HOME INSPECTION SERVICES
All of our inspection services, including the Buyer’s Inspection, are done in accordance with the Standard of Practice (SOP) of ASHI, the state of New York, and the state of Connecticut. The Buyer’s Inspection is a thorough visual walkthrough inspection of the home completed before a buyer decides on closing. During the inspection, we note the home’s current condition and any safety issues or repair needs within each system and component.
The following areas, as long as they are safely accessible, will be inspected during inspection services:
- Structural system
- Roof system
- Plumbing system
- Electrical system
- Heating system
- Air conditioning system
- Insulation and ventilation
- Fireplaces and solid fuel-burning appliances
Light Commercial Inspection
We do inspections for light commercial properties, such as storefronts and stripmalls. During a Light Commercial Inspection, we note the property’s condition and any issues or safety concerns.
11th Month Warranty Inspection
Most newly built homes are sold with a 12-month warranty that protects the new owner from having to be financially liable for any defects that first year. By having us inspect the home for covered defects during the 11th month, owners can take full advantage of their warranty by requesting repairs during the final month.
4 Point Inspection
A 4 Point Inspection can be completed for insurance purposes and lets your insurance provider know the condition of the homes 4 most significant areas: the roof, electrical system, plumbing system, and HVAC system.
A Pre-Listing Inspection is a fantastic way to for sellers to get ahead of any issues in their home before they put it on the market for buyers to come and see. We will inspect the home for any issues so that the seller can choose what repairs to make to prepare the home for a competitive market.
After we have completed a Buyer’s Inspection, the buyer and seller will come to an agreement about repairs that should be made before closing. To assure both parties that agreements were honored and completed, a Re-Inspection of the property can be scheduled.
New Construction Inspection
We perform New Construction Inspections after the construction of a home is completed but before the final walkthrough. During this inspection, we search thoroughly for any defects or oversights made during the building process and ensure that the home is complete.
Thermal Imaging Camera
A Thermal Imaging Camera will be used during a Home Performance Consultation. This type of camera picks up on infrared energy, displaying areas of heat loss or high heat on the screen. With it, we can see problems within the surfaces of a home, where we couldn’t see with the naked eye alone. Areas of heat loss or high heat can indicate improper insulation, hidden moisture intrusion, or even electrical issues.
The Boroscope is a long, adjustable tool that we can use to inspect areas that are hidden or hard to see.
With a Moisture Meter, we are able to measure the level of moisture in the air throughout the home. This information can help us find precise areas of moisture intrusion or damage.
Additional Inspection Services
Radon is a cancer-causing gas that can build up in a home after rising from the soil. If left in the home, exposure to the gas can be extremely dangerous. Radon can not be tasted, smelled, or seen, so professional testing is extremely important.
Home Performance Consulting
We offer an in-depth analysis of a home’s safety, comfort, and energy efficiency. After discussing with you any issues you notice in the home, we will go through a year’s worth of energy bills to analyze efficiency. We then use professional equipment to test the performance in different areas of the home and go over our finding with you, offering suggestions for remediation of any issues and changes that can be made.
We offer Water Testing, which should be completed when buying or selling a home or if you ever notice a change in the smell, color, or taste of your water. We thoroughly analyze the contents of the water to find any harmful bacteria or other contaminants.
Heating and Cooling System Design Analysis
We offer Heating and Cooling System Design Analysis. We will come into the home with professional equipment and determine the precise amount of energy needed to keep your home comfortable during all seasons. With this information, you can choose a heating and cooling system that is the correct size for your home.
Contact Long’s GCS Corp. team today to schedule thorough home inspection services in the Lower Hudson Valley or Fairfield County, CT.
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