General Home Inspections
A general home inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of accessible areas of a home. All licensed home inspectors in the state of New Jersey are expected to conduct inspections using the same set of standards. This does not mean that all home inspections are the same or created equal. Some inspectors do not allow the home buyer to attend there home inspections, others may take only a hand full of pictures.
When you choose Integrity Home Inspections of South Jersey you are encouraged to attend your home inspection to have all your questions and concerns answered in person. After all our inspections, we will be glad to provide a summery of all our findings and view pictures we took during the inspection. Within 48 hours after your in you will receive your password protected Home Inspection Report full of high-quality digital photos and videos.You will be able to access your report from anywhere in the world using a computer or mobile device. Some of the systems and components inspected during your inspection are listed below.
Roof Structure - Flashing - Roof Covering - Roof Penetrations - Roof Drainage
Property Overview - Exterior Wall Cladding - Flashing - Trim - Property Drainage - Landscape
Attic - Basement - Crawl Space - Foundation - Walls - Floors
Heating and Cooling
Furnace/Air Handler - A/C Condenser - Check for Heat and Cooling in All Rooms - Duct - Thermostat
Fixtures - Sinks - Tubs - Supply Pipes - Drain Waste and Venting Pipes - Isolation Valves - Submersible Pumps
Main Service Wires - Meter - All Electrical Service Panels and Their Components
Ceilings - Walls - Floors - Windows - Doors - Fireplaces - Stairways
Insulation and Ventilation
Roofing system - Attic - Basement - Crawlspace - Laundry - Bathrooms
Stove/Range - Refrigerator - Built-in Microwave - Dishwasher - Washer - Dryer
A Pre-Listing Inspection can be helpful in many ways to a home owner that is interested in potentially selling their home, not only will you and your realtor have more information to accurately price your home, but also identifying items that may be in need of repair will allow you to accurately asses repair costs. Addressing a potential repair list in advance you will save on unnecessary elevated repair costs and allow you to shop for quality contractors of your choice with reasonable prices. Often the time restrictions that are associated with real estate transactions will elevate repair costs and reduce potential profit. When making repairs in advance will present the home in a better way and reduce issues with negotiations.
Why test for Radon? Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that enters homes through ground soil and is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the world, behind cigarette smoking. The Environmental Protection Agency recommends all homes be tested for radon, even homes that are equipped with reduction systems. Testing for Radon prior to purchasing your home will provide peace of mind knowing cancer-causing radon gas is not at high levels and can save a home buyer from future mitigation expenses.