What is a home inspection?
A professional, impartial evaluation of house and property. Inspection consists of a detailed, non-invasive visual evaluation of structure, household components, and mechanical systems focusing on condition, habitability, and safety.
Our service is performed with professional equipment such as; combustible gas detector, carbon monoxide meter, moisture meter, and outlet tester.
Cayuga, Onondaga, Oswego, Seneca Counties. Includes cities, towns and villages within 50 miles of Weedsport, New York including Auburn, Skaneateles, Elbridge, Cato, Jordan, Camillus, Baldwinsville, Liverpool, Hannibal, Oswego, Phoenix, Syracuse, and Seneca Falls.
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology from SUNY Oswego, graduate of American Building Inspection and training Company, and certified Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning technician from Liverpool Adult Education Center. Licensed New York State Technical Home Inspection Instructor for HVAC related subjects.
Jericho Home Inspections, LLC
NY Licensed Home Inspector
30 years plus experience in general construction, carpentry, plumbing and electrical. General Contractor for construction of my own house. Including 10 years of field experience in the installation and service of furnaces, boilers, and air conditioning.
Fully digital report, that includes photos. Comprehensive and easy to read, color coded in terms of urgency, with summary section. Report can be created in PDF format, and emailed to the customer.
A home can be the biggest investment that you will ever make, so naturally it is important to know as much about your investment as possible before purchasing your home. Even though a house may look good on the outside, it could have serious problems that will add a lot of additional expense to the real price you are paying for the home; even small problems can add up. Our inspection provides the information to help you make an informed decision; this knowledge is power.
Home sellers are required to disclose all the information about the house up front, in a disclosure form, but their memory may fail, or most likely, they simply do not know about the issues that may exist in their very own home. Most home buyers are coming to understand the wisdom of a thorough home inspection prior to committing to their purchase.
Home inspections have proven to be a positive and educational experience; as well as a money savings experience for prospective homebuyers.
By hiring a home inspector prior to purchase, you're protecting both yourself and your investment; as well as buying a little peace-of-mind. Often just the information provided by the inspector on household maintenance and care is worth the inspection fee paid, so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
As a home seller, there are many ways in which you can benefit from an inspection. By hiring your own inspector before putting your house on the market, you will be in the drivers seat. By disclosing issues up front, you can eliminate stressful last minute negotiations, and help earn the trust of your buyer.
A seller's report is not meant to replace buyer's inspections. It's to uncover defects in advance so that the buyer's inspection does not become a potential deal-breaker.
Having an inspection performed ahead of time helps in many other ways:
• It allows you to see your home through the eyes of a critical third-party.
• It helps you to price your home realistically.
• It permits you to make repairs ahead of time so that defects won't become negotiating stumbling blocks later.
• You have the time to get reasonably priced contractors or make the repairs yourself, if qualified.
• It may alert you of items of immediate personal concern, such as radon gas or active termite infestation.
• It may relieve prospect's concerns and suspicions.
• It reduces your liability by adding professional supporting documentation to your disclosure statement.
• Alerting you to immediate safety issues before agents and visitors tour your home.
Real Estate Pros:
As a real estate professional, a good home inspector, along with the proper home inspection report can make your job much easier. The Inspection Report Services™ Report that we use on all our inspections was formatted for ease of understanding and ease of information retrieval, for both the buyer, seller and the real estate agent. As an agent, all of the information you will need, including photographs, will be in the last sections of the report.
Checklist of Recommended Professional Services
Such as an Electrical, HVAC or Structural contractors.
General information and marginal items are separated from issues.
Note: marginal items can, over time, turn into major issues if they are not attended to or repaired.
These are items that need repair or replacement and/or additional evaluation by a licensed contractor or certified technician. Also safety hazards and /or safety improvement recommendations are provided in this section.
To be used as needed. This section is often used to list positive items about the home and property.
Numbered digital photos are inserted into the report to illustrate examples of comments and issues.
Home Inspection - determined by the size of house, mechanical systems, and number of bathrooms, kitchen areas and inclusion of garage.
Partial Inspection - consists of one or more particular areas or sections of concern. This would include but not limited to parts of the house such as a roof, basement, foundation, electrical system, plumbing system, heating system, exterior, grounds, ventilation, and insulation.
New Construction Inspection - consists of three visits during phases of construction. This type of inspection is to insure that acceptable general practices of construction are performed, and no work is below Residential Code of New York State.
First Phase - Foundation and footings - performed before backfill, inspection of footings, electrical and water service.
Second Phase - pre-drywall inspection - inspect framing, rough plumbing, heating, and electrical systems.
Third Phase - Final Inspection - before close of escrow. checking all structural components, electrical, plumbing, HVAC and appliances to ensure the all are compliant with code.
Radon Test - Available upon request - Approved for real estate transactions, test done with two Liquid Scintillation Radon Gas Detectors. EPA proficiency results within 48 hours
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