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Inspection FAQ

Our Ten Most Frequently Asked Inspection Questions

Your inspection experts
Matt and Don Hawley

Before you make the largest purchase of your life, most realtors recommend and many lenders require having a professional home inspection                    performed.  A home inspection may save you thousands of dollars by revealing structural or safety issues that may not have been obvious. It may give your home a clean bill of health; either way knowing is always better than guessing.

Before you choose a home inspector you should ask the following questions:

  1. Q Are you and your inspectors licensed by the State of Illinois?
    A All of our inspectors are trained and licensed by the State of Illinois and take extended trainings throughout the year.
  2.  Q Do you have errors and omissions and liability insurance?
    A Yes
  3.  Q Can you provide references?
    A Visit our web site at for both text and video testimonials
  4. Q What professional organizations do you belong to?
    A We are a member in good standing of the Better Business Bureau with an A rating, the Greater Gateway Association of Realtors and the Realtor Association of Southern Illinois
  5. Q Is it OK to attend the inspection?
    A Not only is it OK to attend, we feel strongly that the buyer should be present for the complete inspection. Most inspections will take about four hours, if you need to leave you can leave us a cell phone number and we will contact you when we are finished
  6. Q What other services do you provide?
    A We provide free termite inspections with every inspection and when requested Radon Testing for an additional cost.
  7.  Q Do you provide repair services?
    A No, it is considered unethical for an inspector to perform repairs or profit from suggested repairs within three years of an inspection they have performed
  8.   Q How soon can you schedule an inspection?
    A. We try to accommodate your schedule, we work seven days a week and evenings, most inspections can be completed within 3 days.
  9.  Q What are your charges?
    Inspections start at $225 based on square footage, termite inspections are included and we give discounts for homes less than 5 years old. Veterans receive special pricing
  10. Q How soon will I get the results of my inspection?
    A. At the end of your inspection we will provide you with a printed copy of the inspection report, the termite inspection and if performed the radon test in a three ring binder. In addition we copy all of this information and the extra pictures we take during the inspection onto a CD. You will now have a digital copy that you can use to e-mail the information and or pictures to friends and relatives.

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