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YOUR VISION – YOUR FUTURE – OUR GOAL
Antonio Goncalves, Owner & CEO
At TG Project Management, LLC, a NJ Home & Commercial Inspections, we are a committed and versatile inspection company that provides our clients with an accurate, thorough and objective home inspection and computerized report, striving to bestow the best service possible. We conduct all of our inspections with the highest integrity, with the full understanding that the residential or commercial building may be the largest investment of our client’s lifetime. We also strive to exceed the Standards of Practice guidelines set forth by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors as well as the industry standards and relevant state laws.
Our staff has been Licensed, Certified and Educated in all of the following disciplines:
- NJ State Home Inspector # 24GI00145800
- NJ State 1 & 2 family building inspector RCS # 010861
- NJ State general building inspector ICS # 010861
- NJ State building inspector plan review HHS # 010861
- NJ State Mechanical inspector 1 & 2 family # 010861
- NJ State building Sub Code Official # 010861
- NJ State Construction Official # 010861
- NJ State Electrician # 10541
- NJ Notary Public
- NJ Radon measurement specialist technician # MET 13451
- Home Improvement Contractor Lic.# 13VH08596300
- New Home Builders Lic.# 47861
- Termite & Pest Control applicator 7A & 7B Lic.# 92115A
- Housing and Urban Development 203K (HUD) Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Compliance Inspector ID# C776 and Consultant ID# P1873
- UTCA competent person certified
- OSHA certified for health & safety
- Rigger – Signal person – scaffolding OSHA 29CFR
- AHAM – NARDA Refrigerant Recovery “Type 1” # 73498
- IRI Water restoration specialist ID# 20043
- IRI Fire restoration specialist ID# 13004
- IRI Mold restoration specialist ID# 718543
- IRI Disaster recovery specialist ID# 62199
- PHII Structural pest inspection # PESH 24425
- ITC Infrared Level 1 # 84591
- IAC2 / Mold / Water & Air quality Certified
- Bachelors of Electrical Engineering 1986 – NJIT
- Bachelors of Civil Engineering 1988 – NJIT
PURPOSE AND SCOPE
- The purpose of this document is to establish a minimum standard for home inspections performed by home inspectors. Home inspections are intended to provide the client with information about the condition of inspected systems and components at the time of the home inspection.
- The inspector shall:
A. Inspect readily accessible, visually observable, installed systems and components listed below.
B. Provide the client with a written report, using a format and medium selected by the inspector, that states:
- Those systems and components inspected that, in
the professional judgment of the inspector, are not functioning properly, significantly deficient, unsafe, or are near the end of their service lives,
- Recommendations to correct, or monitor for future correction, the deficiencies reported in the report, or items needing further evaluation
- Reasoning or explanation as to the nature of the deficiencies reported in report, that are not self-evident,
- Those systems and components designated for inspection in this Standard that were present at the time of the home inspection but were not inspected and the reason(s) they were not inspected.
- Adhere to the ASHI® Code of Ethics for the Home Inspection Profession.
- Those systems and components inspected that, in
What do home inspectors look for in a house?
One of the common contingencies to real estate purchase agreements is a home inspection. Hired by the buyer, an inspector examines the house thoroughly for non-functioning systems, damages, and repairs that may be needed. His detailed report forms the basis for continuing with the purchase, renegotiating the sale price, allowing the seller to make repairs, or for pulling out of the sale. A home inspection is recommended on purchases of new construction as well as re-sales and is a critical component of an escrow timeline.
A home inspector climbs onto the roof, pokes at the foundation, and crawls into attic space looking for water condensation or penetration. On homes in hurricane zones, he’ll examine roof trusses to be sure they’re connected to the frame as per code. Walls are examined for leakage or mold. Floor cracks are noted, as is separation from the baseboards. The ceilings, especially around electrical fixtures, must be clear of any signs of water leakage.
Close inspection of the exterior may reveal where additional caulking is needed to prevent water seepage. Broken seals on glass, deteriorating tread steps, decking and settlement cracks are a few of the items that require professional repair. Even the garage door is tested whether it’s electronic or manual.
The roof is examined closely for loose shingles or tiles, and the flashing is tested for tightness. Tree limbs touching the house provide a passageway for rodents and also can threaten the house during violent storms. Gutter debris is noted, and all drains are tested for a tight connection to the house. Skylights and chimneys also are examined for proper sealants.
All piping is tested, including drains, vents and waste systems. Water ingress and egress is examined, as are the interior fuel and water distributors and the sump pump, if present. All drains are examined for signs of leakage, mineral deposits and the fitting of proper filtering apparatus. Inspectors may test the water for bacteria.
All the electrical components are examined to ensure they fit and are operating safely. Conductors, grounding equipment and distribution panels are tested for efficient operation. The location of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors also is noted in the inspection report.
The entire heating and air conditioning system is tested to verify it’s in working condition, and the appropriate filters are examined for accumulation. Supply pipes are examined for corrosion. Chimneys must be clear of bird nests, and the chimney frame, whether it’s brick or made of other components, is to be sound.
Attic crawl space insulation and vapour retarders are noted on the inspection report. All venting fans that aren’t working also are included. Under-floor insulation, if accessible through the basement, also is examined for deterioration.
Doors, floors, stairways, counters, cabinetry, and the number of windows are all cited on the inspection report along with notes on any items that don’t function as they should. This also includes testing of all interior appliances that are built-in or included in the purchase contract.