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Complete home inspections, radon and mold testing.
 
Our standards are high,
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Call for a price quote.  (402) 616-9250
 
Contact
John Eggenberg
 
Serving Omaha / Council Bluffs and surrounding area
Phone
402-616-9250
Website
http://surehome.net/
Email surehome@windstream.net
 
 
SureHome Inspection Company is owned and operated by John Eggenberg.
 
John has served as president of  the Greater Omaha American Society of  Home Inspectors and has been a full time home inspector for 10 years.
 
SureHome provides a professional computerized report with pictures that is presented on site.
 
John is an affiliate member of the Omaha Area Board of Realtors, Southwest Iowa Association of Realtors, Women's Council of Realtors.
                          
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SureHome Inspection Company’s John Eggenberg has performed thousands of inspections in the Omaha / Council Bluffs area.
 
The home you are buying or listing most likely has one or more of the following conditions. Contact John for a great rate on an inspection.
 
 
Home Inspection Top Ten Problems
  1. Drainage: Concrete work and foundation grading can settle over time. If the settlement is significant, water may drain toward house causing water seepage into basement and foundation damage.
  2. Wiring: Wiring installed by home owners is normally the cause for concern here. Exposed romex wiring, improperly wired outlets and double tapped or oversized circuit breakers are common conditions found in older homes. Insurance companies are concerned with older knob and tube wiring and fused panels.
  3. Leaking Roof: Improper flashings are the cause of most roof leaks. Improper attic ventilation can contribute to ice damning during winter months.
  4. Furnace and Air Conditioning: The average life span of a gas furnace is about 25 years. The furnace is checked for gas leaks and abnormal carbon monoxide levels. Dirty filters and humidifiers are common minor conditions. A cracked heat exchanger is a significant concern. The average life of an air conditioner is about 20 years. An air conditioner that is not cooling properly is referred to a heating contactor for repairs. The exterior and interior components are checked as part of the inspection.                                                                                                             
  5. Maintenance: If regular maintenance is neglected for too long problems will occur. Peeling paint and loose caulk lead to wood rot on exterior. Foliage in contact with siding keeps siding damp and contributes to deterioration.
  6. Minor Structural: Cracked and shifted foundation walls are typically caused by poor foundation drainage or improper construction. “Street Creep” is also an easily diagnosed condition that can cause foundation problems.
  7. Plumbing: Most plumbing problems are found in older homes. Corrosion at cast iron drain lines are identified by “blisters” on pipes. Galvanized steel water supply lines clog over time causing low water flow. A dielectric union should be used when connecting newer copper pipes to the older steel pipes. “S” traps at sinks and improper venting are not unusual in older homes. Is that drain stack clean out cap original or has it been replace with a newer plastic cap? A plastic cap could indicate repeated “roto-rooting” of the main sewer line.
  8. Leaking Doors and Windows: The culprit here is normally flashing or lack of caulking. Severe wood rot can also cause leaking. If leak continues for a long period of time, wood rot at house framing and mold will become a problem.
  9. Ventilation: Proper attic ventilation is necessary for air quality in the house. Inadequate ventilation can leave attic too hot in the summer. The attic will be too warm and moist in the winter. Interior rooms with an exterior wall normally have a heat vent. The heat vent is not always present if the room is finished by the homeowner.
  10. Environmental: Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer, after smoking. Testing is becoming more popular. The cost of the radon test is about ten percent of what it will cost to correct a high radon level. Mold has been with us since the beginning of time. Some types of mold are more dangerous than others. Significant levels of mold occurs when a water leak of any kind keeps an area damp for a period of time.

John Eggenberg

SureHome Inspection Company

616-9250
 
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