Expert Home Inspections
MVP Home Inspections is the premium home inspection service in Illinois, servicing the Greater Chicago suburban and rural areas. Our experienced, trained and licensed home inspectors can provide expert home inspections on commercial and residential properties.
We provide the highest quality home inspections on the market, including personalized pricing. We provide the personalized pricing model to ensuring you get excellent value for your money.
Top Home Inspection
Our goal is to keep your property safe and maintained with comprehensive, detailed inspections that go the extra mile. With MVP Home Inspections you can expect thorough and knowledgeable inspection on your residential or commercial property, whether you are buying, selling or maintaining.
We are Illinois Licensed and Insured Home Inspectors and Certified Mold Inspectors. This means we receive ongoing state mandated training so we can keep up to date with cutting edge industry standards. Rest assured that you will always receive a knowledgeable home inspection when you choose MVP Home Inspections.
Typically home inspections take 2 to 3 hrs to complete and our clients are always welcome to attend.
When should you invest in a home inspection?
During a sale and / or purchase:
When buying a new property, an accurate and detailed home inspection gives you a valuable bargaining chip. If we discover any issues or hazards in the property, as a buyer you are entitled to negotiate on repairs or price, or pull out of the sale altogether.
For sellers, a home inspection gives you the opportunity to qualify your property before putting it on the market, so you can avoid costly issues down the road.
While maintaining your property:
Our home inspectors can provide in-depth details on system life expectancy, such as plumbing, heating and other major systems in the home. This gives you an opportunity to repair or replace any systems that might act up, saving you a huge chunk of money in the future.
MVP Home Inspections will also provide priceless advice and education on how to maintain your property correctly, so you can protect your investment for years to come.
Home Inspection Services
Home inspections need to be undertaken on a regular basis to ensure your property stays safe and maintained. A home inspection gives you the opportunity to assess a new property, negotiate repairs, replace aging equipment or perform maintenance to prevent breakages. We offer a number of services to ensure that you will receive a comprehensive inspection every time. These include:
Listing Inspection for Sellers - Purchase Inspection for Buyers
New Construction Home Inspections - Pre 1900's Home Inspections
Commercial & Luxury Property Inspections - Multi Unit Property Inspections
Townhome Inspections - Condominium Inspections
What we Inspect
Our experienced home inspectors have the knowledge, training and flexibility to inspect a number of different property types, appliances, safety requirements, living spaces and more. With MVP Home Inspections you will receive a full-service property inspection covering all bases. This is why we employ top-tier home inspectors who have an understanding of a broad range of safety, maintenance and functionality factors in the home.
- Roofs, vents, flashings and trim
- Gutters and downspouts
- Skylights and chimneys
- Decks and porches
- Walkways and railings
- Driveway and patio
- Eaves, soffit and fascia
- Grading and drainage
- Cabinets, countertops & hinges
- Garage doors, sensors and openers
- Doors, floors and walls
- Windows and trim
- Basement, foundation / crawlspace
- Water penetration
- Heating system
- Gas leak detection
- Carbon Monoxide test
- Appliance test
- Cooling system
- Main water shut off
- Water heating system
- Water pressure, sink drains / leaks
- Drainage sump pumps
- Insulation and ventilation
- Electrical line and meter box
- Main disconnect / service amperage
- Electrical panels
- Breaker double taps
- GFCI's, AFCI's and outlets
- Lighting and Windows
- Interior plumbing fixtures / faucets
- Fireplace damper door and hearth
- Attic space
- Breakers and fuses
- System grounding
- Electrical wire size
* We try to walk all roofs however weather, temperature, height, pitch & access may prevent us from doing so.
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 and valves.
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.
- It Provides an Out:
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 mold, carbon monoxide and gas leaks 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.
- Negotiating Tool:
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.
- Forecast Future Costs:
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.
- Protect Your Investment:
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.
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