I recommend that you discuss your situation with a good general home inspector and yes, I have several that I will suggest. They can clarfiy the services they can provide, and recommend others based on your needs/goals. I think a tank "sweep" will require a specialist and the inspector can recommend one. As far as lead paint, the inspection can be costly, but here too, the inspector can guide you. I'd also suggest pest/wood destroying insects - inspector will have an exterminator he uses or may have a license himself. And also ask about radon, if you've got a basement, good idea, especially if it will be used as living/storage space.
The inspector will clarify options, costs, and make suggestions.
My suggestions, in no particular order - my clients have had good experiences with them all:
1. Garden State: David Haigh 1-888-775-1414 www.GSInspectors.com
2. Land America: Al Perette Scheduling 1-800-285-3001 www.Inspectech.com
3. Academy Home Inspection: John Leddy 908-752-4842 www.AcademyHomeInspection.com
Good luck to you!
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