Heimer Engineering New York pre-purchase home, building, condo, and co‑op inspection

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Pre-Purchase Inspections
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Home, Building, Condo, and Co-op Inspections
in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx,
Staten Island, Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland,
Putnam, and Westchester
646.757.4500 • 800.605.1500

An Engineer's inspection, a pre-purchase inspection, and a termite inspection.  You receive four reports: an onsite verbal report, an onsite written report, an emailed written report, and a termite report.  Call 800.605.1500 or 646.757.4500 if you have questions.  We are happy to help you. Smile

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Pre-Purchase Inspections

During the inspection, the Licensed Engineer examines, analyzes, and/or reports on (as appropriate based on the building):

Structural
System
Foundation
Inspections
Heating
System
Electrical
System
Plumbing
System
Hot Water
System
Roofing
System
Leaders &
Gutters
Siding
Inspections
Termite
Inspections
Carpenter
Ants
Exterior
Trim
Basement
Water
Rotted
Wood
Appliance
Inspections
Air
Conditioning
Windows
And Doors
Interior
Inspections
Carbon
Monoxide
Mold
Inspections
Asbestos
Inspections
Bad
Choices
Report
Info
Thermal
Imaging

Four Inspection Reports

On-Site Verbal ReportA lot of information is collected during the inspection.  Providing four inspection helps you understand the condition of the real estate you purchasing.  All four reports are included in the inspection fee you are quoted.

The On-Site Verbal Inspection Report is the Engineer's discussion of the inspection findings with you.  The on-site verbal report provides instant information and the opportunity to ask the Engineer questions.

You are welcome to accompany the Engineer during the inspection and ask questions.  The appropriate time for the Engineer to answer questions is after he has completed walking through the site.  Answering questions before gathering information risks providing you with inaccurate answers.

The On-Site Written Inspection Report is a short-form report that highlights the Engineer's findings.  This on-site report includes heating, termites, leaks, structure, hot water, electrical system, roof, etc.

Emailed Inspection ReportThe Emailed Written Inspection Report includes information relevant to the inspected home or building and to real estate purchases in general.  Details are provided about both major and minor findings.  Additional information is included so you can make an informed decision about purchasing the real estate.

The Emailed Written Inspection Report goes three quality control reviews.  The first quality control review is performed by the Engineer before the report is submitted for processing.  When the report arrives in the office, it receives a second quality control review.  After the report is drafted, it receives a third quality control review.  Only after all of these reviews are you sent the report.

The Termite Inspection Report is a specialized report banks often need to issue a mortgage.  If there is no termite evidence, the termite inspection report is often sufficient to issue a mortgage.  If there is termite evidence, then termite control measures are needed.  The firm that applies the termite control measures then issues a termite inspection report.  Traditionally, termite control measures are paid for by the seller.

Inspection Photographs

These home inspectors fail to point out the limitations of the photographs, or how photographs can adversely affect reports.A Licensed Engineer's pre-purchase inspection is not performed to show you what the building looks like.  You can see that yourself.  Heimer Engineering's reports are not driven by a photograph-based commercial inspection report software.  Heimer Engineering uses proprietary inspection report software written by a Licensed Engineer.

The Engineer assesses what is important to you regardless of how the defect looks in a photograph.  Heimer Engineering's pre-purchase inspection reports are based on providing you with the information needed to make an informed decision.

Photographs included in Home Inspector's report may showing a gutter draining near a foundation wall, a crack in a path, rotted wood trim, or siding shingles close to ground level.  You never see photographs showing the electrical service is insufficient, that the boiler is insufficient in size, or that a house is structurally unsound.  The Licensed Engineer interprets the building's condition and provides that information in the report.

If you want to remember what a room looks like, take photos.  Photographs add color to a report, but you need a Licensed Engineer to interpret what is in the photograph.  A Licensed Engineer provides a professional opinion regarding structural soundness, sufficiency of the heating system, sufficiency of the hot water system, sufficiency of the electrical system, etc.

Contact Heimer Engineering 24/7

Cal for a Home InspectionHeimer Engineering is happy to help you.  Staff members are available to answer your questions from Monday through Friday from 9:15 AM to 5:00 PM.  Messages are checked Sunday evening through Thursday evening.  Inspections are performed seven days a week.

Heimer Engineering New York pre-purchase home, building, condo, and co‑op inspectionsTo set up an appointment for a pre-purchase inspection, or to find out about Engineering services or expert court testimony, click below for a contact form, send us an email, send a text to 888.769.6910, call 646.757.4500, or call 800.605.1500.  If no staff member is in the office, leave a message. Remember to ask about a web discount. 

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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).

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.

Discounts

United States FlagIn addition to the webpage discount, discounts are 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 New York pre-purchase home, building, condo, and co‑op inspectionInspections are performed only after the client signs a pre-inspection agreement.  The 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 particular situation.

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Heimer Engineering performs home inspections, building inspections, condominium inspections, and co-op inspections in the State of New York.  We do not perform inspections or recommend Inspectors or Engineers outside of the State of New York.  We provide Licensed Professional Engineer consultation services including hurricane and storm damage and damage from adjoining constructionExpert witness services are provided regarding playground injuries, parking lot, walkway, and stairway slip, trip, and fall.

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