Services
PRE-LISTING INSPECTIONS

Having a Pre-Listing Inspection by Final Check Inspections is a strategic move. We save you money because you’ll find out ahead of time what your buyer’s inspector is most likely going to find wrong with your home. It also demonstrates that you made every effort to provide a full disclosure of the property.

Now that you have identified items in need of repair in your home, you can research estimates from local contractors to find out what the cost to repair them is.  You may choose to adjust your selling price for an As-Is Listing, or you may choose to make the repair (at your price) and sell your home for its full market value.

Once you’ve accepted an offer on your home, you’ll have peace of mind knowing you won’t have to haggle over expensive repairs your buyer’s inspector finds.
   
   
BUYER INSPECTIONS (most popular)
   
You think you found the perfect house. Now you want to know if it’s safe, healthy and in good condition.   Just so you realize, there is no such thing as a perfect house.  What’s important is to discover issues before the sale closes so that they can be addressed.  If a major defect is found, the solution can be as simple as asking the seller to correct the problem or to adjust the sales price so that you can have it fixed at a later date.  Make sure you get a couple or three contractor estimates so you’re comfortable you know how much to budget for that repair. 
   
   
11th Month INSPECTIONS 
   
Even if you had your home inspected before you moved into your new home, building materials will expand and contract with environmental and weather changes. You might start noticing problems during the first year that were not visible when you first moved into your house.
 
Even if you don’t notice anything, Murphy’s Law will have it that you’ll find defects just after the builder’s warranty period ends.  The builder is responsible for repairs to your home during the warranty period. The repair costs were already calculated into the purchase price when you hired the builder.  Having Final Check Inspection conduct an inspection far outweighs the repair costs you may incur on your own in the future. So be sure to have your Warranty Inspection performed before your warranty expires.
   

Radon Screening
​​While outdoor radon levels have little potential hazardous effect on humans, studies have found that exposure to radon in the home can cause lung cancer.
   
Radon is a radioactive natural gas that you can’t see, smell or taste and its unknown presence in your home can pose a danger to your family’s health. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and the second-leading cause of lung cancer in America, claiming about 20,000 lives annually. 
Radon can seep into homes through small spaces and openings, such as cracks, floor drains, sump pump openings, floor joints in basements and even through well water. Some areas in the US have a much higher concentration of radon than others. The EPA estimates that nearly 1 out of every 15 homes in the US has an elevated level of radon.
   
NJ Radon Map gives an overview of hot spots currently in the state.  New construction homes can be built with radon resistant features. Older homes can have their radon levels mitigated. To check the radon levels of your home, or one you are purchasing, Final Check Inspections can provide a radon measurement screening and advise what further actions are necessary based on the results.
WDI Inspections
WDI or WOOD DESTROYING INSECT INSPECTION

Termites, carpenter ants, powder post beetles and other wood destroying insects can cause extensive damage to your home before you ever realize you have a pest problem. Their presence is hard to detect because they eat wood from the inside out. Mature male termites may enter your home to form new nests from one that is nearby such as a woodpile, a rotting wood fence, a rotting tree branch, landscape mulch and any untreated wood used to build your porch or deck. Final Check Inspections can perform a termite inspection and alert you to any damage or signs we see that termites maybe nesting in your home.
Major Items Inspected
​​Roof 
       Type(s), approx. age, condition, approx. life expectancy
Attic
       Insulation, type(s), thickness, adequacy, ventilation, type, adequacy
Exterior siding, soffits, trim
      Type(s), location, condition, defects (if any)
Gutters and Downspouts
       Type, location, condition, defects (if any)
Windows
       Type(s), location, condition, defects (if any)
Steps/walks and porch
       Type(s), condition, defects (if any), structure soundness, 
Central Cooling System
       Manufacturer, age, condition (when possible), approx. life expectancy, defects (if any)
Garage
       Type, location, condition, attic/storage, siding, windows, wood destroying insects (if any)
Foundation / Framing
       Type, condition, size, adequacy, defects (if any), wood destroying insects (if any) 
Heating Systems
       Type(s), manufacturer, age, condition, defects (if any), anticipated life expectancy
Plumbing System
       Type(s), materials, condition, adequacy, defects (if any), location
Electrical System
       Type(s), amperage, defects (if any), adequacy
Kitchen and Appliances
       Type(s), condition, defects (if any), functional
Interior walls, ceiling and floors
       Type(s), levelness, condition, defects (if any)
Fireplace and Flue Area
       Location, Type, Condition, Defects (if any)