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Located in Chicago serving Chicago, Evanston and Joliet

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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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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.

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.

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!

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

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.

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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