Category: Pristine Home Inspections

Summer Tips for Clean Air in Your Home

indoor plants for good indoor air quality

Summer is here, and we want to savor the fresh air as much as we can before the cold weather comes around again. We don’t want to be stuffed up in our home during the summer months, so we should take some steps on how to keep our indoor air pure and healthy this summer!… Read more »

Signs Your Indoor Air Quality is Bad

home inspector testing for indoor air quality

Your indoor air quality is extremely important to your health and well-being. If there is poor air quality in your home, you may experience some health issues, which is never what you want, especially in your own home. There are some signs that you should look out for if you suspect some poor air quality… Read more »

Can I Hire a Residential Home Inspector for a Commercial Inspection?

Can I Hire a Residential Home Inspector for a Commercial Inspection

A common misconception of the real estate world is that a home inspector and a commercial building inspector are one and the same. They are in fact very different and the differences between the two are actually quite large. If you are purchasing a commercial property you want to make sure you have a qualified commercial… Read more »

Keep Safe During the Holidays

There are a number of things to look forward to throughout the holiday season, including the opportunity to decorate your house and Christmas tree with festive lights. Unfortunately, decorative lights can be safety hazards if not installed and managed properly, so don’t overlook any potential problems. Let’s take a look at some of the most… Read more »

Drones Offer Opportunities for More Thorough Inspections

Unmanned aerial vehicles – more commonly known as drones – have been a hot topic in recent years. Many criticize the safety of using these small aircrafts in crowded areas, while others cite concerns with privacy or surveillance. However, one great advantage that drones offer is in the area of property inspection. A More Complete… Read more »

Looking at Smoke and CO Detector Requirements in Illinois

Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors have been around for many years, and we often find that homes don’t meet the requirements of Illinois state law. Let’s take a look at what’s necessary under the law to keep your home or apartment both safe and compliant. Smoke Detectors The state of Illinois’ Smoke Detector Act governs… Read more »

Why You Should Inspect Your Home Before Selling

We typically hear that you should always inspect a home before you buy it. It turns out though, that the inspection isn’t just for the buyer. Homeowners (sellers) can also benefit from home inspections. Homeowners that are looking to sell their houses and move on to the next phase of life can and probably should… Read more »

What is the difference between boiler radiant heat and electric radiant heat?

What is the difference between boiler radiant heating and electric radiant heat? While the main difference is the source of the heat, water vs. electric, there are many more subtle differences that can determine which kind of heating is best for the room or entire home. Boiler Radiant Heating Boiler Radiant Heating requires your home… Read more »

Radon Testing: Protect your Lungs and Your Family

  According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. What’s more, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, and is responsible for approximately 21,000 deaths as a result of lung cancer each year. Unfortunately, many of these deaths are ones that could have possibly… Read more »

Home Inspections Can Prevent a Future Mess

Most people go looking for homes that are move-in ready. While there are some people who are willing to invest the time and energy into fixer-uppers, the majority of house hunters want something they can walk right into and start living. For many of these people, the idea of throwing money away seems insane. No… Read more »