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Your home inspector will provide a written report evaluating the house’s major systems

By : John Martino | In : Uncategorized

Residential Inspections – Covers the exterior grounds, grading, water management, foundation, exterior trim – fascia – soffits, doors, windows, roof and gutter system. All visible framing, slab work, interior foundation, HVAC systems and ductwork, attic framing – insulation – ventillation, the electrical system starting with the panel, the entire plumbing system, mechanical systems, and appliances. Residential Inspections – Covers the exterior grounds, grading, water management, foundation, exterior trim – fascia – soffits, doors, windows, roof and gutter system. All visible framing, slab work, interior foundation, HVAC systems and ductwork, attic framing – insulation – ventillation, the electrical system starting with the panel, the entire plumbing system, mechanical systems, and appliances.

Residential Inspections – Covers the exterior grounds, grading, water management, foundation, exterior trim – fascia – soffits, doors, windows, roof and gutter system. All visible framing, slab work, interior foundation, HVAC systems and ductwork, attic framing – insulation – ventillation, the e

Importance of kick-out flashings

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By : John Martino | In : Home Inspections

When performing home inspections in New Jersey one of the important flashing details that New Jersey home inspectors will look for is kick-out flashings. Kickout flashing, also known as diverter flashing, is a unique type of flashing that diverts rainwater away from the exterior siding and into the gutter. Kickout flashings are particularity important when there is stucco or EIFS installed on the home. The idea being to help keep water from running against the exterior siding. In the case of stucco or EIFS water behind the stucco can cause significant problems such as rotting and mold growth. Once water enters the area behind the exterior siding it gets trapped. (more…)

Electrical panel inspections

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By : John Martino | In : Home Inspections

Electrical panel boxes contain circuit breakers or fuses that act as over current protection devices for the electrical circuits that are installed in the home. If electrical current exceeds the capacity of the wire to carry it safely the circuit breaker will trip and stop electrical current from flowing. This can help to avoid a house fire and electrical shock. (more…)

Backdrafting and home inspections

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By : John Martino | In : Home Inspections

Back drafting is the condition where flue gas enters the living space rather then exit through the venting system of a combustion appliance. The majority of heating appliances and water heaters use room air rather then draft fans. Back drafting is one of the conditions that a professional home inspector will look for while performing your home inspection. (more…)

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Buying a house is one of life’s biggest decisions. Before you close, you’ll want a professional inspection of the house to ascertain its true condition. John Martino is a formally trained New Jersey home inspector and member of the American Society of Home Inspectors...ReadMore