Licensed in the State of New Jersey as a Home Inspector: 24GI00120900
Licensed in the State of New Jersey as a Radon Measurement Technician: MET13114
Member of ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors)
Member of Garden State ASHI (New Jersey)
A Home Inspection is a non-invasive detailed look into a home. The inspection is a snapshot in time. Meaning this is what the inspector saw on that particular day and time.
We give you a tour and educate you on the status of the home and tips to take care of it for a long time.
We are here to put your mind at ease. We will worry about the inspection.
The inspector will test and evaluate different systems and components within the home.
The home inspection is performed following the State of New Jersey Regulations (N.J.A.C. 13:40-15.16 (c)).
We will perform a nondestructive inspection of the following:
This is a partial list. A more detailed list of what is inspected and not inspected is available at State of New Jersey Regulations
This is the standard home inspection when purchasing a house. It comes with a detailed narrative report with pictures, radon test, and termite inspection.
Note that our Termite Inspection are performed by either:
Ar-Dean Termite and Pest Control http://www.ardeanpest.com/
Terminite Pest Control http://www.terminitepestcontrol.com/
When your are getting ready to sell your house. It gives an informal look into what a home inspector is typically looking at during a standard inspection.
Analysis done by EMSL Analytical
Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Now that I have your attention,
Radon is a natural decay of uranium found in nearly all types of soil . It has different concentrations all over New Jersey. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends that everyone get their home tested. A simple test can let you know what the levels are in your home. If they are high, they can be reduced through mitigation companies. This is not mandatory, but is strongly recommended. If you have questions, there is really good information linked below.
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Radiation, Protection & Release Protection Program
New Jersey Radon Zone Map http://www.state.nj.us/dep/rpp/radon/radonmap.htm
Absolutely! I want you there. I can answer your questions.This will also help in understanding the workings of the home.
This is the time to form questions that you might have about the house and inspection. If you have questions about the inspection process call or me.
The home inspection can take 2.5 hours or longer. It depends on the size of the home and buildings being inspected. We do not want to rush through the inspection. It is a marathon as compared to a sprint. We take our time and explain what we see to you. We want you to understand the house and where the important things are located.
No. That is your decision. I will give you a fair evaluation of the house. If you have questions, I would ask your realtor. They are better equipped to help you with that determination.
The report will tell you what was inspected, along with any exceptions, during the inspection. The report will also offer recommendations for the house along with any safety concerns. I take a lot of pictures. If there is a concern it will be shown and highlighted in the report. The report will only be released to you. If you give consent for some other entity to view the report it will be noted.
For your protection you should always use a New Jersey Licensed Home Inspector. Click below to check if your Home Inspector is licensed in New Jersey.
No. A home inspector determines the condition of a structure. An appraiser determines the value of a property.
1. Where is the fuel shut-off valve/switch?
2. Where is the water shut-off valve?
3. Where is the electrical power disconnect (circuit breaker or fuse box)?
4. What to do when the smoke alarm goes off?
5. What to do when the carbon monoxide (CO) detector goes off?
6. What numbers to call when any of these instances occur?
A maintenance plan can not prevent all problems. It can help find and detect small problems before they become larger problems. These lists are far from all-inclusive. They are a guide to help you setup a home maintenance plan.
WARNING: These tips are reference only. Follow manufacturers recommended maintenance schedules (where applicable). When service is recommended, use recommended service professionals. These tips are not all-encompassing. Be extremely careful when checking for wear or damage.
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