Monday, July 27, 2009

It all adds up

As Complete Home Inspection completes its 17th year of serving the area with professional and thorough home inspections, we're closing in on 10,000 satisfied customers. A fun trend to watch is the number of repeat customers we've enjoyed serving over the years.

Some had us inspect their current home years ago when they moved in and hired us again to do their next home as they upgraded or downsized. Some hired us when they bought their home, and hired us again when their children bought homes. And some saw us inspect the home they were selling, and then hired us to inspect the home they were buying. There must be a reason so many keep coming back when they need us.

You can put our experience to work for you when you call today to schedule your appointment, 913-268-0222. Complete Home Inspection. The numbers 17 and 10,000 add up to peace of mind for you when you're buying or selling a home.

Monday, July 20, 2009

When selling your home...

A great sales tool is to have your home inspected BEFORE you put it on the market. That gives your prospective buyers the peace of mind that comes from knowing the condition of your home at the time of the inspection. It may save them money since they won't need to have the property inspected themselves. It makes your disclosure form very complete and detailed. And, it may be the difference that helps them choose your house instead of the others they've looked at. Watch this...

Monday, July 13, 2009

"What about a new house?"

It's easy to think that a newly constructed house doesn't need to be inspected before you buy it. It's brand new, right? Well, here are a couple of things to consider. First, you might hire us to inspect the house DURING the construction to keep an eye on the progress and catch problems as they occur, making them easier for the builder to fix. Or, as most often happens, hire us to inspect the property as you do your final walk-through. We see things you're not trained to look for, and can save you a lot of time, hassle and irritation.

Examples? In one new house, we filled the whirlpool bathtub in the master bath as part of the inspection. When we drained it, and the water ran out all over the bathroom floor and flooded the rooms underneath, we discovered that the tub's drain pipe hadn't been connected to anything. In another new house, we were able to determine that the control wire for the furnace had been connected to the doorbell instead of the house's thermostat. A couple of weeks into your first winter in the house, you'd wonder why the house only felt comfortable when the pizza guy rang the doorbell.

One more horror story for you, a new house's kitchen garbage disposal worked beautifully, once it was plugged in. No power cord had been connected to the unit until we figured out what the problem was. While warranties may protect you, the time lost, the inconvenience and the frustration you'll experience can only be handled by getting a Complete Home Inspection for your new property.

Call today to schedule your inspection, 913-268-0222. Whole house inspections, radon testing, mold testing, and termite inspections, we can do it all for you.

Monday, July 6, 2009

"Big or small, we do them all..."

You might wonder if the size of the home you're buying makes a difference when it comes to hiring an inspector. Well, it doesn't make a difference to us. Just in the past month, our company inspected a $1 million-plus mansion off Ward Parkway in Kansas City that featured six bedrooms, five baths, five fireplaces, two kitchens, three central air conditioning units and three boilers for heating. We also inspected a one bedroom, one bathroom home on a crawlspace that listed for around $40,000. Each house had its own issues and unique characteristics, but each got the same careful, complete home inspection. That's what we do. Why? Because each home we inspect has been carefully chosen by our client. It's the home they have decided they want to buy, making perhaps the biggest purchase decision of his or her life to this point. Since it's so important to you, it's very important to us. And, since it's so important to you, make certain you find out what all you can about the house before you buy.

Call today to schedule your inspection, 913-268-0222. We can handle your needs for radon testing, mold testing, and termite inspections, as well.