Home buyers and sellers in Door and Kewaunee counties can face some tense moment waiting to find out what issues or potential issues a home building inspector might find. The inspector's findings can mean tens of thousands of dollars in repairs or upgrades. And that could cut into a sellers profit or send potential buyers elsewhere. David Hoffman, owner of Source Building Services, LLC in Sturgeon Bay, says both parties need to know that building inspectors will thoroughly check everything inside and outside. They'll even look for long-forgotten utilities underground.
Hoffman recommends that sellers come clean with known problems and not try to hide them.
Some home inspectors will go the extra mile and check and report potential risks to houses from items like dying trees.