I provide comprehensive home inspection services throughout the Philadelphia Area to assist buyers in evaluating their potential new home.
How It Works
We’ll walk through the house together checking to make sure things are in good condition. From the basement to the roof, I’ll evaluate all of the areas of the house and look for signs of issues that might impact the value and/or livability of the house. I’ll answer your questions and help you get acquainted with the house systems. Most inspections take 2-4 hours depending on the size of the property, the issues encountered, and other factors.
Within 24 to 48 hours of completing the inspection, I’ll follow up with a thorough report that summarizes and prioritizes all of the issues we find, in addition to general information about the house.
After receiving the report, I’m more than happy to discuss any questions or concerns over the phone. If anything needs a second look, I’ll return to the property at no extra charge to re-inspect the item for clarification.
After attending the inspection and reviewing my report, you’ll come away with a deep understanding of the ins and outs, perks and defects of the house.
ASHI Standards of Practice
The inspection is performed in accordance with the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics of the American Society of Home Inspectors. ASHI's Standards of Practice are the most widely accepted and stringent home inspection guidelines in use today.
Although the home was only 12 years old and appeared to us to be in excellent condition, Peter explained major defects, made suggestions for improvement, and provided home maintenance tips.
With the AHI report, we were able to negotiate what amounted to about $6,000+ worth of repairs.
Burlington County, NJ
Angie's List Review
What I Check
Sites and Grounds
Walkways, driveways, patios, porches, decks, stoops, lot grading adjacent to the foundation, fences, stairways, vegetation and trees adjacent to the home.
Walls, floors, floor joists and framing, subflooring, supports, beams, bulkhead door assembly and stairs, insulation, ventilation, sump pit and pump.
Roof Surfaces and Components
Main and garage roof materials, surface uniformity, flashings, drip edges, gutters and downspouts.
Exterior Surfaces and Components
Wall surfaces and siding, doors and door frames, windows and window frames, skylights, trim and chimneys.
Interior Surfaces and Components
Wall, ceiling and floor surfaces, windows, doors, stairways and railings, cabinetry and countertops, bathtub and shower enclosures, bathroom tile, grouting and caulking.
Central Heating System
Cabinet, burners, venting connector pipes, blower fan and motor, circulating pumps, ductwork and distribution piping, emergency shut-off and safety valves, zone valves and thermostats.
Electrical Systems and Components
Main service cable, metering equipment, main and sub panels, circuit breakers, fuses, interior/exterior wiring and fixtures, grounding system and ground fault circuit interrupters.
Plumbing Systems and Components
Exterior plumbing, interior water distribution piping, drain/waste piping and venting, sinks, toilets, faucets, showers, bathtubs and whirlpool tubs, laundry tub and faucet, hot water heater, fuel supply meter and distribution piping.
Exterior siding and trim, doors and door frames, windows and window frames, vehicle entry door and door hardware, automatic door opener, interior walls and ceilings, fire wall, fire door and floors.
Air Conditioning System
Compressor / condenser unit, refrigerant lines, condensate drainage unit, air handler cabinet, blower fan and motor, ductwork, filters and thermostats.
Cooktops, ovens, dishwasher, garbage disposal, trash compactor, exhaust systems and microwave.
Attic Space and Roof Framing Components
Access hatches and stairs, framing, sheathing, insulation and ventilation.
Miscellaneous Systems and Components
Fireplaces, smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, bathroom exhaust fans, ceiling fans and whole house fans.
Need a termite inspection, radon testing, or other environmental services along with your inspection?