About 3-D Home Inspection, Inc.
Buyers and owners look at homes in terms of livability, while 3-D owner and certified home inspector Mike Stephans looks at them in terms of durability.
An Illinois-licensed inspector since 2005, Mike has seen a lot, and knows it’s important to Inspect for What You Don’t Expect.
A home inspection is more than simply walking through a house and seeing what works and what doesn’t. Mike will inform and educate so you can make smarter decisions about buying or selling your home. 3-D delivers a prompt, thorough, and professional home inspection at a reasonable price.
American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI)-Certified
2012 Northern Illinois Chapter ASHI President’s Award
Northern Illinois Chapter ASHI Board Member since 2011
2010 Northern Illinois Chapter ASHI Associate of the Year
How to Inspect a Home Inspector
A reputable home inspector will be happy to provide answers to the following important questions.
What's covered in your inspection?
- Areas covered should be clearly identified in the initial call.
- If you have areas of concern, identify them at that time.
- Generally excluded in standard inspections: mold, asbestos, indoor air or water quality, well & septic, appliances, and home performance.
Are you licensed in the state of Illinois?
- To perform home inspections in the State of Illinois, inspectors must have a valid license, with re-licensing every two years.
- To verify an inspector’s status, go to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation .
How many years have you been in business; number of inspections done?
- In addition to these stats, an inspector should be able to provide client and Realtor® references.
Are you specially- trained in home inspection? What about continuing education?
- Inspectors must complete approved training prior to state licensing.
- Re-licensing requires annual minimum continuing education, which a reputable inspector will meet or exceed. Also ask about additional certifications or specialized credentials.
May I attend the inspection?
- The inspector should always encourage you to attend the inspection.. If he or she does not, consider that a red flag.
- Never pass up this opportunity to see your prospective home through the eyes of an expert.
How long will the inspection take?
- A detailed inspection should take two to three hours for a typical single-family home.
- Many factors could lengthen the inspection, but a shorter estimate likely indicates a lack of thoroughness.
What type of report do you provide and when will I get it?
- Most inspectors provide their full report electronically within one business day of the inspection.
- Make sure the inspection and report can be completed within the time frame of your contract.
May I contact you after the inspection with any questions or concerns?
- A quality independent inspector will be available to answer your post-inspection questions and deal with you directly should any concerns or claims arise.
Ready to Get Started?
Contact us today to get a quote or to schedule your 3-D Home Inspection.