Termite inspection

Mud tubes such as these on foundation walls indicate termite activity.

Subterranean termites found in the northeast United States are by far the most damaging of any type of termite. Residential repairs from termite damage are estimated to be in the billions annually.

Subterranean termites are native soil inhabiting insects that feed on wood paper and similar cellulose containing material. Therefore homes that have wood members in close proximity to soil are particularly vulnerable to termite attack. Infestations usually start at the sill plate above the masonry foundation then move to other important load bearing elements.

Radon Testing

Radon

“Radon is a cancer causing radioactive gas. You can not see smell or taste Radon but it still may be a problem in your home. When you breathe air containing radon, you increase your risk of getting lung cancer. In fact, the Surgeon General of the United States has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today. If you smoke and have high radon levels, your risk of lung cancer is especially high.” …………..Taken from the EPA’s Home Buyer’s and Seller’s Guide to Radon

“Testing is the only way to find out your home’s radon levels. The EPA and the Surgeon General recommend testing all homes below the the third floor for radon.”……….EPA

Home Inspection

At Lighthouse Home Inspection we have the expertise to inspect in diverse regions of the state. From the beachfront communities of Monmouth and Ocean Counties to the suburban areas of Mercer, Middlesex and Bergen counties to the Urban row homes of Hudson County.

While all New Jersey Home Inspectors are bound by the same standards we seek to exceed the minimum standards to ensure 100% client satisfaction. Our inspections encompass the major systems and components of the home. including:

  • Cooling
  • Electrical
  • Exterior Components
  • Fireplaces and Solid Fuel Burning Appliances
  • Insulation and Ventilation
  • Heating
  • Interior Components
  • Plumbing
  • Roof System
  • Structural Components