Home Inspection Service

Inspectors will check the roof, basement, heating system, water heater, air conditioning system, structure, plumbing, electrical, and many other aspects of the home. We look for improper building practices, those items that require extensive repairs, items that are general maintenance issues, as well as some fire and safety issues. However, a home inspection is not technically exhaustive and does not imply that every defect will be discovered.

Pre-listing Inspections

Having your home inspected prior to placing it on the market is the best way to identify and either repair or disclose the issue. Repair if the items would be most beneficial toward completion of the sale, however there may be financial reasons why the owner can’t make the repairs and disclosing the defect would be more appropriate. Showing a home inspection report to potential buyers is a good way to help your home “stand out” in the target price bracket in your area.

The scope of our inspection includes: (the following is a PARTIAL listing of the systems and components observed during the home inspection).

  • Roof: roof covering, flashing and sealing materials, skylights, chimneys, roof penetrations, ventilation, guttering and downspouts.
  • Structure: roof, wall and floor structures and foundations of the home and attached structures (decks, porches, etc.)
  • Exterior and Grounds: siding and trim, soffits and fascia, flashing, windows and doors, driveways and entrance walkways, grading of the grounds around the house.
  • Electrical: service equipment, general circuit wiring, distribution panels, disconnect panels, light fixtures, ceiling fans, switches, receptacle outlets, GFCI and AFCI breakers.
  • Heating and AC: air conditioning and furnace equipment, electrical supply, condenser and evaporator coils, condenser drain, supply and return ducting.
  • Plumbing: water heater, water supply piping, hose bibs, waste and vent piping, fixtures, toilets, sinks, showers and tubs.
  • Appliances: oven, dishwasher, garbage disposal, range, vent hood, microwave, walls, floors, ceilings, windows and doors, fireplaces, stairways and handrails.
  • Garage: floor, walls, ceiling, vehicle doors and automatic door openers.

The home inspection report will include:

  • The condition of every major component from the roof to the foundation
  • Major concerns, safety hazards, deferred cost items, and items to monitor or improve.

The inspector will share his findings with you to ensure you understand the report and have a chance to ask questions.

We only schedule one inspection per day – that prevents having to hurry through your inspection so as to make it to the next inspection in time. You will have our full attention!

Radon Testing

Radon is a radioactive element that is a chemically inactive gas produced by the decay of natural uranium. Being a gas, radon moves easily through cracks and small spaces. Radon is odorless, invisible, and tasteless as well as moderately soluble in water.

Radon gas from natural sources can accumulate in buildings, especially in confined areas such as basements and crawlspaces. In a 2003 report, the EPA showed a clear link between lung cancer and high concentrations of radon, with 21,000 radon-induced U.S. lung cancer deaths per year – second only to cigarette smoking.

Sanger Home Inspection is licensed by the state of Kansas (certificate #KS-MS-0346) and the report you receive is easy to interpret and provides valuable information about the radon risk for the property.

To learn more about radon and to view A Citizen’s Guide To Radon, go to: EPA 402/K-12/002.

Or view a Home Buyer’s and Seller’s Guide To Radon, go to: EPA 402/K-13/002.

Or a Consumer’s Guide To Radon Reduction, How To Fix Your Home: EPA 402/K-10/005.