Throughout November read our blogs about having an energy audit and money towards improvements available through tax credits and state incentives.
Don't be fooled, there are requirements to claiming the tax credit.
Inspections that inform and educate our clients about their home
Schedule an inspection with us by calling (262) 470-3149 or email
Standard Home Inspection:
A home is probably the biggest purchase you’ll ever make, so it’s important to understand the condition of your investment. I’ll provide a non-invasive evaluation of the home’s accessible structure, systems and components. While a home inspection can’t reveal every concern that exists, it will significantly reduce your anxiety by arming you with the knowledge you need to make an informed home-buying decision.
Home Energy Audit / Inspection:
We offer a few types of this service depending on what your needs are.
A generalized home performance audit that provides a lot of the same information as a full audit, but is more economical. $450
An in-depth home performance audit according to BPI standards to get to the root cause of the issues your home is experiencing. Includes an estimate of energy cost and savings. $600
A “HERs" or complete home energy rating required for tax credits. Your home is input into a professional home energy rating software and reports generated can be used for projecting performance and energy efficient improvements. Includes an estimate of energy cost and savings. $600
Radon Gas Test Inspection:
Reducing radon levels in your home is a simple and effective way to protect your health. If you are concerned about radon, please contact us for a short 48 hour test. We can also provide longer testing times if needed and usually provide preliminary results when we pick up our test unit. We have also completed extensive training to get certified.
Sporecyte Mold and Indoor Air Quality Inspection:
Our inspection starts with what caused the issue(s) to begin with. Then we take indoor air quality (IAQ) and/or slide samples which are then sent in to a laboratory for expert analysis and reporting. Sampling takes less than a half hour to complete so it's perfect to add to another inspection too.
This report is usually in your hands within 2 days! For an additional fee a 1/2 hr call can be scheduled to talk directly with the lab about your results.
Chimney & Fireplace Inspection:
Using the latest tech we'll not only do a visual check of the fireplace and chimney we'll use a specialized camera designed to view and record the inside of your chimney. This will find any number of issues or verify your fireplace is currently in operable condition.
Electrical panel mapping:
Curious as to why that breaker keeps tripping? Has there been a lot of work done to your home over the years, or are you planning on making improvement’s that include electrical circuits? Has your electrician told you that you’ll need a new sub panel? Among other things our panel mapping service could help save you some money on that sub panel and identify circuits that are overloaded, or under-utilized curcuits. Additionally, it provides you a new panel card to replace the old outdated inaccurate one.
One way to ensure that a house is built according to its specifications is by performing a pre-drywall inspection. “Pre-drywall” refers to a phase during the homebuilding process just after the installation of certain elements – such as the doors, windows, foundation, flooring, wall and roof components, plumbing and electrical rough-in – and right before the drywall is hung. This in-progress or construction-phase inspection is useful because drywall can obscure some aspects of the interior and make identifying or fixing any problems both difficult and expensive, once the new home is completely finished.
I use a state-of-the-art infrared camera to find problems that aren’t always apparent to the naked eye. By evaluating these images, I can detect sources of energy loss, locate areas of moisture intrusion, pinpoint dangerous hot spots in the electrical system, and uncover other problems you may not even know exist or existed in your home.
Monster Free Inspection:
Moving to a new home can be stressful for children, too. That’s why I offer a Monster-Free Inspection and Certificate. Your child can accompany me while I inspect under their bed, under the stairs, in the closet, and anywhere else they want so I can assure them that there aren’t any monsters. Simply request this service when I schedule your inspection and I’ll bring a personalized Monster-Free Certificate with me.
***Pricing below is for adding the inspection onto an existing inspection***
Radon test $175
Although radon is a naturally occurring gas in our environment, it's also the second leading cause of lung cancer deaths in the U.S., according to the Surgeon General. One out of 15 homes is estimated to have dangerously elevated radon levels. The Surgeon General and the Environmental Protection Agency recommend testing all houses. Millions of Americans have had their homes tested for radon, and you should, too. (48 hr test)
Gas leakage testing potential gas leaks: $100
Utilizing a professional grade gas sniffer we go around and "sniff" the exposed gas lines and gas meter of the home. If a leak is detected we'll apply a solution to the suspect area to verify if it is actually a leak and mark it for your plumber or professional contractor to come and fix. (1/2 - 1 hour extra)
Chimney inspection: $150
A level-one chimney inspection includes a visual check of the fireplace and chimney without any special equipment or climbing up on the roof. The inspector will come to your house with a flashlight; look for damage, obstructions, creosote buildup, and soot; and tell you if the chimney requires sweeping. (1-2 hours extra)
IAQ (indoor air quality)/ Mold test: $225
We collect air quality (IAQ) and/or slide samples which are then sent into a lab for expert analysis and reporting. Your samples are read in the lab by both AI (artificial intelligence) and a certified indoor air quality/mold expert. This is an in depth report that also includes actual magnified pictures of the pollutants collected.
Expert air test analysis available:
The certified indoor air quality/mold expert that analyzed your tests results from the air samples we collected at your home can be discussed in a 1/2 hour "1 on 1" phone conversation. This is an addition to the in depth report you would normally recieve from the samples we collected, and an additional charge.
Energy Audit post test: $225
Ensure ressults are in line with expected and retest air infiltration rate and other issues neccesary to measure improvement over the previous inspection.
Duct leakage test add on: $150
A duct leakage test is a diagnostic test designed to measure the airtightness of forced air heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) ductwork ensuring the air you just paid to heat or cool is put where you can enjoy it.
Electrical panel mapping: $200
Mapping or identifying circuit loads in your home’s electrical panel may seem simple enough, but are you sure it's correct. Among other things our panel mapping service could help save you some money when you go to make improvements to your home by identifying circuits that are overloaded, or under-utilized which also increases the safety of your family. Additionally, it provides you a new panel card to replace the old outdated inaccurate one.