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Should I choose a cheap, inexpensive Home Inspector, and call an Engineer only if the inexpensive Home Inspector finds problems?
Real Estate buyers often assume there is nothing wrong with the home, building, condo, or co-op they are purchasing. They want a cheap Home Inspector to save a few dollars.
"I'll only call an Engineer
if the Home Inspector
tells me I need to."
Some real estate buyers will hire a cheap, inexpensive (and possibly inexperienced) Home Inspector, and will only call an Engineer if the inexpensive Home Inspector recommends it. If that is your plan, ask yourself, how is a non-Engineer Home Inspector going to decide when an Engineer is needed?
Heimer Engineering's℠ Professional Engineers are licensed by the State of New York. Heimer Engineering's℠ Licensed Engineer uses analysis, judgment, and experience to determine if a house or building is structurally sound.
What basis does a non-Engineer Home Inspector use to decide when you need a Licensed Engineer to check the house or building?
If you are going with a cheap inexpensive or inexperienced Home Inspector, make sure that you are prepared for the risks associated with this choice.
What happens if the Home Inspector doesn't tell you to hire a Licensed Engineer, and there is a problem with the structure of the building?
When you choose Heimer Engineering℠, a Licensed Engineer will perform the pre-purchase home inspection. The Engineer will tell you if a building is structurally sound.
Affordable Home Inspections
Some real estate buyers want an affordable inspection. Their concern is not whether the inspection is performed by a competent person, but how much will they be paying for the inspection.
You can reduce the initial expense of a real estate purchase by choosing the least expensive Home Inspector, but what is the long term cost?
Heimer Engineering℠ provides a pre-purchase inspection that helps you make an informed decision about purchasing the real estate. This includes information such as whether a building is structurally sound.
This extra service may seem like it would be expensive. In reality, an inspection by Heimer Engineering℠ is competitively priced when compared to a non-Engineer inspection. Cheap, inexpensive inspectors are often people who perform inspections only on weekends to make a little extra money. They have low overhead, and charge low prices.
Are the few extra dollars you save today worth the risk of expenses in the future?
What You Should Know
About Professional Engineers
The State of New York, in their online brochure What You Should Know About Professional Engineers and Their Services states one of the reasons that you should use an Engineer is to "evaluate the structural integrity, electrical, and/or mechanical systems of a house prior to purchase or renovation".
Under the laws of the State of New York, only a Licensed Professional Engineer can offer engineering services to the general public. Some home inspection companies will tell you that they have an Engineer on staff, an Engineer reviews the reports, or even that an Engineer helped them set up the inspection system.
You can verify online that you are really hiring a Licensed Professional Engineers. Remember that all of Heimer Engineering's℠ Home Inspectors are Licensed Professional Engineers.
What Will a Home Inspector Tell You That a
Heimer Engineering℠ Will Never Tell You?
An inspection performed by a Professional Engineer includes almost everything that a home inspection performed by a licensed Home Inspector includes. But there are a few things that you will not see in a report issued by an Engineer:
- A statement that the inspection was not performed by a Professional Engineer. Many people incorrectly assume that a Home Inspector can do everything Heimer Engineering's℠ Licensed Engineers can do. Home inspectors are required to make it clear that they are not Engineers, and are not providing Engineering services.
- A statement that the Licensed Home Inspector is not permitted to asses things like structurally soundness. Heimer Engineering's℠ Licensed Engineer assess the structurally soundness of the real estate that you are considering purchasing. Assessing structural integrity may be beyond the scope of a standard Home Inspector, but it is within the scope of a home inspection performed by Heimer Engineering℠.
- A recommendation to have an Professional Engineer inspect the house or building. When you have a pre-purchase inspection performed by Heimer Engineering℠, there is no need to recommend additional Engineering inspections.
Do You Want to Pay for
Both a Home Inspector
and a Licensed Engineer?
Heimer Engineering℠ receives call each week from clients who had a Home Inspector examine the house, and then needed to have a Licensed Engineer check the house again.
Heimer Engineering's℠ Licensed Engineers check what a Home Inspector checks. Heimer Engineering℠ also determines if a house or building is structurally sound. You only need one inspection, as long as the inspection is performed by a Heimer Engineering℠.
Why pay twice for a pre-purchase home inspection? A cheap home inspection may seem like a good idea. However, it is less expensive to choose Heimer Engineering℠ for the first inspection.
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Heimer Engineering℠ is happy to help you. Senior Staff members are available to answer your questions from 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. Choose Heimer Engineering℠.
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 give you real answers to your inspection questions.
To set up an appointment for a pre-purchase inspection, or to find out about Engineering services or expert court testimony send Heimer Engineering℠ an email at WebInfoRequest@heimer.com, send Heimer Engineering℠ a text at 888.769.6910, call Heimer Engineering℠ at 800.605.1500, or call Heimer Engineering℠ at 646.757.4500. If no staff member is in the office, leave a message.
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).
Heimer Engineering℠ respects your privacy. Some inspection firms share information with insurance, landscaping, home maintenance, moving, cable, mortgage, and other companies. You will not receive phone calls or solicitation emails from third parties as a result of providing personal information.
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.
Heimer Engineering℠ Standards of PracticeThe Licensed Engineers of Heimer Engineering℠ 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, and to the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE®) Code of Ethics. All State of New York Licensed Engineers are also bound by New York State Education Law Article 145.
Heimer Engineering℠ Code of Ethics
The Licensed Engineers of Heimer Engineering℠ substantially adhere to the InterNACHI® Standards of Practice and the ASHI® Standards of Practice. In the event of a conflict, the Licensed Engineers of Heimer Engineering℠ use Engineering judgment to decide what standard or Engineering principle takes precedence.
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