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Evanston Home Inspection

A professional home inspection is one of the wisest investments you can make when buying or selling your home in Evanston. Call Ralph's Home Inspection Service for the facts, details and information you need that will help you to avoid costly mistakes before making any real estate transactions. Let us assist you in keeping your property safe.

How Important is a Home Inspection?

A qualified and complete evaluation of the exterior and interior of a house from a Ralph's Home Inspection Service inspector provides a very clear picture of the working status of all electrical, plumbing, heating and cooling systems within the home. Our certified home inspections provide valuable information regarding possible damage, structural defects and potential problem areas that sellers or buyers can bring to the negotiation table.

Signs That you may Need a Residential Inspection

Ralph's Home Inspection Service recommends undergoing an inspection whenever purchasing or selling a property, even if it is relatively new or renovated. Here are a few signs to look out for that usually indicate a more in-depth inspection is needed.

Are your doors and windows on the top floor? – it is always a good idea to check the doors and windows on the top floor of a structure to see if they open and close properly and easily. This will allow us to see if there is a problem with the foundation. Ralph's Home Inspection Service will be able to assess foundation issues like unevenness and slight sinking or crookedness to one side. Usually those type of issues cause the windows and doors to shift because any type of change in the foundation will result in lopsidedness.

Does your basement smell funny? – If your basement has a musty, mildew scent and feels damp and humid, then further investigations should be carried out. An odd smell could indicate that there is a moisture problem in the basement which is often the result of foundation problems and mold.

Don’t Buy or Sell Your Evanston Home Without a Professional Inspection

Providing potential buyers with a written inspection report when selling your home can significantly speed up a real estate transaction. Buyers are more likely to make a solid offer when they see a positive inspection report and similarly, a good evaluation can be reflected in the seller’s asking price.

Our Professional Reports Promise Sound Investment

Written promises to purchase are often contingent upon the positive results of a certified home inspection which ultimately allows a buyer to withdraw an offer without consequence if there is a major problem. A Ralph's Home Inspection Service home inspection report not only helps facilitate a more rapid real estate transaction; it also reassures buyers that that they are making a sound investment offering peace of mind to all involved parties.

Ralph's Home Inspection Service Home Inspection Services in Evanston Include:

  • Complete onsite visual home inspection & evaluation
  • Telephoto lens digital cameras
  • Electronic moisture meter
  • Radon gas detector
  • Mold and Mildew inspection
  • Follow-up meeting to discuss results
  • Detailed written report

Ralph's Home Inspection Service is committed to providing the highest quality home inspection services to help clients make the most informed decisions and safeguard their families in Evanston

Call us for more information and to schedule an appointment.

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