A Westwood NJ home inspector, inspects your home’s interior and exterior, examining the electrical systems, plumbing, foundation, air conditioning, and roofing. The inspection is detailed, and it aims at uncovering any faults that may exist in the home. They'll also take local Westwood specific information into account. Sometimes records of natural disasters can clue an inspector into weaknesses. It occurs after the seller accepts your offer before you put any money down. It is critical to have a professional home inspection, regardless of any pre-inspection claims the seller might make. The goal is to prevent you from spending money down the line on a fault that the seller could either repair or accept at a reduced price.
A home might fail an inspection for several reasons, such as:
Improper sloping– The area around the house should be such that water flows away, not towards it. It prevents water damage in the form of flooding, cracks in the foundation, or dampness that leads to mold and rot. Shifting soil can affect the grade of the ground and lead to this undesirable scenario. Find a home inspector that is familiar with the landscape of your region.
Foundation faults– Cracks in the foundation lead to framing problems, imperfect closing of doors and windows, and roof issues. Causes include wandering roots, shifts in parts of the foundation, inadequate rebar reinforcement, natural events such as earthquakes, and added stories that were not in the initial plans.
Plumbing– It is among the most vulnerable systems in the home. They could be as trivial as slow drains, leaking faucets, or as significant as water cross-contamination. Plumbing problems, particularly leaks, have the potential to escalate and can lead to constant mold growth. Any mold growth is undesirable, whether or not it is the musty kind. NJ certified home inspectors note any dampness, moisture accumulation, and water spots as reliable indicators of leaks.
Wood– The best home inspectors spend time going through all exposed wood surfaces in the home. Every wooden structure receives careful examination, from decks, patios, sheds to trusses, roofs, and windows. They note any rot caused by moisture, termite damage, and old age.
Electrical problems– Errors in wiring are a fire hazard. An inspector will examine any fraying in the insulation, current limiting measures, questionable wiring, missing smoke detectors, and old panels. Anything that doesn’t adhere to the code is flagged.
Security– All ingress points should have locks. All windows and doors should be secure confidently enough to deter intruders. Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors should be present and working in all areas required by the law. The absence of any security system might be questionable.
Roofing– The roof is a crucial area for inspection because it is expensive to replace. The condition of roofing materials should be acceptable, and there should be no visible signs of water damage or leaks.
HVAC– Problems with heating, ventilation, and cooling suggest an inhospitable living environment. Wiring for the systems should be sound, there shouldn’t be any gas leaks, and the ductwork should be done appropriately with no visible cracks.
A Westwood NJ home inspection is more involving and requires adequate time. As far as home inspection prices go, the average costs vary depending on the location, the size of the property, and market factors.
Please call Eagle Eye Inspections today at 201-699-6608 to request a home or building inspection.