3-D Home Inspection
Home Inspection Professional
Inspecting for What You Don’t Expect
How 3-D Discovers the Unexpected
Buyers and owners look at homes in terms of livability. 3-D owner and certified home inspection professional, Mike Stephans, looks at homes for functionality and safety. An Illinois-licensed home inspector since 2005, Mike has seen a lot. He knows it’s important to Inspect for What You Don’t Expect.
3-D delivers a prompt, thorough, and professional home inspection at a reasonable price.
Types of Home Inspections We Offer
In addition to home buyers, 3-D Home Inspection provides inspection services to home sellers and homeowners.
- Pre-Listing Home Inspections help sellers and potential sellers avoid surprise safety or function issues at closing.
- Pre-Closing Home Inspections help buyers understand the functionality and safety of a home they’re hoping to buy.
- Post-Closing Home Inspections help homeowners identify potential safety and functionality issues in their existing home.
For more information about what’s included in an inspection, visit our interactive home inspection page.
Additional Inspection Services We Offer
We’re now offering three additional home inspection tests to help bring you peace of mind.
- Worried about mold? 3-D can test for mold issues as an add-on to your inspection.
- Are you concerned about sewer line blockage? Ask about our sewer scope testing. You’ll be able to see for yourself whether sewer lines are clear. We offer sewer scope testing as an add-on service.
- Radon can be a real problem in our area. Our experienced home inspection professional can now test your home for radon issues. Contact us for pricing.
A home inspection is more than simply walking through a house to see what works and what doesn’t. Mike will inform and educate you. He’ll help you make smarter decisions about buying or selling your home.
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My Pledge to You
Choosing the right home inspector can be difficult. Unlike most professionals you hire, you probably won’t meet me until our appointment. Furthermore, different inspectors have varying qualifications, equipment, experience, reporting methods, and pricing.
Ultimately, a thorough home inspection depends heavily on the individual inspector’s own effort. If you honor me by permitting me to inspect your new home, I guarantee that I will give you my very best effort.
This, I promise you.
Mike Stephans, ACI, CRT
Owner and President
3-D Home Inspection, Inc.
Providing Expert Home Inspections in the Following Areas
If you don’t see your town, contact us today to find out if we travel there.
How to Inspect a Home Inspector
A reputable home inspection professional will be happy to provide answers to the following important questions.
What's covered in your inspection?
- In the initial call, make sure the inspector clearly identifies areas covered.
- If you have areas of concern, identify them at that time.
- There are several areas most inspectors do not include in their standard inspection.
- indoor air quality
- or water quality
- well & septic
- home performance
- For more information on our home inspection process, visit our page What to Expect When We’re Inspecting.
Are you licensed in the state of Illinois?
- To perform home inspections in the State of Illinois, a home inspection professional must have a valid license. Re-licensing must happen 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? How many inspections have you done?
- A newer home inspector may not catch subtle issues or concerns.
- In addition to these stats, a home inspector should provide client and Realtor® references.
Are you specially trained in home inspection? What about continuing education?
- Home inspectors must complete approved training for state licensing.
- Re-licensing requires annual minimum continuing education. A reputable inspector will meet or exceed these requirements.
- Also ask about additional certifications or specialized credentials.
May I attend the inspection?
- A reputable home inspection professional 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 the home through the eyes of an expert.
How long will the home 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 may be due to a lack of thoroughness.
- Visit our What to Expect When We’re Inspecting page to learn more about 3-D’s home inspections.
What type of report do you provide? When will I get it?
- Most home inspection professionals provide their full report electronically within one business day of the inspection.
- Before signing a contract, make sure the home inspection and report can be completed within the time frame of your contract.
- To see a sample of 3-D’s home inspection report, click here.
May I contact you after the inspection with any questions or concerns?
- A quality independent home inspector will be available to answer your post-inspection questions. He or she should deal with you directly if you have any concerns or claims.