About Us

What Really Matters

 

 

Buying a home is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Like any investment, you will want to know as much information about your purchase as possible. Our comprehensive and professional home inspection services are designed to help you with that effort.

I perform each inspection as if my family members were buying the property.

 

A Full Inspection Includes:

As a NSHI member, I adhere to the National Society of Home Inspectors Standards of Practice. This means I will  inspect all of the following (when accessible):

 

Structure : main components include foundation and the framing system.

Items inspected:

Basement slabs, Foundation walls, Piers and Beam support, Girders, Joists, Sub-Flooring, Floor Trusses.

 

Roof

Items inspected include :

Roof coverings

Framing

Insulation

Water infiltration

Gutters, Flashing and Ventilation

Chimneys

 

Electrical : Items inspected :

Switches, Outlets, Lights, GFI, Interior of circuit breaker panel box. Exterior switches, Service power entrance, Electrical grounding

 

Plumbing : Items inspected:

Water lines, Waste lines, Fixtures, Hot water heaters,

Laundry Connections, Outside Wells

Septic Systems : Tested and examined to include pumping system and Sand mounds. 

 We are Pennsylvania Septic Systems Certified 

 

Heating System : Items inspected:

Main heating operation, controls, distribution system, vents.

 

House InteriorItems inspected: Examples

Appliances, Bathrooms (shower/tub, sinks), Cabinets,

Ceilings (cracks, water stains), Doors, Kitchen components,

Windows, Smoke alarms, Fireplace/wood stove, Stairs/railings

Walls, Floor coverings, Mold and Moisture

Plus many more...

 

Building Exterior : Items inspected for defects to exterior components

Building coverings  to include type of siding , vinyl, brick, stucco,

Wood, etc.

Decks/Porches/Balconies

Driveways/Walkways/Retaining Walls/ Tree Overhang

Window frames

Gutters and Downspouts

Termites/Insects and small animals : While performing all of the above inspections, special attention is giving to any current or past signs of  Termites/insects and/or small animal presence.

We are Pennsylvania certified for Termites/Insects.

Mold : We are Pennsylvania certified in Household Mold inspection and is included in the House inspection.

 

Additional if needed

Well Water test

FHA/VA Water Test

 

 So while performing the inspection, all of the

 above components are checked carefully to be

 certain they are in a safe working order.

 

 When the inspection is complete, I will immediately

 review all items with you. Most of the negative items 

 are usually maintenance recommendations, life expectancy

 and minor imperfections. If serious defects are 

 discovered, recommendations will be made available.

 I will then follow up the next day with a detailed written report with pictures.

 

 

My Promise to You

 I guarantee that I will give you my very best effort. 

 You are my client, I work for you.

 

 Please call us for prices, additional questions and availability,

 (570) 871 3020    (we do inspections 7 days a week).

 

 Thank you for your interest

  Pat Fazio  Cert # 311866

  

      

                           

  

We service the Pennsylvania Counties of : Luzerne, Wyoming, Susquehanna, Lackawanna, Monroe, Wayne and Pike

License # 311866

20 yrs. in the Home Construction/Remodeling Business

20 yrs. License Real Estate Agent

In compliance with PA Act 114 ; Section 75, Pennslyvania

Home Inspection Law

Fully Insured

PA OSHA MOLD Certified

PA Termite/Insect Certified

PA Septic Systems Certified

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