Firm Guidance

A Professional Home Inspection Company Proudly Serving New York City and all of New Jersey.

About Us

With us, It's People First.

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What type of home inspector would I want if I were purchasing a home? 


Someone who is a good listener, who is knowledgeable; patient and caring while addressing all of my questions and concerns regarding the property.


I come with over 10 years of combined experience in the NYC Home Inspection, New Jersey Home Inspection, Building Inspection and Fire safety Industry. Whether you are purchasing your first house or your third house, the process can be nerve racking. But the home inspection doesn't have to be. Let me walk you through it. Together we will discover the current condition of the property while we determine what maintainence and repairs it may need in the future. Whether you need a home inspection in New York or New Jersey, I am licensed and fully insured in both states.

What we cover

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If you are purchasing a home or

 Co-op, selling a home or having a home built, a professional home inspection can tell you its true condition. We will give you an independent, unbiased view of any problems as well as possible solutions that we find. You will have all the facts you need to make an informed decision. Our consultative approach looks at the entire home as a system with interdependent components. We cover the following


Foundation


Basement, and under-floor areas

Crawlspace, and under-floor areas 

Foundation system

Floor framing system

Under-floor ventilation

Foundation anchoring and cripple wall bracing

Wood separation from soil

Insulation


Exterior


Surface grade directly adjacent to the buildings

Doors and windows

Attached decks, porches, patios, balconies, stairways, and their enclosures

Wall cladding and trim

Portions of walkways and driveways that are adjacent to the buildings


Roof

 

Covering

Drainage

Flashings

Penetrations

Skylights


Attic Areas and Roof Framing


Framing

Ventilation

Insulation


Plumbing


Water supply piping

Drain, waste, and vent piping

Faucets and fixtures

Fuel gas piping

Water heaters

Functional flow and functional drainage


Electrical


Service equipment

Electrical panels

Circuit wiring

Switches, receptacles, outlets, and lighting fixtures


Heating and Cooling


Heating equipment

Central cooling equipment

Energy source and connections

Combustion air and exhaust vent systems

Condensate drainage

Conditioned air distribution systems


Fireplaces and Chimneys


Chimney exterior

Spark arrestor

Firebox

Damper

Hearth extension


Building Interior


Walls, ceilings, and floors

Doors and windows

Stairways, handrails, and guardrails

General condition of kitchens and bathrooms 

Permanently installed cabinets

Cook-tops, mechanical range vents, ovens, refrigerators, dishwashers, and food waste disposers

Absence of smoke alarms

Vehicle doors and openers


Who Do we work with?

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Our clients include, home owners, prospective home buyers, investors, non-profit agencies, condominium and HOA associations, public agencies, attorneys, real estate agents, mortgage brokers and bankers who are acting on behalf home buyers and sellers.

They know that they can always count on us for a reliable and accurate home inspection using todays top methods and technology.

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Firm Guidance Home Inspection.



Whether you would like to schedule your home inspection today or just in need of some free advice, we are here for you.


"People First."




Fully licensed and insured.


In New York  (646)-260-3026

In New Jersey (732)-778-8182

Firm Guidance Home Inspection

mguida@firmguidancehomeinspection.com

Hours

Monday - Saturday 8AM-8PM

Sunday: 12PM-5PM