FAQ'S

What does my home inspection include?

 

Home inspections in Kansas City are a visual, non-invasive check of the structure, foundation, roof, electrical, plumbing, heating/cooling system and built-in appliances.

 

Are termite inspections required?


There are lenders that require a termite inspection before they will approve a loan on residential properties.  HDPI would usually recommend termite inspections as a preventative homeowner strategy.  Frequently, homeowners do not realize there are termites until they've compromised the structure and caused thousands of dollars of damage. Sellers may not be aware of the presence of termites, thus, it would not be included on the Seller's Disclosure.
 

Do I need a sewer inspection?

A sewer scope inspection is recommended for most homes. Factors such as age of home, large trees in the yard and if the line has been replaced recently may affect your decision. A complete sewer line replacement can be over $10,000.

Do you Perform Swimming Pool Inspections?

No, we currently do not have a certified pool inspector on staff. We recommend hiring a pool specific company to come out to the property.

Can you inspect a full apartment building?

Yes, we have inspected many apartment buildings for investors. Please contact us for pricing and information.

I'm buying a new construction home, should I get a home inspection?

YES! We inspect many new construction homes, and have never inspected a perfect home. There are always mistakes made or items overlooked. Some can cause major problems in just a few months or years.

How Dangerous is Radon?

 

The U.S. Surgeon General has determined that prolonged exposure to high levels of radon (equal or greater to 4 picocuries) is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. More importantly, this threat is manageable.  For additional information please refer to https://www.epa.gov/radon

HDPI performs radon tests consistent with the national environmental health associations procedural protocols.

 

How long does the inspection take from Home Inspectors in KC?

 

Typically, the best comprehensive property inspections take approximately 2 to 3 hours.   As the best home inspectors in Kansas City, we provide photographs and a verbal summary on site upon inspection completion.  A digitized report is delivered within 24 hours.

Can Home buyers attend the inspection?

Absolutely, buyers are more than welcome to attend the inspection. We just ask that you give us time and space to safely complete the inspection. When it is completed we are more than happy to answer any questions you have about the property.