Tim Darling - Graduate of the American Society of Home Inspectors ASHI school. Member of InterNACHI ( International Society of Home Inspectors), License # 450.011884. Licensed Illinois Realtor #475.159678 . Experienced Luxury Home Builder / small projects manager.  

 

Commercial and Residential Inspections 

Radon Testing, Mold Testing, Sewer Scope Examination, Water Quality Testing, Air Quality Testing


roofing flashing chimneys and exterior

materials , roofing systems, unique slopes, flat roofs, valley, hips ridge slipped parapet wall, skylight, drip edge, wall surfaces, steps, railings, columns, beams, joists, floor, siding, stucco, stone, brick , retaining walls 


structure

why buildings move

  • configuration
  • footings
  • floors and wall systems

 


electrical

service entrance, service panels, branch circuit wiring, outlet, switches, lights, junction boxes 
 

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heating 

generating heat – fuel, gas, propane , ignition systems, oil, oil tanks, venting, chimneys, 

moving heat

furnaces – electric, gas, heat exchanges, fan/limit switches, filters, humidifiers, efficiency systems

hot water boilers– electric, gas, oil, pumps, pressure reducing valves, back flow prevention, piping, zone valves, boiler efficiencies

steam and electric heat –space heaters and radiant heat


cooling/heat pumps 

air conditioning – compressors, coils, refrigerant lines, duct systems, thermostats, coils, water lines, central, heat pump systems, 

heat pumps – components of bivalent systems

evaporative coolers 


insulation 

materials – fiberglass, mineral wool, cellulose, plastic board, strayed foam, uffi, vermiculite, wood shavings, 

location of insulation – attic, flat roofs, walls, wood framing, solid walls, basements and crawlspace, interior and exterior wall, floors over unheated spaces

insulation standards

air / vapor barriers 

ventilation – attic ventilation, crawlspace ventilation 

heat recovery ventilators


plumbing 

supply – public and private water systems,  shut off valves, water distribution, piping, water heater, plastic tubing, tankless water heaters, 

waste systems –public and private, traps, floor drains, venting , sewage, sump pumps

plumbing fixtures – sinks, basins, tubs, faucets


interior 

major floor finishes – concrete, hardwood, laminate and engineered wood, softwood, carpet, resilient, ceramic, stone floors 

major wall finishes – plaster/ drywall, paneling, brick / stone, concrete, stucco, textured 

trim – baseboard and quarter round, casings, molding

cabinets and countertops – Set the typeface, font properties, and color of the titles in Page Folder Nav and Products Category Nav.

windows, doors, stairs, – rise and run, width, doors and landings, railings 


appliances 

appliances are inspected as part of an inspection

ranges, ovens, exhaust fans, refrigerators, dishwashers, disposals, compactors, washing machines, dryers, central vacuum systems