Items in the report that get missed when a report is not read are the defective items.
Those defective items then become major problems like; leaks in roofs, stone falling off the front of the house,
the water heater is leaking, the A/C conks out, then the owners of their home become really pissed off!
Then the blame game starts and people want things paid for instead of taking care of it to begin with.
Yes this happens, but not that often because our reports are easy to read if they get read!
Our Reports Come with Photos and a Summary Page with Defective and
Marginal Items for Easy Organization and Reading!
If you as a client do not understand your reports and you have questions; PLEASE CALL US!
If you are concerned: PLEASE CALL US!
All questions are important to us! PLEASE CALL US!
We want to answer all your questions!
The First page is the General Information:
Such as the date and time of your inspection.
Was the electric, gas and water turned on?
What was the outside temperature and was the
property occupied or vacant?
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DEFINITIONS FOR HOW ITEMS ARE INSPECTED: NOTE:
All definitions listed below refer to the property
or item listed as inspected on this report at the time of inspection
Acceptable: Which means the item inspected is Functional with no obvious signs of defect.
Not Present: Which means the Item was not present or not found.
Not Inspected: Means the Item was unable to be inspected for safety reasons or due to lack of power, inaccessible,
or disconnected at time of inspection.
Marginal: Means the Item is not fully functional and requires repair or servicing.
Defective: Item needs immediate repair or replacement. It is unable to perform its intended function.
THE NEXT SEVERAL PAGES:
Here is the list of all the possibilities that can be checked:
Lots and Grounds
Exterior Surface and Components
**All this depends on what is available to check and what has been
discussed to be checked.**
SUMMARY PAGE: Your Negotiating Page:
Everything in the report that is Marginal and Defective will be summarized on these pages.
Defective Items: Are items that need to be fixed immediately to prevent further problems.
Marginal Items: Are items that can be deferred for a short period of time and will eventually
and possibly turn into Defective items if not fixed.
Call Today! Melanie 573-268-0780 to Schedule Your Home Inspection
Several weeks ago I learned that a customer had a home inspector that came in and set down a
monitor on the kitchen counter and then did the home inspection.
Once done, the inspector picked up the monitor and gave the readings.
This is NOT an approved method of testing for Radon “Radiation” during a
Home Inspection for Real Estate Transaction.
There is Radon in Every Home! We just do not know the levels until the home is tested with the proper equipment!
The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) states that during a Home Inspection
these protocols for a precise testing environment are required!
The machines that should be used are Continuous Radon Monitors
We use the Corentium Pro which is one of the Best in the Business!
The Corentium Pro is fully AARST/NRPP-certified for Radon tests and home inspections in the United States,
it complies with the EPA guidelines and can perform 48-hour measurements.
The model should measure radon, barometric pressure, relative humidity, and temperature.
You need these other measurements to determine accuracy, tampering, and weather events
that can determine more about the levels of radiation coming from the break down of
uranium in the soil specifically from the home being tested.
Your Family is Number One!
Always know you are getting the right test; call Spradling Home Inspections
for Your Home Inspection and Radon Testing!
“We love helping you discover the health of your home!”
573-268-0780 Call Today!
The reason is because radon is the number 1 cause of lung cancer in non-smokers!
There is Radon (radiation) in every home, but no one knows the levels until the home is tested with the proper professional continuous monitors, placed in an approved location!
I am very passionate about this because in just the last 10 years I have come across
5 people that had stage 4 lung cancer and had been living in homes that tested at high radon levels!
21,000 people a year die from lung cancer caused by radon.
I also have talked to Realtors who have family members and or friends that have died from lung cancer!
I felt so sad for the people with lung cancer because they never knew about radon.
I have also known families that were never exposed to smoke and died from lung cancer. I have
always wondered if those people had high radon in their homes and did not know about it.
Realtors and their clients should know the health risks involved in breathing high levels of radon.
It is a disservice to our customers not to give the facts as we know them from the EPA. As a realtor, it is your responsibility to advocate for your client by staying educated about radon and the importance of radon testing. You may have home buyers asking you about the dangers of radon, acceptable radon levels, or even how to go about radon testing. On the other side of the transaction, if a seller has already received radon results, they may have questions about disclosing that information. Then let them make the choice to test or not! The cost to test with our Corentium Pro Continuous Monitors, is way less than the medical expecnses of going through lung cancer at any
We discount all tests with a Home Inspection! If you read this article and you just want a Radon Test I will give it to you at the discounted price. (This is only for Boone county.)
My next blog will discuss the importance of testing with the right equipment!
This is vital to getting the most precise results.
Do Not Short Change Yourself and Your Clients by going for the cheaper inspector and by not providing your clients with the
information they need on Radon and Termites!
We are Your Experts and we work closely with your clients
which provides your transcations with the best outcomes!
Plus, we are open anytime!
Give us a call and we will get your questions answered!
Stuart ACI#245245 and Melanie ASHI#259803
Spradling Home Inspections, LLC
Mark Parlee the Building Consultant spoke and had an amazing Power Point!
Meyerworks, LLC Jim and Lisa Meyer provided our breakfast
Dan Burke, President Elect,
Keith Proctor, President
John Watkins, Past President
Joshua Hoyes, Treasurer
Melanie Spradling, 2019 Secretary, ASHI #259803 Owner of Spradling Home Inspections, LLC
Mike Rawlings, Web Master
Josh Hoyes and Jay Creasy getting ready for the Seminar.
Eric Metzdorf talking to Bobbi Wilson
A gentleman from Topeka Kansas talking to Dan Burke.
We went to Wyoming for a week! We get to stay in what we call the Gnome Home!
The Gnome Home is a guest house decorated full of Gnomes that our Aunt and Uncle have.
When their kids, grandkids and we come up, we can stay there!
It is so beautiful where is sits, by the Windriver which flows right next to the cabin!
Our Uncle and Aunt’s Cabin is right next door.
In the Gnome Home there is a cool propane fireplace inside. Uncle Jack always
has us open a window to provide fresh air for combustion.
I know Uncle Jack does not want to have his best guests,
get sick or something else terrible, because he loves us.
Make sure: (You Do This In Your Homes; But Do You Do This On Your Vacation?)
In loving memory of the Sharp Family
It is Important Before the Next Heating Season to Confidently Know that Your
Furnace is in Great Condition.
You will receive confirmation emails on when and an inspection agreement to tell you what we are doing.
Corentium Pro Radon Testing Machines
Stay Away from Lung CANCER
Do not get stuck with termite damage.
OH MY GOSH!!!
When it is not raining we always do roof inspections by climbing on the roof!
So many home owners do not know that their Dryer vents, vent out the roof!
Check out these vents from some Home Inspections we have done!
I was reading up on things to look for that are signs of a clogged dryer vent,
but it dawned on me that no matter what, our dryer vents need to be cleaned
every 6 months or more dependant on the number of people in the household.
This is the best way to prevent problems!
However, here are several ways to know the signs of a clogged dryer vent:
Total length of a dryer vent through the attic should not exceed 25 feet and it should be smooth metal,
so that the lint does collect in the vent. Plus it is much easier to clean.
Details we know to look for during your home inspection!
A cool tip is you can collect the lint for your camping trips! It makes a great fire starter!
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