Home Detectives

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  • Anita R.

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    David did an excellent job! He was very thorough and explained in detail what he was looking for and why and offered solutions. I would highly recommend Home Detectives if you need an inspector. Very knowledgeable and professional!

    Jun 22, 2016Verified
  • Tiara A.

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    Very thorough and knowledgeable. I highly recommend and would use him again.

    Jun 18, 2016Verified

About this pro

I have 38 years experience in construction as a general contractor. Contractor experience makes for a better inspector. I also belong to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors. Members are required to complete more hours of continued education than other Associations which makes for a more qualified inspector. Only 40% of applicants pass the INTERNACHI entrance exam and only 10% of those are able to meet the continued education requirements. Hiring a INTERNACHI home inspector is a great way to insure your inspector is highly trained. Home Detectives does not charge extra for travel time or weekends and our report format is one of the best in the industry.We also include the use of an infrared camera in our home inspections which allows us to see defects that are not visible to the naked eye. A number of free services are included in our Inspection. No two days are the same. Every house is different and almost every client is a new client. (some are repeat clients.) I enjoy helping clients make an informed decision and to help them be comfortable buying their new home.

Years in business

8

Times hired on Thumbtack

64

Number of employees

2

Background check

Completed
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    Q & A

    • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
      The pricing for home inspections is pretty basic. It's mostly based on square footage. Some inspectors charge more for older homes (75+ years). Some charge for travel time or weekends. We charge by square footage and age only. No extras for travel time or weekends.
    • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
      I have completed 57 hours of continued education this year. Illinois licensing requirements are only 6 hours per year.
    • How did you get started doing this type of work?
      I enjoy performing home inspections. It is important for the home inspector to help clients make an informed decision. Sometimes my inspections help a client avoid making a terrible purchase.
    Coverage Area for Home Detectives is about 15+ miles of Chicago, IL.