Sunday, April 27, 2014

Your inspection report

The written report you receive following your Kansas City home inspection is something I take very seriously. In fact, I was asked to give a seminar to other home inspectors during last January's ASHI Inspection World national conference on how to improve their inspection reports.
Following your Complete Home Inspection you receive a thorough and complete written report, customized to your house, detailing the results of the inspection. Your report begins with the summary of Recommended Repairs. This list of items that were found to be improperly installed, not functioning as intended, unsafe, or otherwise defective is organized by category to help you in your negotiations and in your decision making. Your report includes photos of the house, some showing various views of the house and its features, others pointing out problem areas that need to be addressed. And your report is laid out in an organized fashion, complete with a Table of Contents and Bookmarks to each topic, making it easy to navigate through the information. Essentially, it’s a whole lot of peace of mind for you.  (Watch a video about Your Inspection Report).

A realtor who had just experienced her first Complete Home Inspection sent a follow-up E-mail last week that said, "I just finished going over the report. I wanted to thank you for the professional report. Even though there are issues with the house, you didn't blow them out of proportion and terrify my buyer. This is his first home so he's already overwhelmed. Thanks again and I will definitely use you in the future."

Whole house inspections, condo inspections, radon testing, mold testing, and more, we do it all for you. Call or E-mail today to schedule your Complete Home Inspection, 913-268-02222,

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Mold hazards

The Johnson County (KS) Museum is having to limit visitors and close some of its exhibits due to mold in the building. Flooding in 2009 rendered the museum's basement unusable for employees and volunteers to work in. Now, new water damage from around the roof's guttering and from condensation off the building's stone exterior has led to mold between the museum's interior and exterior walls.

It's another example of how mold can make a building uninhabitable. And, it just underscores the importance of checking the air quality in your home. If it's important enough to force employees, volunteers, and visitors to alter their plans at the museum, it's important enough to find out if mold is a problem in your home. Let Complete Home Inspection do your air quality test for you, in the house you're looking to buy or in the house you live in now, so that you'll know what type of mold might be in the air you're breathing and how much of it there is. Whether your mold test is an air-quality test or a swab test, you'll know, in just a couple of days, if your family's respiratory health is at risk.

The museum's predicament also serves as a reminder that it's very important to keep the rain gutters on your house free of debris. It's easy to remember to do this in the Fall with all of the falling leaves clogging things up. But, it's just as important to do in the Spring with all of the "helicopter seeds" from maple trees, Sugar Gum balls, and the like. Clogged gutters and downspouts lead to overflows and back ups that can put water in your basement. The clogs keep rain water from flowing away from your house's foundation. The water, instead, seeks out the cracks in your basement walls. Or, in the case of the Johnson County Museum, leads to mold between the interior and exterior walls.
Whole house inspections, condo inspections, radon testing, mold testing, and more, we do it all for you. Call or E-mail today to schedule your Complete Home Inspection and, perhaps, your mold test, 913-268-0222,