Schaumburg Business Association

5 Star Inspection Services

  • Home Inspection
815 Hyannis Ct
Schaumburg, IL 60194
(630) 930-7844
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    Inspection Services

    Home Buyers Inspection (Pre-Purchase Home Inspection)

    Home Sellers Inspection

    New Home Warranty Expiration Inspection

    Maintenance Home Inspection

    New Home Construction Inspections (Phase Completion)

    Final walk-through
    Carbon Monoxide Testing
    Foundation Inspection
    Radon Inspections
    Thermal Imaging Inspection
    Structural Inspection
    Commercial Building Inspection

    full home inspection:

    ''The home inspectors shall observe readily visible and accessible installed systems and components listed as part of a home inspection, unless the system or component is limited and/or excluded under the signed written agreement with the client.''
    - IDFPR Standards
    Structure System/Foundation

    Inspect the structural components, including the foundation and framing.

    Describe the foundation and report the methods used to inspect the under-floor crawl space or basement area, floor, wall, ceiling, roof and structures and report the methods used to inspect the attic.

    Report visible signs of water and moisture penetration into the building or signs of condensation on building components.
    Exterior

    Inspect the exterior wall covering; flashing and trim; all exterior doors; attached decks, balconies, stoops, steps, porches and their associated railings; the eaves, soffits and fascias if accessible from the ground level; the vegetation, grading, surface drainage and retaining walls on the property when any of these are likely to adversely affect the building; walkways; patios; and driveways leading to dwelling entrances; and

    Describe the exterior wall covering.
    Roof System

    Inspect the roof covering, roof drainage systems, flashings, skylights, chimneys, and roof penetrations.

    Describe the roof covering and report the methods used to inspect the roof.
    Plumbing

    Describe in detail the interior water supply and distribution systems, including fixtures and faucets, drains, waste and vent systems; water heating equipment and vent systems; flues and chimneys; fuel storage and fuel distribution systems; drainage sumps, sump pumps and related piping; and location of main water and main fuel shut-off valves.
    Electrical

    Inspect the service drop; service entrance conductors, cables and raceways; service equipment and main disconnects; service grounding; interior components of service panels and subpanels; conductors; overcurrent protection devices; a representative number of installed lighting fixtures, switches and receptacles; and ground fault circuit interrupters.

    Describe the amperage and voltage rating of the service, the location of main disconnects and subpanels and the wiring methods.

    Report on the presence of solid conductor aluminum branch circuit wiring and on the absence of carbon monoxide and smoke detectors.
    HVAC (Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning)

    Inspect the permanently installed heating equipment, including fans, pumps, ducts and piping; their supports, registers, radiators and convectors; and visible vent systems, flues and chimneys; and

    Describe the energy source and the heating method by their distinguishing characteristics; and

    Outdoor temperature permitting; inspect the permanently installed central and through-wall cooling equipment; and

    Describe the energy source and the cooling method by their distinguishing characteristics.
    Interior

    Inspect the walls, ceilings and floors; steps, stairways, balconies and their railings; countertops, installed cabinets, doors and windows; and garage doors and garage door operators; and

    Report visible signs of water and moisture penetration into the building or signs of condensation on building components.
    Insulation and Ventilation

    Inspect the insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished spaces, the ventilation of attics and foundation areas, and the mechanical ventilation systems in attics, kitchens, bathrooms and laundry; and

    Describe the insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished spaces and the absence of insulation in unfinished spaces at conditioned surfaces.
    Fireplaces and Solid Fuel Burning Appliances

    Inspect the system components, vent systems, flues and chimneys; and

    Describe the fireplaces, solid fuel burning appliances, and chimneys.

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