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Home Inspection

pdf Sample Inspection Report (PDF)

pdf Sample Pre-Inspection Agreement (PDF)

pdf Standards of Practice (PDF)

What to Expect:

Appointments will be setup at a convenient time for all parties involved.  A Pre-Inspection Agreement will be sent to you to explain pertinent information before the upcoming inspection.   Inspections typically take between two to three hours and include a detailed inspection of the property and a written report sent to you that day.  We always encourage you to accompany us during the inspection to learn more about the property and to ask questions as they arise.

What You Will Get:

You will receive a comprehensive pdf report that includes photos including thermal imaging and a free subscription to Homebinder which will be e-mailed directly to you following the completion of the inspection.   Payment for the inspection is done after the completion of the property inspection.

Appointment Services

Infrared Inspection   (Included free with a Home Inspection) FREE
Home Inspection (0 – 3000 Sq. Ft.) $350.00
Home Inspection (3000 – above Sq. Ft.) $400.00
Condo Inspection $300.00
Duplex or Commercial building NUP
Radon Test – With Home or Condo Inspection Purchase $100.00
Radon Test – Test Only w/o Home or Condo Inspection Purchase $125.00
Home Inspection – Additional Outbuildings $99.99

Why should I test my home for Radon?

Radon EquipmentRadon is widely believed to be the second leading cause of lung cancer. Therefore, the EPA and the Surgeon General recommend testing for radon in the lowest level of a building in which a resident would reside.

Radon has been found in homes all over the United States. Any home can have a radon problem. On average, one out of every fifteen U.S. homes have a problem. The only way to know whether or not your home has a radon problem is to test for it.

According to the city of Madison’s website, 1 in 3 homes tested in Dane County had levels of radon that are considered unsafe. While the national average indoor radon level is 1.3 pCi/L, the average indoor level in Dane County is 3.8 pCi/L.

Who can test a building for Radon?

EPA recommends that you hire a qualified professional to test for radon when you are buying or selling a home. Some states require radon measurement testers to follow a specific testing protocol. If you hire a contractor to test your residence, protect yourself by hiring a qualified individual or company.

You can determine a service provider’s qualifications to perform radon measurements or to mitigate your home in several ways. Check with your state radon office. Many states require radon professionals to be licensed, certified, or registered. Most states can provide you with a list of knowledgeable radon service providers doing business in the state. In states that don’t regulate radon services, ask the contractor if they hold a professional proficiency or certification credential.

Wisconsin is a state in which there is no regulation for radon accreditation but Wolf Home Inspection LLC is accredited through NRSB to meet your needs.

For more information regarding radon, please see A Citizen’s Guide to Radon or watch this short two minute video Radon Video.

Map of Radon Zones in Wisconsin based on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) data

Infrared Thermal Imaging

inside-header-bg20170116_072142Infrared imaging provides important information relating to otherwise inaccessible areas of a residential building. Infrared detects extremely small but crucial differences in temperature from one area of a house to another. These temperature variations show up on the camera’s view screen as “cold” or “hot” spots, which reveal hidden problems that often cannot be detected in the course of a traditional visual inspection. These problems may include:

  • Faulty wiring, breakers and fuses
  • Hidden moisture intrusion
  • The moisture sources of mold
  • Pipe and duct work leaks
  • Roof and ceiling leaks
  • Foundation cracks
  • Heat/energy loss
  • Structural concerns
  • Missing insulation
  • Ventilation problems
  • Moisture associated with termite nests
  • Rats, mice and other pests

Why Perform Infrared Home Inspections?

Combined with traditional home inspection techniques, the infrared inspection method reveals substantially more of the house than can be perceived by the naked eye and conventional inspection tools. Many things can’t be seen with only a flashlight.

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