Applying Scientific and
Professional Engineer Coop Inspectors
Applying Scientific and Engineering
Principles to Coop Inspections
Pre-Purchase Coop Inspections
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- Professional Engineers Home Inspectors apply Scientific and Engineering Principles to Home and Building Inspections
- Heimer Engineering℠ uses only Professional Engineers and performs home and building inspections at competitive fees.
- An on-site and computer-indexed emailed report are always included.
- Heimer Engineering℠ includes cost factors. If the real estate has unexpected defects, cost factors can help you negotiate the purchase price.
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The Professional Engineer Home Inspector's fees from Heimer Engineering℠ depend on the size and type of the house, building, condo, or co-op being inspected. The fees range from about $600 to $1,600. Smaller to medium size homes generally cost between slightly under $600 and $750.
There is a website that states that the 2018 average home inspection cost is $315, with a range of $200 to $400. The website is a referral website that refers you to inspectors who may pay to be listed on the site. The fees quoted on the site are not based on Metro New York area real estate inspections. Some Home Inspection companies raise the cost at the inspection site for termite certifications, swimming pools, garages, etc. Heimer Engineering℠ does not change the inspection fees when we arrive at the site.
There are no do-overs if the Home Inspector does not perform the inspection to your satisfaction. It is important to chose the Home Inspector wisely. You need to know not only what the inspection costs, but what the inspection includes. Choosing the wrong Home Inspector may save money now, but the real expense is in the future. The wrong Home Inspector could cause you to buy the proverbial money pit.
Buildings in the Metro New York area that are occupied year-round have a heating system. The heating system keeps the co-op unit comfortably warm during the winter months. In some newer buildings and buildings, the heating system and air conditioning system are combined.
Common types of heating systems include forced hot air heat, hot water (or hydronic) heat, steam heat, and heat pumps. The source of fuel for the heating system can be oil, gas, or electricity.
You need to know whether the heating system will adequately heat the co-op on cold days. The Professional Engineer Home Inspectors assess the sufficiency of the heating system. Other things the Professional Engineer Home Inspectors assess include the age of the heating system, whether it will need replacement soon, whether there are hazardous conditions, if the heating system is outdated, etc.
Hot Water System
Hot water is used for bathing and cleaning. Hot water serves a vital role in maintaining good health. To serve this role, hot water must be available at an appropriate temperature.
Most co-op units are served have a tankless hot water heater, a hot water heater with a storage tank, a hot water booster tank, or an indirect-fired hot water heater. It would be frustrating to move into your new co-op, and find that you do not have enough hot water the first time you shower.
The Professional Engineer Home Inspectors evaluate the hot water system in your co-op and advise you if it is sufficient. You are also advised of the need to budget for upcoming replacement of the hot water system.
Plumbing describes different systems in a building. Plumbing can mean fixtures such as a sink or tub, the pipes that bring water to the fixtures, the pipes that drain the sewage from the fixtures, gas supply lines, underground sprinkler systems, and heating pipes. Heimer Engineering's Professional Engineer Home Inspectors check the plumbing for function, leaks, sufficiency of water supply, etc.
One of the biggest concerns of many co-op purchasers is leakage. Water dripping from a pipe is an obvious leak. Other types of leakage can be difficult to detect, since all that is visible is a stain on a ceiling or a piece of duct tape wrapped around a drain line. The Professional Engineer Home Inspectors inspect for both obvious leaks and difficult to detect leakage.
A modern co-op requires electricity to run many of its vital systems such as lighting, heating, hot water, appliances, the air conditioning system, etc. Because many of today's appliances require electric power, some existing buildings do not have enough electric circuits to support the demands of modern electrical usage.
Buildings with insufficient electric service may not be old. Even a building constructed 25 years ago may not have the electric wiring to support the today's needs.
Electric service insufficiency is often aggravated by owners who add appliances without properly upgrading the electric wiring. Even changing an electric oven to an electric self-cleaning electric oven may increase the electric loads to the point where the electric service needs to be upgraded. If an owner adds appliances without upgrading the electric service, a hazardous condition may be created.
Only a Licensed Electrician should open a circuit breaker panel. A Licensed Electrician can correct hazards created by opening electrical panels. A responsible Home Inspector will not open electrical panels.
Communities require electricians to be licensed, and prohibit anyone other than a Licensed Electrician from performing electrical work. (Exceptions are made for homeowners wiring their own home.)
Our Professional Engineers determine the condition of the wiring by visual examination. The question is why do some Home Inspectors insist on opening the circuit breaker panel when it creates a hazard.
Applying Scientific and
to Home and
The On-Site Verbal Inspection Report provides instant information and the opportunity to ask the Professional Engineer Home Inspector questions.
The On-Site Written Inspection Report is a short-form report that highlights Heimer Engineering's℠ findings.
The Emailed Inspection Report includes information relevant to the inspected home or building and to real estate purchases in general in a mobile-friendly form. The Emailed Inspection Report contains a Summary Report that summarizes the Professional Engineer Home Inspector's finding and guides you to sections of the report specific to the real estate you are purchasing.
Inspection Photographic Images
Photographic images included in a Home Inspector's report may show a gutter draining near a foundation wall, a crack in a path, or siding shingles close to ground level. You never see photographs showing the insufficient electrical service, an undersized boiler, or that a house is structurally unsound.
If you use images to negotiate with a seller, it is the seller's interpretation of the images that you are negotiating with. Photographs in a report work to the seller's advantage.
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|Bronx Licensed Engineer co-op unit inspections: Pre-purchase co-op inspections in the Bronx, New York communities of Baychester, Bedford Park, City Island, East Tremont, Eastchester, Fordham, Highbridge, Hunts Point, Kingsbridge, Kingsbridge Heights, Melrose, Morris Heights, Mosholu, Morrisania, Mott Haven, Norwood, Oldfield, Parkchester, Port Morris, Riverdale, Schuylerville, Spuyten Duyvil, Throgs Neck, Tremont, Unionport, University Heights, Van Nest, Wakefield, West Farms, Westchester, Westchester Heights, Williamsbridge, and Woodlawn.|
|Brooklyn Licensed Engineer co-op unit inspections: Pre-purchase co-op inspections in the Brooklyn communities of Bay Ridge, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Bensonhurst, Borough Park, Brighton Beach, Brooklyn Heights, Brownsville, Bushwick, Canarsie, Coney Island, Crown Heights, East New York, Flatbush, Flatlands, Fort Greene, Greenpoint, Midwood, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Prospect Park, Sheepshead Bay, South Brooklyn, and Williamsburg.|
|Nassau County Licensed Engineer co-op unit inspections: Pre-purchase co-op inspections in the Nassau County communities of Albertson, Atlantic Beach, Baldwin, Baldwin Harbor, Barnum Island, Baxter Estates, Bay Park, Bayville, Bellerose, Bellmore, Bethpage, Brookville, Carle Place, Cedarhurst, Center Island, Cove Neck, East Hills, East Meadow, East Norwich, East Rockaway, East Williston, Elmont, Farmingdale, Floral Park, Flower Hill, Franklin Square, Freeport, Garden City, Garden City South, Gibson, Glen Cove, Glen Head, Glenwood Landing, Great Neck, Great Neck Estates, Great Neck Plaza, Greenvale, Harbor Hills, Harbor Isle, Hempstead, Herricks, Hewlett, Hewlett Bay Park, Hewlett Harbor, Hewlett Neck, Hicksville, Inwood, Island Park, Jericho, Kensington, Kings Point, Lake Success, Lakeview, Lattingtown, Laurel Hollow, Lawrence, Levittown, Lido Beach, Locust Grove, Long Beach, Lynbrook, Malverne, Manhasset, Manorhaven, Massapequa, Massapequa Park, Matinecock, Meadowmere Park, Merrick, Mill Neck, Mineola, Munsey Park, Muttontown, Nassau Shores, New Cassel, New Hyde Park, North Hempstead, North Hills, Oceanside, Old Bethpage, Old Brookville, Old Westbury, Oyster Bay, Oyster Bay Cove, Plainedge, Plainview, Plandome, Plandome Heights, Plandome Manor, Point Lookout, Port Washington, Port Washington North, Rockville Centre, Roosevelt, Roslyn, Roslyn Estates, Roslyn Heights, Russell Gardens, Saddle Rock, Sands Point, Sea Cliff, Searingtown, South Floral Park, Stewart Manor, Strathmore, Syosset, Thomaston, Uniondale, University Gardens, Upper Brookville, Valley Stream, Wantagh, West Hempstead, Westbury, Williston Park, Woodbury, Woodmere, and Woodsburgh.|
|Putnam County Licensed Engineer co-op unit inspections: Pre-purchase co-op inspections in the Putnam County communities of Adams Corners, Akins Corners, Barnum Corners, Brewster, Bullet Hole, Carmel, Carmel Hills, Christian Corners, Cold Spring, Deans Corners, DeForest Corners, Drewville Heights, Dykemans, Fahnestock Corners, Farmers Mills, Field Corners, Forsonville, Four Corners, Garrison, Gilbert Corners, Haines Corners, Haviland Hollow, Hopkins Corners, Houseman Corners, Kent, Lake Mahopac, Lake Peekskill, Ludingtonville, Mahopac, Mahopac Falls, Maynard Corners, McKeel Corners, Milltown, Milltown, Nelsonville, North Highlands, Patterson, Philipstown, Putnam Lake, Putnam Valley, Sodom, South Highlands, Southeast, Steinbeck Corners, Stillwater, Sunnybrook, Tilly Foster, Tompkins Corners, Travis Corners, Watermelon Hill, West Mahopac, and West Patterson.|
|Queens Licensed Engineer co-op unit inspections: Pre-purchase co-op inspections in the Queens communities of Astoria, Auburndale, Averne, Bay Terrace, Bayside, Belle Harbour, Bellerose, Breezy Point, Briarwood, Broad Channel, Cambria Heights, College Point, Corona, Douglaston, Douglaston Manor, Edgemere, Elmhurst, Far Rockaway, Flushing, Forest Hills, Fresh Meadows, Glen Oaks, Glendale, Hollis, Howard Beach, Jackson Heights, Jamaica, Jamaica Estates, Key Gardens, Laurelton, Lindenwood, Little Neck, Long Island City, Malba, Maspeth, Middle Village, Neponsit, Ozone Park, Queens Village, Rego Park, Richmond Hill, Ridgewood, Rockaway, Rockaway Park, Rosedale, South Ozone Park, Springfield Gardens, Saint Albans, Steinway, Sunnyside, Whitestone, Woodhaven, and Woodside.|
|Rockland County Licensed Engineer co-op unit inspections: Pre-purchase co-op inspections in the Rockland County communities of Airmont, Bardonia, Bear Mountain, Blauvelt, Bon Air Heights, Chestnut Ridge, Clarkstown, Congers, Dunderberg, Durant, Garnerville, Germonds, Grandview, Haverstraw, Hillburn, Hillcrest, Ladentown, Monsey, Monsey Heights, Mount Ivy, Nanuet, New City, New Hempstead, Nyack, Orangeburg, Orangetown, Palisades, Pearl River, Piermont, Pomona, Pomona Heights, Ramapo, Sloatsburg, Sparkill, Spring Valley, Sterlington, Stony Point, Suffern, Tallman, Tappan, Thiells, Tompkins Cove, Union Hill, Upper Nyack, Valley Cottage, Viola, Wesly Hills, West Haverstraw, and West Nyack.|
|Staten Island Licensed Engineer co-op unit inspections: Pre-purchase co-op inspections in the Staten Island communities of Annandale, Arden Heights, Arrochar, Bloomfield, Castleton Corners, Charleston, Chelsea, Clifton, Dongan Hills, Egbetville, Eltingville, Emerson Hill, Fort Wadsworth, Fox Hills, Grant City, Grasmere, Great Kills, Grymes Hills, Huguenot, Livingston, Mount Loretto, New Brighton, New Dorp, New Springville, Oakwood, Old Place, Pleasant Plains, Port Richmond, Richmond, Richmond Valley, Richmond Town, Rosebank, Rossville, Saint George, Stapelton, Sunnyside, Todt Hill, Tompkinsville, Travis, West New Brighton, Westerleigh, and Woodrow.|
|Suffolk County Licensed Engineer co-op unit inspections: Pre-purchase co-op inspections in the Suffolk County communities of Amagansett, Amityville, Apaquogue, Aquebogue, Asharoken, Atlantique, Babylon, Baiting Hollow, Barnes Hole, Bay Shore, Bayport, Bayside Park, Bayview, Beach Hampton, Belle Terre, Bellport, Blue Point, Bohemia, Brentwood, Bridgehampton, Brightwaters, Brookhaven, Calverton, Canoe Place, Captain Kidd Estates, Cedar Beach, Center Moriches, Centereach, Centerport, Centerville, Central Islip, Cherry Grove, Cobb, Cold Spring Harbor, Commack, Copiague, Coram, Coram Hill, Cutchogue, Davis Park, Deer Park, Deerfield, Dering Harbor, Devon, Ditch Plains, Dix Hills, Dunnwood, East Commack, East Cutchogue, East Farmingdale, East Half Hollow Hills, East Hampton, East Hampton Beach, East Holbrook, East Islip, East Marion, East Mattituck, East Moriches, East Moriches, East Northport, East Patchogue, East Quogue, East Setauket, East Shoreham, Eastport, Eatons Neck, Edgewood, Elwood, Fair Harbor, Farmingdale, Farmingville, Fire Island, Fire Island Pines, Fireplace, Flanders, Flowerfield, Flying Point, Fort Salonga, Freetown, Georgica, Gerard Park, Grassy Hollow, Great River, Great River Station, Greenlawn, Greenport, Hagerman, Halesite, Half Hollow Hills, Hampton Bays, Hardscrabble, Hauppauge, Head of the Harbor, Holbrook, Holtsville, Huntington, Huntington Bay, Huntington Station, Huntington Village, Islandia, Islip, Islip Terrace, Jamesport, Kings Park, Kingstown, Kismet, Lake Grove, Lake Ronkonkoma, Lakeland, Laurel, Lindenhurst, Lloyd Harbor, Lloyd Neck, Lonelyville, Lower Melville, Maidstone Park, Manetto Hills, Manorville, Mastic, Mastic Beach, Mattituck, Mecox, Medford, Melville, Middle Island, Middleville, Mill Hill Estates, Miller Place, Montauk, Montauk Beach, Montauk Point, Moriches, Mount Sinai, Nassau Point, Nesconset, New Suffolk, Nissequogue, North Amityville, North Babylon, North Bellport, North Centereach, North Great River, North Haven, North Lindenhurst, North Patchogue, North Sea, North Selden, North Shore Beach, North Smithtown, Northport, Northville, Noyack, Oak Beach, Oakdale, Oakville, Ocean Bay Park, Ocean Beach, Old Field, Old Mastic, Old Stony Brook, Oregon, Orient, Orient Point, Pantigo, Patchogue, Peconic, Pine Aire, Pinelawn, Point O'Woods, Ponquogue, Poquott, Port Jefferson, Port Jefferson Station, Promised Land, Quiogue, Quogue, Ram Island, Rampasture, Reeves Park, Remsenburg, Ridge, Riverhead, Roanoke, Robins Rest, Rocky Point, Ronkonkoma, Rose Grove, Sag Harbor, Sagaponack, Saint James, Saltaire, San Remo, Sayville, Scuttlehole, Seaview, Selden, Setauket, Shelter Island, Shelter Island Heights, Shinnecock, Shinnecock Hills, Shirley, Shoreham, Smithtown, Sound Beach, South Centereach, South Commack, South Hauppauge, South Haven, South Holbrook, South Huntington, South Jamesport, South Manor, South Medford, South Setauket, South Stony Brook, South Yaphank, Southampton, Southold, Southport, Speonk, Springs, Springville, Squiretown, Stirling, Stony Brook, Terryville, Three Mile Harbor, Tiana, Tuckahoe, Upton, Vernon Valley, Village of the Branch, Wading River, Wading River, Wainscott, Water Island, Water Mill, West Amagansett, West Bay Shore, West Bellport, West Brentwood, West Hills, West Island, West Islip, West Neck, West Sayville, West Tiana, West Yaphank, Westhampton, Westhampton Beach, Wheatley Heights, Wickapogue Amity Harbor, Wynadanch, and Yaphank.|
|Westchester County Licensed Engineer co-op unit inspections: Pre-purchase co-op inspections in the Westchester County communities of Amawalk, Ardsley, Ardsley-on-Hudson, Armonk, Baldwin Place, Bedford, Bedford Center, Bedford Hills, Boutonville, Briarcliff Manor, Bronxville, Buchanan, Cantatoe Corners, Chappaqua, Cortland, Crompond, Cross River, Croton, Croton Falls, Croton-on-Hudson, Crotonville, Crugers, Dobbs Ferry, Eastchester, Elmsford, Fleetwood, Goldens Bridge, Granite Springs, Greenburgh, Greenville, Harmon, Harrison, Hartsdale, Hastings-on-Hudson, Hawthorne, Irvington, Jefferson Valley, Katonah, Kitchawan, Larchmont, Lewisboro, Lincolndale, Mamaroneck, Millwood, Mohegan Lake, Montrose, Mount Kisco, Mount Pleasant, Mount Vernon, New Castle, New Rochelle, North Castle, North Tarrytown, Ossining, Peekskill, Pelham, Pelham Manor, Pleasantville, Port Chester, Pound Ridge, Purchase, Purdys, Rye, Rye Brook, Scarsdale, Shenorock, Shrub Oak, Somers, South Salem, South Somers, Tarrytown, Teatown, Thornwood, Tuckahoe, Valhalla, Verplanck, Vista, White Plains, Yonkers, Yorktown, Yorktown Heights.|
Contact Heimer Engineering℠
Heimer Engineering℠ is happy to help you. Senior Staff members are available Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM. After 5 PM, please leave a message. Messages are checked during the day on Sunday, and Sunday evening through Thursday evening. Inspections are performed seven days a week.
Heimer Engineering's℠ inspection fees are competitive with non-Engineer Home Inspector's fees, especially when you consider that many non-Engineers charge extra for termite inspections, swimming pools, etc.
Inspection orders are taken by senior staff members. A real estate purchase is complex and you should be able to speak with someone who can answer your inspection questions.
To set up an appointment for a pre-purchase inspection or to find out about Engineering services or expert court testimony email Info@heimer.com, text 888.769.6910, call 646.757.4500, or call 631.462.1515. If no staff member is in the office, leave a message.
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Heimer Engineering℠ serve the Greater New York area, including New York City (Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island), Long Island (Nassau County, Suffolk County, and Upstate New York (Rockland County, Putnam County, and Westchester County).
In the event of a life-threatening emergency call 911. Emergency situations need to be handled by first-responders who can evacuate buildings, shut utilities off, and take other steps necessary to preserve life.
Standards of Practice
and Code of Ethics
Heimer Engineering's℠ Professional Engineer Home Inspectors substantially adhere to the InterNACHI® Code of Ethics, to Subpart 197-4 of the State of New York Code of Ethics and Regulations for Home Inspectors, the ASHI® Standards of Practice, and the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE®) Code of Ethics. In the event of a conflict, the Professional Engineer Home Inspectors use Engineering judgment to decide what standard or Engineering principle takes precedence. All State of New York Licensed Professional Engineers are bound by New York State Education Law Article 145.
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