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Working From Home Makes People Rethink Where They Live

The COVID-19 pandemic means millions of people are working from home, and for many companies that switch has become permanent. As a result, people are thinking more about where they live and the type of house they live in.

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Schedule a Condo Inspection Before You Buy

For most condos, the HOA will take care of maintenance and upkeep issues outside the unit’s walls. However within the unit itself, the responsibility falls to the condo owner, making condo inspections a vital part of the unit-buying process.

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Electrical Inspections Help Ensure Building Safety

Unsafe electrical wiring is a safety hazard that can lead to fire or electrocution. To ensure the safety of residents, numerous Illinois communities require electrical inspections. Rob Gisch of Detailed Inspection Service is a certified electrical inspector and can conduct the required inspections. Home electrical fires account for nearly 51,000 fires every year, and the […]

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More Cities Require Rental Inspections

Cities are increasingly requiring rental inspections before tenants move into apartments. Detailed Inspection Service can conduct those inspections.

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Small Towns Rely On Independent Building Inspectors

Small towns are big on charm, but can be lacking when it comes to having a licensed professional inspector on staff. For many communities, the solution is outsourcing their inspection needs. Large towns and cities often maintain their own in-house building inspection department. The number of new builds or renovations in a larger community can […]

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Outsourcing Inspections Can Help Overwhelmed City Building Departments

Contractors know that construction delays can be costly. So when a project grinds to a halt because an overwhelmed city building inspection department doesn’t have the manpower to get an inspector on-site in a timely manner, frustrations build. Outsourcing inspection work to a professional, licensed inspector is the solution.  Illness, Vacation, or Retirement Can Cause […]

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Home Inspection a Key Step Toward Homeownership

For many Americans, homeownership is a priority. June is National Homeownership Month, and at Detailed Inspection Service, we’re proud our home inspections services are a key step toward homeownership for our clients. In Illinois, 65.1% of all households are homeowners. That rate increases to 83% in Will County. According to lender FreddieMac, “Homeownership plays a […]

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How Does COVID-19 Affect A Home Inspection?

There’s no question, coronavirus has changed how we live our lives. An increasing number of meetings and interactions have become virtual, but what about events that still need to take place in person? How does COVID-19 affect a home inspection? Home Inspections Need To Take Place in Person Home inspections are a crucial part of […]

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Inspection Report Not a Mandatory Repair List

Your home inspection may reveal a lot about a property – perhaps an aging roof, outdated electrical wiring or leaky plumbing. Does the seller have to fix these issues? A home inspection report is a valuable tool, but it isn’t a mandatory repair list. A home inspection is simply an assessment of a home’s condition. […]

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Survey Shows Buyers Want Move-In Ready Homes

A recent survey revealed buyers want move-in-ready homes that don’t require a lot of work. A home inspection helps buyers understand what they’re getting. In 2020, Better Homes & Gardens surveyed 2,000 recent home buyers and 500 real estate professionals to see what today’s home buyers want. Previously, buyers wanted fixer-upper homes. They wanted outdated […]

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