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What to Expect In Your Inspection Report

By Chris Wyman

Tell us a little bit about your company and its foundation.

Pro-Tech (short for Professional Technology) Home Inspections was founded in 1984 by Newton Wyman Jr. Prior to starting Pro-Tech, Newt had owned and operated a construction company for approximately 10 years. Having a strong knowledge of construction allowed for a very easy transition from being a builder to becoming a home inspector. Pro-Tech now consists of the father and son team of Newt and Chris Wyman, who both attend every inspection together. Pro-Tech has conducted over 18,000 home inspections within Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

What areas do your reports cover?

Our home inspection reports cover the following areas of the home: Exterior; roof, siding, grading, decks, railings, walkways and gutters. Interior; structure, foundation, windows, doors, electrical system, plumbing system, HVAC, all major appliances, insulation and ventilation. Basically everything in and on the home will be inspected. Termite and radon inspections can also be conducted during the inspection by our licensed sub contractors. If someone is looking to purchase a commercial property or a brand new home, we can also do inspections for them.

How long should it take to receive my inspection report?

The home inspection reports are sent via email as a PDF file. The reports will typically be sent to the buyer and the realtor within a few hours after the completion of the inspection. The reports are typically around 35 pages in length and include photographs of the deficiencies that were found during the inspection. The report itself is a narrative report with many other helpful tips and maintenance guidelines listed throughout it.

What are 3 deficiencies in homes you see most frequently

Each and every day we come across deficiencies that we may have never seen before. However; some of the more common issues that we typically come across would be the lack of proper GFCI receptacles located in kitchens, bathrooms and on the exterior of the home. Another common deficiency that we come across very frequently would be broken thermal seals in insulated glass windows. This is where the Argon gas has escaped from the window seal which causes the window to become foggy. A third common deficiency would be ovens missing an anti-tip safety bracket. This bracket connects onto the oven and prevents it from tipping forward onto a child or even adult when cooking.

Considering there are many states that do not require certification, what are a few benefits of hiring a certified and trained home inspector?

Using a certified/licensed home inspector has many benefits. First and foremost you know that the home inspector is abiding by the law, as Pennsylvania requires home inspectors to be certified by an accredited home inspection society. In New Jersey home inspectors are required to be licensed, which New Jersey licensing is accepted in almost every state in the U.S. This is due to the very strict standards that New Jersey has set forth. Using an inspector that is certified/licensed also shows that this inspector is going to be very knowledgeable in their field. Certified/licensed inspectors are required to attend continuing education classes throughout the year in order to be up to date in their field.

What is the best way for people to reach out to you or your company?

The best way to reach us is by phone. Office number is (610) 566-1772 and cell number is (609) 233-0930. We can also be reached thru email at protechnjpa@aol.com.

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