Buying a home can be intimidating, but it’s also an incredibly exciting time. In order to ensure a home is sound, secure, and ready for your family, it’s crucial you schedule a thorough home inspection before finalizing purchase. Here’s why:
Buyer’s Home Inspection Benefits
- A quality home inspection clearly explains the conditions of the many parts of the home and provides you value information that can help you in closing negotiations.
- A home inspection can help make you aware of costly problems, necessary repairs, and potential problems with the home.
- If you attend the inspection, which I highly encourage, you will learn the location of vital home components, shut-off valves, and other important elements of the property.
What a Home Inspection Includes
A 5 By 5 Home Inspection includes a complete examination of all all visible and accessible areas of the home required by the Wisconsin Standards of Practice. When you attend the inspection, I will personally guide you through what I am doing and where important features are located.
A 5 By 5 Home Inspection includes the following:
- Overview of potential problem areas to provide a thorough picture of the home’s condition.
- Identification of existing and potential safety hazards.
- If you are present, a real-time explanation of where key home components are located.
- An easy-to-understand electronic report of all findings.
- Radon testing available.
Home & Property Components Covered During Inspection
Congratulations! Your offer to purchase has been accepted!
Now, it’s time to get a home inspector. The inspection process is an important step in your home buying decision, and it has the potential to give you a stronger negotiating position along with peace of mind. At 5 By 5 Home Inspection, I follow the Wisconsin Standards of Practice and inspect all the major components of your home. I am committed to meeting and exceeding your expectations, and I strongly feel that you will be satisfied with your home inspection and report. Your inspection includes, but is not limited to:
Roofs: Type of roof coverings, roof drainage systems, flashings, skylights, chimneys, roof penetration, and signs of leaks or abnormal condensation on building components.
Exteriors: Type of wall claddings, flashings/trim, entryway doors and at least one window per side of a dwelling unit, garage doors, decks, balconies, stoops, steps and porches including railings, eaves, soffit/fascia, grading, drainage, driveways, patios, walkways, and retaining walls that abut the dwelling unit.
Plumbing systems: Interior water supply and distribution system, interior drain waste and vent systems, hot water systems, including water heating equipment, fuel storage/distribution systems, and sump pumps.
Electrical systems: Service entrance conductors, service equipment, grounding equipment, main overcurrent device, main distribution panels, amperage and voltage ratings of the service, and branch circuit conductors.
Interiors: Walls, ceilings, floors, steps, stairways, balconies, railings, counters, all sinks, base cabinets, random sample of doors and windows, separation walls, ceilings/doors between dwelling unit, and signs of water penetration into building.
Heating Systems: Heating equipment and distribution systems, normal operating controls and energy source, automatic safety controls, exterior surfaces of chimneys, flues and vents.
Central air conditioning: Cooling/air handling equipment, and normal operating controls.
Insulation and ventilation: The presence or absence of insulation in unfinished spaces, ventilation of attics and foundation area, kitchen, bathroom and laundry venting systems.
I offer a thorough, top-quality inspection covering the entire home from roof to basement, inside and outside. I offer flexible scheduling, after normal business hours and weekends, to work around your busy routine. After the inspection, you will be presented with an electronic report that meets or exceeds the Wisconsin Standards of Practice and that is electronically delivered within 24 hours. (Hard copy upon request). I will gladly answer any questions you may have.
Ready to schedule your inspection? Contact me today!
5 By 5 Home Inspection, LLC
Servicing Southeastern Wisconsin
CALL OR TEXT (414) 531-5295
Welcome to 5 By 5 Home Inspection, LLC. I'm Joe Chitko, and I look forward to helping with your home inspection. I service customers throughout Southeastern Wisconsin, including Oak Creek, Franklin, Muskego, New Berlin, Brookfield, Caledonia, Wind Point, Mount Pleasant, Sturtevant, Pleasant Prairie, Wind Lake, South Milwaukee, Cudahy, Hales Corners, Greenfield, Greendale, West Allis, Waukesha, Butler, Vernon, Mukwonago, Waterford, Menomonee Falls, Sussex. If you do not see your area listed, please call me. I am a proud veteran owned business and take pride in the work I do and the value that I provide.