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Residential - Existing Homes
 
Buying a new, or used. Home, townhouse, or condo is most likely one of the biggest purchase decision that you’ll ever make. With such a large investment, it only makes sense to avoid taking any unnecessary chances.

A professional inspection of the home will give you a better understanding of the condition, significantly reducing your risk, making the decision process easier. A good inspection should include all the components in a house.

  • Roofing
     
  • Interior/Exterior
     
  • Structures
     
  • Gutters, and downspouts
     
  • Electrical
     
  • Plumbing


  • Heating/Air
     
  • Attic, Insulation & Ventilation
     
  • Fireplaces
     
  • Basements/Crawlspaces
     
  • Foundations
     
  • Lot Grade
Choosing the right home inspector can be difficult. Different inspectors come from different backgrounds, use different equipment, have their own preferences on how to write a report, and yes, different pricing.

One thing for sure is that a home inspection requires a lot of knowledge, which of course goes back to their experience. If you click here or the About Us link, you will find out why we’re so confident in providing you with some good insight of your home.

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Residential - New Homes

We Offer 3 Types of New Construction Inspections

Sometimes things simply go wrong when building a new home. Things get broken, not installed correctly, or non-functioning. There are three times during a new construction you should/could conduct an inspection: pre-drywall and upon completion, and then after 11 month of occupancy before your one-year warranty is up.

Pre-Drywall Inspection

Pre-drywall will check to be certain that electrical, plumbing, and even framing have been done correctly. A property inspection upon completion can uncover things such as debris left by subcontractors in an attic and crawl spaces; non-function bathroom vents; nails left behind across roofs and in the grass beneath; and improperly installed doors.



Final Walk

While it’s necessary to have a Certificate of Occupancy by county inspectors, they don’t inspect your property with the same level of detail as a property inspector would.

One-Year Warranty

Before you release the general contractor of liability things can go wrong. They do not always stand the test of time.



Environmental Testing

Asbestos

Asbestos was a very common building material up until recently. While great efforts are being made to remove this exceedingly harmful material, asbestos can still be found in homes. Extended exposure to asbestos is a recognized cause of malignant mesothelioma and other seriously health hazards. According to OSHA, the is no safe level of asbestos exposure, and leaving an asbestos problem unchecked leaves you liable to the harm it can cause.




Mold

After a flood, or interior water problem, a home owner starts to think about Mold. When it comes to diagnosing mold in your home, you want to use someone that you can trust, and who will dig deep to understand your issues. NED Chicago brings over 20 years of experience, and is licensed by the state of Illinois.




Lead

Lead is a well-known toxin that can show up in many sources in new and old buildings and industrial facilities. Lead can have a variety of negative impacts on the body, and is particularly harmful to children with developing brains and nervous systems (it has been linked to lower IQ’s and other development issues).





Termite Inspection



If these termites encounter your home or building foundation while foraging they will follow any crack or crevice with an opening of 1/32" wide into the structure. Once inside they will seek and destroy their source of food: lumber, wood panels, flooring, sheetrock, wallpaper, and any structural elements made of wood.



Clear Perspective has sub-contracted termite technicians that provide complete inspections of homes for the detection of termite activity, conducive conditions that might lead to activity, and any potential entry areas.



Radon Testing

Radon is an odorless, tasteless and invisible gas produced by the decay of naturally occurring uranium in soil and water. The EPA estimates that about 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the U.S. are radon-related. Exposure to radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking.

Radon typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Radon can also enter your home through well water. Your home can trap radon inside.

Any home can have a radon problem. This means new and old buildings, well-sealed and drafty buildings with or without basements.

Nearly 1 out of every 15 home in the United States is estimated to have an elevated radon level.





If you are buying a home...

EPA recommends that you know what the indoor radon level is in any building you consider buying. Ask the seller for their radon test results. If the home has a radon-reduction system, ask the seller for information they have about the system.

If the home has not yet been tested, you should have the home tested.
If you are having a new home built, there are features that can be incorporated into your home during construction to reduce radon levels.


You Should Test for Radon...

Testing is the only way to find out your home's radon levels. The EPA and the Surgeon General recommend testing all home below the third floor for radon.




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