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  PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE INSPECTION CHECKLIST FROM HOUSEMASTER HOME INSPECTION : SUFFOLK & NASSAU HOME INSPECTORS/ENGINEERS   SPRING (EXTERIOR) GROUNDS Check condition of driveways and walks. Check window wells, dry wells and storm drains for blockage. Check fencing conditions and gate operatio...
02/17/2010
SWIMMING POOLS   In-ground swimming pools can be found in many shapes and styles. Most modern pools are made of field-installed concrete or prefabricated fiberglass. Metal, plastic, masonry and even wood framing are also used to provide the framework for pools. Concrete pools may be made of reinf...
02/17/2010
  Nassau County Home Inspectors and Engineers for residiential & commercial properties. We employ 15 of the highest quality people in the industry.   Why choose HouseMaster for the inspection? 1.Experienced Engineers & Inspectors 2.National Reputation and High Rating with BBB 3.Full Insurance & G...
02/17/2010
How to choose a professional home inspectors? Remember that NY state does not require insurance, only a home inspection license.   Ask these basic questions? 1. What background or ongoing training that you receive? 2. Can I attend the inspection? A great education if you hire the right home inspe...
12/08/2008
Countless times over the past several years, people have asked us to perform "mold testing" services for them. We have always declined because there is no regulatory authority that recommends testing for mold as a precautionary measure or to be used in conjunction with a mold remediation process...
06/23/2008
NORTH AMERICAN SYSTEM DEFICIENCIES AGE OF HOME SUGGESTED REPAIRS 0 - 12 YEARS 13 - 29 YEARS 30+ YEARS Roofing 19.33% 49.35% 55.34% Shingle/Roof Replacement Electric System 14.15% 30.29% 48.63% New service panel Aluminum Household Wiring 1% 5.54% 4.72% Upgrade connections Plumbing System 8.96% 20...
06/23/2008
Usually we receive two or three questions regarding electric & magnetic fields over the course of an entire year. However, I have fielded three inquiries concerning power lines this week alone. In that light, I have put together a simple fact sheet outlining some frequently asked questions regar...
06/09/2008
New York State law for home inspectors only requires general liability coverage, not errors and omissions since 2006, but the law will be changing very soon. I'll keep you updated. Home inspector experience varies, so be careful when hiring a professional home inspector. Our licensed staff that h...
05/19/2008
 Buried Tank Information from EPA We receive countless calls from  regarding underground oil tanks. The testing and remediation industries refer to them as underground storage tanks (UST's) as opposed to above ground storage tanks (AST's). However, both the EPA, NYSDEC and NJDEP refer to them as ...
05/13/2008
Homes that are on or near the water on Long Island , Queens and Brooklyn need a windstorm inspection.    HOUSEMASTER HOME INSPECTION   My name is Matt Kaplan, owner of Housemaster Home Inspection. Some homeowners are finding it difficult to find insurance coverage near or on the water. I felt th...
05/13/2008
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