Who we are.
MVP Home Inspections Inc. is a State Licensed Illinois Home Inspection Company. For your convenience we have ASHI Associate Member Inspectors available throughout Chicago and Suburbs 7 days a week.
We understand the integral parts of a home, knowing what may be behind a finished wall can help determine the cause and effect of a deficiency. With 100's of homes inspected each year, ongoing state mandated training's allow us to stay current with industry changes and updates to mechanical information. A home inspection is designed to give the client a comprehensive visual analysis of the property in question. Once you and your family are ready, give us a call and we can answer any questions and set-up your home inspection.
Key points of a home inspection.
Safe electrical wiring is essential. Look for the condition of service entrance wires, service panels, breakers, fuses & disconnects. Also note of the number of outlets.
Your inspector should describe your home cooling & heating system, energy source, & inspect the central and through-wall cooling equipment and age of the unit.
Thoroughly examine the water supply, drainage systems, water heating equipment & fuel storage systems including drainage pumps & sump pumps.
An inspection of the inside of the home can reveal plumbing leaks, insect damage, rot, construction defects, & other issues. An inspector should take a close look.
A well-maintained roof protects you from rain, snow, and other forces of nature. Take note of the roof’s age, conditions of flashing, roof draining systems and more.
The inspector should look at sidewalks, driveways, steps, windows, and doors. A home’s siding, trim, and surface drainage also are part of an exterior inspection.
Five reasons not to skip the home inspection.
A quality home inspection can reveal critical information about the condition of a home and its systems. This makes the buyer aware of what costs, repairs and maintenance the home may require immediately, and over time. If a buyer isn't comfortable with the findings of the home inspection, it usually presents one last opportunity to back out of the offer to buy.
A home inspection can detect safety issues like radon, carbon monoxide and mold which all homes should be tested for. Make sure that your home-buying contract states that should such hazards be detected, you have the option to cancel the offer to buy.
The home inspection report presents an opportunity to ask for repairs and/or request a price reduction or credit from the seller. Work with your realtor to understand what requests can and should be made to negotiate a better deal.
A home inspector can approximate the installation age of major systems in the home like plumbing, heating and cooling, and critical equipment like water heaters. They can diagnose the current condition of the structure itself, and tell you how long finishes have been in the home. All components in the home have a "shelf-life. Understanding when they require replacement can help you make important budgeting decisions.
The home inspector is a valuable educational resource. He or she can suggest specific tips on how to maintain the home and ultimately save you thousands of dollars in the long term.