Thanks for the quick report, I will use the information next Monday. Linda & I would each like to thank you for both of the inspections you conducted. The inspections were very complete, and highlighted many items that we as home buyers would have overlooked. If you ever need a reference let us know.
Thank you so much for everything you did and the fantastic service you provided to us. We will definitely be referring you to anyone that is looking for an inspector.
The owners agreed to pay half for the service panel upgrades and had the chimney flashed. We closed on the house today. I thought you did an excellent job covering everything. Many thanks!!
I just wanted to say thanks again for the home inspection. This is my first house and I had no idea what I needed to look for in purchasing a home. I was very impressed with the amount of care and detail you put into your inspection. You were in depth and extremely helpful on the countless questions/concerns I had. The report was very clear and easy to understand. I will be SURE to recommend you to anyone I know of looking for a house. The level of service you provided was worth every penny! Thank you again!
It’s not often that I experience exceptional customer service, so when I do, I feel strongly in expressing my appreciation. You were meticulous and never rushed in the inspection of my pending home. I found your report to be reader friendly, but also liked the extra information provided by way of pictures in problem areas. In addition, you took the time to research a couple of key critical equipment pieces by way of serial number. I have shared my experience with many people and will keep an ear open for anyone in the market for buying a home, as I will highly recommend your services. Thank you for making one aspect of my home buying experience a stress free event…for that I am very grateful!
Sincerely, Tami Joyce,
Thanks for the excellent service. Your inspection Report is very informative and structured very well. Will recommend your services to further home buyers.
Thanks, Venus Tillmon,
I was so happy with Chris as a home inspector that I volunteered to write this testimonial. Chris is extremely knowledgeable and thorough in his examination of a home. I had him inspect a house that had been inspected months previously, and he found several important issues that had been missed in the earlier report. He was also very willing to explain exactly what was wrong and its implications. Chris was prompt, courteous and accommodating with scheduling. His write-up was very thorough with great pictures. I can't think of anything else I would ask for from an inspector. I would recommend him without reservation to anyone who is in the process of buying a house.
Sincerely, James Humphrey
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What This Home Inspector Inspects
Items I will inspect for you, from foundation to roof.
Roof life, damage & leaks (I walk the roof whenever possible)
I check for proper Roof Coverings, Venting, Flashing, Skylights, Chimney Integrity, Rain Caps, Spark Arrestors
Downspouts including: security of system, proper drainage with absence of negative grade
Proper Landscape grading and drainage, Areas susceptible to water intrusion
The Electrical System including: the Service Entrance, Proper Amperage and appropriate Breakers, Wiring, fire hazards, main panels, sub panels, electrical fixtures including GFCI outlets
Structural Elements including: Foundations, Basements, Crawlspaces, Slabs, Roof Structure including Trusses, Rafters & Roof Sheathing
Heating and Cooling Systems including: Proper Operation, Filtering, and Age of System
Appliances including: Proper operation, installation, safety & gas piping systems
Plumbing system including: Water Supply, Piping, Drain, Waste and Vent Systems, Hot Water Heaters, Fixtures & Faucets
Interior Inspection including: Walls, Ceilings, Foors, Stairs & Balconies, Fireplaces, (Room by Room Inspection)
Attic Inspection includes: adequate ventilation & insulation, moisture content, vents, bathroom vents, flues, wiring & duct work
Life safety hazards include: Trip Hazards inside and outside, Handrails, Banisters & Ballisters
Remodeling work is inspected for quality, safety and proper application
Post Catastrophe Damage including: (Flooding, Fire, Tornadoes, etc.)
I perform detailed visual inspections, followed by a comprehensive computer generated report, accompanied with digital photos which allow issues to be easily understood. My professional inspections are not a "look around" and check a few boxes on a sheet of paper inspection, these type of inspections can be deceiving and inaccurately describe the seriousness of existing and/or possible future problems with the home you're interested in purchasing.
My best professional effort is given at every home inspection to give you, my client, as much valuable information as possible of the home you may be purchasing, selling, or presently living in.
All of my home inspections conform to the Illinois Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics, (Illinois License # 450.003704)
I am also an Approved FHA Fee Inspector
I invite you to attend and feel free to ask questions at any time during your home inspection. Please browse this inspector's website for more information regarding home inspections and other valuable concerns every home owner should know.
Certified IL. Home Inspector for Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Fairview Heights, O'fallon, Maryville, Godfrey, Illinois, and surrounding area.