Home Inspection Company Adds Radon Testing - Madison to Monroe Wisconsin Area Home Inspection Expert

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March 26, 2013 - PRLog -- Home inspections can be stressful – but they're important for these reasons:
• Home inspections make the buyer aware of repair, maintenance, and energy costs.

• Home inspectors will uncover safety issues like radon, carbon monoxide, and mold.

• A good home inspection will reveal illegal additions or improperly installed elements.

• Some buy property in an as-is condition; this means the seller isn't prepared to fix a thing. This doesn't mean that you shouldn't buy – but you should know what you're in for – a thorough home inspection provides the necessary details.

• A home inspection may play a role in obtaining home-owners insurance.

• A good home inspector will tell you how best to maintain the home.

• If many problems are found, an inspection report can detail needed repairs, resulting in negotiating a price-reduction.

• Many people want radon testing; I have equipment & certification for radon.

Radon is a special issue:  Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer and virtually anyone is at risk.

According to Wisconsin Radon Information, "Between 5-10% of homes in Wisconsin have radon levels above the EPA guideline of 4 pCi/L for the year average on the main floor. Every region of Wisconsin has some homes with elevated radon levels."

How does radon get into my house?  Radon enters the home in this way:  as air in the house heats, it rises and leaks out of attic openings and around upper floor windows, creating a small suction at the lowest level of the house. That suction pulls radon out of the soil and into your house through tiny cracks in your foundation.

If radon examination of your home exceeds safe levels, the homeowner can rectify the situation.  According to Dennis Friske of Sandy Rock Home Inspection Company in Barneveld Wisconsin, "Thankfully, there are effective ways of keeping radon from entering your home. For example, a qualified contractor can typically remove excessive radon for a typical cost $800 to $2,500."

Sandy Rock is independent; we’re not emotionally attached, and we’ll tell you exactly how we see things. We are fully insured and licensed: State of Wisconsin License: 2545-106

If too many problems are found and the home has lost it’s appeal, a home inspection report provides the buyer’s last opportunity to get out of the offer.

Here are the most frequently asked questions regarding getting a home inspection:

What Is A Home Inspection?

An inspection is a visual examination of the structure and systems of a building. If you are thinking of buying a home, condominium or mobile home, you should have it thoroughly inspected before the final purchase by an experienced and impartial professional inspector.

What Does An Inspection Include?

A complete inspection includes a visual examination of the building from top to bottom. I’ll evaluate and report on the condition of the structure, roof, pests / dry rot, foundation, drainage, grading, plumbing, heating system, central air-conditioning system, visible insulation, walls, windows, and doors.

When Do I Request An Inspector?

 after you've had your offer accepted by the seller.

Can A Building “FAIL” The Inspection?

No. A professional home inspection is simply an examination into the current condition of your prospective property. It is not an appraisal or a municipal code inspection.

What If The Report Reveals Problems?

If the inspector finds problems, it does not mean you shouldn't buy it. A seller may be willing to make repairs because of significant problems discovered by the inspector or a price concession.

If The Report Is Favorable, Did I Really Need An Inspection?

Yes. Now you can complete your purchase with peace of mind about the condition of the property and its equipment and systems.

Can I Inspect The Building Myself?

Even the most experienced building or homeowner lacks the knowledge and expertise of a professional inspector who has inspected thousands of homes. An inspector is equally familiar with the critical elements of construction and with the proper installation, maintenance and inter-relationships of these elements.

What Will The Inspection Cost?

The inspection fee for a typical single-family house varies and depends on age and size of the home. However, the cost should not be a factor in the decision whether or not to have a physical inspection.

Should I Attend The Inspection?

Yes. By following me through the inspection, observing and asking questions, you will learn about the new building and get some tips on maintenance.

It’s Brand New…What Could be Wrong?

No home, regardless of how well it is constructed, is completely free of defects. Buying a home will likely be the biggest investment of your life. You want to know exactly what you're getting.

The Municipal Code Inspector Already Approved It!

Often the builder/developer will state the home has been built to “code” and that it was inspected at different stages and signed off by the local jurisdiction. However, building codes are frequently “minimum in nature” — that is, the primary intent of building regulations (codes) is to provide reasonable controls for the construction, use and occupancy of buildings. Inspectors are not concerned with workmanship as long as all the systems and components in a new home meet minimum code requirements; a home inspection will provide you with valuable information.

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Sandy Rock Home Inspections is INDEPENDENT, certified, licensed, insured, experienced, Owner-operated company for rural Wisconsin.

Because we're independent, it means we work for you (not the realtor or home-owner or anyone else). We provide an unbiased report on the condition of your potential new home.

Denny Friske owns Sandy Rock Home Inspectors and received training at (AHIT) American Home Inspection Training Institute (http://www.ahit.com/index.htm) that has over 30+ years in the building trade industry.

Our company is fully insured and licensed:  State of Wisconsin License: 2545-106

Sandy Rock is an independent home inspection agency in South Central Wisconsin. Sandy Rock LLC is owner-operated by home inspector Dennis Friske. Sandy Rock's comprehensive home inspection reports arm clients with information, including optional radon testing, to assist them in making the most significant financial investment decision of their lives.

Sandy Rock Home Inspection does home inspection in these area communities:

Dodgeville, Platteville, Mineral Point, New Glarus, Monroe, Mount Horeb, Madison, Southwest Wisconsin.

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