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Your Real Estate Agent Recommended a Home Inspection. Now What?

Before buying a new home, your real estate agent will likely recommend a home inspection. But what does a pre-purchase home inspection mean? What can you expect during the home inspection? Most home buyers aren’t property experts. While they may be able to assess features like square footage, location and number of bedrooms and know […]

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Can a House Fail a Home Inspection?

Can a house fail a home inspection? The short answer is no. A home inspection is the opinion of the inspector as to the condition of the home at the time fo the inspection. There is no pass/fail grade for a home inspection. Think of a home inspection as a status report. It is simply […]

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Detailed Inspection Serves New Lenox Homeowners

New Lenox, Illinois is a growing community. As residents buy or build homes, Detailed Inspection Service is there to meet all your home inspection needs.

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Why Do Starter Homes Need Inspections?

As young adults look to move out of their rented apartments or parents’ basements and onto the property ladder, they often look at starter homes.  Almost everyone, at some point in their life, will need a starter home. Starter homes are often the first home a person or family can afford to buy. The homes […]

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Why Do Homes Need Radon Inspections?

Radon can be a silent, deadly killer, but what is it and how can homeowners protect themselves? What is Radon? Radon is a naturally-occurring radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer. It is colorless and odorless. Any home can have a radon problem: old, new, well-sealed or drafty, or with or without a basement. According […]

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How Does the Home Inspection Process Work?

You’ve made an offer on a house you love, and have a vague notion you should have a home inspection done, but what does that mean? First-time homebuyers may start the house-hunting process with words like “move-in-read,” “open concept,” or “finished basement” on their mind. However, the vocabulary of real estate quickly turns to unfamiliar […]

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What Does A Home Inspector Look for on the Roof?

As part of a home inspection, an inspector will climb to the roof for a visual inspection. Your roof is made up of various components that work together to protect your house.  However, knowing exactly what those parts are and how they affect your house might be tricky. What’s the difference between flashings and soffits? […]

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5 Things to Ask When Hiring a Home Inspector

Buying a home is a big investment. To protect that investment, it’s vital you have the home inspected. Hiring the right inspector is key.  A reputable professional home inspector ensures you have the knowledge you need when buying a home. What questions should you ask when hiring a home inspector? 1 – What do you […]

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House Sold ‘As Is’ Needs Inspection

The listing says the home is being sold “as is.” Should you still have a home inspection done? Absolutely! A home inspection can help tell if the property will be a diamond in the rough or a money pit. What does ‘as is’ mean? When a home is listed as “as is” it means the […]

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Newly Built Homes Still Need Inspections

You’ve just built the home of your dreams and have worked with your builder every step of the process. Does your brand new home still need a home inspection? Yes! Houses are complex systems Building a home is a major project, and there are hundreds of elements that go together to make the structure.  If […]

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