Our Full Range of Property Inspection Services
Oil Tank Sweep/Search
An Oil Tank Sweep is the only possible way to locate an underground storage tank. Our technician will first look inside the home for clues that may indicate a past or current oil tank. IE. an oil-fired furnace, oil burner shut off switches and/or pipes or lines exiting the foundation or floor. Utilizing a tank detection machine, the technician walks the grounds searching for any buried metallic objects. The technician sweeps in all directions in a radius of thirty (30) feet around the building. If the presence of any large metallic object buried underground is detected, the area of concern will be marked. Once complete, a report will be emailed with supporting photographs of what was found, the same day!
Determining if the existence of an oil or storage tank is crucial prior to closing on a home. Without an Oil Tank Sweep, tanks can go undetected. Current owners of the home may not be aware of the existence of a tank, especially in older homes. Many oil tanks were abandoned in place when gas conversions were made. This possible abandoned tank can now be dealt with prior to ownership and removal/remediation costs will be placed on the current owner.
Pricing starts at $250.00
Our Inspectors can be scheduled for a sewer camera inspection quickly and provide you with photographic evidence of problems found. These drain inspections could potentially end up saving you thousands of dollars.
Homeowner Sewer Pipe and Gutter drainage Inspections
If you suspect or have an issue with your sewer line, gutter drainage system, or any other underground pipe in or around your home, we can help. Our inspectors will run a camera through your pipes to look for any obstructions, damage, back pitching, roots etc. We can also locate and pinpoint an issue so you can avoid guessing / digging up your entire yard and just repair the section needing attention.
Many plumbers and landscapers do not own camera equipment. Contact us to work along side of your contractor to keep repair costs down.
Home Purchases Sewer Inspection
A Standard NJ Home Inspection does not include evaluation of the sewer line under the ground. Home inspectors will ONLY evaluate the plumbing system visible to them, leaving the underground system a mystery. Roots, crushed pipes and toilet paper buildup can let water rush by but start a backup when you move in. Our inspectors can find these issues before they are your responsibility. Call us to schedule your sewer camera inspection. We will ensure it’s draining properly and recommend repairs, if needed. Our report includes a write-up and video of your system to help you provide proof to the sellers of issues, should they arise.
Gutter drain Inspection
If your gutters underground drains are backing up, overflowing, or if you would like to know where they go, our inspectors can solve your problem. Our inspectors can find the issues or the solution to your underground pipe problems. Call us to schedule your underground drainage camera inspection. We will ensure it’s draining properly and locate issues/recommend repairs, if needed.
Home Owner & Home Purchase sewer inspection:
$295 includes report
$295 per hour
Gutter /storm water scoping:
$295 for 1st drain, $200 Each extra
Common Pipe Issues:
Cracks, Negative Slope/Low Spots, Roots, Separation, Broken, Scale Buildup, Corrosion, Holes, Pipe Deficiencies, and Obstructions are all inspected for when we camera a line.
Tree roots can cause sewer lines to break and back up. When trees start to get thirsty, they often grow towards the moisture of damaged pipes. Our sewer drain inspection can also show that your sewer line is working just fine so that you don’t have to worry about it.
Broken, Separated, Offset:
Joints within a sewer line that might be offset, separated, or misaligned will often release water causing the surrounding soil to erode and the pipe to collapse over time.
Some sewer lines have low areas where standing water collects. When water is pushed into the pipe, it eventually hits standing water where the pipe is low resulting in clogged pipes and a build-up of water and debris. Low pipes are the result of shifting soil, poor installation, broken pipes, and more.
Fireplace / Chimney Inspections
Many fireplaces are not cleaned and maintained for safe operation. Lack of maintenance can be hazardous and cause a home to catch fire. Chimneys and fireplaces that do not conform to today’s standards, not properly installed, or show extensive age, can be difficult and costly to repair. We offer an internal camera inspection with a thorough and detailed report (with photos) for chimneys and fireplaces.
Our Inspectors looks for cracks, damage, movement, creosote build-up and other indicators that may be problematic to the chimney.
- Exterior Visual Evaluation:
The inspector will evaluate and photograph the exterior chimney chase for deficiencies. This includes; missing mortar, shifting chimney, improper/damaged chimney cap, items connected to chimney, improper clearances ect.
- Interior Visual Evaluation:
Interior chimney chase (if visible) and firebox/appliance will be evaluated visually and photographed.
- Video Camera Flue Evaluation:
A camera will be sent into the chimney flue. This camera spins and take photos of the flue and diagnose/identify issues that would not be seen with the naked eye.
- Same Day Report:
After the inspection process, the inspector will generate a report along with the photos taken during the inspection. Normally the report is emailed out that night.
1st Fireplace – $275*
Each additional fireplace – +$150*
* Under certain circumstances flues might not allow for a camera entry. IE. Small flue size, unsafe, sharp bends etc. During the inspection the inspector will try all means safely possible to photograph/inspect the flue.
There is a reason why we do not include repair estimates. Our company is strictly an inspection company. This prevents any of our inspectors from being unethical during and after the inspection. “Up Selling” is a common issue with chimney contractors. In fact, some chimney contractors have never seen a chimney they liked, unless they built it.
A company that performs repairs might try to recommend unnecessary items, bogus maintenance, and repairs that might not be needed.
Pool inspections are not included in a Standard NJ Home Inspection, and if a swimming pool requires repairs, it may actually detract from the value of the home or be expensive to repair or remove them. Some repairs may be minor or completely aesthetic, and will not affect the functionality of the pool, while other problems can result in serious long term or safety issues. Our pool inspection documents any issues like cracks, damage, improper installation and other flaws, so you know exactly what is needed to be repaired on your future pool.
- Pool Surrounding: Fencing, gates, enclosure, decking, patios walkway, diving areas, ladders, steps and electrical outlets.
- Pool Surfaces: Pool surfaces, tile (cracks, discoloration, and worn areas) and the coping surrounding the pool (open joints, cracking).
- Pool Equipment: Pool lights, electrical connections, outlets, GFCI protection, timers, disconnects pumps, filters, exposed piping, heaters, controls, skimmers, and electrical bonding.
- Equipment Operation: Operation of the pump, inspection for leaks, skimmers and filtration, heater, filter operation and leaks from the equipment.
- Report: The inspector will create a detailed report along with photos that will be emailed the same day as the inspection. This will summarize our inspection results and include pictures of the pool with pictures of issues sited. There are maintenance suggestions. All the findings will help you in you understand the pool and its condition more thoroughly.
Pool Inspection costs start at: $395.00
Mold inspections and Testing
Mold can either be visible or hidden in a home. It can poses a toxic threat to any inhabitants and affects everyone differently. Searching a home or any building for mold is crucial to avoid health issues and an enjoyable environment. We can perform a mold inspection and test areas that are concerning in New Jersey.
Mold in a building will not go away on its own and can often grow off of normal humidity. Mold will only continue to multiply in damp areas and can endanger the entire property and its inhabitants.
Ensure that your home is free of these toxic substances with a quick and easy home mold inspection/test.
The following methods are used to collect mold samples, either by collecting air samples, Bulk Samples, or Swab/Lift off. The last media is if asbestos fibers are suspected and tests requested.
- Air Samples: At least 2 samples of air are taken. 1st sample is of the exterior fresh air. This is used as a control sample to compare individual interior samples. Next, interior samples are taken to determine what spores exist within the home compared to the outside. This is used as a practical test to find actual spores being inhaled by inhabitants.
- Bulk Samples: Are designed for the collection of an object from the structure. This is used when carpet has a moldy smell or other building materials are suspected to contain spores.
- Swabs and Lift Offs: Used for surface sampling. Areas of visible mold are sampled to determine what mold spores are on the surface.
Starting at $175
Lift Off sample:
$300 1st room
$150 each additional
Radon is currently one of the leading causes of lung cancer and yet, there are so many Americans living with radon in their homes simply because they are unaware of the risks or skip a simple inspection that detects it.
We can test your home or building for radon, so you know if you are being harmed by these gasses.
Radon forms naturally when uranium located in soil, rocks, and water breaks down. It’s a radioactive gas that enters the air after it has broken down, and while it doesn’t pose a threat outdoors, it can be problematic when it seeps into a home. So how does radon enter a home? It can get through cracks located in a floor, through cavities inside of walls, and through construction joints. If radon is detected in your home, a system can be installed in order to remove it before you’re exposed.
Radon Testing Cost:
Commercial: call for pricing
Why Choose Us
We continuously educate ourselves and invest in the latest diagnostic tools to stay ahead of our competition. Unlike other companies, we are more than happy to answer your questions after the inspection should they arise.
GET IN TOUCH WITH US
We hope that you contact us if needing one of our services for your home. Schedule an inspection on your home, building, or prospective investment property today. Our over-the-phone and email consultations are free. To get started, contact us to request a quote.