We inspect your home from foundation to attic and inspect both the visible structures, as well as underlying accessible areas. We also inspect the home’s components and systems. A general home inspection includes the following:
- Basement or crawlspaces
- Insulation and ventilation
- Structural components
- HVAC system
- Home exterior
- Plumbing system
- Electrical system
While mold may have a vital role to play with regards to the environment, it doesn’t belong in your home. Mold belongs outside and a mold inspection will help ensure it stays that way. Mold emits tiny, invisible spores when it reproduces. It floats through the air, inside and outside. Inside, it lands on wet surfaces and begins to create a colony.
A home inspection can locate the source(s) of moisture within your home that is allowing mold to colonize. There are several tests we can carry out on samples that we collect throughout your home. It’s also possible to complete an air sample that will alert us to mold spores in the air. We send those samples to a lab to analyze the spores and determine the levels in your home. We also complete a control test outside the home to compare results. If there is visible mold in your home, then we will collect a sample of it for further analysis.
The key part of this inspection is to find the moisture source to prevent mold growth.
When it comes to selling your home, there is nothing more frustrating than problems cropping up upon inspection. It can cause renegotiations, an escrow delay or jeopardize the sale entirely. When you list your house, you want to know there are no surprises. A pre-sale inspection takes care of that. A pre-inspection will place you in a better position to negotiate both on the home you’re selling and the home you’re purchasing, too.
There is always the possibility that a home has underlying issues despite looking great. Many problems occur over time and when they go unnoticed it can create serious problems.
The benefit of a pre-sale inspection is that it allows you to set your price realistically, it allows you to make repairs before listing, and you get an insight into how third-parties view your home. You can rest easy knowing that defects aren’t going to create stumbling blocks in the negotiation process.
A home purchase is the largest investment you will make in your lifetime. A pre-purchase inspection is a must. It’s vital that you know exactly what you’re getting into. It could potentially prevent you from making a purchase you regret. No one wants to purchase a money pit. Upon completion of a pre-purchase inspection, you will be provided with photos, a summary of detected defects, as well as recommendations on how you can deal with those issues.
A pre-purchase inspection inspects every interior and exterior crevice of a home. The inspection includes:
- Underneath the floorboards
- Pipes, gutters, and frames
- Sheds and outhouses
- Vents and ceilings
- Fencing and land
We also inspect carpeting, tiles, decking, storage areas, exterior steps and stairs, walkways, driveways, and more.
Pests present a unique danger to homes. They can damage the structural integrity of your home and heavily impact its value. Termites are a problem throughout New Jersey and it’s not uncommon for them to turn wood siding to dust.
No one wants to discover pests in their homes. An inspection is vital before you purchase a home. We will provide a full reckoning of pest problems, current, past, and potential for future issues. Our inspection report will break down any presence of pests as well as the damage previous issues have created. This includes termites, insects, and vermin.
The inspection covers the following:
- Interior and exterior
- Sheds or outhouses
- Retaining walls
- Steps and stairs
- Flooring, beams, and decking
- Trees in the surrounding area
- Walkways and driveways
If there are any infestations, we will provide you with photographic evidence and details about the issue.
Check-Up: End of Warranty
If you are approaching the end of your warranty period, a check-up inspection is a good idea. You want to be protected from a heavy financial burden, and an inspection will ensure that any undetected issues can be taken care of before it’s too late. Many people fall into the trap of believing that since their home is new, everything is a-okay. The truth is, many builders overlook the small details in a rush to get the job done. This could be a small issue that creates a much larger problem. An end of warranty check-up protects you.