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Although the electric grid is generally reliable, power can fail. Many large buildings have emergency lighting that illuminates exits, passageways, and other essential areas in the event of a power failure. The purpose of emergency lighting is to make sure that one can move around the building and safely exit without electric power. Exit signs and alarm systems often have backup power in larger buildings.
Many smaller buildings and single-family residences do not have emergency lighting. In that case, serious hazards can exist to moving around when the power is out.
Years ago, one lit candles and used them to provide lighting in the house. The candles burned for a few hours, and then candles had to be re-lit. The candles were carried from room to room as light was needed. The candle light was minimal, but it was better than total darkness.
Candles might be used in unsafe situations. For example, a candle might be carried into a small bathroom where there is no place to safely set down the candle. Children playing near a candle could knock over the candle. A candle may also be set down in an area where newspapers, curtains, or clothing may be ignited. Candles also can be hazardous as they burn down. The candle holder may become hot, which could start a fire.
The use of candles as emergency lighting is hazardous. These situations are sometimes made even more dangerous in a home that has electric powered smoke detectors that do not function during a power outage.
One solution is to use flashlights. Older incandescent flashlights did not provide significant illumination, and the battery life is limited.
A modern and safer solution is LED (Light Emitting Diode) flashlights and lanterns. Modern LED flashlights and lanterns provide significant illumination and run for a long time on batteries. It is recommended that you have multiple LED flashlights and lanterns available in your home in case of a power outage. LED lanterns are commonly available in the camping section of department stores. You should also make sure that you have sufficient batteries.
It is also advisable to have functioning battery-powered smoke detectors and carbon-monoxide detectors in your home. Of course, do not use kerosene heaters or burn anything in your home.
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Heimer 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℠ serve the Greater 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).
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.
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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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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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