Since 1988, Bingham Inspections has performed in accordance with Home Inspector Licensing Act (HILA) standards. Owner Eric Bingham has a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Business Administration with course work in electrical engineering. We offer a comprehensive report on-site at the completion of the inspection. We encourage you to accompany us during the inspection to gain a more complete assessment of the property. FHA and VA Certifications (roof, heating, plumbing, and electrical) Our home inspectors are knowledgeable, prompt and courteous. We work for our clients and issue unbiased opinions on the property. When Bingham is doing the inspections, you know it's being done right! Whole Home Inspections - Offices - Apartments - Condominiums - New Construction - Commercial


Your thorough inspection includes:


Examination of roof system including chimneys, gutters, valleys, downspouts, flashing as well as attic ventilation and roof structure.

Site Conditions

Examination of site drainage, ground slope and downspout connections, which are critical concerns that often contribute to wet basements. We also review walkways, steps, and retaining walls.

Exterior Components

Including primary doors and windows, masonry/siding, decks, porches, and garage.


Inspection of important load-bearing components including foundations, main girder, floor beams, bearing support systems, attic structure, trusses, etc. (where visible) for structural integrity.


Examination of visible interior supply and drainage piping, plumbing fixtures, water pressure, and hot water heater for safety and proper function.


Examination of all the "fixed" kitchen appliances normally included in your purchase.


Checked for safety, capacity, working condition, and circuitry. Main panels are opened and carefully reviewed, outlets are spot checked, and grounding conditions are reported.

Air Conditioning & Heating

Inspection of exterior housings, mechanical connections, visible flues and ducts, as well as an examination of functioning components working condition.

Energy Audits

We report on the presence of insulation, as well as making recommendations for energy saving improvements.

Follow Up

Our inspectors are available 7 days a week to answer additional questions you may have after the inspection. We gladly make recommendations for future maintenance and improvements.

Ask about:

Radon Tests

Radon gas is a colorless, odorless, tasteless radioactive gas that's formed during the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water. Radon exits the ground and can seep into your home through cracks and holes in the foundation. More information:



Termite Inspections

Homes constructed primarily of wood are not the only structures threatened by termites. Termites are capable of traversing through plaster, metal siding and more. Termite damage can render structures unlivable until repairs are conducted.

More Information:

EPA - Termites

Air Quality & Mold Testing

Indoor air quality analysis includes testing for mold.  According to the Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air quality is a greater health hazard than outdoor air pollution with pollutants being much higher indoors.

More information:

EPA - Indoor Air Quality



P.O. Box 677

Columbia, Il 62236