Heimer Engineering New York pre-purchase home, building, condo, and co‑op inspection

Home, Building, Condo, and
Co-op Engineering Inspections

Home Inspections and
Environmental Hazards

Analysis Only an Engineer Offers

Home, Building, Condo, and Co-op Inspections
in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx,
Staten Island, Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland,
Putnam, and Westchester

An Engineer's inspection, a home and building inspection, and a termite inspection are included.  You receive an onsite report, a comprehensive written report, and a termite report.  This is all included in the fee you are quoted.

Many people are concerned about environmental issues such as mold in the home, building, condo, or co-op they are having inspected.Because environmental issues have been the subject of many media articles, the public's consciousness regarding environmental hazards has been raised.  As a result, many prospective real estate purchasers are concerned about how these issues will affect their purchases.

Unfortunately, thousand of dollars can be spent testing for even the simplest of environmental concerns.  This sort of extensive testing is generally cost prohibitive, and is neither recommended nor needed for home, condo, or co-op purchases.  Although most banks require Phase I environmental surveys to be conducted on commercial buildings, they are usually not required on residential home, condo unit, or co-op unit .

Today, many buyers have specific concerns that include:

Generally, if you can find a risk or hazard on the:

or any of the many other websites that list environmental risks, it is not included in an pre-purchase inspection or required by any pre-purchase inspection standard.

Advising you of visible potential
environmental risks is not
an environmental inspection.

PLead paint in a home, building, condo, or co-op can be hazardous, especially to children.re-purchase inspection standards specifically exclude environmental testing, except for pointing out suspect asbestos to a client under certain circumstances.  Heimer Engineering's pre-purchase inspections do not include environmental testing.  Heimer Engineering's Professional Engineer advise you of some visually detectable environmental risks, just as other Home Inspectors do.  Heimer Engineering does not misrepresent this as an environmental inspection.  Environmental testing should be performed by an experienced and properly licensed and insured Environmental Testing firm.

What You Can Do About
Environmental Concerns

You coould spend thousands on environemntal tests and find nothing. Like most Inspectors, Our Licensed Professional Engineers point out visible evidence of suspect environmental issues.You could spend thousands of dollars for environmental testing with no significant results.  Do not perform tests until you are reasonably certain that you want to purchase the home, building, condo, or co-op.

The next step is to decide what tests are needed based upon the location and condition of the home, building, condo, or co-op, and any medical conditions or allergies you have.  Every home, building, condo unit, and co-op unit is unique.  Do not have a test just because it sounds like a good idea or because a friend or relative suggested the test.

How Heimer Engineering
Helps Protect the Environment

Woman outdoorsHeimer Engineering is committed to reducing its environmental footprint.  Some of the steps we take include:

  1. The use of recycled and recyclable materials where possible.
  2. Toner cartridges are recycled after use.
  3. Reports are delivered electronically.  Printed reports are sent only upon request.
  4. When printed reports are requested, they are printed double-sided when possible.
  5. Only fluorescent and LED lighting are used in our office.
  6. Where available, we choose Energy Star rated equipment.
  7. The Engineers do not use rechargeable lead-acid battery powered flashlights.
  8. Inspections are scheduled to minimize driving.  When we perform inspections within the City of New York, schedules are adjusted to maximize the use of public transportation.

Contact Heimer Engineering 24/7

Heimer Engineering New York pre-purchase home, building, condo, and co‑op inspectionsOur staff is happy to assist you and answer your questions.  To set up an appointment for a pre-purchase inspection, or to find out about other Engineering services or expert court testimony, click below for a contact form, send us an email, text us at 660 200 9155, or call 800.605.1500.  If no staff member is in the office, leave a message.  Remember to ask about our web discount.

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Heimer Engineering serves the Metro New York area, including New York City (Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island), Long Island (Nassau County, Suffolk County), and Upstate New York (Rockland County, Putnam County, and Westchester County).

Heimer Engineering respects your privacy.  Some inspection firms share information with insurance, landscaping, snow removal, home maintenance, moving, cable, mortgage, and other companies.  Some inspection firms sell email lists of their clients.  These practices are unethical.  You will not receive phone calls or solicitation emails from third parties as a result of providing personal information.

In the event of a life-threatening emergency (fire, building in danger of collapse, facade with loose bricks, debris falling from a building, gas leak, carbon monoxide detector that is alerting to a hazard, etc.) do not call Heimer Engineering.  If there is a life-threatening emergency or other hazardous condition, call 911.  Emergency situations need to be handled immediately by first-responders who can evacuate buildings, contact appropriate utility companies to have the utilities shut off, and take other steps necessary to preserve life.

Heimer Engineering New York pre-purchase home, building, condo, and co‑op inspectionInspections are performed only after the client signs a pre-inspection agreement.  The use of this website is governed by our Terms of Use.  This website is made available for informational purposes, and does not represent a professional opinion of your particular situation.

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Heimer Engineering performs home inspections, building inspections, condominium inspections, and co-op inspections in the State of New York.  We do not perform inspections or recommend Inspectors or Engineers in the areas outside of the State of New York.  We also provide Licensed Professional Engineer consultation services including hurricane and storm damage and damage from adjoining constructionExpert witness services are provided regarding playground injuries, parking lot, walkway, and stairway slip, trip, and fall.

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