Home inspections are a significant part of selling a house. They are ideally handled by both sides, the buyer and sel…
True Blue Home Inspections
ASHI Certified Home Inspector in Chicago, Illinois
The President and owner of True Blue Home Inspections, Inc. is James Clark. His experience and expertise is as follows:
- Eighteen years of experience in the home inspection industry
- Illinois Licensed Home Inspector #450.000378
- Certified Home Inspector Member of ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors), #211696
- E&O insurance provided by Lockton Affinity
Welcome to True Blue
True Blue Home Inspections can provide a comprehensive home inspection and report on all types of properties in Chicago and the suburbs.
Get some peace of mind by having an unbiased third-party professional home inspection on your property.
Our extensive tool kit helps us discover the truth, and our experience helps us deliver sound advice about your property.
Trust us for any type of home inspection. We have experience inspecting single family homes of all types and ages: mansions, bungalows, four-squares, craftsman, town houses, and row houses.
We also have experience inspecting condominiums in high-rises, courtyards, lofts, as well as low-rise flats.
All of these inspections include:
- Landscape, exterior
- Roof & flashing
- All utility systems
- Major appliances
- Doors & windows
- Interior surfaces & finishes
- Attics &crawlspaces
- Garage/parking spaces
- Any condo common areas or systems
- Commercial Lite
We inspect residential investment properties of six units or less that have access to the roof or are two stories or less. We inspect every unit and report on every noted defect in detail.
We inspect small commercial store fronts, warehouses, or loft spaces in a larger building. Any accessible common elements are fully inspected and reported on. Priced per square foot.
- Specialty Services
For those clients who want more information about the property, its equipment, and/or its performance, we offer some added value services.
SELLER’S PRE-LISTING INSPECTION offers a detailed report of needed repairs before the property is put on the market. After upgrades are completed, a revised report is made public for potential buyers.
SELLER’S PRE-LISTING CONSULTATION offers a cursory tour of the house and provides a punch-list of the more common defects and needed repairs that may be found by a Buyer’s inspector.
BUILDFAX offers a report on the building permit history of the property.
RECALL-CHEK offers a report on manufacturers’ recalls for home appliances.
INDOOR AIR QUALITY testing for radon (performed by Radon Detection Specialists), mold, allergens, lead paint and asbestos will provide qualitative reports on the presence of these contaminants.
- OnceSource Solutions
OneSource is a utility transfer service which will provide the client with choices for utility providers and hook-up scheduling for their new home.
They will supervise the transfer and activation of internet, cable, phone, satellite, and home security services.
Services & Pricing
At True Blue Home Inspections, we visually inspect the property in great detail in all accessible areas from the roof to the foundation including the utility systems and appliances. For condominiums, this also includes any common areas and systems that are accessible. For as long as you own this property, we provide you with free telephone consultation and advice. Read on for more information about our inspection services... Read More
About True Blue Home Inspections
Jim Clark - Chicago Home Inspector
After working three decades in the Chicago theater community (Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, The Theatre School at DePaul University, et al) as a stage carpenter, Technical Director, and other duties, Jim brought that wealth of experience to the real estate industry as a home inspector. Having built a variety of architecture from across the ages, and with a variety of materials, Jim has a good sense of what is possible — and what is just plain wrong! Having renovated some six theaters in that same time, he has experience with the demanding code requirements for public spaces, and with the contractors needed to achieve those requirements.... Read More