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

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Smoke And Carbon Monoxide
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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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Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Carbon monoxide detectorCarbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that can be produced by combustion.  Carbon monoxide in an enclosed space interferes with the blood's ability to absorb oxygen and can be deadly.  You cannot smell, taste, or feel carbon monoxide.  Carbon monoxide causes disorientation.  By the time you start to become aware that something is wrong, it may be too late.  It is recommended that carbon monoxide detectors be present in all homes and buildings.

➜ EPA Carbon Monoxide Info

➜ CPSC Carbon Monoxide Info

Your local Fire Department may be able to provide additional information on carbon monoxide detectors.

The State of New York passed Amanda's Law, which took affect on February 22, 2010.  Amanda's law has specific requirements for carbon monoxide detectors.  On February 22, 2014, one man was killed and others sent to the hospital, reportedly because of carbon monoxide poisoning from an improperly functioning hot water heater vent pipe in a Huntington, New York restaurant.  This incident emphasizes the need to have functioning carbon monoxide detectors in all homes and buildings.

Carbon monoxide detectors have a limited lifespan, usually estimated at five years.  Carbon monoxide detectors should be replaced every five years.

If your carbon monoxide detector needs a new battery, replace it now.

Smoke And Fire Detectors

House burningSmoke and fire detectors provide an early warning of a fire, often before you detect the fire using your senses.  A properly functioning smoke detector may be the difference between life and death.

Fire spreads rapidly.  This video showing rapid fire spread will give you an idea of how quickly a fire spreads.  This should convince you of the need for functioning smoke detectors.  Functional smoke detectors save lives and should be present in all homes and buildings.

Smoke detectors have a limited lifespan, usually estimated at 10 years.  Smoke detectors should be replaced every 10 years.

If your smoke detector needs a new battery, replace it now.

Regularly Test Smoke And
Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Fire detectorToo many homes and buildings have non-functioning and carbon monoxide detectors.  When the batteries run low, some people remove the batteries and leave non-functional detectors.  Make sure that smoke and carbon monoxide detectors remain functional at all times.  Test these units according to the manufacturer's recommendations.

The City of New York Fire Department has an online publication on smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.  The City of New York Fire Department estimates in this online publication that one-third of these devices do not work.

➜ City Of New York Fire Department Info

Home Inspections And
Smoke And Carbon Monoxide Detectors

As important as these life safety devices are, checking for their presence and proper operation is not part of a pre-purchase inspection.  Even if the devices are present, there is no way to assure they will be functioning when you purchase a property.  Make sure that all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are functioning the day you move in.  Just because you see a smoke or carbon monoxide detector in a building, do not assume it works.

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

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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