Sunday, December 17, 2017

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

“Most Wonderful” may be in the eye of the beholder, but, it IS time to talk about important steps to take this time of year.

It's very important to keep the rain gutters on your house free of debris, now that Kansas City has finally gotten some rain and before this winter’s snowfall. Letting fallen leaves clog things up will cause a lot of problems for your house's foundation. 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. It, instead, seeks out the cracks in your basement walls. And, when the cold weather gets here to stay, clogged gutters can lead to ice dams, causing all kinds of problems for your roof and walls.

It’s also time to have your fireplace and flue inspected and cleaned. Whether it's the house you're living in now or the house you want to buy, creosote build up in a chimney's flue is very dangerous. Since it is out of sight, it's very easily out of mind, as well. When you have Complete Home Inspection do your Kansas City home inspection, I look at the fireplace, the chimney and the liner, and look up into the flue. If I see signs of trouble, that's when you need to call an expert to do a thorough fireplace inspection for you. Cracks, blockages, and creosote build-up are all going to cause you problems. So, for your safety and your family's safety, have your wood-burning fireplace checked and cleaned yearly.

Happy Holidays from Complete Home Inspection. And use the holidays as a reminder that it’s time to some maintenance on your home.

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, 913-268-0222,

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