The Home Inspector Difference!
Different Home Inspectors have different qualifications, equipment, experience, reporting methods, and yes, different pricing. We have been providing Home Inspection Services in Kansas City for over 20 years. Our Inspectors will work for you to provide you the highest quality inspection at a reasonable price!
All of our ASHI home inspections include pictures, web access to your report, and a very detailed report with maintance tips. We will print and present a “Summary Overview” at the end of the inspection, highlighting the concerns with pictures of the issues. We feel we have the best report available to home owners.
Whole House Inspections
A whole house inspection is an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a house, from the roof to the foundation.
Our report will cover the condition of the home’s heating system; central air conditioning system (temperature permitting); interior plumbing and electrical systems; the roof, attic and visible insulation; walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors; the foundation, basement and structural components.
Whole House Inspections with a Licensed Structural Engineer
The advantage of using a Licensed Engineer (P.E.) for your home inspection:
- He will perform the Whole House Inspection with an emphasis on structural
- No need for 2nd Inspection of Suspect Structural Components
- Gives the repair contractor the specifications for structural repairs
- A More Qualified Structural Analysis
- 3rd Party Neutral Opinion (we do not perform repairs)
Radon is a cancer causing radioactive gas. You cannot see radon and you cannot smell it or taste it, but it may be a problem in your home. This is because when you breathe air-containing radon, you increase your risk of getting lung cancer. In fact, the Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Testing is the only way to find out about your home’s radon level. The EPA and the Surgeon General recommend testing of all homes below the third floor for radon.
It takes a minimum of 48 hours to perform a Radon Test.
We are Certified Residential Measurement Providers by the National Environmental Health Association National Radon Proficiency Program “A nationally recognized certification program for radon professionals maintaining the highest level of ethics and quality”.
Sewer Scope Inspections
“Should I have a sewer inspection performed?”
It is especially important when you’re considering buying an older home, but newer lines can have problems too. There’s no other way of knowing the true condition of the sewer line without an inspection. We’ll get an up close view of your sewer line, and YOU can see for yourself, live, on screen and video, everything we’re looking at that allows us to make a proper diagnosis. Our camera inspection ensures that we diagnose the problem accurately, so you can know for certain if your home has a clean bill of health, or needs some treatment.
We offer termite inspection and have Licensed Pest Control Company perform the inspection. They will perform the termite inspection at the time of our home inspection. (Four eyes are better than two)
Mold can affect the health of people who are exposed to it. People are mainly exposed to mold by breathing spores or other tiny fragments. People can also be exposed through skin contact with mold contaminants (for example, by touching moldy surfaces) and by swallowing it.
Sometimes, mold growth is hidden and difficult to locate. In such cases, a combination of air (outdoor and indoor air samples) and bulk (material) samples may help determine the extent of contamination and where cleaning is needed.
We have a Certified Residential Mold Inspector available to provide this service.
Whether buying or leasing a commercial property there is risk involved and you are making a significant investment of time, money and resources. Unknown defects and unplanned repairs affect the profitability of your investment. Knowing the condition of the property before you make the investment can enable you to be better manage the risks involved. Our inspection services will help to educate you more on the condition of the property, which can significantly reduce those risks. Our services are limited to buildings that are less than 50,000 sq. ft..
Most builders provide a one-year warranty for new construction. Generally during this period of time the buyer develops a “punch list” of corrections for the contractor to repair under the warranty coverage. Some defects will not be obvious to the untrained eye. It is prudent to obtain our home inspector’s list of items that will most likely be repaired by your builder at no cost to you. You will be reassured knowing that potential problems were addressed before they grew into something that could cost you a great deal down the road.