We understand that buying a home is one of the largest investments one will make in a lifetime. We are here to make buying a new home easier on you, to give you peace of mind and to make the buying experience a pleasurable one.
We will go through your home top to bottom and provide you with a detailed easy to read digital home inspection report. We are mindful of our customer's interests and make their concerns the basis of our business.
Best of all, our services don't end with the inspection. For as long as you own the home you can call with any additional questions. Book with us today and have peace of mind 414-429-8737
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Nearly 1 out of 10 homes in Wisconsin has high radon levels.
Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that permeates through the ground into dwelling spaces. Exposure to radon is a leading cause of lung cancer. It isn't hard to find out if you have a radon problem in your home. All you need to do is test for it.
Testing is easy and requires sampling indoor air with electronic equipment for a minimum of 48 hours.
Careful scheduling may allow for Radon results to be read at the same time as the home inspection.
New construction home inspections are performed at the completion of construction, but prior to your final walk through with the Home Builder’s Customer Service Representative or Superintendent. It is always a good idea to verify that utilities in the home (gas, water, and electric) have been turned on, either by you or the Home Builder depending on the Builder’s policy. The home 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 you moving in. At the conclusion of the inspection the completed inspection report will be gone over in detail, we will answer any questions you may have and make sure all concerns are noted in the report. You will be provided a copy of the inspection report to use during your final walk through.
Throughout the inspection we encourage participation, so we can answer any questions you may have as well as explain certain functions of the property.
The inspector will start outside by looking at the exterior, the windows, caulking, siding and foundation. We will look at the landscape to see if any areas are causing drainage problems.
The inspector will check the roof by looking at the roof coverings, chimneys, flashings, gutters and downspouts.
The inspector will take another look at the roof from the inside, from the attic, where we will look at the roof board, rafters, or trusses. We will check for proper insulation.
The inspector will go through the inside, checking the condition of the ceilings, floors and walls, checking the operation of the doors and windows.
We will do random testing of the electrical outlets, checking all outlets near water for possible safety hazards.
The inspector also will be checking for water problems such as leaking around showers and tubs. We will check to see if you have adequate water pressure.
In addition, the inspector will remove the front panel from the electrical box, making sure everything is wired properly and letting you know what kind of electrical service you have.
In the basement, the foundation walls will be inspected to see if they're plumb and to determine whether any structural weakness may need to be monitored or whether a specialist should be called in.
The plumbing also will be inspected from the basement for leaking and corroded pipes.
Upon completion of the inspection we will go through the inspection report in detail, going over any issues or concerns we may have and answering any question you may have. The report will describe the condition of the home at the time of inspection but does not guarantee future condition, efficiency, or life expectancy of components or systems.
Homes larger than 1750 square feet are an additional $.10 for every square foot over 1750
Because condo associations usually take care of the upkeep involving the roof and exterior of the building these are not items we necessarily need to inspect. We pass the savings along to you.
Duplexes or side by sides larger than 2000 square feet are an additional $.10 for every square foot over 2000
Radon testing is done using a Continuous Radon Monitor (CRM) device, It is set out for a period of at least 48 hours. Depending on scheduling and availability we may be able to read the test results during the home inspection.
Please see 'Our Services' page for more detail on New Construction Inspections
Almost all new home purchases will include a 1 year home warranty. This home warranty will cover all major/costly issues that may arise in a home. But what if you are not aware of the issue until after the warranty expires? You are out of luck, unless you got a home warranty inspection! We will come in around the 11th month and do an inspection of your property. This will help you identify anything that needs to be replaced or repaired so you can make a claim before your coverage ends.
We here at Countywide Property Inspection fully support our veterans and active duty service members. We are more than happy to offer a discount to those who are or have served our great country.