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  • "Larry is an absolutely stellar inspector! We could not have been more pleased. He is measured, cool, and collected and works with the up-most professionalism always."

    Erin S.
    Chicago, IL

  • "I have purchased several homes and have never  had this detailed of an inspection. If I buy again, I would only call Cottage Hill Inspections."

    Mark
    Western Springs, IL

  • "Thanks so much for the thorough inspection! I appreciate your explaining everything to me so clearly and being so patient and considerate. It was extremely helpful!"

    Caroline
    Chicago, IL

  • "Your walk through inspection was extremely thorough & personal, and the written report was excellent."

    Rick & Lisa
    LaGrange Park, IL

  • "This was the most thorough inspection I have ever seen!! Thanks!"

    Joe
    Forest Park, IL

  • "My Inspector was both professional and pleasant. I felt that he was looking out for my best interests. The best inspection I’ve ever had done!"

    Ginger
    Elmhurst, IL

  • "Our Inspector was Fantastic! Very informative, professional and friendly! The report was very thorough and very helpful in assessing the property!"

    Kevin & Penny
    Glendale Heights, IL

  • "Very professional, courteous and prepared. Extremely thorough!"

    Matthew
    Chicago, IL

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We service Elmhurst, Oak Brook, LaGrange, Oak Park, Villa Park, Lombard and all the surrounding suburbs of Chicago.

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Our job is to give you the best, and most trusted Inspection anyone can get.


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We will never share your personal information with third party vendors such as alarm companies, home warranty companies, satellite installers, contractors, etc.

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What's included in your Cottage Hill Inspection?


Grounds: Grade, drainage, walks, driveway, patio, deck, fences, plantings, trees.

Exterior: Siding, brick/ stone, trim, doors, windows, soffits, fascia, steps, railings, porches.

Structure: Foundation, basement slab, crawl space, floor/ wall/ ceiling framing, stairs, railings, attic framing, insulation and ventilation.

Roof: Shingles, flashing, sheathing, chimney, penetrations, gutters, downspouts.

Interior: Wall/ floor/ ceiling surfaces, doors, windows, trim, hardware, kitchen cabinets, built-in kitchen appliances, kitchen and bath ventilation.

Utilities: Electrical service entrance, electrical panel and distribution, water service and distribution, plumbing fixtures, sewer piping, natural gas.

Utility Appliances: Furnace or boiler, water heater, air conditioning (temp. permitting) laundry connections, sump pump.

Garage: Overhead door and opener, passage door, floor slab, exterior, roof.


What to expect from your Cottage Hill Inspection?


Our clients are encouraged to take part in their inspection as an introduction to the workings of their new home.

Inspections take approximately 3 hours for the average single family residence.

The emphasis of your home inspection will be on safety and function as well as identification of conditions that may require a repair or significant expense either now or in the near future.

We use non-invasive techniques including visual assessment and instrument testing to evaluate the condition of major appliances.

We identify critical controls, label them and explain their operation.

A verbal, on site, report during the inspection will explain the function, operation and condition of each component and system inspected.

We also provide a written report that includes information on construction, relative age, present conditions, and expected useful life of all critical components and systems. Your report will likely include digital photographs, diagrams and maintenance tips and usually becomes a handy reference manual for as long as you own your home.


What makes us different?

Roof

Did your last inspector get on the roof? This roof leak was not visible from the ground and would have been missed by other inspectors.

Did your last inspector check for carbon monoxide? When you use Cottage Hill Inspections you can be assured that we will go above and beyond what a typical home inspector inspects. We want to make sure that you know the ins and outs of your home.



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Others

General Liability/E&O Insurance

Yes!

No

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Computer Generated Report Emailed

Yes!

No

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Digital Photos Included

Yes!

No

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Lead, Mold, Asbestos, Termite

Available

No

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Radon Testing

Available

No

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Signed Inspection Agreement

Required

Required

Required

Clearly Identified Fee

Required

Required

Required

List of Excluded Items

Required

Required

Required

Include Report Summary

Yes!

No

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Free Telephone Support

Yes!

No

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Determine Layers of Shingles

Yes!

No

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Estimate age of Roof

Yes!

No

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Test for natural gas leaks

Yes!

No

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Test for Carbon Monoxide

Yes!

No

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Determine age of heating system

Yes!

No

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Determine age of hot water system

Yes!

No

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Inspect furnace heat exchanger

Yes!

No

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Operate kitchen appliances

Yes!

No

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Operate laundry appliances

Yes!

No

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