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
Member, INTERNACHI

License #:  24GI00175400
Fully Insured


Previous Experience:
Jim comes from a family of experienced contractors. His father was highly skilled in residential electric 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

Member of a Professional Organization:

Jim is a member of INTERNACHI (International Association of Certified Home Inspectors). INTERNACHI is the largest home inspection organization in the country.

In order to belong to INTERNACHI, inspectors must pass several comprehensive exams, including:   building structure, roofing, siding, plumbing, electric, heating systems, AC systems, ventilation, insulation identification, deck structure, moisture intrusion, fireplace inspection, water heaters, appliance inspection, etc.

Jim has passed all the required exams therefore he is considered by INTERNACHI to be a  CPI (Certified Professional Inspector).

In addition to passing all the required exams related to home inspection, INTERNACHI members must also follow a strict code of ethics in order to maintain their membership.  Jim certainly supports this code of ethics and is proud of his honesty and integrity in business.

Jim 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 help you to make a knowledgeable purchase of a home.

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 and gas shut-off
  • built-in kitchen appliances, cabinets and countertops 
  • condition of walls, floors and 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, and lighting
  • 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
  • bathrooms and bedrooms

 

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
  • attached and detached garages
  • 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    

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