HouseMaster Home Inspections Serving Bridgewater and Central NJ
4.69825 stars - based on 1556 reviews
732-469-6050

YOUR MARTINSVILLE

HOME INSPECTION PROFESSIONALS

YOUR LOCAL HOUSEMASTER TEAM

HouseMaster of Martinsville knows what it takes to deliver quality service. As part of the oldest and most trusted nationwide home inspection company, we’ve been doing just that since 1979. We provide you with thorough inspections and accurate information, all backed by our Limited Repair Reimbursement Guarantee, to give you the peace of mind to make an informed decision regarding your new home. HouseMaster inspectors are comprehensively trained and tested annually to meet the industry standards of inspection, reporting, and customer service. It’s easy to see why HouseMaster customers and the real estate professionals would recommend HouseMaster to their friends and family. Proudly serving the people of New Brunswick, Bridgewater, Perth Amboy, Elizabeth, Colonia and their neighboring communities.

MIKE KUHN

OWNER/INSPECTOR, HOUSEMASTER NEW JERSEY

<p>Mike Kuhn is the Franchise Owner of this location and has personally performed over 10,000 house inspections and has supervised another 40,000. He is the Author of the Pocket Idiot's Guide to Home Inspections and has been featured on HGTV, and GMA. &nbsp;Mike has been a trainer for the National Institute of Building Inspectors (NIBI)(r) as well as field instructor for the state. &nbsp;He is an approved to provide training and CEU courses on home inspections. &nbsp;Mike and his team offer everything today's buyer or seller needs to make informed real estate decisions including Mold Screening, Thermal Imagine, Level II Chimney Inspections, Commercial Property Inspections and Residential Property Inspections.</p>
RYAN KUHN

AREA MANAGER/INSPECTOR

<p>Ryan Kuhn is a HouseMaster Area Manager/Home Inspector - NJ Home Inspector Lic 24GI00152800 NJ Radon MET 13485</p>
SEAN FARLEY

VETERAN HOME INSPECTOR

<p>Sean Farley is a NJ Licensed Home Inspector &nbsp;- License #: 24GI00149400</p>
The inspector was prompt and got right to work. He answered all our questions in a polite and professional manner. He was not rushed and took his time to explain things as we went along.

– John
Somerville, NJ

I would gladly recommend your services time and again. Thank you for all of your help!

– Gina T.
Bridgewater, NJ

Mike Kuhn was excellent - thorough, nice and helpful!

– Gail G.
Basking Ridge, NJ

INSPECTION SERVICES

ROOFING
EXTERIOR ELEMENTS
INTERIOR ELEMENTS
FOUNDATION AND SUBSTRUCTURE
KITCHEN
HEATING SYSTEM
COOLING SYSTEM
ELECTRICAL
PLUMBING
ROOFING

What we inspect: Visible roof covering materials, (shingles), flashings at roof penetrations and valleys, skylights, chimneys, gutters and downspouts. We assess the condition of these elements for proper function; looking for evidence of leakage or worn, damaged, or missing components. Watch us in action!

EXTERIOR ELEMENTS

Here is what we inspect: Visible siding and trim, windows, doors, garages, porches, decks, stairs, and railings. We assess the elements for proper construction and function; looking for damage, missing components or other conditions that might lead to infiltration or functional concerns. Watch us in action!

INTERIOR ELEMENTS

What we inspect: visible areas of all walls, ceilings, stairways, representative windows and doors, and attic areas for signs of leakage and damage, sagging or other structural concerns. Windows will be operated to determine function. In accessible attics, besides assessing structural components, we will note insulation and ventilation conditions. Watch us in action!

FOUNDATION AND SUBSTRUCTURE

What we inspect: Visible load-bearing framing components, foundation walls, slabs, piers and columns and major structural components. Visible, accessible structural components will be assessed for function and presence of damage, decay or defects. We look for water penetration at below grade areas. Watch us in action!

KITCHEN

What we inspect: Plumbing fixtures and built-in appliances. We check plumbing fixtures looking for water pressure or drainage issues and visible signs of leaks. We check basic operational modes of the appliances and ventilators and look at cabinets and countertops for significant deficiencies.  Watch us in action!

HEATING SYSTEM

What we inspect: Visible components of the central AC or heat pump system including condensers and air handlers, and the distribution ductwork. We operate the systemto assess function and condition of the accessible indoor/ outdoor components. The distribution system will also be assessed. Watch us in action!

COOLING SYSTEM

What we inspect: Visible components of the central AC or heat pump system including condensers and air handlers, and the distribution ductwork. We operate the systemto assess function and condition of the accessible indoor/ outdoor components. The distribution system will also be assessed. Watch us in action!

ELECTRICAL

What we inspect: Visible service panels components and household wiring and devices. We assess the condition of readily accessible panel components, note the presence of GFCIs, AFCIs, smoke alarms and check the operation of representative outlets, switches, fixtures and other devices. Watch us in action!

PLUMBING

What we inspect: Visible water supply piping, distribution piping, waste system piping, water heaters and plumbing fixtures. Also includes inspection of the physical condition of piping, kitchen and bathroom fixtures; tubs, showers, toilets, and operation to assess flow, drainage and leakage. Water heating components will also be assessed. Watch us in action!

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

RADON SCREENING
WOOD DESTROYING INSECTS
POOL
SEPTIC/PRIVATE WASTE
MOLD SCREENING
EIFS WATER INTRUSION INSPECTION
NEW CONSTRUCTION
COMMERCIAL /MULTIPLE DWELLING PROPERTY
PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE INSPECTION
BURIED FUEL TANK SCANS
THERMAL IMAGING
LEVEL 2 CHIMNEY INSPECTIONS
RADON SCREENING

A short-term test is performed to determine the possible presence of elevated levels of radon gas pursuant to local regulations or practices for real estate transactions. Radon is an odorless, colorless and radioactive byproduct of natural soil decay known to increase the risk of cancer in those exposed.

WOOD DESTROYING INSECTS

A Termite Inspection (also referred to as a Wood Destroying Inspection or Wood Destroying Organism Inspection) includes a visual examination of the readily accessible areas of the home for evidence of wood-destroying insect activity such as termites, or carpenter ants or the visible damage caused by infestations.

POOL

What we inspect:  Inspection includes the visible (above water) pool and or spa elements including assessment of the physical condition of accessible decking, coping , walkways, and other surfaces. exposed electric and plumbing components, the filter and heater, if applicable. Watch us in action!

SEPTIC/PRIVATE WASTE

What we inspect: water flow of the interior drain system and area over the drainage field. Determine whether the water flows freely into the system from the house and readily apparent defects. Does not include inspection of buried or concealed components, soil testing, excavation of system components or opening or pumping of the tank.

MOLD SCREENING

Screening includes: air and/or surface (bulk) sampling to determine presence of elevated levels of mold spores or verify presence of a mold growth.  Includes one air sample in one interior area and one outdoor control sample, with surface sampling of random or requested suspect mold growths. Processed by a qualified lab to determine results.

EIFS WATER INTRUSION INSPECTION

EIFS (Exterior Insulation Finishing System, also known as Synthetic Stucco) includes: a visual inspection of exterior areas and testing of one or more exterior walls to determine the type siding material, its condition, evidence of installation deficiencies, and where warranted, limited water intrusion testing using moisture meters and/or other devices.

NEW CONSTRUCTION

Inspections include: draw inspection (verification of installed elements for lender release of funds); phase inspections (conducted at several stages of the construction process); and inspections of new homes ready for occupancy and assessment of the condition of installed components to supplement code compliance inspection provided by local authorities.

COMMERCIAL /MULTIPLE DWELLING PROPERTY

Inspections include: inspection of the visible and readily accessible areas of the roof, structure, mechanical and electric components of the public areas of a building, as well as all or representative individual dwelling or office/store units, as requested by the client.

PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE INSPECTION

This inspection involves: a review of the condition of the exterior and interior components of a home and the systems. Includes review of the roof, flashings, insulation issues, heating and air conditioning units, grading, the proper function of appliances and plumbing, electric components, smoke alarms for deferred maintenance and recommended action. 

BURIED FUEL TANK SCANS

Tank scans identify the possible presence of a buried fuel tank or other components that may or may have contained fuel oil. Consists of a limited sweep of the surface (soil) area immediately surrounding a home or building using a type metal detector. Does not include probing, excavation, document or records search, sampling or testing of any tank, soil, water or other element or material.

THERMAL IMAGING

Thermal imaging services make use of an infrared imaging camera that can detect the thermal energy (heat) emitted from an object. Thermal imaging measurements indicate temperature differentials that may help diagnose a myriad of potential concerns in a home or building such as heat loss or gain and waste leakage.

LEVEL 2 CHIMNEY INSPECTIONS

What we inspect: readily accessible areas of the chimney, structure, and flue; when no obstruction or combustible deposits in flue; for basic appliance installation and connection. Proper construction and condition of accessible portions of the chimney structure and all enclosed flues; proper clearances from combustibles in accessible locations; size and suitability of flues for connected appliances.

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