Top 10 Home Inspectors in Plainfield, IL

Porch Pro Headshot The BrickKicker
Home Inspectors
Serves Plainfield, Illinois
(2,184)
Len Franckowiak founded The BrickKicker in 1989. Len loved residential architecture along with the challenge of identifying the nature of the component systems that made up 'whole of the house'. Upon years of building and rehab projects being completed and quality inspected, Len gained a unique unde...Read more about The BrickKicker
Len Franckowiak founded The BrickKicker in 1989. Len loved residential architecture along with the challenge of identifying the nature of the component systems that made up 'whole of the house'. Upon years of building and rehab projects being completed and quality inspected, Len gained a unique unde...Read more about The BrickKicker
Porch Pro Headshot Rojek Home Services
Home Inspectors
Serves Plainfield, 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 Plainfield, Illinois
(268)
"We are already familiar with Windy City Home Inspection's and as always they do not disappoint, we are happy to have been assisted with professionalism once again, we highly recommend them and would gladly rate them with 5 Stars "
"We are already familiar with Windy City Home Inspection's and as always they do not disappoint, we are happy to have been assisted with professionalism once again, we highly recommend them and would gladly rate them with 5 Stars "
Porch Pro Headshot Mr. Home Inspector, Inc.
Home Inspectors
Serves Plainfield, Illinois
(188)
Providing home buyers and sellers peace of mind since 2003. We help our clients avoid buying the "Money Pit"
Providing home buyers and sellers peace of mind since 2003. We help our clients avoid buying the "Money Pit"
Porch Pro Headshot Accurate Home Inspection of Illinois
Home Inspectors
Serves Plainfield, 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 Assure Home Inspection
Home Inspectors
Serves Plainfield, 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 Inspect It Chicago
Home Inspectors
Serves Plainfield, Illinois
(403)
"I have used Steve for multiple home inspections now. He is always prompt and professional. Steve does a wonderful job communicating with all parties including the sellers and their broker. The reports that were provided were always very thorough and included everything I was looking for. I was v...Read more about Inspect It Chicago
"I have used Steve for multiple home inspections now. He is always prompt and professional. Steve does a wonderful job communicating with all parties including the sellers and their broker. The reports that were provided were always very thorough and included everything I was looking for. I was v...Read more about Inspect It Chicago
Porch Pro Headshot Homelife Inspections Inc.
Home Inspectors
Serves Plainfield, Illinois
(308)
Porch Pro Headshot Brick by Brick Inspections Inc
Home Inspectors
Serves Plainfield, 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 Fast Action Construction & Electrical Services
Home Inspectors
Serves Plainfield, Illinois
(2)
FastAction Construction & Electrical Services is an Electrical Service Company for the neighborhood people that strictly focuses on electrical wiring, problems diagnostics, electrical panel upgrades lighting, running circuits, retro fitting and any of your electrical residential issues. We are very...Read more about Fast Action Construction & Electrical Services
FastAction Construction & Electrical Services is an Electrical Service Company for the neighborhood people that strictly focuses on electrical wiring, problems diagnostics, electrical panel upgrades lighting, running circuits, retro fitting and any of your electrical residential issues. We are very...Read more about Fast Action Construction & Electrical Services

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 Plainfield Home Inspectors

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I had an awesome experience with FastAction I needed two canned lights installed on a switch in my closet in my basement and they did in less then three hours very professional and explain everything upfront. these guys are great I will use them again!!

- Justin B
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Ronald Lang did a great job and was very thorough.

- William Feller
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All Home Inspectors in Plainfield, IL

Porch Pro Headshot Home Detectives
Home Inspectors
Serves Plainfield, 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 Whole Property Services
Home Inspectors
Serves Plainfield, 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 Alpha & Omega Home Inspections & Home Services
Home Inspectors
Serves Plainfield, Illinois
(3)
Our Industry Leading value added services which are offered at NO ADDITIONAL COST really set us apart from our competition. We offer Warranties,100% refund, and an Incredible BUY YOUR HOME BACK GUARANTEE . We Support our Military & 1st responders by humbly offering a 10% discount on our full home in...Read more about Alpha & Omega Home Inspections & Home Services
Our Industry Leading value added services which are offered at NO ADDITIONAL COST really set us apart from our competition. We offer Warranties,100% refund, and an Incredible BUY YOUR HOME BACK GUARANTEE . We Support our Military & 1st responders by humbly offering a 10% discount on our full home in...Read more about Alpha & Omega Home Inspections & Home Services
Porch Pro Headshot Home Inspections By Mr. Perfection, Inc.
Home Inspectors
Serves Plainfield, 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 Plainfield, 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 Heron Property Inspections
Home Inspectors
Serves Plainfield, Illinois
LET'S TAKE A CLOSER LOOK INTO YOUR INVESTMENT Servicing the Northwest Suburbs and Chicagoland area, Heron Property Inspections, Inc. will provide a thorough, independent, and impartial property inspection, giving you better insight into your investment. Have confidence in your decision with our deta...Read more about Heron Property Inspections
LET'S TAKE A CLOSER LOOK INTO YOUR INVESTMENT Servicing the Northwest Suburbs and Chicagoland area, Heron Property Inspections, Inc. will provide a thorough, independent, and impartial property inspection, giving you better insight into your investment. Have confidence in your decision with our deta...Read more about Heron Property Inspections
Porch Pro Headshot Nicholas taylor
Home Inspectors
Serves Plainfield, Illinois
Specializing in service calls, we have top quality work and a fair price at the front of our mission. It helps with return business, which we love! We do charge a modest trip/service charge to investigate and trouble shoot unforeseen issues.
Specializing in service calls, we have top quality work and a fair price at the front of our mission. It helps with return business, which we love! We do charge a modest trip/service charge to investigate and trouble shoot unforeseen issues.
Porch Pro Headshot Inviso Window Cleaning
Home Inspectors
Serves Plainfield, Illinois
Porch Pro Headshot Chief Home Inspector
Home Inspectors
Serves Plainfield, 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 Housedoctors Property Inspections
Home Inspectors
Serves Plainfield, 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.
Porch Pro Headshot Jason the Home Inspector
Home Inspectors
Serves Plainfield, 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 Owl Inspection Services
Home Inspectors
Serves Plainfield, Illinois
Additional services offered : Commercial Property Inspections Decks Historic Homes Multi-Family Homes (Condos/Apartments) Mold Testing New Construction Inspections Radon Testing Single Family Homes To order call 630 248 6500 or email owlinspection@comcast.net
Additional services offered : Commercial Property Inspections Decks Historic Homes Multi-Family Homes (Condos/Apartments) Mold Testing New Construction Inspections Radon Testing Single Family Homes To order call 630 248 6500 or email owlinspection@comcast.net
Porch Pro Headshot Ace Inspection Svc
Home Inspectors
Serves Plainfield, Illinois
40 years in the construction industry. IL. licensed Home Inspector #450.001014, IL. licensed Radon Professional #RNI2009201.
40 years in the construction industry. IL. licensed Home Inspector #450.001014, IL. licensed Radon Professional #RNI2009201.
Porch Pro Headshot Superior Home Inspections
Home Inspectors
Serves Plainfield, Illinois

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Plainfield 60586
Home Inspection
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Purpose
Selling or pre-listing
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
0-1,500 sq ft
Property age
41-50 years
Foundation type
Slab on ground
Relationship to property
Owner
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
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Oswego 60543
Home Inspection
Start Date
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home inspection for 2 story 75 gal fishtank installation
Inspection type
Home safety
Property type
Single family residence
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0-1,500 sq ft
Property age
11-20 years
Foundation type
Unknown
Relationship to property
Owner
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
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Plainfield 60544
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within a month
Purpose
Purchasing property
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
0-1,500 sq ft
Property age
21-30 years
Foundation type
Slab on ground
Relationship to property
Buyer
Occupied
No
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
None of the above
Oswego 60543
Chimney Inspection
Service needed
Chimney Inspection
Start Date
I'm flexible
Plainfield 60585
Roofing Inspection
Start Date
Within a week
Roof slope
Sloped or pitched
Roofing material
Asphalt or composite shingle
Reason for inspection
To check for damage from recent bad weather
Previous leaking or damage
No
Number of stories tall
Two floors
Plainfield 60586
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within a month
Purpose
Selling or pre-listing
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
2,501-3,000 sq ft
Property age
11-20 years
Foundation type
Basement
Relationship to property
Owner
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
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Plainfield 60586
Home Inspection
Start Date
I'm flexible
Purpose
Home safety
Inspection type
Home safety
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
3,001-3,500 sq ft
Property age
0-10 years
Foundation type
Basement
Relationship to property
Owner
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
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None of the above