HouseMaster Home Inspections of Nyack
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800-603-8134

HOME INSPECTION PROFESSIONALS

OF THE TRI-STATE AREA

YOUR LOCAL HOUSEMASTER TEAM

Trust the tens of thousands of homeowners, just like you, that have given us nothing but 4 and 5-star reviews. HouseMaster inspectors are comprehensively trained and tested annually to meet and exceed the industry standards of inspection, reporting, and customer service. We consistently deliver the best home inspection experience possible with an unmatched level of professionalism, communication and technical expertise. Because we feel so confident in the quality of our inspections, every inspection is backed by our industry leading Inspection Guarantee. Every HouseMaster customer also receives access to our unique HouseMaster Cloud website, offering useful tools to make managing your new home and move as simple as possible. It’s easy to see why our customers and the Real Estate professionals that represent them trust HouseMaster. Proudly serving the people of Bergen, Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, and Orange Counties and their neighboring communities.

MEET BOB HORVATH

BOB HORVATH, HOUSEMASTER HOME INSPECTIONS

<p>Bob Horvath has been providing the tri-state area's most comprehensive home inspections for over 20 years. Bob has a dual degree in mechanical and industrial engineering, he is trained and certified by the National Institute of Building Inspectors (NIBI), and he is a longtime member of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). Bob has earned his reputation as not only a truly excellent inspector, but also as a teacher of all things home related, giving home buyers the confidence they need to be able to make an educated home purchase decision. Whether you are a first time home buyer or a real estate agent that deals with transactions every day, everyone can learn a thing or two while attending one of his thorough and professional home inspections.</p>
"He was incredibly thorough and detailed in helping us find what we needed to have fixed prior to purchase, and what we needed to worry about with up keeping the home. I am thrilled with this company and highly recommend them."

– Martin K.
Bedford, NY

"He was wonderful! He explained everything, answered questions, and gave us a hard copy of the report on site, followed by an online copy that night. He was incredibly thorough. We have peace of mind about buying our new home. Highly recommend Bob!!! It was money WELL SPENT!"

– Julie R.
Scarsdale, NY

"We had Karl as our inspector and he explained everything he was doing the entire time. He was very thorough and informative and I was happy with the things he pointed out in the first house. A few months later, we used HouseMaster again and were again very happy with their work We had an excellent experience and I highly recommend them."

– Caroline H.
Westchester, NY

"Couldn't be happier with my experience. Bob and his employees showed true professionalism in all aspects. Extremely thorough and helpful through the whole process! Especially to someone who is lacking in knowledge of home inspections. Would absolutely recommend/use them again in my next home purchase!"

– Nick S.
Maywood, NJ

"Had a wonderful experience with Housemaster. Would recommend them to anyone purchasing a home. Very knowledgeable, easy to work with, prompt and honest."

– Donna S.
Pearl River, NY

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
WATER TESTING
POOL
SEPTIC/PRIVATE WASTE
PRIVATE WATER
NEW CONSTRUCTION
COMMERCIAL /MULTIPLE DWELLING PROPERTY
PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE INSPECTION
BURIED FUEL TANK SCANS
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.

WATER TESTING

Water testing services include taking a water sample following accepted protocols with analysis of samples performed by a certified lab. General options include a basic water Potability test for Coliform (bacteria) and other elements such as Nitrate/Nitrite, Hardness, Acidity (pH). Expanded testing options may include volatile organic compounds (fuels), heavy metals (lead, etc.) or other elements required or recommended by local authorities or common practice such as when a property is located in close proximity to agricultural land, mining, dry cleaning establishments, gas stations, industrial facilities, landfills, or other known or suspected local hazards exist.

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.

PRIVATE WATER

A private on-site water supply (well) system inspection involves an inspection of visible interior pumps, piping, pressure and/or storage tanks and an assessment of the water flow (volume/pressure) from representative fixtures based on a representative water draw from plumbing fixtures. A well inspection does not include inspection of any buried or concealed components, determination of the water supply/source adequacy (yield or well capacity) or water quality.

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.

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