Cheap Home Inspections
Why Pay Twice?

Performing Home Inspections at this time risks spreading COVID-19 and places people at risk. Heimer Engineering will not be performing pre-purchase Home Inspections until it can do so without risk to the public.

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Young couple in front of their new homeShould 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 a Professional  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 a Professional Engineer is needed?

Our Professional Engineers are licensed by the State of New York. Heimer Engineering's℠ Professional Engineers use analysis, judgment, and experience to determine if a house or building is structurally sound.

Structural Inspections

Badly deteriorated houseWhat basis does a non-Engineer Home Inspector use to decide when you need a Professional 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 Professional Engineer, and there is a problem with the structure of the building?

When you choose Heimer Engineering℠, a Professional Engineer will perform the pre-purchase home inspection. The Engineer will tell you if a building is structurally sound.

Affordable Home Inspections

Hands of a woman writing a checkSome 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?

We provide 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 a Professional Engineer 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

Man holding a clipboardThe 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 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 Professional Engineers. Remember that all of Heimer Engineering's℠ Home Inspectors are Professional Engineers.

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What Will a Home Inspector
Tell You That Heimer
Engineering℠ Will Not Tell You?

Couple in front of their new homeAn 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 a Professional Engineer:

  1. 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℠ Professional Engineers can do. Home inspectors are required to make it clear that they are not Engineers, and are not providing Engineering services.
  2. Young couple in front of their new homeA statement that the Licensed Home Inspector is not permitted to asses things like structurally soundness.  Heimer Engineering's℠ Professional 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℠.
  3. 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.

Inspector? Engineer?

Do You Want to Pay for
Both a Home Inspector
and a Licensed Engineer?

Woman handing over moneyHeimer Engineering℠ receives call each week from clients who had a Home Inspector examine the house, and then needed to have a Professional Engineer check the house again.

Heimer Engineering's℠ Professional 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.

Inspector? Engineer?

Contact Heimer Engineering℠

Performing Home Inspections at this time risks spreading COVID-19 and places people at risk. Heimer Engineering will not be performing pre-purchase Home Inspections until it can do so without risk to the public.

Call Heimer Engineering℠ for a Home InspectionHeimer Engineering℠ has stopped performing home inspections in accordance with Governor Cuomo's order. We cannot provide any information as to when home inspections will resume and cannot provide fee information.

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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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Performing Home Inspections at this time risks spreading COVID-19 and places people at risk. Heimer Engineering will not be performing pre-purchase Home Inspections until it can do so without risk to the public.

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