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  • 10 QUESTIONS

    10 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR HOME INSPECTOR

    What to look for in a home inspection

  • licensed inspectors

    WE ARE LICENSED, INSURED AND CERTIFIED

    AHIT is the nation's leader in home inspection training.

  • highly trained inspectors

    OUR INSPECTORS ARE HIGHLY TRAINED,

    KNOWLEDGEABLE, PROFESSIONAL AND
    OF COURSE, CERTIFIED.

CONGRATULATIONS! You’ve found the home of your dreams!
Let us help you to be sure this significant investment is the source of pride and happiness you are expecting.


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YOU MAY NOT KNOW...


1Everything you should about the condition of the roof, chimneys, siding and trim, attic ventilation, electrical wiring, plumbing, furnace, air conditioner, or a great number of other items in the home.

FOR YOUR SECURITY AND PEACE OF MIND

2Whether you’re buying or selling a home, knowing its condition guarantees you a fair and smooth transaction.

YOUR INSPECTION:


3A trained inspector will inspect your home for 2 to 3 hours. You are invited to follow the inspector for a step by step analysis of your home. Transparency and safety are our top priorities.

AFTER THE INSPECTION,


4The inspector will prepare a Property Inspection Report. Immediately following your inspection, you will receive a detailed custom report, outlining the condition of your home.

 

What We Do

Certified Home Inspections of Valparaiso is officially licensed in Indiana and provides commercial and residential inspections for Northwest Indiana, from the Illinois line to South Bend. We provide home, pest & mold inspections and detail our findings in a comprehensive 300-point Property Inspection Report. The report typically includes pictures and, upon request, video snippets.

Each Property Inspection Report is available within 2 business days. To expedite the process, the reports are emailed to the customer.

Whom We Serve

Since 2003 we've proudly served the following areas...


Certified Home Inspections confirms appointments via the phone from 9am-5pm CST, Sunday through Saturday. We also can provide email and Google Calendar updates upon request.

 

To Schedule an Appointment

For fast, appreciable service we offer the following contact methods:
  1. phone: 219-476-9225
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BEHIND THE SCENES

AN IN-DEPTH LOOK


Get an in-depth look at what goes into a certified home inspection with an exclusive interview and behind-the-scenes footage.
- Jim Ullom, Owner / Master Inspector
watch our introduction video

RECENT POSTS

FROM THE BLOG

At Certified Home Inspections, we are dedicated to helping you make the best decisions regarding your home or prospective home. To that end, our president, Jim Ullom, has written articles, blog posts and whitepapers as part of a free informational service for your perusal.

Pre-listing home inspection

Certified Home Inspections of Valparaiso provides residential property inspections for clients in Porter, Lake, and Laporte counties and highly recommends "Pre-Listing” home inspections to current homeowners preparing to sell. Many homeowners call to inquire about and request our "pre-listing inspection”, which was created to uncover defects for the seller before the house is listed for sale on the MLS. Certified Home Inspection’s top priority is to thoroughly inspect the home, inform the property owner of it’s condition, and make recommendations to help alleviate any surprise delays and/or unforeseen deal-breakers before any prospective buyers come to view the house and possibly make an offer to buy. Choosing to perform a pre-listing home inspection will expose the home’s defects early on in the selling process, allowing the homeowner an ample opportunity to remedy the issues in a timely manner. The seller has the option to provide prospective buyers with the home inspection results and documentation proving the repairs were successfully completed by licensed contractors. Offering the report to prospective buyers is a great indication of honesty, transparency, and pro

Shorewood Forest

Shorewood Forest, a Planned Unit Development Community located West of Valparaiso, is an upscale neighborhood founded in the early 1970’s. This community mostly consists of medium sized to large single-family homes built between 1970 and 1999. However, a substantial amount of these homes in Shorewood are newer, built between 2000 and the present. Shorewood Forest is home to Lake Louise, a fully stocked 240 acre lake with 9 miles of wooded shoreline providing million-dollar views to it’s residents. A clubhouse, 6 lane pool, parks, and boating privileges, are among some amenities available to all Shorewood residents. The homes in Shorewood are mostly large 4, 5, and additional bedroom sized homes with diverse construction styles. Certified Home Inspections of Valparaiso have inspected homes in Shorewood Forest since 2003. Our inspectors are extremely knowledgeable, familiar with, and have extensive experience inspecting these larger custom built homes on the lake. Each home possesses a unique set of characteristics and therefore requires an experienced inspector to provide prospective buyers with accurate results. We understand the magnitude of investment and make it our top pr

Radon Measurement

Certified Home Inspections of Valparaiso has experienced a substantial increase of requests for residential Radon testing in northwest Indiana this year. Many homes in Porter, Lake, and Laporte counties are measuring dangerously high, above the EPA's standard safety level of 4.0 piC/l, when tested for Radon using a continuous monitor. These high test results are alarming home-owners and raising awareness of the health risks involved, causing an increase in Radon testing and mitigation system installation requests in each city. According to the EPA, Radon levels in Laporte and Porter counties are high and average 7.8 and 6.0piC/l respectively. One out of every five homes will test high in Porter county and on of three in Laporte county, as illustrated in the pie charts on the IN.gov website. However, the levels of Radon vary from city to city, sub-division to sub-division, and house to house depending on many conditions. The amount of Uranium gas present in the soil, soil permeability, and foundation conditions, are three of the most important factors that contribute to the percentage and varying Radon levels among homes in both counties. Home-owners or prospective buyers can