Offers complete home buyer and home seller inspection services in Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan.
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Your Home Inspection Will Include Structure and Foundation: certainly one of the most important aspects of any inspection is to make sure that the premises are not revealing any significant indications of structural and or foundation failure. Clearly this type of issue is one which you would want to be informed about prior to purchase.
Plumbing: Our comprehensive plumbing inspection will cover everything that you would expect and more. We will inspect and report on issues with regard to water pressure, slow drains, active leaks, corrosion of supply and waste lines, plumbing related flooding, evidence of sewer backups and even comment and report of the actual condition and types of plumbing in place when we feel the information provided will be relevant.
Termites: While a termite inspection is not required of a home inspector by law, it only makes sense that if we are to be relied on for valuable insight about any subject property, that we also provide and conduct a termite inspection at no additional charge. We carry a separate license / credential to make this available for all of our clients to ensure true peace of mind that you are getting a seriously thorough home inspection.
Heating: Whether it is central heating or a boiler, it is our duty to evaluate and report on the systems. We always try to obtain additional data such as the age of the equipment and lend our opinion as to the potential remaining life expectancy. In season, and provided required utilities are operational, we will always attempt to obtain a working demonstration of these systems as well.
Air Conditioning: Central air conditioning systems are always checked in season as well. We will assess existing components and attempt to obtain a working demonstration of the units. An attempt to determine age and remaining life expectancy is always part of our assessment.
General Interior: The interior of the home or building will be evaluated for all of the basics as well. These items can include walls, ceilings, flooring, stairways, windows, doors, workmanship (new constructions), and more.
General Exterior: The exterior inspection will include inspecting of all public walkways, driveways, parking lots, grounds, grading of the land, porches, balconies, decks, stairways, the exterior finish on the structure, visibly accessible lentils at window / doors, and even fencing and trees to an extent.
Roofing: Pitched roofing is normally examined from the interior underside, ground level, additions, windows, and any angle where we can ascertain the condition, installation and wear / tear on the surface. Flat roofing is typically examined from the surface level as long as there is a safe egress onto the roof such as a vented skylight, roof hatch door or one story access.
Attic: With structures containing accessible attic space, we will get an additional look under the roofing material, we will be able to observe how well the top level ceiling is insulated, we can search for fire damage, we may spot vermin such as squirrels and or racoons, we will alert you of suspicion of mold, we will inspect and HVAC equipment as well as plumbing components such as the main plumbing system vents.
Environmental: Throughout the inspection you can rest assured that we will also be raising red flags where applicable with regard to visible and suspected asbestos containing materials… this can be spotted in flooring, as insulation on heating pipes, as siding on the exterior of the structure, in very old roofing materials and other items as well. Additionally, we will advise you of suspected presence of lead based paint hazards and visible mold or conditions conducive to mold growth.