A home inspection conducted before the closing can give you a clearer picture of what you're about to buy. We can help identify problems before they get worse. Our home inspectors will keep you informed as they inspect the property to get you familiar with it.
Purchasing a new home also means buying that home's problems. With a pre-purchase home inspection you can see exactly what you're buying. Problems discovered during the inspection could allow you to renegotiate to offset the costs of repairs — potentially saving you thousands of dollars. We'll even help you become familiar with the property.View Details
Often selling your residential property can be as challenging as buying a house. Getting your home inspected before listing it on the market can make the selling process easier and quicker. You’re even likely to sell your house at a higher price than the market rate with confidence in your house condition. It will also eliminate any delays in selling that may occur if the prospective buyers want to get your house inspected.View Details
Buying or selling a new construction doesn’t mean that it won't have any defects, and you don’t need to get it inspected. Even if the intentions are good, there can be material problems and construction defects due to human error, which can lead to severe problems and heft expenses in the long run. Getting your new construction home inspected before putting it out on the market can help uncover such issues early when they're less costly to repair. Some of the defects may be covered under your construction company’s warranty if spotted on time.View Details
We recommend homeowners to hire a home inspector to perform a home maintenance inspection once in a year. A home maintenance inspection will uncover potential issues before they worsen into a hazard for your financial stability and safety. Our home maintenance inspection has a keen eye for minor issues that can easily go unnoticed with proper knowledge and inspection experience. We know about the most common problem areas in homes, including the roof, home foundation, basement, drainage, plumbing, attic, HVAC, electric wiring and appliances, water heating systems, and more.View Details
Looking to buy an investment property with up to four separate units? We'll show you the current state of the property along with any needed repairs. The items covered in a multi-unit inspection are similar to a standard home inspection, with pricing depending on the size of the property. Get in touch with us for more information.
Protect your business with a commercial building inspection. We offer inspections on many commercial properties such as apartment buildings, industrial buildings, office buildings, retail spaces, restaurants, and more.
We'll uncover valuable information regarding the structure and foundation, roof, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, pavement systems, and so on.View Details
Our Premium Package automatically includes a radon test or it can be offered as an add-on to any service we provide. We check the concentration levels of Radon gas in your basement. Radon is natural gas with radioactive properties, which can enter your basement via the foundation. High levels of this radioactive gas can be hazardous for your family, leading to lung cancer. A radon test will keep you alert on the radon concentration level in the basement and whether your family is safe. For high radon levels, it’s strictly advised to install a radon mitigation system for your family’s wellbeingView Details
A home inspection is limited to what the inspector can see. Thermal imaging (infrared) gives us a whole new way of seeing, and can detect problems that are invisible using more conventional methods. Thermal imaging is great for detecting moisture issues, electrical problems, and even areas where energy loss is occurring.View Details
Check faucets and showers, looking for visible leaks as well as testing water pressure. Identify the types of pipes used, if visible. Identify the location of the main water shutoff valve.
Identify the type of wiring, test all outlets and make sure there are GFCIs installed where needed to protect from electrical shock. Inspect the electrical panel for safety issues and fire hazards.
Determine the age of the furnace and air conditioner, whether or not they function properly, and possibly recommend repairs or maintenance.
Determine the age of the water heater and check for proper installation. We can also determine the condition and possibly give an estimated remaining life span of the unit.
Check for proper ventilation. A poorly ventilated dryer exhaust can be a serious fire hazard.
Test smoke detectors and ensure that the garage wall, if present, has the proper fire rating and is undamaged. Also check the fireplace for proper installation and maintenance.
Check for visible leaks, properly secured toilets, proper ventilation to prevent moisture related issues, and more.
If possible, check for structural damage and proper ventilation. Also check insulation and ensure that nothing is ventilated directly into the attic, such as the bathroom.
Check for damaged or missing siding, cracks, and excessive soil contact which can be an invitation for pests.
Check for possible foundation failure, indicated by cracks or settling.
Check to ensure that the ground slopes away from the house, which prevents water from entering the house or causing damage to the foundation.
If accessible and visible, check for roof damage or poor installation that may allow for water penetration as well as checking the condition of the gutters.
Test the garage door for proper functionality, check for proper ventilation to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, and check for risks of explosion from ignition sources too close to the floor.
Do you have unanswered questions? Or are you ready to schedule your inspection? Either way, we look forward to hearing from you.
Clear Sight Inspections provides professional home inspection services in Southern New York State and Long Island including Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, The Bronx, Yonkers, and Westchester. We speak Mandarin, Cantonese, Taishanese, and Taiwanese. Give us a call at (347) 286-8696 or send us an email.