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Home Inspection

A home inspection is a visual inspection of all the systems and components that make up a home both interior and exterior. The anticipated life expectancy of these components will be evaluated. A quality home inspection will identify any deficiencies as well as health and safety issues that are present.

Attic
  • Structural components
  • Insulation
  • Ventilation
  • HVAC ductwork
  • Vents
  • Electrical
Alan inspecting attic with flashlight in hand.
Exterior
  • Siding materials
  • Soffit & fascia
  • Gutters
  • Trim
  • Doors
  • Windows
  • Vents
  • Patios
  • Retaining walls
  • Walkways
  • Driveway
  • Grades - water drainage
Plumbing & Fixtures
  • Water pressure distribution
  • Sinks
  • Faucets
  • Bathtubs - whirlpool
  • Showers
  • Toilets
  • Drains
  • Sump pump
Inspector examining plumbing under sink.
Interior
  • Floors
  • Walls
  • Ceilings
  • Cabinetry
  • Kitchen appliances
  • Stairs
  • Railings & banisters
  • Doors
  • Windows
  • Smoke detectors
  • CO detectors
  • Exhaust fans
  • Bathroom heater
  • Dryer vent
  • Structural integrity
Decks & Porches
  • Structural integrity
  • Railings
  • Steps
An inspector under an exterior deck checking for structural integrity.
Garage
  • Roofing
  • Structural integrity
  • Electrical
  • Garage door
  • Garage door opener
  • Garage door safety features
Electrical
  • Service entry
  • Main panel & sub panels
  • Grounding system
  • Switches
  • Outlets
  • Lighting
  • Fixtures
  • Ground fault
Home inspector Alan examining an electrical panel.
Heating & Cooling
  • Heating mechanicals
  • A/C
  • Thermostat
  • Duct work
  • Gas pipes
  • Water heater
  • Venting
Townline inspector with furnace cover off, checking for gas leaks.
Fireplaces & Chimneys
  • Firebox
  • Damper
  • Flue
  • Hearth
  • Hearth extension
  • Chimney structure
Inspector Alan checking to see if gas fireplace is working properly.
Foundation
  • Slab
  • Basement
  • Crawl space
  • Framing
  • Sub-flooring
  • Structural components
Inspector taking a photo of an unattached pipe in a crawl space.
Roof
  • Roofing materials
  • Flashing
  • Valleys
  • Chimneys
  • Vents
  • Skylights
  • Gutters
  • Downspouts
Townline inspector on roof examining chimney and flashing.

There are many variables in estimating the cost of a home inspection such as the square footage, age of the home, number of out buildings, and whether the inspection will include a radon test. An old home takes longer to inspect than a new home. I will be happy to provide a free quote for your home.

Request a free quote:
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Yes, I encourage you to be present as this is an educational opportunity for you. As I go through the inspection, I will explain what it is I am looking for and point out any concerns. Proper maintenance will also be discussed. Questions are very welcome.

Alan pointing out a problem to a customer at the inspection site.

An average home of 1000 to 1500 square feet will take anywhere between 3 to 4 hours. A smaller home will take less time, a larger home more. An older home generally takes longer than a newer home.

To schedule an inspection, please phone or email:
920-299-1619 Email
Information Needed:
  • Your name
  • Inspection address
  • General facts about the home such as square footage, age, number of bedrooms and baths
  • Whether you need a radon test (this is usually stated in the offer to purchase).
  • Your real estate agent's name and phone number
  • Your email address
Next Step:
  • I will contact the real estate agent or seller to confirm the inspection date.
  • You will receive a home inspection agreement via email.
  • You will receive an invoice via email. You have the option to pay online using your credit card or you may pay in person at the inspection site. Townline accepts credit card, cash or check.

Townline uses an electronic format so that you can receive your report via email within 48 hours of your inspection. If you have no provision to receive an electronic report, you will receive a paper copy within two to four postal days from your inspection.

Radon

  • Radon is a naturally occuring gas that is produced by the decay of radium in the soil. This gas can accumulate in enclosed areas and is odorless.
  • Prolonged exposure to high levels of radon has been linked to lung cancer.
  • One in ten homes in Wisconsin have unsafe levels of radon.
  • Radon levels can be measured by the use of special detection equipment.
  • Wisconsin.gov/radon is an excellent source for information on radon.

Testing is the only way to know your home’s radon level. There are no immediate symptoms that will alert you to the presence of radon. It typically takes years of exposure before any problems surface.

Yes, high radon levels can be reduced by an effective and reasonably priced mitigation system.

Townline uses advanced radon measurement equipment that provides accurate, on-sight results. There are no delays waiting for lab results. The radon monitor must remain in the home for 48 hours. You will have your radon report within three days from the time the monitor is placed in the home.

The radon report will be sent via email. If you have no provision to receive an electronic report, a paper copy will be sent by U.S. mail.

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