When to get a home inspection

Point Out Big Concerns.  Issues like needing a new roof could turn into a selling point once replaced.

Point Out Small Concerns.  These are easy and inexpensive, like caulking the kitchen counter or trimming bushes back from the house.

Save You Money! Home buyers get a home inspection before their purchase to use the report as a negotiating tool. By having your inspection and repairs ahead of time, you can save a lot of headaches and make more money!


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Structural Elements:
Construction of walls, ceilings, floors, roof and foundation.

Exterior Evaluation:
Wall covering, landscaping, grading, elevation, drainage, driveways, fences, sidewalks, fascia, trim, doors, windows, lights and exterior receptacles.

Roof and Attic:
Framing, ventilation, type of roof construction, flashing and gutters. It does not include a guarantee of roof condition nor a roof certification.

Identification of pipe materials used for potable, drain, waste and vent pipes. including condition of toilets, showers, sinks, faucets and traps. It does not include a sewer inspection.

Systems and Components:
Water heaters, furnaces, air conditioning, duct work, chimney and fireplace.

Main panel, circuit breakers, types of wiring, grounding, exhaust fans, receptacles, ceiling fans and light fixtures.

Dishwasher, range and oven, built-in microwaves, garbage disposal and, yes, even smoke detectors.

Slab, walls, ceiling, vents, entry, firewall, garage door, openers, lights, receptacles, exterior, windows and roof.


Radon Test

Real Environmental Services Radon tests are conducted with continuous radon monitors and are performed in accordance with the “Closed Building Conditions” established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency’s Division of Nuclear Safety (DNS) guidelines. Our radon monitors are equipped with anti-tampering features and record radon gas concentrations in the air once every hour during the radon measurement period.

In accordance with DNS regulations, radon measurements are made on each different type of foundation inside a home. For example, a bi-level home with a basement, a crawl space, and a slab-on-grade room requires three monitors. If any of the monitors in a home average at or above the action level of 4.0 pCi/L, action is recommended to reduce radon levels.

A single family home is the largest investment most families make.  Make sure to have a home inspection completed by a Certified Home Inspector from Real Inspection Services.  Each home inspection provided by Real Inspection Services is backed by $25,000 in warranty products.  Click on the link above to learn more about the levels of HOME INSPECTIONS


Thinking about selling your home.  Have Real Inspection Services conduct a property condition assessment before listing.  Completing a PCA by Real Inspection Services will help you to sell your home faster and help to avoid post contract issues.  Click on the link above to learn more about PROPERTY CONDITION ASSESSMENTS


Are you working on a residential or commercial construction project?  Let Real Inspection Services complete a progress assessment on your contractor or builder.  A progress assessment is a great way to make sure your contractor is completing the work in accordance to the contractor statement and today's building standards.

Real Inspection Services performs a variety of environmental testing services to protect you from the invisible dangers of the environment.  Radon, mold, air quality and water testing are great tests to make sure your home is clear from environmental issues.  Click on the link above to learn more about ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

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Home Inspection Services

Real Inspection Services is committed to providing the best home inspection service. Every inspection provided is high quality and above standard!

All Real Inspections Come With A Customer Consultant

THE CLIENT may SCHEDULE A 30 minute CONSULTATION with our in house reviewers to answer any questions about THE REPORT.


Contact Us Now!

Submit an inspection request and someone will contact you shortly or contact us at (312) 724-5100. Real Inspection Services has been a trusted provider of home inspections for over 20 years.