Our licensed inspector will visually examine the home and major systems including site, foundation, roofing, exterior, interior, plumbing, electrical, and HVAC where accessible and safe to do so. You will be provided a detailed report advising of the findings, repair/replacement recommendations, and maintenance tasks to keep the home and its systems in the best condition. All inspections are performed following New York State “Standards of Practice” and “Code of Ethics. It is recommended to schedule the home inspection during daylight hours, the average home inspection takes about 2 to 3 hours and the home buyer is encouraged to be present during the inspection, and you should feel free to ask questions.
You have bought your dream home, BUT you had to by-pass the home inspection so you could make an offer without conditions just to get it! Although it is not a good idea, unfortunately in today’s market this is what is happening. Well good thing for you, it is not too late. You can still get that home inspection after the sale has gone through. No, it won’t change the fact that you are the new owner of the home and any problems are now your responsibility…..it will give you a heads up as to what potential problems you may encounter. If you are aware of what may arise, at least you will be able to budget for the repair and plan ahead. Knowledge is power and knowing if you are going to have problems will definitely give you the upper hand.
Your home is a large investment, that’s why its important to monitor and maintain your home’s structural and mechanical systems over time. By doing so, you will keep repair costs down and maximize the value of your investment.
We will identify repair needs as well as make recommendations for replacement where needed. In addition, we identify needed routine maintenance items and when they should be performed.
Our Annual Maintenance Inspection will help you identify potential problem areas before they become a major project and, more importantly, keep repair costs as low as possible.
We do not perform any repair work, nor is this an opportunity for us to solicit additional work nor refer any contractors to you. This is an honest assessment of your home systems and components.
A pre-listing inspection allows you to see your home through the eyes of a non-biased third party. Having a pre-listing inspection give you an opportunity to make necessary repairs before listing, adding value to your home, while preventing costly negotiating hurdles. Pre-listing inspections not only uncover negatives, but they can also give you an opportunity to promote what’s great about your home making them an invaluable sales tool.
New Build Inspection
Building a new home can be an exciting yet stressful time. Even a new build can have flaws, sometimes major ones, and local government inspections do not guarantee the quality of the work or verify that everything has been built according to plan. Having recently built a new home myself, I am fully aware of the importance of regular site inspections. Allow my personal experience to help you. At your request, I will periodically visit your building site to inspect the important phases of your new home construction and report my findings, if any. Upon completion, I will perform a thorough home inspection prior to or during the final walk-through of your newly built home and provide a full written report of my findings.
Hiring a commercial property inspector is crucial when it comes to saving money and making a great investment. Whether you’re a building owner, property manager, leasing agent, lender or tenant, a commercial inspection can provide a thorough and accurate assessment of your building and assist you in making the best possible decisions.
We are CCPIA Members. With our diverse skill set and comprehensive training, we can help you identify the good and the bad of any commercial building.
Peace of mind
Radon is an invisible, odorless, tasteless gas that occurs naturally in many areas. It is created when uranium in the soil decays. Radon gas can seep through any access point into a home, such as the foundation, pipes or drainage system. It is found throughout all 50 states and can be more susceptible in certain areas.
The Environmental Protection Agency believes radon is responsible for over 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year. This makes radon gas the second leading cause of lung cancer behind smoking. Because of this, the EPA recommends that all homeowners have radon testing done on a regular basis.
The only way to detect Radon is to test for it.
We’ll place lab-provided charcoal canisters in the lowest level of the home suitable for occupancy, at least 20 inches above the floor for 48-72 hours depending on access availability of the home. We’ll then return to collect the canisters and send them to a certified lab for analysis. Results are typically given via email on the same day the lab receives the canisters.
We’re an InterNACHI certified Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provider.
It’s easy to take for granted that the water that comes out of the tap is clean and safe to drink. The truth is that it’s hard to tell just by looking if a home’s water supply is healthy or harmful.
While the EPA requires that all public water supplies are tested regularly, private wells are the responsibility of the owner. Any homeowner with a private well or buyer considering a home with a well should have the water tested.
Additionally, some lenders and insurers require water testing as a condition of financing or insuring a home.
As an InterNACHI certified water quality tester, we offer a variety of water tests to suit your needs from basic to comprehensive including tests that meet or exceed most government backed loan requirements.
A lot can happen in a home over its first year. Having a home inspector come out and check systems and components that are still under warranty can provide you with peace of mind that everything is functioning as it should. More importantly, if a defect is found while the system/component is still covered by the builder’s warranty, you receive documentation—and leverage—from the home inspector that can be used to get the builder to foot the bill to fix any issues—not you. Problems resulting from poor workmanship or use of substandard/damaged materials, for example, may not reveal themselves for months after move-in. This is your opportunity to find out hidden issues that could hit you hard in the wallet.
In addition to major concerns, this inspection will provide valuable insight into less expensive but important upgrades/fixes that should be considered, such as trimming back vegetation touching the exterior, sealing exterior gaps, replacing furnace filters. And even though builder’s warranties usually don’t cover small masonry/drywall cracks, having these pointed out and documented by a home inspector alerts you to keep a close watch on them to see if they progress.
While you may feel confident your contractor has performed a flawless job (and it’s very possible they did), don’t forget that you’ve made a huge investment in a new home, so simply relying on intuition isn’t the most prudent approach. That’s why hiring a third-party professional to check the home before its one-year anniversary makes sense.
How We’re different
The Golden Rule Is Our #1 Rule!
We’ll Treat your inspection as if it’s our own. We’ll go the extra mile to ensure we’re giving you all the information you need to make an informed buying decision and negotiate effectively.
We encourage you to attend your inspection and ask questions.
In a field where many inspectors ask their clients not to attend the inspection, or to arrive at the end, we’re the exact opposite. We want you to join in and ask questions. When we find defects or concerns, we love to explain how they’re typically repaired or remediated and the severity of the issue. This can often be the difference between something appearing catastrophic and something manageable or fixable. We consider ourselves not just inspectors, but professional consultants, and your home inspection is your best opportunity to learn about the home. Go ahead, just look at our reviews, and you’ll see many clients commenting on this aspect of our service. You deserve to get your money’s worth and deserve to be present during your inspection.
* A thorough qualified inspection *Infrared Scan by a InterNACHI Infrared Certified inspector * An easy-to-read cloud-based report that includes photos and videos. * Downloadable PDF version of the report. * We won’t Dilly Dally. (we won’t take longer than necessary) * InterNACHI home buyback guarantee.
What we won’t do:
We won’t be alarmists. There’s no reason to make small issues seem big and scary, even if there are many. Small issues are easy to remedy. We won’t make you wait for a report. Most reports are delivered the same day! All reports are delivered within 24 hours!
24 Hour Guarantee
If we can’t deliver your report within 24 hours of the inspection completion, I’ll give you a $100 discount off our fee.
What We’ll do:
* Inspect everything from the roof to the foundation, inside and out. * Look for hidden defects or issues that may be imminent * We’ll carefully connect the dots. Some cracks and defects begin to tell the story of a more significant structural issue. * Make Clear and concise recommendations on issues or defects that we find. * Report on the positives too! I love pointing out the positives.
We’ll check your home from roof to foundation!
Call now to speak with us about your home inspection needs. 716-359-0325
Why Choose US
I’m a husband, and father of five. I coach Ice Hockey on the weekends in the winter and I love camping and live music in the summer. I’m an honest guy that tries to do the right thing. I started Reliable Property Inspections of WNY because I grew tired of constantly fighting the profit-first corporate mentality.
I love what I do! This isn’t a job to me, it’s a passion. I started this business because I want to help people, I want to make a difference. My goal isn’t to be your home inspector, my goal is to build a relationship, be your trusted advisor, and become your reliable go-to when you have questions about your home for years to come.
I have roughly 25 years of home improvement experience. I’ve done a little of everything, from roofing and siding to electrical and plumbing, and if I haven’t done it, I know someone who does. I love sharing my knowledge and experiences with my clients, and I love hearing their ideas as well.
Greg is a thorough and professional house inspector who also has a knack for explaining his findings in ways that the average person can easily understand. His expertise gave us great peace of mind as prospective homebuyers.