We as a company aim to provide the latest in home inspection services by incorporating the latest trends, education, and technology.
Purchasing a home is one of the biggest investments and shouldn’t be taken lightly when finding a home inspector. In a general home, inspectors should have a one-on-one conversation after the home inspection is complete with their clients and explain their findings besides sending them a report and hoping for the best.
We also believe that a visual inspection should also include health-related inspections like Radon, Water, and Air quality test in their standard home inspection.
We are a brand-new company based in Wisconsin. We’ve been in the construction industry for well over 20 years. Within our time in the industry, we’ve had a tremendous experience working with professionals from all branches from plumbing to electrical to framing to foundation, and the list continues to grow.
We would like to share our experiences and education with the consumers in providing additional health benefits within our reports so that if and when they decide to proceed they can be sure that their family is well protected.
A home inspection is a visual examination of the home’s major structure, systems, and components that are visible and safely accessible. The inspector should substantially adhere to standards of practice that outline what should be covered during a general home inspection, as well as what is excluded.
Buying a home is typically the biggest investment you will ever make, so it’s important to get a home inspection because the inspector should be able to discover and document defects that may or may not be obvious to you as a prospective buyer. Such defects can range from simple replacements or repairs to severe damage or safety and health concerns. Additionally, most mortgage companies require a home inspection on a property before approving the home loan.
It is important to choose a home inspector who is qualified and holds a license or certification in the field. Many jurisdictions do not regulate home inspections, meaning that anyone could call themselves a home inspector. However, just because someone performs home inspections doesn’t mean that they’re actually qualified to do so. If you are buying or selling a home in an unregulated jurisdiction, make sure to look for a home inspector with the proper certifications. If you are located in a state or province that does require licensing of home inspectors, you should hire only a licensed professional.
Additional Safety Inspections:
Radon Tests: This is an odorless, invisible, radioactive gas naturally released from rocks, soil, and water. Radon can get into homes and buildings through small cracks or holes and build up in the air. Over time, breathing in high levels of radon can cause lung cancer.
Water Tests: All private wells use ground water. If polluted groundwater is consumed, it could cause illness. Groundwater pollution can be caused by seepage through landfills, failed septic tanks, underground fuel tanks, fertilizers and pesticides, and runoff from urban areas. It is important that private groundwater wells are checked regularly to ensure that the water is safe for drinking.
Air Quality Test: The EPA has identified six pollutants as “criteria” air pollutants because it regulates them by developing human health-based and/or environmentally-based criteria (science-based guidelines) for setting permissible levels. These six pollutants are carbon monoxide, lead, nitrogen oxides, ground-level ozone, particle pollution (often referred to as particulate matter), and sulfur oxides.
Customer access 24/7, and 365 days a year. This is NEW in the industry where at Ground Zero Home Inspections; clients can log into their access panel and get their reports at any time. In addition, they can also request additional services at a reduced price because they are an existing client.
We at Ground Zero Home Inspections have a unique reporting software that is programmed in-house where we include infrared images/videos and full 360° if needed. With that said, our reports delivered to our clients would have easier navigation and inclusive tools to help them if needed. This means that after each inspection they will also get a detailed Home Guide with detailed information about their home in addition to a full home inspection report.
Depending on the home’s age, size, and location, as well as the home inspector’s own work protocols and ethics, your home inspection may take up to three hours. Adding square footage, outbuildings, and/or ancillary services (such as mold or radon testing) will increase that time. It may be necessary for your inspector to bring in a helper for a very large property. If your general home inspection takes significantly less than two to three hours, it may indicate that the inspector was not thorough enough.
Thank you for fitting our last-minute request for a home inspection.
The inspection was fantastic. My husband and I enjoyed the conversations that we had with Ray. Not sure if we would ever need him again because this is most likely our last home but if we need to we would definitely hire him again.
Awesome and great to work with.
Great service with a priced-right home inspection. A four-hour inspection was a bit much but we managed. Very thorough and we appreciate it.