What to Expect From Your Inspection

Whether you need a buyer’s inspection, a pre-listing inspection, or you just are interested in a home inspection to ensure proper maintenance of your current home,  The Chicagoland Area, you can trust On Target Home Inspection to deliver quality services.

Buying a new house can be a trying and scary experience, especially for first-time home buyers. Many potential issues can be hidden or require a trained eye to notice. These include rotting floors, structural failures, moisture penetration, mold growth, electrical and fire hazards, and so on. Any one of these problems can turn a home into a money pit, or even be a safety hazard for your family. That’s where we are able to help, we offer professional, reliable home inspections to put your mind at ease and make the buying process easier. With our next day, easy-to-read modern reports delivered by text or email, you can rest assured you are making an informed decision

Below is a quick overview of the services included in your home inspection, and the major systems that we analyze and assess throughout the process.

Roof

The roof is one of the most costly and important structures. We will examine the roof, its structure, shingles/tiles, flashing, gutters, downspouts and more.

Exterior

Exterior

This includes the exterior walkways and doors, siding, eaves and soffits, fascia, paint, and other such elements of the home’s exterior.

HVAC

HVAC

We will visually inspect the HVAC systems including ducts, filters, furnaces and air conditioning units.

Plumbing

Plumbing

We will visually inspect plumbing fixtures for proper function, including tubs, sinks, hoses, showers, water shut-off valves, look for leaks, poor water pressure and other such flaws.

Electrical Systems

Electrical Systems

We will visually inspect both interior and exterior electrical systems including service drops, service masts, grounding, outlets, meters, circuit breakers, and other such systems.

Water Heater

Appliances

We will test and examine all major appliances that are permanent, like water heaters and other permanently installed appliances.

Doors, Windows & Interior

Doors, Windows & Interior

We will check doors and windows for proper sealing and drafts, signs of water damage, and more. We will also check the condition of all interior spaces.

Foundations, Basements and Crawl Spaces

Foundations, Basements and Crawl Spaces

We will examine the foundation, crawlspaces and basements to look for signs of things like past water damage, foundation cracking or shifting, and other such potentially expensive issues. We use tools like infrared technology and moisture meters to investigate potential moisture issues in finished basements.

Attic

Attic, Ventilation & Insulation

We will examine the attic to ensure it is properly ventilated, assess the level of insulation, and more. Additionally, we check the roof structural components for deficiencies and evidence of leakage/microbial growth.