Testing for Mold & Allergens in Your Home

Mold Testing and Allergens in Your Home | Regal Home Inspections Monmouth County NJ

mold testing inspection colts neck njMany parents and house buyers are concerned about their children’s health.  As a 20+ year volunteer EMT I see many people, children and young adults alike that have respiratory problems and moderate or severe allergies.  If you are considering buying a house or if you are a homeowner or if you reside in an apartment, I strongly urge you to get your house or apartment (or house or apartment  you may move into) tested for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) including MOLD and ALLERGENS.  Here at Regal Home Inspections, LLC our motto is “Buy with confidence and Sell with Pride”.  Testing enables you to buy with confidence.

Regal Home Inspections, LLC is based in Colts Neck NJ and we test homes throughout Monmouth County for Radon, Indoor Air Quality, Mold, Allergens, and Wood Destroying Insects. Our home inspections also facilitate testing of septic systems and oil tanks; tank integrity and soil tests below ground. Contact us today and we can determine the best course of action for your particular needs.

Sample Mold Testing Collection Methods – Swabs, Tape Lifts and Air Samples

Mold can appear in a couple of different ways and therefore we can collect samples using different methodologies. Often times we can see discoloration that give us a high suspicion that it is mold.  Since we can’t definitively determine that a substance is mold we have the capability and tools to collect samples.  Sampling will enable us to send the samples to a lab and have them analyzed.  This analysis may confirm that the surface matter is mold and the testing can help identify the types of mold.  To accomplish this we can take a SWAB or use a tape-lift as it is called.  These samples are sealed and sent for analysis.   

Occasionally there is a smell of mold in the air.  There may not be visual evidence of mold but health issues, respiratory problems or simply prudent, precautionary steps lead you to seek our help collecting air samples.  Regal Home Inspections, LLC is skilled at air sample collection.  When testing for IAQ we use sophisticated equipment to collect air samples.  Air samples are taken from different areas of the home including two (typically) baseline samples from the outdoor environment near the home.

ALLERGENS – For Allergens We will use a vacuum pump and a small canister.  We will collect samples from rugs, corners of the rooms, and other areas.  These areas collect small samples of all the dust particles that have been in the air.  Pet dander, indications of rodent infestation and other unwanted critters and bugs and more.

TESTING & REPORTING

After collecting all the samples they are sealed.  Then they are sent to a NJ State Licensed Lab for analysis.  The lab uses different techniques to analyze all the different samples for mold and allergens.  A report is generated.  The report for Allergens will identify the different types of allergens found.  It does not indicate the quantity.

For Mold, the swab and tape lifts will also quantify the samples; Substance, type, species, etc.

For Mold testing done with air samples the different spores collected are quantified and identified.  Proportions are also provided and it is the proportions that are of particular interest.

Testing can range from $70 for a single, residential swab or tape lift or a single allergen sample to a few hundred dollars for a multi-location air sample test.  All prices INCLUDE the lab analysis and over-the-phone review of the results with Regal Home Inspections, LLC.

To schedule your IAQ consultation please call 908 902 2590 or email Regal Home Inspections, LLC at frank07722@gmail.com.

Howell Home Inspection | Monmouth County Home Inspectors

Gallery of Homes – 2019.

Here is a partial list, in photographic format, of the homes inspected in 2019. The list is in reverse chronological order – most recent inspections at the top of the list.

Inspected 9/29/19. Manalapan
Inspected 9/26/19. Colts Neck.
Inspected September 11. Morganville.
Inspected September 9. Holmdel
Inspected 9/3/19. Howell

 

Inspected 8/27/19. Brick

 

Inspected 8/20/19. Chadwick Beach, Lavallette

Inspected August 16. Holmdel

Waterfront property on the Navesink. Inspected 8/12.
Inspcted August 9. Morganville, Marlboro Township.
Inspected August 5. Hazlet.
Inspected July 27. Hazlet.
Inspected July 23. Middletown.
Inspected July 16. Brielle.
Inspected July 8. Ocean Township.
Inspected July 4. Old Bridge.
Inspected July 2. Eatontown.
Inspected June 28. Howell Township.
Inspected June 20. Middletown.
Inspected June 14. Manalapan.
Inspected June 7, 2019. West Long Branch
Inspected May 28. Ocean Township.
Inspected May 21. Manalapan.
Inspected May 13. Red Bank.
Inspected May 8. Middletown.
Inspected May 4. Manalapan.
Inspected April 27. South River.
Inspected April 20. Short Hills, NJ.
Inspected April 4. Bay side. Sea Bright.
Inspected April 2. East Brunswick.
Inspected March24. Short Hills.
Inspected March 18. Middletown.
Inspected March 9. Little Silver.
Inspected March 2. Jackson.
Inspected March 1. Oakhurst.
Inspected Sunday, February 24. Tinton Falls.
Inspected Sunday, February 17. Holmdel
Inspected February 15. Bayville
Inspected February 6. Shrewsbury
Inspected January 19. Holmdel
Inspected January 13. Monmouth Beach.
Inspected January 7. Colts Neck
Regal Home Inspection Is Infrared Certified!

Thermal Imaging Certified

Frank J. Delle Donne, owner and inspector at Regal Home Inspections, LLC has become certified by InterNACHI, the largest home inspector association, as a thermal imager. This requires taking and passing classes in Building Science and Thermal Imaging. This service will be rolled out this year as an ancillary service for home inspection clients or clients needing the specific analysis of thermal imaging.

What is thermal imaging? Thermal imaging is the use of specialized cameras that can look at the thermal (Heat and cool) properties of objects. A thermal imaging camera compares the thermal signatures of building surfaces comparing hot (or warmer) areas to cold (or cooler) areas. Then, using the training, a skilled thermographer can interpret the images that may identify moisture or poor insulation for example. In the photos below some examples show how the thermal imaging can identify or confirm electrical issues as well. Not all thermal imaging efforts are to identify issues. As shown below, thermal imaging can be used to confirm the operation of radiant heating in a ceiling or floor. The radiant heat is very subtle and not able to be distinguished with a laser thermometer, for example. But, as shown below, a thermal image can confirm the proper operation of a radiant heat system.

The thermal imaging service will be offered to home inspection clients at a steeply discounted rate or offered as a singular service for home or building owners. For more information call Frank at 908 902 2590.

This photo shows the heat of a light against the background of the cooler ceiling. Building anomalies such as moisture, poor insulation and electrical issues can be photographed in the infrared spectrum to identify issues that are not apparent to the naked eye.

 

There was a small stain on the kitchen ceiling, approximately 6 inches wide. The thermal image shows (the dark area in the photo) an area approximately 3 feet wide that’s wet from a bathroom leak above the kitchen ceiling.
Visually, an overheating wire can be seen.

 

The thermal image confirms that the circuit breaker and wire are warmer than the surrounding breakers and wires.

 

The thermal image camera can detect the heating coils for a radiant heat system. The coils can’t be seen with the naked eye but are in sharp focus with thermal imaging. This image is of the heating coils in the ceiling.
These two photos (above and below this caption) are of the radiant heating coils in the floor of a bathroom.

Rain Water Management – Part 3

Minimizing and Managing Potential Basement Water Problems

Rain Water Management – Part 3

By Frank J. Delle Donne, Licensed Home Inspector

May 29, 2018

Introduction

In September, 2014 I was inspired to write Part 1 because of what I had observed in my inspections and a call that I received from a client. In December, 2014 I wrote Part 2 because on October 18, 2014 and November 8, 2014 I performed two inspections that I was reminded of prior to writing Part 2.

This past, Memorial Day weekend, if you were in central New Jersey you know how hard it rained on Sunday, May 27. The link below confirms that in the town where I live, over 4 inches of rain fell.

https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=PHI&product=PNS&format=ci&version=1&glossary=1

Based on the amount of water in a couple of buckets I had in my yard, I think the 4+ official inches in this link is low. Regardless, let’s use the official number and do the math.  Why am I now writing this?  Because over the past couple of days I received a text and a call from home inspection clients saying that they had water in the basement after this weekend’s rains. The lessons and recommendations in the previous parts of this series of articles remains the same. Keep rain water away from your house; Maintain your gutters and downspouts. Have downspout extensions as far from the house as possible. Make sure the soil and pavements slope away from the house. I also recommend maintaining any sump pumps and have battery back up for the sump pumps too.

How much water is in 4.72 inches of rain?  For this example we’ll assume a 40 foot by 60 foot house. That’s 2400 square feet of surface area. After the math is done, just coming off the roof is over 7000 gallons of water! If we add in a five foot apron around the house, that’s another 2943 gallons making the total amount of water from this one day’s rain was over 10,000 gallons deposited close to the house.

The consequences of epic rainfalls like this can’t be determined during the course of a 2 – 3 hour home inspection.

Keep your gutters clean and maintain your gutters and downspouts.

Make sure the soil and pavement are sloped away from the house.

Maintain your sump pump systems.

 

 

 

Gallery of Homes Inspected – 2017

The following is a photographic list of some of the homes inspected by Regal Home Inspections, LLC in 2017.  My apologies but I’ve been so busy I haven’t been able to keep up. Here are a few fall additions to the ones already posted.
Inspected December. Holmdel.
Inspected November. Middletown.
Inspected October. Old Bridge.
Inspected in September. Freehold.
Inspected in June. Located in Tinton Falls.
Inspected in April. Located in Holmdel.
Inspected in April. Located in Franklin Park.
Inspected in August. Located in Colts Neck.
Inspected in July. Located in Colonia.
Inspected 6/1/17. Fair Haven.
Inspected 5/24/17. Shrewsbury.
Inspected 5/22/17. Brick.
Inspected 5/20/17. Middletown.
Inspected 5/11/17. Colts Neck.
Inspected 5/7/17. Hazlet.
Inspected 5/4/17. Jackson.
Inspected 5/1/17. Monroe.
Inspected 4/27/17. Colts Neck.
Inspected 4/23/17. Farmingdale.
Inspected 4/21/17. Fair Haven.
Inspected 4/20/17. Colts Neck.
Inspected 4/4/17. Bloomfield.
Inspected 4/1/17. Monroe.
Inspected 4/1/17. Holmdel.
Inspected 3/23/17. Harbor Club, Old Bridge.
Inspected 3/23/17. Manchester.
Inspected 3/22/17. Colts Neck.
Inspected 3/22/17. New Egypt, NJ.
Inspected 3/21/17. Jackson.
Inspected 3/21/17. Manalapan.
Inspected 3/20/17. Toms River.
Inspected 3/20/17. Middletown.
Inspected 3/14/17. Old Bridge.
Inspected 3/14/17. Middletown.
Inspected 3/17/17. Morganville.
Inspected 3/15/17. 4 family house. Asbury Park.
Inspected 3/13/17. Laurence Harbor.
Inspected 3/13/17. Fair Haven.
Inspected 3/12/17. New Providence, NJ.
Inspected 3/11/17. Toms River.
Inspected 3/11/17. Jackson.
Inspected 3/10/17. Belmar.
Inspected 3/10/17. Manalapan.
Inspected 3/9/17. Toms River.
Inspected 3/9/17. Morganville.
Inspected 3/8/17. Brick.
Inspected 3/6/17. Holmdel.
Inspected 3/6/17. Old Bridge.
Inspected 3/5/17. 8000 square feet. Colts Neck.
Inspected 3/4/17. Howell.
Inspected 3/2/17. Built 1964. Morganville.
Inspected 3/1/17. Built 1979. Oakhurst.
Inspected 3/1/17. Built 1953. Neptune.
Inspected 2/27/17. Built circa 1955. Long Branch.
Inspected 2/25/17. Built 1965. Eatontown.
Inspected 2/21/17. Built 1965. Manalapan.
Inspected 2/20/17. Built 1957. Tinton Falls.
Inspected 2/20/17. Condominium. Built 1982. Seaside Heights.
Inspected 2/18/17. Built 2006. Manalapan.
Inspected 2/18/17. Built 2002. Monroe Township.
Inspected 2/17/17. Built 1988. Toms River.
Inspected 2/16/17. Built 1966. Ocean.
Inspected 2/15/17. Built 1942. Monroe Township.
Inspected 2/13/17. Built 1972. Colts Neck.
Inspected 2/13/17. Built 1982. Aberdeen Township.
Inspected 2/12/17. Built 1956. Parlin, Old Bridge Township.
Inspected 2/11/17. Built 1978. Manchester.
Inspected 2/10/17. Built circa 1980. South Brunswick.
Inspected 2/10/17. Built 2008. Normandy Beach.
Inspected 2/9/17. Built 2000. Lakewood.
Inspected 2/6/17. Originally built 1916. Sewaren, Woodbridge Township.
Inspected 2/61/7. Built 1962. Colts Neck.
Inspected 2/5/17. Built circa 1975. Belle Mead.
Inspected 2/4/17. Built 1971. East Brunswick.
Inspected 2/4/17. Built 1958. East Brunswick.
Inspected 2/2/17. Built 1994. Manalapan.
Inspected 2/1/17. Built 1973. Belford.
Inspected 1/31/17. Built 1930. Edison.
Inspected 1/30/17. Built 1955. Belford.
Inspected 1/27/17. Condominium. Built 1980. Tinton Falls.
Inspecte 1/27/17. Built 1976. Union.
Inspected 1/26/17. Built 1953. River Plaza.
Inspected 1/25/17. Townhouse. Built circa 1990. Sayreville.
Inspected 1/25/17. Townhouse. Built 2007. Monroe.
Inspected 1/24/17. Built 1935. Keyport.
Inspected 1/23/17. Port Monmouth. Built 1943.
Inspected 1/22/17. Built 1993. Shrewsbury.
Inspected 1/22/17. Townhouse. New Brunswick. Built 1988.
Inspected 1/18/17. Matawan. Built 1995.
Inspected 1/18/17. Freehold. Built 1994.

 

Inspected 1/17/17. Neptune City. Built 1922.
Inspected 1/12/17. Townhouse. Built 1992. Morganville.
Inspected 1/11/17. Condominium. Freehold.
Second buyer inspection 1/9/17. Built circa 1975. Colts Neck.
Inspected 1/4/16. Built circa 1990. Modular home. Eatontown.
Inspected 1/4/17. Condominium. Ocean Grove.
Inspected 1/3/17. Built 2001. Freehold Borough.
Inspected 1/3/17. Built circa 1980. 2 family. Keyport.
Inspected 1/3/17. Built 1980. Manalapan.

 

 

 

Gallery of Homes Inspected – 2016

The following is a photographic list of the homes inspected by Regal Home Inspections, LLC in 2016.  They are listed in reverse chronological order.

Inspected 10/23/16. Built 2002. Colts Neck.
Inspected 10/23/16. Built 2002. Colts Neck.
Inspected 10/24/16. Built 2013. Keansburg.
Inspected 10/24/16. Built 2013. Keansburg.
Inspected 10/22/16. Built 1964. Old Bridge.
Inspected 10/22/16. Built 1964. Old Bridge.
Inspected 10/22/16. Built 1922. Orange, NJ.
Inspected 10/22/16. Built 1922. Orange, NJ.

Inspected 10/21/16. Built 2004. Holmdel.

Inspected 10/21/16. Built 2004. Holmdel.

Inspected 10/21/16. Built 1982. Howell.
Inspected 10/21/16. Built 1982. Howell.
Inspected 10/20/16. Built 1910. Leonardo.
Inspected 10/20/16. Built 1910. Leonardo.
Inspected 10/19/16. Built circa 1988. Jackson.
Inspected 10/19/16. Condominium. Built circa 1988. Jackson.
Inspected 10/15/16. Condominium. Built 2007. Asbury Park.
Inspected 10/15/16. Condominium. Built 2007. Asbury Park.
Inspected 10/13/16. Built 2006. Tinton Falls.
Inspected 10/13/16. Built 2006. Tinton Falls.
Inspected 10/12/16. Built 2005. Matawan.
Inspected 10/12/16. Built 2005. Matawan.
Inspected 10/11/16. Built 1962. Belmar.
Inspected 10/11/16. Built 1962. Belmar.
Inspected 10/10/16. Built 1929. Long Branch
Inspected 10/10/16. Built 1929. Long Branch
Inspected 10/8/16. Built 1962. Old Bridge.
Inspected 10/8/16. Built 1962. Old Bridge.
Inspected 10/7/16. Built 1958. Old Bridge.
Inspected 10/7/16. Built 1958. Old Bridge.
Inspected 10/6/16. Built 1998. Monroe Township.
Inspected 10/6/16. Built 1998. Monroe Township.
Inspected 10/5/16. Built 1993. Howell.
Inspected 10/6/16. Built 1993. Howell.
Inspected 10/5/16. Built 1933. Millstone.
Inspected 10/5/16. Built 1933. Millstone.
Inspected 10/3/16. Built 1967. Condo. Matawan.
Inspected 10/3/16. Built 1967. Condo. Matawan.
Inspected 10/3/16. Built 1925. Atlantic Highlands.
Inspected 10/3/16. Built 1925. Atlantic Highlands.
Inspected 10/1/16. Built 1987. Holmdel.
Inspected 10/1/16. Built 1987. Holmdel.
Inspected 9/30/16. Built 1950. Sayreville.
Inspected 9/30/16. Built 1950. Sayreville.
Inspected 9/29/16. Built 1959. Spotswood.
Inspected 9/29/16. Built 1959. Spotswood.
Inspected 9/29/16. Built 1962. Colts Neck.
Inspected 9/29/16. Built 1962. Colts Neck.
Inspected 9/27/16. Built 2004. Farmingdale.
Inspected 9/27/16. Built 2004. Farmingdale.
Inspected 9/26/16. Built 1957. Hazlet.
Inspected 9/26/16. Built 1957. Hazlet.
Inspected 9/23/16. Built circa 1900. Asbury Park. 3 apartments and a small commercial office.
Inspected 9/23/16. Built circa 1900. Asbury Park. 3 apartments and a small commercial office.
Inspected 9/21/16. Built 1989. Duplex. Manalapan.
Inspected 9/21/16. Built 1989. Duplex. Manalapan.
Inspected 9/22/16. Built 1957. Hazlet.
Inspected 9/22/16. Built 1957. Hazlet.
Inspected 9/21/16. Built 1983. Townhouse. Matawan.
Inspected 9/21/16. Built 1983. Townhouse. Matawan.
Inspected 9/21/16. Built 1968. Middletown.
Inspected 9/21/16. Built 1968. Middletown.
Inspected 9/20/16. Built 1980. Middletown.
Inspected 9/20/16. Built 1980. Middletown.
Inspected 9/19/16. Built 1956. Parlin.
Inspected 9/19/16. Built 1956. Parlin.
Inspected 9/16/16. Built 1984. Holmdel.
Inspected 9/16/16. Built 1984. Holmdel.
Inspected 9/16/16. Built 1972. Colts Neck.
Inspected 9/16/16. Built 1972. Colts Neck.
Inspected 9/14/16. Built 1966. Matawan.
Inspected 9/14/16. Built 1966. Matawan.
Inspected 9/14/16. Built circa 1900. Freehold Borough.
Inspected 9/14/16. Built circa 1900. Freehold Borough.
Inspected 9/13/16. Originally built 1949. Port Monmouth.
Inspected 9/13/16. Originally built 1949. Port Monmouth.
Inspected 9/13/16. Built 1963. Freehold Twp.
Inspected 9/13/16. Built 1963. Freehold Twp.
Inspected 9/12/16. Built 1960. Jackson.
Inspected 9/12/16. Built 1960. Jackson.
Inspected 9/12/16. Built 1930. Two family. Asbury Park.
Inspected 9/12/16. Built 1930. Two family. Asbury Park.
Inspected 9/10/16. Built 1963. Matawan.
Inspected 9/10/16. Built 1963. Matawan.
Inspected 9/9/16. Built 1980. Neptune.
Inspected 9/9/16. Built 1980. Neptune.
Inspected 9/9/16. Built 1977. Colts Neck.
Inspected 9/9/16. Built 1977. Colts Neck.
Inspected 9/8/16. Built 1992. Townhouse. Morganville/Marlboro.
Inspected 9/8/16. Built 1992. Townhouse. Morganville/Marlboro.
Inspected 9/7/16. Built 1900. Metuchen.
Inspected 9/7/16. Built 1900. Metuchen.
Inspected 9/4/16. Built 1958. Old Bridge.
Inspected 9/4/16. Built 1958. Old Bridge.
Inspected 9/2/16. Built 1954. Middletown.
Inspected 9/2/16. Built 1954. Middletown.
Inspected 9/1/16. Built 1981. Neptune.
Inspected 9/1/16. Built 1981. Neptune.
Inspected 9/1/16. Built 1920. Two family. Asbury Park.
Inspected 9/1/16. Built 1920. Two family. Asbury Park.
Inspected 8/31/16. Built 1987. Howell.
Inspected 8/31/16. Built 1987. Howell.
Inspected 8/31/16. Built 1973. Holmdel.
Inspected 8/31/16. Built 1973. Holmdel.
Inspected 8/30/16. Built 1983. Franklin Park, Somerset County.
Inspected 8/30/16. Built 1983. Franklin Park, Somerset County.
Inspected 8/29/16. Built 1964. Matawan.
Inspected 8/29/16. Built 1964. Matawan.
Inspected 8/28/16. Built 1986. Marlboro.
Inspected 8/28/16. Built 1986. Marlboro.
Inspected 8/27/16. Built 1999. Marlboro.
Inspected 8/27/16. Built 1999. Marlboro.
Inspected 8/26/16. Built 1963. Port Momouth.
Inspected 8/26/16. Built 1963. Port Momouth.
Inspected 8/26/16. Built 1982. Middletown.
Inspected 8/26/16. Built 1982. Middletown.
Inspected 8/25/16. Built 1959. Hazlet.
Inspected 8/25/16. Built 1959. Hazlet.
Inspected 8/24/16. Originally built 1940s. Significantly renovated 2007. Fair Haven.
Inspected 8/24/16. Originally built 1940s. Significantly renovated 2007. Fair Haven.
Inspected 8/24/16. Built 1969. Matawan.
Inspected 8/24/16. Built 1969. Matawan.
Inspected 8/23/16. Built 1990. Tinton Falls.
Inspected 8/23/16. Built 1990. Tinton Falls.
Inspected 8/20/16. Built 1972. Colts Neck.
Inspected 8/20/16. Built 1972. Colts Neck.
Inspected 8/19/16. Built 1959. Oceanport.
Inspected 8/19/16. Built 1959. Oceanport.
Inspected 8/18/16. Built 1961. Matawan.
Inspected 8/18/16. Built 1961. Matawan.
Inspected 8/18/16. Originally built 1915. Atlantic Highlands.
Inspected 8/18/16. Originally built 1915. Atlantic Highlands.
Inspected 8/17/16. Built 1979. Old Bridge.
Inspected 8/17/16. Built 1979. Old Bridge.
Inspected 8/16/16. Built circa 1800. Tinton Falls.
Inspected 8/16/16. Built circa 1800. Tinton Falls.
Inspected 8/15/16. Built 1979. Plainsboro.
Inspected 8/15/16. Built 1979. Plainsboro.
Inspected 8/12/16. Built 1930. Union Beach.
Inspected 8/12/16. Built 1930. Union Beach.
Inspected 8/12/16. Built 1961. Matawan.
Inspected 8/12/16. Built 1961. Matawan.
Inspected 8/11/16. Built 1978. Brick.
Inspected 8/11/16. Built 1978. Brick.
Inspected 8/11/16. Medical building. Brick. Built 2007.
Inspected 8/11/16. Medical building. Brick. Built 2007.
Inspected 8/10/16. Built 2002. Millstone.
Inspected 8/10/16. Built 2002. Millstone.
Inspected 8/9/16. Built 1988. Englishtown.
Inspected 8/9/16. Built 1988. Englishtown.
Inspected 8/8/16. Built 1940. Manalapan.
Inspected 8/8/16. Built 1940. Manalapan.
Inspected 8/5/16. Built 1978. Monroe.
Inspected 8/5/16. Built 1978. Monroe.
Inspected 8/3/16. Built 1946. Cranbury.
Inspected 8/3/16. Built 1946. Cranbury.
Inspected 8/3/16. Built 1982. Mantoloking Shores.
Inspected 8/3/16. Built 1982. Mantoloking Shores.
Inspected 8/2/16. Built 1963. Hazlet.
Inspected 8/2/16. Built 1963. Hazlet.
Inspected 8/2/16. Built 1992. Middletown.
Inspected 8/2/16. Built 1992. 5700 square feet. Middletown.
Inspected 8/1/16. Built 1978. Jackson.
Inspected 8/1/16. Built 1978. Jackson.
Inspected 8/1/16. Built 1991. Manalapan.
Inspected 8/1/16. Built 1991. Manalapan.
Inspected 7/30/16. Built 1999. Old Bridge.
Inspected 7/30/16. Built 1999. Old Bridge.
Inspected 7/29/16. Built 1985. Avenel.
Inspected 7/29/16. Built 1985. Avenel.
Inspected 7/29/16. Built 1948. Keyport.
Inspected 7/29/16. Built 1948. Keyport.
Inspected 7/28/16. Built 1994. Manalapan.
Inspected 7/28/16. Built 1994. Manalapan.
Inspected 7/27/16. Built 1960. Belford.
Inspected 7/27/16. Built 1960. Belford.
Inspected 7/26/16. Built 2002. Monroe.
Inspected 7/26/16. Built 2002. Monroe.

 

Inspected 7/25/16. Built 2003. Approximately 8500 square feet. Morganville.
Inspected 7/25/16. Built 2003. Approximately 8500 square feet. Morganville.
Inspected 7/23/16. Built 2006. Sea Bright.
Inspected 7/23/16. Built 2006. Sea Bright.
Inspected 7/22/16. Built 1969. Manalapan.
Inspected 7/22/16. Built 1969. Manalapan.
Inspected 7/20/16. Built 1997. Townhouse. Cliffwood.
Inspected 7/20/16. Built 1997. Townhouse. Cliffwood.
Inspected 7/19/16. New Construction. Union Beach.
Inspected 7/19/16. New Construction. Union Beach.
Inspected 7/19/16. Approximately 7000 square feet. Built 1995. Morganville.
Inspected 7/19/16. Approximately 7000 square feet. Built 1995. Morganville.
Inspected 7/18/16. Condo. Built circa 1985. Freehold.
Inspected 7/18/16. Condo. Built circa 1985. Freehold.
Inspected 7/18/16. Built 1976. Monroe.
Inspected 7/18/16. Built 1976. Monroe.
Inspected 7/18/16. Built 1993. Colts Neck.
Inspected 7/18/16. Built 1993. Colts Neck.
Inspected 7/16/16. Built 1954. South Amboy.
Inspected 7/16/16. Built 1954. South Amboy.
Inspected 7/16/16. Built 1957. Edison.
Inspected 7/16/16. Built 1957. Edison.
Inspected 7/15/16. Built 1994. Brick.
Inspected 7/15/16. Built 1994. Brick.
Inspected 7/14/16. Built 1966. Old Bridge.
Inspected 7/14/16. Built 1966. Old Bridge.
Inspected 7/14/16. Built 2001. Manchester.
Inspected 7/14/16. Built 2001. Manchester.
Inspected 7/13/16. Built 1955. Matawan.
Inspected 7/13/16. Built 1955. Matawan.
Inspected 7/13/16. Built 1953. Middletown.
Inspected 7/13/16. Built 1953. Middletown.
Inspected 7/12/16. Built 1963. Aberdeen.
Inspected 7/12/16. Built 1963. Aberdeen.
Inspected 7/9/16. Built 1956. Ocean Township.
Inspected 7/9/16. Built 1956. Ocean Township.
Inspected 7/8/16. Built 1926. Plainfield.
Inspected 7/8/16. Built 1926. Plainfield.
Inspected 7/7/16. Built 1956. Bayville, Ocean County.
Inspected 7/7/16. Built 1956. Bayville, Ocean County.
Inspected 7/5/16. Built 1903. Milltown.
Inspected 7/5/16. Built 1903. Milltown.
Inspected 7/4/16. Built 2000. Middletown.
Inspected 7/4/16. Built 2000. Middletown.
Inspected 6/30/16. Built 1987. Keansburg.
Inspected 6/30/16. Built 1987. Keansburg.
Inspected 6/29/16. Built 1991. Jackson.
Inspected 6/29/16. Built 1991. Jackson.
Inspected 6/28/16. Built 1955. Edison.
Inspected 6/28/16. Built 1955. Edison.
Inspected 6/28/16. Originally built 1940. Keyport.
Inspected 6/28/16. Originally built 1940. Keyport.
Inspected 6/27/16. Built 1908. Leonardo.
Inspected 6/27/16. Built 1908. Leonardo.
Inspected 6/25/16. Four buildings inspected including a 12,000+ square foot house. Built 2001.
Inspected 6/25/16. Four buildings inspected including a 12,000+ square foot house. Built 2001.
Inspected 6/24/16. Built 1999. Old Bridge.
Inspected 6/24/16. Built 1999. Old Bridge.
Inspected 6/23/16. Built 1968. Marlboro.
Inspected 6/23/16. Built 1968. Marlboro.
Inspected 6/23/16. Built 1950. Marlboro.
Inspected 6/23/16. Built 1950. Marlboro.
Inspected 6/22/16. Built 1973. Leonardo.
Inspected 6/22/16. Built 1973. Leonardo.
6/22/16. Condo. Built 1983. Tinton Falls.
6/22/16. Condo. Built 1983. Tinton Falls.
Inspected 6/20/16. Built 1966. Middletown.
Inspected 6/20/16. Built 1966. Middletown.
Inspected 6/20/16. Built 1959. Lincroft.
Inspected 6/20/16. Built 1959. Lincroft.
Inspected 6/18/16. Built 1961. Aberdeen.
Inspected 6/18/16. Built 1961. Aberdeen.
Inspected 6/17/16. Built 1850! Rahway.
Inspected 6/17/16. Built 1850! Rahway.
Inspected 6/16/16. Built 1962. Colts Neck.
Inspected 6/16/16. Built 1962. Colts Neck.
Inspected 6/16/16. Built 1983. Old Bridge.
Inspected 6/16/16. Built 1983. Old Bridge.
Inspected 6/15/16. Built 2012. Highland Park.
Inspected 6/15/16. Built 2012. Highland Park.
Inspected 6/15/16. Built 2000. Jackson.
Inspected 6/15/16. Built 2000. Jackson.
Inspected 6/14/16. Built 2003. Manalapan.
Inspected 6/14/16. Built 2003. Manalapan.
Inspected 6/13/16. Built1985. Old Bridge
Inspected 6/13/16. Built1985. Old Bridge
Inspected 6/10/16. Hamilton Township. Built 1956.
Inspected 6/10/16. Hamilton Township. Built 1956.
Inspected 6/10/16. Built 1991. Howell.
Inspected 6/10/16. Built 1991. Howell.
Inspected 6/9/16. Built 1999. Manalapan.
Inspected 6/9/16. Built 1999. Manalapan.
Inspected 6/9/16. Built 1990. Cream Ridge, Plumstead Township.
Inspected 6/9/16. Built 1990. Cream Ridge, Plumstead Township.
Inspected 6/9/16. Built 1983. Shrewsbury.
Inspected 6/9/16. Built 1983. Shrewsbury.
Inspected 6/8/16. Built 1958. Freehold.
Inspected 6/8/16. Built 1958. Freehold.
Inspected 6/8/16. Built 1955. Neptune.
Inspected 6/8/16. Built 1955. Neptune.
Inspected 6/8/16. Built 1970. Freehold.
Inspected 6/8/16. Built 1970. Freehold.
Inspected 6/7/16. Condominium. Built 1988. Franklin Park.
Inspected 6/7/16. Condominium. Built 1988. Franklin Park.
Inspected 6/4/16. Built 2011. Middletown.
Inspected 6/4/16. Built 2011. Middletown.
Inspected 6/3/16. Built 2006. West Long Branch.
Inspected 6/3/16. Built 2006. West Long Branch.
Inspected 6/2/16. Built 1966. Colts Neck.
Inspected 6/2/16. Built 1966. Colts Neck.
Inspected 6/1/16. Built 1954. Jamesburg.
Inspected 6/1/16. Built 1954. Jamesburg.
Inspected 6/1/16. Built 1920. Asbury Park.
Inspected 6/1/16. Built 1920. Asbury Park.
Inspected 5/31/16. Built 1961. Aberdeen.
Inspected 5/31/16. Built 1961. Aberdeen.
Inspected 5/28/16. Built circa 1960s. Condominium unit. Matawan.
Inspected 5/28/16. Built circa 1960s. Condominium unit. Matawan.
Inspected 5/27/16. Built 1955. Sayreville.
Inspected 5/27/16. Built 1955. Sayreville.
Inspected 5/27/16. Built 1988. Howell.
Inspected 5/27/16. Built 1988. Howell.
Inspected 5/26/16. Built 1988. Condominium. Tinton Falls.
Inspected 5/26/16. Built 1988. Condominium. Tinton Falls.
Inspected 5/26/16. Built 1999. Morganville.
Inspected 5/26/16. Built 1999. Morganville.
Inspected 5/26/16. Built 1968. Manalapan.
Inspected 5/26/16. Built 1968. Manalapan.
Inspected 5/25. Built 2003. Waretown.
Inspected 5/25. Built 2003. Waretown.
Inspected 5/24/16. Built 1979. Matawan.
Inspected 5/24/16. Built 1979. Matawan.
Inspected 5/24/16. Built 1943. Duplex. Hazlet.
Inspected 5/24/16. Built 1943. Duplex. Hazlet.
Inspected 5/23/16. Condominium. Freehold.
Inspected 5/23/16. Condominium. Freehold.
Inspected 5/23/16. Built circa 1960s. Aberdeen.
Inspected 5/23/16. Built circa 1960s. Aberdeen.
Inspected 5/21/16. Built 1972. East Brunswick.
Inspected 5/21/16. Built 1972. East Brunswick.
Inspected 5/20/16. Built 1950. Hazlet.
Inspected 5/20/16. Built 1950. Hazlet.
Inspected 5/20/16. Built 2010. Condominium. Wall.
Inspected 5/20/16. Built 2010. Condominium. Wall.
Inspected 5/19/16. Built 1965. Brick.
Inspected 5/19/16. Built 1965. Brick.
Inspected 5/18/16. Built 1946. Normandy Beach.
Inspected 5/18/16. Built 1946. Normandy Beach.
Inspected 5/17/16. Built 1990. North Middletown.
Inspected 5/17/16. Built 1990. North Middletown.
Inspected 5/16/16. Built 1963. Neptune.
Inspected 5/16/16. Built 1963. Neptune.
Inspected 5/15/16. Condominium. Hoboken. Building was built in 1901.
Inspected 5/15/16. Condominium. Hoboken. Building was built in 1901.
Inspected 5/14/16. Built 1958. Hazlet.
Inspected 5/14/16. Built 1958. Hazlet.
Inspected 5/13/16. Built 1956. Hazlet.
Inspected 5/13/16. Built 1956. Hazlet.
Inspected 5/13/16. Built 1992. Jackson.
Inspected 5/13/16. Built 1992. Jackson.
Inspected 5/12/16. Built 1982. Lincroft.
Inspected 5/12/16. Built 1982. Lincroft.
Inspected 5/11/16. Built 1906. Eatontown.
Inspected 5/11/16. Built 1906. Eatontown.
Inspected 5/9/16. Built 1967. Colts Neck.
Inspected 5/9/16. Built 1967. Colts Neck.
Inspected 5/9/16. Built 1945. Bridgewater.
Inspected 5/9/16. Built 1945. Bridgewater.
Inspected 5/7/16. Built 1942. Monroe.
Inspected 5/7/16. Built 1942. Monroe.
Inspected 5/7/16. Built 1999. Morganville.
Inspected 5/7/16. Built 1999. Morganville.
Inspected 5/4/16. Built 2007. Approximately 12,000 square feet. Franklin Twp.
Inspected 5/4/16. Built 2007. Approximately 12,000 square feet. Franklin Twp.
Inspected 5/3/16. Built 1978. Ocean Twp.
Inspected 5/3/16. Built 1978. Ocean Twp.
Inspected 5/3/16. Built 1986. Marlboro.
Inspected 5/3/16. Built 1986. Marlboro.
Inspected 5/2/16. Built 1992. Jackson.
Inspected 5/2/16. Built 1992. Jackson.
Inspection 5/2/16. Built 2006. Manalapan.
Inspection 5/2/16. Built 2006. Manalapan.
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Inspected 4/30/16. Built 1955. Belford.
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Inspected 4/30/16. Built 1958. Lincroft.
Inspected 4/28/16. Built 1930. South Amboy.
Inspected 4/28/16. Built 1930. South Amboy.
Inspected 4/27/16. Built1968. Marlboro
Inspected 4/27/16. Built1968. Marlboro
Inspected 4/25/16. Built 1975. Oceanport.
Inspected 4/26/16. Built 1975. Oceanport.
Inspected 4/25/16. Built 1994. Manalapan.
Inspected 4/25/16. Built 1994. Manalapan.
Inspected 4/24/16. Built 1958. Cliffwood Beach.
Inspected 4/24/16. Built 1958. Cliffwood Beach.
Inspected 4/23/16. Built 1991. Marlboro.
Inspected 4/23/16. Built 1991. Marlboro.
Inspected 4/23/16. Built 1996. Freehold.
Inspected 4/23/16. Built 1996. Freehold.
Inspected 4/22/16. Originally built 1938. Middletown.
Inspected 4/22/16. Originally built 1938. Middletown.
Inspected 4/21/16. Built 1950. Clark.
Inspected 4/21/16. Built 1950. Clark.
Inspected 4/20/16. Built 2006. South Amboy.
Inspected 4/20/16. Built 2006. South Amboy.
Inspected 4/19/16. Built 1967. Old Bridge.
Inspected 4/19/16. Built 1967. Old Bridge.
Inspected 4/19/16. Built 1999. Morganville.
Inspected 4/19/16. Built 1999. Morganville.
Inspected 4/18/16. Built circa 1920. Sayreville.
Inspected 4/18/16. Built circa 1920. Sayreville.
Inspected 4/16/16. Built 1956. Parlin.
Inspected 4/16/16. Built 1956. Parlin.
Inspected 4/16/16. Built 1999. Jackson.
Inspected 4/16/16. Built 1999. Jackson.
Inspected 4/15/16. Built 1958. Union Beach.
Inspected 4/15/16. Built 1958. Union Beach.
Inspected 4/14/16. Built 1900. Hightstown.
Inspected 4/14/16. Built 1900. Hightstown.
Inspected 4/13/16. Built 2004. Monroe Twp.
Inspected 4/13/16. Built 2004. Monroe Twp.
Inspected 4/12/16. Built 1963. Middletown.
Inspected 4/12/16. Built 1963. Middletown.
Inspected 4/11/16. Built 2004. Retirement community. Parlin.
Inspected 4/11/16. Built 2004. Retirement community. Parlin.
Inspected 4/11/16. Built 1986. Sayreville.
Inspected 4/11/16. Built 1986. Sayreville.
Inspected 4/9/16. Built 2013. Freehold.
Inspected 4/9/16. Built 2013. Freehold.
Inspected 4/9/16. Built 2008. Condominium. Eatontown.
Inspected 4/9/16. Built 2008. Condominium. Eatontown.
Inspected 4/7/16. Built 1969. Colts Neck.
Inspected 4/7/16. Built 1969. Colts Neck.
Inspected 4/7/16. Built 1968. Marlboro.
Inspected 4/7/16. Built 1968. Marlboro.
Inspected 4/6/16. Built 1920. Keyport. In need of TLC.
Inspected 4/6/16. Built 1920. Keyport. In need of TLC.
Inspected 4/6/16. Two family. Built 1960. South Amboy.
Inspected 4/6/16. Two family. Built 1960. South Amboy.
Inspected 4/6/16. Built 1945. Hampton, NJ.
Inspected 4/6/16. Built 1945. Hampton, NJ.
Inspected 4/5/16. Built 2007. Spring Lake.
Inspected 4/5/16. Built 2007. Spring Lake.
Inspected 4/4/16. Built 1991. Brick.
Inspected 4/4/16. Built 1991. Brick.

 

Inspected 3/29/16. Built 1954. Red Bank.
Inspected 3/29/16. Built 1954. Red Bank.
Inspected 3/28/16. Built 2010. 13,000 square feet. Ten bathrooms! Colonia.
Inspected 3/28/16. Built 2010. 13,000 square feet. Ten bathrooms! Colonia.
Inspected 3/26/16. Built 1901. South River.
Inspected 3/26/16. Built 1901. South River.
Inspected 3/26/16. Built 1950. New Providence.
Inspected 3/26/16. Built 1950. New Providence.
Inspected 3/25/16. Built 1961. Aberdeen.
Inspected 3/25/16. Built 1961. Aberdeen.
Inspected 3/25/16. Built 1958. South Amboy.
Inspected 3/25/16. Built 1958. South Amboy.
Inspected 3/23/16. Built 2006. Long Branch.
Inspected 3/23/16. Built 2006. Long Branch.
Inspected 3/23/16. Built 1928. Middletown.
Inspected 3/23/16. Built 1928. Middletown.
Inspected 3/22/16. Built 1999. Toms River.
Inspected 3/22/16. Built 1999. Toms River.
Inspected 3/22/16. Built 1990. Townhouse. Toms River.
Inspected 3/22/16. Built 1990. Townhouse. Toms River.
Inspected 3/21/16. Built 1983. Condo. Aberdeen.
Inspected 3/21/16. Built 1983. Condo. Aberdeen.
Inspected 3/21/16. Built 1976. Middletown.
Inspected 3/21/16. Built 1976. Middletown.
Inspected 3/17/16. An old church. Originally built in the 1800s. Marlboro.
Inspected 3/17/16. An old church. Originally built in the 1800s. Marlboro.
Inspected 3/16/16. Built 1951. Belford/Middletown.
Inspected 3/16/16. Built 1951. Belford/Middletown.
Inspected 3/15/16. Built 1960. Marlboro.
Inspected 3/15/16. Built 1960. Marlboro.
Inspected 3/14/16. Built 1995. Brick.
Inspected 3/14/16. Built 1995. Brick.
Inspected 3/12/16. Built 1991. Hillsborough.
Inspected 3/12/16. Built 1991. Hillsborough.
Inspected 3/11/16. Built 1955. Parlin.
Inspected 3/11/16. Built 1955. Parlin.
Inspected 3/11/16. Seller's Inspection. Built early 1900s. Englishtown.
Inspected 3/11/16. Seller’s Inspection. Built early 1900s. Englishtown.
Inspected 3/11/16. Built 1983. Shrewsbury.
Inspected 3/11/16. Built 1983. Shrewsbury.
Inspected 3/10/16. Townhouse. Built 1982. Middletown.
Inspected 3/10/16. Townhouse. Built 1982. Middletown.
Inspected 3/10/16. Built 2001. Approximately 6000 square feet. Holmdel.
Inspected 3/10/16. Built 2001. Approximately 6000 square feet. Holmdel.
Inspected 3/8/16. Built 1989. Manalapan.
Inspected 3/8/16. Built 1989. Manalapan.
Inspected 3/7/16. Built 1962. Woodcliff Lake.
Inspected 3/7/16. Built 1962. Woodcliff Lake.
Inspected 3/7/16. Original section built 1948. Lincroft.
Inspected 3/7/16. Original section built 1948. Lincroft.
Inspected 3/6/16. Built 1930. Fair Haven.
Inspected 3/6/16. Built 1930. Fair Haven.
Inspected 3/5/16. Built 2000. Holmdel.
Inspected 3/5/16. Built 2000. Holmdel.
Inspected 3/5/16. Built 1973. Holmdel.
Inspected 3/5/16. Built 1973. Holmdel.
Inspected 3/4/16. Built 1972. Colts Neck.
Inspected 3/4/16. Built 1972. Colts Neck.
Inspected 3/3/16. New construction. Chesterfield, NJ.
Inspected 3/3/16. New construction. Chesterfield, NJ.
Inspected 3/2/16. Built 1989. Toms River.
Inspected 3/2/16. Built 1989. Toms River.
Inspected 2/29/16. Built 1958. Old Bridge.
Inspected 2/29/16. Built 1958. Old Bridge.

 

Inspected 2/28/16. Built 1985. Bayville.
Inspected 2/28/16. Built 1985. Bayville.

 

Inspected 2/28/16. Built 1966. Hazlet.
Inspected 2/28/16. Built 1966. Hazlet.

 

Inspected 2/27/16. Built 1988. Approximately 3000 square feet. Jackson.
Inspected 2/27/16. Built 1988. Approximately 3000 square feet. Jackson.

 

Inspected 2/27/16. Built 1958. Parlin.
Inspected 2/27/16. Built 1955. Parlin.

 

Inspected 2/26/16. Approximately 4500 square feet. Built 2000. Howell.
Inspected 2/26/16. Approximately 4500 square feet. Built 2000. Howell.
Inspected 2/23/16. Built 1984. Condominium. Freehold.
Inspected 2/23/16. Built 1984. Condominium. Freehold.
Inspected 2/23/16. Built 1988. Condominium. Parlin.
Inspected 2/23/16. Built 1988. Condominium. Parlin.
Inspected 2/22/16. Old Baptist Church. Built 1903. Imlaystown/Cream Ridge.
Inspected 2/22/16. Old Baptist Church. Built 1903. Imlaystown/Cream Ridge.
Inspected 2/22/16. Built 1997. East Windsor. Mercer County.
Inspected 2/22/16. Built 1997. East Windsor. Mercer County.
Inspected 2/20/16. Built 1978. Hazlet.
Inspected 2/20/16. Built 1978. Hazlet.
Inspected 2/20/16. Built 1960. Old Bridge. Needs some TLC.
Inspected 2/20/16. Built 1960. Old Bridge. Needs some TLC.
Inspected 2/19/16. Built 1996. Holmdel.
Inspected 2/19/16. Built 1996. Holmdel.
Inspected 2/18/16. Built 1960. Raritan Borough, Somerset County.
Inspected 2/18/16. Built 1960. Raritan Borough, Somerset County.
Inspected 2/17/16. Built 2004. Old Bridge.
Inspected 2/17/16. Built 2004. Old Bridge.
Inspected 2/13/16. Built 1947. Linden.
Inspected 2/13/16. Built 1947. Linden.
Inspected 2/12/16. Condominium built 1975. Highlands.
Inspected 2/12/16. Condominium built 1975. Highlands.
Inspected 2/11/16. Built 1976. Hazlet.
Inspected 2/11/16. Built 1976. Hazlet.
Inspected 2/9/16. Built 1968. Morganville.
Inspected 2/9/16. Built 1968. Morganville.
Inspected 2/8/16. Built 1968. Morganville.
Inspected 2/8/16. Built 1968. Morganville.
Inspected 2/8/16. Foreclosure in need of serious TLC. Built 1964. Howell.
Inspected 2/8/16. Foreclosure in need of serious TLC. Built 1964. Howell.
Inspected 2/5/16. Townhome built in 1987. Marlboro.
Inspected 2/5/16. Townhome built in 1987. Marlboro.
Inspected 2/3/16. Built 1967. Parlin.
Inspected 2/4/16. Built 1967. Parlin.
Inspected 1/29/16. Built 1948. Freehold Borough.
Inspected 1/29/16. Built 1948. Freehold Borough.
Inspected 1/28/16. Built 2007. Approximately 5500 square feet. Lincroft.
Inspected 1/28/16. Built 2007. Approximately 5500 square feet. Lincroft.
Inspected 1/26/16. Built 1967. Tinton Falls.
Inspected 1/26/16. Built 1967. Tinton Falls.
Inspected 1/22/16. Built 1913. Leonardo.
Inspected 1/22/16. Built 1913. Leonardo.
Inspected 1/21/16. Built 1979. Middletown.
Inspected 1/21/16. Built 1979. Middletown.
Inspected 1/19/16. Built mid 1960s. Aberdeen.
Inspected 1/19/16. Built mid 1960s. Aberdeen.
Inspected 1/15/16. Originally built 1920. Additions made since then. Millstone.
Inspected 1/15/16. Originally built 1920. Additions made since then. Millstone.
Inspected 1/15/16. Condominium. Marlboro.
Inspected 1/15/16. Condominium. Marlboro.
Inspected 1/14/16. Built 1993. Modular home. Middletown.
Inspected 1/14/16. Built 1993. Modular home. Middletown.
Inspected 1/10/16. Built 1937. Little Silver.
Inspected 1/10/16. Built 1937. Little Silver.
Inspected 1/9/16. Built 1966. Hazlet.
Inspected 1/9/16. Built 1966. Hazlet.

Gallery of Homes Inspected – 2015

These houses were inspected by Regal Home Inspections, LLC in 2015. They are listed in reverse chronological order to the first inspection of the year on January 3, 2015 to the final inspection of the year on New Years Eve.

Inspected 12/31/15. Condominium. Union City. Built 2000.
Inspected 12/31/15. Condominium. Union City. Built 2000.
Inspected 12/22/15. Built 1988. Tinton Falls.
Inspected 12/22/15. Built 1988. Tinton Falls.
Inspected 12/21/15. Built 1990. Old Bridge.
Inspected 12/21/15. Built 1990. Old Bridge.
Inspected 12/21/15. Approximately 4000 square feet. Built 1999. Marlboro.
Inspected 12/21/15. Approximately 4000 square feet. Built 1999. Marlboro.
Inspected 12/19/15. Built 1986. Gated community, Freehold.
Inspected 12/19/15. Built 1986. Gated community, Freehold.
Inspected 12/14/15. Built 1955. Morganville.
Inspected 12/14/15. Built 1955. Morganville.
Inspected 12/11/15. Built 1958. Neptune City.
Inspected 12/11/15. Built 1958. Neptune City.
Inspected 12/11/15. Built 1940. South Amboy.
Inspected 12/11/15. Built 1940. South Amboy.
Inspected 12/6/15. Condo. Aberdeen.
Inspected 12/6/15. Condo. Aberdeen.
Inspected 12/4/15. Retirement community. Jackson.
Inspected 12/4/15. Retirement community. Jackson.
Inspected 12/2/15. Morganville. Townhouse built 1985.
Inspected 12/2/15. Morganville. Townhouse built 1985.
Inspected 11/30/15. South Amboy. 2 family house. Built 1962.
Inspected 11/30/15. South Amboy. 2 family house. Built 1962.
Inspected 11/23/15. Original section built 1953. Extensive expansion since then. Middletown.
Inspected 11/23/15. Original section built 1953. Extensive expansion since then. Middletown.
Inspected 11/23/15. Built 1970. Bayville.
Inspected 11/23/15. Built 1970. Bayville.
Inspected 11/21/15. Built 1909. Keyport.
Inspected 11/21/15. Built 1909. Keyport.
Inspected 11/20/15. Built 1966. Old Bridge.
Inspected 11/20/15. Built 1966. Old Bridge.
Inspected 11/18/15. Built 1972. Beachwood.
Inspected 11/18/15. Built 1972. Beachwood.
Inspected 11/17/15. Built 1956. Middletown.
Inspected 11/17/15. Built 1956. Middletown.
Inspected 11/16/15. Built 1984. Lincroft. Approximately 4000 square feet.
Inspected 11/16/15. Built 1984. Lincroft. Approximately 4000 square feet.
Inspected 11/13 & 14/2015. 10,000 square feet. Built 1904. Monmouth County.
Inspected 11/13 & 14/2015. 10,000 square feet. Six heating systems – 4 furnaces and 2 boilers. 21 rooms, 7 fireplaces. Built 1904. Monmouth County.
Inspected 11/11/15. Built 1965. Old Bridge.
Inspected 11/11/15. Built 1965. Old Bridge.
Inspected 11/6/15. Built 1956. Parlin.
Inspected 11/6/15. Built 1956. Parlin.
Inspected 11/5/15. Built 1996. Approximately 5600 square feet. Holmdel.
Inspected 11/5/15. Built 1996. Approximately 5600 square feet. Holmdel.
Inspected 10/31/15. Built 1973. Holmdel.
Inspected 10/31/15. Built 1973. Holmdel.
Inspected 10/30/15. Built 1989. Manalapan.
Inspected 10/30/15. Built 1989. Manalapan.
Inspected 10/27/15. Built 2004. Jackson.
Inspected 10/27/15. Built 2004. Jackson.
Inspected 10/24/15. Condominium. Long Branch.
Inspected 10/24/15. Condominium. Long Branch.
Inspected 10/23/15. Built 1994. Modular built home. Toms River.
Inspected 10/23/15. Built 1994. Modular built home. Toms River.
Inspected 10/22/15. Built 1971. Middletown.
Inspected 10/22/15. Built 1971. Middletown.
Inspected 10/19/15. Ocean Twp. Built 1973.
Inspected 10/19/15. Ocean Twp. Built 1973.
Inspected 10/11/15. Built 2013. Aberdeen.
Inspected 10/11/15. Built 2013. Aberdeen.
Inspected 10/11/15. Condo. Monmouth Beach.
Inspected 10/11/15. Condo. Monmouth Beach.
Inspected 10/8/15. Condo. Built 1982. Middletown.
Inspected 10/8/15. Condo. Built 1982. Middletown.
Inspected 10/8/15. Built 1998. Marlboro.
Inspected 10/8/15. Built 1998. Marlboro.
Inspected 10/7/15. Built 1983. Marlboro.
Inspected 10/7/15. Built 1983. Marlboro.
Inspected 10/7/15. Built 1973. Barnegat.
Inspected 10/7/15. Built 1973. Barnegat.
Inspected 10/5/15. Built 1929. Little Silver.
Inspected 10/5/15. Built 1929. Little Silver.
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Inspected 10/2/15. Built circa 1910. Englishtown.
Inspected 10/1/15. Condo. Secaucus.
Inspected 10/1/15. Condo. Secaucus.
Inspected 9/30/15. New construction. Highlands.
Inspected 9/30/15. New construction. Highlands.
Inspected 9/29/15. Built 1968. Edison.
Inspected 9/29/15. Built 1968. Edison.
Inspected 9/28/15. Built 1988. Approximately 6000 square feet. Holmdel.
Inspected 9/28/15. Built 1988. Approximately 6000 square feet. Holmdel.
Inspected 9/23/15. Built 1940. Farmingdale.
Inspected 9/23/15. Built 1940. Farmingdale.
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Inspected 9/21/15. Built 1933. Keansburg.
Inspected 9/17/15. Howell. Built 1958.
Inspected 9/17/15. Howell. Built 1958.
Inspected 9/16/15. Built 1950. Monmouth County.
Inspected 9/16/15. Built 1950. Little Silver.
Inspected 9/15/15. Built 1999. Mother/Daughter. Jackson.
Inspected 9/15/15. Built 1999. Mother/Daughter. Jackson.
Inspected 9/11/15. Condo. Asbury Park. Building built 1930. Renovations circa 2006.
Inspected 9/11/15. Condo. Asbury Park. Building built 1930. Renovations circa 2006.
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Inspected 9/10/15. Marlboro. Built 1989. Approximately 6000 square feet.
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Inspected 9/9/15. Built 1958. Parlin.
Inspected 9/6/15. Built 1993. Manalapan. Approximately 4500 square feet.
Inspected 9/6/15. Built 1993. Manalapan. Approximately 4500 square feet.
Inspected 9/4/15. Built 1992. Retirement community. Toms River.
Inspected 9/4/15. Built 1992. Retirement community. Toms River.
Inspected 9/3/15. Built 1963. Hazlet.
Inspected 9/3/15. Built 1963. Hazlet.
Inspected 9/3/15. Built 1999. Robbinsville.
Inspected 9/3/15. Built 1999. Robbinsville.
Inspected 9/3/15. Townhouse. Jackson. Built 2006.
Inspected 9/3/15. Townhouse. Jackson. Built 2006.
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Inspected 9/1/15. Middletown. Mother/daughter. Build circa 1983.
Inspected 9/1/15. Retirement community. Jackson. Built 2006.
Inspected 9/1/15. Retirement community. Jackson. Built 2006.
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Inspected 8/31/15. Brick. Built 1990.
Inspected 8/24/15. Built 1970. Morganville.
Inspected 8/24/15. Built 1970. Morganville.
Inspected 8/22/15. Built 2005. Manahawkin.
Inspected 8/22/15. Built 2005. Manahawkin.
Inspected 8/21/15. Millstone. Built 1970. Approximately 4500 square feet.
Inspected 8/21/15. Millstone. Built 1997. Approximately 4500 square feet.
Inspected 8/20/15. Built 1910. Keyport.
Inspected 8/20/15. Built 1910. Keyport.
Inspected 8/20/15. Built 1998. Tinton Falls.
Inspected 8/20/15. Built 1998. Tinton Falls.
Inspected 8/19/15. Approximately 5000 square foot home. Morganville.
Inspected 8/19/15. Approximately 5000 square foot home. Built 1985.  Morganville.
Inspected house and pool. 8/15/15. Built 1965. Howell.
Inspected house and pool. 8/15/15. Built 1965. Howell.
Inspected 8/14/15. Built 1936. Spotswood.
Inspected 8/14/15. Built 1936. New Egypt.

 

Inspected 8/14/15. Condo. Spotswood.
Inspected 8/14/15. Condo. Spotswood.
Inspected 8/13/15. Built 2013. Manalapan.
Inspected 8/13/15. Built 2013. Manalapan. Retirement community.
Inspected 8/11/15. Colts Neck. Built 1997. Approximately 5500 square feet.
Inspected 8/11/15. Colts Neck. Built 1997. Approximately 5500 square feet.
Inspected 8/10/15. Middletown. Built 1976.
Inspected 8/10/15. Middletown. Built 1976.
Inspected 8/7/15. Built 2004. Jackson
Inspected 8/7/15. Built 2004. Jackson. Retirement community.

 

Inspected 8/7/15. Built 1978. Howell.
Inspected 8/7/15. Built 1978. Howell.
Inspected 8/6/15. Union Beach. Built 2014.
Inspected 8/6/15. Union Beach. Built 2014.
Inspected 8/5/15. Approximately 4500 square feet. Built 2006. Middletown.
Inspected 8/5/15. Approximately 4500 square feet. Built 2006. Middletown.
Inspected 8/5/15. Townhouse built 2014. Tinton Falls
Inspected 8/5/15. Townhouse built 2014. Tinton Falls
Inspected 8/4/15. Parlin. Built 1972.
Inspected 8/4/15. Parlin. Built 1972.
Inspected 8/3/15. Built 2005. Lavallette.
Inspected 8/3/15. Built 2005. Lavallette.
Inspected 7/31/15. Keyport.
Inspected 7/31/15. Keyport.
Inspected 7/31/15. Monmouth County. Originally built 1948. Rebuilt 2013.
Inspected 7/31/15. Monmouth County. Originally built 1948. Rebuilt 2013.
Inspected 7/30/15. Condo. Matawan.
Inspected 7/30/15. Condo. Matawan.
Inspected 7/29/15. Parlin. Built 1970.
Inspected 7/29/15. Parlin. Built 1970.

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Inspected 7/23/15. Aberdeen. Condo. Built 1984.
Inspected 7/23/15. Aberdeen. Condo. Built 1984.
Inspected 7/22/15. Parlin. Built 2004.
Inspected 7/22/15. Parlin. Built 2004. Retirement community.
Inspected 7/21/15. Townhouse. Old Bridge. Built 1980.
Inspected 7/21/15. Townhouse. Old Bridge. Built 1980.
Inspected 7/20/15. New construction. Toms River.
Inspected 7/20/15. New construction. Toms River. Approximately 3000 square feet.
Inspected Sunday, 7/19/15. Built 2009. Berkeley Township, Ocean County.
Inspected Sunday, 7/19/15. Built 2009. Berkeley Township, Ocean County.
Inspected 7/14/15. Built 2009. Ocean County.
Inspected 7/14/15. Built 2009. Ocean County.
Inspected 7/11/15. Built 1965. Approximately 4000 square feet. Holmdel, NJ.
Inspected 7/11/15. Built 1965. Approximately 4000 square feet. Holmdel, NJ.
Inspected 7/10/15. Built 1973. Gated, retirement community in Monroe.
Inspected 7/10/15. Built 1973. Gated, retirement community in Monroe.
Inspected 7/8/15. Built 1952. Monmouth County.
Inspected 7/8/15. Built 1952. Monmouth County.
Inspected 7/8/15. Old Bridge. Built 1984.
Inspected 7/8/15. Old Bridge. Built 1984.
Inspected 7/7/15. Built 1942. Keyport.
Inspected 7/7/15. Built 1942. Keyport.
Inspected 7/6/15. Built 2002. Approx. 4000 square feet.
Inspected 7/6/15. Built 2002. Approx. 4000 square feet.
Inspected 7/3/15. Built 1984. Marlboro.
Inspected 7/3/15. Built 1984. Marlboro.
Inspected 7/2/15. Built 1978.
Inspected 7/2/15. Built 1978. Franklin Twp., Somerset County.
Inspected 6/27/15. 5000+ square foot house. 3&1/2 bathrooms. Built 2007.
Inspected 6/27/15. 5000+ square foot house. 3&1/2 bathrooms. Built 2007.
Inspected 6/24/15. Three apartment building. Recently elevated for flood compliance. Union Beach.
Inspected 6/24/15. Three apartment building. Recently elevated for flood compliance. Union Beach.
Inspected 6/19/15. Built 1967. Monroe Twp.
Inspected 6/19/15. Built 1967. Monroe Twp.
Inspected 6/16/15. Sayreville. Built 1960s.
Inspected 6/16/15. Sayreville. Built 1960s.
Inspected 6/16/15. Townhouse. Tinton Falls. Built 1988.
Inspected 6/16/15. Townhouse. Tinton Falls. Built 1988.
Inspected 6/13/15. Built 1971. Old Bridge
Inspected 6/13/15. Built 1971. Old Bridge
Inspected 6/12/15. Built 2006. Brick
Inspected 6/12/15. Built 2006. Brick
Inspected 6/11/15. Approximately 6000 square feet. 4.5 Bathrooms. Holmdel
Inspected 6/11/15. Approximately 6000 square feet. 4.5 Bathrooms. Holmdel
Inspected 6/10/15. 3rd floor condo with 2 car garage. Built 2012.
Inspected 6/10/15. 3rd floor condo with 2 car garage. Built 2012. Retirement community.
Inspected 6/8/15. Built 1963. Jackson, NJ.
Inspected 6/8/15. Built 1963. Jackson, NJ.
Inspected 6/8/15. Townhouse. Monmouth County. Built 2012.
Inspected 6/8/15. Townhouse. Monmouth County. Built 2012.
Inspected 6/7/15. Rumson, NJ. Original house built circa 1920.
Inspected 6/7/15. Rumson, NJ. Original house built circa 1920.
Inspected 6/5/15. Built 1931. Solid brick with clay siding! Middlesex County.
Inspected 6/5/15. Built 1931. Solid brick with clay siding! Middlesex County.
Inspected 6/4/15. Built 1985. Jackson. Two family.
Inspected 6/4/15. Built 1985. Jackson. Two family.
Inspected 6/3/15. Rumson. Built circa 1900 with significant upgrades in 1988.
Inspected 6/3/15. Rumson. Built circa 1900 with significant upgrades in 1988.
Inspected 6/3/15. Manchester. Built 1974.
Inspected 6/3/15. Manchester. Built 1974. Retirement community.

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Inspected 5/31/15. Approximately 3250 square feet. Built 2004. Monmouth County.
Inspected 5/31/15. Approximately 3250 square feet. Built 2004. Monmouth County.
Inspected 5/30/15. Approximately 3500 square foot home. Built 1977. Monmouth County.
Inspected 5/30/15. Approximately 3500 square foot home. Built 1977. Monmouth County.
Inspected 5/26/15. Built 1991. Approximately 3000 square feet. Monmouth County, NJ.
Inspected 5/26/15. Built 1991. Approximately 3000 square feet. Monmouth County, NJ.
Inspected 5/26/15. Cape Cod style home. Built 1950. Monmouth County, NJ.
Inspected 5/26/15. Cape Cod style home. Built 1950. Monmouth County, NJ.
Inspected house and pool 5/22/15. Built 1963,
Inspected house and pool 5/22/15. Built 1963. Mercer County
Inspected 5/20/15. Approximately 3000 square feet. 3 & 1/2 bathrooms. Morganville, NJ.
Inspected 5/20/15. Approximately 3000 square feet. 3 & 1/2 bathrooms. Morganville, NJ.
Inspected 5/19/15. Approximately 3500 square feet. 4 & 1/2 baths. Marlboro, NJ.
Inspected 5/19/15. Approximately 3500 square feet. 4 & 1/2 baths. Marlboro, NJ.
Inspected 5/13/15. Built 1972. Monmouth County.
Inspected 5/13/15. Built 1972. Monmouth County.
Inspected 5/8/15. Built 1998. Monmouth County, NJ. Approximately 3500 square feet.
Inspected 5/8/15. Built 1998. Monmouth County, NJ. Approximately 3500 square feet.
Inspected 5/5/15. Edison, NJ. Middlesex County. Built 1947.
Inspected 5/5/15. Edison, NJ. Middlesex County. Built 1947.
Inspected 5/5/15. Two bedroom condo. River Vale, Bergen County, NJ. Built 1970.
Inspected 5/5/15. Two bedroom condo. River Vale, Bergen County, NJ. Built 1970.
Inspected 5/2/15. Aberdeen, NJ. Built 1961.
Inspected 5/2/15. Aberdeen, NJ. Built 1961.
Inspected 5/1/15. New Providence, NJ. Built 1962.
Inspected 5/1/15. New Providence, NJ. Built 1962.
Inspected 5/1/15. Townhouse. Holmdel, NJ. Built 1984.
Inspected 5/1/15. Townhouse. Holmdel, NJ. Built 1984.
Inspected 4/27/15. 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo. Aberdeen, NJ. Built 1979.
Inspected 4/27/15. 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo. Aberdeen, NJ. Built 1979.
Inspected 4/25/15. Built 1984. Brick, NJ.
Inspected 4/25/15. Built 1984. Brick, NJ.
Inspected 4/24/15. Three apartments. Union Beach. Built 1945.
Inspected 4/24/15. Three apartments. Union Beach. Built 1945.
Inspected 4/2/15. Built 1965. Parlin, NJ.
Inspected 4/22/15. Built 1965. Parlin, NJ.
Inspected 4/22/15. Built 1969. Freehold, NJ.
Inspected 4/22/15. Built 1969. Freehold, NJ.
Inspected 4/19/15. Built 1968. Marlboro, NJ
Inspected 4/19/15. Built 1968. Marlboro, NJ
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Inspected 4/18/15. Built 1972. New Egypt, NJ
Inspected 4/17/15. Built 1893. Aberdeen, NJ
Inspected 4/17/15. Built 1893. Aberdeen, NJ
Inspected 4/14/15. Built 1973. Holmdel, NJ.
Inspected 4/14/15. Built 1973. Holmdel, NJ.
Inspected 4/14/15. East Brunswick, NJ. Built 1956.
Inspected 4/14/15. East Brunswick, NJ. Built 1956.
Inspected 4/13/15. Built 1956. Parlin, NJ
Inspected 4/13/15. Built 1956. Parlin, NJ
Inspected 4/10/15. Built 1926. Monmouth County.
Inspected 4/10/15. Built 1926. Monmouth County.
Inspected 4/9/15. Townhouse. Freehold, NJ. Built 1975.
Inspected 4/9/15. Townhouse. Freehold, NJ. Built 1975.
Inspected 4/6/15. Built 1936. Woodbridge, NJ
Inspected 4/6/15. Built 1936. Woodbridge, NJ
Inspected 4/6/15. 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo, Monmouth Beach, NJ
Inspected 4/6/15. 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo, Monmouth Beach, NJ
Inspected 4/4/15. Built 1963. Colts Neck
Inspected 4/4/15. Built 1963. Colts Neck
Inspected 4/4/15. 5000+ square feet. Monmouth County.
Inspected 4/4/15. 5000+ square feet. Built 1998. Monmouth County.
Inspected 4/3/15. Built 1938. Keansburg
Inspected 4/3/15. Built 1938. Keansburg
Inspected 4/2/15. Built 1969. Colts Neck.
Inspected 4/2/15. Built 1969. Colts Neck.
Inspected 3/26/15. 3 apartments. Jersey City. Built 1895.
Inspected 3/26/15. 3 apartments. Jersey City. Built 1895.
Inspected 3/25/15. Townhouse. Monmouth County.
Inspected 3/25/15. Townhouse. Monmouth County.
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Inspected 3/24/15. Condo. Brick, NJ. Built 1984.

 

Inspected 3/23/2015. Single family attached. Built 1998. Monroe, NJ. Approximately 1300 square feet. 2 bed, 2 bath.
Inspected 3/23/2015. Single family attached. Built 1998. Monroe. Retirement community.
Inspected 3/18/15. Eatontown, NJ. Approximately 3000 square feet with addition. Originally built 1951.
Inspected 3/18/15. Eatontown, NJ. Approximately 3000 square feet with addition. Originally built 1951.
Inspected 3/16/15. Monmouth County. 4900 square feet. Mother/Daughter. Built 1986.
Inspected 3/16/15. Monmouth County. 4900 square feet. Mother/Daughter. Built 1986.
Inspected 3/14/15. Condo. Red Bank, NJ
Inspected 3/14/15. Condo. Red Bank, NJ
Inspected 3/13/15. Glen Rock, NJ. Approximately 3500 square feet. Built 1930.
Inspected 3/13/15. Glen Rock, NJ. Approximately 3500 square feet. Built 1930.
Inspected 3/2/15. Approximately 4000 square ft. Built 2003. Monmouth County.
Inspected 3/2/15. Approximately 4000 square ft. Built 2003. Monmouth County.
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Inspected 2/28/15. 2000 square foot colonial built 1985. Old Bridge, NJ.

 

Inspected 2/27/15. Approximately 4000 square feet. Built 2000. Monmouth County.
Inspected 2/27/15. Approximately 4000 square feet. Built 2000. Monmouth County.

 

Inspected 2/24/15. Approximately 3000 sq. ft. Built 1969. Monmouth County.
Inspected 2/24/15. Built 1969. Monmouth County.

 

Inspected 2/21/15. 2 bedroom 1 bath condo. Monmouth County.
Inspected 2/21/15. 2 bedroom 1 bath condo. Monmouth County. Built 1982.

 

Inspected 2/19/15. Built 1987. Approx 3000 sq. ft. Norristown, PA.
Inspected 2/19/15. Built 1987. Approx. 3000 sq. ft. Norristown, PA.

 

Inspected 2-16-15. Built 1910. Remodeled 2006. Monmouth County.
Inspected 2/16/15. Built 1910. 3500 square feet. Remodeled 2006. Monmouth County.

 

Inspected 2/13/15. Townhouse. Built 1989. Manalapan, NJ.
Inspected 2/13/15. Townhouse. Built 1989. Manalapan, NJ.

 

Inspected 2/13/15. Manchester, NJ. Built 2009.
Inspected 2/13/15. Manchester, NJ. Built 2009. Retirement community.

 

Inspected 2/12/15. Bayville, NJ. Built 2000.
Inspected 2/12/15. Bayville, NJ. Built 2000.

 

South River, NJ. Inspected 2/12/15. Built 1951.
South River, NJ. Inspected 2/12/15. Built 1951.
Inspected 2/4/15. Edison, NJ. 2800 Sq. ft. home. Built 2002.
Inspected 2/4/15. Edison, NJ. 2800 Sq. ft. home. Built 2002.

 

 

Inspected 1/22/15. Built 1967. Monmouth County.
Inspected 1/22/15. Built 1967. Colts Neck, NJ.

 

Inspected 1/16/15. Built 1962. Lavallette, NJ.
Inspected 1/16/15. Built 1962. Lavallette, NJ.

 

Inspected 1/11/2015. Ocean County, NJ.
Inspected 1/11/2015. Ocean County. Built 1979.

 

Inspected 1/9/2015. Built 1979. Ocean County, NJ.
Inspected 1/9/2015. Built 1963. Ocean County.

 

2 family house. Built 1910. Kearny, NJ.
Inspected 1/8/2015. Two family house. Built 1910. Kearny, NJ.

 

Inspected 1/6/2015. Approx. 3000 sq ft.
Inspected 1/6/2015. Approx. 3000 sq. ft. Built 1994. Ocean County.

 

Inspected 1/5/2015. Original house (stone structure) built in 1740. The left side was built in the 1800s.
Inspected 1/5/2015. Original house (stone structure) built in 1740. The left side was built in the 1800s. Hunterdon County.

 

Inspected 1/3/15 - 5000+ sq. ft. house. 6.5 baths.
Inspected 1/3/15 – 5000+ sq. ft. house. 6.5 baths. Built 1988. Monmouth County.

A Superior Effort and Inspection

A Superior Effort and Inspection

By Frank J. Delle Donne, Licensed Home Inspector

December 23, 2014

For most people, purchasing a house is the largest purchase they have thus far made. Help ensure that you, “Buy with confidence. Sell with pride” ® by using Regal Home Inspections, LLC.

Introduction

On Saturday, December 20, 2014 I was hired to conduct an inspection on a 9 year old house. It was a large house with over 5000 square feet of living space, 6 bathrooms and 5 bedrooms. I arrived early, which I usually do, and introduced myself to the seller and asked for their permission to start the exterior portion of my inspection before the real estate agents and clients arrived. I was about 30 minutes into the exterior inspection (remember it’s a very large house) when the listing agent arrives and shares with me that this was the third time the house was under contract in recent months and for the previous two times, each potential buyer also had the house inspected. He pointed out that a few, small items were found but were fixed and that I should have a fairly smooth inspection. In case you’re wondering, I don’t know why the previous deals fell through and to tell you the truth, it doesn’t matter to me in a professional, home inspector capacity.

Perhaps another inspector would have cruised the rest of the way home on this third inspection but I did not. Following are some examples as to why, in my humble opinion, you should hire Regal Home Inspections, LLC to perform your new home inspection.

Highlights of a Superior Inspection

  1. I climbed the roof! Even though the roof was only 9 years old, I still climbed on the roof. Here’s a view of the house from the side so you can see it’s a large home. Now the New Jersey Administrative Code that governs the home inspection process, NJAC Chapter 40, Subchapter 15 (13:40-15.17 Mandatory tools and equipment) states that the minimum required length ladder is 11 feet. I believe most inspectors meet this minimal requirement and lean on the law to avoid climbing on roofs. Technically an inspector can inspect a roof from the ground with binoculars. I carry a 22 foot ladder and when it’s safe to do so I climb on the roof. I have walked roofs by climbing a ladder. I have walked roofs by climbing out a window to access the roof. I have found issues with roofs and other components, like the chimney or flashing because I climb the roof! The easy way out here would have been to use the binoculars. Now there weren’t any issues on this house but for the client, I didn’t take the easy way out.                                                                  DSCF1424
  2. Also according to the NJAC and the Standards of Practice that the NJAC includes, a representative number of electrical outlets (such as one per room) can be tested but all, GFCI outlets must be tested. The Standards of Practice, (as well as the National Electric Safety Code) require that all outside electrical outlets be GFCI protected. This has been the standard since 1973.   So not only did the local building inspector miss this in 2005 when the house was built but two, licensed, (apparently) professional home inspectors missed the fact that the outside outlet on the balcony was not GFCI protected. I found out it wasn’t because I tested it because as a professional home inspector, following the NJAC, the inspector must test GFCI outlets. I don’t know who they were but there are two inspectors out there that didn’t, otherwise they would have found it.  Once on the deck it took about 30 seconds to test the outlet with a GFCI tester.  The outside outlet that was not GFCI is on the covered deck on the second floor which can be seen in the photo above.
  3. This house had over 65 windows. Now it’s possible that the one that I found that was cracked, wasn’t cracked when the other two inspections occurred. I’ll give them that. I did check the glazing and also found that one window had the thermal seal broken. The other inspectors should have found this however.  The seller wasn’t even aware of that and it is a master bedroom window.
  4. Finally, while inspecting a bathroom I noticed some staining near the exhaust vent. This bathroom, apparently hadn’t been used in a while and I would bet dollars to donuts that the stains are not new. The stains looked like it might be mold but of course, without laboratory analysis, it can’t be determined conclusively in the field by naked eye. For an inspector, the staining should indicate the need for some additional investigation. When it was time to inspect the attic I made note of the direction and distance of the bathroom and the vent from the attic stairs. As I approached the area my curiosity was elevated because I didn’t see any exhaust duct work. That didn’t mean that it wasn’t there because it could have been installed between the joists. When I checked, I found out that the duct wasn’t installed at all. Ever since this house was built, the exhaust vent fan blew the air from the bathroom directly into the insulation in the attic. Luckily this was a spare bathroom that was rarely used (remember, this house had 6 bathrooms).
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Bath exhaust vent without any duct work.

Conclusion

The bottom line is that I will do the best inspection possible. Combine that with my competitive pricing and I believe I offer the best professional home inspection value in New Jersey. For a house that was relatively new and that had been, “inspected” by two other licensed home inspectors within the past few months, this wasn’t the easy inspection I was told to expect. I would not have lowered my standards regardless. I have inspected $150,000 houses and I have inspected houses well in excess of $1,000,000. I bring the same professional skills and attitude to every inspection. Am I perfect? No I am not perfect. Will I do everything in my power to make every inspection the best inspection possible? Absolutely I will.

I would appreciate your comments about this article. Please email your comments to frank07722@gmail.com

About the author. I am a NJ Licensed Home Inspector. I am the owner and Inspector at Regal Home Inspections, LLC. In addition to being a New Jersey Licensed Home Inspector I am also a NJ-DEP certified Radon Measurement Technician. I can also help facilitate the testing of septic system, chimney inspections and numerous aspects of oil tank evaluations. This includes oil tank integrity testing, tank locate services and soil samples. We work to ensure that the house you’re buying is sound or that you know of any issues.

 

Minimizing Basement Water Problems

Minimizing and Managing Potential Basement Water Problems

Rain Water Management – Part 2

By Frank J. Delle Donne, Licensed Home Inspector

December 15, 2014

For most people, purchasing a house is the largest purchase they have thus far made. Help ensure that you, “Buy with confidence. Sell with pride” ® by using Regal Home Inspections, LLC.

Introduction

Back in September I was inspired to write Part 1 because of what I had observed in my inspections and a call that I received from a client. I am now inspired to write Part 2 for almost the same reasons.

On October 18th and November 8th I performed two inspections that I was reminded of last week. Both sales closed last week coincidentally, December 9th and December 11th to be exact. One was a town house and one was a single family home. The townhome was built in 1996 and the single family home was built in 1935.

From a home inspection and maintenance recommendations point of view both houses had damaged or substandard rain water management (piping) systems. Specifically there were issues with one or more of the following; Gutters, downspouts or the downspout extensions. Properly installed and maintained gutters, downspouts and downspout extensions are fundamental to keeping basements dry. Of course a chronically wet basement can decrease the value of a house, damage property and belongings as it becomes flooded and potentially be a health hazard if the chronic moisture feeds the growth of mold.

So with the title of this article, the introduction thus far and the following detail one can probably guess where this is headed. If you recall, the New Jersey area had a nor’easter storm on 12/9/14. According to the National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mount Holly Bureau, Southern NJ received approximately 2.5 inches of rain as of 7pm on Tuesday, December 9, 2014. What I’d like to do is translate that amount of rainfall into water volume and then demonstrate how potentially destructive that water can be if the gutters, downspouts and downspout extensions are not designed, built and MAINTATINED properly.

The Inspections and Findings

During the inspections for both of these houses, and of course in the written report, the topic of rain water management was discussed and documented because there was damage or substandard conditions to the gutters, downspouts or the downspout extensions. For one house, there wasn’t any downspout extension and therefore all the rain water coming off the roof was being deposited right up against the basement wall. For the other house it was a little more interesting. First, the 1935 house apparently was built without any gutters. I specifically asked the seller and he stated that when he bought the house it didn’t have gutters and the open soffit design of the roof/eave area would support the idea that gutters were not part of the original house design. On the 1935 house there was also a flat section of roof and that area drained to one downspout connection that was about 10 inches long (Photo 3) and in need of repair and redesign. In the report for the 1935 house it was even pointed out how the cascading water from the 10 inch, insufficient downspout was, “eroding” the ground directly below (Photo 2). Both clients were closing last week. The clients buying the 1935 house were having their pre-closing final walk through during the rain event on December 9th. The other was having their pre-closing walk through on Thursday, December 11th. Both clients called (on the 9th and 11th respectively) because they noticed wet basements in their final walk through. We reviewed the inspection’s findings and the report’s recommendations, photos, conditions found during the inspections and the recommendations to repair or add gutters, downspouts or downspout extensions as each situation required.  Noting too that poor gutter, downspout and downspout extension maintenance could lead to water in the basement.

I’d like to show you each finding individually and in the next section of this article, put the findings into different terms so that the potential water volume accumulation of a damaged or substandard rain water management system on a home can be better understood.

One situation (Photo 1) was simply in need of a downspout extension (and maybe some soil grading). As noted in Part 1 of this article series, it would be great to extend the rain water drainage (downspout extension) to a minimum of 6 feet away from the foundation wall. The further the better.

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Photo 1 – Downspout extension and proper soil grading required.

The other situation not only requires gutters but looking at the flat roof section of the house only, a proper downspout and downspout extension are required.  The PVC pipe that fell off is significantly heavier than regular downspout material and over time gravity will cause the heavy PVC pipe to fall off. The lower part of the PVC pipe that was used as a downspout is seen in the photo below.  The drain connection is in the next photo, Photo 3.

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Photo 2 – Eroded soil and inappropriate downspout and no extension.
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Photo 3 – Only pipe draining from flat roof section.

 

Setting up the Formulas

How much water might actually be dumped next to the foundation in each situation knowing that some of it will work its way back into the basement?

1935 House – The flat roof section of this house is approximately 12’ by 20’. Additionally the pitched roof section of the house, with no gutters or rain water management at all is approximately 30’ by 40’. The pitched roof section is a gable design so one half is sloped to the front and the other half is sloped to the back. Overall, this 1935 house covers approximately 1400 square feet of property.

1996 house – This is a center unit townhome and this particular house is approximately 18’ wide by approximately 30’ deep. This house covers 540 square feet of property. There were two downspouts in the front so in my calculations I will apply the theory that half the water flows to the front and half of that goes to the left downspout and half to the right downspout that is seen in Photo 1. So each one of the 2 downspouts in the front of this house manages the rain water from approximately 135 square feet of area. 270 square feet in total for the front half of the house.

Let’s do the Math Using the 12/9/14 Rainfall Statistics

1935 house. The flat roof is approximately 240 square feet. I actually convert everything to square and cubic inches to do the math but the bottom line is that in a 2.5 inch rain event, that would equate to 50 cubic feet of water landing on the flat roof. That is equivalent to 374 gallons of water that was collected on the flat roof and then deposited in one day at the corner of the basement in the 1935 house where the damaged downspout is located.

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Approximately 374 gallons of water were dumped in this spot on 12/9/14.

On December 9th, with the 2.5 inch rain event, the 1935 house’s pitched or sloped roof shed a total of 1870 gallons of water. Half was shed to the front next to the foundation wall and half was dumped in the back next to the foundation wall. That’s over 2200 gallons of water that was dumped immediately next to the foundation wall of that 80 year old house because of damaged and/or substandard rain water management. Is it any wonder why some water made its way into the basement? The solution here (as stated in the report) is to A) Fix the downspout and add a properly sized extension and B) Add gutters, downspouts and extensions to the rest of the house. Proper soil grading is also a good option.

For the 1996 house it’s not as dramatic but it helps demonstrate the need for properly functioning gutters, downspouts and downspout extensions. When we convert 135 square feet of roof surface area into gallons for a 2.5 inch rainfall event this equals slightly over 210 gallons of water deposited at the spot in this photo. And yes, if you pour that much water so close to the basement wall, some water will make its way back into the basement.

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Approximately 210+ gallons of water was deposited on the dirt in this photo from 2.5 inches of rain on 12/9/14.

Soil grading is also important. If the soil is flat immediately next to the house, as it appears in the photo here, in a 2.5 inch rain event, each square foot of soil will have 1.7 gallons of rain fall in that 1 square foot area. Let’s apply these facts to the 1935 house. The 1935 house has approximately 164 linear feet of foundation at the perimeter. Roughly, if you consider a 3 foot wide apron of soil around the perimeter, that’s a 492 square foot apron of soil. Of course, any rain fall will land on this apron of soil. In the 2.5 inch rainfall event and my calculation that each square foot of soil will have 1.7 gallons land on it during this event, we’re looking at another 836 gallons of water that lands within 3 feet of the foundation wall! And other than proper soil grading, to pitch the dirt so the water runs away from the foundation, there’s not too much we can do about this.

If we add it all together, this 1935 house had over 3000 gallons of water dumped within 3 feet of the foundation wall in one rain event on 12/9/14. YES, some of that water will make its way back into the basement.

Conclusion (Same as those in Part 1 of this series)

To reduce the potential for water to enter your basement, please remember these suggestions:

  1. Make sure your gutters and downspouts are properly maintained and are clear of debris.
  2. Make sure your downspout extensions are sloped properly and at least SIX feet long.
  3. Make sure the overall grading of the land around the entire house is graded so that any surface water is likely to flow away from the house, not toward the house.

Doing these things will help promote a drier basement.

I would appreciate your comments about this article. Please email your comments to frank07722@gmail.com

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P Traps and S Traps. What Letter is Your Sink’s Trap?

Plumbing – What Letter is Your Sink’s Trap?

By Frank J. Delle Donne, Licensed Home Inspector

October 24, 2014

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Introduction

Inspectors are required to look high and low. At the obvious and the subtle. In NJ we are required to follow the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) Standard of Practice. Within the plumbing section we are required to describe the systems and components that are part of the house’s plumbing. This includes the supply pipe material, drain and waste pipe material, location of the main shut off and more. This article will look specifically at the drainage pipes and more to the point, the trap, under the sink.

Drain Pipe System and the Trap

When water exists any sink, kitchen, bathroom, laundry, bar, etc. it makes its way toward the sewer or septic system. The obvious purpose of the drain pipe system is to route the water, without leaking, out of the house. Within the drain pipe system is the TRAP. This is the little loop directly below the sink usually seen from inside the cabinet below.   While a secondary benefit of the trap may be to trap your wedding ring when it falls off when you are doing the dishes but in fact, the primary purpose of the trap is a safety device.

The Trap as a Safety Device

Sewage gasses are created as the waste matter decomposes. Just like a garbage dump generates methane gas that has to be vented, the sewer or septic system creates methane gas and unless it is kept from rising through the drain and waste plumbing, it will enter the house. Methane gas is flammable so therefore it is dangerous.

The trap facilitates the creation and maintains a water-plug that prevents these unwanted gasses from entering the house. That is the absolute primary purpose of the trap, to hold the water plug. If it also saves your marriage, that’s a side benefit.

The trap works because there is usually a vent pipe next to it. The vent pipes are part of the piping systems that you can often see penetrating the roof of a house. The open vent above the roof helps water drain properly and helps create the water trap.

What Type of Trap Do I Have?

Most sinks have a “P” trap below it and then, in most applications, behind the wall is a vertical vent pipe that goes up through the roof as well as the pipe that goes down that carries the water.   The typical P trap looks like a P if you envision the flat section of the letter P horizontally. Take the letter P and turn it 90 degrees clockwise. The P trap in conjunction with the vent ensures that enough water will remain behind to ensure the water plug does its job.

Occasionally the plumbing under a sink is an “S” trap.   This is when the drain from the sink comes down a few inches, loops back up then loops back down. See the accompanying photos. P traps are good. S traps are bad.

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Example of a P trap.
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Example of an S trap

 

 

Why are S Traps Bad and how can it be fixed?

S traps are bad because they present the potential for water from the sink creating a siphon and as the water empties, once the water starts flowing, without a vent, the last few inches of water don’t know that they have to be the water plug and gravity and the force of the emptying water carries all of the water out of the S trap. There is no water plug and gasses can enter the house. If you’re merely running the faucet a water plug will probably be maintained. However if you ever fill the sink and pull the stopper, there’s a lot of force and a siphon can be created so that the last bit of water follows the water molecules in front and nature’s course is for every drop of water to follow the one before it and the last ones never get the message to stop and become the water plug.

Plumbers can now use Air Admittance Valves (AAV) where an S trap exists. This can be an inexpensive fix to a potentially harmful condition. The AAV is a mechanical, one way valve that can let air in behind the water to ensure that the water plug remains and when there isn’t water draining, it closes to prevent gasses from entering the house.

Plumbing AAV
Diagram of a drain and trap with an Air Admittance Valve (AAV).

 

Conclusion

Regular P traps are most common and provide a valuable function. S traps are an issue on a home inspection but rest assured that there is a fix that shouldn’t deter you from buying the home you are considering.

I would appreciate your comments about this article. Please email your comments to frank07722@gmail.com

About the author. I am a NJ Licensed Home Inspector. I am the owner and Inspector at Regal Home Inspections, LLC. In addition to being a New Jersey Licensed Home Inspector I am also a NJ-DEP certified Radon Measurement Technician and Regal Home Inspections, LLC has also collected samples for lead paint, allergens and mold. We are affiliated with the state’s best labs that perform the sample evaluation and testing. We can also help facilitate the testing of septic system and numerous aspects of oil tank evaluations. This includes oil tank integrity testing, tank locate services and soil samples. We work to ensure that the house you’re buying is sound or that you know of any issues.