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THE HOME INSPECTION

CLIENTS, REALTORS, AND ATTORNEYS, CONSIDER OUR HOME INSPECTION AND REPORT TO BE AMONG THE FINEST IN THE INDUSTRY.

  • YOUR HOME INSPECTION CONTINUES UNTIL YOU ARE 100% SATISFIED
  • Our Home Inspections are comprehensive and thorough - your home is inspected: Top-to-Bottom, Room-by-Room, and includes all major systems.
  • We incorporate our engineering and construction expertise into an educational experience to include: maintenance tips, replacement cost estimates, construction advice, and most importantly, solutions to any issues encountered.
  • We include a free carbon monoxide test with every inspection.
  • We carry 20 - 28 foot ladders for a thorough roof inspection.
  • We carry state-of-the-art equipment for accurate and reliable analysis.
  • We encourage you to attend the inspection and to ask questions regarding any system or component in the home.

Home Inspector New Jersey Home Inspection | Home Inspector | Hunterdon County NJ | Somerset County NJ | Middlesex County NJ SYSTEMS AND COMPONENTS INSPECTED INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

  • STRUCTURAL
  • EXTERIOR
  • ROOFING SYSTEM
  • PLUMBING SYSTEM
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • HEATING SYSTEM
  • COOLING SYSTEM
  • INTERIOR COMPONENTS
  • INSULATION AND VENTILATION
  • FIREPLACES AND SOLID FUEL BURNING APPLIANCES

STRUCTURAL

  • Foundation construction type and material
  • Floor construction type and material
  • Wall construction type and material
  • Ceiling construction type and material
  • Roof construction type and material
  • Probe structural components where deterioration is suspected unless such probing would damage any finished surface
  • Inspect under- floor crawl spaces and attics

EXTERIOR

  • Exterior surfaces
  • Exterior doors and windows
  • Decks, balconies, stoops, steps, porches, and their railings
  • Vegetation, grading, drainage, and retaining walls with respect to their immediate detrimental effect on the condition of the residential building
  • Walkways, patios, and driveways
  • Garage doors including automatic door openers and entrapment protection mechanisms
  • Exterior wall surface type and material

ROOF

  • Roofing surface
  • Roof drainage systems
  • Flashing
  • Skylights
  • Exterior of chimneys

PLUMBING SYSTEM

  • Interior water supply and distribution systems including functional water flow and functional drainage
  • All interior fixtures and faucets
  • Drain, waste and vent systems
  • Domestic water heating systems
  • Combustion vent systems excluding interiors of flues and chimneys
  • Fuel distribution systems
  • Drainage sumps, sump pumps and related piping
  • Water heating equipment including energy sources

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

  • Service entrance system
  • Main disconnects, main panel and sub panels, including interior components of main panel and sub panels
  • Service grounding
  • Wiring
  • Over-current protection devices and the compatibility of their ampacity with that of the connected wiring
  • lighting fixtures, switches, and receptacles per room and exterior installed lighting fixtures, switches, and receptacles per side of house
  • Ground fault circuit interrupters, Arc fault circuit interrupters 
  • Amperage and voltage rating of the service
  • Location of main disconnect, main panels, and sub-panels
  • Type of over-current protection devices
  • Predominant type of wiring
  • Presence of knob and tube branch circuit wiring
  • Presence of solid conductor aluminum branch circuit wiring

HEATING SYSTEM

  • Installed heating equipment and energy sources
  • Combustion vent systems and chimneys, excluding interiors of flues or chimneys
  • Fuel storage tanks, excluding propane and underground storage tanks
  • Visible and accessible portions of the heat exchanger
  • Heating equipment and distribution type
  • Energy sources

COOLING SYSTEM

  • Central cooling system
  • Permanently installed hard-wired, through-wall individual cooling systems
  • Energy sources
  • Cooling equipment and distribution type
  • Energy sources

INTERIOR

  • Walls, ceilings, and floors excluding paint, wallpaper and other finish treatments, carpeting and other non-permanent floor coverings
  • Steps, stairways, and railings
  • Installed kitchen wall cabinets to determine if secure
  • Interior doors and windows
  • Household appliances
  • The kitchen range and oven to determine operation of burners or heating elements excluding microwave ovens and the operation of self-cleaning cycles and appliance timers and thermostats
  • Dishwasher to determine water supply and drainage
  • Garbage disposer
  • Kitchen and Bathroom ventilation

INSULATION AND VENTILATION

  • Insulation in unfinished spaces without disturbing insulation
  • Ventilation of attics and crawlspaces
  • Mechanical ventilation systems
  • Insulation in unfinished spaces adjacent to heated areas
  • Evidence of inadequate attic and crawlspace ventilation

FIREPLACES AND SOLID FUEL BURNING APPLIANCES

  • Fireplaces and solid fuel burning appliances
  • Chimneys and combustion vents excluding interiors of flues and chimneys
  • Type of fireplaces and/or solid fuel burning appliances;
  • Energy source
  • Visible evidence of draft characteristics, and more. 

If you have a question regarding any system or component not covered above, please contact us.

 

 

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