Whether you are buying, selling or maintaining your home, Informed Home Inspections provides professional and quality service from the moment you call us. Our licensed home inspectors will walk through your home with you and teach you as much as you want to learn. We strictly follow the Standards of Practice for home inspectors established by InterNACHI, the leading home inspection association.
A home inspection is a very in-depth, visual, and non-invasive examination of a home, documenting existing problems. An inspector’s job is to catalog and organize those problems and report them in an easy-to-understand manner. When Informed Home Inspections inspects your home, we look for any factor that might affect the health and safety of that home’s residents. We also include problems that might necessitate an expensive repair or replacement.
After inspecting the home, we will explain the general condition of the home and systems with you and your agent. We will talk through any major issues that need to be addressed sooner rather than later. We will also mention the items that you will want to keep an eye on for deferred maintenance. All of this will be detailed in our easy-to-read inspection report, that will be delivered in a web-based and/or PDF format. From that report, you will be able to see the items we discussed, with images for reference.
Informed Home Inspections thoroughly inspects and reports on the following:
Foundations, grading and drainage, basements, walkways, and floor, wall and ceiling structures.
Roof coverings, drainage systems, flashings and skylights, chimneys and other roof penetrations.
Service entrance and panels, branch circuits, connected devices and fixtures, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and making sure your outlets are GFCI-protected.
Fixtures and faucets, water supply systems, drain, waste and vent systems, water heater, vents, flues and chimneys, and any sump pumps or fuel storage and distribution systems.
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems
Heating and cooling equipment, ducts, vents and flues.
Dishwasher, garbage disposal, range hood, range or oven, cooktop, microwave, trash compactor, bathroom exhaust fans, garage door operator, and other built-in appliances.
Informed Home Inspections provides Residential Home Inspections, Radon Testing, New Construction Inspections, 11-Month Warranty Inspections, and Annual Inspections for the Chicago area including Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Deerfield, Grayslake, Gurnee, Lake Forest, Libertyville, Mount Prospect, Mundelein, Northbrook, Palatine, Park Ridge IL & throughout Lake, Cook, McHenry, and DuPage Counties.