Home Inspection Services offered In CT and NY
A home inspection can help you buy or sell your home with confidence. As a trained professional I have seen it all, and I will provide invaluable help in turning you into a knowledgeable consumer. Homeowners can identify problems in the making and take preventative measures to avoid costly repairs. Sellers can understand conditions the buyer's inspector may point out and put the property in better condition by making repairs. Our inspection services include:
Buyers home Inspection
In both new and old homes, the best way to ensure that you are well informed about the strengths and weaknesses of a property is to have a professional home inspection. I am specially trained to identify problem areas both small and large that may have been overlooked by the previous owners and to identify which require immediate attention. See my Inspection Overview for more details.
Sellers house Inspection
Weather you are selling your own home or using a Realtor, it is always a prudent idea to have a professional home inspection. Knowledge is power. All homes have strengths and weaknesses: we help you answer how serious the problems are and which must be immediately addressed and which can wait. The more you know about your home, the more prepared you will be for negotiation. See my Inspection Overview for more details
In a new home, the quality of construction is often not what it should be, therefore many buyers opt to have independent reviews of their properties during various stages of the construction process, including foundation, frame and final inspection. This relatively inexpensive inspection protects your purchase, prevents unpleasant surprises, and ensures the quality of the home that you've dreamed about.
Structural Pest Inspections
Structural Pest Inspections provide extremely valuable information to buyers of both older and newer homes with a detailed written report on areas inspected, evidence found of termite activity, high risk termite entry areas inaccessible to inspection and termite control options. By law, all Termite and Wood Destroying Organism inspections must be performed by a NYS Licensed inspector.
Termites or other wood destroying organisms: These pests can cause serious damage to wooden structures and posts and can also attack stored food, household furniture, and books. See Termite Facts.
Most builders provide a one year warranty for new construction. Generally during this period of time the buyer develops a 'Punch List' of corrections for the builder to repair under the warranty coverage. Some defects will not be obvious to the untrained eye. It is prudent to obtain our home inspectors list of items that will most likely be repaired by your builder at no cost to you. You will be reassured knowing that potential problems were addressed before they grey into something that could cost you a great deal down the road.
I test for Radon in your home so you can be comfortable your family is safe from its harmful effects. If high levels of radon are detected mitigation is fairly straightforward and many time covered by the sellerSee our Radon Information page.
Well Water Testing
As of November 19, 2007, anyone that sells their home in Westchester County, New York, that has a private water well, must have it tested when they sign the contract of sale. The county introduced this law to monitor the water quality in the area regarding private wells. It requires the seller to have their well tested by a certifiedwater operator and laboratory for a number of substances including bacteria, chemicals, metals and other contaminants.
Environmental and Mold Testing
Sterling Home Inspections no longer provides mold testing services. As of January 1, 2016 NYSpassed new laws pertaining to mold testing and remediation.