Tag Archives: Jonesburg

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