HouseMaster Home Inspections of Mount Prospect a
4.7985 stars - based on 203 reviews
847-749-1270

MOUNT PROSPECT HOME INSPECTIONS.

DONE RIGHT. GUARANTEED.

YOUR LOCAL HOUSEMASTER TEAM

Trust the tens of thousands of homeowners, just like you, that have given us nothing but 4 and 5-star reviews. HouseMaster inspectors are comprehensively trained and tested annually to meet the industry standards of inspection, reporting, and customer service. We consistently deliver the best home inspection experience possible. It?s easy to see why our customers and the professionals that represent them trust HouseMaster. Proudly serving the people of Palatine, Chicago, Bloomingdale, Arlington Heights, Wayne and their neighboring communities.
My husband and I are first time home buyers so we weren't sure what to expect with our potential-home inspection. From the time we spoke to Brian Ristau we felt confident that he would not only do a thorough job, but keep us up to date on everything going on. Leading up to the inspection we had reminders and update emails. We weren't able to be there for the inspection so we emailed questions ahead of time that were answered right away. The report was provided with little wait time, and we were so impressed by the detail, photos AND videos provided that we had no lingering questions after reading through everything. We were able to make an incredibly well-informed decision on whether or not to move forward with purchasing our first home, thanks to Brian Ristau and HouseMaster. Thank you!

– Jeannie and Marc H.
Woodridge IL.

Brian was very thorough and explained everything to us. He gave us recommendations as to ways of fixing issues that were present. We are first time home buyers and he went above and beyond to make sure we were clear on all the issues and just gave us general advice for maintaining the house using preventative measures

– Dave P.
Skokie IL.

Brian is the ultimate professional. Each buyer he has worked with has been very impressed. As a Realtor the referrals I give reflect directly on me. That is why I will continue to recommend Brian

– Michael K.
Arlington Heights IL.

During the inspection one very inportent discovery saved us from purchasing a home would have cost us over $10,000 repair We were able to walk away from this purchase thanks totally to the inspection expertise of Brian. A special high five to Brian Ristau. Of course we will use him again very shortly to inspect the new home we will be looking at One very completely satisfied customer

– Terry and Nancy J.
Huntley IL.

Very thorough job! Buyers were impressed!

– Maria D
Arlington Heights 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

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

A short-term test is performed to determine the possible presence of elevated levels of radon gas pursuant to local regulations or practices for real estate transactions. Radon is an odorless, colorless and radioactive byproduct of natural soil decay known to increase the risk of cancer in those exposed.

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.