Location
Oak Lawn, IL
Hours
Mon - Sun: 8A - 8P

About MVP Home Inspections

A Local Home Inspector and premium home inspection company in Illinois.

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At MVP Home Inspections a Local Home Inspector and premium home inspection company 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.

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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.

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Home Inspection Services

A home inspection needs to be undertaken on a regular basis to ensure your property stays safe and maintained. The 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 Property Inspections
  • Luxury Property Inspections
  • Mobile Home 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

Electrical

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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.

HVAC

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Your inspector should describe your home cooling & heating system, energy source, & inspect the central and through-wall cooling equipment and age of the unit.

Plumbing

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Thoroughly examine the water supply, drainage systems, water heating equipment & fuel storage systems including drainage pumps & sump pumps and valves.

Interior

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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.

Roofing

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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.

Exterior

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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.
  • Safety:
    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.

Updated Average Life Expectancy:

The listed life expectancy is estimated based on normal use. Keeping up with the recommended scheduled maintenance and servicing can help with longevity and efficiency of your appliances, mechanicals and building materials. Always call a licensed specialist for service and more information.

AC - 18-20 years

Appliances - 15 years

Attic Insulation - 30 years 

Bathroom Fan - 10 years 

Boiler - 20-25 years 

Carpet - 10-15 years 

Ductwork - 30+ years depending on material

Electrical Panel - 40 years

Ejector Pump - 5-7 years 

Fireplace - 15 years

Furnace  - 20-25 years

Furnace Filter - 1-3 months 

Garage Door Opener - 15-18 years 

Gas Meter - 20 years 

GFCI Outlets - 25 years 

Gutters - 25 years

Kitchen Fan - 15 years 

Radon Fan - 5-10 years

Roof Shingles - 20-30 years 

Sewer Lines - 50+ years depending on material

Sink Fixture - 20 years

Sump Pump - 5-7 years 

Water Heater - 12-15 years  

Water Meter - 20 years 

Water Pipes - 50+ years depending on material

Windows - 30 years 

Window AC - 10-15 years

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Maintenance / Service and Inspection Schedule:

The listed schedule is estimated based on normal use. Keeping up with the recommended scheduled maintenance and servicing can help with longevity and efficiency of your appliances, mechanicals and building materials. Finding a problem early is important and can save you hundreds of dollars. Always call a licensed specialist for service and more information.

AC - Service once per year

Appliances - Inspection once per year 

Attic - Inspection every six months 

Bathroom Fan - Maintenance once per year 

Boiler - Service once per year

Carpet - Maintenance every eighteen months 

Crawlspace - Inspection every six months 

Ductwork - Maintenance every five years

Electrical Panel - Inspection every three years

Ejector Pump - Service once per year

Fireplace / Chimney - Service once per year

Furnace  - Service once per year 

Furnace Filter - Change every 30-90 days

Garage Door Opener - Maintenance once per year

Gas Meter - Inspection every two years 

GFCI Outlets - Inspection once per year 

Gutters - Maintenance twice per year 

Kitchen Fan - Maintenance once per year

Radon Testing - Inspection every two years 

Roof Shingles - Inspection once per year

Sewer Scope - Inspection once per year

Sink Aerators - Maintenance every six months 

Sump Pump - Service once per year 

Water Heater - Service once per year 

Water Meter - Inspection every two years 

Windows - Service once per year

Window AC - Service once per year

Call 708.830.8700

Here's some helpful links:

Expertise.com: 2019 Best Home Inspector

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Find us on: Angie's List

Check us out on: Zillow

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Members of: Oak Lawn Chamber

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Contractor Referrals:

  • The referrals provided by MVP Home Inspections Inc is for general informational purposes only. All referrals on the site is provided in good faith, however we make no representation or warranty of any kind, express or implied, regarding the accuracy, adequacy, validity, reliability, availability or completeness of any work the contractor may be hired to do. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE SHALL WE HAVE ANY LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF THESE REFERRALS OR RELIANCE ON ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED. YOUR USE OF THESE REFERRALS AND YOUR RELIANCE ON ANY INFORMATION IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. These contractors/referrals did not pay and were not paid to be on this site. MVP Home Inspections Inc/owner may have previously used the listed referrals.

 

Concrete: Montezac Concrete - 773-412-8817 - montezacconcrete.com

Construction: Kevdo Construction - 708-305-0399 - kevdoconstruction.com

Electrician: Pros Electrical - 630-364-1337 - proselectrical.com

Mold: Kingdom Restoration - 708-770-6572 - kingdom-restoration.com

Plumber: Wiz Plumbing - 630-362-3330 - wizplumbingandsewer.com

Roofing: Amaros Roofing - 708-516-9180 - amarosroofinginc.com

Termite: TNT Exterminators - 708-268-8720 - tntexterminators.com

Waterproofing: Family WP - 708-330-4466 - familydry.com

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