Joseph Hagarty (Main Line Inspections, Inc. )
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   Main Line Inspections, Inc.  

Phone: 610-399-3675 Fax: 610-399-3676

Email: MainLineHI@comcast.net

Website: http://www.householdinspector.com

  Serving Delaware, Chester, Montgomery Counties and the Main Line for over 10 Years. Also serving all areas of New Castle County, DE.On-Site Computer Generated & Printed Reports.Home, Radon, Termite, Mold, Well Water & PSMA Septic.  

About Us:

Buying a new home may be the biggest investment you'll ever make. Although the process is very exciting it quickly becomes overwhelming. While the home you have selected may appear to be just what you're looking for, how can you be sure there aren't potentially serious unknown defects which can make your investment in your future a costly one?

Having your new home professionally inspected as early as possible in the buying process can save you thousands of dollars on items which you may be able to have the seller or builder correct. We are dedicated to providing you with valuable information about your new home. We thoroughly inspect all major components of the subject property to expose unknown defects and advise you about future maintenance about your home once the purchase is complete. We will give you the information you require to make an informed decision.

Member of the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI) ID #01102902 ( http://www.inspectorpages.com/jhagarty#about ) Member of the Certified Master Inspector Organization ( http://www.certifiedmasterinspector.org/ ) National President of the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (2003-2004) Member of the Suburban West Realtors Association ( http://www.suburbanwestrealtors.com/ ) Member of the Main Line Chamber of Commerce ( http://mlcc.org/ )  Member of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce ( http://www.delcochamber.org ) PA DEP Licensed Radon Testing # 2080 ( http://www.dep.state.pa.us/brp/Radon_Division/Radon_Public.htm ) Fully insured with Errors & Omissions and General Liability Insurance Professionally trained Inspectors that recertify their qualifications annually. Fully trained professional telephone support & office staff Comprehensive computer generated report Effective oral and written communication skills Follow up home ownership support and newsletter 

                                       

We have a professional commitment to excellence in home inspections and our technical knowledge and comprehensive report helps buyers and sellers make an educated decision about their homes.

Home Inspections adhere to and comply with the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics set forth by the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI).

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      One Stop Shopping for all of your Inspection Needs.

Getting a home inspection is not a luxury. In fact, a home inspection performed by a professional inspector will help you to determine whether not a buying or selling transaction will occur. It can also help you to monitor the quality of a home you are having built, and it can help you to catch problems while your home is still under warranty. In fact, the results of a thorough home inspection is often provides two or more parties with the information they need to make the necessary adjustments in order to allow a transaction to proceed successfully. Listed below are the four most common reasons for getting a home inspection.

Buyer-Seller Inspections

If you are considering the purchase of a home, or if you are planning on selling the home you live in now, you will certainly need to have the property inspected. If you are selling your home, an inspection will help you to determine whether or not you will achieve your asking price. More importantly, it can also help you to identify potential problems with your property's structure and mechanical systems that could kill the sale. In fact, a seller's inspection can be pivotal in helping you to close a sale because it show prospective buyers that you are interested in the quality of the product you are selling as well as the well-being of those who want to purchase it.

If you are buying a home, you will want to have the property that interests you inspected, as well. Even if the seller presents an inspection report to you, you should still retain your own inspector. The reasons for this are sound. For example, a seller may present an outdated inspection report to you that does no accurately reflect any changes in the condition of the property. Also, a well-intentioned seller may have attempted to repair damage found by an inspection report, and such repairs may not meet your standards (or the standards of your home inspector). Additionally, by using your own professional inspector, you are a much better position to negotiate the final price of a property because you are more aware of the property's actual condition. By hiring your own inspector, you simply cannot lose.

Builder Inspections

Builders employ dozens of skilled craftsmen to construct a home, but even skilled craftsmen can make mistakes. After all, a home is built from thousands of components, and those components must be assembled in exactly the right way. The mistakes made by builders and their crews may often go un-checked by a foreman who is typically busy trying to assure that the job gets done on time and within budget. Sometimes these mistakes can lead to serious problems with a home that may only be discovered later after the damage has made itself apparent

By retaining a professional home inspector to inspect a newly-built property prior to moving in, also called a builder's inspection, you can catch potentially costly or dangerous construction-related problems at a time when it is easier for the builder to make the necessary corrections and repairs. In fact, it is highly-recommended that you retain your home inspector to perform two inspections. The first inspection should occur just after the framing and before the hanging of walls and ceiling. This will allow your home inspector to catch potential problems [primarily] with the assembled supporting structures. The second inspection should occur just prior to moving your possessions into the home. The will allow your home inspector to have uninhibited access to areas of the completed building so that entire, completed home can be inspected for damage or deficiencies in overall contruction quailty.

Warranty Inspections

It seems comical at times when something we've purchased breaks within days or weeks after its warranty has expired. In fact, its a running joke on every continent. But there is a big difference between a $35 product that can easily be replaced and $150,000+ home that provides shelter, safety and comfort for you and your family. A home warranty inspection should be performed prior to the expiration of your home's warranty so that items that need to be repaired can be fixed under the protection of your warranty without significant out-of-pocket costs, if any, being incurred by you.

Rental/Property Management Inspections

If you own rental property, then you already understand the need to assure that your property is in tip-top shape prior to allowing renters to occupy the building. You are also aware of the need to assure that your property has not been damaged before renters vacate the property. A rental/property management inspection is designed to protect you from serious liability that can result from renting or leasing a potentially hazardous property. Additionally, a rental/property management inspection also helps you to protect your assets by identifying damage that may have potentially been caused by occupants.

Radon Testing

Our Office is PA State licensed to perform Radon testing utilizing Continuous Radon Monitor as well as Rada-Link E-Perm technologies.

                            

Wood Destroying Insect Inspections

Our office maintins a Business License for Pest Control. Our office inspectors are PA licensed as Pesticide Applicators in the Wood Destroying Category (Category 12).

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