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You typically have 5 to 10 business days to have a pre-purchase inspection performed.You depend on the pre-purchase inspection to provide you with important information to help you decide on purchasing real estate. You typically have 5 to 10 business days to have a pre-purchase inspection performed. Once the inspector arrives on the site, you have to decide if he or she is capable of performing the inspection.

There are no do-overs if the inspector who performs the inspection 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 inspector may save money now, but the real expense is in the future. The wrong inspector could allow you to buy the proverbial money pit.

We strive to achieve the highest ethical standards. As Licensed Engineers, every effort is made to provide information that allows you to be an informed consumer.

  1. 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 inspector arrives at the site. Heimer Engineering℠ does not deceive clients to get them to make appointments.
  2. All pre-purchase 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 inspection. Limitations are inherent in any pre-purchase inspection.

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  3. Some inspection firms imply that they include an environmental inspection, when all they offer is the same visual inspection Heimer Engineering provides.Some 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 inspection is not an environmental inspection.

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  4. Some 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.
  5. Some inspectors try and kill deals to get future business, although home inspection licensing has eliminated many of these inspectors.Some inspectors claim that they can find hidden defects using thermal imaging. Heimer Engineering℠ does not tell you that thermal imaging will find defects behind walls.

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  6. Some inspectors tack on extra charges at the time of the inspection. Heimer Engineering℠ does not raise prices at the inspection site.
  7. Some 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 (which often involves hiring an Attorney to file a law suit) before the insurance is brought in.  Heimer Engineering℠ does not tell you the inspection insurance covers you.

National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) logoOur Licensed 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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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'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 P.C. BBB Business ReviewHeimer 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 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 us with personal information. For more information, see our Privacy Policy.

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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.


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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℠ 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
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Commack, New York, USA 11725-2947

New York Metro: 800.605.1500
New York Metro: 800.640.8090
New York Metro: 646.757.4500
Bronx, New York: 718.547.2000
Brooklyn, New York: 718.237.7777
Manhattan, New York: 212.563.4777
Long Island, New York: 516.487.2100
Long Island, New York: 631.549.2500
Nassau County, New York: 516.487.2100
Putnam County, New York: 845.638.4900
Queens, New York: 718.544.3000
Staten Island, New York: 718.227.5000
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