Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS A HOME INSPECTION?

A home inspection is an objective visual examination of the physcial structure and

systems of a home, from the roof to the foundation. Having a home inspected is like

giving a physcial check-up.  If problems or symptoms are found, the inspector may

recommend further evaluation.

The standard home inspector's report will review the conditions of: the heating system,

the electrical system, the cooling system, the interior plumbing, the roof surface, attic,

insulation, walls, ceilings, floors, windows, doors, appliances, foundation, basement,

exterior, drainage and structure.

WHAT DOES A HOME INSPECTION INCLUDE?

The purchase of a home is probably the largest investment you will ever make. You should learn

as much as you can about the condition of the property and the need for any major repairs before

you buy, so that you can minimize unpleasant surprises and difficulties afterwards.  Of course,

a home inspection also points out the positive aspects of a home, as well as the maintenance that

will be necessary to keep it in good shape.  After the inspection, you will have a much clearer

understanding of the property you are about purchase.

If you are already a home owner, a home inspection may be used to identify problems in the making

and to learn preventive measures which might avoid costly future repairs.  If you are planning

to sell your home, you may wish to have an inspection prior to placing your home on the market.  

This will give you a better understanding of the condition which may be discovered by the buyer's

inspector, and an opportunity to make repairs that will put the house in better selling condition.

WHY SHOULD I HAVE A HOME INSPECTION?

HOW LONG DOES A HOME INSPECTION TAKE?

Home inspections take between  two to three hours for a standard size home.  

However, for homes above 5,000 square feet, older homes or homes with

additions, the inspection may take longer.

Home inspections take between  two to three hours for a standard size home.  

However, for homes above 5,000 square feet, older homes or homes with

additions, the inspection may take longer.

No. A Radon test is a separate service provided by companies certified by the EPA. 

If Radon test is desired, VhI Inspections, will provide this service at an additional cost.

HOW MUCH DOES AN INSPECTION COST?

 The cost of a home inspection will vary with the size, age, number of HVAC systems,

out buildings, etc.  Please give me a call at 815-985-2707 for a free no obligation consultation

to discuss the details of your home so that I can give you the correct pricing for your particular home.

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