Inspector's Recommended STANDARD Duplex Inspection


Radon Inspections

Radon is a naturally-occuring gas found in soil, rock and water. All homes have some level of radon in and around them, but a test is needed to determine if you're at risk. The radioactivity and lack of radon detection has led the EPA to consider it the leading cause of lung-cancer among non-smokers. Radon is undetectable by the human eye, and must be tested with proper equiptment from a radon inspector such as

We perform radon testing around the Kansas City area. If your radon test is part of your new home inspection process, we will make every attempt to drop off our machine at the listing location 48 hours prior to your home inspection. We will provide a report 24 hours after we pick up the test. You will then know if the home is exposed to high-risk levels of radon.

Termite Inspections

The last thing you want is added stress of termites when purchasing a duplex, especially if you'll be using it as rental property. If unidentified and untreated, these critters can cause major structural damage; damage that is often not covered by many insurance policies.

Identifying Termite Damage

Termite damage or infestation can be identified through visually inspecting the home for:

Mud tubes - These are often found on foundation walls and floor joists and about the size of a pencil.
Hollowed wood - Knocking on a baseboard, siding, trim, etc. will indicate if the wood has been hollowed out.
Wrinkled or sunken wall coverings - Can indicate termites are crawling beneath them.

Our team of termite inspectors visually inspect the duplex for any signs of current or past termite infestation. In the event the home does require termite treatment, we can recommended service providers and contractors who can repair and prevent further damage.


Our duplex inspection provides a thorough visual inspection of each unit within the listing. Clients often purchase a duplex for a rental property, either renting one or both sides. Our home inspection will ensure that you know the status on each unit before closing the deal. We'll educate you on how to properly maintain the units and locate important features like electrical boxes and valves. A duplex inspection will thoroughly inspect each side of the duplex's interior systems, as well as the roof and exterior systems.

If you are needing an inspection of only one unit in a multi-unit house, please see our New Home Inspection.

Our 12-Step Home Inspection Includes:

  1. Foundation
  2. Roofing
  3. Exterior, walls, siding etc...
  4. Porches and decks
  5. Attic
  6. Electrical systems
  7. Plumbing systems
  8. Interior
  9. Doors and windows
  10. Heating and air conditioning systems
  11. Ventilation
  12. Fireplaces

Please plan on approximately 4 hours for a duplex plus termite and radon inspection.

Mechanical inspections include: visible plumbing, electrical, heating, cooling & built-in appliances

Structural Inspections include: foundation, roof and everything in-between including windows, walls, floors, doors, fireplaces, chimneys, grading, fences, and attics.