• Illinois Licensed Inspector # 050.0000005
  • Entity License # 051.0000005
  • Member of Illinois Inspector Advisory Board
  • Director, NAHI CRI NAHI Certified Real Estate Inspector
  • Director, Illinois Chapter of NAHI
  • Real Estate Advisory Board for Oakton Community College for the Alliance of Lifelong Learning
  • Continuing Education Instructor Illinois licensed continuing education instructor
  • Instructor Illinois-licensed course for Inspection Training Association and Oakton Community College for the Alliance of lifelong learning
  • In business since 1992

What to Expect

Depending on the size and condition of the home, a thorough home inspection will take from two to three hours. Ideally, you will accompany your inspector during the consultation.

Your professional home inspector should provide you with both a verbal report as part of a whole house walk-through, and a written report after the inspection is completed. Many home inspectors also provide free telephone consultations for as long as you own your home.

A thorough home inspection will include the following:


  • Heating system, operation and condition
  • Central air conditioning system, operation and condition, weather permitting.
  • Interior plumbing, inspecting for visible corrision, leaks and pressure.
  • Electrical systems, inspecting for unsafe conditions and improper wiring.

Exterior Structures

  • Foundation, checking for cracks that could make the foundation significantly deficient. Roof, walking the roof when possible inspecting for condition and improper installation.
  • Porches, inspecting for stability and condition.
  • Decks and patios, inspecting for stability, condition and cracking of the patio.
  • Surface water control, inspecting for proper drainage away from the structure.
  • And all the visible exterior structures of the home

Interior Structures

  • Attic, inspecting the insulation, ventilation and framing
  • Visible insulation for proper installation.
  • Walls for bowing and damage.
  • Ceilings for sagging and damage.
  • Floors for uneveness and damage.
  • Windows and doors for operation and damage.
  • Foundation for significant cracks and water seepage.
  • Basement for evidence of past moisture
  • Accessible crawl space areas for cracks and evidence of past moisture
  • Fireplaces and chimneys for proper maintenance and visible significant problems.
  • And all the visible interior structures of the home