Home Inspections in Lynn, 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.
Introduction to Lynn, Massachusetts
The city of Lynn is located on the North Shore of Massachusetts, about 10 miles northeast of Boston. Principal highways servicing the city include Massachusetts State Highways 1A, 107 and 129, although the city is also adjacent to Interstate I-95 and U.S. Route 1. The city was named after the town of King’s Lynn, England, the original home of the Lynn’s first minister, Samuel Whiting. Although originally an agricultural and fishing community, Lynn developed a thriving shoe industry based on the leather shoe making proficiency of its early residents. Incorporated as a town in 1631, Lynn became a city in 1850. In 1892, the city’s Thomson-Houston Electric Company merged with the Edison Electric Company to form the General Electric Company, whose jet engine division remains a major employer in the city today.
Lynn has adopted the nickname “City of Firsts”, in reference to the fact that the city lays claim to the following “firsts”:
- In 1629 Lynn became the site of the first tannery in the United States.
- A Lynn resident (Lydia Pinkham) was the first woman to use her image to sell a product (a vegetable compound).
- The first electric trolley in Massachusetts ran from Lynn in 1888.
- In 1912, the first air mail delivery in New England was made in a flight from Saugus to Lynn.
- The nation’s first jet airplane engine was built at Lynn’s General Electric plant in 1942.
- Lynn astronomer Maria Mitchell was the first woman inducted into the Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Attractions in and near Lynn
Lynn is home to Lynn Woods, one of the largest municipal parks in the United States. The park spans over 2,000 acres ideal for biking, hiking, and cross-country skiing. Lynn Heritage State Park, home of the Lynn Museum, is the host site for many city festivals and events. There are also many historical sites in town, including the Mary Baker Eddy House, former home of Mary Baker Eddy, founder of the Church of Christ, Scientist, who purchased the edifice in 1875 and lived there until 1881. Lynn is also home to a professional baseball team. The North Shore Spirit belong to the Canadian-American Association of Professional Baseball (CanAm League), which is not affiliated with Major League Baseball.
A Complete Home Inspection
- Exterior home inspection (walls,trim,grading)
- Porch, patio, balcony and deck home inspection
- Roof, flashing, and chimney home inspection
- Structural integrity home inspection
- Interior (walls,floors,ceilings,windows)
- Attic home inspection (including ventilation)
- Basement home inspection (water seepage)
- Heating system home inspection
- Cooling system home inspection
- Plumbing system home inspection
- Electrical system home inspection
- Termite (VA) home inspection (add’l fee)
- Radon testing (add’l fee)
- Water analysis (add’l fee)