Chicago Illinois Home Inspections,Mold
Testing, Radon Testing, Thermal Imaging Inspections
My Name is Jim Langworthy.
I am an Illinois Licensed Home Inspector and Certified with International Association of Certified Home Inspector
(InterNACHI). I have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, as the owner, I personally conduct every
Home inspection. The home inspection performed on your home could be the crucial factor in saving you thousands of dollars.
Buying a home is a very exciting time... Unfortunately most people do not have the time or the knowledge to properly inspect
a home. No house is perfect. If the inspector identifies problems, it doesn’t mean you should or shouldn’t buy
the house, only that you will know in advance what to expect. An inspection conducted by JL Home Inspection will
give you the information that you need on the house or property. We thoroughly inspect all major components of the subject
property to expose defects.
Home Inspection Reports Your home inspection report
will be complete, detailed, objective, documented with photos and written in a language that you will understand. Your report
will include a summary section with deficiencies that are noted. You will have the information needed to answer the questions
you need to move forward and/ or, renegotiate the price or
look for a more suitable property.
What people say about
JL Home Inspection
"My husband and I hired Jim to do a home inspection and
we loved his quality of work. Our attorney even stated that he was impressed by Jim's work and that he had never
seen an inspection report that was that thorough before. Jim even went to the extent of providing rough estimates
of what it might cost me to do various important repairs that are needed. If I ever need another home inspection, you bet
I'll be calling Jim. I will certainly recommend that others hire Jim for their home inspections. Thank you, Jim!
Jim came by yesterday to visit one of my potential investment properties and he was very professional.
Although it was a very hot day yesterday (104 Degrees) and GOD knows how hot it was in the crawl space or attic. However he
continued his inspection beyond our expectations. Also we got the report within the end of the Business day and by far very
detailed report and pictures in his findings. We strongly recommend his service / plan and we are assure JIM is our go to
I just had Jim over for a mold inspection 2 days ago.
He arrived on time, was very professional and very thorough during the inspection. He went above and beyond my expectations.
I received the report today and it included very detailed pictures of his findings and the lab results. I would definitely
recommend his service and plan on using it again if needed.
you so much for the inspection Jim. It was a pleasure working with you and I appreciate your hard work. I definitely
learned an awful lot just from your explanations, I really appreciate all of that.
I am so thankful that I carefully researched home
inspectors online before choosing who to hire. Jim’s inspection work was very detailed and thorough. Perhaps
the best added value Jim provided though was the follow up recommendations for how I could best repair and remediate issues
he uncovered. I am very thankful for his service and would certainly use him again. Bryce
Thank you so much Jim! Your report is so detailed....you truely do treat each home like
it's your own. The summary at the end of the report is great and all the photographs help out so much.
Please give me a call when you find out the results of the mold report.
I will definitely recommend you to family and friends!
I'll let you know if
we have any questions.
Great home inspection service, incredible attention to detail! We were in a process of buying a
new house in Skokie and asked Jim from JL Home Inspection to take a look at it. He was very methodical and thorough - the
inspection took 3 hours for a small 1-story ranch house! Jim studied every inch of house interior and exterior, explaining
his findings to us in layman terms and gave us a lot of recommendations on updating the property. I would've never thought
of a lot of issues that Jim has noticed. Now we have a complete understanding of what kind of house we are buying and what
kind of money we will need to invest into it in the nearest future. We'll definitely ask the seller to fix some of the
major issues, thanks to Jim we are going to save a lot of money on repairs.
He even sent us the complete detailed
report the same day.
Overall, excellent inspection! Thanks a lot, Jim!
Jim, you are a prince, and a speedy one
at that!!! Thank you so much for the very comprehensive report. Thom and I will definitely follow up with your recommendations....
Thank you so much for your
complete and professional home inspection report. I am so very grateful to you for being available at a moments notice...this
was very important as I was notified about the inspection just minutes before I called you...you are so good and so thorough
I intend upon referring your services to everyone I know.
Thank you so very much, again.
I want to thank you for all the time you
spent with me and answering my questions on the home. I want to use your expertise again
I appreciate the quality of reports you
been providing. IH (industrial Hygienists) reports aside, they are much better than most mold inspection companies
great job eagle eye! every one i speak with, puts you in high regard ,and you are clearly the best at
what you do. In all actuality you do not need thermal imaging gadget you use, when you have the eagle eye
Great job there eagle eye! hope they credit
Hi Jim,Thank you for sending
me the inspection and mold reports a few weeks ago.I have already started making changes based on your report (i.e already changed out the furnace) and wanted to thank
you, for all the work and suggestions that you have made.Thank you,
Jim Langworthy has worked for me twice in the last six months.
During this time he had helped me with mold issues within my own unit and I also recommended to my condo association that
they use Jim's services because he was extremely helpful and professional. Jim has knowledge beyond most inspectors and he
is also very courteous when dealing with you house. Jim was very easy to work with and his prices are very fair. Not
only did he do his regular inspection of mold and mold issues within my unit, he had also found where and how most of these
issues came from. I would recommend Jim for anyone who is looking for an inspector for your house or one you are about to
buy. I wish I had used him before I purchased my current house.
Home Inspector If a home inspector is doing
more than 2 inspections in a day, you are not getting what you paid for. Thank you for visiting my website and the
opportunity to serve all your inspection needs. I am an inspector that can NOT perform more than 2 inspections
in a day (3 hour inspection, 30 minute travel time EACH way, 1 1/2 hours to generate report. That equals 5 1/2 hours
for one inspection). This time is needed to give each client a thorough inspection and a detailed narrative report
that they deserve. Night and weekend inspections are available at no additional cost.
Do you want a large company to perform your home inspection with a paid employee or do you want
a home inspector to be the owner of the home inspection company who has pride and dedication to the profession? When I took my pre license education classes for the State of Illinois license
, I had the 2nd highest score in the class, higher than 3 practicing home inspectors. I passed the State of Illinois exam
on the first try. Over thirty years experience in the construction related industries in the Chicago, Illinois area. The
inspection will be accurate, unbiased, comprehensive, thorough inspection with photos of the issues found during the inspection.
Look at my photo page and also my background and experience. You will feel assured and comfortable of a quality, professional
inspection by an honest inspector with integrity. Questions are always welcomed, telephone support is a free service.
average annual repair cost is usually between 1% and 2% of the the house value. A qualified home inspector can help identify
If you want to sell your home. A pre-marketing inspection provides the seller with an objective
evaluation of the homes condition before the house is put on the market. A home inspection not only encourages a faster
sale and a better price, it also helps ensure compliance with disclosure requirements.
If you are a homeowner. Even if you do not intend to sell your home, a thorough inspection of your house and property every four to five years can
yield significant returns. First and foremost, a professional home inspector can identify conditions that may be present or
may lead to safety hazards for family members. Furthermore, periodic home inspections can help detect potential problems early,
before they become severe and costly.
Thermal Imaging Inspector --- See page 5 for Radon Gas
We perform thermal imaging inspections to locate waterleaks,
water damage, and energy inefficiencies. I inspect homes in northern Illinois, chicago and surrounding suburbs.
Cook county, Lake county, DuPage county, McHenry county and Will county.
Many people do not think twice about paying an auto
repair shop $80 per hour to fix their car. Yet thousands of people will spend hours shopping for a home inspector who gives
them the lowest price and save a few dollars. The auto mechanic simply fixes the car. While that is important, consider your
house likely the most expensive and longest term investment of your entire life. A good home inspector can identify issues
before you purchase often allowing you to reduce the cost of your purchase by thousands of dollars.
The following is a partial
list of cities and suburbs in Illinois that JL Home Inspection performs home inspections. Chicago, Addison, Algonquin, Alsip,
Arlington Heights, Barrington, Bartlett, Batavia, Beach Park, Bellwood, Bensenville, Berwyn, Bloomingdale, Blue Island, Bolingbrook,
Bridgeview, Brookfield, Buffalo Grove, Burbank, Burr Ridge, Carol Stream, Cary, Carpentersville, Chicago Heights, Chicago
Ridge, Cicero, Country Club Hills, Crest Hill, Crestwood, Crystal Lake, Darien, Deerfield, Des Plaines, Elk Grove Village,
Elmhurst, Elmwood Park, Evanston, Evergreen Park, Forest Park, Franklin Park, Glen Ellyn, Glendale Heights, Glenview, Grayslake,
Gurnee, Hanover Park, Hickory Hills, Highland Park, Hinsdale, Hoffman Estates, Homewood, La Grange, La Grange Park, Lake Forest,
Libertyville, Lincolnwood, Lombard, Maywood, Melrose Park, Morton Grove, Mount Prospect, Mundelein, Niles, Norridge, Northbrook,
Northlake, Oak Forest, Oak Lawn, Oak Park, Palatine, Palos Heights, Palos Hills, Park Forest, Park Ridge, Prospect Heights,
River Forest, River Grove, Rolling Meadows, Romeoville, Roselle, Sauk Village, Schaumburg, Schiller Park, Skokie, Tinley Park,
Vernon Hills, Villa Park, Warrenville, Waukegan, Westchester, West Chicago, Western Springs, Westmont, Wheaton, Wheeling,
Wilmette, Winnetka, Wood Dale, Woodridge, Woodstock, Zion, Illinois.
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JL Home Inspection serving Chicago
and suburbs of Illinois, will take 3 mold air samples, two samples indoors, and one outdoors to determine if there are elevated
mold spore counts inside the home. These samples are included in the price. These samples will be sent to a AIHA accredited
Lab for analysis. A mold report from the lab and my report will be sent to you, the client. It is BEST to have independent
mold / air sampling performed (before and after remediation). There may be a conflict of interest otherwise. Additional sampling
can be done on ductwork, walls, carpets etc at an additional charge, upon your approval, but usually not neccessary. A mold
inspection is neccessary to find areas of water intrusion. I utilize technology such as a thermal Imaging camera, moisture
meter, humidity / temperature sensors to determine where there is water intrusion. A home inspector has knowledge unlike any
person in the trades. We have a vast knowledge of all major systems and the experience of home inspector leads us to probable
areas of water intrusion. Stop the water, stop the mold growth. Call today for a free quote.
The key to mold control is moisture control.
It is important to dry water-damaged areas
and items within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth.
Can mold cause health problems!! Molds are usually not a problem
indoors, unless mold spores land on a wet or damp spot and begin growing. Molds have the potential to cause health problems.
Molds produce allergens (substances that can cause allergic reactions), irritants, and in some cases, potentially toxic substances
(mycotoxins). Inhaling or touching mold or mold spores may cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals. Allergic responses
include hay fever-type symptoms, such as sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, and skin rash (dermatitis). Molds can also cause
asthma attacks in people with asthma who are allergic to mold. This does not describe all potential health effects related
to mold exposure. For more detailed information consult a health professional. You may also wish to consult your state or
local health department. If you have health concerns, consult a health professional before starting cleanup.
How do I get rid of mold?
It is impossible to get rid of all mold and mold spores indoors, some mold spores will be found floating through the air and
in house dust. The mold spores will not grow if moisture is not present. Indoor mold growth can and should be prevented or
controlled by controlling moisture indoors. If there is mold growth in your home, you must clean up the mold and fix the water
problem. If you clean up the mold, but don't fix the water problem, then, most likely, the mold problem will come back.
Who should do the cleanup depends on a number of factors. One consideration is the size
of the mold problem. If the moldy area is less than about 30 square feet (less than roughly a 6 ft. by 5 ft. patch), in most
cases, you can handle the job yourself, following the guidelines below. If there has been a lot of water damage, and/or
mold growth covers more than 30 square feet, consult the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guide: Mold Remediation
in Schools and Commercial Buildings. EPA Indoor Air Quality Information Clearinghouse IAQ INFO at (800) 438-4318. If you choose
to hire a contractor (or other professional service provider) to do the cleanup, make sure the contractor has experience cleaning
up mold. Check references and ask the contractor to follow the recommendations of the EPA, the guidelines of the American
Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygenists (ACGIH), or other guidelines from professional or government organizations.
If you suspect that the heating/ventilation/air conditioning (HVAC) system may be contaminated with mold (it is
part of an identified moisture problem, for instance, or there is mold near the intake to the system), consult EPA's guide
Should You Have the Air Ducts in Your Home Cleaned? before taking further action. Do not run the HVAC system if you know or
suspect that it is contaminated with mold - it could spread mold throughout the building. If the water and/or mold damage
was caused by sewage or other contaminated water, then call in a professional who has experience cleaning and fixing buildings
damaged by contaminated water.
If you have concerns or questions call today for a Mold Inspection and Air Sampling
847 501 0721