Kansas City is an amazing city, and its residents deserve the best home inspections available. Here at Metro Property Inspection, we specialize in Kansas City home inspections. Due to the nature of the city, there are some issues that are more prevalent in the older areas of the city, as well as Radon that is more prevalent in newly developed areas. Metro Property Inspection specializes in completing comprehensive home inspections in Kansas City, and has been operating in Kansas City for over a decade. No matter what type of home you are selling, buying or renting, Metro Property Inspection is here for you!
What type of home inspection are you looking for in Kansas City? Typically, here at Metro Property Inspection, we recommend the standard package of house inspections which includes inspecting the home, checking the home for termites and completing a radon analysis as a minimum. You get all of these great inspections in our standard package! Are you ready to schedule your next inspection? Let’s get started!
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Radon Testing During A Home Inspection In Kansas City
A home inspection in Kansas City is never complete without testing for Radon, including those that already have mitigation systems installed. Radon can be prevalent in Kansas City and the levels can fluctuate significantly over time. Due to Radon’s fluctuation, even homes that have been mitigated in the past may need to have their systems adjusted to ensure safer levels are present. See the EPA website for additional information on Radon when purchasing your new home in Kansas City.
Sewer Scans During A Home Inspection In Kansas City
A home inspection in Kansas City should also include a sewer scan or scope as large portions of the homes were built prior to 1985. Homes built prior to this date are very likely to have clay tile (terracotta- like the plant pots) sewer lines. As these pipes are 30 plus years old, they are likely to have some cracks in them due to the dynamics present in our soil. Our soil has a high clay content and as this soil moves from freezing and thawing over time it can cause some of the joints in these pipes to open. Additionally, it is quite common for homes in these areas to have mature trees which can find and exploit leaks or damage in these sewer lines and cause additional hidden damage to them. A repair in a sewer line, or worse, a replacement can be very costly. The average cost for replacing a sewer line is over $7500 and can go up drastically depending on the length of the line and access (big trees) to it.
Termite Inspections During A Home Inspection In Kansas City
There are others that also love living in Kansas City and they are the house eating termites in the ground. These guys are active 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Despite common misconception termites don’t hibernate in the winter. Their activity does slow but it never completely stops. Termites continue to do more damage to homes every year than all other perils combined including the fires in California and the flooding in Texas and Florida. If you are borrowing money for the purchase of your home your lender will likely require that a termite inspection be completed in order to close your loan. A home inspection in Kansas City is not a requirement but a termite inspection is likely required by your lender and is required by all government backed (FHA and VA) loan programs.
What Other Inspections Services Are Available In Kansas City
Metro Property Inspection also provides the following services at an additional charge. Call or contact us today to schedule your next house inspection in Kansas City. We can’t wait to serve you!
- Thermal Imaging (Free and Included in every inspection)
- Mold Testing/IAC (indoor air quality)
- Engineering Reporting (Raised PE Stamp Provided)
- Pool/Spa Inspections
- Chimney Inspections