All homes need a fuel source to run heat and hot water. Whether it's natural gas or oil, these are some of the most important aspects of the home. Not only does the overall safety of the home depend on it, but the environment as well. Often times, this part of the inspection process is overlooked as it originates outside of the home and gives a false impression that it's handled by the utility company. Long Island is a diverse place with both oil and natural gas. You need someone who is knowledgeable in BOTH!
Our home inspectors at Investment Inspection take their time to investigate every angle of your fuel system. Having a safely operating fuel system can make all the difference in avoiding a huge disaster. Natural gas can turn into a hazard if the system has problems with it such as leaky pipes, valves, or pressure issues. It is absolutely vital that any and all problems or potential issues are addressed immediately. If the home uses home heating oil, a critical inspection is needed. With changing laws and codes involving oil tanks being above ground, it is extremely important to have an inspector who knows those laws and codes in full detail. Any oil tank issues NEED to be handled BEFORE the house purchase is closed. It should be the responsibility of the home seller and should be negotiated in contract. If you are left with an improperly installed oil tank or one with issues, YOU will be responsible for not only the cost involved with the repair or replacement of the tank, but there may be environmental clean-up costs involved. Those costs can be upwards of $20,000.
It is an absolute must to have the inspection of your oil or gas systems performed by someone who knows what they are doing and takes the time to do it right and thoroughly. Our inspectors at Investment Inspection truly do care about you and the safety of your family. Protect yourself and protect your wallet. Make sure you take the appropriate steps to protect your investment. Call us TODAY!