ServicesDuring the home inspection, I will be collecting data and will prepare your Home Inspection Report with easy-to-read details on:
- The condition of every major component from the roof to the basement
- Major and minor deficiencies
- Any major expenditures necessary
- What to watch out for
- Helpful home maintenance tips
- Safety concerns
- And much more
A home inspection is a visual process where all of the items typically used within a home are tested and/or operated to verify proper operation or installation. Doors and windows are opened and closed, roofing materials inspected, air-conditioning and heating systems operated. The Inspector will fill the sinks and tub(s), run the shower(s), and flush the toilets. All the while making notes on the condition and operation of the components tested. Upon completion a report will be distributed to you. To add even more value to this service, we can now offer a 120 Day Limited Warranty with the Pre-Listing Inspection. Ask your inspector for more details.
Move In Certified Program (Pre-Listing Inspections)
Listing inspections are very good for the homeowner who may not be in tune with the condition of their home. A great many sales are cancelled due to the buyer's shock at the "functional condition" of the home. It may look great, but have serious technical, safety, or functional issues present without the owner's knowledge. Having the home inspected prior to placing on the market is the ideal way to identify and either repair or disclose the issue found in the Inspection Report. Obviously, repairing the items would be the most beneficial towards completing the sale. However, there may be financial reasons where the owner can't make the repairs. Disclosing them up front and pricing the home based upon that disclosure will often times produce a higher net sales price for the owner.
You can't see it, smell it, or taste it, but breathing air containing Radon increases your risk of getting lung cancer. The EPA and Surgeon General of the United States Have warned that Radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer. It is important for you to know the radon levels in your home. Ask the seller for their radon test results. If the home has a radon-reduction system, ask the seller for any information they have on the system, including when it was installed. Vital Home Inspections LLC, uses an electronic Radon detector made by Sun Nuclear that will log the hourly levels during the test and eliminate the need to send samples to a lab for analysis which speeds up the process so the real estate transaction is not delayed. Be sure and ask about Radon testing and radon-reduction systems when you book your appointment so we can give you the best service. For more information about Radon, there is some good information from the EPA here, and you can search for Wisconsin indoor radon test results by zip code below.
Pre-Warranty Expiration Inspections
Warranty inspections are performed during the 11th month of your 1-year Builder Warranty. The inspection will be performed to verify that proper building techniques were used and that the various components of the home were properly installed. You will be presented with a completed report at the end of the inspection along with digital photos taken as needed for inaccessible areas.
I know that having to relocate can be very stressful. By choosing Vital Home Inspections LLC, I will work closely with your agent to keep that to a minimum. You will receive a digital version of your comprehensive report as well as a printed copy in a binder. The digital version allows you and your agent to view the report without being in the same office, and the binder version makes it easy to use reference. Another service is the ability to execute our Inspection Agreement online, no printing, faxing, or scanning. Recently, the option to be able to pay with credit card via Pay Pal has been added, to make it easy to complete the transaction. I will go over the details of the report with you at your convenience so you understand some of the maintenance issues versus items that require more attention, as well as any recommendations that you might have to make your new home more energy efficient, safer, and easier to maintain. Add all that in with the 90 Day Limited Warranty and the Recallchek, and you will see why Vital Home Inspections is the relocation specialists in Southeastern Wisconsin.
Investor Property Inspections
Includes Multi-Unit HousingInvestor property inspections are performed prior to purchase as well as periodically during ownership. Pre-purchase inspections are performed to identify defects prior to taking ownership to negotiate repairs or price adjustments which reflect the condition of the property. Periodic inspections for properties currently in your portfolio would ensure the identification of needed repairs following say a long term tenant's departure. Long-term tenants sometimes neglect to mention repairs and/or abuse the property during their tenancy. Identifying those problems early is the key to profitable ownership.
New Construction Inspections
New construction inspections are performed at the completion of construction, but prior to your final walk through with the Builder's Customer Service Representative or Superintendent. It is always a good idea to verify that utilities (gas, water, and electric) have been turned on, either by you or the Builder depending on the Builder's policy. The inspection should be scheduled just a day or two before you final walk through with the Builder. This will ensure that most, if not all, last minute items have been completed prior to your inspection. At the conclusion of the inspection a completed report will be distributed to you.