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Just like the Latin phrase "Plus Ultra" meaning "Further Beyond", we go beyond the standard home inspection. We meticulously assess every aspect of the property, from structural to electrical systems, plumbing, and more. What truly sets us apart is our commitment to your satisfaction, providing you with a comprehensive and easy-to-understand report, complete with detailed findings, high-resolution images, and actionable recommendations. Experience the difference today and embark on your homeownership journey with confidence!
WHY CHOOSE US?
Thermal scan included in every standard home inspection
Complimentary follow-up inspection after repairs are completed
ONE STOP SHOP
Provides radon, sewer scope, termite and other ancillary inspections
Agents can quickly create professional-looking repair request lists
THE PLUS ULTRA DIFFERENCE
Your home is more than just a structure; it’s your sanctuary. At Plus Ultra Home Inspections, we share your passion for ensuring its safety and security. That’s why we are unwavering in our commitment to customer satisfaction. Our dedication is evident in the array of guarantees and warranties we provide.
Terms and Conditions
You must attend at least the last half hour of the inspection in order to review the inspection and discuss the findings with your inspector.
If, for any reason, you are not completely satisfied with our service, not only will we refund your money, but we will also cover the cost of hiring another inspector of your choice. We firmly believe that your satisfaction is of utmost importance and that our commitment to you doesn't end with a mere refund.
Terms and Conditions
If, for any reason, you do not close the deal on a home after our inspection, we will offer you half price off your next standard home inspection. We believe in standing by our clients even beyond the inspection report. We understand that unexpected circumstances can arise, financing can fall through, or negotiations may not go as planned. We want you to feel supported and protected throughout this crucial decision-making process.
The InterNACHI® Honor Guarantee provides an added layer of assurance, giving you the confidence that you are working with a reputable and reliable business.
THE PLUS ULTRA BENEFITS
Involves a thorough evaluation of a property's structural components, systems, and overall condition, aiming to identify any potential issues or safety concerns.
Light commercial inspections are typically conducted on properties that are less than 10,000 square feet and have no more than two stories.
Focuses on defects that could be covered by the builder's warranty, providing homeowners with an opportunity to address issues before the warranty expires.
Inspects the condition of the sewer lines, using sewer scope, identifying blockages, leaks, cracks, and structural damage.
Identify signs of existing or potential pest infestations, providing recommendations for preventive measures.
Involves evaluating the structural and mechanical components of a home before the drywall is installed.
WATER QUALITY TESTING
An evaluation of the safety and purity of your water supply, using an accredited lab for analysis
A process aimed at evaluating indoor air quality and identifying the presence of mold spores.
Employs Continuous Radon Measurement equipment to measure radon levels.
FREQUENTLY ASK QUESTIONS
What is a home inspection?
A home inspection is a thorough examination of a property's condition, including its structure, systems, and components. It helps identify any potential issues or deficiencies that could affect its value, safety, or livability.
Why do I need a home inspection?
A home inspection provides you with a detailed understanding of the property's current condition. It can help you make an informed decision before buying or selling a home, ensuring you are aware of any potential problems or repairs needed.
What does a home inspection cover?
A typical home inspection covers the major systems and components of a property, such as the foundation, roof, electrical systems, plumbing, HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning), insulation, and more. It also includes an evaluation of the overall structural condition and safety of the home.
What is a "Deal Killer"?
In the context of real estate, a deal killer refers to any significant issue or obstacle that arises during the process of buying or selling a property, which can potentially derail or terminate the transaction. It can include factors such as major structural defects, environmental hazards, legal complications, financing difficulties, or any other condition that significantly affects the value or viability of the property. A deal killer is essentially a deal-breaking factor that may cause one or both parties to reconsider or withdraw from the transaction due to the associated risks, costs, or complications involved.
Certain home inspectors are often labeled as "deal killers" due to their reputation for uncovering significant issues that may impact a property's value or safety. However, it is important to recognize that a thorough home inspector plays a vital role in assisting customers during a real estate transaction. By conducting a comprehensive inspection, they provide valuable insights into the property's condition, empowering buyers to make informed decisions and negotiate repairs. With their guidance and recommendations, a thorough inspector serves as a valuable ally, helping customers navigate potential obstacles and ensuring a smoother and more secure property purchase.
Can you advise me as to whether or not I should purchase the house?
As a licenced home inspector in the state of Illinois, it is important to clarify that it is unlawful for me to provide opinions or advice regarding whether or not you should purchase a house. My role is to conduct a thorough inspection, identify any potential issues, and provide you with a comprehensive report on the property's condition. It is ultimately your responsibility as the buyer to evaluate the inspection findings, consider other relevant factors, and make an informed decision based on your own judgment, preferences, and the advice of your real estate agent or other trusted professionals.
What is thermal imaging, and why is it beneficial during a home inspection?
Thermal imaging is a technology that uses infrared cameras to detect temperature variations in a building. During a home inspection, thermal imaging helps identify potential issues that may not be visible to the naked eye, such as hidden moisture problems, electrical hotspots, or insulation gaps.
Do you offer a free reinspection service?
Yes, we offer a free reinspection service. If any issues or concerns are identified during the initial home inspection, we provide a complimentary follow-up inspection after the necessary repairs or improvements have been made. This ensures that all required corrections have been adequately addressed.
How long does a home inspection take?
The duration of a home inspection can vary depending on the size, age, and complexity of the property. On average, a thorough inspection may take around 2-4 hours. Larger or older homes may require more time for a comprehensive assessment.
Can I attend the home inspection?
Yes, we encourage our clients to attend the home inspection. Being present during the inspection allows you to ask questions, understand the findings in real-time, and gain valuable insights about the property's condition. It is also an opportunity to learn more about maintenance and potential repairs.
How soon will I receive the home inspection report?
We strive to deliver the comprehensive home inspection report as soon as possible, typically within 24 hours after the inspection. The report will include detailed information about the property's condition, including photographs, descriptions of any issues found, and recommendations for repairs or further evaluation.
How should I prepare for a home inspection?
To ensure a smooth and effective home inspection, it is recommended to:
Do you schedule inspections on weekends?
What is a home inspection Standard of Practice?
The Home Inspection Standard of Practice (SOP) sets guidelines for home inspectors, defining the minimum requirements for assessing and reporting on various aspects of a property. It outlines the scope of the inspection, covering areas such as the structure, roofing, plumbing, electrical systems, and more. The SOP ensures consistency, professionalism, and transparency in the inspection process, protecting both the inspector and the client. While specifics may vary depending on the organization or region, adherence to the SOP promotes clear expectations and thorough evaluations during home inspections.
As a home inspector, I adhere to the industry-standard practices established by organizations such as the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) and the Illinois Standard of Practice. These guidelines serve as the cornerstone of my inspection process. By following InterNACHI standards, I ensure that my inspections are conducted in a thorough, objective, and systematic manner, covering various aspects of a property, including structural components, mechanical systems, and more. Additionally, by aligning with the Illinois Standard of Practice, I meet the specific requirements and regulations set forth by the state, providing comprehensive and compliant inspections. These recognized standards of practice enable me to deliver reliable and professional services to my clients while maintaining transparency and upholding the highest level of integrity in my work
Yes, we offer $25 discount for all branches of Military Active Duty, Reserve and Guard components. We also offer the same discount for First responders and new home buyers.