HouseMaster Home Inspections of Homewood
4.84415 stars - based on 2483 reviews
708-798-8810

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.
 
Dan was fantastic. He treated me like someone who has never bought a house before, which was good because I had never been shown so much. I learned so much from him and will now be able to be a much better home owner. I look forward to doing more business with you and have already recommended your service to a few people.

– Dorothy S.
Chicago, IL

Inspector Dan was very thorough. Explained each item in detail. Explained what he was looking for, what it should be and if it was not what it should be, he provided recommendations on a resolution. 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

I am in the process of buying my first home and this was my first home inspection. I was given Home Master's phone number by a family member who had used them and recommended them. When I called to schedule the home inspection, the staff could not have been more helpful or nice. They made the scheduling process easy and painless. I called back the next day to reschedule for a different time and it was so simple. I was assigned Chris as my home inspector. I cannot recommend him enough. Since this was my first experience I didn't know what to expect. Chris sat me down, explained the process to me and told me to follow him around the house. He showed me the problem areas and gave me his recommendations on how to fix things and what it would cost. When I didn't know something, he explained it further and showed me how things worked around the house. I would recommend HouseMaster to anyone and everyone I know who needs this service.

– Danielle B
Orland Park, IL

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

– Hanuleth R.
Naperville, IL

Christopher Brown was very thorough and detailed in his inspection. He took the time to answer all of my questions and explain the home systems professionally and in a manner that was very understandable for me. He offered good information on each aspect of the inspected items. As a single person making a transition to life on my own, he was extremely respectful and sensitive to my need for thorough understanding in order to make informed decisions. 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. The report was in my email inbox the next morning! The office person I initially contacted was friendly and efficient in setting up and confirming the appointment, as well. I will recommend your office to anyone in need of home inspection!

– Beth W.
Joliet, IL

George was thorough, informative, professional, and friendly. He gave me tips for how to maintain certain fixtures in the house that were very helpful. He had the report ready in a few hours, and the report was perfectly aligned with the actual inspection. He exceeded my expectations and made the inspection process easy. I will definitely recommend HouseMaster in the future.

– James G.
Western Springs, IL

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

– Lidora W.
Hammond, IN

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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