Home Inspection Services
Tom is a New Jersey licensed Home Inspector and a certified member of InterNACHI (International Association of Home Inspectors). He has been in the construction industry for over 40 years performing inspections, giving ventilation seminars and designing HVAC systems. He understands the importance of a good quality inspection and is NJDEP certified for Radon Testing, Wood Destroying Insect inspections, and Indoor Air Quality (mold) inspections.
If thoroughness and genuine concern for your townhouse, condo or home is what you are looking for, then Tom is your inspector.
Consider before the inspection...
- 1. Ensure that all utilities are turned on for the inspection.
- 2. Review your purchase contract. Most contracts allow 10 days for inspections to be completed, for your schedule requirements.
- 3. Mortgage companies usually require a wood destroying insect (WDI) inspection. Inquire if the home has ever received any WDI treatments. Are there any WDI warranties still in effect, and if so, are they transferable to new owners?
- 4. The EPA recommends that every home be tested for Radon. If you require a radon test, ensure that the house is closed up, except for normal entering and exiting, at least 12 hours prior to the inspection.
- 5. We suggest you clear your schedule so you can attend the inspection. The information you gain will be of great benefit.
Experience the difference...
Many home inspection companies talk about experience. But at HIS-TEC Home Inspection Services, we not only have the most experience, we also combine this talent with the most modern methods and equipment available. HIS-TEC will make your inspection special.
HIS-TEC is governed by the rules in the New Jersey Administrative Code contained at N.J.A.C. 13:40-15 and also follows the guidelines set forth by both New Jersey's and the
HIS-TEC is completely insured with Errors and Omissions and General Liability. General Liability insurance protects you should the inspector damage an item while performing the inspection. Errors and Omissions insurance cover any negligence by the inspector. These insurances should not be confused with post-purchase homeowner warranties. Any system in a house could experience a normal mechanical breakdown after occupancy is taken.
Something about older houses
Most surviving American houses were built with an attempt at being fashionable. As such, they display the influence of shapes, materials, detailing and features that made up the architectural style that was in vogue at the time of construction. Proper interpretation and identification will place your prospective home in its proper historical period.
Houses built after 1945...
Construction methods changed after World War II with platform construction replacing balloon framed construction. New energy efficient materials and high efficiency appliances have made new houses less expensive to maintain.
WHETHER YOU ARE PURCHASING A STYLED AMERICAN CLASSIC BUILT BETWEEN 1860 & 1945, OR A MODERN HOME WITH THE SAME AMERICAN TRADITION BUILT AFTER 1945, YOU CAN REST ASSURED THAT YOUR INSPECTION WILL BE THOROUGH AND INFORMATIVE
The inspection report
All clients receive their Report within 24 hours of the Home Inspection. The Report is prepared on a laptop computer and is sent directly to you. Items requiring attention are listed at the beginning of the Report. A digital camera is used to record defects and areas of concern. The photographs are highlighted in the Report. For your convenience, reports are produced in pdf format and are emailed to you, your realtor, attorney, or anyone else you authorize to receive it.
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