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what is inspected AT HOME INSPECTION

Properties External Walls
Gates / Fencing / Surface Drainage
Exterior Stairways and Skylights
Integrity of Retaining Walls
Outdoor Structures
Decks / Balconies
Roof Area: Tiles, Fascia’s and Guttering
Sub-Floor Area
Patios & Driveways and paths
Investigate for cracks and /or movement or structural deterioration (concrete pavers) etc.
And many other items of interest.
ATTICS
PLUMBING AND FIXTURES
INTERIOR STRUCTURES
Floors and ceilings, walls, stairs (if applicable) and banisters, finishes, sinks, cabinets, shelving, smoke detectors and safety-related items, and other visible interior-related components.
HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEMS
BASEMENTS, CRAWL SPACES, AND FOUNDATION
GARAGES
DECKS AND PORCHES
ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
Service entry and clearances, service panel, switches and outlets, visible wiring and junction boxes, grounding system, and other related electrical components.
FIREPLACES
OVERALL STRUCTURE

Home inspection services include a detailed investigation of the roof, attic, exterior, structure, interior, windows and doors, plumbing, electrical, heating and cooling.  You home inspector is looking to ensure there are no defects and will use specialized tools to detect problems not easily seen with the human eye.  Not all home inspections cover the same things, and some states may have their own legal requirements.  In New Jersey, all standards of practice are adhered to, giving you a full and complete home inspection.

Absolutely! We want you to make the most of your home inspection.  We encourage you to follow along and ask questions. This is the best way to gain an understanding of your home and its condition.  We will point out any problems but also show you the good features of your home and provide maintenance tips to keep your home in top condition.

Home inspection Frequently asked questions
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General Questions

A home inspection is like a physical check-up.  It is an objective visual examination of the physical structure, electrical and mechanical systems as well as the interior and exterior finishes of your home.  A home inspection will essentially tell you the health of your home.  Your home inspector will provide you with information regarding repairs and any defects with your home, as well as provide guidance for repairs and maintenance. 

A home inspection is a vital part of buying a home. Purchasing a home is a significant investment, one that requires each buyer to do their due diligence. A home inspection will provide you information on the condition of your home so you can avoid making a poor investment that drains your income and leaves you unhappy.  Using a qualified inspector is the best way to achieve this. They offer an unbiased, third party and objective perspective of your home and will be able to identify issues only an experienced professional will see.

There are a few scenarios where a home inspection should be completed:

          Pre-listing inspection (a.k.a sellers inspection)

Having a home inspection completed prior to putting it on the market allows the homeowner to address and correct any issues before listing.  This will mitigate any future issues and can minimize negotiations once an offer on your home is submitted.

          Pre-purchase inspection (a.k.a buyers inspection)

Having a home inspection completed prior to purchasing a home reduces the possible impact of encountering any unknown issues with that home that could potentially cost you tens of thousands of dollars down the road.  Knowing the details before you purchase mitigates risk.

          Maintenance inspection

To keep your home in optimal condition, a maintenance inspection should be completed once every 3 to 5 years.  You will receive the same comprehensive and detailed inspection which will allow you to conduct repairs on areas that may be deteriorating.  Identifying these problems early, will save you money and prevent further damage.

          New Home Inspection

 

Having a home inspector with you when doing a walk-through with a builder will help identify issues and deficiencies which will be covered by your new home warranty. 

Home inspection services include a detailed investigation of the roof, attic, exterior, structure, interior, windows and doors, plumbing, electrical, heating and cooling.  You home inspector is looking to ensure there are no defects and will use specialized tools to detect problems not easily seen with the human eye.  Not all home inspections cover the same things, and some states may have their own legal requirements.  In New Jersey, all standards of practice are adhered to, giving you a full and complete home inspection.

Absolutely! We want you to make the most of your home inspection.  We encourage you to follow along and ask questions. This is the best way to gain an understanding of your home and its condition.  We will point out any problems but also show you the good features of your home and provide maintenance tips to keep your home in top condition.

Home inspection Frequently asked questions
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conditions

Don’t worry about remembering every detail from the home inspection – it’s a lot to take in.  Following the home inspection, we will provide you with an inspection report listing the defects and providing you with information on your property.

A home inspector does not pass or fail a house, rather tells you the present condition and what needs to be repaired or maintained in the future. This information is then used to match the information you had when you made your offer.  With new information, you then decide whether to proceed with the purchase as is, renegotiate, or look for another home.  A home inspection empowers the buyer to make the best decision regarding their investment but does not appraise the home.

No house is perfect. If the home inspector identifies a problem, it doesn’t mean the house isn’t worth purchasing and may simply need repairs. Your home inspector will take the time to go over any concerns you have and explain your options.  After identifying any problems, a seller may adjust the price or terms of the sale.

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report & HOME inspection cost

We understand that time is of the essence during the home buying process and will provide you with your detailed home inspection report within 1 – 2 days of the inspection.  If you also had a radon test, these results take up to 5 business days.  Your inspection report will be emailed to you as soon as it is ready.

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We welcome your questions at any time throughout the home inspection processes.  Our job at inspection isn’t complete until we have answered all your questions and you feel educated on your home. House Expert Home Inspection LLC will be glad to explain every question during the inspection and after anytime.

The cost of the home inspection depends on the size of the property and if any additional services are requested. Your home inspection includes a thorough inspection as well as a detailed report.   To receive a quote for your home, call us at (201) 877-2715 send us an email at houseinspectionexper@ gmail.com.

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We would therefore always recommend a precise home Inspection prior to purchase.

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