All readily accessible windows, doors, porches, decks and stairways, and any siding or wall cladding systems, will be inspected for condition. Detached garages and/or carports are included in the inspection
Roof, Foundation And Substructures
The roof covering and visible flashing will be inpected by using binoculars if pitch makes the roof inacessible. Skylights, chimneys, gutters and downspouts will also be inspected to determine condition Visible Structure; from Foundation to Roof.
Accessible major structural components found in basements and crawlspaces will be inspected. This includes the visible columns/piers, floor, wall, ceiling and wall structure, foundation, floor slabs, and floor framing will be inspected.
Accessible attic areas, stairways and all visible walls, ceilings and floors throughout the house are included in the inspection.
Heating/Cooling Systems (Central)
Normal operating controls, automatic safety controls, chimneys, flues and vents where redily visable will be inspected for condition and function. Built in wall air conditioning units will also be inspected for functionality.
Interior drain, waste and vent systems will be inspected for condition and flow where visable. The interior water suppy and distribution system is included in the inspection where visable. The hot water heating equipment, venting and fuel-supply systems will also be inspected.
Service panels and the exposed wiring will be inspected. A representative number of fixtures, switches and receptacles will also be inspected for function.
Built In kitchen Appliances
Major appliances including ovens, ranges, cook tops and dishwashers will be inspected as to condition and funtionality.
As of 2006, all individuals practicing home inspection in the State of New Jersey are required to maintain a license. In order to meet licensing requirements, a home inspector must possess a substantial knowledge base of all major systems and components of residential construction. Evidence of a working knowledge of these areas must be submitted to the Home Inspection Advisory Committee of the State Department of Consumer Affairs in the form of a passing score on the National Home Inspector Exam, prior year tax returns (to prove experience requirements), educational course certificates and the verification that written reports adhere to the State standards of practice and reporting. All State Home inspectors currently hold State licenses and conduct all inspections in accordance with the rules set forth in the New Jersey Administrative Code contained in N.J.A.C. 13:40-15.
All State Home inspections are performed to the highest American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI®) standards. The American Society of Home Inspectors was the first professional organization to establish a code of ethics and standards of practice in the home inspection community. In addition, ASHI® has established continuing education requirements to ensure their member inspectors keep current on new building and mechanical developments. To get further information about ASHI® and why you should select an ASHI® inspector go to www.ashi.org.
NEW JERSEY LICENSE #: 24G100105800
NEW JERSEY LICENSE #: 24G100091700
RADON LICENSE #: MET12581