What Are The Risk of Carbon Monoxide This Winter Season

Posted on: December 4, 2019 by in Blog, home inspection chicago
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Brought To You By Xcellence Inspection Services! As the temperature gets colder, people start using space heaters to get the extra warmth against the cold season. What they know nothing about is the presence of a potential “silent killer” – carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is a potential health hazard that you need to be on the lookout.  As the year nearly ends, more households are demanding more power from furnaces and heaters to keep up with the cold weather. However, many Continue Reading ...

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Can Kill You

Posted on: November 28, 2019 by in Blog, home inspection chicago
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Helpful information from your friends at Xcellence Inspection Services! Have your home checked for carbon monoxide before it’s too late. Many do not know this but carbon monoxide (CO) is considered a potential hazard. It is a poisonous gas that kills nearly 300 people in their homes each year and about 5,000 people being treated in hospitals due to poisoning. That data is in the US alone. However, that figure is believed to be underestimated since carbon monoxide has flu-like symptoms, Continue Reading ...

3 Inexpensive Home Maintenance Projects That Could Save You Thousands

Posted on: November 22, 2019 by in Blog, home inspection chicago
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Brought to you by Xcellence Inspection Services! Routine home maintenance: three words that likely evoke eye rolls, exasperated sighs and dread for most homeowners who read, hear or even think about them. However, they’re also a homeowner’s best line of defense when it comes to protecting their most important investment — their home. “Many homeowners insurance policyholders are choosing higher deductibles because it lowers their insurance costs,” said Christopher O’Rourke, Continue Reading ...

Home Projects You Can Do Before The Holidays

Posted on: November 15, 2019 by in Blog, home inspection chicago
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From your Friends at Xcellence Inspection Services! ‘Tis The Season To Be Jolly For Home Repairs And DIYs! Less than a month, and it’s officially the holidays. Soon enough, families and friends you haven’t seen the entire year will start roaming around your home. But, if your home could use some improvements before the holiday season, do them now. During our home inspection in Chicago, IL, we found common home repairs that are not necessarily costly but could use some good fixing. Continue Reading ...

Winter Is Coming: Be Prepared For Costly, Damaging Storms

Posted on: November 7, 2019 by in Blog, home inspection chicago
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Brought To You By Xcellence Inspection Services! Winter is coming and the weather is difficult to predict. Use these tips to help protect your home from the costly damage winter storms can bring. Take care of your roof Keep your gutters clear. This keeps ice from accumulating and backing up under the shingles. Trim trees year-round so branches don't fall on your house. Worn-out, missing or damaged siding and roof flashing can let water and ice into your home. Be vigilant and Continue Reading ...

Are You Protecting Your Digital House From Cybercrime?

Posted on: October 21, 2019 by in Blog
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 Chicago Home Inspections discuss ways you can protect your Digital House From Cybercrime. As the pace of technology advances, cybersecurity threats do, too. Data breaches, identity theft, phishing, and malware make headlines seemingly every day. Internet-connected devices, social media, digital assistants and mobile apps have become indispensable in our everyday lives, but their connectedness makes us increasingly vulnerable to cyberattacks. Recent reports estimate that damages relating to Continue Reading ...

What Will A Home Inspection Tell Me?

Posted on: October 14, 2019 by in Blog, home inspection chicago
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Chicago Home Inspector of Xcellence Inspection Services answers Home Inspection's frequently asked questions: What will a home inspection tell me? If you’re thinking of skipping the home inspection, you might be missing most of the significant things you need to know. Of course, the first thing you notice is the overall look of the home you plan to purchase. Definitely, the exterior leaves a good impression that catches attention. But, there’s more to life than the outward appearance of Continue Reading ...

Sophisticated Kitchen Design For A Stately Aesthetic

Posted on: October 8, 2019 by in Blog
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Chicago Home Inspection shows Sophisticated Kitchen Design For A Stately Aesthetic A balanced aesthetic across styles creates a truly sophisticated kitchen design. Bring this concept to life with contemporary nuances that complete space and complement an overall traditional tone. From spatial layout to thoughtful fittings, merge design influences to elevate the heart of the home and achieve an altogether stately elegance.   Contemporary classic Embrace classicism while maintaining a Continue Reading ...

‘New Neutral’ Home Design Trends

Posted on: September 30, 2019 by in Blog
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Chicago Home Inspection's mother nature inspires 'New Neutral' home design trends Many interior designers gravitate toward grays or whites as a starting point when building a home's look and feel, but a new home design trends are emerging. Homeowners are getting back to basics and finding ways to bring the outdoors in by using neutral earth tones as their blank slate. These wood tones have become the "new neutral" for those beginning their brand-new home design. No matter your style - Continue Reading ...

When Should I Call To Schedule The Inspection?

Posted on: September 23, 2019 by in Blog
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When Should I Call To Schedule The Inspection? | Xcellence Inspection Services | Home Inspection Chicago

Chicago Home Inspection answers frequently asked question: When Should I Call To Schedule The Inspection? If you are buying a house and found the perfect one, Congratulations! If you are planning to sell your home, Goodluck! Either way, before closing the deal or listing your property in the market, a home inspection should be ticked off your list! Of course, your agent will most likely guide you through the process but it’s important that you have a rough idea on when to call and schedule Continue Reading ...