Insight Property Services, INC. offers a variety of Building Consulting Services and Professional Training for our clients. Whether you are buying a new home and need a Home Inspection, selling your home and need a Pre-Sale Walk-Through, building a new home and need Duct Envelope Tightness Testing, or remodeling your current home and need a Home Performance Audit, Environmental testing and more, we are here to provide you with key insights into your house, to help make it a home.
Our third party inspections are unbiased, thorough, and reliable to save you time, money, and frustration. We hold ourselves to a higher standard of home inspections and home performance audits by maintaining credentials with the following organizations: American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), Building Performance Institute (BPI), Energy Star, The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI),North American Technician Excellence (NATE), and Residential Energy Services Network(RESNET). We've maintained an A+ standing with the Better Business Bureau since 2011 by continuously providing our clients with honest, thorough and reliable building consulting services.
We proudly serve DuPage County, IL, Will County, IL, Kane County, IL, and Cook County, IL. For inspections and trainings outside of these cities/counties please call us at 630-283-2248.
Our main office is located in the prestigious Naperville, IL where we have served the community for the past nine years. We have helped thousands of home owners and business since then with Home Inspections, Home Performance Audits, Community Outreach and more. We are also members of the Naperville Chamber of Commerce.
In the first three months of 2018 alone, Naperville was named the best city to live in Illinois on 24/7 Wall Street's list of Best Cities to Live in Every State as well as the Best City to Raise a Family in America by Niche. Naperville was also named the third best place to visit in 2018 by Livability.
“Home to The Morton Arboretum, Lisle’s unique sense of place is infused with nature, whose powerful presence energizes people, sparks innovation and inspires creativity. It is a community that intelligently blends innovation with a respect for nature to offer outstanding work, life and visitor experiences.”
Residents and visitors are drawn to the blend of big-city comforts and small-town charm that makes Wheaton an excellent place to live, work, shop and play. From its top-ranked schools and picturesque downtown to its historic neighborhoods and dynamic community, Wheaton is a comfortable place to call home.
Used to see how much air is leaking through the duct system specifically. Best to be done during rough-in before drywall is put up.
Used to see how much air is leaking through the doors, windows, wall, etc. of the house. Builder will need to email plans for the house prior to test so calculations can be done in advance.
Primarily for clients who are having an issue in a particular part of their home. Perfect for anyone who is looking to put their house on the market and want a fair evaluation to see if there are any problems prior to selling (pre-sale inspection).
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An infrared scanner reveals hidden air leaks and areas where insulation isn't performing, and can also yield some interesting surprises -- such as where an uninsulated hot water pipe or recessed lights may be contributing to an ice dam, for an example. It's a valuable part of any good home energy audit and a step that we guarantee to take with thoroughness and precision (our experience tells us that it can be a fun part of the energy audit for homeowners, too).
IAQ Home Survey is a low-cost state-of-the-art indoor air quality assessment that can identify numerous chemical sources, whether they are from known sources (e.g., new paint, potpourri, or carpeting) or from mold that might be hidden from view but potentially found during a full home inspection. The IAQ Home Survey analytical report can be utilized to create an action plan to remove or remediate any issues found prior putting your home on the market.
Molds are microscopic fungi that can be found almost anywhere - both indoors and outdoors! Mold growth occurs mainly in warm, damp, and humid conditions. They reproduce by making spores that are released into the air to be transported to other places where they can germinate and grow. When mold is in an active growth phase, it releases gases into the air called Mold Volatile Organic Compounds (MVOCs or Mold VOCs). Some MVOCs you can smell; however, not all of these gases can be detected by smell.
Radon is a radioactive gas. It comes from the natural decay of uranium that is found in nearly all soils.
Typically, it moves up through the ground to the air above, but with a house above the natural escape route, radon goes into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation - This includes cracks in sump pump pits! Your home traps radon inside, where it can build up.
Any home may have a radon problem. This means new/old homes, well-sealed/drafty homes, and homes with or without basements.
Energy Star Certification for new homes is a powerful way to distinguish your home(s) from the competition. In an era of high energy costs, more and more homebuyers are becoming attuned to the benefits of an energy efficient home.
Energy Star for Homes (a certification that falls under the umbrella of the EPA's well-known Energy Star brand) is a powerful quality assurance program that ensures that a home is energy efficient, safe, and healthy.
A HERS Rating assigns a home a score on a scale from 0-150.
The higher numbers represent greater energy consumption; the lower numbers represent less energy consumption (a HERS score of 0 represents a "zero energy home," which produces at least as much energy as it consumes). A standard new home would receive a score of around 100. Most existing homes fall somewhere between 100 and 150.
Insight Property Services offers various courses designed for HVAC Contractors, General Contractors, Realtors, Architect, Officer Personnel, and educated Home Owners. We are a BPI test center and most of our courses receive BPI/NATE credits and a certificate upon completion. View our Training Calendar to learn more.