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Applying Scientific and
Engineering Principles to
Home Inspections and
Building Inspections

The Cost of Choosing the
Wrong Home Inspector

Professional Engineer Inspectors
Applying Scientific and Engineering
Principles to Home Inspections
and Building Inspections

Pre-Purchase Home, Building, Condo, and
Co-op Inspections in Manhattan, Queens,
Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island, Nassau,
Suffolk, Rockland, Putnam, and Westchester

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What Does an
Inspection Cost?

Woman with cash in her handThe 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 slightly under $600 to about $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.

Non-Engineer Home Inspectors and part-time Home Inspectors may charge $100 to $200 less than Heimer Engineering℠. Home Inspection franchisees and Home Inspectors that use commercial software may add additional franchise and software licensing fees to the inspection cost.

There are no do-overs if the Home Inspector does not perform the inspection to your satisfaction. It is important to chose the Inspector wisely. You need to know not only what the inspection costs, but what is included and what limitations exist.

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.

If a non-Engineer Home Inspector performs an inspection and then you need to hire a Professional Engineer Home Inspector to check the structure, are you really saving any money?

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Heimer Engineering℠ strives to achieve the highest ethical standards. As Professional Engineers, every effort is made to provide information that allows you to be an informed consumer.

Some inspection firms do not tell you the inspection limitations until the inspector arrives at the siteSome inspection firms do not tell you the inspection limitations until the Home Inspector arrives at the site. Heimer Engineering℠ does not deceive clients to get them to make appointments.

All pre-purchase home inspections have the same limitations, yet some inspection firms hide these limitations. Heimer Engineering℠ discloses the limitations on our website and in the report, including placing the pre-inspection agreement on our website so you can understand the limitations of any pre-purchase home inspection. Limitations are inherent in any pre-purchase home inspection.

Pre-Inspection Agreement

Some inspection firms imply that they include an environmental inspection, when all they offer is the same visual inspection Heimer Engineering provides.Some home inspection firms imply that they include an environmental inspection when all they offer is the same visual inspection Heimer Engineering℠ provides. Heimer Engineering℠ discloses in advance that a pre-purchase home inspection is not an environmental inspection.

Environmental Inspections

Some home inspectors exaggerate the seriousness of a problem so that you are in a better position to negotiate with the seller. Heimer Engineering℠ does not misrepresent the seriousness of a defect.

Some home inspectors claim that they can find hidden defects using thermal imaging. Heimer Engineering℠ does not mislead you into believing thermal imaging will find defects behind walls.

Thermal Imaging

Some home inspectors add on extra fees at the time of the inspection. Heimer Engineering℠ does not raise inspection fees at the inspection site.

Some home inspectors imply that their insurance covers you. Insurance covers the policy holder against claims made against the policy holder. A client has to make a claim against the Home Inspector (which often involves hiring an Attorney to file a law suit) before the insurance is brought in. Heimer Engineering℠ does not mislead you into believing you are getting insurance on the real estate.

National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) logoOur Professional Engineers follow the National Society of Professional Engineer's Code of Ethics and are subject to the laws governing Professional Engineers in The State of New York. These guidelines and laws cover topics such as conflicts of interest, general ethical behavior, working on behalf of our client's interests, etc. You can be sure of the highest ethical standards when using Heimer Engineering's℠ Professional Engineers.

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Contact Heimer Engineering℠

Call for a Home InspectionHeimer Engineering New York pre-purchase home, building, condo, and co‑op inspectionsHeimer 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, or call 646.757.4500. If no staff member is in the office, leave a message.

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Heimer Engineering℠ respects your privacy. Some home 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 Heimer Engineering℠ with personal information. For more information, see Heimer Engineering's℠ Privacy Policy.

Call 911In 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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Inspections are performed only after the client signs a Pre-Inspection Agreement. Use of this website is governed by our Terms of Use. This website is made available for informational purposes and does not represent a professional opinion of your situation.

Heimer Engineering PC℠ 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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Heimer Engineering PC
2171 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 230
Commack, New York, USA 11725-2947

New York Metro: 646.757.4500
Bronx, New York: 718.547.2000
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