Type and condition of Roof, Flashings, Gutters, Vents, Chimneys, Foundation, Sills, Exterior Wall Structure, Framing, Moisture Barriers, Ventilation, Pest Control and many other items. We inspect many other components of a home in additional to what is listed here.
Forced Hot Air Furnaces, Boilers, Electric Baseboards and Radiant Heat systems including Gas Supply, Regulators, Burners, Heat Exchanger, Ignition System, Blower/Motor, Air Filters, Venting & Combustion, Ducts, Thermostats and Wiring. Air Conditioning includes inspection of Condensing Units and Evaporator Coolers, Wiring, Refrigerant Lines, Coolers, Ducts and Thermostats.
Main Panel (Circuits & Fuses), Service Capacity, Service Grounding, Sub Panels, Conductors, Receptacles, Switches, Lights, GFI Protection AFCI Protection. We inspect all visible electrical components of the home, basement, garage and exterior.
Water Supply including Water Main, Shut Offs, Main Supply Lines, Interior Supply, Water Pressure, Regulators and all Plumbing Fixtures. Drain/Waste/Venting inspection includes all visible Drain Lines, Clean Outs, Vent Lines, Disposal, Sump Pumps, Ejector Pumps, Gas Meter, Gas Piping and Hot Water Heaters.
Surfaces, Walls, Ceilings, Floors, Cabinetry, Stairs, Railings, Doors, Windows, Fireplaces, Wood Stoves, Smoke Detectors, Fire Extinguishers and Wet Bars. Attic inspection includes Roof and Wall Joints, Rafters, Sheathing, Collar Ties, Ceiling Joists, Roof Trusses, Vents, Electrical Wiring, Attic Insulation, Wall Insulation and Energy Saving Recommendations. We will fully inspect every interior room in the home. We also inspect all Appliances including Washers, Dryers, Stoves, Ovens, Dishwashers, Refrigerators, Microwaves, Hoods, Humidifiers etc... We also use a UV Light Source to detect possible Mold and Hidden Pet Stains that are not visible to the naked eye.
Foundation, Water Supply and Shut Offs, Sewer Clean Out, Gas Meter and Piping, Electrical Main and Meter, Outdoor Electrical, Exterior Surfaces, Doors and Windows, Grading and Drainage, Gutters and Downspouts, Driveways, Walkways, Patios, Decks, Balconies, Stairs, Railings, Fencing, Retaining Walls, Chimney, Trim and Facia and Paint and Stain. Out buildings can be inspected upon request.
Radon is a radioactive element that is naturally occurring in soil. You can’t see, smell or taste radon. Radon's adverse health effect is lung cancer. It is now estimated that approximately 24,000 deaths per year occur from radon lung cancer. Testing is relatively inexpensive and is the only way to know whether you are at risk. Cost of an active mitigation system is typically between $800 to $1200 for installation. More Radon Information Here
Lake Cook Home Inspection & Radon is owned by John Josephitis - licensed home inspector & licensed radon professional. Serving all of Lake, Northern Cook & McHenry Counties. We specialize in Pre-Listing Real Estate & Under Contract Real Estate Inspections & Radon Testing. Our licensed inspectors know the intricate details of homes and can meet the critical timing deadlines involved in real estate transactions. Fully insured with General Liability & Errors and Omissions insurance.
260 Maclaren Lane, Lake Bluff, IL 60044, us
To get your free quote, please contact us at your convenience. We look forward to serving you.
260 Maclaren Lane, Lake Bluff, IL 60044, us
Contact us anytime at 847-373-1766 to discuss your inspection needs & timing. The hours that we conduct home inspections are listed above. To reserve a time frame, please register with the ONLINE APPOINTMENTS form on this site. After you reserve your inspection time, we will email you a quote on the Visual Inspection Agreement via DocuSign. Home inspections can take 3 to 4 hours. We strive to complete and email our final Home Inspection Report with 24 to 48 hours.
"Professional, punctual and thorough. Our inspector explained many issues in great detail since I am not the best handy man. He also showed me how to operate and maintain several parts of our new home. We can't recommend Lake Cook Home Inspectors enough!"
"Our inspector arrived before our appointment and was very efficient and careful during our inspection. He was able to video the attic and crawl spaces in the home to show us areas we could never reach ourselves. The detailed report made our inspection negotiations smoother and many issues were corrected by the seller before we closed. We strongly recommend Lake Cook Home Inspections!"
"Lake Cook Home Inspections helped us with our first home inspection for our first home. The inspector was detailed in pointing out several safety issues to us since we have a couple of younger children. We received our report back within 24 hours and were able ask many questions after the inspection was completed. The inspector worked with our attorney to explain a few items that need to be corrected. We were very happy and would certainly recommend them to our friends too!"
Please download and read the Visual Inspection Agreement. This agreement must be signed by all parties before the inspection begins. Payment in full via cash, check or credit card is due at the time of the inspection. The full inspection report will be emailed to you within 24 to 48 hours.