Thorough Home Inspections
With Your Interests in Mind
As a certified and licensed home inspector, I’ve helped my customers see their future homes more clearly. Call to find out what I can do for you.
Every Inspection Is
Performed by Me
When you hire Good Counsel Home Inspections, you don't play inspector roulette. I am the only inspector and I handle the entire inspection process. I will never outsource your inspection to another inspection company. I only offer services I am licensed and/or certified to perform.
Done With Integrity
My inspections and my reports are only for your benefit. I don't do soft reporting or sugarcoat my findings. I also strive not to make things sound worse than they are. Selling/unselling you the home isn't my job. I guarantee you that you will receive my Honest Opinion 100% of the time.
Done At Your Convenience
It can be hard to get away from your job to attend a full home inspection. That's why I offer home inspection appointments every day of the week with start times as early as 9 AM and as late as 4 PM.
I provide you with a neatly organized digital report complete with lots of photos and explanation. This way its easy for you to understand, use your report, and explain to others too.
Reported on as Quickly as Possible
I know you're on a schedule. That's why I guarantee fast turnaround. Your inspection should't hold you up. Digital reporting gets the report to you fast and lets you distribute it quickly as needed.
Services I Provide
Radon is a radioactive gas that is naturally produced within the earth. This can build up inside the home and can increase the risk for lung cancer. According to the EPA, radon may cause as many as 20,000 deaths each year in the USA. I am a licensed radon tester in New Jersey, and can test your home for radon gas to help you evaluate your risk. These are standard minimum 48 hour tests.
I perform my home inspections as if I were buying the home myself, but without blinders on. Pretty much everything that makes up the home, is attached permanently to the home, or is permanently installed in the home (for example appliances) is inspected. I take lots of photos and wrap all the information up in a digital report.
I offer thorough non-destructive visual Termite & WDI inspections. My inspections are performed to the highest standards and always include the NPMA-33 report form typically required by mortgage lenders. Inspections search for termites, carpenter bees, wood destroying beetles, carpenter ants and more. This service is currently offered only with a home inspection.
I could not be happier about picking Good Counsel Home Inspection to do the home inspection for the home that I would like to buy. Mr. H. arrived before I did, explained concerns and offered information about home repairs on replacements needed.
John is extremely thorough and excellent at his craft. He was very reasonably priced and by far exceeded all of our expectations. He sent us 143 page report on our home inspection that uncovered some major issued we had to address.
This is the parent of the buyer. We were very satisfied with the job done by this company. We will certainly use them again since this home did not work for my daughter . My husband and myself are thinking of moving to the area in the near future and we will call upon them again.
Beckett, Clayton, Gibbstown, Glassboro
Mullica Hill, National Park
Newfield, Oak Valley
Paulsboro, Pitman, Richwood, Swedesboro
Turnersville, Victory Lakes, Wenonah, Westville
Williamstown, Woodbury, Woodbury Heights,
Aura, Avis Mills
Barnsboro, Bells Lake, Berryland, Billingsport
Blackwood Terrace, Blue Bell, Bridgeport
Broad Lane, Buckingham Village
Cecil, Cedar Grove, Centre City, Clarksboro, Colonial Manor,
Cooper, Cooper Village
Creesville, Cross Keys, Dilkes Mills, Dilkesboro
Downer, Downstown, Elsmere, Ewan, Fairview,
Ferrell, Forest Grove, Franklinville
Friars Landing, Fries Mill, Garden City, Gardenville,
Good Intent, Grand Sprute,Green Tree, Greenfield Heights,
Green-Fields, Grenloch Terrace, Harding, Hardingville,
Harrisonville, Hurffville, Iona, Janvier
Jefferson, Jericho, Leonards, Lincoln, Malaga
Mantua, Mantua Grove
Mickleton, Mount Royal
New Brooklyn, New Sharon
North Woodbury, Nortonville, Ogden
Paradise, Parkers Landing
Parkville, Piney Hollow
Plainville, Porches Mill
Prossers Mills, Red Bank, Repaupo
Rulon Road, Salina, Sewell, Sherwood West, South Westville
Star Cross, Sunset Beach, Thorofare, Tomlin, Verga, West End
Westcotville, Westville Grove
White Swan MH Park
Wolfert, Woodbury Gardens
What does a home inspection include?
Exterior doors & windows
Sidiing, wall cladding & flashing
Roof including skylights, vents, chimneys etc
Gutters & downspouts
Porches, patios, decks, balconies & other appurtenances
The drainage & grading of the property as it affects the home
Retaining walls affecting the home
Garages, garage doors & carports
The heating system
The cooling system
Permanent plumbing fixtures
Water heaters & boilers
GFCI and AFCI circuits
Electrical service drop
Other permanently attached appliances
Home structure including foundation & framing
Basements, crawlspaces & attics
Floors, walls & ceilings
Stairs, ramps, handrails & guards
Other visible safety issues
How do I schedule an appointment?
You can call me at
How long does the inspection take?
Inspection length varies based on the size of the home and what types of issues are found. The more issues, the longer the inspection takes. Inspections typically last 2 to 4 hours for single family homes and town homes. Condo inspections are usually 1 1/2 hours or less.
Do I have to be at the inspection?
You don't have to be at the inspection, but it is recommended that you attend.
What forms of payment do you take?
Personal Check, Cashiers Check, Cash, Credit/Debit Cards
Are you licensed?
Yes I am a licensed home inspector in the State of New Jersey. You can check my license number at the
What is radon gas?
Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas. It forms naturally from the decay of other radioactive elements, such as uranium, deep in the ground. Radon can move out of the ground into the home where it can be trapped. Radon gas has been linked to increased rates of lung cancer. Radont can be tested for.
Do you go on the Roof? in the Attic? in Crawl Spaces?
I go on most roofs, in most attics, and most crawl spaces. If there are hazards, I will do my best to inspect these areas but I may not be able to walk all roofs or enter all crawl spaces/attics.
Who will be doing the inspection?
I will be, John Hare. I am the only inspector
What is your service area?
I provide home inspections, termite &wdi inspections, and radon testing in the following counties in NJ:
What kind of tools do you use?
- 4' Level
Combustible Gas Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Carbon Dioxide Detector
Non-contact Voltage Tester
Do you do repair inspections?
I do Not perfom inspections of repairs. Further investigation of issues should be done by appropriate contractors, tradespersons, or professionals. Repairs should be made by appropriate contractors and/or qualified and licensed tradespersons under permits when appropriate.
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