The Importance of Downspout Extensions

I was doing a home inspection in Chicago when I informed my client about the lack of downspout extensions.  The real estate agent spoke up and stated that the home inspector she uses doesn’t think that is a problem.  I always thought that every home inspector calls out downspouts discharging too close to a house.  […]

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Algae on Roof

It’s not mold, soot, or some weird form of graffiti. The black stains discoloring your shingles are most likely algae known as Gloecapsa Magma. Algae require a wet environment, usually supplied by dew, shade, and tree debris staying on the roof. Stains usually appear on the north sides of the roof and in areas with […]

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What to Ask Your Home Inspector

Every so often I get asked the same questions during a phone interview. The questions were typically the same and I was wondering where my potential clients were getting that information. I did a search and came up with these most common questions people ask me when I am being interviewed. Do you perform repairs […]

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Compare Home Inspection Companies

We know you have a choice in home inspections. We, at Chicagoland, want to give home owners the peace of mind that comes from knowing their home has been inspected using the best equipment, by skilled professionals who are committed and passionate about their work.  We also provide the best warranties should that unpleasant surprise happen. […]

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Garage Door Springs

Quick, how much does your garage door weight? Probably more than you think. If you’ve lifted your door manually, you were getting help from the tension spring above the door. This spring is what makes 200 pounds feel like 25—and your electric garage door opener needs all the help it can get. Opener Woes Most […]

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About RecallChek

We submit the serial numbers and model numbers of the appliances in a home.  About 10% of the appliances we see have recalls on them.  This service is include with our fee and can transfer with the home.

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