We will inspect:

*the heating system, using normal operating controls, and  describe the energy source and heating method;
*and report as in need of repair a heating system that does not operate.
*and report if the heating system is deemed inaccessible; and
*the central cooling equipment, using normal operating  controls.

We will:

*open and close a representative number of doors;
*inspect the walls, ceiling, steps, stairways and railings;
*report as in need of repair any spacing between intermediate  balusters, spindles and rails for steps, stairways and railings  that permit the passage of an object greater than 4 inches  in diameter;
*inspect garage doors and garage door openers by operating  first by remote (if available), and then by the installed 
 automatic door control;
*report as in need of repair any installed electronic sensors  that are not operable or not installed at the proper height  above the garage floor;
*report as in need of repair any door locks or side ropes that  have not been removed or disabled when the garage door  opener is in use; and
*report as in need of repair any windows that are obviously  fogged or display other evidence of broken seals. 

 We will inspect:

*the service drop/lateral;
*the meter socket enclosures;
*the means for disconnecting the service main;
*and describe the service disconnect amperage rating, if  labeled;
*the panelboards and overcurrent devices (breakers and fuses);
*the service grounding and bonding;
*a representative number of switches, lighting fixtures and   receptacles, including receptacles viewed and deemed to be  AFCI-protected;
*and test all GFCI receptacles and circuit breakers observed  and deemed to be GFCIs;
*service entrance conductors and conductor insulation; and
*service entrance cables.
We will report on:
*any unused circuit breaker panel openings that are not  filled;
*the presence of solid-conductor, aluminum branch-circuit  wiring, if readily visible;
*any tested receptacles in which power was not present, the  polarity was incorrect, the receptacle was not grounded or  secured to the wall, the cover was not in place, the GFCI  devices were not properly installed or did not operate  properly, and evidence of arcing or excessive heat;
*the presence of smoke detectors; and
*any deficiencies in the integrity of the insulation, drip loop,  or separation of conductors at weatherheads and clearances  from grade or rooftops, as they may require repair.

 We will:

 *determine whether the water supply is public  or private;
 *verify the presence of and identify the location  of the main  water shut-off valve;
 *inspect the water heating equipment, including  venting  connections and energy source supply  system;
 *verify the presence of temperature /pressure-  relief valves;
 *inspect all toilets for proper operation by  flushing them;
 *inspect all sinks, tubs and showers for  functional drainage;
 *inspect the interior water supply, including all  fixtures and  faucets,  
 *inspect the drain, waste and vent systems,  including all shut-off valves and fixtures;
 *describe any visible fuel storage systems;
 *inspect drains and sump pumps and test  pumps with  accessible floats;
 *inspect and report as in need of repair  deficiencies in the
  water supply by viewing the functional flow in  two fixtures operating simultaneously;
 *inspect and report as in need of repair  deficiencies in the  installation and identification  of hot and cold faucets;
 *inspect and report as in need of repair  mechanical drain  stops that are missing or do  not operate if installed in
   sinks, lavatories and tubs; and
 *inspect and report any evidence that toilets are  damaged,  have loose connections to the floor,  leak, or have tank components that do not  operate.

   Home Inspections

   Pre Listing Inspection

   New Home Inspection

   Employee Relocation 

​   Multi-Dwelling Units 

​   Commercial Buildings

   Preventative Maintenance

​   Radon Testing 



Home Inspector


Larry Test Radon Inspections

​​​Two Office locations

Lombard  & Mount Prospect 

​Licensed and Insured 


  Doors, Windows & Interior

We will inspect:

*the insulation in unfinished spaces;
*the ventilation of attic spaces; and
*the mechanical ventilation systems;
*and report on the general absence or lack of insulation in  unfinished spaces. 

Attic, Ventilation & insulation

From the ground level or eaves, we will inspect:

*the roof covering;
*the gutters;
*the downspouts;
*the vents; flashings; skylights; chimney and other roof  penetrations; and
*the general structure of the roof from the readily accessible  panels, doors or stairs.

​​​​​​​First Look Home Inspections


Basement, Foundation & Crawlspace


We will inspect:

*the fireplace, and open and close the damper door, if  readily accessible and operable; and
*the hearth extensions and permanently installed components;
*and report as in need of repair deficiencies in the lintel,  hearth or material surrounding the fireplace, including  the fireplace opening’s clearance from visible combustible  materials.

We will inspect:

*the basement;
*the foundation;
*the crawlspace;
*the visible structural components;
*any wood in contact with or near soil;
*and report on the location of under-floor access openings;
*and report any present conditions or clear indications of  active water penetration observed;
*and report any general indications of foundation movement   that are observed, such as, but lim
ited to: sheetrock cracks,
  brick cracks, out-of-square door frames, or floor slopes; 
*and report on any cutting, notching or boring of framing  members that may present a structural or safety concern

Heating & Cooling