HouseMaster Home Inspections of Homewood
4.8454 stars - based on 2506 reviews
708-794-8081

HOUSEMASTER

SERVING CHICAGOLAND/ NORTHWEST INDIANA

MEET YOUR LOCAL HOME INSPECTION TEAM

Our highly skilled team of licensed & insured inspectors bring decades of construction, engineering, plumbing and electrical knowledge. Additionally, each member of our team has been NIBI® (National Institute of Building Inspectors) trained & certified with ongoing education. Locally owned and operated by veteran Rich Hofeld & sons since 1983, our office has performed over 45,ooo area home & building inspections. Widely recognized as pioneers and leaders in the industry, HouseMaster is the most respected & experienced home inspection company in greater metropolitan Chicago and Northwest Indiana.
Inspector Dan was very thorough. He answered all of my questions and gave great pointers and tips. He was extremely down to earth, patient and professional. I would highly recommend HouseMaster to any and all friends considering a home inspection.

– Michelle J.
Crown Point, IN

George was fantastic! Extremely knowledgeable, polite and patient with our inquiries.

– Hanuleth R.
Naperville, IL

Chris was extremely respectful and sensitive to my needs as a single mom. He was also very personable and great to work with! He offered to be available after my reading the report for any technical answers or further explanation. I will recommend your office to anyone in need of home inspection!

– Beth W.
Oak Park, IL

Informative, professional, and friendly. George gave me very helpful tips for how to maintain fixtures in the house. He exceeded my expectations and made the inspection process easy. I will definitely recommend HouseMaster in the future.

– James G.
Western Springs, IL

Dan is impeccable. He inspected our home in such a way I never imagined. He was extremely knowledgeable in all areas. He gave really good advice and tips that will definitely assist us. I would most definitely refer Housemaster to anyone that's looking for a home inspector.

– Lidora W.
Hammond, IN

Dan Hofeld was amazing! Best house inspector I have ever worked with by a mile! He was incredibly thorough and informative. I would recommend him to anyone.

– Jenny F.
Homewood, IL

I just had my 2nd home inspection with Dan. He's friendly, thorough and really good at helping a 1st time homeowner to understand what repairs were needed, how to prioritize those repairs, and how to maintain my new home in the future.

– Javier M.
Chicago, IL

INSPECTION SERVICES

ROOFING
EXTERIOR ELEMENTS
INTERIOR ELEMENTS
FOUNDATION AND SUBSTRUCTURE
KITCHEN
HEATING SYSTEM
COOLING SYSTEM
ELECTRICAL
PLUMBING
ROOFING

What we inspect: Visible roof covering materials, (shingles), flashings at roof penetrations and valleys, skylights, chimneys, gutters and downspouts. We assess the condition of these elements for proper function; looking for evidence of leakage or worn, damaged, or missing components. Watch us in action!

EXTERIOR ELEMENTS

Here is what we inspect: Visible siding and trim, windows, doors, garages, porches, decks, stairs, and railings. We assess the elements for proper construction and function; looking for damage, missing components or other conditions that might lead to infiltration or functional concerns. Watch us in action!

INTERIOR ELEMENTS

What we inspect: visible areas of all walls, ceilings, stairways, representative windows and doors, and attic areas for signs of leakage and damage, sagging or other structural concerns. Windows will be operated to determine function. In accessible attics, besides assessing structural components, we will note insulation and ventilation conditions. Watch us in action!

FOUNDATION AND SUBSTRUCTURE

What we inspect: Visible load-bearing framing components, foundation walls, slabs, piers and columns and major structural components. Visible, accessible structural components will be assessed for function and presence of damage, decay or defects. We look for water penetration at below grade areas. Watch us in action!

KITCHEN

What we inspect: Plumbing fixtures and built-in appliances. We check plumbing fixtures looking for water pressure or drainage issues and visible signs of leaks. We check basic operational modes of the appliances and ventilators and look at cabinets and countertops for significant deficiencies.  Watch us in action!

HEATING SYSTEM

What we inspect: Visible components of the central AC or heat pump system including condensers and air handlers, and the distribution ductwork. We operate the systemto assess function and condition of the accessible indoor/ outdoor components. The distribution system will also be assessed. Watch us in action!

COOLING SYSTEM

What we inspect: Visible components of the central AC or heat pump system including condensers and air handlers, and the distribution ductwork. We operate the systemto assess function and condition of the accessible indoor/ outdoor components. The distribution system will also be assessed. Watch us in action!

ELECTRICAL

What we inspect: Visible service panels components and household wiring and devices. We assess the condition of readily accessible panel components, note the presence of GFCIs, AFCIs, smoke alarms and check the operation of representative outlets, switches, fixtures and other devices. Watch us in action!

PLUMBING

What we inspect: Visible water supply piping, distribution piping, waste system piping, water heaters and plumbing fixtures. Also includes inspection of the physical condition of piping, kitchen and bathroom fixtures; tubs, showers, toilets, and operation to assess flow, drainage and leakage. Water heating components will also be assessed. Watch us in action!

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

NEW CONSTRUCTION
COMMERCIAL /MULTIPLE DWELLING PROPERTY
PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE INSPECTION
NEW CONSTRUCTION

Inspections include: draw inspection (verification of installed elements for lender release of funds); phase inspections (conducted at several stages of the construction process); and inspections of new homes ready for occupancy and assessment of the condition of installed components to supplement code compliance inspection provided by local authorities.

COMMERCIAL /MULTIPLE DWELLING PROPERTY

Inspections include: inspection of the visible and readily accessible areas of the roof, structure, mechanical and electric components of the public areas of a building, as well as all or representative individual dwelling or office/store units, as requested by the client.

PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE INSPECTION

This inspection involves: a review of the condition of the exterior and interior components of a home and the systems. Includes review of the roof, flashings, insulation issues, heating and air conditioning units, grading, the proper function of appliances and plumbing, electric components, smoke alarms for deferred maintenance and recommended action. 

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