CH Inspections

Complete Home Inspection Services


Welcome to CH Inspections. Our home inspection company provides skilled, thorough inspection services to Des Plaines, IL and the surrounding communities.

Our inspectors are licensed in Illinois and adhere to the Illinois Standards of Practice (ISOP). They’re also fully licensed by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, or InterNACHI. Our inspection process is designed to check for the most pressing conditional issues, including structural problems, mold testing, moisture, plumbing problems, and electrical safety.

Whether you’re buying a home, or putting yours up on the market, a home inspection will help you make an informed decision that protects your finances and your future.

Don’t wait to give yourself the peace of mind you deserve! Call 312-869-4629 today to schedule your home inspection.

Our Home Inspection Company Brings You Peace of Mind

Buying or selling a home can be a stressful process, but having a knowledgeable home inspector on your team can make that process a lot easier.

As a family-owned company, we understand that your family’s safety and security is your top priority. Our goal is to bring you peace of mind, knowing that your home (or future home) will be thoroughly inspected, and all potential issues will be clearly documented for your review.

During your home inspection, we’ll use specialized tools to generate an accurate reading of your home. These tools include mold detection equipment, moisture meters, carbon monoxide detectors, infrared cameras, extra tall ladders, and thermal imaging.

For your peace of mind, we deliver only the best talent to your inspection appointment. Your technician will have a degree in engineering, 10+ years of home construction experience, and countless years of inspections under his belt.

Although we’re experts in the field, that doesn’t mean you have to be. We’re happy to take extra time to explain our home inspection report as well as any potential issues we’ve uncovered.

Best of all, we prioritize prompt service. We guarantee you’ll have our full inspection report in your hands within 24 hours of the inspection.

Don’t wait to shed light on the true quality of your current or future home. Our inspectors are knowledgeable, courteous, and willing to go above and beyond to deliver excellent service. Schedule your inspection today.

What Does a House Inspector Look For? Understanding The Home Inspection Process

During a home inspection, a certified home inspector will closely examine every major system within your home. Typically, they’ll audit the exterior, roof, walls, ceilings, floors, structural components, windows, electrical system, plumbing system, and HVAC system.

They’ll be looking for any issues that could affect the value of your home or cause issues later down the line. The most common problems we come across include mold, pests, roof damage, leaks, structural damage, and frayed or outdated wiring.

How Long Does A House Inspection Take?

A home inspection typically takes about two and a half hours. For larger houses, we may need more time to produce an exhaustive report.

Our Home Inspection Services

Unlike some home inspectors, we don’t just skim the surface. We dive deeply into all the major systems that make up the integrity of the home. We use the most up-to-date technology to scour every inch of the property, both inside and out.

Here’s a list of the areas we address during a typical home inspection. If you have concerns not listed in this home inspection checklist, let us know. We’d be happy to see what we can do to put your mind at ease.


We’ll inspect the condition of the home from an exterior perspective. This includes the facade of your home as well as the property surrounding it.


Weather permitting, we will get onto your roof to closely inspect the roofing, drainage system, chimney, vents, air ducts, and insulation.


We will inspect your garage, including door opener devices, doors, windows, roofing, floor, walls, and electrical components.


The structural elements are one of the most important parts of your home. During our inspection, we’ll check the foundation walls, basement floor, crawl spaces, sump systems, and insulation for safety and durability.


Our team will inspect the condition of your main windows as well as skylights, balcony doors, and patio windows.


The electrical system is an element of the home that should never be overlooked. We’ll check your electrical panel, outlets, switches, light fixtures, and other essentials in your electrical system to ensure they’re safe and up-to-code.


We’ll examine water heaters, water distribution pipes, drains, waste, vent pipes, water heater vents, floor drains, washer and dryer installation, sinks, tubs, toilets, and shut-off valves. We’ll also check for water damage and leaks.


During the inspection, we’ll examine the functionality of your heating and cooling equipment, including both indoor and outdoor components. We’ll also inspect all of your HVAC vents and perform a simple energy audit.


As part of your home inspection, we’ll examine areas in your house where moisture may be overabundant. We’ll perform a visual inspection and utilize mold-detection technology like air quality devices, infrared cameras, and thermal imaging.


Throughout the entire inspection process, we’ll be checking for signs of pests, like rodents, cockroaches, bed bugs, and other vermin.

Schedule Your Home Inspection Today

If you’re looking to buy or sell a home in Des Plaines, don’t overlook the importance of a professional home inspection!

Our knowledgeable team of Des Plaines home inspectors is at your service. With years of experience performing thorough home inspections, we’re proud to be the top choice for home inspections in Des Plaines and the surrounding Chicagoland areas.

Our home inspections are your key to smarter, safer real estate decisions. Don’t wait to learn the true condition of your home—call 312-869-4629 today to schedule a full home inspection.

Major Systems We Inspect

Exterior and Roof

Exterior: Siding, windows, doors, trim, walks, driveways, patios, deck, balconies, and yard drainage

Roof: Roofing materials, chimney, flashing, roof structure, gutters, and vents


Basement: Walls, floor, framing, sump pump(s), structural elements, and presence of moisture or water damage

Crawlspace: Walls, drainage, vapor barrier, insulation, ventilation, and structural elements


Age, type, condition, controls, efficiency, components, and gas leaks


Age, type, condition, and operation (weather permitting)

Electrical System

Electric service panels, distribution panels, service entrance conductors, outlets, and safety devices


Piping type, condition, delivery method, water heater, waste system type, fixture condition, and leak detection


Type, condition, and operation


Insulation, ventilation, roof structure, and presence of moisture or water damage


Windows, doors, walls, and ceilings

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Client Testimonials

I really appreciated how open they were to letting me ask questions throughout the inspection, and gave me alot to think about as I go with the closing process. Would definitely use them again!

Cesar P.


Julio was excellent!! He did a very thorough inspection and identified some problems we would never have seen but that could have cost us thousands or more to address! Very professional.

Mike P.


I can always expect thorough inspections from Julio. Always on time and extremely informative!

James Lee


Check out a sample of our certifications below