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Safeco Home Inspections uses 3D inspection software and state of the art testing equipment.

 

Chicago Condominiums and Townhomes are obtainable in several different types of building structures and settings. Access to a property's common areas and systems allows us to inspect areas or elements that should not be over looked. The inspection is based on the systems and components within the unit, as well as common areas and components that may directly affect the unit. Each building structure determines which common areas are accessible for the inspector to view and what areas may not. Your realtor should obtain a list of buildings components and areas that are the responsibility of the association and what areas can be inspected by the inspector. Whenever possible and as a safeguard, a prudent evaluation of the roof, exterior walls, decks, balconies, storage room and/or parking facilities, is part of a quality service we provide.  

The Inspection Process
The inspection is conducted by one of our professional staff who have years of experience in working with the major components of a building and who will take an in-depth and impartial look at the property. We encourage our clients to participate in the inspections process so as to become familiar with all of the systems and components of their new home. A complete examination of the interior areas is performed including:

  • A Room x Room Analysis of the Ceiling, Walls, Floors, Doors
  • The Main Electrical Service Panel- Interior and Exterior Outlets
  • The Plumbing Fixtures, Water Pressure, Hot Water heater
  • Heating and Air-Conditioning System- Installation and proper function.
  • Kitchen Appliances- Refrigerator, Stove/Oven, Dishwasher, Garbage Disposal
  • Gas Leak Detection at all visual gas pipes

The Inspection Report
Safeco Home Inspections uses state of the art computer reporting software to produce an easy to read, narrative report, including fully dialogued digital photos to illustrate any items needing attention. The inspection report is presented to you and your attorney, usually with in 24 hours, along with a report summary page listing all the deficiencies emphasizing on safety, mechanical, and structural issues including;

  • Items found to be non-operational during the inspection
  • Major defects or damaged items
  • Water/moisture intrusion
  • Items that may need repair or replacement
  • Potential hazards & safety concerns
  • Environmental Hazards

 

 

 

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The Home Inspection Serves Three Basic Purposes
First, the client becomes familiar with any major problems that should be considered prior to final negotiations
Second, the inspection gives the new owner first hand knowledge of the required maintenance needs of the property.
Third, once armed with this knowledge you can feel more secure about your decision to purchase the property.

Plan to Attend the Inspection
You or a representative for you is recommended to attend the inspection. Please be aware that a typical inspection lasts for 2 to 4 hours depending on the size, complexity and/or the age of the property.

Be prepared to ask questions. The inspector is working for you. He will answer any question or discuss any concerns you may have.

During the inspection process the inspector will periodically stop to inform you about a specific item that may need attention or to educate you about some maintenance needs, or potential safety issues.

Please keep in mind that payment is due upon completion of the inspection.

At Safeco Home Inspections, our inspectors are all Certified Members of ASHI (The American Society of Home Inspectors) that have met the qualifications to deliver a unique combination of exceptional service and expert technical knowledge. Our inspections meet or exceed the Standards of Practice specified by and are performed in accordance with ASHI (The American Society of Home Inspectors).

In our experience most sellers are honest, and are often surprised to learn of defects uncovered during an inspection. If the inspector identifies problems, it doesn’t mean you should or shouldn’t buy the property, only that you will know in advance what to expect. If major problems are found, a seller may agree to make repairs. In other cases a selling price adjustment or a credit is agreed. Your attorney will be the best judge of what, if any, action should be taken and negotiate the best deal for you.

 

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