Home Inspector – Long Island

Picture of a Nassau County home inspection reportAre you looking to buy, or sell, a house in Long Island, New York, and need a quality home inspection?

Great! You’ve come to the right place.

We can connect you to our experienced and certified home inspectors. Long Island is a great place to settle down, and our team can give you a hand in making sure you pick a property in excellent conditions.

Plus, we service both Suffolk & Nassau Counties. We’ve also helped thousands of home-buyers (and home sellers) and have completed home inspections all the way from Montauk to Manhattan, New York!

So wherever you are in Long Island, we’ve got you covered.

Look, buying a home in will probably be the most significant investment you ever make.

You need a Nassau & Suffolk County home inspector you can count on.

Why Choose Us to Perform Your Home Inspection Services?

Always Guarding You has been in the home inspection business for decades. We are a sought-after home inspection company providing services to clients in Long Island, New York. Our team has the certifications, latest technology, and resources to perform a thorough home inspection service.

Well, aside from being professional & certified, we are NYS licensed inspectors and our home inspectors in Long Island, NY also have a heavy construction background which gives them insights a general specialist probably won’t have. We always provide a detailed inspection report that will give you everything you need to know.

Every Long Island home inspection professional in our team is detailed, knowledgeable, and a true professional. Their experience in real estate inspections is unquestionable. They will take action within 24 hours and deliver you the home inspection service you need.

Whatever the situation is, our specialist will be able to hand you a detailed report right before you make that big decision.

Furthermore, our professional Long Island home inspection services are available 7 days a week, Monday to Sunday. Buying a house is spontaneous, and we understand that you might need our company to give you a hand.

We highly recommend that first-time home buyers call one of our best Long Island home inspectors to perform inspection and testing. Termites could be invading the property you are eyeing to buy.

If you are worried about the costs, fear not, as our rates for inspections are reasonable. The home inspection process we observe is of high quality, and we guarantee 100% service without putting a hole in your pocket.

Home Inspections on Long Island That You Can Trust

Picture taken during a home inspection in Suffolk County

We take pride in the fact that our Long Island home inspection company provides just about every service you need.

Always Guarding You works on a new home or any property that needs renovation. If you have limited knowledge about home inspections and their coverage, you should contact our professionals and give us your address. We will send our inspector to check on your new home and hand in you the detailed report right the next day.

Our Residential Inspection Services Include:

  • Termite inspection
  • Exterior
  • Interior
  • Roof
  • Structural
  • Commercial building

Areas We Serve:

  • Nassau County
  • Suffolk County
  • Brooklyn
  • Queens
  • NYC

Here’s the deal:

Our goal is to provide you with as much information as possible about the home you are thinking of buying. Leave the Long Island home inspections to our knowledgeable specialist. As we are on call, you can schedule our services on weekends. We are fine with Saturday 8 pm, or Sunday 8 am (or even earlier).

We want you to put your head on your pillow at night, knowing EXACTLY what you are getting into, which includes the good and the bad.

What is the checklist for a home inspection?

A home inspection is an essential part of buying and selling a house, and it’s a comprehensive survey performed by licensed inspectors in Long Island, NY for a home buyer or a seller. The primary purpose of this process is to ensure that the property you plan to buy or sell is in good condition, has been looked at by an experienced inspector, and you not only have a written report but a thorough report in order to make an informed decision. Every home inspected by us is done by a true professional and we’re with you throughout the whole process.

To ensure that you get a thorough Long Island home inspection report and do not miss anything, we have listed below a checklist to serve as a guide if you decide to self inspect your new home before making that purchase. We highly recommend you hire experienced and high skilled professionals in Long Island to do the job for you.

Exterior Inspections

Doors and Windows

Aside from the termite inspection, our inspector should ensure that frames and trim are secured. There should be weather stripping (properly latched), installing thermal windows and caps, no condensation inside double-paned windows, etc.


There should be no standing water, and the drainage should be in excellent condition. Residential inspectors should also look into possible leaks, moisture, cracks (home driveways, walkways, landscapes), etc. If there is a wood material used, a termite inspection is necessary. Thermal imaging cameras should be utilized for thorough home inspections.


Check on shingles, gutters, chimneys, etc. Make sure there is no damage or missing parts. Excess cement for roofing and patching is a no-no.

Outside Structure (walls, foundations, paints)

Our Long Island home inspectors check structural components for visible foundations for cracks, so is aluminum siding, bricks, etc. For wood materials, contact is discouraged as this can result in rotting or termite growth. We also provide complimentary termite inspection services with all our home inspections. Check on wall stains, blistered paints, etc.

Interior Inspections


Part of the thorough home inspection report is the condition of the sump pump systems, leak detection, and possible moisture. Any evidence of water flooding or moisture on these elements can lead to mold growth, and no one would want that.


Ventilation systems should always be checked in Long Island, NY especially. Electrical wires should be contained, while plumbing and exhaust should be extended to the roof. Checking on roof stains, decay and damage are also necessary.

Crawl space

Inspect for insects and moisture. Check on water and waste pipes – make sure they are adequately insulated. Adequate ventilation is a must.

Electrical and Plumbing

Check on electrical splices and wires. They all must be in good condition and not exposed. Cables should be secured and attached correctly. Plumbing-wise, the inspector must check on visible pipes. The report must indicate possible leaks, damage, etc. Water testing is also recommended. Mechanical systems need to be looked at as well (not only in commercial properties).

Kitchen, Bathrooms, Bedrooms

The installed exhaust should be working. Flooring (tiles) should be intact, and so as the walls. Leaking and moisture should be identified, and water flow in functional areas should be tested.

This is not an exhaustive checklist, and we still recommend that you speak to our home inspection specialist to conduct thorough residential home inspections services and run the reports for you.

Inspection Questions & Answers

We want to take some time to answer the most common questions regarding our services.

What’s the average cost of home inspection on Long Island?

This is a difficult question to answer without knowing specifics. That said, our prices typically range from $395-$595, depending on the size of the home or building. If you are just in need of a termite inspection, the cost would be less.

Is it recommended that “we” the client are present during the inspection?

Yes. We will do a full walk-through of the entire property with you, and during our visual inspection process, we will mention everything that we see to you. We also encourage you to write down any questions that you might have to answer all of them and address them in our comprehensive report.

What’s the difference between an engineer vs. a home inspector?

To tell you frankly, it is the cost. You will pay up to 3x as much for a professional engineer to come in, conduct thorough home inspections, and generate reports.

When will our report be provided?

Our turnaround time is typically 24 hours. We are also proud to say with confidence that our reports have been said to be among the best in our industry. We take our time on each one, and they are detailed and descriptive with pictures and in-depth & accurate information. We make sure you have everything you need.

What’s the first step to scheduling an inspection?

The first step would be to call in, get a free consultation and schedule a tentative date for your home inspection. During the consultation, we would ask for the location of the house you’re looking to get inspected and how many bedrooms and bathrooms. We will finally give you a custom quote before we finally schedule the date and dispatch our licensed home inspector. Then, provided everything is fine from there, we will set up a time to meet. Our scheduling is fast & easy.

Do you offer free quotes?

Yes. We offer free quotes, and we want to make sure that you know what you are getting into when you call us for our professional home inspection services.

What are your qualifications:

When you’re searching online for “home inspector in my area” or “Long Island home inspections,” look no further. We’ve got you covered.

Our professional home inspectors in Long Island are knowledgeable and highly skilled. Plus, we are licensed by the state of New York and certified by ASHI and InterNACHI.

We hope that we’ve answered some of your questions within this FAQ section; however, as I’m sure you can imagine, it’s hard to cover everything in one short piece of content.

Serving Long Island, New York and Beyond

Have questions?

We’d love to answer them. Please call us at (516) 350-5504 or fill out the form at the top of this page and let us prove to you why we’ve been voted one of the top companies in our area (with the reviews to prove it!)

Schedule an appointment with our Long Island home inspection experts today!

For more information on rules and regulations visit: American Society of Home Inspectors

For more information on the region we cover visit: Long Island

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