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If you want a complete inspection of a home’s exterior envelope, foundation, plumbing, electrical, interior finishes, and mechanical systems look no further! I use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to provide the most thorough service possible. I deliver my reports within 24 hours of the inspection. I can also perform radon testing, wood-destroying insect inspections, and mold assessments.

If you need me to schedule a sewer scope (putting a camera down the waste line from the house to the street), a tank sweep (to look for underground storage tanks), or a septic system inspection, I can do that at no additional charge for the same day and time I do my inspection.

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Certifications:

Certified Home Inspector

Certified Home Inspector Short Hills, NJIn addition to being a licensed NJ home inspector, I am interNACHI-certified professional inspector. This designation requires 40 hours per year of continuing education in the latest building science and technology.



Certified Residential Thermographer

Certified Residential Thermographer - Home Inspection Short Hills, NJInfrared technology is a very effective tool for finding temperature anomalies that might indicate a problem. The most common condition I find is a colder temperature reading on the ceiling under a bathroom which leads to the discovery of a leak. The use of this technology is included in every inspection.


FAA Licensed Drone Operator

Licensed Drone Operator - Home Inspector Short Hills, NJI use an aerial drone to inspect the roof, chimney, and exterior of a building in every inspection. The use of a drone requires a commercial drone pilot license, which I hold, and special permission from Air Traffic Control for some locations, which I obtain for each flight.


Ancillary Services:

Wood Destroying Insect (WDI) Inspection

Wood Destroying Insect Inspection Short Hills, NJOnly NJ DEP licensed inspectors can sign the NPMA-33 form, which is required for some types of loans. While a standard home inspection will look for exterior damage and structural defects, a WDI inspection will look for conditions conducive to and specific signs of damage done by termites, carpenter ants, and carpenter bees. The inspection includes a report with documentation of any findings.

Radon Testing

Radon Inspector Short Hills, NJRadon is a naturally occurring, odorless, colorless gas that enters buildings through the ground beneath them and is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. The good news is that radon can be easily tested for and remediated with the installation of a special exhaust system. A radon test is performed by leaving two canisters of activated charcoal on site for 48-96 hours and then sending the canisters to a certified laboratory for analysis. The inspection includes a report with the lab results.

Mold Assessment

Mold and Moisture Inspector Short Hills, NJMold is naturally occurring and present everywhere, but certain types and/or high concentrations of mold can cause allergic reactions or illness in some people. A mold assessment includes an inspection of the property with respect to conditions conducive to mold growth, readings of moisture, temperature, and relative humidity, and the taking of air samples on each level of the building. The samples are sent to a laboratory for analysis and the results along with a report are furnished to the client.

Tank Sweeps

Oli Tank Sweep Short Hills, NJIf there is a chance that a home was ever heated with oil, it is very important to check for underground storage tanks (UST) which can be very expensive to remove. I work with several companies who use ground-penetrating radar (GPR) to locate and identify UST. I can schedule this service for the same day and time I do my inspection at no additional charge.

Sewer Scopes

Sewer Line Inspection Short Hills, NJMost people don’t realize that a homeowner owns the sewer waste pipe between the house and the municipal sewer line. Since a home inspection is a visual inspection of the accessible parts of the home, I am not able to inspect this pipe. I recommend a sewer scope on any home built before 2000 or if there are trees in the front yard. I work with several plumbers who provide sewer scope services. I can schedule this service for the same day and time I do my inspection at no additional charge.

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Sample Inspection Report


Typical Things We Check

The Roof:
  • The roof's general structure condition
  • Roofing type
  • Gutters, eaves and downspouts
  • Vents, flashing, skylights and chimney
  • Note that the home inspector isn't required to go on the roof for safety reasons, and instead can observe it from a ladder, a drone, binoculars or other non-dangerous methods.
Exterior:
  • Wall-covering materials, flashing and trim
  • Exterior doors, stairs, porches, decks, carports
  • Railings and guardrails
  • Windows
  • Surface drainage and grading if applicable
  • Garage doors
Foundation and Utility Systems:
  • Condition of the foundation, basement, crawlspace and general structure
  • HVAC system
  • Plumbing
  • Waste system
  • Drainage sump pumps
  • Location of main water supply shut-off valve
  • Electrical meters and base
  • A representative number of light switches and lighting fixtures
  • Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Readily accessible portions of the fireplace
Attic:
  • Insulation type and average depth
  • Ventilation systems
Interior:
  • A representative number of doors and windows
  • Floors, walls and ceiling
  • Stairs, railings and handrails
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