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Residential & Commercial

You need to know as much as possible before committing to a future home or commercial property. That’s where Detail Home Inspection steps in. As our name suggests, we provide highly detailed inspections that you can rely on. Due to our extensive list of services, we’re also your one-stop provider for anything inspection related!


Home Inspection

Illinois buyers need to know if the house they’re interested in is a good value or a money pit in disguise. Our experienced home inspector will thoroughly inspect the home and report back about any issues. Areas that we check during this inspection service include (but are not limited to):

  • Heating
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ventilation
  • Plumbing System
  • Electrical System
  • Structural Composition
  • Exterior of the Structure
  • Exterior Grading
  • Foundation
  • Roof
  • Masonry Structure

Property/Commercial Buildings Inspections

We have extensive experience inspecting local commercial buildings, especially of the light variety. Residential, tenant spaces, offices and many other commercial properties are within our scope of practice. By getting a thorough inspection performed, you can determine if the property in question is a wise investment for your business. Contact us to learn more about this inspection service.

Pre-Listing/Seller’s Inspection

Make sure you know what type of condition your home is in before you list it on the market. Taking the time to get a Pre-Listing/Seller’s Inspection is the perfect way to arm yourself with the knowledge needed to command a higher sales price. You’ll also be able to avoid future complications that are associated with a bad Buyer’s Home Inspection. After all, you’ll have the ability to either repair, replace, or disclose any problems discovered during the Pre-Listing Inspection.

Mold Samples/Testing

Mold is a major allergen, and it can also cause extensive damage to your home. Detail Home Inspection holds an IAC2 Advance Mold Certification, which means we’re properly trained and qualified to gather mold samples. Once this process has been completed, we’ll get the proper testing conducted to help verify whether or not the house currently has a mold problem.

Air Quality Samples

The quality of your indoor air can have a major impact on your overall quality of life. Poor air quality can lead to allergies and other medical issues. With this add-on inspection service, we’ll take air quality samples and let you know if an issue exists. If so, you’ll gain valuable information that should be discussed with the seller before you decide to either move forward or walk away.

Asbestos Samples/Testing 

Our home inspector can take samples from the ductwork and other potential asbestos hotspots. Once these samples have been obtained, they will be sent to a professional testing service. We will report back to you as soon as possible about the results of this test. If asbestos is found in the home, you’ll want to discuss a remediation plan with the seller before you move forward.

Water Testing/Samples

You deserve to know the quality of the water your family will be drinking, cooking with, and bathing in. Whether you’ll be using city water or well water, we can collect a water sample and get it professional tested. If issues are found, it’s wise to have the well or pipes cleaned/replaced as needed in order to protect your family’s health. Please note that the water supply in some Chicago neighborhoods has tested positive for lead.


The seller is likely to push for a quick close after they’ve taken care of the items on your home repair addendum. Don’t let this prevent you from getting a Re-Inspection, though. After all, you should get the necessary time to verify that everything has been completed to your satisfaction instead of merely taking the seller’s word for it. Re-Inspections can help buyers avoid getting stuck with repair bills shortly after closing on their new home.

Loan Draw Inspections

Lenders do not usually release the entire budget for new home construction at the beginning of the project. Instead, they require periodic inspections before they’ll release the latest requested loan draw. These inspections let the lender know if the project is on-budget and on-time. Any problems that are found will be worked out between the lender, builder, and buyer before additional funds are released. This protects the buyer’s best interests as it prevents the builder from wasting a lot of time and money.

New Construction Inspection

In an ideal world, a newly constructed home would be 100 percent perfect. Unfortunately, that almost never happens. To avoid disappointment, we highly recommend scheduling our New Construction Inspection service to take place before you move in. We’ll document any issues, including construction defects, so that you can get the builder to correct these problems before you start living in the house.

New Construction Phase Inspections

Why wait until the last minute to ensure that the construction of your future home is going according to plan? When you sign up for New Construction Phase Inspections, you’ll benefit from getting multiple updates about the builder’s process. This is a proven way to learn about problems such as a builder going over budget or a room not being built per your blueprints before things get even further out of hand.

11-Month/Builder’s Warranty

Newly built homes typically come with a one-year warranty. The unfortunate reality, though, is that most homeowners will miss out on the benefits of this warranty. This leaves them dealing with large repair bills down the line, when their builder should have taken care of the problem. Avoid this trap by scheduling our 11-Month/Builder’s Warranty inspection service.

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George Norberg | Licensed Property Inspector

Illinois License #450.002250  |  Illinois Asbestos License #100-19584  |  International Code Council #5135270 | IAC2-73675

    ICC Certified