Your home is one of your most important assets and probably is the single most important investment in your life . Regardless if you buy, sell or own a home is good to know what is the condition of the house in any given time. We, at Lion Inspections, can help you with this task. We will provide you a home inspection service and we will tell you of our findings in a easy to understand and detailed report.
What Is A Home Inspection?
A home inspection, house inspection or building inspection as others might call it is a professional consultancy service that provides a limited and non-invasive examination of the house that you are about to buy or sell or own. It basically helps in determining the condition of the house which is based on the visual inspection of every accessible inch of the property.
Why Do I Need A Home Inspection?
When you are buying a house, you intend on making it a home by raising your family there and creating unlimited memories in the process. By having a home inspection on the house that you intend to buy you will have a clear picture of the condition of that property. It will help you make a better decision because you will be more informed.
You think that a home inspection service is only needed if you want to buy or sell a house. The truth is a home inspection is recommended even if you are not evolved in any real estate transaction. Any defects will be revealed in the home inspection report . This will help you better understand the condition of your home. The report will help you plan any future financial spendings needed to have your home 100% safe and in working condition. Your safety and the safety of your family should not be neglected.
We highly recommend sellers to perform home inspections to their house before the property is listed. This way you will know the condition of the house and you can either fix any damaged findings or disclose them to the buyer. The property will have a fair price and will attract more comfortable buyers resulting in a quick and easy sale.
Home Inspection Standards & Codes That We Follow
We intend to offer the finest services to our clients and give them the luxury to choose from multiple variants as per their needs and requirements. All of our services are conducted as per the national and international procedures and standards. This ensures that you will get the best service in just one go and would not have to bear any unnecessary cost or hassle along the way. We through our methods ensure that each and every piece of the house is covered . After the inspection is finished you will receive a detailed report which also has improvement recommendations along with some instruction on further steps.
All of our inspections and reports match the Home Inspection Standards of Practices in the industry.
Based on the location that the inspection is taken place we follow different Standards of Practice as required by each individual state:
- In New Jersey State we conduct our inspections and prepare our reports in accordance with the Laws and Standards of Practice N.J.A.C. 13:40-15.16. These may be found at: http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/regulations/Chapter-40-Subchapter-15-Home-Inspection-Advisory-Committee.pdf
- In Pennsylvania State we conduct our inspections and prepare our reports in accordance with the Laws and Standards of Practice as detailed in InterNACHI (International Association of Certified Home Inspectors). These may be found at: https://www.nachi.org/sop.htm
We also follow the Code of Ethics provided by InterNACHI at: https://www.nachi.org/code_of_ethics.htm
Now that you understood what a home inspection is and how it will help you is time to contact us to book your next inspection by ether :
What Do Home Inspectors Check For?
The home inspector will arrive at the property in some cases 30-45 min before the scheduled inspection to get an idea of the property surroundings. Then the inspector will proceed to the system by system inspection that includes :
With a complete spectrum of all the appliances along with all the flooring, wall, doors, windows, ceiling, basement, foundations and almost anything else that you can think of there is inside the house. It will be a complete solution of every inch of your inner house where you spend most of the time.
Structure / Roof
The foundation, the roof and the structure of the house are the main concern for this systems. All of the above keep a house in perfect upstanding position without any fear of collapsing. We inspect of foundation walls, crawlspaces (if accessible), basements floors and walls for cracks or other type of damages. We also look at the roof-covering materials, the gutters, the downspouts, the vents, flashing, skylights, chimney and at many more.
Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
With so many types of heating systems on the market the inspector will adapt to the type that your house has in order to evaluate its functionality. The same with the air conditioner unit. The ventilation of the house is also very important because with adequate ventilation the bills are usually lower and the house is warmer in the cold months.
Grading of the property and vegetation that can affect the exterior cover materials. Attached and adjacent decks, balconies, stoops, steps, porches, and their associated railings. A representative number of windows. The eaves, soffits and fascia and many more that can affect the performance of the building.
We all know how complicated the plumbing system is but still we will check most of the visible parts to see if they are working and how will they perform. With our vast experience and knowledge about different materials, we are able to determine the system adequacy. Showers, bathtubs, toilets, sinks, sewer pipes, gas pipes are only few that we check. In the report you will have all the locations of main water and gas shut-off valves so in case of any emergency you will know where to find them.
Dealing with electricity is quite a risky job. So we make sure that we inspect the service wires comping into your house and all of the electrical panels that are in your homes ( main panel and sub panels). We will try to locate any faulty switch or receptacle that may lead to any kind of short circuit and anything else that can prove to be hazardous.
New Jersey and Pennsylvania
If you are looking for a home inspector in New Jersey or in Pennsylvania states or you are looking to purchase you home inspection you are in the right place. Our certified inspectors will do their best and will try to reveal everything that will include all the good and the bad about the property. Furthermore, we would like to mention that Lion Inspections does not pass pass or fail the house as it is a decision we believe that rests entirely with you. Our job is to put a clear picture of the house with all of its pros and cons in front of you and then leave it up to regarding the decision.
Our inspection can guarantee you that what the information you will receive from the report will be unbiased and free from any dishonesty. We make sure that you receive the perfect information with our inspection so that you can make the best decision for you and your family.
If you really want to know all about the property we suggest that along with the home inspection you purchase also the following inspection services: Wood Destroying Insects Inspection (Termite Inspection), Radon Inspection and Mold Inspection.
Having all this inspections done will give you the appropriate knowledge about your house.
We offer a BIG DISCOUNT for all in one purchase .