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Inspection Overview

A residence can’t fail an inspection. A professional home inspection gives you an independent, unbiased view of any problems or defects, so that you will have all the facts you need to make a sound, informed decision.
 
Begin the process by calling our office and speaking with a scheduler.  Our office number is (773) 296-6600.  We will need to know the property address, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and other miscellaneous information to provide you price quote. Generally, inspection requests can be accomodated within 24-48 hours.

Every inspection is a complete and thorough analysis of major systems and components in the home. Depending on the size and condition of the property, our process will take anywhere from 1.5 - 3.5 hours.  You will benefit by attending the inspection!  Your inspector will show you important items such as your water shuttoff valves, electrical disconnects, gas shutoff valves, as well as how to change your furnace air filter properly.  Attending the inspection will also enable visual reinforcement of any defects noted in your written report.
 
Our inspection process rigorously adheres to Illinois State Law, and processes are carried out as directed by ASHI (the American Society of Home Inspectors).
 
 
 
~ Electrical Systems (service entry and clearances, service panel, switches and outlets, visible wiring and junction boxes, grounding system, and other related electrical components)
~ Plumbing and Fixtures (water pressure, water distribution system, hose bibs, sinks and faucets, bath/showers and toilets, sanitary system, and other plumbing system components) 
~ Roof (shingles, flashings, chimneys, vents, trim and gutters, drip edges, skylights, downspouts, and other visible roof related items)
~ Heating and Cooling Systems (furnace, air cleaning parts, normal controls, ductwork, air conditioner and lines, and other visible related HVAC components)
 
~ Attics (insulation, ventilation, rafters, joists and collar ties, trusses, wiring attachments, and other visible related items)
 
~ Exterior Walls (siding materials, attachments, windows, sashes and lintels, vents, entryways, and other visible exterior related components)
 
~ Interior Walls (floors and ceilings, walls, stairs (if applicable) and banisters, finishes, sinks, cabinets, shelving, smoke detectors and safety-related items, and other visible interior-related components)
 
~ Decks
~ Porches
~ Structure
~ Fireplaces
 
~ Basements, Crawl Spaces, and Foundation (insulation, ventilation, posts, vapor barriers, utility attachment, structural items, floors and walls, and columns)