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+Home Inspection’s inspectors are all NACHI certified.

NACHI (National Association of Certified Home Inspectors) is an accredited, trusted inspector certification that is world renowned.

All mold and wood-destroying organism inspections are done by NACHI certified inspectors in the prospective field.

Our radon equipment is NRPP (National Radon Proficiency Program) certified, and calibrated yearly.

We are also ICA certified.

Many people are recommended to have home inspections:

If you’re buying a home.
If you’re selling a home.
If you’re buying a brand new home.
If you have a Builder’s warranty on a new home.

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  • Belongs to associations.
  • Is certified with a reputable accredited companies and associations.
  • Has experience in the trades used in home and commercial buildings.
  • Is insured.
  • Covers a broad range of items within inspection.
  • Has a thorough, detailed report that is modern and up to date with current technology.
  • Is competitively priced without cutting corners.

Process: An inspector collects data on a property; this is done through visual observation, inspector measurements via equipment, and general survey of  property. This is a non-invasive process.
Product: A meaningful, thorough, and extensive report about the condition, attributes, and defects of the property should be the end result.
Purpose: To identify visible defects and/or conditions of a property, as well as the function and/or integrity of items, components, and systems of said property. Identifying safety items is also paramount to a home inspector.

  • Able to identify concealed or latent defects.
  • Concerned with aesthetics or what could be deemed matters of taste or cosmetic defects.
  • Able to determine the market value of the property.
  • Advisement of the purchase of the inspected property.
  • Capable of relaying the life expectancy of the property or components.
  • A county code inspection.
  • A certification of property or its components.
  • Technically exhaustive.
  • Provides an honest summary of the property’s attributes—both negative and positive.
  • Includes photos of the property taken during the inspection.
  • Your report should be received within 24 after the inspection.
  • Should give you the information needed to make an informed decision regarding your perspective property.

+ Home Inspections  follow the NACHI Standards of Practice, which can be found here. The following are some of the many items we will be inspecting:

  • Foundation and support structure
  • Fireplaces
  • Roof systems
  • Basement seepage
  • Safety controls
  • Water heater
  • Ventilation
  • Electrical capacity and components
  • Electrical panel and sub-panels
  • Walks and driveways
  • Built-in appliances
  • Structural integrity
  • Steps and stairs
  • Heating system
  • Central Air Conditioning system
  • Plumbing System and Fixtures
  • Garages, Carports, Workshops, or other external buildings
  • Surface drainage
  • Windows and doors
  • Insulation
  • Gutters and downspouts
  • Decks
  • Sump pumps

It is generally well-known that get a home inspection before buying a resale home is a good idea. But this is in order to avoid costly repairs in the future as much as possible. This also presents you with the items to request either repair or replacement in your Inspection Objection. Basically, it is a great way to save you money in the future!

It is recommended you get your home inspected. This prevents you from having to make repairs or pay for repairs when you go under contract.

Moreover, you receive an unbiased report you can trust and are able to even increase the value of your property before you sell it by making the necessary repairs.

What are their qualifications?
Are they certified? By whom?
How many inspections have they done?
Do they have reliable referrals and testimonials?
Do they carry professional E&O insurance?
What exactly is covered; what is not covered?
Do they have an example report?
How long does the inspection last?
How much will the inspection cost?

No one is perfect, and even brand new home builders make mistakes.
It is beneficial to have numerous inspections throughout the build process to prevent unsafe foundations, incorrect rough framing, faulty electrical, HVAC, and plumbing, and improper dry wall and insulation installation.
It is also important to have a final inspection to ensure your home is safe and up to standards.

It is important to be able to present your builder with a detailed report before your One Year warranty runs out. This will give you evidence of any issues you need repaired before the warranty expires and you become liable for all issues with your home.

Each inspection company comes with a variety of qualifications.  It is important to know the cheapest DOES NOT represent the best in the important home buying process.

Our home inspections range from $325 up to $700. It just depends on the scopes requested that are beyond the basic inspection. Such as Radon, Mold, Sewer Line testing and so forth. We try to maintain the pricing as set out above and shown in our scheduler. Generally up to approximately  2500 sq ft. But there are times where obviously a larger house will require a larger fee simply because it is bigger and will take more time. But it’s best to call -as the details can make for a competitive price even if the house is on the bigger side.

Please keep in mind we offer a 110% Best Price Guarantee. If you find a company with similar certifications, credentials, insurance and so forth we will match their price and then beat it by 10%.

The typical home inspection lasts between two and five hours.

Commercial inspections generally last significantly longer based on size.

Individual mold inspections last around two hours or less. (When not included in the base home inspection)

Individual Wood-destroying organism inspections last around two hours depending on the size of the property. (When not included in the base home inspection)

Radon Testing depending on the time urgency related to the sale we try to test for 36 to 48 hours.

If mold is detected we send all of our mold test lab samples to a nationally accredited lab for analysis with a fast same turnaround on lab results. (Depending on lab backlog)

Our certified mold inspectors will perform a visual mold inspection, utilizing sophisticated moisture detection equipment to determine areas in your home that may be conducive to mold growth. This allows our inspectors to take the proper types of samples in the proper locations within the home to provide the most accurate results.

Many areas of Missouri and Kansas have Radon levels higher than what is recommended.

The Surgeon General warns that radon levels above 3.9pCi/L have a high risk of causing lung cancer. How do you know if you and your family are in danger if you do not test?

Radon is an odorless, tasteless gas which cannot be seen. But why do you care? Uranium in soils decays creating a radioactive gas – Radon – that is attributed to causing over 20,000 deaths per year (according to the EPA). Radon gas is noxious throughout the U.S.A.

Your home is a trap for radon gas, allowing it to build up and preventing it from dissipating into the air naturally. Radon can enter through unsealed crawl spaces, cracks in floors and foundation, and the water supply.

“This means new and old homes, well-sealed and drafty homes, and homes with or without basements [are at risk for elevated radon levels].” – EPA – “A Citizen’s Guide to Radon”

Just like smoking cigarettes, it is not certain you will obtain lung cancer from high radon levels.

However, a radon level above 4.0pCi/L is proven to result in lung cancer; in fact, it is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. By not mitigating high levels, you are only exponentially increasing your chances.

Now that you have had a home inspection book

Every Client Receives a FREE COPY of “Now That You’ve Had a Home Inspection”.

+ Home Inspections provides every client with their own, free copy of Now That You’ve Had a Home Inspection, the home maintenance manual that includes tips for keeping your home safe and in top condition.

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