Articles

Articles

Here is 7 Oaks Home Inspection’s online resources which include many articles written specifically for home owners in and around the following towns and cities: Warrenton, Wright City, Wentzville, Troy, Silex, St. Charles, St. Peters, O’Fallon, St. Louis, St. Ann, Hermann, Montgomery City, Jonesburg, High Hill, Foristell, Chesterfield.

Please contact us if you have any questions about any of these article and/or to discuss your upcoming home inspection.


Blog Posts

  • Garage Inspections - Don’t ever assume the garage portion of a home inspection will be fine just because it is a garage. 7 Oaks Home Inspectors find things ranging from broken trusses on a million dollar home in St Peters, Large multi-generational bird … Continue reading
  • Aluminium Siding - All about aluminum siding! If your home has aluminum siding you might be interested in learning about the advantages, disadvantages and history of this product. Aluminum Siding Inspection by Nick Gromicko Aluminum siding is generally in decline as an exterior … Continue reading
  • All About Mold - Home Inspectors from 7 Oaks Home Inspection are qualified to obtain samples for mold testing. A typical home will need one sample from each level from the inside and one from the outside as the control. Tape or swab samples … Continue reading
  • Nick Minderman, New Certified Master Inspector! - 7 Oaks Home Inspection, LLC, based in Warrenton, MO is pleased to announce that a second inspector in their company has earned the title of Certified Master Inspector, (CMI) by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, (InterNACHI). The Certified … Continue reading
  • A Closer Look: Take care of Your A/C system and it will take care of you - With the temperature rising every week here in Warrenton MO, the last thing you want is an issue with your A/C system. The trick to ensuring your A/C system will continue to function properly when you need it is periodic inspection … Continue reading
  • Atrium problems… - Wesley Kelley ASHI Master Inspector   I had a sad call today from potential clients in Franklin county. Five years ago they built a custom, atrium style recreation home. The builder used a product on the atrium windows to ensure … Continue reading
  • Negotiations are NOT the main reason! - Blog by ASHI Inspector Nick Minderman, MARCH 21, 2016 Let’s face it – putting your home up for sale causes stress with feelings of intrusion and fear. In order to sell your home you have to let people ‘into’ your … Continue reading
  • The Dilemma with Missouri and Carbon Monoxide Detectors - As a home inspector we always check for various safety items. One of those items is carbon monoxide detectors in homes that have natural or LP gas or kerosene as a fuel source. About half of the homes that I … Continue reading
  • Inspecting Stairs - Stair inspections require the expertise and training of a good inspector. Many times I point out problems to my clients who are amazed at what they thought was normal – but wasn’t! Missouri has some of the highest fall rates … Continue reading
  • Prevent Fires with Wood Stove Safety Tips - At last weeks inspection in Warrenton, MO. I inspected a wood stove that was located in their family room. In our rural area we see quite a few homes with either wood stoves or wood furnaces. Typically its about 1 in every … Continue reading
  • Never Assume! - About thirty days ago I inspected a ten year old, one story ranch in Troy, MO. The owners were in the process of moving out but there were still a lot of items left to move. My policy – which … Continue reading
  • Cancel the Party! - Last week I found evidence of a huge “mouse party” in the basement of a very nice home. If you look in the picture you can see some of the items they were hauling in had been caught on the … Continue reading
  • Toilet Paper - Most home owners in Missouri assume there aren’t many dos and don’ts as far as care and maintenance of their septic system. It’s out of sight and out of mind! But like most things -following the directions will save time … Continue reading
  • Missouri Radon Testing - I just picked up our SunNuclear radon testing unit from a typical 3 bed /2 bath home in Wentzville, MO. The unit had been placed in the lower level of the unfinished basement for the past two days. At the … Continue reading
  • Ladder Safety - As a professional home inspector I use my Little Giant ladder every day! On yesterdays inspection I had a few questions about the proper kind of ladder to use for cleaning out the gutters. For this single story I recommended … Continue reading
  • Home Inspector Includes Free Ghost Inspections - Well -it all started out as fun on this inspection which was the day before Halloween. My client was buying a 95 year old home in Hermann, MO. She asked rather jokingly if I could inspect for ghosts! I laughed … Continue reading
  • Surprise in the Attic - Last week I was inspecting in Troy, Missouri for a young veteran and his wife. He had prior experience as a carpenter apprentice. He had looked over this one at least two times but had not looked in the attic. … Continue reading
  • Can a Real Estate Agent Sign the Home Inspection Agreement? - Today’s home inspection is for a veteran who currently lives in Virginia but is retiring to Washington, MO.  They flew in last week and put a contract on this home. The contract was accepted after they returned home so I’m inspecting … Continue reading
  • Beautiful Log Home in Warrenton MO - As a home inspector sometimes we get the pleasure to inspect some beautiful homes. This home is a perfect example of a dream house! This newer log home in Warrenton MO was beautifully built with a handmade log staircase from … Continue reading
  • An easy fix for split boots -     We find all kinds of things during roof inspections. Last week, when inspecting a single family, ranch style home in Warrenton I found split boots on the roof. This occurs when the rubber casing around the PVC vent … Continue reading