Category: Pristine Home Inspections

Common home inspection problems

When perspective buyers get an inspection done a home, they’re usually looking for, “Ok looks great, nothing is wrong.” That, though, rarely happens. There’s always something that’s needed to be improved or something that isn’t up to code. Here are some common findings during home inspections. Poor Drainage Gutters are great. They help remove the… Read more »

Selling your home? Get a Pre-Sale Inspection

When you’re very interested in buying a home, one of the first things you mark off from your checklist is getting a home inspection. But what about getting an inspection before you sell your home? First, it’s never a bad idea to ever get your home inspected, even when you don’t plan on selling or… Read more »

New law requires Illinois day cares to post radon test

We harp on this blog sometimes about the dangers of radon, and how Illinois residents should test their homes for radon. Well state legislation has taken note. Beginning Jan. 1 2014, day care center across Illinois will have to show proof their facility has been radon gas tested within the last three years as part… Read more »

An inside look at home inspections?

Part of the reasoning of this blog is to give consumers an in-depth, more personal look at some of the inherent challenges of being a licensed home inspector, and the top issues trending in the industry today. There are many problems we as home inspectors run in to on a daily basis, from mechanical to… Read more »

Pristine at Illinois Association of Realtors in Chicago

I had the pleasure of working the Radalink booth at the Illinois Association of Realtors annual meeting in Chicago. I was the only down state affiliate asked to help with the booth and support Radalink, the only company with a Certified Radon Report. Thank you Jason Moss and Terry Howell for the opportunity to make… Read more »

Presence of mold can result in harmful side effects

Ever wonder what the effects might be from that little bit of mold developing in your bathroom, or perhaps concerned if the moisture from an air conditioning system can also be producing mold not visible to the naked eye? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2004 the Institute of Medicine found… Read more »