Frequently asked questions
Questions about our Chicago home inspection services? Check out our FAQ section:
Clients are encouraged to walk with inspector and the the goal is to provide the buyer with the existing conditions of all the systems and components. The on site review includes showing the client any deficiencies and further explaining the cause, implication and solution or remedy. We refer to this process as OCIR which is an acronym for Observation, Cause, Implication and Remedy. The photo filled report includes this approach and the areas covered included but are not. limited to living spaces, bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen, laundry area, basement, crawlspace, electrical panel, plumbing, heating air conditioning, attic, roof, garage, exterior and grounds.
The hardest thing for inspectors to review is what they can’t see and there are limitations to what systems and components are accessible. Our service followed the Standards of Practice provided American Association of Home Inspectors
Decades (1988) of inspection services included thousands of homes. State of Illinois license, certified ASHI inspector, ASHI Mentor, trained to provide thermal imaging, air quality/mold testing, lead testing, new construction warranty review and expert testimony
Every property is different, and therefore, pricing varies. A general pricing schedule is based on the square footage of the property. For example, a 2500 square foot home with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and basement is estimated to cost $375 to $425. Additional services include radon, infrared imaging, air quality/mold testing, lead testing, new construction warranty review and expert testimony.
Clients receive a full report within 24 hours of completing the field work. The report includes what systems and components were reviewed and any related deficiencies. Most deficiencies included photos for better understanding. Deficiencies are further itemized into maintenance/FYI, service/repair and/or safety issues. Clients are also provided a 50 point maintenance schedule to service their home during the course of the year. Post inspection phone consultations are available for free and all clients can contact us for any future needs in the future. We assume clients are for a lifetime.
Inspections are scheduled at anytime included early evenings and weekends.