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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 attend the inspection for a complete walk-through at the end. 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 / Head 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.

Plumbing Inspection

Residential water damage in the United States accounts for billions of dollars annually. Abrupt and slow trickling leaks caused by faulty water and drain pipes were identified by insurance companies as the leading cause. This blog article describes the plumbing portion of CHIs’ home inspection. Which includes; water pipes, drain/waste pipes, gas pipes, venting pipes, and all appliances. Prior to arrival our inspector researches the property to determine the type of water supply and waste system present. Our clients are then informed whether the property utilizes municipal utilities(city water and sewage) or possesses a private well and septic tank system. The inspector begins the plumbing portion of the home inspection by locating the main water metering device and supply pipe/shutoff valve. Many older homes were supplied water via Lead piping, which is most hazardous to younger children but easily detectable. The inspector identifies the condition, age, and types of materials used within the system. Most homes are equipped with copper or PEX plastic water piping. Older homes may contain dated, galvanized water pipes which could require replacement before our client takes o

Electrical System Inspection

Approximately 51,000 house fires occur annually in the United States, accounting for 500 deaths, 1,500 serious injuries, and over $1.3 billion in residential property damage. Faulty electrical systems are the third leading cause of these residential building fires. Certified Home Inspections cares about the safety and well-being of northwest Indiana’s residents. Therefore, we feel obligated and have a moral duty to provide our clients with an exceptional electrical inspection that greatly surpasses our competition, ensures safety, and limits the probability of serious injury and death caused by electrical fires within the home. Evaluating the exterior electrical wiring is the first phase of our electrical system inspection.. The inspector will examine the age, condition and installation quality of the main wires entering the home. Residential buildings are supplied with electricity via overhead or underground wiring. Overhead style wires are inspected from the roof and the service drop wires must hang no less than 10 foot above ground level and 12 foot above driveways. The wiring from the overhead mast to the interior main panel should be fully protected by conduit piping a

Furnace Inspection

Certified Home Inspections promise is to exceed the expectations of our client by performing a furnace inspection unlike our competition. Therefore, our highly trained and certified inspectors meticulously evaluate and test all of the components within the entire furnace system for functionality, efficiency, and safety. This article examines the process and major components included in Certifieds’ furnace inspection  Initially the inspector examines the exterior cabinet for evidence of rust, corrosion, or any physical damage or defects. Often times, the air conditioner condensate drain or refrigerant lines leak onto the furnace cabinet causing rust and damage to other parts. The gas supply pipe, furnace power source, and shutoff switch are very important aspects of the exterior cabinet inspection. Improperly wired switches or loose, leaky gas pipes are life threatening safety hazards frequently discovered by our inspectors. Other crucial components include the combustible air intake, hvac ductwork system, humidifier, zoning dampers and low-voltage controls, gas supply pipe, electrical/power supply and furnace exhaust. Improperly sloped or leaky exhaust pipes are safety haza