Cook County Home Inspection Services
Buying a home?
An inspection by The Home Inspection Man includes a thorough
Illinois Home Inspection of the following components:
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Construction Monitoring back to top
offer the following construction phase inspections:
Pre-Drywall (Rough plumbing, electrical, HVAC, & framing)
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.
welcome us at job sites. Remember, theyre 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.
Warranty Inspections back to top
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.
Mold Inspections back to top
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).
The Home Inspection Man now! (888) 690-6903