Frequently Asked Questions

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A home inspection is intended to provide information regarding the overall condition of installed systems and components of a home or building. The inspection is based on observation of the visible and apparent condition of the structure and components at the time of the home inspection. A home inspection is not a prediction of future conditions. Our home inspections are in compliance with the State of New Jersey and with InterNACHI’s comprehensive Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.

Radon is a naturally occurring, cancer-causing, radioactive gas. You can’t see, smell or taste radon in your home. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today. Only smoking causes more lung cancer deaths. If you smoke and your home has high radon levels, your risk of lung cancer is especially high. Radon testing is a simple, inexpensive test to determine if your home has excessive radon. If excessive radon is discovered, there are radon reduction systems available. Learn more about the risks of radon at

Purchasing a home is likely one of the biggest investments a person will make. A buyer will want to learn as much as possible about the home they’re considering. A home inspection may identify the need for major repairs or construction oversights which can minimize surprises and save on costly repairs. A home inspection can also identify the need for maintenance so you can keep your home in top shape. Knowing more about the home will allow you to make important decisions with confidence.

Home inspections can also be beneficial if you’re planning on selling your home. Having a seller’s home inspection performed can eliminate stress and allow you to get ahead of any issues that may need to be resolved. Pricing the home accurately will also be much easier.

The standard home inspector’s report will cover the condition of the home’s heating system; central air conditioning system (temperature permitting); interior plumbing and electrical systems; the roof, attic and visible insulation; walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors; the foundation, basement and structural components based upon the home inspector’s visual inspection of the home.

We always encourage our clients to attend the home inspection. You will gain a better understanding of the home’s condition, to help you make more informed decisions regarding the purchase of the home. However, if you can not make it to the inspection, our home inspection reports are very detailed and will include all of our findings. Additionally, you can always contact us with any questions you may have.

A typical home inspection lasts between 1.5 – 3 hours on-site depending on the age, condition and size of the home. Smaller, newer, well-maintained homes will take less time than larger homes, older homes, or homes with multiple issues. Adding ancillary services (such as additional buildings) can also increase the inspection time.

The cost of a home inspection varies based on a number of factors such as the size of the home, age of the home, scope of the inspection to be performed, and more. Rates between different companies will not typically vary more than $100. The knowledge and peace of mind gained from a home inspection is well worth the cost, and the lowest-priced inspection is not necessarily a good bargain.

We offer FREE, no-obligation home inspection quotes.

Typically the buyer of the home will pay for the home inspection. Sometimes the homeowner, or seller, may choose to have a pre-listing home inspection performed to find out if there are any issues that need to be repaired before putting the home on the market. The seller typically pays for a pre-listing home inspection.

Simply put, no. Home inspectors do not pass or fail a home, but instead report on the home’s overall condition and point out any systems or components that may need repair or replacement. A home inspection gives you more insight into your future home and allows you to make important decisions with confidence.

The answer to this question will vary from person to person, but typically this is a time for buyers to have a look around the home for themselves, looking for any items or details that are of interest, or that they may have questions about. Chances are we will have it in our notes and will address the items in our summary and report, but an active conversation can be beneficial for all involved.

It is also a great time for buyers to take measurements for appliances or furniture, and gives the buyer an opportunity to become more familiar with the home.

No house is perfect. If your home inspection reveals problems, it is important to understand the severity of those problems. We use color coding in our home inspection reports to identify different levels of severity. For example, a dirty HVAC filter can be easily replaced at a low cost. However, if the problem is more severe, such as an ongoing roof leak, you should find out whether you can negotiate the cost of repair with the seller, or if you have enough in your budget to pay for the repair yourself. We recommend discussing any concerns with your Realtor, whose professional recommendations can help with your decisions.

I am a fully licensed and insured Home Inspector in the State of New Jersey. I am also a Certified Professional Inspector (CPI) through InterNACHI, the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors . InterNachi is the world’s largest organization of residential and commercial property inspectors.
As an InterNACHI CPI:

• I’m required to stay up to date with the industry’s most rigorous Continuing Education through online, video and live training courses;
• I adhere to a comprehensive Standards of Practice to ensure that you receive a detailed and accurate home inspection;
• I abide by a strict Code of Ethics, which puts you first and protects your rights as a consumer; and
• I use state-of-the-art inspection tools and reporting software so that you can make informed decisions about the home you want to buy or sell

As full time home inspectors, we are always ready to serve our clients promptly. Typically, a home inspection is requested 2-3 days after going under contract on a home and most reports are delivered by email within 24 hours after the inspection is completed.

To schedule your home inspection simply call or text 609-377-1538, send us an email, or easily schedule your inspection online.

We work with local, licensed pest control companies to complete the termite inspection and report as a convenience for our customers. If you need, or want, a termite inspection, we will schedule the pest control company to perform their service at the same time as our home inspection for added convenience.

We provide home inspection services in Southern New Jersey and Southeastern Pennsylvania including:

  • ATLANTIC COUNTY: Absecon, Atlantic City, Brigantine, Buena, Collings Lakes, Corbin City, Egg Harbor City, Elwood, Estell Manor, Folsom, Hammonton, Linwood, Longport, Margate, Mays Landing, Northfield, Pleasantville, Pomona, Port Republic, Smithville, Somers Point, Ventnor
  • CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Bridgeton, Cedarville, Fairton, Laurel Lake, Millville, Port Norris, Rosenhayn, Seabrook, Shiloh, Vineland
  • CAMDEN COUNTY: Ashland, Audubon, Barclay Barrington, Bellmawr, Berlin, Blackwood, Brookfield, Brooklawn, Camden, Cherry Hill, Chesilhurst, Clementon, Collingswood, Echelon, Ellisburg, Gibbsboro, Glendora, Gloucester City, Golden Triangle, Greentree, Haddon Heights, Haddonfield, Hi-Nella, Kingston Estates, Laurel Springs, Lawnside, Lindenwold, Magnolia, Merchantville, Mount Ephraim, Oaklyn, Pine Hill, Pine Valley, Runnemede, Somerdale, Springdale, Stratford, Tavistock, Wood-Lynne
  • CAPE MAY COUNTY: Avalon, Belleplain, Burleigh, Cape May, Cape May Court House, Cape May Point, Diamond Beach, Erma, North Cape May, North Wildwood, Ocean City, Rio Grande, Sea Isle City, Stone Harbor, Strathmere, Villas, West Cape May, West Wildwood, Whitesboro, Wildwood, Wildwood Crest, Woodbine
  • GLOUCESTER COUNTY: Beckett, Clayton, Gibbstown, Glassboro, Mullica Hill, National Park, Newfield, Oak Valley, Paulsboro, Pitman, Richwood, Swedesboro, Turnersville, Victory Lakes, Wenonah, Westville, Williamstown, Woodbury, Woodbury Heights
  • BURLINGTON COUNTY: Beverly, Bordentown, Browns Mills, Burlington, Country Lake Estates, Fieldsboro, Florence, Fort Dix, Juliustown, Leisuretowne, Marlton, McGuire AFB, Medford Lakes, Moorestown-Lenola, Palmyra, Pemberton, Pemberton Heights, Presidential Lakes Estates, Ramblewood, Riverton, Roebling, Wrightstown
  • SALEM COUNTY: Alloway, Carneys Point, Elmer, Hancocks Bridge, Olivet, Pedricktown, Penns Grove, Pennsville, Quinton, Salem, Woodstown
  • OCEAN COUNTY: Barnegat, Barnegat Light, Bay Head, Beach Haven, Beachwood, Cedar Glen, Crestwood Village, Dover Beaches, Forked River, Harvey Cedars, Holiday City, Holiday Heights, Island Heights, Lakehurst, Lakewood, Lavallette, Leisure Knoll, Leisure Village, Manahawkin, Mantoloking, Mystic Island, New Egypt, North Beach Haven, Ocean Acres, Ocean Gate, Pine Beach, Pine Lake Park, Pine Ridge, Point Pleasant Beach, Point Pleasant, Seaside Heights, Seaside Park, Ship Bottom, Silver Ridge, Surf City, Toms River, Tuckerton, Vista Center, Waretown