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Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.'S)

Why Do I Need A Home Inspection?

The purchase of a home is probably the largest single investment you will ever make. You should learn as much as you can about the condition of the property and the need for any major repairs before you buy, so you can minimize unpleasant surprises and difficulties afterwards. After the inspection, you will have a much clearer understanding of the property.

The Actual Report

As the home inspection industry in regulated by the state of Illinois, there are many components of the report that may seem obvious or redundant to you.  As you read your report and these thoughts occur to you, just know that these are likely those parts of the report that are required by the state to be a part of the report given to the customer.  At the conclusion of the inspection we will provide you with an IP address that you can use to read your report online, or to download your report.

Can A Home Inspection Fail?

NO! A professional home inspection is an examination of the condition of the home on the day it is inspected; it is not an appraisal, which determines market value or a municipal inspection, which verifies local code compliance, but rather describes its visible physical condition and indicates what may need major repairs in the near future.

Do I Have To Be There?

It is not necessary for you to be present for the inspection, but it is highly recommended. You will be able to accompany the inspector and ask questions directly as you learn about the condition of the home, how its systems work and how to maintain it. You will also find the written report easier to understand if you've seen the property first hand through the inspectors' eyes.

Who Hires The Inspector?

The Client usually retains the inspector. The Inspector works for you. The report cannot be given to anyone else without your written consent.

How Much Does It Cost?

Please see the "Pricing" pulldown button.  We can save you money on the inspection, on the closing, and on your energy bill.





The purchase of a property will likely be the most expensive investment people will make in their lives. No Home Inspection can guarantee their won't be problems, even new homes are not perfect on the day their new owners move in.  A Certified Home Inspector can point out existing or potential problems that would require attention either by the seller or buyer. You, the buyer,save yourself from problems you never contemplated when buying the "Dream House" you wanted. You, the seller, are complying with current disclosure laws concerning the sale of your property.