ENCOMPASS HOME INSPECTION will prepare your Home Inspection Reports with easy-to-read details on:
• The condition of the major components of the house including the roof, grounds, exterior, kitchen, appliances, laundry room, bathrooms, bedrooms, all other rooms, interior, basement, plumbing, heat/AC systems, electrical system, and garage if present
• Major and minor deficiencies, if any in all inspected components
• Any major expenditures necessary in the near future (components nearing the end of their design life)
• What to watch out for
• Helpful home preservation tips
• Safety concerns
• Radon testing
• Termite inspections
• Westchester County private well water testing
Our Home Inspector will review the detailed report with you to make sure you understand everything and answer any remaining questions.
The home inspection is a visual process where all of the major components within a home are tested and/or operated to verify proper operation or installation. Doors and windows are opened and closed, roofing materials inspected, air-conditioning and heating systems operated. The Inspector will fill the sinks and tub(s), run the shower(s), and flush the toilets. All the while making notes on the condition and operation of the components tested. Upon completion a detailed report will be distributed to you and all other interested parties you designate.
Seller Certified Home Program (Pre-Listing Inspections)
Listing inspections are very good way for the homeowner determine the condition of their home prior to listing it for sale. A great many sales are cancelled due to the buyer’s shock at the “functional condition” of the home. It may look great, but have serious technical, safety, or functional issues present without the owner’s knowledge. Having the home inspected prior to placing it on the market is the ideal way to identify and either repair, get a quote for repair, or disclose any issue found in the Inspection to buyers. Obviously, repairing the items would be the most beneficial towards completing the sale. However, there may be financial reasons where the owner can’t make the repairs. Disclosing them up front and pricing the home based upon that disclosure will often times speed the sales process and produce a higher net sales price for the owner.
Pre-Warranty Expiration Inspections
Warranty inspections are performed during the 11th month of your 1-year Builder Warranty. The inspection will be performed to verify that proper building techniques were used and that the various components of the home were properly installed. You will be presented with a completed report at the end of the inspection along with digital photos taken as needed for inaccessible areas.
Investor Property Inspections
Includes Multi-Unit Housing
Investor property inspections are performed prior to purchase as well as periodically during ownership. Prepurchase inspections are performed to identify defects prior to taking ownership to negotiate repairs or price adjustments which reflect the condition of the property. Periodic inspections for properties currently in your portfolio would ensure the identification of needed repairs prior to becoming major problems. Tenants sometimes neglect to mention repairs and/or abuse the property during their tenancy. Identifying those problems early is the key to profitable ownership.
New Construction Inspections
New construction inspections are performed at the completion of construction, but prior to your final walk through with the Builder’s Customer Service Representative or Superintendent. It is always a good idea to verify that utilities (gas, water, and electric) have been turned on, either by you or the Builder depending on the Builder’s policy. The inspection should be scheduled just a day or two before your final walk through with the Builder. This will ensure that most, if not all, last minute items have been completed prior to your inspection. At the conclusion of the inspection a completed report will be distributed to you. Not all jurisdictions allow new construction inspections, we recommend you contact ENCOMPASS HOME INSPECTION for details.