Top 10 Home Inspectors in Frankfort, IL

Porch Pro Headshot White Glove Building Inspections, Inc.
Home Inspectors
Serves Frankfort, Illinois
(2,815)
"Tim was wonderful! Totally the best! He really impressed me with all the knowledge he had and how thorough he was on the report and appreciate him going over what he was doing. Highly recommend him again!"
"Tim was wonderful! Totally the best! He really impressed me with all the knowledge he had and how thorough he was on the report and appreciate him going over what he was doing. Highly recommend him again!"
Porch Pro Headshot Xcellence Inspection Services
Home Inspectors
Serves Frankfort, Illinois
(1,243)
"Jim is an excellent inspector. I really like how he takes the time to calm new buyers, explain the purpose of the inspection and puts them at ease. He then walks them througjh floor by floor so they can follow. My clients were very pleased as well."
"Jim is an excellent inspector. I really like how he takes the time to calm new buyers, explain the purpose of the inspection and puts them at ease. He then walks them througjh floor by floor so they can follow. My clients were very pleased as well."
Porch Pro Headshot Majestic Home Inspections, Inc.
Home Inspectors
Serves Frankfort, Illinois
(133)
" Douglas was Awsome! proffesional, thorough, and informative in regards to all the details i needed to be aware of before making a desicion on this investment, Thank you PORCH for finding the best local professionals in my new area for me. "
" Douglas was Awsome! proffesional, thorough, and informative in regards to all the details i needed to be aware of before making a desicion on this investment, Thank you PORCH for finding the best local professionals in my new area for me. "
Porch Pro Headshot Accurate Home Inspection of Illinois
Home Inspectors
Serves Frankfort, Illinois
(48)
We are not a franchise, We are a family owned and operated local business located in Joliet, IL and will inspect in Will County, including plainfield, and surrounding area. We are expert home inspectors in Illinois.
We are not a franchise, We are a family owned and operated local business located in Joliet, IL and will inspect in Will County, including plainfield, and surrounding area. We are expert home inspectors in Illinois.
Porch Pro Headshot Proud Home Inspections, LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Frankfort, Illinois
(15)
Porch Pro Headshot Bronson's Home Inspection Services
Home Inspectors
Serves Frankfort, Illinois
(4)
Porch Pro Headshot First Choice Inspectors
Home Inspectors
Serves Frankfort, Illinois
(571)
We are a team of 5 full time home inspectors that inspect the Chicagoland area. Our areas of expertise are various. All home inspectors are mold and termite-certified inspectors. One of our inspectors, Dan Bovilsky, has been a certified electrician for 30 year; Geo Siena installed home theater for ...Read more about First Choice Inspectors
We are a team of 5 full time home inspectors that inspect the Chicagoland area. Our areas of expertise are various. All home inspectors are mold and termite-certified inspectors. One of our inspectors, Dan Bovilsky, has been a certified electrician for 30 year; Geo Siena installed home theater for ...Read more about First Choice Inspectors
Porch Pro Headshot Brick by Brick Inspections Inc
Home Inspectors
Serves Frankfort, Illinois
(167)
My name is Erich Rohloff and I am the owner of Brick by Brick Inspections, Inc. For fastest service, call or text me at 708-261-4467. I was born and raised in the western suburbs of Chicago where I still reside today. I have worked in the real estate and property management industry since 1998. I a...Read more about Brick by Brick Inspections Inc
My name is Erich Rohloff and I am the owner of Brick by Brick Inspections, Inc. For fastest service, call or text me at 708-261-4467. I was born and raised in the western suburbs of Chicago where I still reside today. I have worked in the real estate and property management industry since 1998. I a...Read more about Brick by Brick Inspections Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Rambo Inspection Services
Home Inspectors
Serves Frankfort, Illinois
(211)
Our team of licensed home inspectors cater to your needs and concerns when buying or selling a home. Every home inspectors will complete in depth inspection of the subject property from roof to the foundation and everything in between; whether you are buying or selling a home. In addition every insp...Read more about Rambo Inspection Services
Our team of licensed home inspectors cater to your needs and concerns when buying or selling a home. Every home inspectors will complete in depth inspection of the subject property from roof to the foundation and everything in between; whether you are buying or selling a home. In addition every insp...Read more about Rambo Inspection Services
Porch Pro Headshot Just Right Inspection Services LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Frankfort, Illinois
(113)
Just Right Inspection Service is a home inspection service that serves Flagler and Volusia county, based out of Palm Coast. I provide my clients the “information” they need to make an informed decision about the property being inspected in a clear, concise and professional manner. I have earned hund...Read more about Just Right Inspection Services LLC
Just Right Inspection Service is a home inspection service that serves Flagler and Volusia county, based out of Palm Coast. I provide my clients the “information” they need to make an informed decision about the property being inspected in a clear, concise and professional manner. I have earned hund...Read more about Just Right Inspection Services LLC

Frequently asked questions about home inspectors

Buying a home is the biggest purchase you’ll make in your lifetime. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or looking to buy your next place, there are many benefits of hiring a professional home inspector.

Walking through a home, you may notice a few things you want to fix or rooms you want to paint. The home inspector will assess important HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems. Inspectors notice structural or insulation problems that you and your real estate agent probably missed. The inspector outlines all their findings in a report and walks you through the property to explain major issues.

If you decide to go through with the purchase, the home inspection report offers a roadmap for repairs you may need. The inspection report is also great leverage for contract negotiations with the seller. If there’s a major repair on the report, you can ask the seller to cover it or come down on the sale price.

Of course, the main benefit of hiring a home inspector is that they’ll help you avoid buying a home that needs more work than you’re willing to pay. As long as your offer is contingent on the home inspection, you’ll be able to walk away with your down payment and find the property that works best for your family and your budget.

Before you hire a home inspector, make sure they’re certified. Not all home inspectors are members of the American Society of Home Inspectors, so check that yours is. Members of AHSI adhere to a standard of ethics, continue their education, and have access to more resources.

Check to make sure your home inspector is insured. Home inspectors usually carry professional liability (aka errors and omissions) insurance and general liability to cover things like property damage claims.

As part of the home buying process, your local home inspector will have a certain number of days to examine the property. Then, you’ll walk through the house together so the inspector can point out any problems they may have found. In the end, the inspector will give you a report detailing everything you need to know.

When choosing an inspector, ask for previous inspection reports to see how thorough they are. Good reports are thorough and include photos. Reading reviews gives you a better idea of what to expect from the home inspector. If you’re choosing between a full-time inspector and a part-time one, hire the full-time inspector – they’ll have booked more hours and experience.

Of course, if you already have a good rapport with your real estate agent, ask who they would recommend. Real estate agents often deal with home inspectors, so they’ll know the best option for you in your area.

You’ve bought your dream home and noticed some water damage in the basement a month later. You hire a contractor to assess it, and they say this isn’t the first time the basement has seen water damage – the foundation wall is bowing from it. This issue should have been on the inspection report. Is the inspector liable?

They can be. That question is why it’s best to hire an inspector who carries errors and omissions insurance, as well as general liability insurance. The inspector will have to file a claim to cover the repairs, but they will be more likely to cover those costs.

As with any legal action, there’s no guarantee you’ll get your money back. Pursuing legal action against an uninsured home inspector will become an even bigger headache, and they may not have the funds available to cover the repairs you need.

You also have to prove that nothing happened to alter the home's condition after you completed the inspection report. For instance, if there aren’t any issues with the roof at the time of inspection, and you notice leaks a few months after a big storm, the home inspector would not be liable.

The cost of a home inspection depends on a few factors, including the location and size of the property. Generally, you should expect to pay a couple hundred dollars for one home inspection. A few things about local home inspectors could increase that price:

  • Experience - When hiring a more experienced home inspector, they tend to charge more.
  • Age and condition of the property - Older homes may cost more to inspect.
  • Travel time - The inspector may charge for commuting if you buy a country home off the beaten path.
  • Additional inspections - Depending on where you buy your home, you may want to invest in specialty inspections. Radon tests, pest inspections, and well inspections will run up the bill. Ask your real estate agents which inspections they would recommend, and plan for them when finalizing your budget.

In some real estate markets, the seller may pay for an inspection ahead of time. Ask your real estate agent if they trust the company that performed the pre-inspection. This awareness can help you decide whether or not to invest in another inspection.

If you’re selling a home in a competitive market, investing in a pre-sale home inspection may be a good idea. As a seller, some pros include the following:

  • The inspection report will paint a realistic view of the property, helping you and your real estate agent set a competitive listing price.
  • A pre-sale inspection allows you to make any necessary repairs or updates to get a greater return on investment when the time comes to sell.
  • You won’t be surprised by the buyer’s home inspection report. If you’re selling your first home to upgrade to a second, the pre-sale inspection will help you avoid any costly negotiations that the buyer’s report might unearth.
  • If you are selling a relative’s property that you inherited, the pre-sale inspection will give you all the details you need about the property's condition.

While it may seem beneficial to have a pre-sale inspection before you put your home on the market, there can also be downsides. Here are a few cons that impact homebuyers and sellers alike:

  • The seller is legally obligated to reveal any problems with the house to potential buyers. If the pre-sale inspection uncovers some major problems, your plans may need to change.
  • As a homebuyer, remember that the pre-sale home inspection usually benefits the seller. The home inspector likely had the seller’s best interests at heart and not yours. It’s always a good idea to invest in your home inspection.
  • Finally, a pre-sale home inspection doesn’t guarantee the buyer’s inspector won’t find anything wrong with the property.

Recent reviews for Frankfort Home Inspectors

406466

Douglas Martin did a great job with the inspection

- Rubi Zarco
421422

Majestic Home Inspections Inc was extremely great, thorough, and helpful. I am happy with the service they provided.

- Reggie Gray
420334

Douglas Martin did a great job with the inspection.

- Vishal Navalkar
417141

Douglas Martin did a great job with the inspection.

- Ashley Sanchez
406365

Douglas Martin did a fantastic job he was very thorough and informative he took the time to explain the report in full detail would recommend to friends and family.

- Sergio Aguilar

All Home Inspectors in Frankfort, IL

Porch Pro Headshot Agape Home Inspection Services
Home Inspectors
Serves Frankfort, Illinois
(24)
"Rod was Great! very kind and informative answered all the questions i had with a detailed explanation, also gave me tips on future projects i have for the house, I am now recommending PORCH services to my family and friends."
"Rod was Great! very kind and informative answered all the questions i had with a detailed explanation, also gave me tips on future projects i have for the house, I am now recommending PORCH services to my family and friends."
Porch Pro Headshot Alta Inspection Services, Inc
Home Inspectors
Serves Frankfort, Illinois
(28)
Alta has over 30 years experience in the home inspection industry, having performed over 20,000 residential, commercial and multi-family inspections and over 10,000 energy audits. Full offering of services. Including pre purchase home inspections, pre listing inspections, pest inspections (termi...Read more about Alta Inspection Services, Inc
Alta has over 30 years experience in the home inspection industry, having performed over 20,000 residential, commercial and multi-family inspections and over 10,000 energy audits. Full offering of services. Including pre purchase home inspections, pre listing inspections, pest inspections (termi...Read more about Alta Inspection Services, Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Carlile Group
Home Inspectors
Serves Frankfort, Illinois
(8)
The Carlile Group offers property services to building owners, civic leaders, and business. Architectural Design and planning, residential and commercial property inspections, environmental testing, and energy auditing services.
The Carlile Group offers property services to building owners, civic leaders, and business. Architectural Design and planning, residential and commercial property inspections, environmental testing, and energy auditing services.
Porch Pro Headshot Whole Property Services
Home Inspectors
Serves Frankfort, Illinois
Whole Property Services (WPS) provides a whole compliment of integrated real estate services. Located in the heartland of America outside of Chicago the company is centrally located to reach out and accommodate your real estate needs. From vacant land to a multi-million square foot development we ca...Read more about Whole Property Services
Whole Property Services (WPS) provides a whole compliment of integrated real estate services. Located in the heartland of America outside of Chicago the company is centrally located to reach out and accommodate your real estate needs. From vacant land to a multi-million square foot development we ca...Read more about Whole Property Services
Porch Pro Headshot Morel Inspection and Construction Consultants
Home Inspectors
Serves Frankfort, Illinois
I perform Residential and Commercial Real Estate Inspections in and around the Fox Valley Area. I have 20 years experience in the construction and inspection industry. With my experience, I can help determine if your new home fits your expectations. As with any large purchase, you want to do your...Read more about Morel Inspection and Construction Consultants
I perform Residential and Commercial Real Estate Inspections in and around the Fox Valley Area. I have 20 years experience in the construction and inspection industry. With my experience, I can help determine if your new home fits your expectations. As with any large purchase, you want to do your...Read more about Morel Inspection and Construction Consultants
Porch Pro Headshot Chief Home Inspector
Home Inspectors
Serves Frankfort, Illinois
After 26 years in the fire service studying building construction and the destructive forces and elements that effect buildings I started Chief Home Inspector. My goal is to provide a thorough examination of my client's prospective property so that I am able to educate and provide them with the inf...Read more about Chief Home Inspector
After 26 years in the fire service studying building construction and the destructive forces and elements that effect buildings I started Chief Home Inspector. My goal is to provide a thorough examination of my client's prospective property so that I am able to educate and provide them with the inf...Read more about Chief Home Inspector
Porch Pro Headshot Home Central One Inc.
Home Inspectors
Serves Frankfort, Illinois
(7)
Porch Pro Headshot JD Home Inspections
Home Inspectors
Serves Frankfort, Illinois
Porch Pro Headshot HomeHubZone
Home Inspectors
Serves Frankfort, Illinois

Latest projects near Frankfort

Recent projects booked on Porch
Frankfort 60423
Roofing Inspection
Start Date
Within a week
Roof slope
Sloped or pitched
Roofing material
Asphalt or composite shingle
Reason for inspection
To get roof certified, To buy or sell the home
Previous leaking or damage
I'm not sure
Number of stories tall
One floor
Mokena 60448
Chimney Inspection
Service needed
Chimney Inspection
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Matteson 60443
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within a week
Purpose
Home safety
Inspection type
Home safety
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
2,001-2,500 sq ft
Property age
51+ years
Foundation type
Basement
Relationship to property
Agent
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
None of the above