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" is very knowledgable. He actually did three home inspections for us this year. (Long Story) I would say that he saved us money on the first" two. And this third one he did a fantastic job as well. I think the third time is a charm and we will be in our new home shortly.

-Patrick H.

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" is excellent to work with and we were very pleased with the quality of the work. Most significantly, discovered" that the cement board siding on the exterior of the house was curling on the bottom ever-so-slightly. This is a potentially significant issue because of the possibility of water damage. Replacing or repairing siding is expensive, so it was great to know about the condition issue before making the purchase, so we could negotiate a financial arrangement with the previous owner that would allow us to take care of the problem. I've had a number of questions after moving in and has been very helpful providing input and advice. encouraged us to follow up if we had questions after moving in and it is clear it wasn't just lip service. He has been friendly in attentive in these follow up conversations. I'd recommend and Country to anyone in need of home inspection services based on my experience.

-Adam B.

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Home Inspection

If you're preparing to buy a house, a quality home inspection is key. An inspection is usually required for a home purchase. A highly rated home inspector will look at every nook and cranny to gauge structure stability, as well as present and potential dangers. But remember, a home inspection is not a guarantee or a warranty - it may not find everything.

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Before you hire a home inspector, ask if he or she takes continuing education classes.

Follow the rules or risk paying the price – that’s especially true when planning a home improvement project – big or small. You want to be certain all the work being done on your home is up to code. If you don’t, it could cost you.

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Dear Angie: My 32-year-old house needs so much maintenance and updating, it’s difficult to know where to begin. Are there any consultant services available to address this need? – Lou R., Murrysville, Pa.

Angie's Answers

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It really depends on where you are and the type of work.  In Texas most home inspectors are only trained in general areas of interest and have no detailed knowledge of construction practices.  Some do after having carrerrs in other fields including engineering or as general contractors/home builders.  If you are wondering if a completed job was done in a professional manner appearance wise and have minor concerns an inspector can help you.  If it is more extensive hire professionals from the different fields to inspect the respective work.  Plumber for the plumbing, electrician for electrical, etc.  An experienced GC or inspector can do an initial inspection and advise you whether you should have the concerns further investigated by the trades.  Remember, they can't tell much about what they can't see so framing and insulation concerns will be hard to verify.

Todd Shell
Todd's Home Services
San Antonio, TX
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It's a little unusual to do this except in cases of fixer-upper properties but you should call a local general contractor with experience renovating/remodeling homes in the neighborhood.  They'll know the typical problems with the homes there and what to look out & budget for.  For example, here in San Antonio many of the homes built in the mid-fifties to 60's have lead drains that were not put in properly or were installed in such a way that repairs are not quick or cheap.  Many homes even older have the same drains but seem to be less hassle to repair.  Homes in my neighborhood have a problem with improper supply lines (wrong type of copper) which break due to corrosion.  Just make sure the contractor you hire to go over the property with you has done significant work on homes in the area on similar homes.

Todd Shell
Todd's Home Services
www.thomeservices.com
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Are the heat pumps commercial or residential units?
Are the heat pumps Package or Split System?
Are there actually 33 PTAC units?
Are you an EPA certified person( refrigerant )?

Here is my suggestion, break it down into manageable portions(ie one heat pump and a few PTAC units every other month) to keep from being overloaded.  
Clean/Replace filters
Check/inspect electrical wiring and connections
Check amperage draw of compressors/motors 
Check capacitance of start and run capacitors
Check contractors/relays for wear/pitting
Check refrigerant levels and record superheated/subcooling
Check external static pressures across air handler(s)
Check deltaT (return and supply air temps) 
Lubricate motors( if applicable)
Inspect Belts/Pulleys( if applicable)
Clean outdoor coils
Clean indoor coils

Start there and HAVE FUN!!! 

Home Inspection reviews in Milwaukee

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I regret the day I ever heard of this company. DO NOT TRUST THIS HOME INSPECTOR. THIS WAS A 15-25K MISTAKE after closing on this house I thought was in good condition. I feel like I should spend another $500 on another inspector because I have ZERO faith in this inspection. We have people coming over for a party next week and I'm not sure if ...More the deck on the house was properly inspected because it sways. Something this inspector claimed was fine when I brought it to their attention! At the last minute was not available for the scheduled inspection as promised so Joy, he later admitted was a poor replacement and had a huge learning curve when it comes to the process and dealing with people, came out to the house in his place. The first 45 minutes of the inspection is reading the fine print and filling out paperwork absolving them of any responsibility. Be CAREFUL... Because of their sloppy cookie cutter copy and paste inspection on a TEN year old Westridge Builders house they failed to properly call out the fact that the roof needed MAJOR repair and by major it needs to be completely replaced in two years or it will begin to leak. There was a class action lawsuit with the shingle manufacturer Certainteed that he later said he was aware of. My seasoned realtor did not even call this out because the report is so confusing, sloppy, and everything they inspect needs another roof, plumbing, electrical,etc. specialist so you don't know what the real problem is versus them covering their back side. The report simply stated the roof was TYPICAL to below and they recommend another inspection by a specialist because they do not know how to inspect a roof I guess - They state they do roof inspections on their website. I always thought the most important parts of a home inspection is the roof and foundation, but this company will only stand in the drive way and take a picture and suggest a roofing specialist inspect the roof AGAIN. And don't expect them to get a ladder and take a closer look, once again, as stated on their website. When I recently asked them about the roof inspection unbelievably, they said I didn't hire them to do a roof inspection! I trusted this company and this was a huge mistake I will always regret. I just don't want anyone else to go through this nightmare working with them.
- Aaron N.
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took his time and explained the in's and out's of the house in a way I could understand. I was a first time home buyer without much knowledge of how a home works. Not only did I get a thorough inspection, but I also learned a lot along the way. I would recommend to anyone buying a home that wants ...More an honest, careful, and diligent evaluation.

- Alex S.
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Shamrock was the first inspection company to call me back when I was trying to schedule an appointment and I'm really glad they did. Their scheduler was very pleasant and professional on the phone and they followed up with an email to confirm the appointment as well as some reference paperwork so that I'd know what to expect during the inspection. ...More arrived about 15 minutes early to the inspection and went right to work. He was very knowledgeable in various aspects of the home, explained things during the inspection in a way that was easy for me to understand and pointed out areas of possible concern as well as positive attributes of the home. His report was available online shortly after he completed the inspection and the report was thorough and included several photos for reference. My realtor told me that Shamrock does a lot of inspections for clients in her office and that they have a great reputation. I'm very glad I used them for my home inspection and I would definitely refer them to others.
- KEVIN K.
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Very knowledgeable and professional. Provided a detailed report with pictures and arrows, so that we knew exactly what we were getting into with our home purchase.
- Lindsay K.
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was great to work with. We had some scheduling issues that he worked around with no problem. After the inspection, we were given a detailed binder of issues and potential problems. He walked us through this and potential solutions. As new buyers we really appreciated this. The radon testing went well, ...More handled everything with the sellers. It has also been useful to receive his monthly newsletters with tips on home maintenance.
- Katherine H.
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is extremely thorough and spent a lot of time going through the house. Compared to a previous inspector I had for another home, hands down does a much more comprehensive and detailed job. As he does the inspection he talks you through it room by room and takes the time to explain something which a homeowner ...More may not immediately understand. For a similar sized house my old inspector spent a little over an hour or so, invested 3.5 hours and tested just about everything in the house.
His calls were prompt and he had the inspection report over to us within an hour. don't hesitate - an inspection is a small price to pay for a large purchase. is well worth the time and money.
- Matt S.
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very personable, knowledgeable and willing to share his expertise. recommended people for work that he found needed and gave good advice.
- Jewel and Virendra D.
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was one of several companies recommended to me by our realtor. I decided on him based on some of what I read on his website.
Nick was prompt for our 9:30AM appointment, even at the house before we were! I was along side him the whole time -- from atop the ladder as he inspected the roof until he ...More finished the basement more than 3.5 hrs later. He pointed out anything that concerned him or he thought would require my attention in the future. He also noted when repairs or improvements were well done. When Nick identified an area of concern he would clearly explain what was needed, the potential ballpark figure of costs to address, and a few names of contractors whose work he approves of.
I asked a lot of questions along the way, some pretty basic, and he always answered thoroughly. At no time did it seem like he was bothered by all my questions, he encouraged them! He also answered several follow-up email questions in a very timely manner.
I received a full report only several hours after the inspection had been completed!
Nick was professional, personable and knows what he's doing.I felt confident purchasing our home after 's very thorough inspection. I hope I'm not in the for a new house in a long time, but I know who'll I'll be using if I am.
- Michael P.

Home Inspectors in Milwaukee

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1st Choice Inspection

1603 Rockridge Way
Waukesha

A BETTER HOME INSPECTION

PO BOX 180586
Delafield

A Better Home Inspection A John Fay Inc

N40 W22796 Cres Dr
Pewaukee

A-A Exteriors

N2575 Orchard Way
Waupaca

AASCEO

1810 Oakdale Drive
Waukesha

Accurate Home Inspection Service Inc

4508 N Larkin St
Milwaukee

ADT Milwaukee

Milwaukee

AFFORDABLE HOME INSPECTION

4680 W. BRADLEY RD.
Milwaukee

Alpine Design & Inspections, Structural Engineer

Structural Engineer / Architect
Cudahy

American Family Insurance - Scott Hood Agency

W168N8932 Appleton Ave
Menomonee Falls

American Foundation Specialists

11011 W Forrest Home Ave
Hales Corners

American Home Shield

889 Ridge Lake Blvd

Anderson Home Inspection LLC

5712 W Peninsula Road
Waterford

Aqua Well & Pump Systems Inc

124 N Oakridge Dr
North Prairie

ASAP Bed Bug Detection

4243 S Austin St
Milwaukee

Badger Building Restoration

1034 Riverbend Dr
Hartford

Barajas Construction Llc

2545 s. 15th pl
Milwaukee

Baumgardt Home Inspection Inc

890 Elm Grove Rd
Elm Grove

Better Home Milwaukee

250 East Wisconsin Avenue, STE #1700B
Milwaukee

BK Home Inspections

S95 W32855 Hickorywood Trl
Mukwonago

Bressler's Plumbing

3528 Western Ave
Slinger

CELLAR TO CEILING HM INSPCTN

1048 WOODBRIDGE CT
Hartland

Charles Weber Consutling

3830 N 85th St
Milwaukee

City Home Inspections, LLC

7401 W Brown Deer Rd
Milwaukee

CORNERSTONE HOME INSPECTION

11201 W WISCONSIN AVE
Milwaukee

Cornerstone Home Inspection

W 156 N 6911 Pilgrim Rd
Menomonee Falls

Criterion Home Inspectors LLC

N59W23769 Clover Dr
Sussex

DAVE KITZKI SERVICES INC

12221 N BRIARHILL RD
Mequon

DOBIASH & ASSOC HOME INSPECTIONS

611 N BROADWAY
Milwaukee

Drain Tile Testing

3830 N. 85th. St.
Milwaukee

Dual Design / David W. Jackson

5951 N. Killdeer Dr.

EAGLE EYE HOME INSPECTIONS

5715 S 24TH ST
Milwaukee

Energy Building Technology

11233 W Greenfield Ave
Milwaukee

EW Home Inspections LLC.

N6170 Grey Fox Trl.
Sullivan

FIRST LOOK HOME INSPECTION

W309S7915 AVON DR
Mukwonago

FISCHER HOME INSPECTION

1866 N. 72nd St.
Wauwatosa

Five One Home Inspections

6650 W. State Street
Wauwatosa

FORESIGHT HOME PERFORMANCE

607 N 116TH ST
Milwaukee

Geurtsen Home Improvements

1510 E Saveland Ave
Milwaukee

GTM Home Inspection and Services, Inc.

N108 W15563 Bel Aire Lane
Germantown

Healthy Home Mold Inspection

2182 N 56th St
Milwaukee

Hensiak Inspection Service Inc

1801 Patricia Ln
Waukesha

Home Inspection All Star Milwaukee

1845 N. Farewell Avenue
Milwaukee

HOMELAND APPRAISAL

1417 N WAUWATOSA AVE
Milwaukee

HOMETEAM INSPECTION SERVICE

W241 S4115 PINE HOLLOW CT
Waukesha

Honest Home Inspections, LLC

W182 S6571 MUSKEGO DR
Muskego

horaitis electric

2033 N 57 th st
Milwaukee

HORIZON ELECTRIC COMPANY

PO Box 270025
West Allis

Illumination Home Inspections

2121 N. 115th St.
Wauwatosa

INDOOR AIR QUALITY DIAGNOSTICS INC

PO BOX 511790
Milwaukee

INTER-VEST II INSPECTIONS

23 N. LAPHAM PEAK RD.
Delafield

Inter-Vest Inspections

6837 Milwaukee Ave
Milwaukee

Jason Bryan Contracting

3417 S 66th St
Milwaukee

Jendusa Design & Engineering, Inc.

4615 VETTELSON RD
Hartland

Journeyman Construction LLC

3285 N Summit Ave
Milwaukee

JW Painting & Decorating Service

957 E. Mackinac Ave.
Oak Creek

KINSHIP INSPECTION SERVICE INC

2266 N Prospect Ave
Milwaukee

KWK Electric Inc

2504 N Booth St
Milwaukee

Lakeside Home Inspection, LLC

P.O. Box 425
Port Washington

Level Headed Home Inspections

W180 N8498 Town Hall Rd
Menomonee Falls

Loppnow Home Inspections, LLC

259 Ridgeway Path
Oconomowoc

Marcott Remodeling

N53W16614 Prairie Dawn
Menomonee Falls

Mike Ingrilli Plumbing

237 S. Curtis Road
West Allis

Mike Shadid Foundation Consulting

W329 N4730 Lakeland Dr
Nashotah

MoistureFree Warranty

20227 Railroad St

Mold Inspection & Testing Milwaukee WI

10448 W. Montana Ave., Apartment 207
Milwaukee

Mundschau Built Exteriors LLC

S39 W32275 Wern Way
Waukesha

North Star Energy Consulting LLC

2376 S 63rd St
Milwaukee

On Point Home Inspections

PO Box 11421
Milwakee

Patera

2601 Sunny Slope Road
New Berlin

Pella Windows and Doors

13745 W Capitol Drive
Brookfield

PILLAR TO POST

Milwaukee

PRESTIGE PARTNERS, INC.

2426 N 34th St
Milwaukee

Puro Clean First Responders

N16 W22020 Jericho Dr
Waukesha

Safe House Inspections LLC

Gray Log Ct.
Grafton

SafeMarkInspections

2334 43rd Street
Caledonia

Servpro of Southwest Waukesha Co.

1416 Poplar Drive
Waukesha

Shamrock Building Inspection Consultants LLC

N29 W29951 Shel Mar Dr
Pewaukee

SMART MOVE HOME INSPECTION SERVICES LLC

4840 N Larkin St
Milwaukee

SOMERS HOME INSPECTION SERVICES, INC.

13615 W ROBIN TRAIL
New Berlin

Statewide Septic Service

PO Box 118
Fredonia

THOMAS BUILDING CONSULTING

3121 N Dousman St
Milwaukee

Tic Tac Remodeling

1236 N. 10th Ave.
West Bend

TOP TO BOTTOM HOME INSPECTION

1700 HUNTER RD
Waukesha

Total Energy Savers, INC.

10582 50th Ave.
Pleasant Prairie

TOWNE & COUNTRY BUILDING INSPECTION INC

333 W BROWN DEER RD
Bayside - Milwaukee

TRINITY HOME INSPECTORS

2727 108TH ST
Franksville

Versatile Pro, LLC

6546 N 86th St
Milwaukee

Weatherization Services LLC

1101 W Layton Ave
Milwaukee

Whole House Insulation Installers

8112 W National Ave
Milwaukee

Wisconsin Bed Bug Detection LLC

1635 E Sunset Drive
Waukesha

Xact Restoration & Remodeling

2909 Green Hill Court
Oshkosh

ZWS ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

PO BOX 510925
Milwaukee

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