Long Island Home Inspections
Why should you choose Safe Harbor Inspections?
Safe Harbor provides the highest quality service you can find for Long Island home inspections.
High Quality Photographic Report within 24 Hours
Most Thorough Inspections Available
Every Concern Documented With At Least One Photo
Email & Text Reminders For Inspection Appointment
Professional Assistance in Communicating with Sellers For Negotiating Purposes
50% of Our Business Comes From Past Customer Referrals
Over 10,000 Inspections Performed
Safe Harbor Inspections Inc. is an owner operated company dedicated solely to being the best building inspectors and providing the best Long Island home inspections the area has to offer. We are a full service Long Island home inspections company focusing on high quality residential home inspection services and commercial property inspections with state-of-the-art photographic reports.
You will receive a high quality, detailed and comprehensive home inspection service report complete with digital photographs documenting all of the inspection findings. Click here to see a sample report. This report is available shortly after the inspection. The report is available on a secure website for your viewing 24 hours a day seven days a week from anywhere in the world and will remain there indefinitely.
Safe Harbor Inspections Inc. is committed to providing the highest quality home inspection services to its clients utilizing the most up to date technology available. This includes hand-held computers and digital photography combined with mobile office technology.
|We encourage our clients to accompany their home inspector during the home inspection service because our goal is to enable you to truly understand the inspection findings. We want you to know more about that real estate than anyone else. We accomplish this 3 ways:|
1. First hand during the inspection: You join the inspector during the actual inspection and see things fist hand (along with explanations from the inspector). We take photos of all issues.
2. Verbal Summary with photo review: At the end of the inspection we will load all of the photos we have taken during the inspection into the laptop computer (right there at the inspection) and review them with you. This serves as a great summary for all present and is unique to Safe Harbor Inspections. According to NY State home inspection law, the findings of the inspection or your confidential property. However, our clients often want us to share this information with the agents and the Seller for negotiating purposes.
3. The Inspection Report: all of the photos will be in the report along with concise explanations. This gives you a third look at the findings of the inspection. Our report is designed to be easy to understand and fast to read (the photos really help!)
Create such positive relationships and make our clients so happy with our services that they will want to refer Safe Harbor Inspections, Inc to their friends and family.
Provide the best property inspections and inspection reports on Long Island.
Use the highest level of technology available to provide timely, easily accessible and accurate information to our clients.
Put our inspection findings in the proper context through thoughtful and concise explanations and reports.
Continue our reputation for responsiveness, reliability and honesty in all of our dealings with clients, associates, other professionals and the general public.
We Perform Inspections as a Generalist
A good Home Inspector draws on general knowledge gained from a variety of experiences, training and education such as:
|Various construction trades|
|Home technologies and systems|
|Knowledge of mechanical and structural systems|
|Landscaping and drainage issues|
|Verbal communication skills||Computer technologies||People skills|
A good home inspector must be a generalist rather than a specialist and will recommend the expertise of a variety of specialists including electricians, plumbers, carpenters, exterminators, roofer’s, general contractors and sometimes even design professionals such as structural engineers or architects. This is similar to a family Physician recommending that a patient seek out the advice of a heart specialist for a particular issue.
All of the inspectors at Safe Harbor Inspections Inc. have solid experience in all of the areas indicated above and can be trusted to perform the best home inspections available today.
Concise, Accurate and Meaningful Reporting
In addition to having a solid generalist background, the home inspector must understand the various aspects of real estate transactions and be able to communicate the important findings of the inspection to the client in an unbiased, objective and concise manner. For example the home inspector must not report problems as an alarmist or in such a way that could cause the client to interpret the information out of context or make inappropriate decisions regarding the real estate transaction.
James Ruppert is a licensed Associate Real Estate Broker, a Certified Property Manager, a Certified Home Inspector, and has 30 years of experience in inspecting, operating, and negotiating real estate. Your home inspection report will be meaningful and concise.
Ethics And Honesty
As in most industries today, ethics plays a large role. Your home inspection company should never be in a position whereby they can profit from recommendations made during the inspection. For example some inspectors will recommend a specific electrician and receive a commission from the electrician. This is a violation of the code of ethics in effect for most home inspector associations. Safe Harbor Inspections Inc. never receives money from any company that may provide services to the homeowner as a result of the inspection. In fact, we make it a practice to recommend a specific trade rather than a specific company for work that needs to be done as a result of the home inspection. As can be seen in our mission statement, integrity, professionalism and ethics are very important to Safe Harbor Inspections Inc.
Computer And Reporting Technology
With the variety of computer technology available today, a good home inspection firm will offer comprehensive computer generated reports complete with photos which help explain the results of a home inspection. This report should be available to the client shortly after the home inspection and it can even be generated on-site. The report should be able to be emailed to the client, and at the client’s request should be available on a secure web site on the Internet. Safe Harbor Inspections Inc. utilizes the latest in technology including very lightweight “tablet” computers, digital photography, the latest in home inspection software and portable/mobile office technology. Safe Harbor Inspections Inc. is committed to providing clients the benefits of timely and accurate information available through the use of the latest in technology.
A good home inspector is certified by a reputable association for example ASHI (American Society of Home Inspector). In some cases the home inspection company is affiliated with other associations as well. James Ruppert and Safe Harbor Inspections Inc. are certified by several institutions.