Our Home Inspection Fees and Services

Fees and Services

"A Good Inspection Isn't Cheap...and a Cheap Inspection Isn't Good"  

As with anything else PRICE is always an issue for anything we purchase. When we get phone calls inquiring about our services and the first thing out of the caller is, "What is the price for a home inspection?"..... that normally indicates to us that they have no idea what the differences are between a good inspection and a bad inspection. They assume that all inspectors have the same knowledge, inspect the same items with the same degree of thoroughness, generate the same report, carry the same insurance, etc. etc. 
This could not be farther from the truth!

As home inspector instructors we have had many people who came through our classes and became licensed that were marginal inspectors at best. NY State only requires a grade of 70% on the NY State Home Inspector licensing exam. That means it is very possible that 30% of the issues with your property could be missed by a NY State licensed home inspector.

You can always find a lesser price for a home inspection. Read article by Barry Stone of Inmann News on bargain hunting for a home inspection  If your number one objective is price you will be disappointed for sure. However, If you are looking to have your property inspected by 2 very experienced inspectors for a reasonable fee......read on. 


Inspection Fees. 

Most home inspectors or inspection companies do not publish their fees. It is our feeling that the reason for this is that they will charge you more if they are busy or the person is a referral. We don't think that is a good business practice and that is why we publish our fees.

 Our full inspection includes:

  •  2  NY State licensed experienced engineers/inspectors completing inspection and going through the property together (the inspectors do not separate out the house, both inspectors walk through the house together)
  • Comprehensive picture diagrammed report which includes approximate repair/replacement costs delivered electronically within 24 hours 
  •  2 Informative books on home systems/maintenance and how to complete a home remodeling project ($65 Value)
  • Termite inspection and termite certificate
  • Unlimited phone consultation after inspection completed      


The following fee schedule for a full inspection is primarily based on the interior square footage of the property and what the property consists of. If your property does not fit into one of the property types below feel free to give us a call at 631-360-7722 

                   Property A - $475   Cash Payment Discount - $450
  • Up to 4 bedrooms/2 1/2 baths/1-2 car garage
  • 1 Kitchen
  • 1 Electric service
  • Interior square footage (not including garage) is not more than 2000 square feet 
  • Property was not built prior to 1935                                                

                               Property B - $575   Cash Payment                                      Discount - $550

  • Up to 5 bedrooms/3 baths/1-2 car garage
  • 1 Kitchen
  • 1 Electric service
  • Interior square footage (not including garage) is between 2000 - 3000 square feet 
  • Property was not built prior to 1935                                                

                                Property C - $675   Cash Payment                                    Discount - $650

  • Up to 6 bedrooms/4 bths/1-2 car garage
  • 1 Kitchen
  • 1 Electric service
  • Interior square footage (not including garage) is between 3000 - 4000 square feet 
  • Property was not built prior to 1935
 
                  Property D - $385   Cash Payment  Discount - $360
  • Condo or Townhouse Up to 3 bedrooms/2 baths/1-2 car garage
  • 1 Kitchen
  • 1 Electric service
  • Interior square footage (not including garage) is not more than 2000 square feet 
  • (Only 1 inspector for condos and townhouses)                                              

Additional items may apply below
 Additional bathrooms above maximum - add $35 per bath
 Additional bedrooms above maximum - add $25 per room
 Additional kitchens above 1 - add $60 each
 Additional electric services above 1 - add $35 each
 Three season room - add $25
 Sprinklers - add $35 (up to 6 zones, as part of full inspection)
 Inground pool - add $65 (as part of full inspection)
 Bulkhead - add $75 (as part of full inspection)
 Energy inspection and separate report. We conduct a walk-through of the home and collects 45 data points related to home energy. We then enter the data into a web-based energy calculator developed by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy to: estimate the home's yearly energy usage; pinpoint potential energy inefficiencies; calculate a score based on these estimates and develop recommendations for energy improvements - add $125
 Windstorm Certification Inspection - this inspection is required by your insurance company if you live in a flood area add $295 if part of full inspection, $395 if separate, $285 for every visit required for any corrections on property needed after initial evaluation

*   Properties in the 5 buroughs and any property east of the last exit on the Long Island Expressway and west of the Hamptons we charge an $50 mileage charge
Properties in the Hamptons or east of the Hamptons we charge an $85 mileage charge 


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Due to the age and normal deterioration of structures built prior to 1935 we charge an additional $35 due to the additional time to complete an extensive inspection and report
 

We offer a wide range of environmental testing which includes:

1) Mold Testing of Air- $185 per sample
2) Mold Sampling- $135 per sample
3) Asbestos Sampling- $185 per sample
4) Lead Paint Surface Testing- $85 per swab
5) Lead Testing of Soil, Air, Waste Water- $185 per sample
5) Drinking Water Testing- (lead-$235) all additional metals add $20

If you still aren't convinced that we are the right inspector for your property and you want to continue to "SHOP AROUND" then you You should be asking the following questions when searching for a home inspection:

  1. What is the experience and background of the inspector(s)? Who would be coming to do my inspection if I hired you and what is their(s) background?
  2. What kind of format is the report in? Does it include pictures? Are the pictures diagrammed with arrows and circles? How long until I get the report? Can I see a sample of a recent report?
  3. What kind of insurance do you carry? (You want the inspector to have both General Liability and Errors and Omissions Insurance)
  4. Can they give you names and references of at least 3 people who they have performed inspections for in the last month?
  5. What is included in the inspection? Termite inspection included? Any type of environmental testing offered? (Mold, Lead, Asbestos)
  6. Check BBB and State Licensing Bureau for any outstanding complaints.
  7. What is your fee? When and how can I make payment?


The Services That We Offer Are As Follows:


Full Inspection A detailed analysis of the property.  

Our Full Inspection Report includes pictures and detailed narratives.Our report is easy to read and includes a table of contents, inspection overview, summary page and repair costs. All our full inspections include a wood boring insect inspection (termites) and a termite certificate for your lender.
Click here to view actual report

Along with our Full Inspection you also receive a copy of  "Home Journal How To Operate Your Home"  by Tom Feiza. This “owner’s manual for your home” is a perfect guide for operating and maintaining a home. Not just a repair manual, this book gives owners the information they need to properly operate their homes – just like an owner’s manual for a car. More than 400 illustrations and 352 pages with simple text describe the systems in a home. Includes maintenance schedules, a list of product manufacturers, and service guides.

We also include a copy of "Don't Let Anyone Work On Your Home Until You Read This Book"  in our Full Inspection. These two books alone will wind up saving you time and money in your home maintenance and home improvements. 

 

 home journal 

 

Seller Inspection Precision Home Inspection of America’s Seller Inspection Program allows you to have your home thoroughly inspected with little upfront costs. The major part of the inspection cost is only paid if you sell the property.

Home Energy Inspections We offer Home Energy Inspections either during a standard home inspection or separate from our standard inspection. We conduct a brief walk-through of the home and collects 45 data points related to home energy.

We then enter the data into a web-based energy calculator developed by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy to:

  • estimate the home's yearly energy usage;
  • pinpoint potential energy inefficiencies;
  • calculate a score based on these estimates; and
  • develop recommendations for energy improvements.

                                  Click here to view more information
 

Final Walk Through Inspection - We would like to help you by letting us perform the final walk through inspection for you. We will not only inspect all the items that we normally inspect on our full inspection but we will inspect any items that were contracted to be fixed prior to closing.

Let us take the guess work out of your final walk through.

We offer this service in conjunction with prior inspections we already have performed or we will perform this necessary inspection on properties we have not already inspected.

Radon Testing - Radon, the second leading cause of lung cancer, is a radioactive gas emitted from the ground that may seep into the home. 
Read NY Times article on Radon in Long Island and surrounding areas
Visit Environmental Protection Agency Site for More Information 
 
                                         

Termite Inspection (Always Included in Full Inspection) - Wood boring insects of wood damage to a home. We inspect for a variety of insects including termites, carpenter ants, and wood boring beetles. We also inspect for wood fungus and mold. Included in all our full inspections. This inspection is always included in our full inspection and is performed by a NY State Licensed Specialist. We also provide your lender with the neccesary termite certificate

 Lead, Mold, Water, and Asbestos Testing 
    
Read about lead paint
    Read about mold
    Read about asbestos
            

New York State Windstorm Certification Inspection - Precision Home Inspection of America provides windstorm certification for New York State Property Insurance. If you live within 1500 feet from the waterfront, most insurance companies will require this. Windstorm Certifications are required to be performed by New York Licensed Engineer. Lee Jaworowski, a New York State Licensed Engineer, performs these inspections.
We accept Visa, Master Card, Discover or personal check. We also offer a 5% discount for cash.

 

If you are looking for an Independent Home Inspection Company to perform your Long Island Home Inspection and/or New York City Home Inspection, an inspection company that will look out for you ........200% ....... go no further and schedule an inspection Click Here To Schedule Your Inspection or call us immediately at 
631-360-7722 

"Peace of Mind Two Inspectors at a Time"