Top 10 Home Inspectors in Oak Lawn, IL

Porch Pro Headshot Rojek Home Services
Home Inspectors
Serves Oak Lawn, Illinois
(325)
Rojek Home Services is adamant about delivering a completely honest inspection report, detailing the extent of any defects in a home—whether they’re major issues or minor blemishes. However, Mark will never needlessly alarm a client. Just because something is listed in a report doesn’t make it a dea...Read more about Rojek Home Services
Rojek Home Services is adamant about delivering a completely honest inspection report, detailing the extent of any defects in a home—whether they’re major issues or minor blemishes. However, Mark will never needlessly alarm a client. Just because something is listed in a report doesn’t make it a dea...Read more about Rojek Home Services
Porch Pro Headshot Windy City Home Inspection, Inc.
Home Inspectors
Serves Oak Lawn, Illinois
(268)
"Chris 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. "
"Chris 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 Framework Home Inspections Inc
Home Inspectors
Serves Oak Lawn, Illinois
(1)
At Framework, I strive everyday to achieve the highest standard of customer service found within the industry. I am not only committed to you throughout the inspection process, but long after the inspection has been completed. Once you become a client, you will always be part of the Framework fam...Read more about Framework Home Inspections Inc
At Framework, I strive everyday to achieve the highest standard of customer service found within the industry. I am not only committed to you throughout the inspection process, but long after the inspection has been completed. Once you become a client, you will always be part of the Framework fam...Read more about Framework Home Inspections Inc
Porch Pro Headshot First Choice Inspectors
Home Inspectors
Serves Oak Lawn, 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 Assure Home Inspection
Home Inspectors
Serves Oak Lawn, Illinois
(491)
Assure Home Inspection has always sought to put our clients’ minds at ease by helping them understand whether or not a home is in good enough condition to warrant a transaction. Our team’s mission is simple: we want to help people make good decisions when buying or selling a home. Assure Home Insp...Read more about Assure Home Inspection
Assure Home Inspection has always sought to put our clients’ minds at ease by helping them understand whether or not a home is in good enough condition to warrant a transaction. Our team’s mission is simple: we want to help people make good decisions when buying or selling a home. Assure Home Insp...Read more about Assure Home Inspection
Porch Pro Headshot Dykeman Home Inspection Services
Home Inspectors
Serves Oak Lawn, Illinois
(128)
Our home inspection provides a valuable learning and discovery experience during which your questions can be answered immediately by a certified home inspector. You will gain knowledge on maintenance and energy conservation specifically to your home. We encourage you to accompany us during the inspe...Read more about Dykeman Home Inspection Services
Our home inspection provides a valuable learning and discovery experience during which your questions can be answered immediately by a certified home inspector. You will gain knowledge on maintenance and energy conservation specifically to your home. We encourage you to accompany us during the inspe...Read more about Dykeman Home Inspection Services
Porch Pro Headshot Bruce Levin, Licensed Home Inspector
Home Inspectors
Serves Oak Lawn, Illinois
(115)
Protecting your potential investment while facilitating your structural and mechanical understanding of given property is my primary purpose. Buying a new home is one of the most stressful and potentially exciting events in our lives. A qualified home inspector is a necessity, as the average home bu...Read more about Bruce Levin, Licensed Home Inspector
Protecting your potential investment while facilitating your structural and mechanical understanding of given property is my primary purpose. Buying a new home is one of the most stressful and potentially exciting events in our lives. A qualified home inspector is a necessity, as the average home bu...Read more about Bruce Levin, Licensed Home Inspector
Porch Pro Headshot Home Detectives
Home Inspectors
Serves Oak Lawn, Illinois
(49)
I am a retired contractor with 40 years experience in residential and commercial properties. Our 'Buy Your Home Back Guarantee" is sponsored by INTERNACHI, the world's largest home inspectors association. We perform home inspections for buyers and also sellers. I can help first home buyers learn abo...Read more about Home Detectives
I am a retired contractor with 40 years experience in residential and commercial properties. Our 'Buy Your Home Back Guarantee" is sponsored by INTERNACHI, the world's largest home inspectors association. We perform home inspections for buyers and also sellers. I can help first home buyers learn abo...Read more about Home Detectives
Porch Pro Headshot Sunshine Exteriors
Home Inspectors
Serves Oak Lawn, Illinois
(47)
Sunshine Exteriors is... A family owned Barrington-based Home Remodeling Contractor and Storm restoration specialist. We are licensed bonded & Insured and Registered members of the Better Business Bureau! We offer high-quality, moderately priced, extraordinary ROOFING & SIDING MAKEOVERS with every...Read more about Sunshine Exteriors
Sunshine Exteriors is... A family owned Barrington-based Home Remodeling Contractor and Storm restoration specialist. We are licensed bonded & Insured and Registered members of the Better Business Bureau! We offer high-quality, moderately priced, extraordinary ROOFING & SIDING MAKEOVERS with every...Read more about Sunshine Exteriors
Porch Pro Headshot Alta Inspection Services, Inc
Home Inspectors
Serves Oak Lawn, 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

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 Oak Lawn Home Inspectors

285414

Satisfied with report, very detailed.

- Nick Chrzanowski
287191

Brad was wonderful, excellent guy, and he was very knwoledgeable and detailed.

- Daniel Hrlic
290819

Chris was amazing he did a great job 5 stars

- Katherine Onderdonk
290643

Jarrod was very helpful and professional with the inspection report.

- Robert & Linda Hanson
293399

Brad Orenstein did a great job

- Patrick O'Neil
285400

Inspection with Jarrod Spadino was fine 5 star

- Tyler Jasper
291250

Jarrod Spadino was fantastic he was very thorough and efficient took the time to explain the report in full detail overall very satisfied with the inspection.

- Jeremiah Barnes
282826

Chris Klinger did a great job provide detail information.

- Vinh & Anh-Tu N/A

All Home Inspectors in Oak Lawn, IL

Porch Pro Headshot Optimal Home Inspections
Home Inspectors
Serves Oak Lawn, Illinois
(56)
Hi, My name is Shawn Santos. I'm a firefighter/paramedic as well as a home inspector in Illinois. I love building construction, and helping new homebuyers find a house of their dreams. I have never left client unsatisfied, due to my knowledge in the field. Every report is computer-generated for n...Read more about Optimal Home Inspections
Hi, My name is Shawn Santos. I'm a firefighter/paramedic as well as a home inspector in Illinois. I love building construction, and helping new homebuyers find a house of their dreams. I have never left client unsatisfied, due to my knowledge in the field. Every report is computer-generated for n...Read more about Optimal Home Inspections
Porch Pro Headshot Hydrant Studio
Home Inspectors
Serves Oak Lawn, Illinois
As a Chicago commercial and residential architect, Hydrant Studio has been providing architectural design and construction services to Chicago since 2010. Our experience garnered from working at big name architects and small custom design Chicago residential architects allows us to work in a wide br...Read more about Hydrant Studio
As a Chicago commercial and residential architect, Hydrant Studio has been providing architectural design and construction services to Chicago since 2010. Our experience garnered from working at big name architects and small custom design Chicago residential architects allows us to work in a wide br...Read more about Hydrant Studio
Porch Pro Headshot Home Assessment Specialists LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Oak Lawn, Illinois
We offer experience, knowledge and expertise to provide our clients exceptional service in the home inspection and mold testing industry. Please, visit our website at www.HomeAssessmentSpecialists.com to learn more about us and the services we offer. If you have any questions or to schedule an appoi...Read more about Home Assessment Specialists LLC
We offer experience, knowledge and expertise to provide our clients exceptional service in the home inspection and mold testing industry. Please, visit our website at www.HomeAssessmentSpecialists.com to learn more about us and the services we offer. If you have any questions or to schedule an appoi...Read more about Home Assessment Specialists LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Whole Property Services
Home Inspectors
Serves Oak Lawn, 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 Sound Home Inspections, Inc
Home Inspectors
Serves Oak Lawn, Illinois
(19)
We know that a home purchase is one of the most important financial investments that you will make. At Sound Home Inspections, we want to provide you with the most insight on your home as possible to help you make an informed decision before purchasing your home. This is done by completing a thorou...Read more about Sound Home Inspections, Inc
We know that a home purchase is one of the most important financial investments that you will make. At Sound Home Inspections, we want to provide you with the most insight on your home as possible to help you make an informed decision before purchasing your home. This is done by completing a thorou...Read more about Sound Home Inspections, Inc
Porch Pro Headshot True Blue Home Inspections, Inc.
Home Inspectors
Serves Oak Lawn, Illinois
(75)
We provide detailed inspections for home buyers and sellers. We also conduct mold inspections as needed for our clients. We perform commercial property inspections for buildings under two stories tall, and for multi-family residential buildings with or fewer units. Our digital reports contain pho...Read more about True Blue Home Inspections, Inc.
We provide detailed inspections for home buyers and sellers. We also conduct mold inspections as needed for our clients. We perform commercial property inspections for buildings under two stories tall, and for multi-family residential buildings with or fewer units. Our digital reports contain pho...Read more about True Blue Home Inspections, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Quality Electric and Solar LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Oak Lawn, Illinois
(11)
"I had three circuits to run (two 240V and one 120V) to my garage and Jeff did a fantastic job. Price was fair and I was extremely pleased with how good the conduit looked. He also finished the work in a timely manner and arrived exactly when he said he would in the morning. I would definitely re...Read more about Quality Electric and Solar LLC
"I had three circuits to run (two 240V and one 120V) to my garage and Jeff did a fantastic job. Price was fair and I was extremely pleased with how good the conduit looked. He also finished the work in a timely manner and arrived exactly when he said he would in the morning. I would definitely re...Read more about Quality Electric and Solar LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Chicago Home Inspection Services
Home Inspectors
Serves Oak Lawn, Illinois
Porch Pro Headshot Home Inspections By Mr. Perfection, Inc.
Home Inspectors
Serves Oak Lawn, Illinois
Specializing in Home Inspections and Radon Testing.
Specializing in Home Inspections and Radon Testing.
Porch Pro Headshot Top Notch Home Inspector, Inc.
Home Inspectors
Serves Oak Lawn, Illinois
Tp Notch Home Inspector offers complete home inspections for residential homes. Following the Illinois Standards of Professional Practice. Each inspection includes the Exterior/Foundation, Roof, Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, Electric, Interior, Kitchen, and Bathrooms. I will provide you with a cust...Read more about Top Notch Home Inspector, Inc.
Tp Notch Home Inspector offers complete home inspections for residential homes. Following the Illinois Standards of Professional Practice. Each inspection includes the Exterior/Foundation, Roof, Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, Electric, Interior, Kitchen, and Bathrooms. I will provide you with a cust...Read more about Top Notch Home Inspector, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Chief Home Inspector
Home Inspectors
Serves Oak Lawn, 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 Oak Lawn, Illinois
(7)
Porch Pro Headshot Jason the Home Inspector
Home Inspectors
Serves Oak Lawn, Illinois
My mission is to provide a thorough and non-scary inspection!
My mission is to provide a thorough and non-scary inspection!
Porch Pro Headshot Housedoctors Property Inspections
Home Inspectors
Serves Oak Lawn, Illinois
To be prompt, thorough and courteous. Practicing the lost art of customenr service.
To be prompt, thorough and courteous. Practicing the lost art of customenr service.

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