Are you a licensed to perform home inspections?
I am licensed through the State of NJ and I am a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI).
What is a home inspection?
An objective visual inspection of the physical structure and main systems of a home from the roof to the foundation.
Can I do the inspection myself?
Even the most experienced homeowner lacks the knowledge and expertise of a professional home inspector who has inspected thousands of home. I am familiar with many elements of home construction, their proper installation and maintenance. I understand how the home's systems and components are intended to function together, as well as how and why they fail.
Can a house fail inspection?
No. A professional inspection is an exam of the current conditions of the home. A home inspector will not pass or fail a house, but rather describe the physical condition and indicate what may need repair or replacement.
Do I have to be there?
It is highly recommended that you attend the inspection. You will be able to observe, ask questions and learn about the conditions of your house. The written report will be easier to understand if you are present at the inspection. You are spending a significant amount of money. If defects are present, we can discuss them and you will have better understanding.
What if the report reveals problems?
No house is perfect. If the inspection identities problems, it doesn't necessarily mean you shouldn't buy the house, but you will know in advance what to expect and make a more informed decision.
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