For a Great Home Inspection and Awesome Cayuga Heights or Ithaca NY Home Inspection Report, be sure to consider New York State licensed home inspector Tom Francis. You can give him a call at: 1-607-269-7932 Check out his articles and sample reports on this website.
An Ithaca NY Home Inspection conducted by an experienced inspector is probably more important than many areas of Central New york. The greater Ithaca area has some of the most unique, beautiful, historic, lake view and water front homes in the State. Many of these are fine, older homes with aging components, some of which could be very costly to repair or replace. A new slate roof could cost from $25,000 to $45,000 for a 2500 sq ft roof. Click on picture to left to view my Sample Ithaca Home Inspection of a 1922 brick home with a slate roof in need of repairs.
Be Informed of Costly Repairs
Some other costly home repairs you may run into in Ithaca are replacement of cedar shake or clay tile roofs, failing septic system, settling foundation built on the side of a cliff, replacing geothermal or radiant heating systems, restoration of original lead stained glass wood framed windows, solar electric panel upgrades, replacement of rusted galvanized water supply pipes in walls floors and ceilings, etc. A good home inspector will report on items like these so you won’t be caught by surprise.
Choosing a Good Home Inspector
Not every home inspector has the experience or skill sets to properly inspect these custom built and equipped homes. The home inspection reporting software, checklist and template report forms used by most home inspectors are primarily populated with language to limit the inspectors liability, and designed to keep details and comments to a minimum. Be careful not to hire a home inspector whose most used phrase in their reports are “recommend evaluation by a qualified professional”, or “recommend further evaluation by a specialist” if you are looking for detailed information and recommendations.
Comparing Home Inspection Reports
For an Ithaca NY Home Inspection you would do well to hire the most reliable and experienced company you can find and be sure to check their sample home inspection reports. If they don’t have sample home inspection reports posted on their websites, that should tell you something. Be sure to see my Sample Ithaca Home Inspection Report and other sample home inspection reports. When looking to hire the best home inspector in any area one of the best ways it to compare the quality of their home inspection reports. For more info on choosing a good home inspector see the page on Comparing Home Inspection Reports.
Radon Testing in Ithaca
Ithaca has some of the highest radon levels in the State. I have seen tests for several home around Slaterville and Brooktondale with Radon levels above 100 pCi/L. That’s more than 25 times the generally accepted level of 3.9 pCi/L. When the radon level tests above 100 pCi/L in a home, the NY State Health Department strongly urges the home occupants move out until the radon gas is mitigated to a safe to less than 4 pCi/L. Tom Francis is considered a radon expert in the Ithaca area. His radon mitigation company has successfully mitigated hundreds of homes in and around Ithaca. See our Sample Radon Test Report which was conducted by Tracy Evans, owner of “Ithaca-Radon”.
Real Experience For Your Peace of Mind
NY home inspector Tom Francis, owner of “A Best Home Inspection” has lived in Ithaca, Newfield and the greater Ithaca area for 6 years and is now living in Manlius but spends about half his time in and around the Ithaca area. Tom has more than 30 years experience in the construction and home inspection industry and more than 2000 home inspections under its belt in Ithaca and Central NY. Tom also has an experience of successfully running a construction company of his own for over 18 years.
Also serving Syracuse, NY, Onondaga County, Madison County, Tompkins County, Cortland County and all of Central New York. Hire the best in town for your Ithaca NY Home Inspection and all of Central New York and get an honest and most reliable report and advice for your property.