Good Counsel Home Inspections, LLC
100 East Chestnut St,
Clayton, NJ 08312
John J. Hare
Home Inspector Lic. #24GI00143100
Commercial Pesticide Applicator Lic. #58228B
InterNACHI ID #NACHI16020714
Radon Measurement Technician Certification # MET13499
Hours:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

8:00am – 7:00pm

8:00am – 7:00pm

8:00am – 7:00pm

8:00am – 7:00pm

8:00am – 7:00pm

8:00am – 5:00pm

8:00am – 5:00pm

© 2018 by Good Counsel Home Inspections, LLC.

Home Inspection Services Pricing

  • Home Inspection Only - $460
  • Home Inspection, Termite & WDI Inspection - $499
  • Home Inspection, Radon Testing - $560
  • Home Inspection, Termite & WDI Inspection, Radon Testing - $585
  • Detached Garage - Add $40
*Houses over 3500 SqFt will be assessed individually.
 Single Family/Townhome up to 1,500 SqFt Inspection Pricing
  • Home Inspection Only - $350
  • Home Inspection, Termite & WDI Inspection - $379
  • Home Inspection, Radon Testing - $440
  • Home Inspection, Termite & WDI Inspection, Radon Testing - $469
  • Detached Garage - Add $40
Condo and Mobile Home Inspection Pricing*
  • Home Inspection Only - $285
  • Home Inspection, Termite & WDI Inspection - $310
  • Home Inspection, Radon Testing - $375
  • Home Inspection, Termite & WDI Inspection, Radon Testing - $399
  • Detached Garage - Add $40
*Townhomes are excluded from condo pricing, Condos must be under 1500 SqFt
Other Individual Services
Radon Testing NJ Only - $125

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All my home inspection services include:

  • Thorough inspection of the home including roof, exterior, electrical, heating, cooling, insulation, ventilation, interior finishes, structure, plumbing, heating, garages or carports to the home, and more.@ 

  • Professional digital report supplied to you in PDF form for easy distribution

  • Combustible gas leak detection

  • Moisture testing where there is visible evidence of moisture

  • Outstanding customer service and attention to detail

  • Over 10 years experience inspecting homes, accident sites, and commercial properties.

  • In depth investigation of crawl spaces and attics so long as I can squeeze in.

  • Testing of appliances and fixtures.

  • Fast Turnaround

  • Convenient appointments 7 days a week

Home Inspector Lic. # 24GI00143100

Commercial Pesticide Applicator Lic. # 58228B

Radon Measurement Technician Cert. # MET13599

@ Please inquire about multiple outbuilding pricing.

Radon Testing & Termite Inspections Only Offered in NJ

Single Family/Townhome Inspection 1,500 to 2,500 SqFt
  • Home Inspection Only - $395
  • Home Inspection, Termite & WDI Inspection - $399
  • Home Inspection, Radon Testing - $485
  • Home Inspection, Termite & WDI Inspection, Radon Testing - $489
  • Detached Garage - Add $40
Single Family Home Inspection over 2,500 SqFt*

Home Inspections

My home inspections are intended to inform you of the general conditions of the home through a visual, non-invasive, professional, unbiased expand examination of the home’s major components as required by N.J.A.C 13:40-15. I perform my home inspections as if we were buying the home, but without any blinders on. My inspections are followed up with a thorough digital report. If you have any questions after reading the report, you are more than welcome to give me a call.

 

What to Expect on Inspection Day

 

If you choose to attend your inspection, which I recommend, you will likely be there for 1.5 to 4 hours depending on the size of the home and how many issues are found. As the inspection takes a while I recommend you come prepared with something to drink and entertainment if necessary. If you are attending, I will bring a copy of the pre-inspection agreement which is required by the state. If you aren't coming, you need to let me know so that we can take care of everything electronically prior to the inspection.

You are more than welcome to follow me during the inspection and ask any questions.  If you desire, we can also do a walk-around to highlight our findings. If you choose to not accompany me on the inspection, I will do my best to let you know about serious issues as they come up.

On site you will not be issued a written report. Once the inspection is complete, I write your report on professional home inspection reporting software back at my office. Your report will be completed and delivered to you electronically as a pdf via email.

Items Inspected Include

 

  • Waste Plumbing

  • Sump Pumps

  • Permanent Plumbing Fixtures

  • Water Heaters and Boilers

  • Electrical Service Drop

  • Electrical Distribution of the Home

  • GFCI and AFCI Circuits

  • Smoke and Carbon-Monoxide Detectors

  • Fireplaces

  • Insulation

  • Ventillation

 

  • Roof, Gutters and Downspouts

  • Skylights, Vents, Chimneys, and Other Roof Penetrations

  • Roof Structure

  • Siding, Exterior Doors, and Windows

  • Porches, Patios, Decks, Balconies

  • Driveways and Walkways

  • Stairs, Ramps, Handrails and Guards

  • The Drainage and Grading of the Property

  • Retaining Walls Affecting the Home

  • Safety Issues

  • and More

  • The Heating System

  • The Cooling System, HVAC

  • Supply Plumbing

  • Means of Egress to the Home

  • Garages, Carports and Garage Doors

  • Floors, Walls and Ceilings

  • Crawlspaces

  • Attics

  • Basements

  • Appliances

  • Foundation and Structure of the Home

 

​Home Inspector License # 24GI00143100

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Termite & Wood Destroying

Insect Inspection

I offer thorough non-destructive visual termite & WDI inspections. These inspections search for

 

  • Termites

  • Carpenter Bees

  • Carpenter Ants

  • Wood Boring Beetles

These inspections can only be included with home inspections and are not available independently. Termite & WDI inspections are performed alongside home inspections and take little extra time because home inspections are extremely thorough and detailed in any case. This inspection comes with the NPMA-33 report as is typically required by mortgage companies.

Commercial Pesticide Applicator # 58228B

 

Radon Testing

 
What is radon, and how does is it get into my home?

Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, radioactive gas that is naturally produced from the decay of other natural radioactive elements in the earth. Being a gas, radon rises to the surface on its own. For this reason, radon is present everywhere, and we breathe it all the time at very very low levels outside. In the home, radon build up to much higher levels than outdoors by entering through the lower levels of the home, water sources, or installed finishes and construction, and becoming trapped by the structure. This can expose residents and guests to higher levels of radon. Breathing in radon and more importantly it's radioactive decay products at higher levels over time can lead to the development of radon-induced lung cancer which according to the EPA may cause as many as 20,000 deaths each year in the USA. 

What Can Be Done About Radon?

 

Systems can be installed in a home to mitigate or reduce high radon levels and make the home safe, but first you have to know its there. 

Radon Measurement Technician Cert. # MET13499

What is the Testing Process?

 

Once you contact me we set up a time to start the test, sign a contract, and I drop the test off. Between 2 and 4 days from the drop off time I will go pick up the test. 2 days is the minimum required testing period by law. 4 days is the maximum limit on the type of test I use. After the test is picked up it is shipped to a laboratory with which I am affiliated. This laboratory is licensed by the State of New Jersey to read the radon test kits. This is the actual testing part. Once the test is read or processed by the lab, the result will be sent to me and I send it to you with commentary. This whole process usually takes about 4 to 10 business days excluding holidays and unforseen circumstances beyond my control.

Please understand that the laboratory is a separate company which does not answer to my company and my company has no input on the operations of the laboratory. 

The laboratory currently used by my company is 

RA Data in Flanders, NJ.

Are You at Risk?

According to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection high levels of radon have been found at every “radon potential tier”, and every home is at risk of having high radon levels. For this reason the NJDEP recommends that every home be tested. You can check the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection radon potential map to see radon for any area of New Jersey.