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Inspect Karma Home Inspection Services

Milwaukee, WI
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  • Multiplex Inspection
  • High Rise Inspection
  • Condo Inspection
  • Home Maintenance Inspection
  • Builder Warranty Inspection
  • New Construction Inspection
  • Commercial Inspection
  • Home Seller Inspection
  • Home Buyer Inspection

Business Description

Inspect Karma Home Inspection Services helps owners and buyers of residential properties in and around Milwaukee. The team inspects the interior and exterior of houses, from windows and doors to gutters and drains. It evaluates the condition of heating and cooling equipment in order to identify potential causes of impending breakdowns. Additionally, the company serves commercial clients and works on condominiums and multiplexes. Inspect Karma is affiliated with the Wisconsin Association of REALTORS and InterNACHI.

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Advantage Home Inspection Services

Pewaukee, WI 53072
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  • Fire & Chimney Inspection

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Advantage Home Inspection Services is a licensed and insured building inspector that has operated in the Milwaukee area since 2002. They perform residential and commercial inspections to evaluate a building’s overall condition, and detailing the condition of its major systems. They perform pre-sale and pre-purchase real estate inspections, electronic radon testing. AHIS offers flexible scheduling and is available seven days a week.

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Amelia's Home Inspection

1653 North Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202
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  • Pre-Listing Inspection

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Amelia's Home Inspection is a company that provides services to residential properties in the Milwaukee metro. The founder, John Balian, has more than 20 years of experience in engineering and construction inspections. The company specializes in inspecting a home's roofing, structures, and foundation. Its team of home inspectors provides a thorough analysis of any fire hazards, risks, and safety issues that may occur in a home. Amelia's Home Inspection aims to provide individuals with a safe home for their families.

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5.0 / 5 (34)
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5.0 / 5 (24)

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Anderson Home Inspection LLC

139 N 75th St, Milwaukee, WI 53213
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  • New Construction Inspection

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Anderson Home Inspection LLC has been providing home inspection services in Milwaukee and surrounding areas since 1995. The company holds certifications from the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, the American Society of Home Inspectors, and other groups. Anderson Home Inspection conducts whole house home inspections, basement, foundation & structural inspections, home maintenance inspections, and drone inspections. It also performs mold testing, radon testing, and thermal imaging. The company can also stand in trials to provide home inspection expert witness testimony.

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4.8
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4.0 / 5 (2)

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Charles Weber Consulting

Milwaukee, WI 53222
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  • Pre-Listing Inspection
  • Drone Roof Inspection
  • New Construction Inspection
  • Fire & Chimney Inspection
  • Post Purchase Inspections

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Charles Weber Consulting is an independent inspector serving the Milwaukee area. The business specializes in foundation inspections to determine whether a house truly requires expensive foundation repairs. The inspector has more than 25 years of experience and has assisted more than 10,000 homeowners. Long-time customers appreciate his expertise and the proven accuracy of his assessments over the course of many years.

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5.0 / 5 (8)

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City Home Inspections

Milwaukee, WI 53223
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  • Pre-Listing Inspection
  • Drone Roof Inspection
  • New Construction Inspection
  • Fire & Chimney Inspection
  • Post Purchase Inspections

Business Description

City Home Inspections is a fully licensed, bonded, and insured inspector serving Southeast Wisconsin since 1998. They offer seller, buyer, and investor inspections of homes pre-sale, or upon the acceptance of a purchase offer. Inspections involve all exterior features, including roof, windows, doors, siding, drainage, steps, and chimneys, all interior rooms, the home’s structure, and mechanical systems.

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5.0 / 5 (433)
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5.0 / 5 (1)

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Criterion Home Inspectors

Sussex, WI 53089
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  • New Construction Inspection
  • Carbon Monoxide & Gas Analyst
  • Fire & Chimney Inspection

Business Description

Criterion Home Inspectors serves many counties in Southeast Wisconsin, including Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington, Racine, Jefferson, Walworth, Kenosha, and Milwaukee. Their services include home inspections for purchasers, sellers, and homeowners looking to prioritize maintenance and head off costly problems before they manifest. Specialty services include radon testing, mold and moisture testing, gas and carbon monoxide testing, water testing, and flood analysis.

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4.9 / 5 (68)

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Hensiak Inspection Service

Waukesha, WI 53188
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  • Pre-Listing Inspection
  • Indoor Air/Mold Testing Analysis

Business Description

Hensiak Inspection Service is a locally owned inspection company that has served Waukesha and the Milwaukee area since 1998. The fully licensed company offers unbiased reports on any property’s condition, and has inspected nearly 13,000 properties. They specialize in pre-purchase home and condominium inspections, rental weatherization inspections, and conduct radon testing.

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4.5 / 5 (20)

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Honest Home Inspections

Muskego, WI 53150
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  • Indoor Air/Mold Testing Analysis
  • Carbon Monoxide & Gas Analyst

Business Description

Honest Home Inspections provides both buyers and sellers a professional home inspection. They inspect both major and minor systems of the home and use digital testing equipment for Radon gas exposure. Honest Home Inspections also provides a free visual mold inspection with every home inspection and other environmental issues including the determination if vermiculite insulation is present, which may contain asbestos. A very extensive yet comprehensive report, with digital photos, is provided the same day as the inspection.

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4.0 / 5 (8)
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5.0 / 5 (5)

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Milwaukee Homesight

Milwaukee, WI 53227
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  • New Construction Inspection
  • Indoor Air/Mold Testing Analysis

Business Description

Milwaukee Homesight provides a number of different types of inspections to clients in Milwaukee and Waukesha. Whole house visual inspections include a thorough look at the home’s foundation and structure, exterior, siding, roof and attic, crawl space or basement, porch, deck, windows, and the major systems including plumbing, heating, electrical, and appliances. They also offer partial inspections of any single system, and specialty inspections for radon, mold, asbestos, and presence of lead paint. Milwaukee Homesight also has experience inspecting commercial buildings and facilities.

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4.6
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4.7 / 5 (11)

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Open Hearth Home Inspection

Milwaukee, WI 53213
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  • Pre-Listing Inspection
  • Indoor Air/Mold Testing Analysis
  • Carbon Monoxide & Gas Analyst
  • Fire & Chimney Inspection

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Open Hearth Home Inspection helps buyer and sellers determine the actual condition and value of a home before a sale. Based in Wauwatosa, they serve the broader Milwaukee area, and have more than 20 years of experience in all phases of home construction. Their specialty is the inspection of log homes, and they are available to inspect them nationwide. The owner is a Certified Master Inspector, and member of the American Society of Home Inspectors.

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PEAK Home Inspections

Milwaukee, WI 53207
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  • New Construction Inspection
  • Carbon Monoxide & Gas Analyst

Business Description

PEAK Home Inspections provides expert inspection services both to home buyers and to sellers in the Milwaukee area. They evaluate every major component of the building, from the roof to the foundation, looking for minor and major problems and identifying any necessary expenditures or safety concerns. Specialties are pre-purchase inspections, new construction inspections, and pre-warranty expiration inspections.

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5.0 / 5 (12)
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5.0 / 5 (8)

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Pro-Tech Home Inspection

Milwaukee, WI 53151
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  • Carbon Monoxide & Gas Analyst

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Pro-Tech Home Inspection serves Milwaukee, Waukesha, Walworth, Racine, Kenosha, Ozaukee, Jefferson, and Washington Counties in Southeast Wisconsin. Inspections may be scheduled with as little as 24 hours of notice, and reports are normally available on the day of the inspection. Radon testing, pre-sale inspections, and home maintenance inspections are all performed according to the Wisconsin state standards of practice.

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5.0 / 5 (25)
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5.0 / 5 (2)

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Shamrock Building Inspection Consultants LLC

Pewaukee, WI 53029
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  • Pre-Listing Inspection
  • New Construction Inspection
  • Indoor Air/Mold Testing Analysis
  • Fire & Chimney Inspection

Business Description

Shamrock Building Inspections in Hartland offers professional home inspections in Milwaukee and throughout Southeast Wisconsin. They perform pre-listing real estate inspections, residential and commercial building inspections, rental weatherization inspections, and radon testing. Inspections include a review of a building’s major systems and components, including siding and trim, roof system, vents, gutters, landscaping and drainage, driveways, patios, decks, basement and foundation, walls, floors, ceilings, electrical system, plumbing, attic, and heating systems. Inspection reports are typically 20 to 30 pages in length.

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Tri County Home Inspections

Waukesha, WI 53127
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  • Indoor Air/Mold Testing Analysis
  • Carbon Monoxide & Gas Analyst

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Tri-County Home Inspections in Genesee Depot is a state-certified home inspector, serving Waukesha, Milwaukee, Lake Geneva, and all of Southeastern Wisconsin. They provide proper professional pre-purchase home inspections for homebuyers. The locally owned business also conducts in-home tests for radon exposure, mold, and asbestos and 5-year roof warranty free with every home inspection. They offer a 90-day 200% money back warranty on all systems and appliances declared in working order at the time of their inspection.

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Victor Construction

Pewaukee, WI 53072
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  • Carbon Monoxide & Gas Analyst

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Victor Construction in Pewaukee has served the Milwaukee area for more than 50 years. In addition to general construction contracting, they offer acquisition, maintenance, and insurance inspections. Their reports detail any noted deficiencies in the mechanical systems or structure, and recommended repairs.

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Wall to Wall Home Inspection Services

Milwaukee, WI 53208
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  • New Construction Inspection
  • Indoor Air/Mold Testing Analysis
  • Carbon Monoxide & Gas Analyst
  • Fire & Chimney Inspection

Business Description

Wall to Wall Home Inspection Services is a state-certified home inspector that has served Milwaukee since 2001. The inspector is also a licensed realtor and has many years of experience in the construction and remodeling industry. Inspections include a close look at the exterior of a home, including the grading, siding, trim, gutters and downspouts, roof and chimney, porches, decks, garage, windows, doors, and steps. The interior portion includes walls and ceilings, electrical system and fixtures and main power panel, basement, structure, and attic.

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4.0 / 5 (16)

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Walters Home Inspection

Brown Deer, WI 53223
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  • Pre-Listing Inspection
  • Fire & Chimney Inspection

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Walters Home Inspection in Brown Deer has served the Milwaukee area as a licensed home inspector since 2004. The owner and inspector has training and experience in home renovation, including plumbing and electrical work, property management, and real estate investment. He is a Lead-Safe Certified, licensed renovator, and a member of the Wisconsin Association of Home Inspectors.

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WISCO Home Inspection

730 Windsor Ct, Milwaukee, WI 53226
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  • Pre-Listing Inspection
  • Pre-Purchase

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WISCO Home Inspection provides services to real estate buyers, sellers, and agents throughout Milwaukee. It conducts inspections and consolidates reports for various purposes, including pre-selling, pre-purchase, builders' warranty, and home maintenance. The residential inspection service includes assessing the integrity of the roofs, foundations, HVAC units, plumbing lines, and electrical systems. Its home inspector, Mike Briesemeister, is a member of the InterNACHI. He uses Spectora, an inspection reporting platform that allows quick generation of comprehensive visual reports.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does a home inspection take?

The average home inspection takes two to four hours, or about an hour and a half for condos. Inspection time varies depending on home size, inspector experience, and thoroughness. After the inspection, it can take 24 to 48 hours to receive the inspector's report.

What is a four-point home inspection?

A four-point inspection checks a home's plumbing, roofing, electrical wiring, and HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) to ensure they meet current safety standards. It’s often performed for homes in areas prone to inclement weather events, such as flooding and tornadoes, and older houses. A four-point inspection is sometimes required to get homeowner's insurance.

How much does a home inspection cost?

A home inspection costs between $300 and $1,000, depending on the home's size, property location, and scope of the inspection. Prices vary by inspector, so it's best to get several quotes before committing to one.

Who pays for home inspection?

It's typically the buyer's responsibility to pay for a home inspection, although the seller may cover the cost sometimes. Sellers can also choose to pay for a pre-listing inspection to uncover problems that might arise during a buyer's inspection. This gives them the chance to make necessary repairs before putting the home on the market.

What to look for in a home inspection?

Your home inspector should check for:

  • Structural integrity of walls and floors
  • Plumbing issues, including signs of water damage
  • Faulty or outdated electrical wiring
  • Roof and siding damage
  • Gutter drainage
  • Problems with windows and doors
  • HVAC functionality
  • Signs of pest infestation
  • Condition of major appliances, if included with the sale
  • Condition of deck and porch

What fixes are mandatory after a home inspection?

If an inspection reveals severe problems, many lenders won't agree to finance the home purchase until they are fixed. This can include building code violations, structural concerns, mold, water damage, fire hazards, and other issues that can affect the buyer's health and safety.

When to walk away after home inspection?

Home inspections may uncover serious hidden concerns, such as mold in the walls or the need for new electrical wiring, that can cost thousands of dollars to fix. If the seller is unwilling to pay for the repairs, it may be time to consider walking away from the deal. Unpermitted work (work done on the home without a permit) can be a dangerous safety hazard, so this is another reason to back out of the sale.

What to expect from a home inspection?

During a home inspection, the inspector will walk through the home and take notes and pictures for any problems that they find. The inspector's job is to provide an objective opinion of the home's condition so you can make an informed purchasing decision.

What does a home inspection cover?

A home inspection covers all readily accessible and visible areas of the property, including bedrooms, bathrooms, the kitchen, basement, attic, garage, and porch or patio. Inspectors do not move appliances or other heavy objects to check for problems.

Do sellers get a copy of home inspection report?

Home inspection reports are the property of the client, so inspectors can only share the report with them. Some sellers may pay for part of the inspection costs, and in this case, they'll receive a copy of the report. Buyers can choose to share a copy of the report with sellers, but they aren't obligated to do so.

Who attends a home inspection?

There isn't a requirement for any specific person to attend a home inspection aside from the inspector themselves. Many buyers prefer to attend so they can learn more about the property and ask questions about its condition during the walk-through. The buyer's agent and the seller's listing agent sometimes also attend.

Is a home inspection and appraisal the same thing?

A home inspection checks the overall condition of the property, while an appraisal determines the home's financial value. Appraisers determine value by comparing the home with similar recent home sales in the area. Lenders usually require an appraisal for financing.

Do home inspections check for asbestos?

Home inspections rarely look for asbestos because inspectors can't take apart the walls and ceiling to check. Most home inspectors are not certified in asbestos testing, which involves taking samples of walls. Inspectors can only point out areas where asbestos might be suspected, but professional testing is needed to confirm its presence.

What happens after a home inspection?

After the inspection, you and your agent will review the findings noted on the inspector's report. At this point, you can choose to move forward with the purchase or ask for repairs to be made. The seller may agree to make the repairs or provide credits for you to pay for repairs yourself. You can also decide to cancel the purchase contract if the inspection findings aren't acceptable and the seller refuses to negotiate repairs.

Does home inspection affect appraisal?

Home inspectors and appraisers work independently and do not share their findings with each other, so the inspection has no tangible effect on a home's appraisal. Home inspections are done before the appraisal for other reasons, however. If the inspection is poor, you can back out of the sale without paying for an appraisal, which can potentially save you hundreds of dollars.

What should I ask during home inspection?

Attending the inspection gives you the opportunity to hear the inspector's thoughts on a property, which can be valuable when making a purchasing decision. Always ask about the condition of the roof, plumbing, electrical wiring, and other major components, and find out how long the inspector thinks they will last. Ask what the biggest problems are with the home, what the inspector recommends fixing first, and how much it might cost.

Do insurance companies inspect homes?

Insurance companies inspect homes to determine potential liabilities, which can cause increased premiums or even policy cancellation if problems are too severe. An insurance company inspection might be required if the home is old or hasn't been inspected in many years.

What should buyers do during home inspection?

Ideally, buyers should attend the inspection so they can talk with the inspector throughout the process. If you have questions or concerns about the property, bring them up before the inspection begins. During the inspection, it's a good idea to check light switches, appliances, sinks, and toilets to make sure everything is in working order.

Do banks require home inspections?

If you're getting a mortgage loan from a bank, a home inspection is not required, and it’s unnecessary to provide the bank with a copy of the results. The bank requires an appraisal, however. This determines the value of the home so the bank doesn't give you a loan for more than it's worth.

Do lenders require home inspections?

Mortgage lending companies rarely require a home inspection to give you a loan. Some lenders might request an inspection for specific potential problems, though. These can include termites, septic system issues, and lead-based paint. Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans expect a basic home assessment that's like an inspection, but not as in-depth.

Who verifies repairs after a home inspection?

If repairs need to be made, you can verify the work by ordering a re-inspection. This usually isn't necessary if the repairs were done by a licensed contractor and the correct permits for the work were pulled. If the seller handled the repairs, though, a re-inspection can help ensure that the work was performed correctly.

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