Meet Charlie Cregier
C & C Home Inspections
“Providing Quality Inspection Services For Buyers And Sellers Of Real Estate” “C&C Home Inspection highly recommends the buyer take time to be present at the inspection. Budget 2-3 hrs to accompany the inspector. The interactive communication during the inspection process is essential and invaluable for the new home buyer. In most cases, the home seller is not home during the inspection. This enables the inspector and the buyer to talk openly about the property. At the completion of the inspection, the buyer will receive the 33-page user-friendly report, educating you about your home.” 815-824-8263 Office 815-751-2608 Direct Charlie Cregier, Home Inspector – Illinois License No. 050000405 Serving Northern Illinois since 2000 Visit Website Email
Meet Pat Blatner
bASSURED Home Inspections, LLC
”I have been trusted by home buyers to help them make informed buying decisions. My home inspections typically range from 2-3 hours long, depending on the size of the house, and you are invited to follow along with me as I perform your inspection. I take great pride in every inspection I perform. When the inspection is over, I will prepare a detailed inspection report, delivered direct to your email.” State of Illinois Licensed Home Inspector License #450.010994 630-945-2050 Direct Visit website email
What You Should Know About the Home Inspections
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The home’s “skeleton” should be able to stand up to weather, gravity, and the earth that surrounds it. Structural components include items such as the foundation and the framing.
The inspector should look at sidewalks, driveways, steps, windows, doors, siding, trim, and surface drainage. They should also examine any attached porches, decks, and balconies.
A good inspector will provide very important information about your roof, including its age, roof draining systems, buckled shingles, and loose gutters and downspouts. They should also inform you of the condition of any skylights and chimneys as well as the potential for pooling water.
They should thoroughly examine the water supply and drainage systems, water heating equipment, and fuel storage systems. Drainage pumps and sump pumps also fall under this category. Poor water pressure, banging pipes, rust spots, or corrosion can indicate larger problems.
You should be informed of the condition of service entrance wires, service panels, breakers and fuses, and disconnects. Also take note of the number of outlets in each room.
Heating and air conditioning
The home’s vents, flues, and chimneys should be inspected. The inspector should be able to tell you the water heater’s age, its energy rating, and whether the size is adequate for the house. They should also describe and inspect all the central air and through-wall cooling equipment.
Your inspector should take a close look at walls, ceilings and floors; steps, stairways, and railings; countertops and cabinets; and garage systems. These areas can reveal leaks, insect damage, rot, construction defects, and more.
Inspectors should check for adequate insulation and ventilation in the attic and in unfinished areas such as crawl spaces. Insulation should be appropriate for the climate. Without proper ventilation, excess moisture can lead to mold and water damage.
They’re charming, but fireplaces can be dangerous if they’re not properly installed. Inspectors should examine the vent and flue, and describe solid fuel-burning appliances.
Swanson Real Estate
503 E. Church St.
Sandwich, IL 60548
Areas Served: Big Rock, Hinckley, Marseilles, Naperville, Newark, Oswego, Plano, Sandwich, Sheridan, Somonauk , Sugar Grove, Yorkville