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With USTA your Home Inspection Report will be available within 48 hours of the home inspection.

Click on the image below to see the sample inspection report.

Sample home inspection report cover page

Exactly what do we inspect?

We inspect homes according to the NJ Standards of Practice
and here is what's included

Structure:

  1. Foundation construction type and material.

  2. Floor construction type and material.

  3. Wall construction type and material.

  4. Ceiling construction type and material.

  5. Roof construction type and material.

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Exterior:

  1. Attached or adjacent walkways, patios, and driveways.

  2. Vegetation, grading, drainage, and retaining walls with respect to their immediate detrimental effect on the condition of the residential building, excluding fences, geological and/or soil conditions, sea walls, break-walls, bulkheads and docks, or erosion control and earth stabilization.

  3. Attached or adjacent decks, balconies, stoops, steps, porches, and their railings.

  4. Exterior surfaces, excluding shutters, screening, awnings, and other similar seasonal accessories.

  5. Windows excluding storm windows and safety glazing.

  6. Exterior doors excluding storm doors or safety glazing.

  7. Garage doors including automatic door openers and entrapment protection mechanisms, excluding remote control devices.

Roof:

  1. Roofing surface. (excluding accessories; antennae, solar heating systems, lightning arresters, and satellite dishes.).

  2. Roof drainage systems.

  3. Flashing.

  4. Skylights.

  5. Exterior of chimneys.

Interior:

  1. Walls, ceilings, and floors.(excluding paint, wallpaper, other finish treatments, carpeting, and other non-permanent floor coverings).

  2. Steps, stairways, and railings.

  3. Installed kitchen wall cabinets to determine if secure.

  4. At least one interior passage door and operate one window per room excluding window treatments.

  5. Household appliances.

Insulation:

  1. Insulation in unfinished spaces without disturbing insulation.

  2. Ventilation of attics and crawlspaces.

  3. Mechanical ventilation systems;

Fireplaces:

  1. Fireplaces and solid fuel-burning appliances. (without testing draft characteristics, excluding fire screens and doors, seals, and gaskets, automatic fuel feed devices, mantles, and non-structural fireplace surrounds, combustion make-up air devices, or gravity-fed and fan-assisted heat distribution systems).

  2. Chimneys and combustion vents excluding interiors of flues and chimneys

Heating:

  1. Installed heating equipment and energy sources. (excluding adequacy or balance, not operating automatic safety controls or operating heat pumps when weather conditions or other circumstances may cause damage to the pumps, humidifiers, electronic air filters, and solar heating systems).

  2. Combustion vent systems and chimneys, excluding interiors of flues or chimneys.

  3. Fuel storage tanks, excluding propane and underground storage tanks

  4. Visible and accessible portions of the heat exchanger, removing the flame roll-out shield if applicable.

Cooling:

  1. Central cooling system. (excluding electronic air filters, adequacy or distribution balance, and when weather conditions or other circumstances may cause damage to the cooling equipment)

  2. Permanently installed hard-wired, through-wall individual cooling systems.

  3. Energy sources.

Plumbing:

  1. Interior water supply and distribution systems including functional water flow and functional drainage. (excluding wells, well pumps, well water sampling or water-storage-related equipment, determination of water supply quantity or quality and water conditioning systems, and lawn irrigation systems).

  2. All interior fixtures, faucets, and shut-off valves.

  3. Drain, waste, and vent systems.

  4. Domestic water heating systems, venting connections, (TPR) valves, and Watts 210 valves.(without operating safety valves or automatic safety controls, and excluding solar water heating systems).

  5. Combustion vent systems excluding interiors of flues and chimneys.

  6. Fuel distribution systems.

  7. Drainage sumps, sump pumps and related piping.

Electrical:

  1. Service entrance system.

  2. Main disconnects, main panel and sub panels, including interior components of main panel and sub panels.

  3. Service grounding.

  4. Wiring. (without measuring amperage, voltage or impedance, excluding any wiring not a part of the primary electrical power distribution system, such as central vacuum systems, remote control devices, telephone or cable system wiring, intercom systems, security systems and low voltage wiring systems)

  5. Over-current protection devices and the compatibility of their ampacity with that of the connected wiring.

  6. At least one of each interior installed lighting fixture, switch, and receptacle per room and at least one exterior installed lighting fixture, switch, and receptacle per side of the house.

  7. Ground fault circuit interrupters.

Legal Limitations according to the NJ Standards of Practice

Nothing in this section shall be construed to require a home inspector or associate home inspector to:

  1. Enter any area or perform any procedure which is, in the opinion of the home inspector or associate home inspector, unsafe and likely to be dangerous to the inspector or other persons.

  2. Enter any area or perform any procedure which will, in the opinion of the home inspector or associate home inspector, likely damage the property or its systems or components.

  3. Enter any area which does not have at least 24 inches of unobstructed vertical clearance and at least 30 inches of unobstructed horizontal clearance.

  4. Identify concealed conditions and latent defects.

  5. Determine life expectancy of any system or component.

  6. Determine the cause of any condition or deficiency.

  7. Determine future conditions that may occur including the failure of systems and components including consequential damage.

  8. Determine the operating costs of systems or components.

  9. Determine the suitability of the property for any specialized use.

  10. Determine compliance with codes, regulations and/or ordinances.

  11. Determine market value of the property or its marketability.

  12. Determine advisability of purchase of the property.

  13. Determine the presence of any potentially hazardous plants, animals or diseases or the presence of any suspected hazardous substances or adverse conditions such as mold, fungus, toxins, carcinogens, noise, and contaminants in soil, water, and air.

  14. Determine the effectiveness of any system installed or method utilized to control or remove suspected hazardous substances.

  15. Operate any system or component which is shut down or otherwise inoperable.

  16. Operate any system or component which does not respond to normal operating controls.

  17. Operate shut-off valves.

  18. Determine whether water supply and waste disposal systems are public or private.

  19. Insert any tool, probe or testing device inside electrical panels.

  20. Dismantle any electrical device or control other than to remove the covers of main and sub panels.

  21. Walk on unfloored sections of attics.

  22. Light pilot flames or ignite or extinguish fires

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