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Home Inspection:

This inspection is for the buyer or seller to have a Professional Inspector point out defects and safety hazards that one might not see or is not aware of in a household.
By doing this, the buyer will become more assured and confident in the investment they are about to make. Our inspection provides a visual examination of more than 500 items in a home, from the foundation to the roof. As a BONUS, our inspectors will conduct a free carbon monoxide and gas leakage test.

The major areas concentrated on are:

Structure Electrical
Roof Plumbing
Heating system Cooling System
Garage Foundation
Interior Exterior
Attic Fire Places
Ventilation Chimneys


The 500+ item inspection findings are packaged in an attractive, easy-to-reference, three-ring final report binder. The High Point Inspections Final Report is acknowledged as the elite standard for home inspection reports in the Chicagoland area. It features a computerized comprehensive final report evaluation of the home, a 1 hour Home Maintenance Video, and a seasonal maintenance checklist.

 



 


Mold:
Many types of mold exist. All molds have the potential to cause health problems. Molds can produce allergens that can trigger allergic reactions or even asthma attacks in those allergic. Others are known to produce potent toxins and/or irritants. Potential health concerns are an important reason to prevent mold growth and to remediate/clean up any existing indoor mold growth.


Our inspectors will determine if you have visual mold. If so, for additional charges, we are able to take a swab test, collect airborne samples, and do a mold analysis of your carpets, providing you with the history of mold inhabitants in that particular carpet from the date of installation to the present time.


The tests will be performed in accordance with an EPA certified laboratory and/or manufacturers guidelines for the collection of mold samples. You will receive results within 72 hours.


For more information regarding mold and its health effects view this page:
http://www.epa.gov/iaq/molds/moldbasics.html

 



 

 

Radon:

This gas is colorless, odorless, and radioactive. You can not see it, feel it, smell it, or taste it. Radon comes from the radioactive decay of naturally occurring uranium in the soil. The Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States.


A state licensed radon inspector will perform a radon test for the home using Continuous Monitors. This form of measurement is highly recommend by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.

 

You will receive the test results within 48 hours.


For more information regarding radon and its health effects view this page:

http://www.epa.gov/iaq/radon/index.html

 

 

 

 

Water Analysis:
Water is one of the essential components of survival. The inspector will sample the water systems and components using normal operating controls. The purpose of the inspection is to provide you with information about the quality of the water at the time of the inspection.
The complete water analysis will detect these chemicals within the water:

 

Bacteria (Total Coliform & E Coli) Lead
Pesticides Radon
PH (Activity) Nitrate
Chlorine Iron
Alkalinity Clarity
Color Copper
Hardness  

 

The test will be performed in accordance with an EPA certified laboratory and/or manufacturers guidelines for the collection of water samples. You will receive the test results within 72 hours.


For more information regarding contaminated water and its health effects view this page:
http://www.epa.gov/safewater/

 


 

 


Lead Based Paint, Soil, Dust:
Lead is present in all environments due to its all-encompassing use for industrial, automotive, and household over the years. It remains a common element in older homes, either as paint, dusts, or in the soil. Our inspectors will gather soil, dust, and paint samples to determine if in actuality lead is present. The test will be performed in accordance with an EPA certified laboratory and/or manufacturers guidelines for the collection of lead samples. You will receive the test results within 72 hours.


For more information regarding lead and its health effects view this page:
http://www.epa.gov/lead/leadinfo.htm


 


 

 

 
   
   
   
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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