Preventive Home Maintenance Inspections
Have you ever heard of Murphy’s law? If you haven’t, the law states that “things will go wrong in any given situation, if you give them the chance to.” This law is highly applicable to homes, especially older ones. Afterall, it’s hard to stay on top of everything happening inside and outside a home. As a result, there is no shortage of things that can, and will, go wrong with a home.
However, just like with an annual doctor’s physical, you can minimize the number of things that can go wrong by understanding potential issues and staying on top of maintenance. But where do you start when it comes to your home?
A preventative home maintenance inspection is the perfect tool to help you identify pressing issues. We examine your home from top to bottom and deliver our findings in a comprehensive inspection report. From there, you can prioritize your annual home maintenance schedule and create a plan to start mitigating potential issues.
The end result is a well maintained home, peace of mind, and fewer costly surprises.
What Does a Home Maintenance Inspection Include?
A home maintenance inspection is conducted in much the same way a traditional home inspection is, with the lens of upkeep applied.
We inspect your foundation, walls, roof, HVAC, electrical, plumbing and anything else that might appear to be breaking down or beginning to malfunction. As an experienced and trained home inspection company licensed by the American Society of Home Inspectors and the State of Illinois, we know how to look for the telltale signs that indicate problems homeowners often overlook.
We also go through operational equipment like your appliances to ensure that everything is in working condition. If we notice something that looks like it’s about to go on the fritz, we’ll let you know so you can financially and mentally prepare to replace it.
Our deliverable is a home maintenance inspection report and an in-person consultation that will allow you to properly plan out your home maintenance schedule.
Preventive maintenance inspection pricing starts at $275 and is based on the size of your home. If additional specialized testing is required, we can also help facilitate it. Here are some of the specialized tests we set people up with when needed:
- Radon Testing
- Well Inspection
- Water Testing
- Termite Inspection
- Mold Testing
- Chimney Inspection
- Septic Inspection
- Asbestos Testing
Home Inspection Customer Feedback
We aim to deliver more than you expect out of a home inspection. As a result, we have dozens of satisfied past customers happy to share their thoughts about our work.
Lucent Home Inspections provided me with a detailed review in a timely manner at a fair price. I was very impressed with their excellent communication and desire to satisfy their customer. I would highly recommend LHI to new and experienced home buyers. Very pleased with their service!Luke Kupferschmid8/21/2020
Greg from Lucent was very professional and helpful with our home inspection. He was willing to explain the details to us as first time home buyers, and his information was very helpful. The report was detailed and nothing was missing, and included other helpful information regarding home maintenance and construction. If you are looking for a thorough and useful home inspection, Lucent is the way to go!Kirk Streitmatter7/24/2020
Greg was fantastic to work with for our apartment building. He is an excellent communicator and always responded back quickly to any requests! His inspection was presented very well and contained detailed, honest, and informative data. The billing process was simple and well laid out. We will definitely be using his services again!Trent Wyss7/24/2020
Used Lucent for a pre-selling home inspection. Greg was more than willing to allow me to tag along so I could be familiar with what he was looking at, answered all my questions along the way, and provided some insight into how best to remedy a few small items that were bound to come up. And despite me following along with him, he was extremely efficient in his time and made the process seamless with a detailed report to follow up - would highly recommend his services.Alex Grohsmeyer5/04/2020
Our home inspection was needed prior to listing our home for sale. Greg was personable and knowledgeable from the first phone contact. Flexible with scheduling to meet our needs and very thorough in his inspection. At completion he reviewed immediate concerns with us and the final report was provided within 6 hours. Highly recommend Lucent Home Inspections!Kimberley Krowlek2/25/2020
I have used several inspectors in the past. I must say this is the best one I have ever had. The report is well documented, pictures are very clear and excellent quality and you can tell what the inspector is looking at and trying to explain. I highly recommend Lucent, and will be using them again in the future.Richard McConnell2/20/2020
I recently used Greg from Lucent Home inspections to inspect a condo in Normal, Illinois that I was considering for purchase. He was timely in responding to my initial inquiry and worked to find a date for the inspection that worked for everyone. The inspection report which was emailed to me had plenty of detail and pictures for me to understand all the repair and maintenance issues involved with the condo. The delivery of the final inspection report also included a very helpful feature to create a follow-up to do list. I highly recommend Lucent Home Inspections. And on a final note, I thought their pricing was quite reasonable given the quality of the final report.Robert Ficklin11/27/2019