74 Crest Drive, South Orange, NJ 07079 tom.histec@gmail.com (973) 568-3623

Services

  • Appliances

    We inspect to see if an appliance is installed securely and if it is operating. The appliance is not inspected for efficiency or energy use. For example, do the stove top, gas burners, light and do...

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  • Attic

    Inspections help ensure that attics do not have leaks of course but you also need to know if insulation is in place while adequate ventilation is being provided to prevent moisture buildup or mold development. Is...

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  • Basement

    Whether or not this lower area is a finished living space or just used for storage it is very important to know whether or not it has water leaks, wood destroying organisms, structural damage and how...

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  • Electrical

    Safety is our first concern, from the power line connection to the house, through the electrical panel, out through the lights, switches and receptacles. Basically this is a visual inspection of the wiring, components, installation and...

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  • Exterior

    We report on the siding, windows, doors roof and gutters. We look at the grading, vegetation, walkways and drive to see what condition they are in and if they need maintenance or service. Decks, porches and...

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  • Fireplaces

    The type of operation (wood burning converted to gas log operation) for example can change the requirements of the chimney flue, the damper operation and fire box enclosure. The mortar joints heath and clearances to wood...

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  • Floors & Ceilings

    We do not inspect the colors or finishes of course. We look at the material, the installation and whether or not it is in need of service repair or replacement. For example; is the ceramic tile...

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  • Grading

    Probably the number one reason, for letting water soak into a basement. The inspector looks for where the problem is likely occurring (or could occur in the future). What type of fix could help correct it...

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  • Heating & Cooling

    The inspector reports on what type of system heats and/or cools your home. How the system works and what type of maintenance and service is recommended for it is discussed. The report lists any problems that...

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  • Interior Walls

    Plaster or drywall, old or new, with expansion cracks or structural cracks the report covers the interior material behind the paint or wall paper....

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  • Plumbing

    The report covers the water supply system, the water heating system and the drainage system. The piping materials and their installation is important to know of course. Is old galvanized piping leaking or corroding and will...

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  • Roof

    The roofing materials the flashings and the gutter systems are reported on. An estimate of age and future usefulness is given and any problems or maintenance issues are reported and recorded....

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  • Structural

    The home report does not provide a structural engineering report of course. But the structural report provided, outlines any defects, problems or safety issues that can be seen. For example are wood joists showing signs of...

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  • Windows & Doors

    What type of windows and doors are being used? How are they working and are they at the end of their expected usefulness? Does the door or window frame need painting, caulking, sealing or replacement? Are...

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