Frequently Asked Questions about our Home Inspection Services
Advanced Inspections LLC answers your top questions about pre-purchase, pre-listing, buyer, seller and home warranty inspections.
What is a home inspection?
A home inspection is the evaluation of a dwelling’s overall condition by a licensed professional. We observe and report on visible and apparent conditions with any systems or components that do not function as intended or adversely affect the habitability of the home on the day of the inspection according to a strict SOP (Standards of Practice).
What a home inspection is not?
A home does not pass or fail an inspection. Our inspection report only details the physical condition of the home showing components and systems that may need major repair or replacement at the time of the inspection, it is impossible to predict future conditions. A home inspection should not be considered a home warranty nor an appraisal and does not determine a home’s market value.
What will I receive after my inspection?
Within 24 hours of a completed home inspection, clients receive an easy-to-follow report that includes a summary of any major defects or repair recommendations, with accompanying images and instrument validations.
What does your home inspection include?
Our inspection report for pre-purchase, pre-listing and home warranty inspections covers a thorough review according to the InterNACHI SOP for the following systems: roof, exterior, basement/foundation, heating & cooling, plumbing, and electrical. Also included is an assessment of the attic, fireplace (if present), visible insulation, ventilation, doors, windows, and general interior condition.
What advanced technologies and tools do you use to inspect my home?
We rely on using specialized home inspection software along with professional-grade tools that include: a drone quadcopter, high-resolution thermal imaging camera, gas leak detector, moisture detector, IR thermometer, inline pressure gauge, and when a part of your report, a lab-certified CRM passive radon detector.
Do homes need radon testing?
We advise homeowners and buyers to consider radon testing. Radon is an odorless, gaseous highly radioactive gas that is present at elevated levels in nearly 1 in 4 homes checked. Radon exposure is the No. 1 cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and causes over 21,000 deaths annually. Radon testing identifies whether a home’s radon levels pose a health risk and requires a radon mitigation system.
Should I be present during the inspection?
Absolutely, we recommend that homebuyers, homeowners and agents attend to get the most value from the inspection. Homebuyers can observe the inspection and ask questions as the inspection takes place. Many homebuyers find talking with inspectors gives them a solid understanding of the home’s condition and how to maintain it.
How much does a home inspection cost and really what’s the benefit?
Home inspection fees will vary in price depending on the size, complexity and location of the home. In Wisconsin’s Lake Country, near Pewaukee, Hartland, Oconomowoc and Delafield, you should expect to pay for a quality inspection and report. Protecting your investment and making sure everything in the house is functioning properly with no major defects before purchasing a home is a real peace of mind.