly helpful in preparing for our home purchase.
Andrew T.
From HomeGauge
Issac was knowledgeable, punctual and very professional. He strongly suggested that we follow him around, allowing him to explain every thing that he was doing. He walked us through the plumbing, electric, HVAC, general interior, and kitchen. We were purchasing a condo, so exterior inspection was not necessary. Afterwards, Issac gave us access to the report through his website, as well as a PDF of the full report. The report included grading of individual features, annotated pictures, descriptions of issues with a severity scale, and suggestions for remedying the issues. He also suggested that if we have any questions, even if they were in the future not related to the report, that we call him and he would attempt to help us or find someone who could.
Overall, we were very impressed by the inspection. Highly recommended.
John W.
From Angie's List
Thank you, Isaac! You did a great job--very thorough and thoughtful. Your price was competitive, and you were very responsive. The report is great and very helpful.
Jessica B.
From HomeGauge
Isaac Kieffer is one of the best inspectors I have had the pleasure working with! And I have been selling real estate for over 27 years! Thank you, Colleen Payne RE/MAX Gateway
Colleen P.
From HomeGauge
Detailed and methodical on site. Superb and easy to follow report in my in-box. Prompt!
Helen D.
From HomeGauge
You are a pleasure to work with - very knowledgeable and so affable. You've empowered us to defend our interests (before settlement) and protect our investment (once we move into our new home.) Thank you!
Philip B.
From HomeGauge
[Enlighten] was very attentive and answered all the questions I had at the time of the inspection. The extremely thorough report came shortly after. It will be a pleasure to do business with him again!!
Diego S.
From HomeGauge
[Enlighten] was very professional, thorough and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend.
Mandy E.
From HomeGauge
Smart, professional, thorough and extremely client focused.
Mohammad M.
From HomeGauge
Very professional and extremely thorough inspector who also provided great guidance on future property maintenance requirements.
MaryAnn H.
From HomeGauge
Isaac is a true professional: honest, hardworking, and happy to educate. I give him my highest recommendation.
Jonathan R.
From HomeGauge
Isaac was contacted by our agent on Saturday, February 9th at 8:00pm and was asked to perform an inspection on our prospective house on Sunday morning at 8:00am. Not surprisingly, no other inspector contacted by our agent was available or willing to get up on a Sunday morning to perform the inspection. Isaac not only agreed to perform the inspection at 8:00am the following morning, he traveled a great distance and cheerfully accommodated our request. This allowed us to review the inspection report well before the Open House was held later that day and it gave us an advantage Isaac's responsiveness, thoroughness and professionalism allowed us to make an informed offer on this house. We now have a signed contract! Thank you Isaac for going above the call of duty and agreeing to perform this inspection on a moment's notice. We will enthusiastically recommend Isaac to anyone who needs a home inspector. I know our agent was also extremely impressed. Best, Peter & Ashley
Peter C.
From HomeGauge
Simply put, Isaac is a no B.S. kind of guy. He works hard, is detailed oriented and customer friendly. More than willing to all me to shadow him during my home's inspection and he showed me everything that he find, no matter how big or small. He went on the roof and crawled under the home into the crawl space. I appreciate Isaac's professionalism, timeliness, and willingness to educate me on my new home.
Geno D.
From HomeGauge
Your extra time and attention to detail is evident in your thorough inspection report. I feel confident my concerns and more were captured. Thank you!!!
Emily J.
Isaac is very professional, on time, takes his time going over everything in great detail and leaves my clients happy that they used him as the home inspector. I myself keep using him time and time again. Thanks so much for being so great!
Jackie I.
Isaac's inspection of our new home was exceptional. He provided a very professional and very informative inspection. He takes you through every step of the process to make sure you know what's going on in your possible new home. His photos and explanations of each issue make it very easy to follow. Our realtor was very impressed and asked for business cards.
Kristin C.
I can't speak highly enough of this very professional and reliable team. [Enlighten] responded immediately and was incredible accommodating to our schedules /tight timeline. Throughout the inspection they were incredibly thorough, documenting extensively with photos. In addition to the report provided, they made sure to take the time and educate both my husband and Ion the home we're purchasing. His expertise (having been a property manager!) was invaluable. I would highly recommend Enlighten to anyone in the DC area.
Kara S.
Isaac was terrific--thorough, precise, meticulous, excellent explanations. Will always try to use him.
Linda W.
Even though I bought my home in 2013, I still refer back to the in-depth inspection report and recommend [Enlighten Home Inspections] to friends.
Amina S.
Thank you for doing such a comprehensive and explanatory home inspection for us on Tuesday.
Katie M.
Thank you for your professional and courteous service. I was extremely impressed with the attention you paid to detail and the patience you demonstrated inspecting the home. Your personable yet professional demeanor provided me with a sense of peace and confidence. Your immediate follow up was much appreciated.
Keturah R.
Isaac was very thorough going through the whole house. He made sure to crawl up into the hard to reach spaces in our attic instead of just doing a visual sweep. He was very methodical and encouraged us to participate so that we could get to know our future home. We highly recommend him and will be referring him to our friends.
Kelly S.
[Enlighten] is a pleasure to work with; personable, thorough, attentive to the client's needs and answers questions in a way that is easy to understand.
James D.
Great Inspector. Very knowledgeable and easy to work with. Highly recommend.
Bryan H.
Isaac's responsiveness, thoroughness and professionalism allowed us to make an informed offer on this house.

We now have a signed contract! Thank you Isaac for going above the call of duty and agreeing to perform this inspections on a moment's notice. We will enthusiastically recommend Isaac to anyone who needs a home inspector. I know our agent was also extremely impressed. 
W.C.
Isaac works hard, is detail-oriented and customer-friendly. He was more than willing to let me shadow him during my home's inspection and showed me everything that he found, no matter how big or small. He went onto the roof and crawled under the home into the crawl space. I appreciated Isaac's professionalism, timeliness, and willingness to educate me on my new home.
G.D.
Your knowledge, thoroughness, and informational approach was refreshing. We are very grateful.
Amanda C.