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Why Finding The Best Home Inspector Is Important To Your Home Purchase
When purchasing a home be careful who you hire to do your inspection
A single family home approximately 55 years old had extensive renovations performed in 2009. This home was purchased by the current owner one and a half years ago. Below is a partial list of the issues/defects which were not brought up to the current owner during their inspection or listed in their inspection report.
Extensive sagging of concrete floors indicating possible structural problems.
Masonry chimney/fireplace damper was inoperative, firebox is deteriorated, cracks are present in chimney structure, visable sections of liner show extensive cracking and smoke chamber is deteriorated with open gaps in masonry.
Termite damage is present in the ceiling joist.
Sub-panel was improperly wired.
Water heater was installed and is operating in an unsafe manner and had to be shut down.
The number and type of electrical outlets, in the renovated kitchen, do not conform to current electrical standards.
Insulation in the attic has been installed in an unsafe manner and does not conform to manufacturers installation instructions.
Windows and trim have been installed in a non-professional manner and has resulted in moisture damage.
The seller of this home will now have to spend thousands of dollars for repairs which could have been made prior to their purchase of the home. The current buyer decided not to purchase this home.
Hiring a New Jersey Home Inspector, based on price alone, is one of the worse mistakes one could make. Your decision should be based on how many years the home inspector has been in business, what their qualifications are and how much experience they have. Some of the best home inspectors are also licensed New Jersey Building Inspectors and have worked in the construction industry for many years.
Rich Roshak is a licensed New Jersey Home and Building Inspector and has construction experience dating back to 1974. He is the owner of AmeriSpec Inspection Services in Somerset, NJ and can be reached at 877-921-3062 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit us on the web at www.njamerispec.com
NJ Amerispec inspects homes and offers Radon Testing (continuous monitor), Warranty Inspections, New Construction Inspections, Chimney Inspections (level 1 and 2), Consulting Services and Infrared Energy Scans in New Jersey including Somerset, Bergen, Middlesex, Monmouth, Hunterdon, Passaic, Morris, Essex, Burlington, Union and Ocean Counties.