AT HOME provides clients with a variety of home inspection services. We conduct the whole house inspections. Other services such as radon testing, termite, mold, sewer line and chimney inspections are conducted by our trusted subcontractors, who are licensed or certified specialists from the Kansas City Area.
Whole House Inspection
AT HOME whole house inspections are conducted according to the standards of practice of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI). The scope includes the following:
- Roof, including the roof covering, flashings, valleys, chimneys, gutters and downspouts
- The exterior siding, trim, windows and storm windows
- Sidewalks, driveways, patios, porches and decks
- Exterior grading and drainage
- Interior walls, floors, ceilings and windows
- Plumbing systems, including testing of toilets, sinks, tubs, showers, faucets and water heaters
- Electrical system, including service entrance, main panel, sub-panels, wiring and fixtures
- Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning systems
- Attic, including structure, ventilation and insulation
- Basement or crawl space areas for foundation soundness, structure and moisture penetration
A termite inspection is a visual inspection of the readily accessible areas of a home for evidence of wood-destroying insects (WDI). The inspector will visually inspect the interior of the home (including accessing and entering any sub-space, such as basements and crawlspaces) and exterior of the property. AT HOME makes the arrangements for termite inspections by sub-contractors who are licensed specialists. The termite inspection is conducted at the same time as the whole house inspection. If evidence of termites is found, the inspector will provide a cost estimate for treatment.
AT HOME uses continuous radon monitors (CRMs). The test results are available immediately following the conclusion of the test period (48 hours minimum). The CRMs record the radon level each hour, so the report will show the variations in radon level during the test period. If the schedule allows, we try to set the radon monitors two days before the whole house inspection, so the results will be available on the day of the whole house inspection. Otherwise, we set the radon monitors at the time of the whole house inspection, and the results will be available two days later. If high radon levels are found, AT HOME can provide you with names of companies who install radon mitigation systems.
Mold, Sewer Line, & Chimney Inspections
These additional services which are often requested by our clients may reveal concealed issues that may prove to be costly to mitigate or repair. These inspections are performed by our trusted subcontractors who are licensed or certified specialists. AT HOME will coordinate and schedule these inspections to be performed at the time of your scheduled whole house inspection.