Additional Inspection Services
Listed below are the additional Kansas City Inspection Services that I perform. I allow you to make the choice of what type of inspection you would like. For an additional fee, these can be added to a Home Inspection. Feel free to contact me and ask more about these individual services.
State Certified Termite Inspections
Subterranean Termites are responsible for most of the termite damage in the United States, especially in the Midwest. Approximately $2.5 billion are spent annually to control subterranean termite infestations and repair the damage they cause. Since termites intentionally hide themselves from the prying eyes of humans, detecting the presence of these tiny soldiers is critical to controlling infestations and preventing further damage.
Termites aren’t the only wood destroying insects that can damage a home, I also search for evidence of:
- Wood-boring Beetles
- Carpenter Ants
- Carpenter Bees
In Kansas and Missouri, a Wood Destroying Insect (WDI) license is required. Kansas and Missouri reciprocate license requirements, which requires a Certified Non-Commercial Applicators License with 7B certification (Wood Destroying Organisms) in Missouri. In Kansas, 7A (Wood Destroying Organisms).
- Missouri License Number is: N6927
- Kansas License Number is: 26822
Radon Measurement Service
Radon is a radioactive gas that has been found in homes all over the United States. As the last decay element of Uranium, radon can enter the home through cracks and holes in the foundation and even through wells and sump pumps. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and although Radon has short half-life, just three days, it’s particularly harmful when inhaled.
Read and Download the “Home buyer’s and Seller’s Guide to Radon” for more information.
Measuring radon requires special equipment with precise measurement techniques and 48 hours of closed door conditions. This means the house must be closed up 48 hours prior to the service and 48 hours before a first reading is indicated for a short term test.
I will arrange a time with either you are your agent for access to the property, set up the Radon Measurement Equipment and record the correct time and placement. After 48 hours, I will retrieve the Radon Measurement test equipment and record the readings in a permanent log, compose a report outlining the current Radon levels and outline steps as to what actions should be taken.
Water Mitigation Inspection
Water problems are common in the mid-west, especially older homes that have an abundance of mature trees. I will inspect the grounds and give an appropriate mitigation strategy based on:
- Where the water is coming from and where it’s going;
- What damage it may cause to the structure and landscaping;
- A comprehensive plan to solving your water issues.
As a Certified Permaculture Designer, let me asses your properties grounds and give you remedy for solving those water issues.