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Top 10 home inspectors in Downers Grove, IL

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Brick By Brick Inspections Inc.

Brick By Brick Inspections Inc.

2 hires on HomeGuide
Serves Western Springs, IL
I offer a detailed and through inspection using the latest technology to properly inspect the home from top to bottom. Major components Include: Exterior • Walk on roof (when possible), check shingles, chimney, flashing, roof structure, gutters, vents, etc. • Siding, windows, doors, drainage, wood trim condition, walks, driveway and patio/deck/balconies Foundation • Basement - Walls, floor, framing, sump pump(s), structural elements, dampness / flooding, • Crawlspace - Walls, drainage, vapor barrier, insulation, ventilation and structural elements Heating Age, type, condition, controls, efficiency, components and check for gas leak...
Cottage Hill Inspections Inc

Cottage Hill Inspections Inc

New on HomeGuide
Serves Elmhurst, IL
Our clients are encouraged to take part in their inspection as an introduction to the workings of their new home. Inspections take approximately 3 hours for the average single family residence. The emphasis of your home inspection will be on safety and function as well as identification of conditions that may require a repair or significant expense either now or in the near future. We use non-invasive techniques including visual assessment and instrument testing to evaluate the condition of major appliances. We identify critical controls, label them and explain their operation. A verbal, on site, report during the inspection will explain the ...


30 hires on HomeGuide
Serves Franklin Park, IL
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Jacks Home Services

Jacks Home Services

New on HomeGuide
Serves Hickory Hills, IL
I'm a retired Firefighter as well as a retired contractor. I have been doing insections since 1999. Ilinois Licensed number 40.001263 I enjoy eduacating clients on their home that they are considering purchasing. I actually inspect the property twice. Once to take pictures and geting familuar with property and then I take client aroud property to review what looked at as well as answering any questions from the client.
Streamlined Inspections

Streamlined Inspections

1 hire on HomeGuide
Serves Palos Park, IL
Streamlined Inspections, Inc. is a premier residential and commercial property inspection company providing quality affordable inspections in the Chicago-land area. We are committed to providing you with an unbiased, visual inspection report on all the components of your property as well as maintenance tips that will help add value and longevity to your investment. Matt has been passionate about the construction and real estate industry ever since he can remember. He holds a business management degree from University of Illinois at Chicago and is a proud member of the American Society of Home Inspectors. Matt is a motivated individual with st...
Wilmen Home

Wilmen Home

Serves West Chicago, IL
My focus is safety. During the home inspection process, my goal is to find the items that could possibly be a danger to you and your family.
The Home Inspection Man

The Home Inspection Man

New on HomeGuide
Serves Plainfield, IL
More years of experience than any inspectors out there. I love helping people find their perfect home.
ASI - Anthony Serpico Inspections

ASI - Anthony Serpico Inspections

Serves Bartlett, IL
In contracting for over 40 years started as a carpenter, now a construction supervisor for a General contracting company. Have been licensed as a home inspector for over 8 years. ASI Home Inspection Service is a fully licensed and insured Illinois Home Inspection service.
My Home Inspection Company

My Home Inspection Company

Top Pro
Serves Park Ridge, IL
As Certified Professional Home Inspectors, I have the knowledge and expertise to provide you with a thorough and professional, non-intrusive, visual inspection of your home, from roof to foundation. Outside the home, we will check the exterior walls, roof, driveway, deck, etc., then we will move inside and proceed to examine the walls, ceilings, floors, doors, and windows. The heating, air-conditioning, plumbing, and electrical systems will all be examined to ensure that they function as intended. Bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms receive a thorough check, along with the attic and basement or crawl space. It give me great pride in making...
Budget Home Inspection

Budget Home Inspection

2 hires on HomeGuide
Serves St. Charles, IL
I spend more time on my inspections than any inspector I Know, and I get my reports out the same day. My clients are welcomed to walk along with me during the inspection. With only a few exceptions, I inspect everything I have access to. Additionally, if I'm able to walk the roof I do so. I have dozens of great reviews in various venues. I love the real estate business, and I love meeting new people.

Your Home Inspection questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

A home inspection costs $300 to $500 on average, depending on the property's size and age, location, services rendered, and if there are freestanding structures. Specialty inspections cost $100 to $300 more for testing things such as mold, asbestos, radon, lead, or termites.

The home buyer typically pays for the cost of a private home inspection. The buyer should hire a real estate inspector as soon as the seller accepts the offer. After the inspection, buyers may accept the house "as is," ask the seller to pay for repairs, renegotiate, or back out of the sale and forfeit the earnest money.

Certified home inspectors check the roof, foundation, ceilings, windows, attic, crawl space, fireplace, doors, decks and porches. House inspectors also cover the plumbing, heating, electrical, and air conditioning systems. Building inspectors only look at what is visible and accessible.

Some home inspectors offer specialty testing for mold and asbestos for an extra $100 to $300 on average.

Home inspectors are not allowed to check for code violations, permits, determine the house's insurability or value, move furniture or appliances, condemn the property, issue a certificate of occupancy, or survey the properties boundary lines. Inspections also do not include fire and smoke detectors, hot tubs and swimming pools, alarm systems, and sprinkler systems.

A home inspection takes 2 to 3 hours on average, depending on the house's size and age and if there are freestanding structures included. Property inspectors provide their final inspection report within 24 hours after inspecting.

Yes, buyers should always get a home inspection on a new construction home. New homes are not always built to code and can have problems. Some buyers also get an early pre-drywall inspection to ensure the beams, posts, studs, insulation, and home systems are installed correctly.

Hiring a home inspector recommended by your realtor may pose a conflict of interest. The inspector(s) may have a vested interest in helping the realtor close the sale, so they remain on the agent’s list of recommended inspectors.

To find the best home inspectors in your area:

  • Get at least three estimates from building inspectors to compare.
  • Ask for references from their past customers.
  • Verify their license and insurance.
  • Look for residential home inspectors certified with the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI), or the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE).
  • Read reviews and check out their previous work on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Ask about their warranties and guarantees.
  • Ask for a contract in writing upfront.
  • Avoid making large payments upfront. Come up with a payment schedule for work completed.

Once you have a shortlist of top-rated home inspectors, ask the following questions before hiring:

  • How long have you been in the property inspection business?
  • What types of homes do you inspect?
  • How many homes have you inspected?
  • What do you check? What don't you check?
  • How much do you charge?
  • Can I see a sample inspection report?
  • Can you provide me with a list of references?
  • Can I be present during the inspection?
  • Are you licensed and insured?
  • How long will the inspection take?
  • Can you provide me a written estimate?
  • Do I pay after the inspection? What payment methods do you accept?
  • What do I need to provide to get started?

Once you've read home inspector reviews and hired a professional, ask the following questions during the inspection:

  • Do any areas need a follow-up inspection?
  • What are your biggest concerns about this house? How much would it cost to fix?
  • Is there anything critical I need to fix before moving in?
  • What would you fix if you were buying this house?
  • Are these issues normal wear and tear?
  • What else could go wrong?
  • Is the roof in good condition?
  • Do any fire, water, health, or safety hazards exist?
  • Are the trees on the property a potential hazard?
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