Home Inspections in Boston, MA

My name is Wayne Czybora. I started Bonafide Home Inspections back in 1994 with the goal of providing a superior home inspection so homebuyers can feel good about moving into their new home. Prior to that, I was an exterminator for 7 years and have retained my pest license ever since. This experience comes in handy when looking for signs of insect damage, as insects can cause significant damage to a house. It is highly unlikely that you will find another home inspector with that much experience in pest control (if any at all) along with that much experience in home inspections. Now, I'm not just talking about having a pest license. I'm talking about having the actual experience as an exterminator. Anyone can get a pest license.

If you want to find some of the best home inspectors in MA and NH, you really need to do some research. There's nothing worse than moving into a house and then realizing that you need to sink $20,000 into it right away, all because of an incompetent home inspector.

First, go to the State's Board of Home Inspectors' website and make sure the inspector's license is still valid. Second, check the inspector out at the Better Business Bureau. Check for complaints and read any reviews that may be posted. And don't just go for the cheapest home inspector. In this business, oftentimes you generally get what you pay for. Whatever you're spending for that house, it's a lot of money and searching for a home inspector with a “bargain hunter's” mentality is definitely not the right approach. Hope to hear from you soon.

 

Services That We Offer:

 

Exterior Drainage & Grading Inspection

This is an important part of a home inspection, as water is a home’s “worst enemy”. I am also inspecting the gutters and downspouts to ensure they are taking the water far enough away from the structure.

House Exterior & Structural Inspection

I’m checking the walls/siding, fascias, rake boards, soffits and windows. I’m also checking the structural integrity of the building.

Porch, Deck and Balcony Inspection

Inspecting for structural integrity and safety. Inspecting underneath, as well (if possible).

Roof, Flashing, & Chimney Inspection

Checking the condition of the roofing material (ie: shingles, etc.). Also inspecting vent pipes, exhaust vents and skylights.

Attic Inspection

Ensuring structural integrity of the roof. Making sure the attic is properly vented. Checking for signs of water penetration. Inspecting chimney (if present) and making sure there is an adequate amount of insulation.

Walls, Floors, Ceilings, Doors & Windows Inspection

The State regulations only require that we operate one door and window per room. I go well beyond that.

Kitchen Inspection

State regulations do not require us to inspect appliances. I inspect and operate dishwashers, ranges, microwaves and trash compactors.

Bathroom Inspection

Inspect and operate all toilets, sinks, tubs and showers, checking for leaks and proper functionality. Also inspect any exhaust fans.

Basement Inspection

Ensuring structural integrity, looking for signs of water penetration and also inspecting bulkheads.

Heating System Inspection

Inspect and operate all boilers, furnaces and air handlers. Making sure each room has a heat source. Inspection of oil tanks is not mandated by the State but they are certainly included in my home inspection.

Cooling System Inspection (weather-permitting)

Inspect and operate all cooling systems (ie: condensors, compressors, evaporator coils, heat pumps, etc.).

Plumbing System Inspection

Inspect and operate all plumbing fixtures. Looking for leaks in supply and drainage pipes everywhere . Ensuring there are no clogged pipes (backups). Water heaters are inspected, as well.

Electrical System Inspection

Extremely important part of a home inspection from a cost standpoint, as well as safety. Inspecting all electrical panels. Ensuring proper grounding of electrical system. Inspecting all visible wiring throughout the building for loose and/or exposed wires. The State regulations only require us to check one outlet per room. I go way beyond that.

Termite Inspection

I am actually looking for any kind of insect damage (ie: termite, carpenter ant, etc.) My 7 years (previous) experience as an exterminator along with my 18 years experience as a home inspector simply cannot be matched. If you or someone you know has more experience than me in each of these two fields (and can prove it) then I will gladly remove this claim.

Water Analysis (add’l fee)

This test is highly recommended for any house with well water. I can test for up to 26 items in
the water (ie: bacteria, lead, iron, etc.).

Radon Testing (add’l fee)

If there is a finished basement or if you plan on finishing it, then this test is highly recommended. There are also other situations that would constitute performing a radon test.
 
 

Any Questions?
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Boston, MA

Introduction to Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, also known as “Beantown” or “The Hub”, is the 24th largest city in the United States with a population of nearly 600,000 people. The Boston metropolitan area is the eleventh largest in the United States with a population of over 4.4 million people, according to U.S. census estimates. It is the largest city in Massachusetts and New England (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut), and the capital of the The Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Boston is located on the eastern Massachusetts coast, at the mouth of the Charles River which separates Boston from Cambridge, and is on Boston Harbor. The Boston Metropolitan area is home to many Fortune 500 company headquarters, including well-recognized names such as Raytheon, Staples, TJX, and EMC. The Boston economy is founded on the education, healthcare, finance, and technology (information technology and biotechnology) industries. Some of the nation’s most well-regarded teaching hospitals are based in Boston, including Massachusetts General Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Boston is also home to mutual fund giant Fidelity Investments.

Boston is one of 11 U.S. global cities (world city or world-class city) and is ranked a “Gamma World City” by the Globalization and World Cities Study Group & Network (cities get ranked as Alpha, Beta, or Gamma World Cities).

Boston is a city of neighborhoods, from Allston to Roxbury, with the Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, the North End, and more in between. Each has its own unique character, history, and charm. Boston is physically a relatively compact city and it is a good walking city. It is relatively easy to walk from one of the neighborhoods all the way to the Boston waterfront on Boston Harbor.

Boston Arts and Culture

Boston is a major center for arts and culture. Boston offers museums, the performing arts, and much more. Some of Boston’s more notable museums include:

For patrons of the performing arts, Boston has many wonderful attractions. Some of the more notable include:

The Boston area also plays host to numerous festivals every year, including First Night Boston, the Boston Arts Festival, the Boston Blues Festival, the Boston Wine Festival, Boston Harborfest, the Boston Pops 4th of July Concert and Fireworks, St. Patrick Day Parade, and much more.

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