Schedule an Inspection 262-224-9143
Schedule an Inspection 262-224-9143
A home inspection is a visual examination of the physical structure and major interior systems within your Mequon home. A home inspection is like a physical exam by a physician, it should not be confused with an appraisal, building code inspection, guarantee of any kind or an insurance policy.
Your home inspection will be performed by a certified home inspector who will visually review the readily accessible exposed portions of the home, including the roof, the attic, walls, ceilings, floors, windows, doors, basement, and foundation as well as the heating/air conditioning systems, interior plumbing and electrical systems for potential problems. Note: A home inspector is not able to or required to point out every small problem or any invisible or latent defect of a property. It should be understood that when purchasing a property there are certain risks and a home inspection is limited in its scope and depth.
No house is perfect, so even if the home inspection reveals problems it doesn’t mean you should or shouldn’t buy the house. The inspection will identify problems and potential problems, and give you an idea of how close a system is to the end of it’s useful life. For example, the report may indicate “There was nothing found wrong with the 13 year old water heater, which has an average useful life of 15 years.” It provides you the information needed to make further decisions about the house, such as the water heater is working now but we need to budget to replace it in the next 2-5 years. If you already are a homeowner, a home inspection can identify problems in the making and suggest preventive measures that might help you avoid costly future repairs. If you are planning to sell your home, a home inspection can give you the opportunity to make repairs that will put the house in better selling condition
A Home Inspection is to educate the homeowner about the general condition of the property. We will point out potential structural and mechanical issues, discuss maintenance concerns, and identify fire, health, and safety issues. A home purchase should not be negotiated and finalized without real knowledge of the condition of the entire house, including the many systems and parts of the home. A thorough, accurate home inspection will provide the buyer with the vital information they need to make an informed decision about the purchase. The inspection will identify the current condition of the key aspects of the home, including but not limited to the age, condition, and expected life of the roof, furnace, A/C, and water heater, condition of the foundation and structural system in the roof, and the rating and condition of the current electrical and water service. With this information, the buyer will be better prepared to make the final purchase decisions.
Home purchases are some of the largest investments one can make so having a qualified, licensed home inspector at GEM Home Inspections who will thoroughly examine the Mequon home can significantly reduce your risk. Home inspections will key in and provide an analysis of any potential fire hazards, and home safety and health risks.
Home buyers should plan to attend the home inspection, to make sure they can identify any of their questions or concerns. During the inspection and after, we will go over many of our findings and recommendations to ensure you have a thorough understanding of what might be wrong, why, and what you should do about it. We can also provide a wealth of information on routine maintenance required to keep your house in good condition and give you some piece of mind.
✦ Grounds and Exterior
✦ Building Foundation
✦ Exterior Walls and Siding
✦ Roof Coverings, Flashings and Gutters
✦ Roof Structure
✦ Insulation Quality
✦ Garage and Garage Door
✦ Visible Interior and Exterior Plumbing ✦ Heating and Air Conditioning
✦ Water Heater
✦ Interior Condition of Home
Having a home inspection performed prior to putting your Mequon house on the market will enable the buyer to correct any items they desire to help ensure their house is “buyer ready”, and avoid any surprises during the negotiation process. The seller will be better able to provide full disclosure about any defects and, if making the report available to buyers, will give buyers greater piece of mind prior to making their initial offer.