Even Our Home Inspection Tools Are Profound

We use state-of-the-art tools during inspections if we feel the need for that specific tool is needed. 

A home inspector carries a lot of tools to inspect a home. Some inspectors carry the tools on a tool belt, and some use a tool bag. Home inspections are not invasive and are a “visual” inspection of the property. Home inspectors could only carry a flashlight and a circuit tester if they choose and still be within the standards of practice set forth by industry standards.

There are many tools available for home inspectors to help diagnose the home. From infrared cameras to pin-less moisture meters.

Profound Home Inspections made the choice to go above and beyond all industry standards. We use state-of-the-art tools during inspections if we feel the need for that specific tool is needed. 

Below is a short list of some of the tools we carry and will use if we feel the need is appropriate. 

CO Detector

Our Co detector records and alerts us to the presence of dangerous carbon monoxide in the ambient air. We decided to go with the UEI C071A for its accuracy and reliability.

Combustible Gas Leak Detector

The semiconductor sensors in the CD100A responds instantaneously to ALL combustible gases. The CD100A can be used in tight quarters where other units might not fit. Safety First! These recommended vendors will provide quality work at reasonable prices. So if you're in need of any home services, be sure to check out this list!

Circuit Analyzer

Our Suretest circuit analyzer “looks behind walls” to identify wiring problems that can typically cannot be seen that can lead to personal shock hazards, electrical fires, or equipment performance issues.

FLIR Infrared Camera (IR)

Thermal cameras are used on every home inspection. We use the IR camera to look for thermal anomalies in the building envelope as well as electrical panel(s).

Surveymaster Protimeter (Moisture Meter)

The Protimeter Surveymaster allow us to distinguish sub-surface and surface moisture, which is essential when investigating the extent of a moisture problem.

Home Inspections With A Drone

We prefer walking every roof, but there are times a drone is needed during and inspection of a particular roof. Drones provide us a way to inspect roofs that would otherwise be inaccessible due to height, pitch or safety.


A crawlbot is used for those under floor areas with low clearance or physical obstructions. A crawlbot is used to gain as much information about the home as possible. Instead of "disclaiming" the area, we send in a small team member.

Sewer Camera

The sewer camera is used to evaluate the building sewer line AKA lateral line. The camera used makes a difference on the quality of the inspection. We use a Subtech camera with a 125' pushrod. The camera is self leveling and has a built in USB recorder to upload the video to the inspection report.

Tramex Wet Wall Detector

The Tramex RWS detects and evaluates the moisture conditions within wall systems by non-destructively measuring the electrical impedance. A low frequency electronic signal is transmitted into the material under test via the electrodes in the base of the instrument. The strength of this signal varies in proportion to the amount of moisture in the material under test.

Delmhorst BDX-30

The Delmhorst BDX-30 is a pinned and pinless moisture meter. This tool is used for precise moisture readings behind stucco and/or EIFS cladding. Profound Home Inspections uses this tool exclusively for invasive moisture testing of exterior cladding.

Providing Peace of Mind the Profound Inspections Way

We get asked why it takes us so long on a home inspection. Profound Home Inspections schedules all inspections at a minimum of 3 hours. For a home inspection to be completed in an hour or so is very hard to believe. Profound Home Inspections will only allow 2 inspections to be scheduled on any day. We feel giving the clients are best at every inspection is our purpose, and that cannot be done by scheduling more than 2 a day. 

When choosing a Home Inspector, do your research! Call them and speak with them. Ask them questions. Are they certified? What SOP do they follow? What national organization are they with? How long does the home inspection take? What tools do they use? Google the inspection company. Look at their reviews from the community. Do NOT rely on a Home Inspector from your Real Estate agent. Look, there are great agents in the Wichita area and there are bad. The purchase of a home is a big investment in life. Please, do your research before you chose an inspection company. One thing we believe is a good indicator of how well the company will inspect your potential home is by a past report. Ask them for sample report that is recent (a week or two). Most if not all inspectors  will be able to provide this to you very easily. Look at their website! If they are proud of the inspection report that they deliver, the sample reports will be available for you to view. If the company will not provide you with a past (recent) report, keep looking for another Home Inspector! You can view our sample reports on this site or just click here.