In response to the COVID-19, Chicago Home Inspection Services normally recommends home buyers and their realtors attend the inspection, however we would like to remind you that it is completely optional and to please stay at home if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms or are simply more comfortable doing so.
We are limiting the amount of staff to 1-2 people (most likely just our inspector) and we are utilizing best practices including sanitizing and disinfecting inspection equipment, keeping a safe distance from others and exercising other precautionary measures. We strongly recommend that senior home buyers and senior agents remain at home during inspections throughout the Illinois stay at home mandate.
Rest assured, we still provide detailed inspection reporting, post-inspection consultations and property-related photographs when appropriate.
We at Chicago Home Inspection Services thank you for supporting small businesses and we would like to remind you to stay safe!
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Whether you are buying a condo, town home, single family home or multi-unit building, you can count on Chicago Home Inspection Services to conduct a thorough inspection of the components and systems that make up a home. When we find any deficiencies, we will describe why they are deficient, make recommendations to correct or monitor, potentially saving you - the home buyer, thousands of dollars in unwanted repairs.
With our highly detailed reports, you will have the knowledge and understanding, to make an educated buying decision - potentially saving you thousands of dollars in future repair costs.
If the property that you are interested in is located within or near Chicago or the surrounding suburbs, we are able to provide a comprehensive and affordable home inspection with a free estimate.
Some of the Components of an Inspection
Roof Inspection When access is possible, the inspector will also perform an inspection of the roof system and we may also use a high definition camera equipped drone to assist in the roof inspection.
We will examine the installation of the roof covering, and the water-resistant or waterproof moisture barrier material - known as the roof underlayment, as well as the home’s gutters to assess if the construction of the roof follows general best practices so that it can withstand common weather elements to repel water from entering the home.
Plumbing Inspection Home inspectors are responsible for examining the condition of plumbing elements that are visible and accessible to the inspector, as much of the pipe work is located behind the drywall and tiles in the home. The types of materials used and the condition of the material will be examined - as well as the water pressure, hardware and drainage. The water heater and any water using appliances will all be inspected.
Electrical Inspection Inspecting a home's electrical system is of utmost importance, as improper or outdated electrical configurations can pose a serious fire hazard. As part of the inspection, we carefully examine the age, condition and configurations of the electrical service panel, wiring, outlets and more to help assess the safety of the home.
The home's roof, plumbing and electrical are just some of the elements included in a home inspection. We also inspect the home's HVAC, foundation, walls, ceilings, floors and many other components of the home.
We are here to answer any questions about the process or to schedule an appointment. Contact our licensed and certified home inspector today at (773) 510-7138.