Home Inspection Services in Southeast Wisconsin
As an experienced inspector, I will prepare your Home Inspection Report with easy-to-read details on:
- The condition of every major component from the roof to the basement
- Major and minor deficiencies
- Any major expenditures necessary
- What to watch out for
- Helpful home preservation tips
- Safety concerns
- And much more
After you have received your report, if you have any questions once you have looked it over please don't hesitate to call me and I will review the detailed report with you to answer any remaining questions.
A home inspection is a visual process where all of the items typically used within a home are tested and/or operated to verify proper operation or installation. Doors and windows are opened and closed, roofing materials inspected, air-conditioning and heating systems operated. The plumbing will be tested by filling the sinks and tub(s), running the shower(s), and flushing the toilets. While testing, I will be taking detailed notes on the condition and operation of the components tested. Upon completion an electronic report will be distributed to you.
Radon Measurement / Testing
Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas. You can't see, smell, or taste it but it may be a problem in your home. Radon can be found all over the U.S. It comes from the natural (radioactive) breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and gets into the air you breathe. Radonís concentration from home to home is unpredictable, neighboring homes can have very different levels of Radon which makes testing each home more important. I have passed the National Environmental Health Association-National Radon Proficiency Program (NEHA-NRPP) exam, and am waiting for the next class to be re-certified as a Residential Radon Measurement tester by the American Association of radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST). Currently I am not offering Radon testing until I complete the re-certification. You may schedule your radon test in conjunction with your inspection or as a separate service. Please call for more information on procedures or pricing.
Seller Certified Home Program
Listing inspections are very good for the homeowner who may not be in tune with the condition of their home. A great many sales are cancelled due to the buyer's shock at the "functional condition" of the home. It may look great, but have serious technical, safety, or functional issues present without the owner's knowledge. Having the home inspected prior to placing on the market is the ideal way to identify and either repair or disclose the issue found in the Inspection Report. Obviously, repairing the items would be the most beneficial towards completing the sale. However, there may be financial reasons where the owner can't make the repairs. Disclosing them up front and pricing the home based upon that disclosure will often times produce a higher net sales price for the owner.