Home Inspections in Plymouth, 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:

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
 
 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts

Introduction to Plymouth, Massachusetts

Plymouth, Massachusetts, in Plymouth county, is 34 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts. Plymouth Rock is well known for being the final landing location of the renowned Mayflower ship and the Pilgrims. “Plimoth” is the old English spelling for the community. It’s the oldest town in New England and one of the oldest in the nation. It’s situated in the “South Shore.”

Plymouth features an active port. Tourism is the primary industry for the historic town. Healthcare, technical/scientific research and telecommunications are important factors for the economy. The Atlantic coast portion features low plains and the western area has a hilly and forested landscape. Plymouth has numerous beaches. The climate is regarded as humid continental. The town has become popular with retirees and people who commute to Boston. Outside of downtown, Plymouth includes numerous distinct villages.

Plymouth History

The Wampanoag Indians, known as the Patuxet, were the original inhabitants. A terrible plague occurred in approximately 1617 which killed approximately 90% of the Indians. The plague was possibly brought to the area by the British and French fishermen. Plymouth was the last landing site for the Pilgrims and their Mayflower ship. It was the first settlement for the Plymouth Colony and served as the capital. The town was established in 1620 by the English known as the “separatists,” also called Pilgrims.

At the request of Massasoit, the Wampanoag Tribe Chief, an English speaking Indian named Squanto was a major help in teaching the Pilgrims how to produce important items, grow corn and offered fishing techniques and showed them the primary fishing locations. He was a major factor in their survival. In 1621 the well known first Thanksgiving took place with the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians. During the 19th century fishing, shipping and rope making were flourishing. The Plymouth Cordage Company was the world’s largest producer of rope and cordage products. Ship building also became a prominent industry.

Plymouth Activities

Myles Standish State Forest is popular for camping, bicycle riding, fishing and hiking and features numerous lakes and ponds. Ellisville Harbor State Park features a notable beach situated inside Cape Cod Bay. Golfing enthusiasts enjoy the local courses including the well known Waverly Oaks Golf Club, the Plymouth Country Club, Pinehills and Squirrel Run. Whitehorse, Plymouth Long, Scusset and Duxbury beaches are enjoyed by residents and visitors. The scenic Ellisville Harbor includes a barrier beach. Wale watching and deep sea fishing are popular with visitors.

Plymouth Higher Education

The town is home to Quincy College and Curry College.

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