Your home really is your greatest investment. Before you buy, you should know as much as possible about the property, so that you can make an informed decision. I grew up on Staten Island, and worked with home improvement contractors from my teens to my early twenties. I joined the US Postal Service in 1988, and worked as a building equipment mechanic. Certified in industrial electric service, environmental controls (HVAC), I have decades of experience working with electricity, plumbing and HVAC.
As your Home Inspector, my goal is to make you aware of the condition of the home you are considering for purchase. Every home has issues, but most are simple fixes – your inspection report should let you know what those issues are, in plain English. The inspection report should also alert you to any major issues that need to be considered before buying.
As your Home Inspector, my obligation is to you and no one else. The only exception to this is if I find any serious safety hazards. I am required to disclose those to the owner/occupants of the house so they are not in danger.
I will be happy to answer any questions you have before, during or after the inspection. Even years after the inspection, you can call with questions about maintaining your home – it’s my favorite topic!