At Block Home Inspections LLC, we strive to meet all your home inspector needs. We offer services in Kansas and Missouri serving the communities of Overland Park KS, Kansas City KS, Olathe, Lenexa, Shawnee, Prairie Village, Shawnee Mission, Leawood, Gardner, Kansas City MO, Raytown, Belton, Independence, Lees Summit, and all surrounding areas by providing whole home inspections, termite inspections, radon testing, EIFS (stucco) inspections and mold inspections.
Before you hire an inspector, investigate their qualifications and experience. Not all inspectors are certified or licensed and don't even do home inspections as a full-time profession. Many inspectors also have no experience, formal training or insurance.
Even if you have a knowledgable and qualified inspector, they may not put forth the effort necessary to provide you with a comprehensive thorough inspection. Inspecting a home is a complicated and difficult process regardless of training and experience. Effort and desire to perform a good service cannot be taught.
Before you hire an inspector, interview them. Make sure the inspector gets onto the roof when possible and safe. Make sure the inspector gets into the attic space and crawlspace when safe and feasible. These areas often have multiple problems due to their concealed nature. Find out when you'll get the inspection report and what kind of report you are getting. A simple checklist report does not provide the kind of information you need to make an informed decision. In some cases you are only given 5 days to complete inspections on the home so receiving the report quickly is important.