AT HOME INSPECTIONS, INC. - Property Inspections and Energy Audits
HOME INSPECTIONS 
(FREE HOME MAINTENANCE MANUAL WITH INSPECTION)

If you are buying, selling or maintaining a home, you need a professional home inspection.

Call (718) 877-9745 to schedule a home inspection and receive a special economic stimulus pricing.

Licensed and insured.

All aspects of the home and property inspected, including:
*exterior, grading, foundation, sidewalks, driveways, fencing, patios, roof, garage, decks, etc.
*interior rooms, basement, crawl space, attic, bathrooms, kitchens, ceilings, walls, floors, cabinets, etc.
*electrical, plumbing, heating and cooling systems

Termite inspection and certificate, which is required for FHA loans and by many other lenders, performed upon request.

The Green Inspector from At Home Inspections will explain all aspects of the inspection and provide you with thorough reporting on any defects, deficiencies or safety hazards discovered in a detailed Property Inspection Report with color photos, easily accessed on a secured internet link and/or hard copy by request.

Anyone looking to purchase a home should have the home inspected by a licensed and insured Home Inspector.  One out of four home buyers fail to have the home inspected prior to closing and unfortunately become aware of defects, hazards and deficiencies with the home they just purchased and that they will be the ones to foot the bill for repairs and/or replacements.

If you are thinking of selling your home, a home inspection is equally important. You know your home and as a seller you are required to disclose everything, including any defects or deficiencies to the prospective buyers.  Most buyers will have an inspection of your property performed prior to closing.  Having an inspection will usually help you to avoid having the price of your home negotiated down because of issues that were discovered by the buyers home inspector.  A home inspection prior to putting your home on the market is a small price to pay compared to the thousands of dollars it may cost you in repairs, replacement or lowering the price of your home.  Sellers can usually spend $2 for every $1 of repairs or replacement or have the price of their home dropped by thousands after defects or deficiencies are found by the buyers inspector. You can avoid this by having a home inspection before marketing your home and you choose what repairs and replacements you wish to make or how much your asking price will be.

At Home Inspections also performs maintenance inspections for homeowners and renters wishing to maintain and ensure a safe and healthy home while saving money and minimizing their carbon footprint.

At Home Inspections performs Indoor Air Quality testing for mold or allergens is  available, as well as Energy Audits and Eco-consultations with recommendations on going green.

Did you know these 10 things about MOLD?
  1. Potential health effects and symptoms associated with mold exposures include allergic reactions, asthma, and other respiratory complaints.
  2. There is no practical way to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment; the way to control indoor mold growth is to control moisture.
  3. If mold is a problem in your home or school, you must clean up the mold and eliminate sources of moisture.
  4. Fix the source of the water problem or leak to prevent mold growth.
  5. Reduce indoor humidity (to 30-60%) to decrease mold growth by: venting bathrooms, dryers, and other moisture-generating sources to the outside; using air conditioners and de-humidifiers; increasing ventilation; and using exhaust fans whenever cooking, dishwashing, and cleaning.
  6. Clean and dry any damp or wet building materials and furnishings within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth.
  7. Clean mold off hard surfaces with water and detergent, and dry completely. Absorbent materials such as ceiling tiles, that are moldy, may need to be replaced.
  8. Prevent condensation: Reduce the potential for condensation on cold surfaces (i.e., windows, piping, exterior walls, roof, or floors) by adding insulation.
  9. In areas where there is a perpetual moisture problem, do not install carpeting (i.e., by drinking fountains, by classroom sinks, or on concrete floors with leaks or frequent condensation).
  10.  Molds can be found almost anywhere; they can grow on virtually any substance, providing moisture is present. There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, and foods. Molds can also grow on metal and plastic if there are mold spores, dust and MOISTURE.
**NOTE: These 10 Things You Need To Know About Mold are facts taken directly from EPA.gov

HOME ENERGY EFFICIENCY AUDITS
The Green Inspector is a certified Building Analyst, Envelope Specialist, and Weatherization Technician who was trained and certified by the Building Performance Institute (BPI), which sets the standard in building and home performance.

An Energy Audit is completed using the "house-as-a-whole" approach and specialized diagnostic tools, such as a blower door system, infrared thermograpy and combustible appliance measuring devices, to provide you with the knowledge of how your home is performing with regard to energy efficiency, leakiness (air and moisture) and provide solutions on how to improve these areas and your overall home performance.

For homeowners who are seeking to make their homes greener, safer and healthier, you will also benefit from an At Home Inspection and/or energy audit because we make recommendations to help you with solutions for making your home safe and comfortable, while saving you money and minimizing your carbon footprint on the environment.

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