A home inspection is a professional, objective, visual examination of the condition of a home. Home buyers and sellers view inspections as a way to gain valuable information about one of the biggest purchases or investments of their lifetime. It helps them to determine whether there are any major defects or system inadequacies.
In most cases, home inspections are performed after a sales contract has been accepted, although home inspections can be completed at any time; with the home owners permission. The inspection can usually be arranged within a week to ten days. The home buyer may attend the inspection but it is not required. It also represents an excellent opportunity for the prospective buyer to ask questions about the home or to discuss potential changes or specific concerns.
Home inspections also highlight the positive aspects of a home. In fact, when you work with Bob Lunda, many of his observations or recommendations may help to dispel anxieties the buyers may feel. Bob will provide useful repair suggestions, or simple change ideas.
The home inspector’s service to the buyer or seller is primarily one of education. The goal of the inspector is to provide the purchaser or owner with a better understanding of the physical condition of the home in order that they can make a well-informed decisions. It is also the inspector’s role to keep his findings in perspective for the buyer and seller. After the inspection is completed, a typed computerized report will be prepared for the customer, documenting the results of the inspection.
Bob’s reports can be emailed if you find that more convenient.
The home inspection should not be confused with an appraisal, a municipal code inspection, an environmental audit, or a warranty of any kind.
A complete home inspection will cover all of the major accessible systems of a house, including structure, exterior, roofing, electrical, heating, cooling (not in colder months), visible insulation, plumbing and interior.
A single family residential home inspection is typically $295-$345 (up to a 2,000 sq. ft. home). The price will increase slightly for homes over 2,000 sq. ft. Additional fees may apply for: additional garages, out-buildings, or homes with multiple furnaces, water heaters, mechanical devices and/or items that require additional time. Please call or email for details.
Re-inspection fees start around $75 depending on location and time (return trip charge)
Inspection fees can vary somewhat depending on the home size, age, condition and location.
Please call (920) 960-4686 to schedule or Book online .
Radon gas is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas. You cannot see, smell or taste radon gas. When you breathe air containing radon gas you increase your chances of getting lung cancer. In fact, the US Surgeon General has warned that radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today; cigarette smoking is the number one cause.
A simple 48-hour test can determine radon levels in your home, for about $100 (with an inspection).
A Sun Nuclear Radon Monitor www.sunnuclear.com is used to record radon gas levels each hour for about 48 hours. This radon gas test is a “short term” test that only and reflects radon gas levels at the time of the test only. The monitor used is calibrated regularly and the test conforms to US Gov. and EPA standards. A report is issued to the customer showing the radon levels each hour and the average level for the time period tested.
There is an abundant amount of information on the web regarding radon gas. A few web sites you may consider are:
Radon gas testing is available and costs between $100 – $135 (with an inspection).
Without an inspection the fee is $125-$155 (additional fees may apply for travel)
Re-inspection fees range from $50 to $100.00 depending on location and time (return trip charge)