Home Inspections in Taunton, 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 Taunton, Massachusetts
Taunton, Massachusetts is 31 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts. The Taunton River flows through the city. It’s located in Bristol county and is regarded as one of the oldest towns in the nation. Taunton is a primary regional location for commerce and transportation. The Myles Standish Industrial Park is one of the biggest in New England. The town is home to a Regional Forecast Office of the National Weather Service.
It features nine designated historic districts and more than one hundred buildings included in the National Register of Historic Places. Large homes built by prosperous industrialists in the late 19th century and early 20th century are still standing. The majority of homes in Taunton are simple wood framed homes with a vast number of them being more than 100 years old. Modern residential communities are primarily located on the periphery of Taunton.
Reed & Barton is a prominent manufacturer of silver products and is well known for its silverware. It’s one of the oldest businesses in Taunton. The city is known as “Silver City” and “Christmas City.” Semiconductor and electronics companies are significant factors for the economy.
The Wampanoags were the original inhabitants. The town was established by Elizabeth Pole in 1637. It was named in tribute to Taunton, Somerset England, the birth place of Elizabeth Pole and the former residence to the majority of the original settlers. Taunton is recognized as the first town in Colonial America to be established by a woman.
In the 19th century Taunton was also known as “Silver City,” and featured numerous silversmith facilities. During the 19th century the town was a prominent center for iron making. At this time Taunton was also a primary shipping location for transporting grain from the region’s farms to the rest of the country by way of Weir Village and the Taunton River.
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)