Home Inspector Huntley IL Found Some Issues

Posted on: December 30, 2009 by in Blog, Home Inspection
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Don’t panic! There are very few houses that don’t have any issues. It all depends on what type of problem has been found and how serious it is. Even something that sounds very bad can be remedied. It is just a matter of prioritizing the list. There are four basic categories that most discrepancies fall into. Safety Structural High Dollar Repairs Maintenance Items The category the issue falls under usually determines what recommendation will be made by the inspector. If this Continue Reading ...

Should The Home Inspector Huntley IL I Choose Be Licensed

Posted on: December 23, 2009 by in Blog, Home Inspection
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The state of Illinois passed legislation to provide guidelines for the home inspection industry. The law states that “any person who performs an inspection on any two components of a home to facilitate the sale, lease or other conveyance of residential real property shall be licensed”. My intention is not to go through the law; I just wanted to make you aware of it. If you wish to read it, here is the link - Home Inspector Law. This law was put in place to protect the consumer. It is very Continue Reading ...

Why Do I Need Home Inspectors Huntley IL

Posted on: December 16, 2009 by in Blog, Home Improvement
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Many people think it is only beneficial to hire a professional home inspector when you are preparing to buy or sell a home. While those are excellent times to hire an inspector, a homeowner can greatly benefit from having a maintenance inspection performed on their home. A maintenance inspection is virtually the same inspection that is performed on a home before you purchase it. The biggest difference would be who is responsible to repair any issues that are found. Like I said, this Continue Reading ...

How Long Does Home Inspector Huntley IL Works?

Posted on: December 9, 2009 by in Blog, Home Inspection
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First of all, what is a typical inspection? To keep everything as simple as possible, our definition of a typical inspection is a 1500-2500sf home with a basement, 3-4 bedrooms, 2-3 bathrooms, one furnace, one central air unit and one water heater. When scheduling an inspection like this, we recommend that our client be prepared to spend 2 ½ – 3 hours with us in the home. If you look back a few posts, you will see there is a lot to look at during an inspection. Obviously, the square Continue Reading ...

What Can Seller Do To Help Home Inspectors Huntley IL

Posted on: December 2, 2009 by in Blog, Home Inspection
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The most important thing you can do to prepare your home for an inspection is make sure all areas of the home are easily accessed by the home inspector. Most insurance carriers, including ours, do not allow inspectors or their clients to move the occupant’s belongings. If the inspector cannot gain access to a particular area or system of the house, that portion of the inspection can not be performed. This generally makes home buyers uneasy because the inspector is not able to give them Continue Reading ...

Advice From Home Inspectors Huntley IL About Foreclosure House

Posted on: November 25, 2009 by in Blog, Home Inspection
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If you are putting a contract on a house there should be a contingency provided to allow for a home inspection. This holds true even if you are purchasing a home listed ‘as is’. An inspection gives you an idea of the true condition of the home you are buying. It does'n’t matter if the seller is willing to fix things or not, it is beneficial for you to know exactly what you are getting into! There are many issues that may be uncovered during an inspection that may not necessarily kill the Continue Reading ...

What To Look For In A Home Inspector Huntley IL

Posted on: November 11, 2009 by in Blog, Home Inspection
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First of all, let me start by saying, it takes more than just a ‘look’ to inspect a home. I use all of my senses during an inspection. Sight, smell, sound, feel, sometimes taste (not always by choice)house1, and common sense! With that being said I will go back to the original Question. What do I look at during a home inspection? Everything! But maybe I should be a little more specific. A typical inspection begins with a walk around the exterior. At this time I talk with my client about Continue Reading ...

Home Inspectors Huntley IL Do Vacation Inspect

Posted on: November 4, 2009 by in Blog, Home Inspection
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A Vacation Inspection is a service which provides ‘Peace of Mind’ to home owners that are away from their homes for long periods of time. A perfect example would be a couple that resides in a retirement community here during the summer and spends the winter months in a warmer climate. Our goal is to allow our clients to enjoy their vacation and not have to worry about their house. We worry about it for them! While the home owner is away, we make weekly visits to their home and perform a Continue Reading ...

Get Help From Home Inspectors Huntley IL This Winter

Posted on: October 28, 2009 by in Blog, Home Inspection
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Whether you want to admit it or not, winter weather is just around the corner. During the next couple weeks there are some maintenance items you should perform to winterize your home. 1. Garden hoses should be disconnected from the spigots to prevent the possibility of freezing even if it is a frost proof valve. 2. You should have your furnace cleaned and serviced by a qualified technician. Also remember to change your furnace filter monthly. 3. Gutters should be cleared of all leaves Continue Reading ...