Home Inspections

A home inspection is an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a house, from the roof to the foundation. Specifically, a home inspection includes:

Structural Systems:
foundation, framing, crawlspace, attic

wall coverings, doors, windows, decks, steps, walkways, driveways, vegetation and grading

Roof System:
roof coverings, drainage system, chimneys, skylights and other roof penetrations

Plumbing System:
interior water supply and distribution system, faucets and drains, vents and flues, water heating equipment, fuel storage and distribution systems, sumps

Electrical System:
service entrance and conductors, cables and raceways, over-current protection, ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCI's), arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCI’s)

Heating System:
heating equipment, vents, flues and chimneys

Air Conditioning System:
central and thru-the-wall equipment

walls, ceilings, floors, doors, windows

Insulation and Ventilation:
insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished spaces, attic and foundation ventilation

Fireplaces and Solid Fuel Burning Appliances:
system components, vents, flues, chimneys

A condo inspection is an “Interior Only” inspection. The inspection covers everything from wall to wall. A condominium owner is generally responsible only for this specific area when owning a condo. The external items like the roof, attic, exterior surfaces, etc, are usually the responsibility of the Homeowners Association (HOA). Refer to your HOA guidelines for specific information regarding the maintenance of these areas.

Our condo inspection focuses on health/safety, moisture intrusion, mechanical systems and components for proper installation, and condition of appliances. The length of the inspection depends on the size and age of the property.

Pre-sale Inspections

Many times in the home buying process there are two main areas of price negotiation. The first is when you get the offer and the second is after the inspection. This can be an overwhelming time for both the buyer and seller and can often cause the deal to go South. By having you home pre-inspected, you are able to remove one whole phase of the negotiation. Sure the buyer might not accept your inspection and could choose to still have it inspected. But the items found, if any should not amount to much and will be far easier to deal with having had a pre-inspection.


Benefits to a pre-sale inspection

Be up front about your homes condition.

Time is on your side when you have a pre-sale inspection.

Major items can be handled ahead of time on your terms.

After a pre-sale inspection, the sellers inspection should be a non-issue.

Pre-sale inspections also provide positive and informative comments.

Increases the sell ability of your home.

Commercial Inspections (Walk Through Survey)

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Palatine IL, 60074

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