Our Inspection Packages

We offer three exclusive Home Inspection Packages that allow you to select the range of services you prefer, so you can have peace of mind about buying the home you love. Your report is printed and delivered at the time of the inspection, so there’s no waiting for results. You’ll also have online access to your report anytime.

Our expertise and industry knowledge allows us to concentrate on offering the best home inspection available. A professional home evaluation of all major items inside and outside the home is the core of the Pillar To Post inspection. Our comprehensive home inspector will inspect the complete site, building and structural components that are readily accessible, including:

  • Property and Site
  • Structure and Foundation
  • Building Envelope/Exterior
  • Porches and Decks
  • Roofs and Attics
  • Gutters and Drainage
  • Electrical Systems
  • Plumbing Systems
  • HVAC Systems
  • Fireplaces
  • Interior Walls, Floors and Ceilings
  • Basements and Crawl Spaces

We also inspect and operate:

  • Furnaces in Heating Season
  • Air Conditioning in Cooling Season
  • Plumbing Fixtures in Kitchens and Baths
  • Water Heaters
  • A Representative Sampling of Lights and Receptacles
  • A Representative Sampling of Windows and Doors
  • Built-in Appliances

The home inspection and home inspection report that our clients receive are extremely thorough, and the inspection will usually take from two to four hours to conduct. When the inspector has completed the home inspection, a comprehensive report including color photos is printed out detailing the findings, the home inspection report is provided on-site at the time of the inspection before the home inspector leaves. We welcome all questions, before the home inspection or even days or weeks after the inspection has been completed. Included with each of our home inspections are:

  • A Comprehensive Evaluation covering over 1,600 points inside & outside the home
  • Computerized report, printed on-site
  • Clear, concise Executive Summary and color photos
  • Emergency shut off tags for water, gas, electrical systems and more
  • Cost estimate guide for easily estimating repair costs
  • Seasonal Maintenance Checklist
  • Home Filing System
  • Pillar To Post National Partner Company Discounts (Valued at more than $1,000)
  • Customer Satisfaction Commitment

Pre-Listing Inspections for Sellers

We also offer home inspections for sellers prior to listing their home. This is so vital to understand and possibly handle any issues that may come up last minute in the sale of home. In addition, a Pillar To Post yard sign will be installed and extra copies of the inspection will be made available to prospective buyers. Clients/Agents that have utilized this important sales tool have told us that there is no doubt in their mind that this helped sell the home faster and made the process much less stressful.

Re-Inspection

A visual examination of areas to be determined by the client designed to evaluate whether work requested in a contract addendum has been completed in a satisfactory manner. A copy of the contract addendum and the client, or the clients, representative must be present during the re inspection. A re-inspection report will be issued at the conclusion of the re-inspection.


Added Services

We also offer the following additional testing and inspection services. We will either perform these services or schedule one of our trusted partners to perform the service. We also include these services in our billing to remove the burden of scheduling and paying more than one company from our clients and real estate agents. Click on the links below to find more information about these specific topics from other organizations such as the U.S. EPA, The CDC (Center for Disease Control), MSD (Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District), and The Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services.

Radon Testing

Testing is performed using EPA protocol for home sellers and buyers. A continuous radon monitor is placed in the home for a testing period of 48 hours minimum. A Sampling Report is issued with the average radon level and EPA Overall Radon Average for the sampling period. Radon gas is the second-leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. Nearly 1 out of every 15 homes across North America – new, old, well-sealed, with or without basements – is estimated to have an elevated radon level. Don’t put your family at risk.

In the United States, the EPA estimates that about 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year are radon related. It is a colorless, odorless and tasteless radioactive gas, formed by the breakdown of uranium, a natural radioactive material. Any home can have a radon problem.

Sewer Lateral Inspections (Sewer Scopes/Camera inspections)

This will show the condition of the underground sewer line using a lighted video camera. The camera will allow us to see if any major issues like cracks, offsets in joints, pipe deflection, and sags in the line which could cost thousands of dollars exist. What we most commonly find is tree roots that have grown into the line through unsealed connections which need to be cleaned out annually to help prevent a back-up.

Termite Inspections

Termites eat 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, meaning damage to wood in and around a structure can happen very quickly. In fact, it is estimated that termites cause $5 billion in property damage each year. A visual Inspection of accessible areas for signs of active or past treatment or infestation of wood destroying insects to include termites or any wood destroying organism is extremely beneficial for most homes.

Septic & Well Inspections

The EPA estimates 10 to 20 percent of septic systems malfunction each year, causing pollution to the environment and creating a risk to public health. Septic systems are a good way to treat waste as long as they are functioning properly. Although out of sight, please don't put your septic system out of mind! Faulty septic systems can be extremely hazardous since improperly treated effluent can harm both the homeowner's health and the health of the environment, as well as extremely costly to repair if they deteriorate.

As a key source of your overall health, the water quality in your home can be affected by many factors. There could be possible contaminants in your water and the only way to be certain is to take test samples and obtain a detailed lab report. Don't risk contaminating your water and, ultimately, your family's health.

Carbon Monoxide Testing

Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a deadly, colorless, odorless, poisonous gas. It is produced by the incomplete burning of various fuels, including coal, wood, charcoal, oil, kerosene, propane, and natural gas. Products and equipment powered by internal combustion engines such as portable generators, cars, lawn mowers, and power washers also produce CO. It is paramount that every home be properly protected to prevent Carbon Monoxide poisoning.

Asbestos Testing (Air, Water, & Bulk (Tile, Mastic, Pipe Insulation, Tape, & Vermiculite))

Asbestos can be found in a number of areas in your home: from wrapping around heating pipes to insulation in the attic. If there is evidence of asbestos-like materials in your home, our team has been trained to take samples and send them to a qualified lab to confirm if the sample contains any amount of asbestos.

Mold Testing

This is an initial step to determining if a home has a mold problem. The Inspector will perform a visual examination of all accessible areas of the residential home which is designed to identify current or past moisture problems which may lead to mold contamination. The client is encouraged to attend the entire inspection. Up to four air and/or surface samples will be collected and sent to a laboratory for analysis. Laboratory results are available in approximately 3 business days. If the report analysis reveals elevated mold readings the next step is consultation with a Certified Industrial Hygienist for remediation.

Allergen Testing

We can test for the following indoor allergens:

  • Cat
  • Dog
  • Cockroach
  • Dust Mites
  • Rats
  • Mice

ERMI (Environmental Relative Moldiness Index)

A research tool, called the Environmental Relative Moldiness Index (ERMI), has been developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD). Dust samples are collected in a home and DNA from mold in the dust is analyzed. The sample is then compared to the ERMI, an index or scale, which was developed for use in the U.S. The analysis can be used by researchers to estimate the amount of mold in a home as well as indicate some of the types of mold that are present.

Pool Inspections

Swimming pools and spas take regular maintenance to ensure peak performance. They can also be distressed very easily if they are not maintained well leading to expensive and time consuming repairs.

Well Water Testing

A key source of your overall health, the water quality in your home can be affected by many factors. There could be possible contaminants in your water and the only way to be certain is to take test samples and obtain a detailed lab report.

Drinking Water Testing

A key source of your overall health, the water quality in your home can be affected by many factors. Your local Pillar To Post Home Inspector is trained to test for a specific list of contaminants in your water. Our team can take test samples and submit them to a certified, third party laboratory for analysis. You will then receive a detailed lab report for your reference which will explain the findings.

Fireplace & Chimney Inspections

Every year, thousands of homes are destroyed due to poorly operating wood burning fireplaces. Be sure the ones in your home or future home is in good working order and to the latest chimney inspection standards.

DNA Testing (Bed Bugs & Tick/Lyme Disease)

Bed bugs are insects the size of an apple seed, with oval-shaped bodies and no wings. Bed bugs usually bite at night and will bite all over, especially around the face, neck, upper torso, arms and hands. They can hide in your mattress, bed frame and other bedroom items, including window and door casings, pictures, moldings and nearby furniture.

Lead Screening & Sampling

Lead can be found in many different places within the home – from the old paint on the wall to plumbing supply lines. Our team is trained to take test samples and provide a detailed lab report for your reference in order to determine if lead is present in the tested materials.

I.A.Q. (Indoor Air Quality)

Indoor air quality testing to determine the presence and/or amount of Formaldehyde, Nicotine, Tear Gas, Pepper Spray, Dursban, and V.O.C. in the air of a home which will affect the health and well-being of those living in the house. This test is recommended for anyone who may think there could be contaminants in the air which people breathe.

Mold Screen Inspection with Air Samples

This is an initial step to determining if a home has a mold problem. The Inspector will perform a visual examination of all accessible areas of the residential home which is designed to identify current or past moisture problems which may lead to mold contamination. The client is encouraged to attend the entire inspection. Up to four air and/or surface samples will be collected and sent to a laboratory for analysis. Laboratory results are available in approximately 3 business days. If the report analysis reveals elevated mold readings the next step is consultation with a Certified Industrial Hygienist for remediation.