Purchasing a new home also means buying that home's problems. With a pre-purchase home inspection you can see exactly what you're buying. Problems discovered during the inspection could allow you to renegotiate to offset the costs of repairs — potentially saving you thousands of dollars. We'll even help you become familiar with the property.View Detailsa
Sometimes selling your home can be just as much of a roller coaster as buying one. Getting a pre-listing home inspection can help ensure a quick and smooth transaction. You can enter the selling process with confidence that there won't be any nasty surprises. You'll also avoid delays, which could last for weeks or even months.View Details
Home warranty inspections, also called 11th-month warranty inspections, are typically performed before a new home's 1-year anniversary. An end of home warranty inspection is a great opportunity to fix problems from faulty workmanship or materials — problems the builder should be accountable for. Many items we find are difficult to notice and could become a major safety or financial concern over time, leaving you to deal with the mess.Schedule Now
An annual home maintenance inspection will help to identify potential problems before they can become major financial or safety issues. With a trained eye, we know where and how to look for problems that might go unnoticed for years. A home maintenance inspection covers common problem areas including the roof and attic, basement and foundation, grading and drainage, electrical systems, water heating systems, and much more.Schedule Now
Whether you're experiencing problems with a specific item, or you need to have a component inspected for an appraisal, we have you covered. An individual component inspection will give you the information you need, without inspecting the entire property. Common component inspections include water heaters, foundations, roofing, furnace, air-conditioning, and more.Schedule Now
Protect your business with a commercial building inspection. We offer inspections on many commercial properties such as apartment buildings, industrial buildings, office buildings, retail spaces, restaurants, and more. We'll uncover valuable information regarding the structure and foundation, roof, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, pavement systems, and more.Schedule Now
Radon is a naturally produced, radioactive gas — and the second leading cause of lung cancer, behind cigarettes. Radon gas can enter your home through the foundation and collect in the basement. A radon test will help to protect your family by checking for hazardous concentrations. If levels are too high, then a radon mitigation system should be installed.View Details
We are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) to perform full chimney sweeps/inspections, following the comprehensive standards defined by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). We are fully qualified to inspect your fireplace and chimney to help keep you and your family safe from chimney-related fires, carbon monoxide, and more.View Details
Clothes dryers cause thousands of fires in the United States every year, and the leading cause is a failure to clean out the dryer vents. If your dryer isn't drying your clothes by the end of a normal drying cycle, then that could be the first sign of a problem. Protect your family and your home from the fire hazard of filthy dryer vents.View Details
All of the air in your home passes through the air ducts, which can collect dust, debris, and allergens with the potential to cause health problems and discomfort. Our air duct cleaning service can restore natural air quality to your home, along with improving the efficiency of your heating and cooling system.
We're licensed as an FAA Part 107 Drone Operator. Drone technology allows us to get an excellent view of the roof, a major concern when buying a home. In addition, we are also able to provide high-resolution aerial photos of the property and home, either as part of the inspection or for your own personal use.
Check faucets and showers, looking for visible leaks as well as testing water pressure. Identify the types of pipes used, if visible. Identify the location of the main water shutoff valve.
Identify the type of wiring, test all outlets and make sure there are GFCIs installed where needed to protect from electrical shock. Inspect the electrical panel for safety issues and fire hazards.
Determine the age of the furnace and air conditioner, whether or not they function properly, and possibly recommend repairs or maintenance.
Determine the age of the water heater and check for proper installation. We can also determine the condition and possibly give an estimated remaining life span of the unit.
Check for proper ventilation. A poorly ventilated dryer exhaust can be a serious fire hazard.
Test smoke detectors and ensure that the garage wall, if present, has the proper fire rating and is undamaged. Also check the fireplace for proper installation and maintenance.
Check for visible leaks, properly secured toilets, proper ventilation to prevent moisture related issues, and more.
If possible, check for structural damage and proper ventilation. Also check insulation and ensure that nothing is ventilated directly into the attic, such as the bathroom.
Check for damaged or missing siding, cracks, and excessive soil contact which can be an invitation for pests.
Check for possible foundation failure, indicated by cracks or settling.
Check to ensure that the ground slopes away from the house, which prevents water from entering the house or causing damage to the foundation.
If accessible and visible, check for roof damage or poor installation that may allow for water penetration as well as checking the condition of the gutters.
Test the garage door for proper functionality, check for proper ventilation to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, and check for risks of explosion from ignition sources too close to the floor.
Do you have unanswered questions? Or are you ready to schedule your inspection? Either way, we look forward to hearing from you.
The Humble Home Inspector provides professional home inspection services in Milwaukee County, Waukesha County, Ozaukee County, Washington County, Sheboygan County, Fond du Lac County, Racine County, Kenosha County, Jefferson County, and Walworth County. Not sure if that's you? Give us a call at (414) 412-2637 or send us an email.