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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.

Mold Inspection

Molds are fungi that can be hazardous to our health in many different ways. They are present in the air we breathe and on surfaces within our homes. Common indoor molds include: Penicillium, Cladosporium, Alternaria, and Aspergillus. The Institute of Medicine suggest 10,000 to 300,000 different types of mold exist today. Many people are sensitive to mold and can suffer from symptoms such as skin/eye irritation, lung infections, and nasal stuffiness. In extreme conditions, over prolonged periods of time, these symptoms can increase in severity and pose serious health threats to those exposed. Early detection and removal are key to avoiding such risks and maintaining a healthy life and home. Certified Home Inspections offers mold inspections and testing to help you achieve and maintain good health within your home. We begin our visual mold inspection on the exterior of the home to identify any areas that could be conducive to high moisture and water infiltration. Poor lot drainage, improper gutters and downspout extensions, improper attic/crawlspace ventilation, negative grade, foundation cracks, and exterior construction gaps are some of the main exterior causes of mold growth. Ne

Whole House Humidifiers

Suffering from sinus headaches or dry skin? Do the kids shock themselves on metal handrails and each other? Are the floors sqeaky when walked on? If so, its possible dry conditions exist within your home. Whole house humidifiers can help eliminate these symptoms by increasing the humidity level in your home. These, easy to install, humidifiers are inexpensive and offer a number of benefits to the home and people living in it. Whole house humidifiers increase the humidity level in a home and can eliminate sinus headaches and dry, irritated nasal passages caused by breathing dry air. The higher humidity can also eliminate dry, itchy skin developed from dry air. Building materials within a home, such as drywall, carpet, and wood flooring welcome normal humidity levels as they dry out over time. Proper moisture levels create a comfortable environment and decrease the need for heat. Moist air feels warmer than dry air allowing us to reach a comfort level sooner decreasing the amount of heat needed. For example, if your comfort level in dry air is 70 degrees then it is possible to achieve that same comfort level in humid conditions at 68 because moist air feels warmer allowing us to run

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