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Home Inspection Services in Floral Park

If you have been around the block a few times, then you’ll understand the need for home inspections in Floral Park. A detailed home inspection protects you the prospective homeowner against those obvious problems that every home has. While the inspection is not fool proof, an inspector worth his or her weight in gold will be able to pinpoint the major components and systems that could be ready to break on you as a new buyer. A great inspector will narrow down the possibilities of system failure considerably.

Typically and simply put, a home inspection is a formal detailed evaluation of the accessible and visible systems and components of a house (structure, plumbing, electrical, heating and cooling, roof, etc.) and is intended to give the client a clearer understanding of the house’s general state. Phone today to book an inspection at 332-334-7701 or Request a Quote. You’ll be glad you made the call.

Most often, the inspection is a homebuyer who requests a home inspection they are serious about purchasing. A home inspection provides data so that decision makers can question or confirm details about the home questioned or confirmed, and can uncover expensive-to-repair and serious defects that the seller/owner may not be aware of. It is not an appraisal of the property’s value. The inspection does not point out the cost of repairs for defects the inspector finds. Similarly, it makes not claim that the home and its systems complies with building codes or protects a client in the event an item inspected fails.

Note: You can buy warranties for many items in the house.

 

Floral Park Home Inspection Specialists

Don’t consider an inspection of the home as a complete evaluation, but rather an evaluation of the property on the day it is inspected, taking into account normal wear and tear of the home based on age and location. A home inspection can also include for a little extra of course, Radon gas testing, water testing, energy audits, pest inspections, pool inspections and many other specific items that may be location-specific.

Home inspections are used (less often) by a homeseller prior to putting the property on the market to see if there are any hidden problems, and also by owners simply wanting to prevent surprises, and keep the home investment value high, and care for their homes.

The following are aspects that inspectors pay close attention to during an inspection:

1. Serious flaws, such as large cracks in the home’s foundation; structure out of plumb or level; decks not supported or installed correctly, etc. These items are costly to repair, which are systems needing over 1.9% of the buy price to fix.

2. Items that could lead to major flaws – i.e. damaged down spouts that could cause backup and water intrusion, a roof flashing leak that could grow, or a beam that was not tied in to the structure properly.

3. Safety hazards, such as lack of safety railing on decks more than 30 inches off the ground, lack of GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters), exposed wiring in bathrooms and kitchens, etc.


Your property inspector should advise you on what you should do about these issues. He/she may recommend a formal evaluation on issues – by certified and/or licensed professionals who are specialists in the defect areas. For example, your inspector may recommend you call a licensed structural or building engineer if they find sections of the home that are misaligned, as this could indicate a major structural deficiency.

Home Inspections are paid for by a buyer when he or she signs an agreement, right?

This is not true! As you will discover when you read on, a home inspection may be used for interim inspections in new construction, as a maintenance tool by a current homeowner, a proactive technique by sellers to create their property more sellable, and by buyers wanting to find out the problem of the potential home.

Home owners, specifically, can take advantage of obtaining a home inspection before listing the home. Here are simply a some of the advantages for the home owner:


· The home owner will make repairs leisurely instead of being in a rush following the contract is signed.

· The home owner will soon be alerted to any safety issues found in your home before they open it up for open house tours.

· The home owner will take the report and ensure it is into an advertising piece for the home.

· A home inspection will help the home owner become more objective as it pertains to setting a fair price on the home.

Why Can't I Perform the Inspection Myself?

Sure, you could do it yourself. Unfortunately, most buyers lack the knowledge, skill, and objectivity necessary to inspect a home themselves. In other words, they think they know their homes, but they really don’t. Using the services of an expert home inspector, they gain an improved understanding of the problem of the property; especially whether any items don’t “abjectly affect the home’s living space” or “function as intended” or “warrant more attention” by a qualified specialist. Understand that the home inspector is a generalist and has broad experience in every home system.

Should I Be There at the Inspection?

It’s recommended for you to be present through the inspection – whether you’re a buyer, seller, or homeowner. With you there, the inspector can explain to you any defects and explain their importance along with mention maintenance features that would be helpful in the future. In the event that you can’t be there, it’s not a problem considering that the report you get will soon be very detailed. If you’re not present, then you ought to be sure to ask your inspector to describe anything that is not yet determined in the report. Also browse the inspection agreement carefully which means you understand what is covered and what is not covered in the inspection. If you have a trouble with the inspection or the report, you need to raise the difficulties quickly by calling the inspector, usually within 24 hours. If you would like the inspector to go back following the inspection to show you things, this can be arranged and is a good idea, however, the inspector could charge you extra since a second walkthrough not part of the inspection, unless, of course, you make that a part of your initial agreement

However, it’s very important to let the inspector do the work you’re paying for. We love our clients, but we also know that constant interruptions and interference make the inspection unnecessarily slow. Write down your questions and ask them after the inspector has presented you with a detailed report.

What About Condo or Townhome Inspections?

Since condominiums are units within a building, homeowners pay a monthly assessment fee to a also is responsible for maintaining the HVAC. In smaller condo buildings, many home owners have their own mini-boiler that suffices for the HVAC that a building would normally provide. Owners are responsible for everything inside the condo unit including electrical, plumbing, porches, balconies, appliances, and walls. There are less items to inspect, but getting an inspection from someone who knows what they’re doing is still critical. As you know well, Home Owners Associations are a fickle group. And they’re all so very different, even within a neighborhood. Ask us about it and we’ll be blunt with you. If we can inspect your condo, we’ll do it; if we can’t, we’ll also let you know. We believe honesty is always the best policy and we live by it.

Floral Park Home Inspections Include

The following list is not exhaustive. Not all of these may be in the inspection you receive, but the inspector will be following a standardized check list for the home:


* Parking areas on the property
* Handrails, entry stairs
* Decks
* Bricks, masonry
* Landscape
* Retaining walls
* Fascias, soffits, and eaves
* Crawlspaces, basement, and foundation
* Kitchen appliances (dishwasher, range/oven/stovetop/hoods, microwave, disposal, trash compactor)
* Laundry appliances (washer and dryer) if being sold with the house
* Walls, floors, ceilings
* Kitchen cabinets, counters, and floors
* Window systems
* Indoor doors and hardware
* Plumbing systems and fixtures
* Electrical outlets, GFCI, and grounding
* Smoke detectors
* Insulation and ventilation systems
* Heating equipment and controls
* Distribution systems and ducts
* Fireplaces
* Heating and air conditioning
* Heat pumps and controls
* Safety items such as TPRV valves, railings, egress etc.


Other tests which aren’t a part of the standard inspection typically incur an extra fee.

· Alarm System
· Swimming Pool and Spa Inspection
· Mold Screening
· Termite Inspection
· Gas Line Leak Test
· Sprinkler System Test
· Radon Gas Test
· Water Quality Test
· Septic systems

Why Should I Purchase a Home Inspection?

Your new home has lots of systems and about 9800 pieces – from cooling and heating to ventilation systems and to appliances. When these systems and appliances interact with each another seamlessly, you’ve got peace of mind. Weak links in the machinery, however, can produce problems leading to a loss in value and shortened system lifecycle. Would you get a used car without a qualified mechanic taking a look at it? Your house is far more complicated, and to really have a thorough inspection that is documented in a report arms you with substantial information to make informed decisions.

What is NOT Included in a Home Inspection

Many people believe that everything is inspected in depth on inspection day. This misunderstanding is mainly responsible for many a homebuyer for being upset because of their inspector. The inspections we do usually are not exhaustive and there’s a justified reason for this.

When you hire individual licensed experts in heating and air conditioning, engineering, plumbing, electrical, etc to inspect the house, it’d take about fifteen hours and run you around $2000! It is more practical (and affordable) to use an established inspector that has a general understanding of home systems, knows excellent customer service, and can suggest further inspection by a professional if needed. Your inspector can be following very specific guidelines issued by national or state organizations as he/she inspects your home. The guidelines are written in order to protect both your house and also the inspector.

For instance, we are directed to not turn systems on if these were off during the inspection (for safety reasons); we are really not allowed to move furniture (might harm something); a no-no to turn on water whether it’s off (possible flooding), and a no-no to break by having a sealed attic hatch (possible damage). The downside in this practice is always that by not operating a control, by not seeing beneath the furniture, and not getting into your crawlspace or attic, we are going to might miss identifying a problem. However, placed into perspective, the possibilities of missing something serious as a result is very low. There are additional products which 94% of inspectors consider outside a regular inspection, including inspecting most things aren’t bolted down (installed from the home) for instance electronics, low voltage lighting, space heaters, portable air conditioning units, or specialized systems for instance water purifiers, security systems, etc.

Living in Floral Park

Floral Park is located on the west side of Nassau County, bordering Westchester County and the city of Hempstead, New York, and Suffolk County. The adjacent village is bordered and houses Centennial Gardens, Central Park Conservatory and Centenary Gardens. It is rich in Floral Garden, a modern public park with a variety of gardens, parks and playgrounds.

When you live in Floral Park is located on the west side of Nassau County, bordering Westchester County and the city of Hempstead, New York, and Suffolk County. The adjacent village is bordered and houses Centennial Gardens, Central Park Conservatory and Centenary Gardens. It is rich in Floral Garden, a modern public park with a variety of gardens, parks and playgrounds., there are so many things to do at weekends and evenings, but what about evenings? Long Island, NY offers natural pest control options that use essential oils such as peppermint and lemongrass to ward off outdoor pests and keep your garden itch-free. They offer a wide range of pest control products, from pesticides to herbicides and herbicide sprays. 

If you have moved to the area and simply need a serious storage facility on Long Island to make room in your home, go to Floral Park Storage. The Carnation Avenue warehouses are located on the east side of the park, just a few blocks from the park’s main entrance. If you are moving to this area or if you need pretty much anything, look no further than North Florals Park, an area sometimes called North Florida Park. It looks like it’s as beautiful as the rest of Florida, but with a lot more character. 

The eastern border follows Langdale Avenue and touches Floral Park to the north and North Florida Park to the south. The block is divided between the county, with the southern border at the intersection of North Florals Park Boulevard and South Florida Avenue, and the western border to the east.

The core of Floral Park is actually south of the LIRR, although the northern part is beautiful, but if you are traveling from North Florida Park to the north, south, east, west or east-west, you should definitely consider it. The Florals Blvd / Carnation Ave axis is located in the centre of this village and has a very quiet block. If you are nearby and travel south from the city, from South Florida Avenue to South Park Avenue, Floral Park can be a great place for a walk or a bike ride or even a ride on the local bus. 

The Floral Park Conservation Society exemplifies the spirit of volunteering at the highest level and I hope that many others will follow suit and join one of its many committees. If you would like to volunteer, please send a message to the Centennial Gardens Committee at the intersection of Florals Blvd / Carnation Ave / South Park Avenue. Mary Corbett has dedicated her life to enriching the lives and minds of children. 

Floral Park became an official village in 1908 and over the years it grew and grew into the wonderful neighborhood it is today. I have loved this city all my life and lived in a state that has shaped my future as a resident of Oneonta for the nearly seventy years that my family has been attending church. 

One of the many friendships I have experienced in the past year has been the extraordinary quality of life I have experienced at Floral Park. The motto of this village is “Living in a great place” and I will remember this event for a long time as one of my highlights in our anniversary year. Centennial Gardens, adorned with the most beautiful gardens in the entire state of New York, are truly the glittering jewel in our crown that will surely be a lasting legacy for generations to come. We have become a community of people living in this part of Nassau County, and we have lived our lives in it. 

The borough of Queens borders the adjacent Village of Floral Park and uses the name North Florals Park, and is used as the name of the Queens Park District in New York City. 

The postcodes are 11001, 11002,11003, elfen004 and 11005, and the location was formerly known as “Men’s Park” or “Manhattan Park.” If you live in Floral Park, what is life like in the North Florals Park in the North Park District of New York City?

There is plenty to do, but visitors may want to take a few minutes to enjoy an inviting veranda with a romantic swing or bench, then take a walk in the navel and see why it is considered a safe and desirable area. You can rid your garden of mosquitoes and ticks and create your own special memories in your Floral Park at home.

You can also stay in the heart of the Floral Park at any time of the day, day, night, and even at night with a flashlight. 

The average home price in Floral Park is $441,000, less than half the average price of a New York City home. If you and your wife have never thought about Florals Park, you can convince yourself by considering Amsterdam Harborside. The cost of assisted living in Floral Park can range from $2,500 a month for a one-bedroom apartment to $3,200 a week for two bedrooms. So if you come from Flora Park and are looking for a retirement community of this kind, I invite you to consider the ports of Amsterdam. 

Floral Park Home Inspection Experts

If you’re looking for a professional, reliable, and affordable townhome, condo, or home inspection in Floral Park, your search is over. We get that you have choices and we would be honored to send one of our inspectors to inspect your property. We’re committed to getting the job done right and making you happy. Call or email one of our staff (332-334-7701 or Request a Quote) to book an appointment.

Customer Reviews

Appreciate your help in inspecting our new home. We moved in 3 days ago. Just had to write and tell you thanks for all the detail in the report.
Tosha H., Floral Park
Dental Hygienest
Superb job, gentlemen. Just what the doctor ordered. I close in 2 weeks with the owner repairing 5 of the 9 items you listed. Saved me a bundle. Thanks.
Jennifer L., Floral Park
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