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Home Inspector in Chicago

When buyers and sellers find themselves in search of an independent, unbiased third-party home inspector, it never takes long for them to contact Ralph's Home Inspection Service. Celebrated through all of the Windy City for their diligence and detailed reporting, we are the property inspectors you can count on when you're in search of vital information.

Each day sees us aiding clients of all distinctions. From investors, realtors, homeowners, and homebuyers, we serve them all—and we are ready to serve you.

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House Inspection Helps You Make Informed Decisions

Whether you are getting ready to purchase a home or are preparing to list your home for sale, there are many things a house inspection can reveal that can assist you in making the most informed decisions.

If you are preparing to buy a home, you’ll want to know precisely what you’re investing in and what you can expect down the road. When you are getting a house ready to list, you can gain insight into what the property is worth and what could be done to increase the resale value or set your home apart from the rest.

Our qualified technicians provide thorough post-to-pillar inspections that leave no area uncharted.

How Thermal Imaging Inspection Works

Using advanced thermal cameras and non-invasive techniques, our technicians can essentially see through walls, ceilings, and flooring by detecting variations in heat signatures. In doing so, we can detect concerns like:

  • Energy loss or lack of proper insulation
  • HVAC issues
  • Leaks
  • Moisture
  • Electrical issues
  • Pest infestation
  • Erosion
  • Roofing problems
  • Structural issues
  • And more!

Reach our experienced professionals to learn more about the advantages of using thermal imaging technology to uncover more information about a property.

Customized Building-Inspectors Checklist

While we will always tailor our services to your unique property, some of the most common elements found on our building inspectors’ checklist include:

  • Foundation inspections
  • Plumbing inspection
  • Heating inspection
  • Electricity inspection
  • Roofing inspection
  • Crawlspace inspection
  • Basement Inspection
  • Kitchen and bathroom inspection
  • Home exterior inspection
  • And much more!

Would you like our seasoned inspectors to look at something we have not mentioned in the list above? That will be no problem. Our vast experience, training, and skills mean we can give you a comprehensive report on virtually any aspect of a home and its surrounding property. Connect with our team to learn more.

Certified Home Inspector

Many worries can be associated with buying or selling a home, so your certified home inspector should work hard to eliminate stress and give you a complete picture of where the property currently stands and what to expect.

When you entrust us with your next inspection service, you can be sure you’re getting state-of-the-art advice that will help you make investment decisions you will be delighted with now and into the future.

Each of our technicians has been carefully selected, certified, and given additional industry training to ensure they’re well suited to represent our business. Our promise to you is exceptional service from start to finish. Phone us to schedule a risk-free consultation for more details.

Unbiased Home Inspections

You deserve an objective, unbiased assessment, whether you’re getting your home inspected before a transaction or refinancing your mortgage. And when you work with Ralph's Home Inspection Service, that’s precisely what you get. Our team consists of licensed, experienced inspectors who provide exceptional work for every customer and always go above and beyond. We provide our clients with detailed written reports and offer precise breakdowns of our findings before finalizing our report. Our team appreciates the need for unbiased evaluations and will never take on an inspection where there is a conflict of interest. Our top priority is customer satisfaction, so we ensure our inspections are completed professionally and objectively to provide the most accurate possible report.

An Experienced Home Inspector

When you hire Ralph's Home Inspection Service for your next home inspection, you’ll receive an extensive, detailed report from an experienced inspector. Over the years, our team has inspected countless homes throughout Chicago and developed industry expertise. We are a detail-oriented service that leaves no stone unturned. Our experienced specialists have helped clients understand the value of their homes, brought health and safety issues to their attention, and provided insight into building code regulations. From basements to attics and everything in between, our team will conduct a thorough, efficient inspection that will give you a clear idea of your home’s overall health and value. We’re confident our team will be able to satisfy your needs, and we look forward to hearing from you.

Comprehensive Home Inspections

If you require a home inspection, you deserve to receive a thorough report from a team that assesses every feature of your home. The specialists at Ralph's Home Inspection Service have years of experience, professional certification, and an exceptional work ethic that helps us provide comprehensive inspections for our customers. Our team has developed an extensive checklist to ensure we inspect all features of your home that could have a bearing on its value. During your consultation, our team will encourage you to share any pertinent information about the state of your home and property. The more we know ahead of our inspection, the more in-depth our final report will be. Our inspections typically follow a similar process, so you can expect to receive the following:

  • A pre-inspection consultation
  • Accurate quotes for our services
  • Efficient, in-person inspections
  • A detailed written report
  • A breakdown of our precise findings
  • Follow-up appointments
  • Friendly customer service
  • And much more!

Honest Home Inspectors

Before selling, buying, or refinancing a home, receiving an honest home inspection is crucial. Our inspectors are licensed and experienced and dedicated to our clientele. We provide oral and written versions of our findings to keep our technicians accountable and ensure our customers receive honest property assessments. While it can be frustrating to hear that your electrical or water systems need updating before your home can be sold, our honesty will save you time and money in the long run. It’s always better to know the actual state of your home in advance so you can resolve any issues before they worsen. We’re an honest service, and our inspectors work hard to provide exceptional results.

What Will Home Inspection Cost?

Since no two homes are identical in every detail, it’s safe to say the cost of a home inspection will also vary. When we put together a free quote for you, we will consider:

  • The size of the home and property
  • The number of rooms
  • The complexity of the HVAC infrastructure to be inspected
  • The technology needed to answer your questions about the home
  • Your goals for the inspection, for example, outbuildings, pool areas, and more

Completing a risk-free consultation would allow us to learn more about your goals so we can put together a complimentary quote. Reach us today to reserve an appointment.

Home Inspections by the Book

With a home inspection, you can finally learn what your home is truly made of. You can uncover the strength of the electrical system, you can learn about the defects, the better qualities, and everything in between.

Not all home inspection companies are made equal, though. In order to reap the many benefits of a residential inspection, you need to work with experienced professionals. You need a company that performs the most unbiased inspections possible. Thankfully, we are only a phone call away.

If you’re looking to get a better understanding of your home, there’s only one way to do it: get in touch with us. We’re here to provide you with thorough inspections that don’t miss any aspect of your home. We want to give you the most honest and complete evaluation that you’ll find, and to do that, we have to follow all the guidelines to make sure everything is in top-shape – and if it’s not, we’ll tell you how to help your building.

Our mission is to give our clients the confidence that their homes are up to code in every respect. We work with an attention to detail that can’t be understated, as we inspect every part of your home. Give us a call at (773) 425-1689 today to get your home inspected.

For Homeowners and Buyers Alike

Whether you're eager to sell a home or you're hoping to purchase a house for your family, an independent inspection is of the utmost importance. An inspection gives the prospective buyer a chance to uncover any issues with a home before closing the sale. In the event that you uncover flaws and structural defects, you just might save yourself lots of stress and money in the short and long-term.

When it comes to seamless and smooth home sales, it’s essential that everyone be on the same page regarding the quality and safety of the home. The only way to achieve this is through an objective and experienced inspector, who can visit and pinpoint any potential problems that the house has. We always recommend getting a home inspected before any sale or purchase so that you can be certain of the home’s quality and value.

If you’re in the real estate market, get the invaluable help of an expert home inspector.

Affordable Home Inspection Services

We strive to keep our licensed home inspection services affordable and accessible to property owners of all types. In addition to inspecting houses, we also offer value-driven rates on apartment and condominium inspections.

Our technicians are certified to perform a comprehensive analysis of:

  • Electrical systems
  • Plumbing
  • Roofing
  • Foundations
  • Structural inspections
  • Outbuildings like garages and garden sheds
  • Pools and hot tubs
  • Exterior inspections
  • And much more!

One of our biggest goals is to help you understand the value of your property without hurting your budget. We don’t overcharge for our services. Honesty is at the core of everything we do as a business, and we always extend this to our prices, not just our evaluations. When you give us a call, let us know the scope of the inspection services you’re looking for, and we’ll give you an accurate and upfront quote.

We’re here to give you the insight you’re looking for at a rate you can afford. Give us a call at (773) 425-1689 to get your estimate!

Best Home Inspectors

We take great pride in providing you with the best home inspectors and house inspection reports. Each member of our hand-selected team is licensed and insured, with many years of experience detecting and analyzing problems of all types.

We take great care to access hard-to-reach areas so we can provide you with a comprehensive picture of what condition each aspect of the property in question is in.

Go into homeownership with confidence when you partner with the area’s best home inspection business. Contact us to make an appointment.

New Home Inspections

Are new home inspections worth it? The answer to this question is yes. Here’s why:

  • Brand new homes can have problems no one has discovered yet.
  • Drainage and grading issues can cause damage to your home over the long term.
  • Unsightly gaps or cracks in drywall, decking, siding or driveway areas must be addressed before your typical one-year builder’s warranty expires.
  • Nail pops in drywall are unsightly and should not be present in a new build.
  • Water heaters and boilers must be functioning properly to meet building codes.
  • Incorrectly installed appliances can cause problems.
  • Electrician installations and wiring that are not properly installed can present fire and electrocution hazards.
  • Moisture problems can lead to mold if shower fan venting is not installed properly.

A savvy home buyer will opt for a new construction home inspection before moving in to give the builder time and space to correct any problems that may be uncovered. However, it is not too late to perform an inspection if you’re already settled into your new residence.

Reach out to our team to discuss budget-friendly options and flexible scheduling times that suit your unique needs. 

Home Inspections: A Worthwhile Investment

Property is one of the most worthwhile investments an individual can make. Whether you're purchasing or selling a home, you stand a chance to benefit from a home inspection greatly. Make sure you have all the information you need to make the most informed decisions possible.

There is more to a property than meets the eye. Request the inspection services of our team today.

Property Inspections Performed with Care

We try to fill our inspection reports with more than superficial details. We rely on state-of-the-art equipment and time-honored strategies to conduct our inspections, giving you the most transparent view of your property possible.

Some of the equipment we utilize includes:

  • Digital cameras with telephoto lens
  • Electronic moisture meter
  • Mold and mildew inspection
  • Radon gas detector

Easy to Schedule Home Inspections

As a professional home inspection company, we’re here to serve you when it’s most convenient for you. To this end, we always make it easy for you to book our services. We are flexible with our scheduling, and we know that you often need a home inspection quickly before a sale or purchase of a home. To accommodate these unpredictable time frames, we want to work with you closely.

Give us a call at (773) 425-1689 for booking a home inspection. We’ll be ready to take your call and will provide you with options to make sure you get a timeslot that works for your needs.

Floor to Ceiling Inspections

Our property inspectors like to tell our clients we take a floor-to-ceiling approach to our job—and it is true. No basement, attic, or crawlspace will go uninspected when we're tasked with investigating the premises.

Our job is to assess every part of a home, leaving nothing un-assessed before we depart. We take this duty very seriously, and always bring an acute attention to detail to our inspection services. We know that your safety is on the line when we evaluate the quality of your home’s structure, electrical, and other systems. If you’re looking for a company that won’t leave anything unchecked in your home, Ralph's Home Inspection Service is the best choice around.

Should You Hire a Trusted Real Estate Inspector?

Your home builder or the seller you are purchasing from may have performed their own inspection and shared the results with you. Should you still consider hiring a certified real estate inspector?

Our experts recommend you take into careful consideration the qualifications of the companies who perform each assessment. Is there something they missed? Are they certified to perform the tasks your property requires? These are the types of questions you should be asking to determine if you can trust the reports provided.

In most cases, we suggest completing an independent examination of the property you intend to invest in because although builders perform walkthrough investigations once construction is complete, they’re primarily looking for structural problems and issues with foundations and electrical wiring. Sometimes topical issues like gaps in siding can be missed entirely.

For peace of mind and the best home purchasing experience, hire our unbiased and dedicated professionals. Connect with us for an estimate at no risk to you.

Schedule Your Property Inspection Today

As any of our previous clients will tell you, we take an in-depth approach to the inspection process. While the radon gas detectors, moisture meters, and window inspections might seem excessive to some, our diligence is your gain.

Whether you're buying or selling a home, knowing the ins and outs of your property is of the utmost importance. Let our agents uncover all there is to know about your home. Call us at (773) 425-1689 today to request our home inspection services.

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