Residential Home Inspection
What is a home inspection all about anyway?
A home is the biggest purchase you'll ever make, so it's important to understand the condition of your investment. Our Residential Home Inspection Service provides you with a thorough inspection you expect with a report you can rely on to make a confident decision.
A comprehensive home inspection report isn't only for clients purchasing a new home, but for sellers as well! A Move-In Certified Seller's Inspection alerts you to any defects or problems that you can address before prospective buyers discover them. Avoid 11th hour negotiations or delays and justify your full asking price by having your home inspected now!
As a licensed New Jersey Home Inspector and a Certified Professional Inspector trained by Internachi, our inspections adhere to a comprehensive standards of practice. This means the following areas of the home will be inspected:
Lots and Grounds
Attic, Ventilation, and Insulation
Porch & Deck
Basement / Crawlspace
Built in Appliances, Ceilings, Floor, Walls, Windows, Doors
Using the Newest Industry Tech at Every Inspection
We incorporate the latest tools and technology into our inspection process at no additional cost to you! Other companies may nickel and dime you but we believe only by using all of our available resources can we truly provide our clients with a comprehensive understanding of their home both inside and out.
Our Inspectors utilize drones, thermal imaging cameras, digital thermometers, GFCI receptacle testers, digital moisture meters, cloud based inspection software and more!
Wood Destroying Insect (WDI) Inspection
Wood-destroying insects (WDI) and other organisms can cause serious problems in the structural components of a home, and may go undetected for a long period of time. Wood constructed homes are not the only structures threatened by WDI activity because these insects are capable of traversing through plaster, metal siding and more. WDI then feed on cabinets, floors, ceilings and wooden furniture within these homes.
It is highly recommended that a WDI Inspection, completed by a certified Inspector, is included before every home purchase. As a part of our certified WDI inspection, you will receive two things. First you will receive a completed form NPMA33, a legal document required amongst many lenders, which describes the findings, if any, so that it may be used in negotiations of the sale.
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Secondly, you will be provided details regarding any existing damage or signs of infestation and target areas of the home that are predisposed to the likelihood of future infestations. Typical areas of concern will include open access points in the foundation of the house, exterior surfaces in contact with vegetation, below grade areas such as a basement, exposed vulnerable wood components, and areas within the home that demonstrate significant amounts of moisture.
Mold and Air Quality Inspection
Why Should you test for mold? Mold can grow as quickly as 24 hours when the conditions are right. When moisture is added to any dark, warm environment commonly found throughout a home, mold can thrive. These ares are often not visible.
Moisture from humidity, leaks, condensation, poor ventilation, wet clothes, flooding, and damp basements all contribute to mold formation. Common areas mold is found in a home include walls, ceilings, windows, floors, furniture, insulation, air ducts, clothes, and basements.
Mold in a home can lead to allergic and irritant symptoms similar to the common cold or hay fever, toxic symptoms such as internal bleeding, mental impairment, cancer and even death, or infections that can grow in the sinuses, skin, or digestive system.
Not all mold is toxic however. Mold testing can tell you if you have a mold problem in your home. Mold tests can also help you find hidden mold, measure your indoor air quality and identify what species of mold is in your home. There are different methods used to test for mold.
Air Testing for Mold
Air sampling tests the concentration of mold spores in your home's air. Samples are taken from the air and are later examined under a microscope.
Air tests can tell you if you have a mold problem even if you cannot find the mold growth. However the amount of mold spores in the air can change drastically in a small amount of time, giving varying results at different times.
Surface Testing for Mold
Surface testing takes samples from household surfaces to find the amount of mold growth and spores deposited around the home. Samples are collected by swabbing, tape lifting or other methods. The sample is then examined in a laboratory.
Like with air testing the results can vary because mold growth and spores aren't spread evenly across surfaces in the home and can change over time. Unlike air testing though, surface tests can't identify the exact concentration of mold spores in the air.
Bulk Testing for Mold
Bulk testing involves collecting pieces of material from the home. The material is then taken to a laboratory where mold particles on the material can then be examined under a microscope. Bulk tests can tell you if you have a mold problem and give you an idea of the concentration of mold particles in your home.
As certified mold inspectors, we do not provide services to correct mold issues, therefore you can be sure our reports are objective and always in your best interest.
What is radon and why should I test?
Radon is a radioactive gas. It comes from the natural decay of uranium that is found in nearly all soils. It typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Your home traps radon inside, where it can build up. Any home may have a radon problem. This means new and old homes, well-sealed and drafty homes, and homes with or without basements. Radon levels below 4 pCi/L are considered normal and no remediation is needed.
How dangerous is it?
Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, according to EPA estimates. Overall, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Radon is responsible for about 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year. About 2,900 of these deaths occur among people who have never smoked.
What are the statistics for NJ?
New Jersey varies from county to county. Generally, counties in South Jersey with more sandy soil near the beaches have lower levels of radon then counties in North Jersey in rocky mountainous regions. However, there are other factors to consider, each property is different than the next. Although radon inspections may not be so common in South Jersey, because we service all of New Jersey, we offer this service for our clients. To see the latest statistics for your county, you can click here for more information.
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Pool and Spa Inspection
Pools and Spas are great fun! However, they can pose health and safety risks if not maintained properly and regularly. Chemical, mechanical, and electrical components with years of use or even brand new can fail and go unnoticed until larger issues show themselves.
Our Residential Pool and Spa Inspection is conducted in accordance to the InterNACHI Standards of Practice. This non-invasive inspection includes, but is not limited to, a water quality sampling, visual examinations of the safety barriers, lights, plumbing, filters, valves, heating systems, pumps and motors, electrical systems, and filtration systems.
Accompanying your Home Inspection Report, you will be provided a Pool and Spa Inspection Report that describes the components listed above and any areas of safety concerns or in need of repair/replacement. With a pool in your new home, this peace of mind report is a no brainer to ensure the safety and enjoyment of your family and friends.
FHA & HUD Engineer Foundational Cerfiticates
In a partnership with Hayman Engineering Inc., we are now offering manufactured home foundational inspections. While most engineering companies don't want to be bothered with manufactured homes, at Hamyan Engineering Inc., that is all they deal with.
If your lender requires a form 92051 or foundation engineering certificate, we will perform the inspection and you will receive your required documents and report directly from Hayman Engineering Inc. in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Booking can be made directly through Next Day Property Inspections or through Hayman Engineering Inc.
120 Day Warranty / Guarantee
With certain property inspection packages, we offer a FREE home warranty which is valid for 120 days from the date of the inspection or 30 days after closing, whichever is later.
What does the warranty cover?
The major mechanical systems in the home, such as:
Electrical and Plumbing:
• HVAC: AC/Furnace
• Plumbing: Water Heater/Leaks
• Electrical: Electrical Wiring/Main Panel/Outlets & Switches
• Appliances: Dishwasher, Range, Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, and Microwave
How do I make a claim?
Customers may reach customer service 24×7 at 800-978-2022. Unlike other programs, all claims are handled over the phone without submitting any documentation to receive service--meaning you, as the home buyer, get service quickly without jumping through hoops.
NO submission of itemized claims for review before receiving service and you can choose your own professional to do the work!
No deductible or copay!
NO age restriction on appliances or heating & cooling systems!