Tobacco Odor Removal

If you have purchased a home that was previously owned by a smoker, you might be dealing with odor that seems like it is never going to go away. Part of the problem is that the smoke particles are so tiny that they can travel unhindered throughout your...

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Water Damage

Water is an amazing liquid with much utility, but in the wrong place, it can do extensive damage to your home. Water has the ability to enter your home a multitude of ways, but you can do much to prevent it. It is very important to take care of any...

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Should You Replace Your Roof?

Replacing the roof on your home is a large, and sometimes, daunting task. Keep these points in mind if you plan to have your existing roofing materials replaced: Tile, metal, and slate cost a little more than other building materials, but they also provide...

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Tamper Resistant Receptacles

If you have kids in your home, you have probably worried about them suffering electrical shock from sticking items into your wall outlets. Some try to prevent this by inserting plastic coverings into the outlets, but those can be removed by an insistent...

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Should You Remodel Or Not?

Many homeowners feel like a remodel is a good investment, but this is rarely the case. The amount of money recouped in a resale has been estimated to be between half to 80% of the money invested. With the abundance of TV-shows about house remodeling, there...

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Kickout Flashing

If you are experiencing issues with water accumulation inside your house from rainstorms, the problem might be your kickout flashing. Kickout flashing or diverter flashing is designed to divert rainwater away from sensitive areas to the gutter. If your...

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Are You Properly Wired?

Your house might look beautiful and modern on the outside, but what is the situation like inside your walls? If the electrical wiring in your house is old and outdated, this can present a risk for fire and other safety hazards. For example, some older...

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Re-grouting Tile

Many enjoy a beautifully tiled floor or wall, and ceramic tile is very durable as a building material. Due to being waterproof, it is ideal for placement in bathrooms, kitchens and laundry rooms. The problem is that the grout in between the tiles will...

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Asbestos

Asbestos is a mineral fiber which was added to products to make them stronger, fire resistant and insulating. In the years leading up to 1970 it was used in many different types of building and insulation materials. If you breathe in high levels of these...

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Being Prepared for an Evacuation

Disasters seem to impact our lives on a more regular basis than ever before. They can range from minor events that cause some damage to property to major disasters that cost millions of dollars and sometimes even take a toll in human lives. While it is...

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In Case of Fire…

In 2015 the U.S. Fire Administration estimated that there were 380,900 residential fires. Out of those, they estimated that about 1,800 resulted in fatalities and 7,500 in injuries. About half of all home fires are caused from cooking, one in ten from...

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Why Have Your Home Inspected

Why Have Your Home Inspected? (Even if it is new construction) How to Avoid a $10,000 Mistake And Buy a Quality Home!   HOME INSPECTION FAQ’S Q. Why do I need a Home Inspection? The purchase of a home is often the largest single investment families ever make. ...

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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...

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Why Home Inspections Include Attics

Written by: Wes Kelley,Certified Inspector 7 Oaks Home Inspection, LLC Why do home inspectors have to look in the attic? What can you see up there? Good question. A professional home inspector will always include the attic inspection as part of...

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At Home With Meth

Written by: Wes Kelley, Certified Inspector 7 Oaks Home Inspection, LLC All of us have a list of concerns when moving into a new home but if you’re in Missouri you should have possible meth contamination on your list. If you’re moving into a...

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Exploding Water Heater

Written by: Wes Kelley, Certified Inspector 7 Oaks Home Inspection, LLC The lowly water heater is rarely thought of by many homeowners until they happen to step in to an icy shower some fateful morning. A few water heaters make a more dramatic...

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Why Basements Leak

Written by: Wes Kelley, Certified Inspector 7 Oaks Home Inspection, LLC As inspectors working in the Midwest we see quite a few basements. The biggest complaint or concern we hear concerns a moisture related problem. There are three basic...

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Creepy Crawlspace

Written by: Wes Kelley, Certified Inspector 7 Oaks Home Inspection, LLC Inspecting the crawl space under a home is always a little daunting. This unfinished area located underneath the home is usually cluttered and accessed only by crawling and...

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Why a Home Inspection?

Written by: Wes Kelley, Certified Inspector 7 Oaks Home Inspection, LLC Inspection is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as, “To view or examine closely and critically those conditions that are visible and accessible, as well as those that are...

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Benefits of a Pre-Listing Home Inspection

Written by: Wes Kelley, Certified Inspector 7 Oaks Home Inspection, LLC In our general area the housing market tends to be picking up but it is still a little soft. Realtors might call our market a “buyers market” meaning that there are fewer...

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7 Safety Tips for Your Home

Written by: Wes Kelley, Certified Inspector 7 Oaks Home Inspection, LLC (1) Did you replace your smoke detectors when you moved in your new home and at least every 10 years thereafter? This is a must do for every home. Your first night in a new...

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Ask Wes (Frequently Asked Home Inspection Questions)

Written by: Wes Kelley, Certified Inspector 7 Oaks Home Inspection, LLC WHY CAN’T MY UNCLE JOHNNY, WHO IS A CARPENTER, DO OUR HOME INSPECTION AND SAVE US THE MONEY? Rick & Mary S. from St. Charles, Mo. Good question! I was on e-Bay last night...

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Secret Weapon Stops Home Sales: ‘Deal Killers’

Written by: Wes Kelley,Certified Inspector 7 Oaks Home Inspection, LLC December 12, 2012 Selling a home can be stressful. Uncertainty rules the day. How long will it take to sell? Will the buyer’s home inspection find something unknown or hidden? Will the...

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Home Wreck

Written by: Wes Kelley, Certified Inspector 7 Oaks Home Inspection, LLC Who could believe a brand new home might be wrecked in under a year? Not from a tornado or flood but from unforeseen mistakes made during construction. Sad to say, some...

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What Really Matters On Your Home Inspection

When you get your home inspection report, it is easy to get lost in all of the information. There is a lot that goes into a home inspection, and the information can often leave you wondering: What really matters? The video below helps you...

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Family Owned – And Staying That Way!

We are proud to be a family owned home inspection company. We love seeing our family come together, and work hard for our community. One of the biggest reasons people hire us is because of our high standards and our great qualifications (including being...

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Pre-Listing Inspections

Why should you consider getting a pre-listing home inspection when selling your home? A pre-listing home inspection is one of the best ways to find out about problems ahead of time, and then take care of them - before you go under contract....

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Welcome to Our New Website!

Look around, and contact us for all your home inspection needs! We are here to provide you with the best home inspection service possible. Whether you need a home inspection, well testing, radon testing, or any other service, we are your home inspection...

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What Every Home Buyer in MO Should Know

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