Frequently Asked Questions

 What does a home inspection include?

Our inspection includes a thorough examination of your prospective new home's structure, foundation, furnace and A/C, electrical, plumbing, siding, shingles, windows, sump pump, attic, appliacnces and more.  We will also walk you through your new home and answer any questions you may have.

 What is radon?
 What is the benefit of a pre-inspection?
 Should I have an inspection on a new home? 
 Should I be present at the inspection?

Radon is a naturally occuring, odorless, tasteless gas that comes from underground decaying uranium.  The EPA states that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer and it is prevalent in the upper midwest.  The EPA, Surgeon General & National Cancer Institute, among others, recommend that all home buyers test for radon.  If high levels of radan are present, mitigation is possible.

Having an inspection done before you put your home on the market will set you apart from others in the same price range.  A pre-inspection will also minimize surprises during the negotiation process.  Having an inspection report available to prospective buyers will distinguish you as an open and honest seller.  Let an inspector of your choice work for you, rather than allowing the buyer to decide who will inspect your home.  This decision could save you money and headaches in the long run.

Yes, we strongly recommend inspecting new homes.  City inspectors do check the current code requirements, but we do a thorough 2-3 hour inspection answering any questions you may have.

You are urged to attend the inspection and accompany the inspector during the examination of the building.  The information you gain from this will be of great value to you.  We will also teach you how to use your appliances such as the fireplace, whirlpool tub, etc.