Ten Most Frequent Problem Areas Your Home Inspector Company in Madison Wisconsin Should Consider

Hiring a Licensed home inspector in Dodgeville, Platteville, Mineral Point, New Glarus, & Monroe, Mount Horeb, or Madison Wisconsin can translate into big savings when you purchase your new home.
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MONROE, Wis. - March 17, 2013 - PRLog -- Hiring a Licensed home inspector in Dodgeville, Platteville, Mineral Point, New Glarus, & Monroe, Mount Horeb, or Madison Wisconsin can translate into big savings when you purchase your new home.  Identifying major defects before you sign a contract can render a reduced selling price or require the seller to fix issues at their cost.  

Sandy Rock Home Inspections is an independent and accredited home inspection agency in South Central Wisconsin owner operated by Dennis Friske.

Our comprehensive inspection covers the Ten Most Frequent Problem Areas Your Home Inspector Company in Madison Wisconsin Should Consider:

1.  Roof Damage  

Roof leakage, caused by old or damaged shingles or improper flashing is a frequent problem.  Sandy Rock Home Inspection of Spring Green Wisconsin will answer these questions:

Is the ridge (peak) sagging or is it straight and level?

Is the roof sagging between the rafters or trusses?

Are there any signs of deterioration of asphalt shingles (curling, warping, broken edges, rounded corners, slits) becoming wider that normal?

Is there loose flashing at the chimney, roof-to-wall connection or elsewhere?

Does the wooden roof deck appear rotten or delaminate under the last row of shingles?

Are there any roof vents visible and if so, what shape are they in?

Are there large trees hanging over the home?

2.  Chimney Issues

Is the masonry cap cracked or broken?

Are any bricks flaking or missing? Mortar missing?

Is the chimney leaning?

How is the overall stability?  

Any obstructions within the chimney?

3.  Improper Surface Grading/Drainage and Foundational issues:

Improper grading, drainage & foundation problems cause many problems.

Sandy Rock Home Inspection of Green County will answer these questions:

Are there any cracks, flaking or damaged masonry in the foundation?

Are there any water markings and efflorescence (whitish, chalky substance) on basement walls?

Are there any bowing, bulging or other irregularities in the foundation?

Any signs of insects or pests?

Any soft mortar visible?

Is the property lower than the street or neighboring properties?

Is the ground graded to allow for adequate water dispersion?

Are gutters working and extended away from the foundation?

Is there between 6-8 inches of the concrete foundation visible?

4.  Exteriors

Sandy Rock Home Inspection of Barneveld Wisconsin will answer these questions:

Is the caulking and/or weather-stripping adequate?

Is there any missing mortar?

Are bricks flaking or cracking?

Is the siding loose, missing or rotten?

Is the paint deteriorated?

Does the siding appear new? Does it hide the foundation wall?

Are any Exterior walls bowed, bulged or leaning?

5.  Improper Electrical Wiring

Many home inspectors reveal insufficient electrical service to the house, inadequate overload protection, and amateur, often dangerous, wiring connections.

Sandy Rock Home Inspection of Mount Horeb Wisconsin will answer these questions:

Why type, style and age of electrical system systems.

What size and age of electrical service - are the outlets grounded?

Is visible wiring in good condition?

Have there been any electrical upgrades like ground fault interrupt (GFI) outlets in the bathrooms and kitchen?

6.  Heating System

Sandy Rock Home Inspection of Middleton Wisconsin will answer these questions:

What type of heating is used?   How old is the unit?  When was it last serviced?  Does it properly vent?  What type of response does it have?

7.  Plumbing

Sandy Rock Home Inspection of Rock County Wisconsin will answer these questions:

Is there an existence of old or incompatible piping materials, as well as faulty fixtures and waste lines?

Are all fixtures secured?

Are there any cracks in the fixtures?

Are tiles and caulking in the tub/shower area sound and in good condition?

Are faucets working? Do they leak? Sufficient water pressure?

Is there any staining and rot under the counter-tops?

Any mold and water damage due to leaky or improper plumbing?

8.  Windows and Doors  

Sandy Rock Home Inspection of Middleton Wisconsin will answer these questions:

Do all windows open and close properly with a good seal?

How old are the windows?

Are windows and doors free of rot around the sills and have all screens intact?

Do all doors open and close properly with a good seal to prevent extra heating and cooling costs?

9.  Poor Ventilation

Many homeowners have “over-sealed” their homes resulting in excessive interior moisture. This can cause rotting and premature failure of both structural and non-structural elements.

Sandy Rock Home Inspection of Dane County Wisconsin will answer these questions:

Are bathroom vents sufficient to pull moist air from room quickly?

Does hood vent over stove have enough power to suck odors efficiently?

Are there signs of mold or mildew?

Has the home ever been tested for radon – the leading cause of lung cancer after cigarettes?

10.  Poor Overall Maintenance

Even novice homebuyers notice poor overall maintenance cracked, peeling, or dirty painted surfaces, crumbling masonry, makeshift wiring or plumbing, broken fixtures, dirty appliances.

When a home lacks even the most basic of maintenance, it’s a clear sign that bigger issues loom and a detailed home inspection is merited.

Sandy Rock Home Inspections of Dane County http://sandyrockinspections.com 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 that has over 30+ years in the building trade industry.

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

We're licensed for home radon testing and radon inspection.

Sandy Rock Home Inspection does home inspection in these area communities: Dodgeville, Platteville, Mineral Point, New Glarus, Monroe, Mount Horeb, Madison, Southwest Wisconsin, Rock, Green and Dane County.

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