About Jim and JR Inspections 75

Specific Training & Certifications:

School/Courses Completed:

140 hours of instruction - Inspection 21 Home Inspection Institute
40 additional field hours with a certified home inspector
Completion of the state exam

License #:  24GI00175400
Fully Insured


Previous Experience:
Jim comes from a family of experienced contractors. His father was highly skilled in electrical and plumbing and his brother is presently a construction manager in Ocean County.          Jim also has extensive knowledge and experience in home construction. Jim taught carpentry and woodworking and ran a home improvements business for over 30 years before becoming a home inspector. If there are any structural defects or safety issues with the home you are purchasing, Jim will certainly be able to make you aware.

Previous Position:
Job Title:   Industrial Arts Teacher
Job Duties: Instructor of Carpentry and Woodworking

Jim certainly understands that purchasing a home is one of the most important decisions in your life. Therefore he will perform a thorough and professional inspection which includes all the elements and operating systems throughout the home.  Then he will provide you with a report on all the qualities and deficiencies within the interior and exterior of the home.  Jim's report, which includes digital photographs and text, will give each individual a good understanding of the house that they are purchasing or selling.

In addition to the qualities and deficiencies of the home, Jim's report includes a section on home maintenance specifically designed for each home.  The goal of his maintenance report is to help the home owner:

1) prolong the life of the structure
2) keep the operating systems safe
3) save the homeowner money over time

 

INSPECTION INCLUDES

Interior:                                                                                                            

  • Plumbing fixtures, location of main water shut-off
  • built-in appliances 
  • condition of walls, floors, ceilings
  • operation of doors & windows and condition of sash and glazing
  • safety of stairways
  • laundry room appliances
  • ventilation, insulation and structural supports in attic
  • heating and AC systems
  • hot water heating system
  • basement: floor, exposed structure, foundation interior
  • sump pumps with accessible floats
  • garage walls and floor
  • garage door safety sensors and openers
  • conventional and GFCI electrical outlets and switches
  • fireplace damper door and hearth
  • electrical panel, breakers or fuses, main disconnect, service amperage
  • exposed structural elements
  • exposed insulation

 

Exterior                                                                               

  • Roof System- roof covering, flashing, chimney, vents, & skylights
  • gutters & leaders
  • siding
  • operation of exterior doors & windows
  • door & window casing & trim
  • foundation- water penetration & foundation movement
  • porch deck, railing & steps
  • decks & balconies
  • driveway
  • walkways
  • carports
  • retaining walls
  • exterior electrical service line & meter
  • exterior electrical outlets
  • detached garage
  • trees & shrubs
  • window wells
  • gas meter
  • crawl space
  • water hose bibs
  • grading & drainage around home
  • AC compressor unit
  • Eaves, soffit & facia

 
Contact Jim with any questions or for a price quote:
Cell: (908) 477-1466
Home: (908) 851-0363                                                                   
Email: jimrag75@verizon.net    

CLICK TO VIEW A SAMPLE INSPECTION REPORT
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