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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 … 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