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  • Initially Provider name locked. Savage was a great choice for a home inspection considering he was recommended by someone. I contacted Provider name locked. for a price quote for a single family home inspection and asked about his credentials. He mentioned his certifications and the thousands of inspections completed by him. Well, he responds quickly, maintains a courtesy disposition, and submits professional looking reports. The actual inspection is another animal, this is where things get fuzzy. After the inspection is complete, the contract reads that Provider name locked. only does visual inspections, so no professional detective work is exerted during inspection such as walking on roof (he uses binoculars), pushing on walls (checking for loose screws as sign of wood damage) or nothing else thorough. The inspector's report even conflicted with his own recommendations at times.  An egregious interaction was  he mentioned that the age of the roof could not be estimated (Your insurance will ask for age of roof). According to another professional the roof's age ,that I pressed Provider name locked. for, was 5 years old than which only leaves a 5 year life span on roof. (Holy crap! I could need a roof soon and would have asked for concession from seller). Also mold began to accumulate on basement baseboard  2 weeks after I moved into house. Wait! the seller claimed a mold free home. I hope opening the windows in the lower lever and purchasing a dehumidifier will solve the mole problem. (Note: I waived the mold Provider name locked. testing, because inspector found no visual signs of mold (again, no detective work done like looking at unfinished parts of basement for signs of water levels or any other technique. Provider name locked. 's inspections are too inept for a large purchase such as a home.

    - Jessica M.
  • Provider name locked. and Provider name locked. came out to assess the job within 2 days of my request. 

    They were very thoughtful in helping me figure out the best way to add electricity and the lighting and outlets I wanted.

    They did not hurry me and you would have thought they were doing this for themselves or for a family member.

    Once we agreed upon a price, Provider name locked. had a contract and I gave a deposit of 1/2 the total.

    Provider name locked. did the work in a day and a half.  He had to dig a trench from the garage to the shed for the electrical wires, which was about 8 feet, which doesn't seem long, but there were old tree roots that he had to remove, and that slowed him down.  I had just put some new sod down where he had to dig, and he so carefully moved the sold and put it back that you would never know there was a trench dug!

    He added wiring from inside the garage through the wall, down to the trench and then to the shed.

    Provider name locked.  added the electrical box to the shed.  Then, inside the shed, he put the piping in unobtrusive locations to add a light, switch and two different outlets. His work is meticulous. Everything was spotless.

    Provider name locked. did everything while I was a work, and I thank him that I did not have to take time off to have this done.

    I will definitely call upon Provider name locked. to work with me on future projects!
    - Darla K.
  • We were very pleased with both the owner Jorry and his assistant Ed. We had used them to inspect a different home and ended up not buying it based largely on deficiencies they uncovered. They were on time, thorough, and because there were two of them, it went efficiently and quickly. They explained everything they were doing and pointed out things which the builder of the property agreed to fix. We felt comfortable moving in after the inspection
    - JOHN O.
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Home Inspection in Chicago

Scheduling a Chicago home inspection is one of the most important things you should do when buying or selling a house in the Windy City. In fact, banks rarely approve home loans without an inspection.

How Chicago home inspection benefits sellers

A bank wants to know that a home is worth the asking price. That way, it can recoup any money should the buyer default on the loan. However, a home inspection is not just for the bank’s benefit. A seller stands to gain valuable information from an inspection before putting their house up for sale.

Home inspectors examine a variety of things that can positively or negatively impact a home’s value. They look for heating and cooling problems, cracks or sags in the foundation, sewer troubles and even electrical issues. Inspectors almost always investigate for possible pest infestations, too. They also study the integrity of the roof and windows.

Discovering issues before your home enters the competitive Chicago housing market puts you at an advantage. For instance, it gives you the opportunity to make repairs that will drive up asking price. Alternatively, if a repair won’t be worth the return on investment, you can adjust asking price to facilitate a fast sale.

Buyers benefit from Chicago home inspection, too

As a buyer, you need to know of any impending expenditures a home will need, and how soon it will need them. A major upcoming repair, such as replacing the roof or installing a new plumbing system, may give you leverage to negotiate a lower price. And of course, if there are too many issues, you may decide to look elsewhere in Chicago to buy a home.

Real estate transactions, after all, are major investments that should be conducted with as much knowledge as possible. Don't sell or buy a home without joining Angie's List to find the most qualified home inspection pros in Chicago. Once you narrow your choices down, you can begin calling and comparing price quotes.