Home Inspection Services
Radon Testing is performed either as a separate service or part of the home inspection package. The inspector will review any and all concerns that you have and use appropriate testing devices that are typically short term. In accordance with EPA and ARRST protocols the house must be under "closed home protocols" 12 hrs. prior to and during the duration of the test (48 hrs.) to give appropriate time for the testing devices to capture the radon gas. Once the test devices are picked up, they will be sent to the lab for analysis. Test results are typically available in 3-4 days.
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Well inspections will be performed as a separate service or part of the home inspection. The inspector will review any concerns that you have and perform the inspection in accordance with the State of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources laws and state statutes. This will include looking for other wells on the property, well construction reports if available and other information as it pertains.
The septic inspection will also be performed as a separate service or part of the home inspection. The inspector will review any concerns that you have and perform the inspection in accordance with the State of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources laws and state statutes. Septic inspections are limited to all of Sauk, western Columbia and northern Dane counties.
Well Water Testing
Well water sampling will be performed as a separate service or part of the home inspection. The inspector will take water samples and have lab analysis performed in accordance with the State of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources laws and state statutes.
Water tests available:
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- Total Coliform Bacteria, & Nitrates
- Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC's)
- Heavy metals (lead, copper, arsenic etc)
- Nitrate & Nitrite
- Hardness and radon in water
Home Preservation Inspection
This is a plan of inspections taken periodically over the course of 5 years to monitor the condition of the home and help prevent things from going wrong. The buyers pay a 1-time, non-refundable membership fee to join. The inspection price is fixed at a discount for 5 years. Plan members can purchase no inspections or up to 1 a year for 5 years. Must first have a regular inspection done to qualify. plan members DO NOT have to purchase any inspections at all. These inspections are performed in accordance with our regular home inspections. No shortcuts.
Investor Property Inspections
Includes Multi-Unit Housing
Investor property inspections are performed prior to purchase as well as periodically during ownership. Pre-purchase inspections are performed to identify defects prior to taking ownership to negotiate repairs or price adjustments which reflect the condition of the property. Periodic inspections for properties currently in your portfolio would ensure the identification of needed repairs following say a long term tenant's departure. Long-term tenants sometimes neglect to mention repairs and/or abuse the property during their tenancy. Identifying those problems early is the key to profitable ownership.
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.
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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 Inspector will fill the sinks and tub(s), run the shower(s), and flush the toilets. All the while making notes on the condition and operation of the components tested. Upon completion a report will be emailed to you.
New Construction Inspections
New construction inspections are performed at the completion of construction, but prior to your final walk through with the Builder's Customer Service Representative or Superintendent. It is always a good idea to verify that utilities (gas, water, and electric) have been turned on, either by you or the Builder depending on the Builder's policy. The inspection should be scheduled just a day or two before you final walk through with the Builder. This will ensure that most, if not all, last minute items have been completed prior to your inspection. At the conclusion of the inspection a completed report will be emailed to you. This is not a code inspection.
Pre-Warranty Expiration Inspections
Warranty inspections are performed during the 11th month of your 1-year Builder Warranty. The inspection will be performed to verify that proper building techniques were used and that the various components of the home were properly installed. You will be emailed a completed report with digital photos taken as needed for inaccessible areas.
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