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Choosing the right home inspector can be difficult.
Unlike most professionals, you probably will not get to meet me until after you hire me.
Furthermore, different inspectors have varying qualifications, equipment, experience,
reporting methods, and yes, different pricing.
One thing for sure is that a home inspection requires work, a lot of work.
Ultimately a thorough inspection depends heavily on the individual inspectors own effort.
If you honor me by permitting me to inspect your new home, I guarantee that I will give you my
very best effort.
This I promise you. Tom
Home Inspection Frequently Asked Questions?
||What is a home inspection?
home inspection is an objective examination of the structure and systems
of a home, from roof to foundation. When problems or symptoms of problems
are found the inspector may recommend further evaluation or remedies making
the home inspection cost well worth it.
||May I attend the inspection?
I encourage you to attend the inspection so you will get the most benefit. Be
suspicious of any inspector who doesn't want you around during the inspection.
||Who is responsible for preparing
the property for the inspection?
the Seller's responsibility to prepare the property for
all utilities turned on (water, electric and gas).
2. Have all gas appliances ready to run with pilot lights turned on.
3. Clear access to areas like attics, crawl spaces, electric panels and
4. Unlock storage closets, fence gates, electric panels and crawl and
5. Remove pets from property, or secure them so they are not free to roam.
||Is the home inspection report
a guarantee or warranty that nothing will go wrong?
Your home inspection report is not a guarantee that things
won't break down or otherwise become problematic during escrow or any
other time after the inspection took place. In fact your home inspection report
is not insurance of any kind whatsoever because I am not licensed in the
State of Illinois as an insurance provider. Only an insurance company
licensed under the laws of the State of Illinois can provide you with
insurance. Providing insurance without the appropriate license could result
in severe civil or criminal penalties.
Your report is simply a documentation of the conditions of the property
"at the time of the inspection". It is a snapshot in time,
and any implication that the report is or might be insurance on your property
and its systems and components is expressly denied by me. Therefore, I
shall not pay for repairs or replacement of items or components just because
they broke down or are causing problems after the home inspection.
||Why can't I have someone
in my family who is handy or a contractor, inspect my new home?
is the biggest mistake many potential new homeowners make when purchasing
a home. Although the person you are considering may be very skilled, they
are not trained or experienced at professional home inspections.
Professional home inspection is a unique skill like no other. Professional inspectors
get what we call an inspector's instinct for problems. That instinct takes
extensive training and lots of experience doing inspections to develop.
Many contractors, and other trade professionals hire a professional home
inspector to inspect their homes when they make a purchase.
| Providing Home and Property
Elwood, Joliet, Downers Grove,
55 surrounding cities and communities.
Kollias Property Inspections, Inc
16026 So. 90th Ave Tinley Park, IL 60487
Kollias Property Inspections, Inc. 2005-2017