Braun Inspection Consultants
Inspected Once, Inspected Right!

James E. Braun
Jefferson City, Missouri

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                                                                                                                                              • Abrasive Blasting for Mold
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                                                                                                                                              • Private Wells
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                                                                                                                                              • Rubber EDPM Roofs
                                                                                                                                              • Septic Systems
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                                                                                                                                              • Water Quality
                                                                                                                                              • Indoor Air Quality
                                                                                                                                              • Plants and Indoor Air Quality
                                                                                                                                              • Tie-Downs for Manufactured Homes
                                                                                                                                              • Protecting Home from Water Damage
                                                                                                                                              • Basic Waterproofing for Basements
                                                                                                                                              •    Renovation
                                                                                                                                              • Building a Home
                                                                                                                                              • Energy Efficiency
                                                                                                                                              • Foundation Insulation
                                                                                                                                              • Historic Renovation
                                                                                                                                              • Log Homes
                                                                                                                                              • Rehabilitation
                                                                                                                                              • Stucco
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                                                                                                                                                Inspections Performed




                                                                                                                                                *Certified Home Inspection

                                                                                                                                                Inspected to InterNACHI Standards of Practice by a Certified Professional Inspector that was mentored for over two years by a Certifed Master Inspector


                                                                                                                                                *Certified Master Home Inspection

                                                                                                                                                Inspected to the InterNACHI Residential Standards of Practice by the only Certified Master Inspector in central Missouri.  Compare a Certified Master Home Inspection to a Certified Home Inspection here


                                                                                                                                                *Prelisting Move-In-Certified Inspection

                                                                                                                                                A Certified Master Home Inspection for sellers which includes the proven Move-In-Certified program.  Free listing consulting with a Realtor if needed.


                                                                                                                                                *Mechanical Inspection

                                                                                                                                                Inspection of heating/cooling, plumbing and electrical systems including major kitchen appliances systems.


                                                                                                                                                *Condo Inspection

                                                                                                                                                Inspection of the interior of a condo or townhome including windows, doors, major kitchen appliances and mechanical systems.


                                                                                                                                                New Construction Phase Inspections

                                                                                                                                                Inspection of a building in different stages of construction.  Minimum of four phases.  Less than four, call for quote at 573-761-3581.

                                                                                                                                                $150 per stage

                                                                                                                                                Walk-through Consultation

                                                                                                                                                A home/building evaluation consisting of walking through and around the home/building, and reporting noticed deficiencies verbally.  Any specific areas of the buyer's concern are looked at carefully.  A great evaluation to have before putting a contract on a home/building, avoids wasted time, expense, and unneeded stress.  $30 extra if the deficiencies found need to be in a writing.

                                                                                                                                                $95 per hour

                                                                                                                                                Termite Inspection

                                                                                                                                                A visual check for termite infestation. State licensed. We do not perform treatments.

                                                                                                                                                $ 75

                                                                                                                                                Lagoon Inspection

                                                                                                                                                Inspected to state or county codes. State licensed.


                                                                                                                                                Septic Inspection

                                                                                                                                                Consisting of checking the tank and stress testing the drain field. Free dye testing if applicable. Inspected to state or county standards.  Locating or uncovering the tank is extra.  State licensed.


                                                                                                                                                Locate or Uncover

                                                                                                                                                Locating and/or uncovering tank septic tank.  Fifty dollars per hour.

                                                                                                                                                Min. $50

                                                                                                                                                Well Inspection

                                                                                                                                                Inspected to the Department of Health standards.  A water sample is taken.  The sample is tested by the state lab for E.coli and Coliform bacteria.  State licensed.


                                                                                                                                                Verification Letter

                                                                                                                                                An inspection of a certain area of concern (such as structural or roof).

                                                                                                                                                $ 95


                                                                                                                                                Verify if former deficiencies of whole home, mechanical, prelisting, septic, lagoon, etc. are completed properly.

                                                                                                                                                $ 95-125

                                                                                                                                                *Mold Inspection

                                                                                                                                                A visual inspection for mold growth of the entire home or building.  We do not remediate mold.

                                                                                                                                                $ 200

                                                                                                                                                Mold Evaluation

                                                                                                                                                Only specific areas of the home or building are evalauted that is suspected to contain mold growth. $30 extra if report needs to be written.


                                                                                                                                                Commercial Property Inspections

                                                                                                                                                This type of inspection is priced according to the type and intended scope of inspection.  Please contact James at or (573) 761-3581.


                                                                                                                                                All completed inspections can be stored at for easy secured access.

                                                                                                                                                Any home or mold inspection taking more than a day onsite will be charged for the extra time.  The client can stop the inspection at anytime.  We perfer the client, or a representative of, be present at the inspection or at least at the end.

                                                                                                                                                *All home, condo, mechanical and mold inspection prices on this page is a based on buildings no larger than 2,000 square feet, anything larger requires a custom quote to fit the client's needs.  Call 573-761-3581 or email for your custom quote now!


                                                                                                                                                Testing Performed




                                                                                                                                                Radon Testing

                                                                                                                                                Electronic testing for radon gas.  Requires at least a 48 hour testing period.


                                                                                                                                                Standard Water Testing

                                                                                                                                                Water tested for E.coli and Coliform bacteria.  Analyzed by the State lab.


                                                                                                                                                FHA/VA Water Analyze

                                                                                                                                                Well water analyzed fro Total E. Coli, Lead, Nitrate, Nitrite and Trubidity by an independent lab.


                                                                                                                                                Water Hardness Testing

                                                                                                                                                This test will confirm if the water softener is working properly.


                                                                                                                                                Mold Surface Sampling

                                                                                                                                                Tape lift or swab an area to determine exact species of mold or whether are not it is even mold.  Taken to the IESO testing standard.  Samples analyzed by an Industrial Hygienist, who is the top mold expert in the state.

                                                                                                                                                $125 per sample

                                                                                                                                                Mold Air Sampling

                                                                                                                                                The best way to determine if harmful mold is present.  Taken to the IESO testing standard.  Samples analyzed by an Industrial Hygienist, who is the top mold expert in the state.

                                                                                                                                                $125 per sample

                                                                                                                                                Inner-wall Mold Air Sampling

                                                                                                                                                Helps determine if mold is present inside a wall or ceiling cavity. Samples analyzed by an Industrial Hygienist, who is the top mold expert in the state.

                                                                                                                                                $150 per sample

                                                                                                                                                Sewage Contamination Testing

                                                                                                                                                A surface sample that determines if a certain area is contaminated with sewage such as E.coili.  Samples are analyzed by a certified lab.

                                                                                                                                                $150 per sample

                                                                                                                                                Household Bacteria Testing

                                                                                                                                                A surface sample that determines if a certain area is contaminated with bacteria. Samples are analyzed by a certified lab.

                                                                                                                                                $125 per sample

                                                                                                                                                Lead Paint Testing

                                                                                                                                                A swap sample taken of an area of paint suspected to contain lead.  Instant results are obtained.  This is not XRF testing.

                                                                                                                                                $50 per sample

                                                                                                                                                Formaldehyde Testing

                                                                                                                                                This air test that determines the existence of a high level of formaldehyde is present.  Samples are analyzed by a certified lab.

                                                                                                                                                $245 per sample

                                                                                                                                                Inspections for Lending Purposes Only

                                                                                                                                                Septic Evaluation

                                                                                                                                                A visual evaluation of the septic site according to the Department of Health standards. There is no guarantee of continued operation.


                                                                                                                                                FHA Fee Inspection

                                                                                                                                                Inspection conducted to FHA/HUD standards using the required FHA/HUD form


                                                                                                                                                Travel Charges

                                                                                                                                                Extra Trip

                                                                                                                                                A charge for an extra trip made to the property due to no fault of the inspector (like utilities not turned on)


                                                                                                                                                Extra Travel

                                                                                                                                                A charge for traveling to an area not normally served.  We serve Cole counties and all counties connecting, plus Maries  and Camden counties.  Per county traveled to or through.  Areas Served


                                                                                                                                                Customized, proprietary inspection reports are easy to read and understand (exception is the report for Certified Home Inspection).  Some are prepared on-site for your convenience, others will be provided within 36 hours unless waiting on lab results.  If you need a faster turn around, please let us know.


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