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Acker Home Inspections
608-225-7231
brad.acker@yahoo.com
This site is under construction starting May 8th, 2020
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A Standard Home Inspection Includes:

Plumbing:  Check faucets and showers, looking for visible leaks as well as testing water pressure. Identify the types of pipes used, if visible. Identify the location of the main water shutoff valve.

Electrical:  Identify the type of wiring, test all outlets and make sure there are GFCIs installed where needed to protect from electrical shock. Inspect the electrical panel for safety issues and fire hazards.

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC):  Determine the age of the furnace and air conditioner, whether or not they function properly, and possibly recommend repairs or maintenance.

Water Heater:  Determine the age of the water heater and check for proper installation. I can also determine the condition and possibly give an estimated remaining life span of the unit.

Laundry Room:  Check for proper ventilation. A poorly ventilated dryer exhaust can be a serious fire hazard.

Fire Safety:  Test smoke detectors and ensure that the garage wall, if present, has the proper fire rating and is undamaged. Also check the fireplace for proper installation and maintenance.

Bathrooms:  Check for visible leaks, properly secured toilets, proper ventilation to prevent moisture related issues, and more.

Attic:  If possible, check for structural damage and proper ventilation. Also check insulation and ensure that nothing is ventilated directly into the attic, such as the bathroom.

Exterior Walls:  Check for damaged or missing siding, cracks, and excessive soil contact which can be an invitation for pests.

Foundation:  Check for possible foundation failure, indicated by cracks or settling.

Grading:  Check to ensure that the ground slopes away from the house, which prevents water from entering the house or causing damage to the foundation.

Roof:  If accessible and visible, check for roof damage or poor installation that may allow for water penetration as well as checking the condition of the gutters.

Garage:  Test the garage door for proper functionality, check for proper ventilation to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, and check for risks of explosion from ignition sources too close to the floor.