Whether you are buying new construction or an existing home, I recommend that every homebuyer have their home inspected by a licensed home inspector. If you’re selling your home, you may want to consider getting it inspected before it’s listed so you can address repair items in advance.
The home inspector will provide you with a detailed report of his or her findings, recommend additional input from licensed electricians, plumbers, or contractors if warranted, and provide suggestions on routine maintenance or areas requiring monitoring in the future. The cost of a home inspection typically varies with the size of the home, the type of foundation (e.g., pier and beam vs. slab foundation), and the number of heating and air conditioning systems. In Middlesex County, the cost of a home inspection is typically between $300 and $600.
What A Home Inspector Cannot Do:
- Identify concealed conditions and latent defects
- Determine life expectancy of any system or component
- Determine the cause of any deficiency.
- Determine future conditions that may occur.
- Determine the operating costs of systems.
- Determine the suitability of the property for any use.
- Determine compliance with codes.
- Determine the presence of any hazardous substances.
- Operate any system or component which is shut down
- Determine life expectancy of any item
- Make quotes on repairs
- Recommend other contractors
Here are a few Recommendations of people I work with regularly that my clients have liked.
Pillar to Post Inspections
330 Perrine Avenue
Piscataway, New Jersey 08854
Bus: (732) 878-2202
1st Inspection Services
1297 Centennial Ave.
Piscataway, NJ 08854