Batt Insulation

The above photos are showing poor insulation in the floor that overhangs the exterior wall. The darker the color = the colder the surface. This is common when batt insulation is just stuffed into an area. Voids are present that allow heat/cold to pass easily. The temperature change is not just a discomfort. It can […]

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High Efficiency Combustion Air Intake

High efficiency furnaces can take combustion air from inside the house. Providing the room is large enough and the home is not hermetically sealed (or too tight). New construction home here in the Chicagoland area require blower door tests to ensure the home is air tight, but not too air tight. We have to have […]

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A Dirty Dryer Vent

A home inspection in Lake View found a clogged dryer vent. Keeping these clean is important. The post A Dirty Dryer Vent appeared first on Chicagoland Home Inspectors Inc.. Appeared first on https://www.thehomeinspectors.com/

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One Year Warranty Inspection

A Northbrook Home Inspection (New Construction), we found a missing mortar joint. It may not seem like much, until the stone comes loose and needs to be repaired. The post One Year Warranty Inspection appeared first on Chicagoland Home Inspectors Inc.. Appeared first on https://www.thehomeinspectors.com/

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How Long Will It Last?

A Home Inspection in Rogers Park – Chicago found this water heater. The post How Long Will It Last? appeared first on Chicagoland Home Inspectors Inc.. Appeared first on https://www.thehomeinspectors.com/

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Worst Humidifier Condition?

During a home inspection in Lincoln Square -Chicago we opened this humidifier and found the winner. Can anyone top this? The post Worst Humidifier Condition? appeared first on Chicagoland Home Inspectors Inc.. Appeared first on https://www.thehomeinspectors.com/

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Should This Be Reported

During a Home Inspection in Barrington we found a snake skin. The post Should This Be Reported appeared first on Chicagoland Home Inspectors Inc.. Appeared first on https://www.thehomeinspectors.com/

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Fire Separations in Attached Garages

If a fire starts in a garage, you do not want it to spread to the attached house. Additionally, if you start up your vehicle in the garage, you do not want carbon monoxide entering your home. Homeowners (me included) have a tendency to store an assortment of flammable materials in garages.   Gas, diesel […]

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Water Spigots

Water spigots are also known by hose bibbs, faucets, nozzles valves, hydrants, spouts stopcocks, taps, and bibcocks.  Their obvious purpose is to run water outside the building.  In the last few days, the inspections that we have been doing we found frozen spigots. Frost free spigots have the handle outside of the house that is connected a valve about 10″ inside the walls. […]

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Preparing For Your Home Inspection

Congratulations, you accepted an offer on your home. The next step is the home inspection. Since a professional inspector is going to look at many items in your home, you want to make sure that your home will send a specific message. That message should be, “I took good care of this home so your […]

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