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Termite damage

There are two main concerns  when buying a home and having a home inspection. Don’t get me wrong there are many things that can and do go wrong but the two that seem to keep showing up are water problems and termites.

On a recent inspection in Hamilton, NJ I found major termite damage to the sub floor. This damage extended past the sill plate, box beam and wood flooring. This damage pictured above is going to cost almost $3,000 to repair. Most times the homeowners will have to repair the damage in order to sell the home.   By Rick Pettit

You can schedule your inspection by calling  800-229-3472 or visit us on the web at www.inspectnj.com 

 

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Efflorescence on block wall from leak

Recently on a home inspection in Middletown I discovered mineral deposits (effloresence) on the rear block wall in the garage. It was on no other sections. I thought this strange. I went inside and found a burst pipe in the laundry room. The water had since been shut off and the area cleaned up.

I pulled back carpets on the slab to determine if there were signs of mold. There were none. Who ever cleaned it up did a good job. I thought the carpets should still be replaced though. They were 10 years old and stained.

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Rick Pettit    Eastern Home Inspections of NJ

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Cold temps and inspections

 

The relentless cold weather accompanied by record snow falls have kept homebuyers inside and unable to view homes for purchase. When normally we would begin to see a decent increase in activity that phones are quiet.  Home inspections should pick up next week when the temps begin to rise and the snow begins to melt.

 

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