Residential Inspections

Whether you’re buying a property, selling a property, or just want to know how to maintain your property, Windy City Home Inspection has an inspection for you.

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The descriptions below will give you a general sense of what is inspected. For a more detailed list, feel free to check out our sample reports by clickingĀ here.

For the buyer

Buyers want to know that a home is safe, structurally and mechanically sound, and free of health risks. Our home inspectors’ visual evaluation will provide a solid foundation of knowledge about the home, its components and systems. In addition to reporting any deficiencies or potential failures, our home inspector will include maintenance tips and other information to help you protect your investment.

  • Pre-Purchase Inspection – Know Before You Buy
  • Structural and/or mechanical concerns
  • Potential safety hazards
  • Basic system maintenance
  • Age of major components (if applicable) including Roof, AC, Furnace and/or boiler, and water heater
  • Location of water, electric, and gas shut offs.

For the seller

For the Seller our home inspector will conduct a comprehensive visual inspection – inside and out. The inspector’s report will identify deficiencies that must be disclosed to potential buyers. It will include recommendations for repairs that may enhance the marketability of your home. A professional home inspection can help you sell your home faster at the highest possible price. A pre-sale inspection is a valuable marketing tool.

  • Pre-Listing Inspection – Know Before You Sell
  • List of items which could come up at inspection including general assessment of condition of property, structural and/or mechanical concerns
  • Potential safety hazards
  • Age of major components (if applicable) including roof, AC, furnace and/or boiler, and water heater

For the home you already own

Once you’ve purchased a property, you want to make sure that you maintain the safety, structural and mechanical integrity of your home. It’s a good idea to have your home inspected every few years or so to ensure that the systems of your home are functioning as they should be.

  • Home Preservation Inspections – For the Home You Already Own
  • Structural and/or mechanical concerns
  • Potential safety hazards
  • Basic system maintenance and what is required to keep your home in good working order
  • Age of major components (if applicable) including Roof, AC, Furnace and/or boiler, and water heater

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