Tinley Park Home Inspector
Tom Kollias-Illinois State Licensed and Certified Home Inspector
Kollias Property Inspections serving greater Chicagoland and all surrounding communities.
708-349-4562 (office)
708-359-8770 (cell - Text)

Phone answered
8:00am - 9:30pm

Illinois License 451.000667
Performing Home Inspections in Tinley Park, Orland Park, Oak Forest, Mokena, Homer Glen and surrounding communities.

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Home Inspection Frequently Asked Questions?

What is An Inspection?
An inspection is a visual (non-invasive) examination of the structure and systems of a building. If you are thinking of buying a home, condo, townhome, mobile or commercial property, you should have it thoroughly inspected before the final purchase by an professional licensed, experienced and impartial inspector.
When Do I Request An Inspector?
The best time to consult an inspector is right after you have made an offer on your new building. Your real estate contract usually allows a period of time to have the property inspected.Make sure to have an inspection clause in your contract, and make your purchase contingent upon the findings of the inspection.

What's Included In An Inspection?
A complete thorough home inspection includes a visual examination of the building from the top to bottom. Our inspector evaluates and reports on the condition of the roof, structure, exterior, foundation, drainage, lot topography, heating system, plumbing system, AC system, visible insulation, walls, windows and doors. Only items that are visible and accessible by normal means are included and reported upon.

Can a Building "FAIL" an Inspection?
No. A professional building and property inspection is simply an examination into the current condition of your prospective purchase. It is not an appraisal or a local code inspection. An inspector will not pass or fail a building, but simply describe its condition and indicate which items need minor or major repair or replacement.

What If The Report Reveals Problems?
If the home inspector finds problems in a building, it doesn't necessarily mean you shouldn't buy it, only that you will know in advance what type of repairs to anticipate. A seller might be willing to make repairs because of the significant problems discovered by the home inspector. It gives you a chance to decide if this property is right for you or not. Your choice.

Can I Inspect The Building Myself?
The most experienced building or home owner lacks the knowledge and expertise of a professional home inspector who has inspected hundreds, maybe thousands of homes and properties in their career. A professional licensed home inspector is equally familiar with the critical elements of construction and the proper installation, maintenance, and the inter-relationships of these elements.

Why Do I Need An Inspection?
The purchase of a home or any type of property is usually one of the largest single investments you might ever make. You should know what to expect both inside and outside in terms of needed and future repairs, maintenance, and safety issues. A fresh coat of paint could be hiding serious structural problems. Water stains on the ceiling may indicate a chronic roof leakage problem or may be simply the result of a single incident. The home inspector interprets these and other clues, then presents a professional opinion as to the condition of the property so you can avoid unpleasant surprises later. After the inspection is over you will have a clearer understanding about the property you are considering purchasing, and be able to make a confident decision.

Should I Attend The Inspection?
It is not necessary, but wise if you can. By following the home inspector through the inspection, observing and asking questions you will learn many thing about you future purchase and gain helpful tips on general maintenance which will be of great help to you after you move in.

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16026 So. 90th Ave Tinley Park, IL 60487
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