WHAT TO EXPECT (Please read)
We want to take a moment to introduce ourselves and review a few items prior to your Home Inspection.
For your home inspection, please review and fill out the 3-page contract form below and sign at the lines and X, after you feel comfortable and knowledgeable.
The inspection cannot be performed without your review and signature and the return of the agreement prior to starting the inspection.
We will need to know if you are attending or not, or arriving towards the end of the inspection.
Below are the WI State Standards for Home Inspections and our contract based upon those standards. These two forms outline What Is and What Is NOT inspected clearly.
We are always available for questions, as we want you to feel comfortable with the process and any answers to your questions have all been met fully.
The inspection process is a visual one only and random testing of many items, ie doors, windows, outlets…. The inspection, is in no way is an engineering report or in any way technically exhaustive and limited to the WI Standards for Home Inspection outline.
When an issue is located, to make a more full determination an inspector will commonly recommend an evaluation by an expert like an, engineer PE, plumber, electrician, roofer for a exacting idea of what the issues all are and a pricing for their correction and or stabilization. We are Issue Spotters, looking for the curious, unconventional and unusual.
When an issue or curiosity is located, we may indicate how large an issue it might be, but we do not in any way do we give estimates or a determination for repairs or construction.
There are always items that need attention or repair. Smaller items are noted for your knowledge, but are not Real Estate items for repair by the seller typically. Larger items of Safety or high cost repairs are noted as a Significant Issue.
An evaluation for repair with a financial determination will typically be needed to be performed for your knowledge and negotiations within the constraint Home Inspection Contingency time period in your Purchase Agreement.
Are there any special issues or items you would like for me to focus on while there at the inspection?
We always request to review the Property Condition Report and any other related items, estimates or reports available. Items or issues might include basement foundation and or drain tile work, chimney, roof and the like, if there is any related paperwork, notations, reports or information that would be good to review.
Like you, we depend upon and rely upon the Condition Report for a long term historic report and knowledge of happenings, incidences, seepage and repair history. This is especially important, typically since the owner have been in the home for years, and we are there a few hours.
Know we are available to you, please feel free to ask questions now and after the inspection. Happy to assist anytime!
Owner & Milwaukee Area Home Inspector