Over 15 years of Utility industry experience
MBA and Electrical Engineering (MEng&BA) backgrounds
Home Inspection Services (NJ)
We offer the most comprehensive home inspection service available.
We start at the roof and evaluate not only the roof surface, but also the chimney, the ventilation system, the electrical service entrance, the plumbing stack, and any other systems or components located on the roof.
Our next step is to inspect the exterior of the home. We use a macro and micro approach to look at both the big picture and all the details.
We then move inside the house, and starting at the bottom, work our way up through the home into the attic. While inside, we address such things as the structure, the heating and cooling systems, the electrical and plumbing systems, the interior finishes, the insulation and ventilation, and accessories such as fireplaces.
Our evaluation is then communicated through a detailed inspection report, which includes descriptions of all the systems in the home, as well as any recommended improvements. This will help you prioritize the improvements and develop a blueprint for your future in the home.
Radon Home Inspection
Radon home inspection is the process of testing a home for the presence of radon gas. Radon is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that is naturally occurring in the environment. It is formed from the decay of uranium in soil, rock, and water, and can seep into homes through cracks and other openings in the foundation.
Radon is a health hazard and is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. It is estimated that radon causes around 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the United States.
To test a home for radon, a certified radon inspector can perform a radon test. There are two types of radon tests: short-term and long-term. Short-term tests usually last between 2-7 days and are used to get a quick snapshot of the radon levels in a home. Long-term tests, on the other hand, last for more than 90 days and provide a more accurate assessment of the average radon levels in the home.
Radon home inspections are especially important for homes in areas with high radon levels. The EPA recommends that all homes be tested for radon, regardless of the location or age of the home. If high levels of radon are found, mitigation measures can be taken to reduce the levels and minimize the health risks associated with radon exposure.
Drone Home Inspection
Drone home inspections are becoming increasingly popular as a way to inspect roofs, chimneys, and other areas of a home that may be difficult or dangerous to access with traditional inspection methods. Drones are small, unmanned aerial vehicles that can be controlled remotely by a trained operator.
During a drone home inspection, the drone is flown around the exterior of the home and captures high-resolution images and video of the roof, gutters, chimneys, and other areas of the home. The images and video are then reviewed by a trained inspector to identify any issues or areas that may require further inspection.
Drone inspections can be particularly useful for identifying roof damage, including missing or damaged shingles, leaks, and other issues that may be difficult to spot from the ground. They can also be used to inspect areas of the home that are difficult to access, such as high or steep roofs, or to provide an overall view of the property and surrounding area.
It's important to note that drone inspections should only be performed by trained and licensed operators who follow safety guidelines and regulations. In addition, drone inspections may not be appropriate for all homes or situations, and should be performed in conjunction with other inspection methods to provide a comprehensive assessment of the home's condition.
Termite Home Inspection
A termite home inspection is a type of inspection that is designed to identify the presence of termites in a home or other structure. Termites can cause significant damage to homes and other wooden structures, so it is important to have a professional inspection performed if you suspect that your home may be infested with termites.
During a termite home inspection, a trained inspector will thoroughly examine the interior and exterior of the home for signs of termite activity. This may include looking for mud tubes, which are tunnels that termites use to travel between their nests and food sources, as well as examining wooden structures for signs of damage or infestation.
The inspector may also use specialized tools, such as moisture meters or thermal imaging cameras, to identify areas of the home that may be attractive to termites, such as areas with high humidity or moisture. They may also inspect areas around the home, such as nearby trees and stumps, to see if they may be harboring termite colonies.
If termites are identified during the inspection, the inspector may recommend treatment options, such as the use of pesticides or other methods to eliminate the termite colonies and prevent further damage to the home. In addition, they may recommend ongoing monitoring or preventative measures, such as regular inspections or the installation of termite bait stations, to help prevent future infestations.
It's important to note that even if no signs of termites are identified during an inspection, it is still possible for termites to be present in a home or structure. Therefore, regular termite inspections are recommended to help identify any potential issues before they become a more serious problem.
Thermographic Home Inspection
A thermographic home inspection, also known as an infrared inspection, is a type of inspection that uses thermal imaging technology to identify areas of a home that may be experiencing heat loss or other energy-related issues. The technology uses infrared cameras to detect temperature differences, which can be indicative of issues with insulation, air leaks, and other energy-related problems.
During a thermographic home inspection, the inspector will use an infrared camera to scan the interior and exterior of the home for areas of temperature variation. This may include areas where insulation is missing or damaged, air leaks around windows and doors, or areas where moisture or water damage is present.
The inspector may also use the thermal imaging technology to identify areas of the home that may be experiencing electrical or mechanical issues, such as overheating wiring or malfunctioning HVAC systems.
Once the inspection is complete, the inspector will provide a report detailing any issues that were identified, along with recommendations for repairs or improvements to help improve the energy efficiency of the home.
Thermographic home inspections can be particularly useful for identifying areas of the home that may be contributing to higher energy bills or discomfort in the home, as well as identifying potential safety hazards related to electrical or mechanical issues. It's important to note that thermographic home inspections should be performed by a trained and experienced inspector who is knowledgeable about the technology and its limitations.