Who is qualified to perform a home inspection?
There is no one background that fully trains an inspector for all the different conditions that may exist in a home. Regardless of their technical background or licensing, all home inspectors should be formally trained to perform a home inspection by one of four New Jersey State accredited schools, thus insuring their knowledge of the home inspection process. Make sure the inspector has access to on-going technical support and offers you post-inspection advice if needed.
Q. Does Aggressive Inspections
provide an expense analysis (break down of costs to fix
No.. We do not perform an expense analysis in our inspection report. This would be a great tool to provide our clients. They would be able to negotiate price with the seller to fix the discovered issues. There are some companies that offer this. But be aware of any wording like “estimated” because their expense analysis is a good guess at its best and “estimated” releases them of any liability if they are wrong. Aggressive Inspections will provide our clients with estimated costs as we are performing the inspection but the only true way to known what costs you will incur is to have a qualified expert look at the work.
has problems now what do I do?
Not even a new home is perfect. If problems are identified, it doesn't necessarily mean you shouldn't buy, only that you will know in advance what to expect. A seller may adjust the purchase price or contract terms if major problems are found. If your budget is tight, or if you don't wish to become involved in future repair work, this information will be extremely important to you.
types of homes do you inspect?
We inspect one and two family homes, multiple family homes, homes of all sizes: Co-ops, Condos and apartments and commercial.
What is the Pre-Inspection Agreement?
The Pre-Inspection Agreement explains the services and limitations of a home inspector. All clients must sign the agreement prior to each inspection.
What is a home
A home inspection is an objective visual examination of a structure by a home inspector. Having a home inspected is like having a physician giving a physical check-up. If problems or symptoms are found, the inspector may recommend further evaluation.
included in a home inspection?
You will receive a printed report. Our report (see Aggressive Inspections sample report) will review the condition of the home's heating system, central air conditioning system (temperature permitting), plumbing and electrical systems; the roof, attic, and insulation; walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors; the foundation, basement, and all other visible and accessible areas of the building.
does it take an inspector to do an inspection
The average 1 family house inspection takes 2.5 - 3.5 hours. This is all dependant on the size of the property and ease of movement throughout the building. And information provided by the inspector.
How do I
schedule an home inspection?
You can call (973 715-9375) today for an inspection as early as tomorrow. Home inspections need to be preformed prior to sunset. Regular business hours are weekdays and weekends from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
I have to be at the home inspection?
It is preferred. Make every effort to attend and ask questions during the inspection of your inspector. Although it is not necessary for you to be present for the inspection, it is strongly recommended. You will be able to observe the inspector and ask questions directly. You will also find the printed report easier to understand if you've seen the property first-hand with the inspector.
Why do I need
a home inspection?
A home is probably the largest single investment you will ever make. You should learn as much as you can about the condition of the property before you buy it from your inspector. After the inspection, you will have a much clearer understanding of the property you are about to purchase.
I get my report?
We recognize that our clients have the need to be provided with their inspection immediately. Aggressive Inspections can accommodate this request through technology. But we strongly recommend not going this route. Carpenters have a saying "measure twice cut once". We want to provide our clients with the most accurate information we can. Like the carpenter we believe in reviewing the report twice. We guarantee to have the report to you within 24 hours.
Can a house
fail an home inspection?
No... The home inspection is an examination of the current condition of your prospective home. It is not an appraisal, which determines market value, or a municipal inspection, which verifies local code compliance. The home inspector will describe its visible physical condition and indicate what may need repair or replacement.
What do you know about radon in granite countertops
Does the EPA believe that there's radon in granite countertops? (Excerpt taken from the EPA Website - www.epa.gov)
"Granite is a natural mineral formed by earth's geology. It is mined and used to produce commercial products such as countertops. It is possible for any granite sample to contain varying concentrations of uranium that can produce radon gas. Some granite used in countertops may contribute variably to indoor radon levels. However, EPA has no reliable data to conclude that types of granite used in countertops are significantly increasing indoor radon levels."
"At this time, we do not have adequate data to determine the radiation risk to people from granite countertops. EPA will continue to monitor and analyze the research on this issue."
What does a home
inspector do ?
Definitions of a home inspector from the web.
· A home inspection is a non-invasive examination of the condition of a home, often in connection with the sale of that home.
· A person who carries out the home inspection of a dwelling before it is sold.
· A professional who evaluates the structural soundness and operating systems of a residence.
· A person who offers a service of making a physical inspection of homes. Qualifications may vary.
· An individual who has a broad general background and understanding relating to basic house construction, common house problems and methods for their correction.
· Any person who examines any component of a building, through visual means and through normal user controls, without the use of mathematical sciences.
A home inspector is a person who is not an expert in any system or field. A home inspector is a generalist. Who is trained to identify visual problems. A home inspector Does Not do code inspections.
A home inspector gives the
client an impartial, physical evaluation of
the overall condition of the home and items
that need to be repaired or replaced. The
inspector and the inspection gives a
detailed report on the condition of the
structural components, exterior, roofing,
plumbing, electrical, heating, insulation
and ventilation, air conditioning, and