Meet Your BrickKicker Team
Franchise Owner / Inspector
Melvin Mohn is the owner of The BrickKicker in East Central Missouri.
He is a member of the America Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNachi). He also spends much of his spare time volunteering for organizations like Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA). Not to mention the time he volunteers helping his young daughter sell Girl Scout cookies!
Melvin moved to the area in 2008 to make a better life for himself and his family just before his daughter was born. He has since graduated from college with a BS in Small Business Management. After college, Melvin has worked in the Home Improvement business and has even owned his own insurance agency.
The journey to the home inspection industry began when he had to help rebuild his father’s cabin in Illinois after the passing of his father. The cabin had experienced a flood shortly before his father’s death, and FEMA required it to be lifted. The workmanship was abismal to say the least. At the time there was no regulation, or code, enforcement in the small town his father lived in. So, the contractor did not have to abide by any rules during the lifting, and repair, of the cabin.
During that time he was working for The Home Depot Home Services Dept. While he was working for The Home Depot he visited with many new homeowners who were disappointed to be fixing or replacing items throughout the home that were not discovered during the home inspection process. One customer had to replace her entire roof due to a leak that was missed during the inspection.
In the quest to start his own business, to put his degree and experience to work, he came across a company called The BrickKicker Inspection Services. LIGHT BULB!!! This seemed like a natural progression. With his experience, schooling , training, and passion for perfection, it only made sense that The BrickKicker was the perfect place to call home.
Your Trusted Home Inspector in East Central Missouri
The BrickKicker in East Central, Missouri is a professionally trained and certified home inspection firm you can trust. Whether you may be a home buyer, seller or existing homeowner, The BrickKicker will fit all of your home inspection needs.
If you are looking for a qualified home inspector who will approach the job in a consultative unbiased manner, The BrickKicker is just the choice for you. Our trained inspectors will take the time to understand the client’s perspective and offer them a variety of home inspection choices that will fit their needs. We offer expert home inspections, comprehensive inspection reports, and home maintenance advice as well as unique reporting and peripheral services.
Home & Building Consultant
The Inspection Process
- Schedule an inspection by phone or online.
- You are invited and strongly encouraged to accompany Melvin through your home during the inspection.
- You will receive his qualified opinion on the present condition, operation, and function of all major elements of the property.
- Once the inspection is complete, you will receive a comprehensive report with a descriptive overview (including pictures) of your home from the ground up.
Our ServicesHow We Can Help You
Having a residential inspection has become a key step in today's real estate transaction. Whether a high-rise condo, adjoining town-home, multi-unit dwelling or a large estate; The BrickKicker has the tools and resources to educate our clients in making smart decisions.Learn More
In today's world, consumers are more educated about the potential of harmful elements found in and around the places we live and work. The BrickKicker offers a series of different testing services that can be ordered with your inspection.Learn More
Condo / Townhome
Condominium and Townhome units typically fall under some sort of management, however that doesn't mean The BrickKicker won't be there to guide you through the makeup of the building, how things work and where. Generally, a condo is one unit within a larger building which has full coverage or control on exterior items, whereas a Townhome is owned with control of the exterior and interior given to the owner of the unit.Learn More
Other Offered ServicesOther Services We Specialize In
If you are a homeowner and you believe you have a mold problem, you have come to the right place. Order a Mold Investigation and The BrickKicker will review your property for conditions that are conducive to microbial growth. We start at the roof and work our way down to the foundation, looking for visible mold and conditions that can lead to microbial growth in concealed spaces. We have helped many clients who believed their homes were making them sick by identifying sources of moisture and areas of concern that require remediation. Occasionally we may also recommend laboratory testing. We only recommend sampling in the context of a thorough assessment when it can be used to test a hypothesis.
Pest inspections are conducted by our licensed professionals to perform inspections of building structures to determine damage or possibility of damage from insects, bugs, termites or dry rot conditions. The BrickKicker inspector is looking for wood invaders such as termites, beetles, and insects such as cockroaches or carpenter ants, among other pests.
Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas. The Surgeon General has warned the radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, killing 21,000 people per year in the United States. You cannot see, smell or taste radon. When you breathe are containing radon, you increase your risk of getting lung cancer. Testing is the only way to find out your home’s radon levels. The EPA and the Surgeon General recommend testing all homes for radon. If you find that there are high levels, the home can be fixed. Even very high levels of radon can be reduced to acceptable levels.
We use Sun Nuclear continuous radon monitors. These devices are very expensive but will show the radon measurement over time, note any unusual or abnormal reading in the test, detect tampering with the device and produce reliable results that you can be confident with. You will get a detailed report on the day the test is completed. We do not need a 3rd party laboratory to interpret our results.
Homes without municipal sewers or water supplies typically have to have their own source service. If there is a well it can either be a deep or shallow style. If there is a septic system several types of systems can be employed. The BrickKicker has the knowledge and ability to assist you with your well and septic questions and needs.
Thermal imaging or the use of infrared cameras has become a very widely accepted practice of home inspectors. It is yet another tool to allow The BrickKicker to help you purchase your home intelligently. The thermal camera can help identify thermal openings in your home, possible plumbing leaks in the walls, potentially damaging cracks leaks in the foundation or even issues under low sloped or flat roofs. Unlike many of our competitors, we do not charge extra for using the tools that we have on hand. IR thermography is included with every home inspection.