Frequently Asked Questions
A home inspection is a visual assessment of a property including major mechanical and electrical systems performed by a trained professional in accordance with industry standards. Some of the items typically inspected are: plumbing, electrical, grading, roofing, siding, windows and doors, HVAC systems, the foundation and much more. Some specialized inspections are available as well, including termite inspections and radon testing. A written explanation of the current condition of the property is provided following the inspection, and includes digital pictures of significant findings.
A commercial inspection is a visual assessment of a property to help determine current condition and safety. We work with each client to determine the scope needed. Some of the items typically inspected are: plumbing, electrical, grading, roofing, siding, windows and doors, landscaping, the parking lot, HVAC systems, the foundation and much more. Our inspections are done in general accordance with the internationally-accepted ASTM standards for a baseline Property Condition Assessment. A written report detailing the current condition of the property is provided following the inspection, and includes digital pictures of significant findings.
A home or commercial inspection provides you with an unbiased, objective written assessment of the property you are about to sell or purchase, including safety concerns. This puts you in the best position to make decisions regarding your investment. If you're a seller, a pre-listing inspection gives you a blueprint to maintenance items you might want to repair prior to sale. Showing perspective buyers the inspection, and what items were fixed, gives them added confidence in the quality and care you've taken in your home. Home buyers use a home inspection to gather additional information about the property. Understanding the condition of a property can provide critical peace of mind for both buyers and sellers.
Cost of a property inspection depends on a variety of factors, including: square footage, time required, age of the home, number of heating and air conditioning units and location. Commercial properties sometimes undergo a bidding process depending on the time-frame available and can have multiple options in the bid. For information on the property you are interested in, call or email for a free quote.
A complete home inspection generally takes between 2 and 3 hours onsite. This allows time for assessment of the home’s exterior, interior, mechanical and electrical systems. Clients are welcomed to attend the inspection and your All Aspects inspector will take care to thoroughly explain all significant findings. In commercial inspections, the client may be in another state, or another country. These may involve just a few hours or two or three days of inspection work depending on the size and scope of the inspection. The best way to determine the duration of an inspection is to contact us to discuss your specific needs.
If you’re a buyer, you should schedule an inspection as soon as you have a signed contract in place and before closing. If you are selling a property, consider a pre-listing inspection before putting the home on the market. This will give you time to consider making any necessary repairs to boost buyer confidence and help your home rise above the nearby competition.
No. A home inspection is an unbiased report based on the condition of a home at the time of the inspection. A home cannot fail because any problem can be, and has been, repaired. It is simply an informational tool for you to use when evaluating a property.
A home inspection is limited to a visual inspection of the home’s components and systems. Inspectors do not do damage to walls or ceilings, use invasive tools or disturb personal property. Problems that cannot be seen during the extensive walkthrough of the property are not within the scope of a standard home inspection.
Depending on what is found during the inspection, your All Aspects inspector may recommend that you have specific home components evaluated by a specialist, such as a plumber or electrician, for possible update or repair. To remain objective, we never solicit bids on repairs or promote a single contractor. We suggest soliciting referrals from friends or family in the area. If that is not available, the local Better Business Bureau is a great place to find reputable contractors.
Our foundation at All Aspects Home Inspections, Inc is built upon nearly four decades of professional experience in the construction business. In addition, we have undergone standard and specialized property inspection training and certification courses through InterNACHI (International Association of Certified Home Inspectors), and have achieved industry recognition in the area such that our local Inspection 21 campus has chosen us to lead its own training and mentorship program. We follow property inspection industry standards & best practices, and are constantly working to stay informed of NJ licensure changes.