Buyers Home Inspection

A home inspection is a visual examination of the home’s major structure, systems, and components that are visible and safely accessible.

The goal of this inspection and report is to put you in a better position to make an informed real estate decision. This report is a general guide and provides you with some objective information to help you make your own evaluation of the overall condition of the home and is not intended to reflect the value of the property or to make any representation as to the advisability of purchase.

We will provide you with a written report, which may include photos and/or recommendations, of our findings of the inspection. With the inspection report in hand, you’ll know what repairs are needed and what should be addressed in the near future. You can then determine how best to proceed. A home inspection is not meant to halt a home sale, but rather to help buyers and sellers reach a fair agreement by providing an impartial evaluation of the home’s condition.

As an InterNACHI Certified Professional Inspector® and New Jersey State Licensed Home Inspector, I adhere to the strictest Standards of Practice set forth by the State of New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs which are based on the standards of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI).

The following items and components are inspected when visible and accessible

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Grounds

The grading, driveway, retaining walls and walkways with respect to their affect on the structure, decks, and stairs, patios, vegetation’s affect on the structure, carport areas, etc.

Roof

The condition of the roof covering, visible flashings, roof protrusions (including plumbing stack vents, gas vents, service mast, etc), skylights, chimney, gutterin, and downspouts.

Exterior

The condition of the wall cladding, windows, doors, soffit and fascia.

Kitchen Appliances

Range, cooktop, disposal unit, dishwasher, mounted microwave, trash compactor, etc.

Interior Areas

The condition and operation of a representative number of doors and windows, fireplaces, stairs, and wall floor and ceiling surfaces.

Attached Garage

Including the operation of the garage door, opener, and related safety features.

Heating / Cooling

Visual condition of the Condensing unit or AC unit, Furnace or Interior air handling unit, thermostat, filters, ductwork, registers, and operation of the system in heating and cooling modes (weather permitting).

Electrical System

The service entry, reporting of amperage and volts, main and distribution panels, representative number of receptacles, presence and testing of GFCI and AFCI, visible wiring, doorbell, smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, ceiling fans, lights, switches, etc.

Plumbing System

Shut off valve location and condition, pressure reducing valve, water distribution pipes, drain waste and vent lines, fixtures and faucets, water heater, water pressure, spigots, etc.

Attic

Access location and condition, insulation level, ventilation, roof structure and related framing, etc.

Foundation

Floor structure and related framing, piers, and columns, foundation walls, signs of moisture intrusion, insulation, ventilation, etc.