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RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL INSPECTIONS IN CHICAGOLAND, IL
The HouseDoctors, founded in 1994, is a family-owned and operated business. We have conducted thousands of inspections and consultations since our inception and are constantly finding ways to better our processes so we can best help you to receive the service you deserve. We have been proud to serve our clients throughout the Chicagoland area, tending to their needs and educating them about what it means to be a homeowner.
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ASHI Virtual Inspection
This is a virtual/interactive video from ASHI that shows the general process of an inspection.
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A home is more than just an investment. It is a place for security and peace of mind. Hidden defects can mean long term additional costs, which means financial and personal losses. A "The Housedoctors" inspection will disclose defects and ensure the quality of your investment before you purchase.
Knowledgeable Home Inspector Experts
Ultimately, a property inspection is only as good as the people doing it. Chuck holds a high school diploma in Architecture, a degree in Construction Engineering from Indiana State University, with extensive experience as a project manager with General Motors, Peoples Gas, and United Parcel Service in both new construction and renovations.
Chuck's background is further enhanced by over 30 years of experience as a General Contractor.
For over 25 years Chuck has participated in the continuing education programs of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) the nation’s leading and most prestigious association of independent home inspectors.
Be Confident In Your Property Transaction
Professional home inspections and the reports they provide are an invaluable educational service. The things you learn (always try to accompany the inspector) about the house during the inspection will help you make the most important decision, whether to buy your home or not and teach you to care for it as long as you live in that home.
About the Owner
Mr. Charles Walton has been conducting home inspections in the Greater Chicagoland Area for the past 25 years. Mr. Walton holds a degree in Construction & Civil Engineering from Indiana State University, with extensive experience as a project manager with General Motors, Peoples Gas and United Parcel Service. For the last 25 years, Chuck has participated in continuing education programs of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and in 1996 and 1997 he was voted Home Inspector of the Year.
What Is a Home Inspection?
A home inspection is a report on the overall condition of a home. A thorough home inspection gives the buyer details about a home’s structure, foundation, electrical, plumbing, and more. A home inspector checks the areas of a home beyond what a buyer can see on the surface. Getting a home inspection is important because it helps the buyer know if a home may need costly repairs. What is uncovered during an inspection can become part of a sales negotiation between buyer and seller, and their respective real estate agents.
Why do I need a Home Inspection?
Buying a new home may be the biggest investment you'll ever make. Although the process is very exciting it quickly becomes overwhelming. While the home you have selected may appear to be just what you're looking for, how can you be sure there aren't potentially serious unknown defects which can make your investment in your future a costly one?
Having your new home professionally inspected by our company as early as possible in the buying process can save you thousands of dollars on items which you may be able to have the seller or builder correct. Our company is dedicated to providing you with valuable information about your new home.
We inspect all major components of the subject property to expose unknown defects and advise you about future maintenance about your home once the purchase is complete. Our company will give you the information you require to make an informed decision.
We provide home inspection services throughout the city of Chicago, Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties in Illinois.
How do I choose my home inspector?
Call up and ask about their credentials and experience. If for some reason you don't feel comfortable asking this of the inspector when speaking with them on the phone then how will you feel asking questions at the inspection? You must feel that the inspector is qualified, experienced, and attentive to your needs.
What qualifications or credentials should a home inspector offer?
When choosing a home inspector, begin with a list of association members in your area. Then check to see who among these is the most experienced and has the most outstanding reputation for thoroughness as an inspector. And be sure to attend your inspection. That way, you'll learn as much as possible from your member inspector. Some have college degrees in fields related to construction such as engineering and architecture. A few have passed the same code certification examinations that the building code officials are required to pass.
What will the inspection cover?
A thorough Inspection covers everything from the roof to the foundation. Visit our services for details
How long will the inspection take? Most Inspections take about three to four hours. These times may vary depending on the size, age & condition of the home.
Should I be present during the inspection?
We recommend that you be present at the site of the inspection, from start to finish.
Why use our Services:
The purchase of a new home is one of the single most costly investments that a family will make. Along with the extra stresses, this will add, there is also the fear factor of, "Will This Home Stand The Test of Time?" It is also important to know what YOU, as the primary investor, are getting for your money. A home inspection is an excellent tool for you, the home buyer, to help determine not only the condition of the home but to also help foresee any immediate unnecessary additional cost that may go unnoticed without the help of a home inspection. Home inspections are not a prediction of future performance but can pinpoint existing problem areas.
Why can't I have someone in my family who is very handy or a contractor inspect my new home?
This is the biggest mistake many potential new homeowners make when purchasing a home. Although the person you are considering may be very skilled, they are not trained or experienced at professional home inspections. Professional home inspection is a unique skill like no other. Professional inspectors get what we call an inspector's instinct for problems. That instinct takes extensive training and lots of experience doing inspections to develop. Many contractors and other trades professionals hire a professional home inspector to inspect their homes when they make a purchase.
What if I have questions after the inspection?
You can call us and discuss all the aspects of your new home whenever you like. Our service is a long-term investment. Visit our contact page.
What are your hours of operation?
We are open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm, Saturday 9:00am to 5:00 pm, and we are closed on Sundays.