Looking to sell your home?
PRE-SALE INSPECTION: Anyone selling their home should get a pre-sale inspection. Getting one before listing your property puts you ahead of the game by addressing any deficiencies in the home before potential buyers find them. Knowing what repairs to make helps increase the value of your home and ensures your home is on the market for the least amount of time.
LOOKING TO BUY A HOME?
PRE-PURCHASE INSPECTION: Getting a pre-purchase inspection is just smart. It reduces the risk of unexpected and costly surprises and helps you feel completely comfortable with your home purchase decision. In fact, many clients have saved thousands of dollars during renegotiations based on report findings, while others have avoided purchasing a “money pit”. You will want to know that the home you are considering is safe and sound, avoiding any unwelcome and costly surprises. Hiring an unbiased third party inspector ensures that the home inspection does what it’s meant to do – protect you, the home owner. Knowing the property’s condition will help you make an informed investment decision either to buy, buy with repair conditions on the seller, or keep looking.
BUILDING A NEW HOME?
NEW CONSTRUCTION/PROGRESS INSPECTION: Even new homes can, and often do, have defects. These can be due to substandard construction methods, poor workmanship, cost-cutting, or items which have simply been overlooked, despite the builder’s best intentions. Sometimes builders and/or city building department inspectors fail to catch everything. A new home deficiency inspection can make the difference between happy home ownership and unpleasant surprises.
Have A BUILDERS WARRANTY?
BUILDERS WARRANTY INSPECTION: Most builders offer a one-year warranty on the materials and workmanship of the home. Near the end of the warranty we can assist with a final “punch-list” of items to present to the contractor.
WANT TO KNOW THE CONDITION OF YOUR HOUSE?
MAINTENANCE INSPECTION: A maintenance inspection is essentially the same as a standard home inspection, but the inspection is done for the current owner. Think of a maintenance inspection as check-up visit to the doctor or dentist that need only happen every five years or so. A maintenance inspection will help to prioritize a home improvement list, and find out about small problems before they turn into big ones. In some cases, a maintenance inspection will reveal that what was thought to be a small problem has already turned into a big one. A maintenance inspection also gives homeowners a chance to have a professional home inspector answer questions with a completely unbiased viewpoint. The home inspector isn’t there to sell anything. We’re just there to give unbiased, accurate information. (Perfect for future renovations)
NEED A CONDO OR TOWNHOUSE INSPECTION?
CONDOMINIUM INSPECTION: When buying a condominium, you’re buying a small component of a large building. Condominium Inspections help protect your interests and your investment. A Condominium Inspection is a comprehensive evaluation of the building systems and components within a condominium unit. Common elements are not included in the inspection since they are covered by the technical audit performed by the condominium corporation and are a shared responsibility among all unit owners. The inspection includes major appliances as well as maintenance and service issues for the unit. The inspection and written report provide the critical information needed to make an informed decision.
RADON GAS TESTING.
Radon gas is a colorless, odorless, tasteless radioactive gas that’s formed during the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water. Radon exits the ground and can seep into your home through cracks and holes in the foundation. Radon gas can also contaminate well water. Health officials have determined that radon gas is a carcinogen that can cause lung cancer. Studies show that radon is more of a risk to smokers, but non-smokers have a slightly elevated chance of developing lung cancer when radon levels in the home are high. The only way to find out if your house contains radon gas is to perform radon tests.
WATER QUALITY TESTING.
Although your drinking water may look and taste good, it may contain harmful contaminants. While some levels are considered safe, others may be capable of causing a wide array of health issues. For this reason, it is important to know the amount and types of impurities that are in your drinking water. Water quality is determined by the amount of contaminants in your drinking water. If your levels are within an acceptable range, the water is considered safe to drink. If your levels are not within an acceptable range, you should not drink the water.
WHATS INCLUDED IN A HOME INSPECTION?
We inspect the structure, systems and components of the home, inside and out, from the foundation to the roof, using the latest tools and technology. We encourage you to attend your inspection so that we can describe our process, explain our findings, point out important maintenance items, and answer all of your questions.
As a New York State-licensed Certified Professional Inspector® trained by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI), we adhere to a comprehensive Residential Standards of Practice. This means that we will inspect all of the following, when visible and accessible:
- BASEMENT, FOUNDATION, CRAWLSPACE & STRUCTURE
- ATTICT, INSULATION & VENTILATION
- INTERIOR, DOORS & WINDOWS
Following our evaluation, we will compile our findings in an easy-to-read report, which will include detailed descriptions and high-resolution digital photos of any issues we’ve discovered. We will usually email you your report within 24 hours, and our job isn’t finished until you understand everything in it.