To seal joints, such as those between a tub and wall, caulk is applied to create an airtight and watertight junction. In the past tar or pitch were often applied for nautical or plumbing purposes, but today, caulk is made of materials such as silicone, latex or acrylic. Since caulk is often employed in areas […]
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A good home inspection process is something that most people don’t know about but should. Truth be told, it can protect one of the biggest investments of your life. Some people consider home inspectors as doomsayers but in reality, they are actually your best friends in ensuring that you get the most value for your money […]
1) If you own pets, it’s recommended that they be caged or removed from the home during the inspection. Your potential buyer and their family will likely attend the inspection and even the most friendly pet may become uncomfortable or territorial around strangers. 2) Keep in mind that a little house cleaning goes a long way in helping speed […]
Did you know that the earth gives off natural radiation which can seep into your home and become an indoor air hazard for your family? This form of radiation is called radon gas and it comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in rocks and soil. Radon is all around us, but when it is […]
A property inspection is one of the most important parts of the purchasing process, yet many buyers don’t know what to expect from the various players involved. Here’s a guide to the roles and responsibilities each of the players has during a typical property inspection. You, the Buyer Prior to the inspection, review the seller’s […]
Five Star Home Inspections, Kansas City
We’re a locally-owned home inspection company started in 2003. Since then we’ve provided over 20,000 home inspections throughout the Kansas City metro area. If you’re looking for the most thorough home inspection in Kansas City, from single family house inspections to multi-unit inspections, we’ve got you covered!