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Because the environment has been the subject of many media articles, the public's consciousness regarding environmental hazards has been raised. As a result, many prospective real estate purchasers are concerned about how these issues will affect their purchases.
Unfortunately, thousand of dollars can be spent testing for even the simplest of environmental concerns. This sort of extensive testing is generally cost prohibitive, and is neither recommended nor needed for home, condo, or co-op purchases. Although most banks require Phase I environmental surveys to be conducted on commercial buildings, they are usually not required on residential home, condo unit, or co-op unit .
Today, many buyers have specific concerns that include:
Generally, if you can find a risk or hazard on the:
or any of the many other websites that list environmental risks, it is not included in an pre-purchase inspection or required by any pre-purchase inspection standard.
Advising you of visible
environmental risks is not
an environmental inspection.
Pre-purchase inspection standards specifically exclude environmental testing, except for pointing out suspect asbestos to a client under certain circumstances. Heimer Engineering's pre-purchase inspections do not include environmental testing. Heimer Engineering's Professional Engineer advise you of some visually detectable environmental risks, just as other Home Inspectors do. Heimer Engineering does not misrepresent this as an environmental inspection. Environmental testing should be performed by an experienced and properly licensed and insured Environmental Testing firm.
What You Can Do About
You could spend thousands of dollars for environmental testing with no significant results. Do not perform tests until you are reasonably certain that you want to purchase the home, building, condo, or co-op.
The next step is to decide what tests are needed based upon the location and condition of the home, building, condo, or co-op, and any medical conditions or allergies you have. Every home, building, condo unit, and co-op unit is unique. Do not have a test just because it sounds like a good idea or because a friend or relative suggested the test.
How Heimer Engineering℠
Protects the Environment
Heimer Engineering℠ is committed to reducing its environmental footprint. Some of the steps we take include:
- The use of recycled and recyclable materials where possible.
- Toner cartridges are recycled after use.
- Reports are delivered electronically. Printed reports are sent only upon request.
- When printed reports are requested, they are printed double-sided when possible.
- Only fluorescent and LED lighting are used in our office.
- Where available, we choose Energy Star rated equipment.
- The Engineers do not use rechargeable lead-acid battery powered flashlights.
- Inspections are scheduled to minimize driving. When we perform inspections within the City of New York, schedules are adjusted to maximize the use of public transportation.
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'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, or call 800.605.1500. If no staff member is in the office, leave a message.
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Heimer Engineering℠ serves the Metro 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
Our Licensed Engineers 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 Licensed Engineer uses Engineering judgment to decide what standard or Engineering principle takes precedence. All State of New York Licensed Engineers are bound by New York State Education Law Article 145.
Ask about a web discount. Discounts are also available for referrals (attorney, real estate broker, mortgage broker, co-worker, friend) first time buyers, senior citizens, military (army, navy, air force, marines, coast guard), first responders (police, ambulance, fire), municipal employees, security personnel, and union members.
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Heimer Engineering℠ performs home inspections, building inspections, condo inspections, and co-op inspections in the State of New York. Expert witness services are provided regarding playground injuries, parking lot, walkway, and stairway slip, trip, and fall.
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