Inspecting homes since 1998. Lead Instructor for The ASHI School of Home Inspection. We look forward to providing thorough home inspections in the Chicago and suburb areas. We provide services to both buyers and sellers. We also do mold and Radon testing.
The Home Inspection Man inspectors have many years of experience in the construction industry, over 100 hours of home inspection training, plus many hours of training on job sites. As part of a commitment to the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI.), The Home InspectionMan team strictly adheres to the Standards of Practice and the code of Ethics of ASHI.
Construction codes and standards change all the time. To be the best in the business, The Home Inspection Man stays on top by gaining at least 20 hours of home inspection education every year.
As a Illinois Home Inspector, we are here for you even after your home inspection! After you have your home inspected by The Home Inspection Man, you can call us anytime about any maintenance, repair or remodeling questions that you may have!
What Makes Us Different?
12+ Years Of Experience
90 Day American Home Warranty
Appointments 7 Days A Week
Credit Cards Accepted
Extended Office Hours
Follow-Up Calls For Quality Control
Free Maintenance Book With Each Inspection
Free Brinks Security Inspection On Request
Free Phone Consultation About Your Home For As Long As You Own Your Home
Live People Answering The Phones
Nationally Certified By ASHI
On-Site Report With Agent Copy
Radon And Mold Testing
Reports Available For Download If Requested
2 Reports With Each Inspection
Summary Of Critical Findings
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Call The Home Inspection Man team now at 888-690-6903
Pre-Purchase Inspections New Construction Monitoring One-Year Warranty Inspections
Buying a home? An inspection by The Home Inspection Man includes a thorough Illinois Home Inspection of the following components:
Structural Covers the structure of the building in terms of materials used and type of construction. Foundation type, framing materials, and other significant sub-components are noted along with any idiosyncrasies. The inspector/surveyor also checks for major or minor problems in the foundation, floor, wall and roof framing.
Electrical The electrical system is checked for sufficient capacity and safety, and evaluated in terms of its current condition and suitability for future use. Upgrades and repairs are recommended where appropriate.
Heating and Air Conditioning The inspector assesses the capacity of the existing equipment, and by considering the age of the equipment and its intended capacity, approximates the life expectancy and recommends appropriate repairs an upgrades.
Plumbing The piping and fixtures throughout the house are checked for function flow and life expectancies. They are screened for unsanitary conditions and potential repairs, freeze vulnerability, or spillage/overflow. Laundry equipment, tile work, and domestic water heating equipment are also surveyed.
Basement/Crawl Space/Slab Water seepage probabilities and structural problems are evaluated and remediation advice given if needed. The inspector also looks for possible problem areas that could cause structural problems, such as poor soil, surface drainage, proximity to tree roots and rotating stoops.
Kitchen All appliances are operated and deficiencies noted. The inspector approximates the age of each piece and its life expectancy. The inspector may also, depending on the age and usefulness of the kitchen, suggest a budget for repairs ranging from addressing typical minor problems to a complete renovation.
Interior Walls, floors and ceiling surfaces are scanned for problematic conditions, visible evidence of water penetration, potentially dangerous or toxic materials, fire hazards, or security breaches. Ventilation and energy conservation aspects are checked and appropriate upgrades are itemized.
Exterior The roof (where safe and appropriate), roof runoff controls and landscape drainage are inspected and necessary improvements are recommended. Stoops, steps, walks and drives are checked for voids, surface problems and safety hazards.
New Construction Monitoring
We currently offer the following construction phase inspections:
The Home Inspection Man encourages you to be in full communication with your builder while your home is being built. Our construction inspections detect and repair problems that would otherwise be difficult to identify once the house is done. We would be happy to arrange a meeting at your construction site to discuss our services.
Many builders welcome us at job sites. Remember, they’re also working for you. The Home Inspection Man notes any deficiencies, which are transcribed and presented to you by the next business day. Deficiency reports can be e-mailed or faxed to you and the builder, if you prefer. We re-inspect the home to ensure deficiencies have been corrected.
One-Year Warranty Inspections
Call our office 10 to 11 months after you have been in your new home. We will prepare a list of outstanding deficiencies for you to review and handle with your builder prior to your warranty expiration.
Residential Mold Inspection
The Home Inspection Man is also a Certified Residential Mold Inspector (#11420), having earned the title after completing the requirements of the Certified Residential Mold Program offered by the Indoor Environmental Standards Organization (IESO).
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