Residential Home Inspection Service in Brooklyn
At Ace Home Inspections, we encourage our clients to be present for their home inspection because of the different kinds of questions that come up during the process. We know how much of a difference it can make to a prospective homeowner to be there the whole time instead of arriving at the end to pick up the report.
If you are looking for a new home, you will also need to look for a qualified home inspector since many home purchase contracts are contingent upon passing the inspection. Regardless of whether it uncovers any major structural problems, a detailed home inspection can give the homeowner important insight into the property’s condition. Because both insurance providers and lenders will want to see a copy of the inspection report, we know how crucial it is to be thorough and accurate with our reports.
Prior to hiring an inspector, there are a number of questions you can ask which will help you get the right person for the job.
Questions For Your Home Inspector
- What kind of experience do you have? As a New York State licensed home inspector with over ten years of industry experience, Frank Baldassarre, owner and operator of Ace Home Inspections, has helped countless buyers and sellers in New York City. Furthermore, Frank’s extensive background in home construction enables his team to know exactly what to look for during an inspection.
- Does he or she belong to a professional inspectors group? As a testament to our training and professionalism, we are proud to be a member of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI).
- Can you do specialized inspections? Depending on the house and its location, it may also be necessary to get inspections for radon, septic or even mold. For example, we often use a moisture meter to detect signs of mold growth and to show you how to prevent future damage. As a result, we offer a full range of mold inspection, air quality sampling and assessments for remediation projects. If necessary, we can also do clearance inspections after completion of a mold project.
- How much does a home inspection cost? Generally, an inspection ranges from $300-$600, depending on the age and size of the house.
- How long does an inspection last? Inspections range anywhere from two to four hours. Factors that will influence the length of the inspection are the home’s size, its age and condition, the number of systems to be inspected, and the number of electrical and main panels.
- Can you show me a sample report? Because we believe in the customer having as much information as possible, we post sample inspection reports on our website. Our detailed reports highlight any defects with the house along with helpful photos and videos. In addition, our reports also include an interactive Create Request List (CRL) tool, which enables you to create a list of repairs you want for the home. You can also share it with your realtor
- Will any areas not be included, and what is the condition of those areas? During colder weather, outside surfaces such as the patio, deck, roof or driveway cannot be inspected if they are covered with ice or snow. In addition to the structural, plumbing, mechanical and electrical systems, we look at the exteriors, the roof system, attics, and fireplaces along with the ventilation and insulation in the home.
- How long after inspection do I get the report? At Ace Home Inspections, we make it a priority to get reports to our clients in a timely fashion. We know how important this is because many contracts include an inspection deadline. Using HomeGauge Software, our reports are available to clients within 24 hours after the inspection from any computer or mobile device.
Home Inspector Near Me
We offer residential inspections for single-family and multi-family homes in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Staten Island, and nearby boroughs in New York City. For this reason, we follow New York State’s Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. Call Ace Home Inspections if you need a qualified home inspector or a licensed mold assessor near you in New York City.
NYS Licensed Home Inspector
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Member of InterNACHI