I have you covered with a variety of inspection services to meet your unique requirements.
Are you looking for a full home inspection or something more specific? I have you covered with inspection services ranging from standard home inspections to radon and water quality testing.
I also inspect the following types of buildings, whether you're renting, buying, or investing in a property.
Gain greater peace of mind and clarity when buying a home, or ensure a smooth transaction with maximum return when selling your home.
Purchasing a new home also means buying that home's problems. With a pre-purchase home inspection you can see exactly what you're buying. Problems discovered during the inspection could allow you to renegotiate to offset the costs of repairs — potentially saving you thousands of dollars. I'll even help you become familiar with the property.View Details
Sometimes selling your home can be just as much of a roller coaster as buying one. Getting a pre-listing home inspection can help ensure a quick and smooth transaction. You can enter the selling process with confidence that there won't be any unexpected surprises. You'll also avoid delays, which could last for weeks or even months.View Details
A 4-point inspection is often required by insurance companies for homeowners insurance policies, typically for older homes. The 4-point inspection is shorter than a full home inspection and assesses the condition of four vital systems of the home: HVAC (air conditioning and heating), roof, plumbing, and electrical.View Details
Unfortunately, new does not always mean perfect. In fact, new doesn't even guarantee good. Material defects and human error during the construction process can lead to expensive problems later on. A new construction home inspection can help identify these problems early, when they're cheaper to fix. Some issues may even be covered under warranty.View Details
Radon is a naturally produced, radioactive gas — and the second leading cause of lung cancer, behind cigarettes. Radon gas can enter your home through the foundation and collect in the basement. A radon test will help to protect your family by checking for hazardous concentrations. If levels are too high, then a radon mitigation system should be installed.View Details
Water quality testing is important to verify that the water in your home is not tainted by any dangerous or offensive contaminants such as certain strains of bacteria, lead, nitrates/nitrites, other heavy metals such as arsenic, and more. Water quality tests should be performed regardless of whether the water comes from a public source or a private well. You can find more information on potential drinking water hazards here.
Check faucets and showers, looking for visible leaks as well as testing water pressure and drainage. Identify the types of pipes used, if visible. Identify the location of the main water shutoff valve.
Identify the amperage, voltage and type of wiring, test light fixtures, switches & receptacles and make sure there are GFCIs installed where needed to protect from electrical shock. Inspect the electrical panel for safety issues and fire hazards. As well as the main service entrance and identify the location of the main shut off.
Identify the type of fuel. Inspect visible flue pipes and ducts, determine the age of the furnace and air conditioner, whether or not they function properly, and possibly recommend repairs or maintenance. Identify the location of service shut off switches.
Determine the age of the water heater and check for proper installation. I can also determine the condition and possibly give an estimated remaining life span of the unit.
Check for proper ventilation. A poorly ventilated dryer exhaust can be a serious fire hazard.
Identify the presence or absence of smoke & carbon monoxide detectors. In the attached garage, identify the presence of a fire rated door, ensure that the living space walls/ceilings, have the proper fire rating and are undamaged. Also check the fireplace for defects, proper installation and maintenance.
Check for visible leaks, properly secured toilets, proper ventilation to prevent moisture related issues, and more.
If possible, check for structural damage and proper ventilation. Also check insulation and ensure that nothing is ventilated directly into the attic, such as the bathroom.
Check for damaged or missing siding, cracks, and excessive soil contact which can be an invitation for pests.
Check for possible foundation failure, indicated by cracks or settling.
Check to ensure that the ground slopes away from the house, which prevents water from entering the house or causing damage to the foundation.
If accessible and visible, check for roof damage or poor installation that may allow for water penetration as well as checking the condition of the gutters.
Test the garage door for proper functionality, as well as its safety devices. Check for proper ventilation to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, and check for risks of explosion from ignition sources too close to the floor.
RIZZI Home Inspection Services provides professional home inspection services in Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess Counties including the communities of Poughkeepsie, Beacon, East Fishkill, Pawling, Brewster, Carmel, Kent, White Plains, Yonkers, New Rochelle. Not sure if that's you? Give me a call at (845) 745-2343 or send me an email.