We Inspect Houses As If
Were For Our Own Family
View-Master Home Inspections, LLC
57 Feronia Way, Rutherford, NJ 07070
NJ Home Inspector's Lic. # 24GI0004200
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Phone: 201.460.0027 Fax: 201.460.7211 Copyright © 2010 View-Master Home Inspections LLC.
Lets Talk About Us and Our Service
View-Master Home Inspections has been established for 15 years. In those fifteen years we have come across every conceivable type of home problem, during our inspection. Like many other companies we do not boast to be the best. What we always tell our clients is that all our home inspectors are highly trained and licensed. Highly trained is having completed several thousand home inspections. They must also have had hands on training in electric, plumbing, heating and air conditioning and general construction. Basically we require that they at one time were contractor. They are also required to speak easy terminology so that there is no misunderstanding for a particular issue during the home inspection. They must participate in constant continuing education to meet the New Jersey requirement for each year. There are no part time inspectors therefore knowledge and ability increases daily.
Home inspections are part of the home buying process. This is primarily done to establish the condition and history of the house and give the buyers an idea of the needed repairs. This is often conducted by a licensed home inspector. The inspection is for the purpose of determining the condition of all the components of the house.
A home inspector should indicate that a home passes or fails. He should outline the defects and you determine if the purchase is to costly for you. If you are buying a home under the market value, then the repairs may not exceed the value of the house. This scenario may make the purchase more reasonable for you.
Our service is dedicated to utilizing our more than 15 years of experience. This is a great asset because we have inspected virtually every type of home and home built 150 years ago to new construction. We will not rush through any inspection for any reason. Rushing through an inspections only means that things will be missed. It doesn't pay.
Without their knowledge we size up our client and determine how to inspect the house for them. This is important because every buyer is different. Some buyers have knowledge of houses and some do not. A great deal of first time home buyers do not. It is also important that after we determine what type of buyer you are that we learn how to phrase our terminology in a way that you are comfortable with. It is important and encouraged that you ask as many questions as possible. Questions are a great asset to remembering situation. When all is said and done, our service does not stop. For as long as you own the home you may call us for any advice for any situation pertaining to the house. We are a full service home inspection company and can fulfill any home buyer's need.
The way we perform our home inspection is simple. Together we start at the upper levels of the home and work our way down. Over the years we have found that inspecting the nicer rooms (as opposed to an unfinished basement) the the buyer become more comfortable with the inspection process and like the house even more. Starting an inspection in a basement usually makes home buyers uncomfortable and disappointed. The reason for this is because the greater amount of the problems are located in the basement. So getting hit with them first is a shock that last throughout the entire inspection.
The inspection procedure (this may not be the layout of your home)
We start in the attic. We inspect the insulation, ventilation,structure of the roof and floor joists, look for active and
past roof leaks, examine electrical wires and look for for any pests or insects.
Next we go down one level to the bedrooms and bathrooms. In the bedrooms we inspect the doors, windows,
flooring, ceilings, lights, switches, electrical outlets. We are looking for defects, satins and cracks. Then we
enter the bathrooms on that floor and inspect the tile work (walls and Floor), loose toilet and does it flush
correctly, bathtub and shower condition (run the water to check for leaks and water pressure), check the sink and
faucet and drain, doors, windows, flooring, ceilings, lights, switches, electrical outlets. Some bathrooms have a
whirlpools, steam showers etc., they all get inspected.
Continuing down we reach the main floor. Here we inspect the living-room, dining-room. We inspect all the doors,
windows, flooring, ceilings, lights, switches, electrical outlets, fireplace (if there is one). In the we inspect the the
cabinets (doors and Drawers, the sink, faucet and drain, stove, dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, doors,
windows, flooring, ceilings, lights, switches, electrical outlets
Moving down to the basement or crawl space, we inspect the structural support columns, and beams, all ceiling joist
and the foundation for cracks, bulges and settlement. Then we inspect the entire basement area for past,
present and possible future water water seepage from the exterior. Next will be the inspection of all the plumbing
pipes and electrical wires, doors, windows, flooring, ceilings, lights, switches, electrical outlets and electrical
panel. After that we move to inspect the Heating and a/c system, the water heater and washer and dryer. Finally
termites, carpenter and rodents.
Exiting to the exterior we inspect the stoops, decks, walks, driveway, soil grading, house siding and trim, roof,
gutters and drains, chimney, garage (inspected like a basement), trees, railings, retaining walls and much more.
An average home consists of approximately 1,000 to 1,200. The items above are categories and have may items within each of them. That is why our basic 3 bedroom house takes 3-3.5 hours to inspect, with the report ready at the end of the inspection.
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