We, at Drumm Home Inspections, provide home inspection services to homeowners across Cook County. Our services are professional, reliable and affordable. With the aid of modern technology, equipment and tools, we are able to identify faults and defects, and detect the presence of harmful substances in the property.
A typical home inspection in Cook County takes from 3-5 hours, and the report is given to you within 24 hours of the inspection. The report is detailed and comprehensive, and contains information in the form of pictures and detailed descriptions, to help you understand it better. We suggest you be present on the time of inspection so that you can ask questions to the home inspector about the repairs suggested.
We are a team of experienced, trained and certified inspectors who give in their best to every inspection that they do. We check all major systems, appliances and the condition of the structure to highlight defects that need to be addressed. We highlight all concerned areas, shortcomings and repairs in our report with the help of illustrations and detailed captions. Unlike a quick walk around the property, our home inspector in Cook County digs deep and inspect everything carefully.
If you are a seller who is not getting buyers for a listed house, a pre inspection might help speed up the selling process. A pre listing inspection can help you identify faults and issues in the house that need to be addressed. These issues are generally hidden until a pre-purchase inspection, and may put off the buyer and derail the sale. By undertaking repairs suggested in the inspection report, you can price your home more accurately and can sell the house faster. You can also prepare yourself for a pre purchase inspection in a better manner and have a smooth transaction with the buyers.
We conduct apartment inspections for all landlords who want to keep a tab on the condition of their properties. An apartment inspection in Cook County usually involves a walk around the property to ensure there are no damages or changes to the interior, or there are no alterations to the exterior. This would include looking for holes in the walls, broken appliances, gouges in the hardwood floor, signs of pets (if not permitted), or checking if smoke and fire detectors are in proper working order.
We have a team of technicians who have expertise in radon testing in Cook County. We place a monitor in your home for around 48 hours to test the air samples. We then pick up the monitor to check for the results. In case the radon level is 4 picocuries per liter or higher, we suggest an action plan and measures that can be taken. Radon level less than 4 picocuries per liter also poses risks and can be reduced. So if you are planning to sell or buy a property, get it tested for radon. If it’s a new home, you can seek information on if the radon-resistant features were sued during construction.
Our team of pest control technicians at Drumm Home Inspections inspect the property closely to check for the presence of termites and other wood destroying organisms. The inspector will evaluate all wooden components of the property. He will climb the attic to inspect it, walk the interior and tap on baseboards. He will then repeat the same for the exterior where he will inspect the soffits. Termite droppings, decaying wood, exit holes, galleries or mud tubes created by subterranean termites are some common signs indicating the presence of termites.
A county of the state of Illinois, Cook County recorded a population of 5,150,233 at the 2019 census, making it the most populous county of Illinois and the second most populous county in the United States. Incorporated in 1831, Cook County is believed to be named after Daniel Pope Cook, a statesman.