What to Expect

You or someone acting for you, makes the initial contact. 

After answering any questions you may have, I will gather information from you such as the homes address, size, age and your contact information.  Then we will need to set a date and time for the inspection.

Please be prepared to be present for the inspection.  It is not a requirement, but it is highly recommended.

If you are not present, I will need to have you read and sign a standard pre-inspection agreement form.  Payment options can be discussed in the event you are not able to attend the inspection.

If you are present for the inspection, I will have you read and sign the pre-inspection agreement form.  Payment is usually collected at the end of the inspection unless other arrangements have been made.

A normal inspection will take 2 to 4 hours including talking over the report findings at the end.  You are encouraged to walk along with me as I do the inspection.  This will allow you to see first hand and ask questions along the way.  Many people over the years have opted to come toward the end of the inspection.  In this case we will go back and look at note worthy issues so that you don't miss important information.

My inspection report will be emailed to you. If you do not have email access, I will provide a single copy for you. You may want to give a copy to the  realtor, bank etc., but I can only give copies with your permission. I cannot legally share inspection information without your permission.

I only offer recommendations of necessary repair or replacement of damaged or worn items.  I do not make the repairs myself. 

The inspection is performed at or above State standards as required by the State of Wisconsin.

This is not a code inspection.  This is a trained and detailed evaluation at the house and its components to judge if there is damage, defects, health concerns etc. that need to be addressed.

An inspection is not a warranty or a guarantee against problems arising in the future. An inspection is to find existing problems.

Think of the inspector as a "General Practitioner." He/she is trained to have general knowledge about all areas so that more common issues can be recognized and discussed. If, however, there are specialized problems that are out of the general field he/she has enough training to recognize the problem and then recommend further evaluation by an expert that specializes in that area.

Sample Forms