Scope of Inspection
Attic & Crawl Spaces
Smoke & Carbon Monoxide
Basement or Mechanical Room
Kitchen & Appliances
Heating & Cooling System
Quick Report Turnaround
Along with home inspections we are state certified to inspect septic systems.
County records are obtained and examined to get information about the septic system, linear feet of drain laterals and if the system has been updated etc. The grounds are inspected to insure no seepage to the surface of the ground is occurring.
Our Sewer Scope Inspection deploys mini-video cameras to evaluate the condition and function of a property’s sewer line.
A Video is Worth a Thousand Words
Over time, the main sewer line leading to a home can begin to erode, causing cracks and breaks. These damages can cause blockages and backups that are very costly to repair. The only way to identify these potential problems is to examine the sewer line.
What can the Sewer Inspection tell me? A sewer inspection will show the condition of the main sewer line with a lighted video camera. The camera will allow us to see if any major issues exist — cracks, offsets in joints, pipe deflection, and sags in the line. What we commonly find are tree roots that have grown into the line through unsealed connections which need to be cleaned out annually to help prevent backups.
Before purchasing a house, a sewer inspection may expose defects not known by the sellers that could lead to a costly repair. By inspecting the main sewer line before you buy the home, you can consider the cost of the repair and negotiate with the seller, potentially saving you thousands of dollars. For standard sewer lines, repair costs may vary, depending on the circumstance.
Our Sewer Scope Inspection evaluates the line from clean-out to the city main sewer line. Our report includes high-resolution digital still photos and video.
Patriot home inspectors Franklin County, MO, St.Charles, Warren, and Gasconade Counties, MO
What is Radon?
Radon is commonly tested during home inspections. A certified home inspector will perform this test. Radon is an invisible, odorless, and tasteless radioactive gas that is found in the earth's soil and rocks that contain uranium. The gas enters through cracks in the foundation, loose-fitting pipes, drains,and even cement floors, but has no means of escape. This can result in indoor radon concentrations many times higher than outdoor levels. The risk of long term exposure to radon is lung cancer...
Other Inspections offered:
Home Inspections, Septic Inspections
Well and Water quality testing
Home Inspection-Water is carefully collected according to standards and taken to a certified lab and tested for Chloroform and Escherichia Coli (E. Coli).
The well head is inspected by a home inspector for shaft cracks and issues with the well head. The electrical system is inspected to insure it is working properly.
Bacteriological Analysis for Drinking Water
This bacteriological water analysis is made in accordance with methodology described in the latest edition of the American Public Health Association's. Standard Methods for examination of water and wastewater, and complies with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services standards for drinking water. Drinking water samples are analyzed for presence of coliform bacteria. If coliform bacteria are present in the sample, it is then analyzed for the presence of E.coli.
Coliforms are a group of bacteria found in the intestines of humans and other animals. Coliforms also occur naturally in the soil, on vegetation and in surface waters (lake and streams). Most members of the coliform group do not cause disease. When found in drinking water, coliform bacteria indicate that contamination of the water has occurred, and other disease causing bacteria could also get in the water supply.
Escherichia Coli (E.Coli) is a member of the coliform group of bacteria and is found only in the intestines of warm blooded animals, including humans. When found in drinking water, E. coli indicates the water has been contaminated with human or animal wastes. Possible sources of contamination include leaking septic systems, surface water, leaking into the supply and runoff from agricultural lots.
Other Inspections offered:
Complete home inspections
Directions To Chlorinate Well if during your home inspection one or both of these bacteria(s) are present
1.) Remove well cap and pour 2 gallons of bleach into well.
2.) Pour fresh water into well to flush the bleach off the sides of the casing
3.) Let well stand for 1 hour
4.) Open cold water taps in the house until chlorine is present, shut off and let stand for 30 minutes
5.) Run outside taps until well is free of chlorine-- This could take several hours
6.) When well is free of chlorine turn on taps inside and flush lines on inside of home
During the chlorination process the water is not drinkable. Do NOT drink or cook with the water until the system is flushed out. Also it is recommended to not do any laundry until bleach is totally out of system.
** RECOMMENDATION: Repeat samples should be taken 5 days after chlorination. Another sample should also be taken 10 days after the chlorination.