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Client Testimonials

Thank you John, I received the inspection report and I have to say I am very impressed at the thoroughness of it. I just went though the whole report and it was very easy to understand and loved the pictures in the report. I just emailed it to my Atty I am sure I will be discussing issues with him tomorrow. Thanks for explaining everything and for being so patient. You are a true professional.
Sonia A. Buzzelli

I actually researched dozens of inspectors, I contacted John approximately 10:15pm and he answered the questions I had concerning the services he provides. I could not have made a better choice he saved me thousands and helped me�re-negotiate my contract with his findings.
-A. Armstrong, Plainfield, NJ

"I’m extremely satisfied. I genuinely feel I choose the right person for the job. John was pleasant and most importantly informative and knowledgeable"
A. September, Oakland, NJ

"Thanks so much for such an amazing job on the inspection and for such a thorough and detailed report! I have to say - I remember the last home inspection we did about 6 years ago when we bought our last house - and I thought our inspector at the time was really good. Mind you, it was a smaller house, but his report was like 8 pages. Yours is over 40 with pictures and coverage down to the individual outlet, window, etc. So much really valuable detail!"
C. Cerruto, Glen Ridge, NJ

"Thank you for the outstanding service in inspecting our potential home. We really enjoyed meeting you and the time and care you put into inspecting the house. We felt as though you were inspecting your own house.�The report with the pictures was really very valuable and the turn around time was outstanding. We would definitely recommend you to others as well as call you again"
M.C Landing, NJ

"It was a great experience working with John. He has a very sharp eye. Very detailed and thorough inspection. John does not cut corners. After a home inspection with LookSmart you will know exactly what you are buying"
B. Aboulenian, Avenel, NJ�

"Home buying can be a very stressful experience.�Hiring John Martino at Look Smart was probably the easiest part of my home purchase. His fees are affordable and his schedule is very flexible. John is�extremely thorough with his inspection and�the inspection report can be completed�in less then 48 hours. I�was also�impressed by the�quality of his reports containing�photos and summaries of�his findings. I highly recommend LookSmart!!"
Yvett Plaza, Dover, NJ

"The home inspection was very thorough and the inspector (John) was very knowledgeable"
G. Urena, North Bergen, NJ

"Thanks again for coming out to the house twice.�You did a real through and professional�job"
I. Walsh, Flanders, NJ�

"I knew "Dilip cannot be wrong", when he recommended your name. I am extremely satisfied with the details of your work. Now, I am another client of yours, who will be talking about you in our friend circle".
S. Prandhan, Hackettstown, NJ

"I am very happy with the service. I received all that was promised....Very satisfied"
R. Khandelwal, Parsippany, NJ

lookSmart performs New Jersey Home Inspections in many NJ counties.

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By : John Martino | In : Home Inspections

LookSmart Home Inspections performs New Jersey Home Inspections in the following counties.

Home inspections in Bergen county, home inspections in Essex county, home inspections in Hudson county, home inspections in Hunterdon county, home inspections in Morris county, home inspections in Sussex county, home inspections in Union county, home inspections in Warren county, home inspections in Passaic county, home inspections in Somerset county.

Narrative home inspection reports

By : John Martino | In : Home Inspections

A word about home inspection reports. When you choose a home inspector please make sure that he or she supplies a narrative inspection report. I was taking a look at a checklist style report and it tells almost zero about the conditions that exist in the home. As a consumer you want the best possible reporting for your hard earned money. Ask your home inspector what kind of reporting he or she uses. If they say checklist do yourself a favor and find another home inspector. I am a strong proponent of narrative and detailed useful inspection reports. When you hire me you get a very detailed report that clearly states the conditions that exist and the ramifications if the issue is not resolved. Its cut and dry, you don’t have to look for hidden meaning because it can only be taken in one way. Along with the detailed narratives of problems I include photos so you and your attorney can see what the issue is. Vague home inspection reports don’t help you make decisions and they don’t help the home inspection profession either. Please stay away from them.

Levell II Chimney Inspections

By : John Martino | In : Home Inspections

I thought it might be useful to explain what is inspected during a level II chimney inspection. A level II chimney inspection as described by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is required when there are changes in the fuel type, changes to the fireplace shape, changes in the liner, a sale of a home or transfer of a property. A level II chimney inspection is also required if a malfunction or problem has occurred. Simply put a level II inspection of the chimney is a much more detailed inspection.

Your chimney sweep will inspect the readily accessible sections of the chimney exterior, interior and accessible portions of the appliance and the chimney connection. The chimney sweep will be looking for the basic soundness of the chimney structure and flue as well as the connections. A level II chimney inspection also includes the accessible portions of the chimney exterior and interior including attics, crawl spaces and basements. It will address proper clearances from combustibles in accessible locations.

The most important aspect of the level II chimney inspection is the use of a video camera to examine the internal surfaces and joints of a

Carpenter ants

By : John Martino | In : Home Inspections
Carpenter ants are another wood destroying insect that I look for during your New Jersey Home Inspection. They usually do not cause as much damage to wood as termites. They are different then termites because they do not consume wood they tunnel into the wood. In most instances carpenter ants will attack wood that is moist or already damaged. Structural damage from carpenter ants is limited to the size of the carpenter ant colony. Often carpenter ants are discovered while undertaking repairs on the home. They will nest in hollow doors, sills, saddles, behind siding, in wood columns and many other places where they can find a moisture source. Carpenter ants can be controlled by using certain spray or power type insecticides.
LookSmart Home Inspections is an independent New Jersey Home Inspection company.

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