Home Inspection Details

CIA Home Inspection at a Glance
  • Initial Inspection
  • Roofing
  • External
  • Gutters & Downspouts
  • Structural
  • Attic / Insulation
  • Interior
  • Bathrooms/Sewer
  • Kitchen/Appliances
  • Electrical
  • Heating & AC
  • Final Writeup
The Home Inspection

Your home inspection is a thorough, in depth, visual examination of the structural and operating components performed by a licensed, certified Chicago Inspection Agency home inspector. The usual home inspection will take 2-3 hours. You’re invited to follow along with us for a step-by-step examination with our home inspector of the property. We’ll gladly address and answer any concerns or questions you have along the way. It is here that the authoritative expertise of Brett Kelley’s 35 years as a professional builder  provides impressive value add. While many less rounded inspectors simply advise to find a qualified professional to rectify problems, Mr. Kelley’s vast experience with building and construction provides you specific advisory on what’s involved – saving valuable time by providing meaningful analysis on the spot, all included in the price of the home inspection.

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Each home inspection includes the following quality inspection services. (Don’t forget our mold, radon and Indoor Air/VOC tests for the most complete assessment of your property.)


Home Inspection Details

Home Inspection: Exterior Home Inspection: Interior
  • Roof, Chimney, Flashing and Vents

Evidence of water penetration

  • Siding, Trim, Windows & Doors

General Condition of parts

  • Landscaping

Proper grading/drainage

  • Gutters & Downspouts

General Condition and functionality

  • Driveways, Patios, Decks, & Porches

General condition of each

  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating System

Visible portion of heating plant & components

  • Plumbing System

All visible fixtures, pipes, & drains inspected for operation

  • Electrical System

Outside entrance wiring, service panel and visible wiring reported. Random testing of outlets

  • Walls, Floor, Ceilings & Windows

General condition of each

  • Attic

Visual examination of sheathing, ventilation, insulation & framing

  • Basement Structure

Foundation soundness & evidence of water penetrations.

The Home Inspection Report

When your home inspection is over, you’ll receive a 34 page Photo Illustrated Home Inspection Report (in triplicate) that gives easy to read details on:

  • The condition of components from the roof to the basement with illustrative photos
  • Suggestions based on our home inspection for additional tests
  • Major and minor deficiencies
  • Any major expenditures coming up
  • Helpful home preservation tips
  • easy to read summary pages
  • You will have the full, finished home inspection report in hand, or in your e-mail. 

Click the book to download a sample copy of the home inspection report.

Electronic version for sample reference – photos omitted for customer privacy.  Home inspection report includes printed hard copy with relevant photos and/or PDF format E-mailed to desired address(es).
(Requires Adobe Acrobat)


Also: Mold Testing | Radon, VOC Air Inspection | Basement Crack Repair

A Free Quote Only Takes a Minute – Just Call:

Brett (847) 322-2383 or
Holly (847) 505-9240

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