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NJ Home inspectors do have limitations on what they can view and inspect during the home inspection. However, you as buyer can help alleviate many of these problems by requesting that inaccessible areas be made accessible before the home inspection takes place.One such problem area is the attic a...
04/11/2024
NJ Home inspectors typically can provide a Pre-sales home inspection or a "sellers inspection". A presale home inspection is when a seller of the property hires a home inspector to do a home inspection before it is listed for sale. Presale inspections are an important piece of due diligence for a...
04/11/2024
You had your home inspection, and you just received the home inspection report now what?There is typically an inspection contingency period that ranges from 7 days to 14 days. This window of time is when the attorneys have agreed that you must have your home inspection completed and a request let...
03/02/2024
As a mentor home inspector, I often get asked what I enjoy most about being a New Jersey home inspector and what I enjoy least about the home inspection profession.  Home inspection can be both a challenging and rewarding career. Potential new NJ home inspectors should interview veteran home insp...
03/02/2024
When you finally get to the point of having a home inspection in this very challenging real estate environment you are probably very stressed and challenged. It is a tough market to get an offer accepted and get to the home inspection stage of the home buying process. Once here how do you get the...
03/01/2024
Home inspection is a challenging career. Being a successful NJ Home Inspector is not easy. Fortitude, resilience, and dedication are needed to have any staying power in the profession. I have to say all in all it’s been a rewarding career. I really feel like I made a difference in clients making ...
03/01/2024
As a home inspector in New Jersey, one thing that I have to be aware of when performing home inspections is the presence of lead paint an older New Jersey homes. Lead was a common component used in paint until the late 1970s. Lead paint does present significant health risks even to this day. It i...
09/17/2023
New Jersey home inspectors should be familiar with the components and the operation of private water wells. There are over 400,000 private water wells in New Jersey. There are more than 23 million households that have private water wells for providing potable water in the United States as indicat...
09/11/2023
New Jersey home inspectors should be looking for improperly installed or missing chimney flashing details. The chimney flashing is the set of sheet metal details that keeps the area between the chimney and the roof watertight. Chimney flashing is often poorly installed or missing altogether. With...
09/03/2023
Home inspectors in New Jersey often inspect properties with wood retaining walls. As home inspectors we often find problems with these wood tie walls such as wood rot, water damage, insect damage and inadequate construction.  Often these walls are built over masonry, pavers, or stone walls becaus...
08/25/2023
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