Home Inspection

Your home is one of your most important assets and probably is the single most important investment in your life . Regardless if you buy, sell or own a home is good to know what is the condition of the house in any given time. We, at Lion Inspections, can help you with this task. We will provide you a home inspection service and we will tell you of our findings in a easy to understand and detailed report.

What Is A Home Inspection?

 

What Is Covered In An Inspection

sites gratuits de rencontres pour seniors What is inspected during a standard home inspection?  See the below examples.  Need more than what is on this list?  See our Additional Services page

 

  • rencontre verdun Structure: including but not limited to:
    • Foundation
    • Floors
    • Walls
    • Ceilings
    • Roof
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    • Exterior doors
    • Windows
    • Decks, balconies, porches, steps, stoops and railings
    • Patios & driveways
    • Garage Doors
    • Vegetation
    • Exterior wall type surface
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    • Roofing surface
    • Roof drainage systems
    • Flashing
    • Skylights
    • Chimney exterior
  • try this out Plumbing: including but not limited to:
    • Drain, waste and vent systems
    • Water Heating systems
    • Interior water supply & distribution systems
    • Drainage sumps
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    • Service entrance system
    • Main disconnects, panel and sub panels
    • Service grounding
    • Wiring
    • Lighting fixtures, switches and receptacles
    • Ground fault circuit interrupters
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    • Heating equipment & distribution type
    • Energy Sources
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    • Cooling equipment & distribution type
    • Energy sources
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    • Walls, ceilings & floors (excluding paint, wallpaper and other finish treatments)
    • Steps, stairways & railings
    • Kitchen cabinet securing
    • At least one interior passage door and operate one window per room
    • Household appliances limited to: range & oven, dishwasher, garbage disposer
  • site de rencontre pour les jeunes Insulation: including but not limited to:
    • Insulation in unfinished spaces adjacent to heated areas
    • Evidence of inadequate attic & crawlspace ventilation
  • Fireplaces & Solid Fuel Burning Appliances
    • Describe types of fireplaces & solid fuel burning appliances
    • Energy source description
    • Visible evidence of draft characteristics
  • Mold:  If any suspected mold is discovered during the inspection, Blue Line Home Inspections will provide you with the needed information for testing.

 

What are some examples of what is not covered and should not be expected in a home inspection?

  • Pools
  • Fencing
  • Sheds / Outbuildings
  • Screenings, shutters, awnings and similar seasonal accessories
  • Geological, geotechnical or hydrological conditions
  • Recreational facilities
  • Seawalls, break-walls and docks
  • Erosion control and earth stabilization measures
  • Enter any area or perform any procedure which is, in the opinion of the home inspector or associate home inspector, unsafe and likely to be dangerous to the inspector or other persons.
  • Enter any area or perform any procedure which will, in the opinion of the home inspector or associate home inspector, likely damage the property or its systems or components.
  • Enter any area which does not have at least 24 inches of unobstructed vertical clearance and at least 30 inches of unobstructed horizontal clearance.
  • Identify concealed conditions and latent defects.
  • Determine life expectancy of any system or components.
  • Determine the cause of any condition or deficiency.
  • Determine future conditions that may occur including the failure of systems and components including consequential damages.
  • Determine the operating costs of systems or components.
  • Determine the suitability of the property for any specialized use.
  • Determine compliance with codes, regulations and/or ordinances.
  • Determine market value of the property or its marketability.
  • Determine advisability of purchase of the property.
  • Determine the presence of any potentially hazardous plants, animals or diseases or the presence of any suspected hazardous substances or adverse conditions such as mold, fungus, toxins, carcinogens, noise, and contaminants in soil, water, and air.
  • Determine the effectiveness of any system installed or method utilized to control or remove suspected hazardous substances.
  • Operate any system or component which is shut down or otherwise inoperable.
  • Operate any system or component which does not respond to normal operating controls.
  • Operate shut-off valves.
  • Determine whether water supply and waste disposal systems are public or private.
  • Insert any tool, probe or testing device inside electrical panels.
  • Dismantle any electrical device or control other than to remove the covers of main and sub panels
  • Walk on unfloored sections of attics
  • Light pilot flames or ignite or extinguish fires

 

Why Do I Need A Home Inspection?

 

Buyers

When you are buying a house, you intend on making it a home by raising your family there and creating unlimited memories in the process. By having a home inspection on the house that you intend to buy you will have a clear picture of the condition of that property. It will help you make a better decision because you will be more informed.

Home Owners

You think that a home inspection service is only needed if you want to buy or sell a house. The truth is a home inspection is recommended even if you are not evolved in any real estate transaction. Any defects will be revealed in the home inspection report . This will help you better understand the condition of your home. The report will help you plan any future financial spendings needed to have your home 100% safe and in working condition. Your safety and the safety of your family should not be neglected.

Sellers

We highly recommend sellers to perform home inspections to their house before the property is listed. This way you will know the condition of the house and you can either fix any damaged findings or disclose them to the buyer. The property will have a fair price and will attract more comfortable buyers resulting in a quick and easy sale.

Home Inspection Standards & Codes That We Follow

 

We intend to offer the finest services to our clients and give them the luxury to choose from multiple variants as per their needs and requirements. All of our services are conducted as per the national and international procedures and standards.  This ensures that you will get the best service in just one go and would not have to bear any unnecessary cost or hassle along the way. We through our methods ensure that each and every piece of the house is covered . After the inspection is finished you will receive a detailed report which also has improvement recommendations along with some instruction on further steps.

All of our inspections and reports match the Home Inspection Standards of Practices in the industry.

 

Based on the location that the inspection is taken place we follow different Standards of Practice as required by each individual state:

We also follow the Code of Ethics provided by InterNACHI at: https://www.nachi.org/code_of_ethics.htm

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What Do Home Inspectors Check For?

The home inspector will arrive at the property in some cases 30-45 min before the scheduled inspection to get an idea of the property surroundings. Then the inspector will proceed to the system by system inspection that includes :

Interior

With a complete spectrum of all the appliances along with all the flooring, wall, doors, windows, ceiling, basement, foundations and almost anything else that you can think of there is inside the house. It will be a complete solution of every inch of your inner house where you spend most of the time.

Exterior

With a complete spectrum of all the appliances along with all the flooring, wall, doors, windows, ceiling, basement, foundations and almost anything else that you can think of there is inside the house. It will be a complete solution of every inch of your inner house where you spend most of the time.

Structure / Roof

The foundation, the roof and the structure of the house are the main concern for this systems. All of the above keep a house in perfect upstanding position without any fear of collapsing. We inspect of foundation walls, crawlspaces (if accessible), basements floors and walls for cracks or other type of damages. We also look at the roof-covering materials, the gutters, the downspouts, the vents, flashing, skylights, chimney and at many more.

Plumbing

We all know how complicated the plumbing system is but still we will check most of the visible parts to see if they are working and how will they perform. With our vast experience and knowledge about different materials, we are able to determine the system adequacy. Showers, bathtubs, toilets, sinks, sewer pipes, gas pipes are only few that we check. In the report you will have all the locations of main water and gas shut-off valves so in case of any emergency you will know where to find them.

Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

With so many types of heating systems on the market the inspector will adapt to the type that your house has in order to evaluate its functionality. The same with the air conditioner unit. The ventilation of the house is also very important because with adequate ventilation the bills are usually lower and the house is warmer in the cold months.

Electrical

Dealing with electricity is quite a risky job. So we make sure that we inspect the service wires comping into your house and all of the electrical panels that are in your homes ( main panel and sub panels). We will try to locate any faulty switch or receptacle that may lead to any kind of short circuit and anything else that can prove to be hazardous.

Proudly Serving All of New Jersey.

Blue Line Home Inspections services clients throughout New Jersey 7 days a week.

The company is locally owned and operated, with an office in Avenel, NJ: Middlesex County, however, we cover our clients needs anywhere in NJ. Both buyers and sellers in NJ can contact us to schedule an appointment and we will get you in within 24-48 hours.*

Atlantic County
Bergen County
Burlington County
Camden County
Cape May County
Cumberland County
Essex County
Gloucester County
Hudson County
Hunterdon County
Mercer County
Middlesex County
Monmouth County
Morris County
Ocean County
Passaic County
Salem County
Somerset County
Sussex County
Union County
Warren County