The MaxInspect™ Home Inspection System
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WHAT Makes Us Kansas City’s Best Home Inspectors?
WHAT Makes Kansas City Home Inspectors Different?
WHY Are Home Inspection Prices Different?
The MOST Complete
Home Inspection In Kansas City
What Is It?
I knew almost nothing about homes when I started in 2003 so I was doing pretty much the same as everyone else.
But slow I realized SO MANY silly things were trying to stop me and other home inspectors from doing high-quality home inspections.
Which was crazy because the problem was coming from INSIDE THE INDUSTRY.
I mean to me a home inspector only has ONE JOB. A singular purpose. But he was being encouraged to do the bare minimum if the slightest thing made him feel uncomfortable – even if it meant skipping some of the most important areas around the home.
In fact, home inspectors can skip key areas for NO REASON AT ALL.
This is why so many people think home inspections are a joke and why home buyers, real estate investors, and real estate agents sometimes skip the inspection or still end up doubting, questioning, and walking away WITHOUT a good gut feeling AFTER the home inspection.
Because the ginger home inspector goes through the home on tippy toes because he’s been taught to:
- NOT move furniture
- NOT move personal items
- NOT move storage items
- IN FACT, try not to touch anything
- Oh, they DON’T have to walk on the roof
- Or REMOVE the electrical panel cover 🙈
- They only have to check HALF the windows
- And check HALF the outlets
And don’t forget, Mr. Home Inspector…
- DO NOT use the word ”mold’ even if you see mold
- Do NOT tell people what caused the problems you found
But the worst part? It’s still this way today. 😲
Eventually, I decided to chuck the guidelines, ignore the restrictions, and start inspecting homes my way.
I call these techniques…
The MaxInspect™ Home Inspection System
What’s The Difference?
The BEST home inspections take more than a flashlight and a ladder.
It takes knowing WHAT to expect – WHEN to expect it – WHAT to look for – and HOW to find it – no matter the age, type, size, or location of the home.
And no two issues are the same.
For example, a new home is vastly different than a 50-year-old home. And a 50-year-old home is vastly different than a historic home (75+ years old).
A historic home used different materials, was built differently, and used in different ways so it was laid out differently than homes from other eras.
Electric appliances like stoves and central a/c units weren’t common so electrical service size was usually much smaller than today.
Efficiency, consistency, and safety weren’t front and center, so today’s INSURANCE COMPANIES (and certain loan programs) sometimes need extra assurance that these things – and others – are up to snuff before you get a policy.
Now, put a historic home in the country where updates happen slowly and building codes might not even exist, and suddenly you’re back in the wild west.
And that’s just ONE type of house.
It takes alot more than spouting construction terms, flipping switches, and poking around the attic to get a home inspection that WON’T make you want to pull your hair out after you move in.
It takes someone who anticipates the issues and knows which questions to ask to keep you from buying a money pit that could EASILY end up costing you thousands in gut wrenching repairs after you move in.
And after two decades and thousands of lessons, we’ve learned HOW, WHERE, AND WHEN to look for the different types of issues so we not only CATCH the things that are MISSING but also find the defects HIDING above ceilings, inside walls, and beneath floors.
MORE important than that, we make the results easy for you to understand so you can tell pretty quickly what to do about them. We’ll even help.
Who Is This For?
Our 2000-item 100% MaxInspect™ home inspection is for ANYONE who wants to know all the details in and around the home.
Here’s what goes into an EXHAUSTIVE Kansas City home inspection designed to uncover maximum defects for maximum return on your investment with minimum risk and confusion:
What We Inspect 👇🏽👇🏽
This of the visible and readily available defects in and around a home.
While there are roughlythe home inspector must check, our 100% inspection in and around the home (depending on the home).
What we inspect
- Landscaping (drainage, driveway, porch, deck, and patios)
- Roof (soffits, fascias, rake boards, ventilation, shingles (including number of layers), flashings, and chimneys2.
- Every window1
- Every toilet1
- Every light and ceiling fan1
- Every switch1
- Every outlet1
- All appliances (that stay with the home)
- Operation and testing of entire plumbing system (inside the home)
- Operation and testing of HVAC system4
- Run water through all faucets for entire inspection3
- Exterior (siding, outlets, windows, window wells, foundation, and retaining walls)
- Attic (insulation, ventilation, ductwork, electrical wiring, roof deck, and rafters)1
- Every door1
- Every ceiling (including stains and cracks)
- Every floor (for waviness and unevenness)
- Every air vent1
- Every garage (including firewalls and openers)
- Foundation (for movement, cracking, and water seepage)
- Testing and inspection of entire electrical system (inside and out)
In a nutshell, we will report on 100% of the items we can test, touch, see, smell, and hear – WITHOUT exception.
1Must be accessible
2Must be safe
3When the home is vacant
4Cooling system when outside temp. >65°F
Gravity Flow™ Process
Movement and moisture cause more damage than we see on the surface.
And because gravity is CONSTANTLY pulling things down, we follow these problems as far as we can to help you understand how far they go and how concerned you should be.
Mystery Glitch™ Technique
Sometimes finding problems is MORE like a riddle than a home inspection.
You know the quirks you sometimes find in a home? That’s a MYSTERY GLITCH.
We track, isolate, and reveal those random – and sometimes annoying – peculiarities that require a little more finesse to find because they’re HIDDEN from plain sight.
- A hallway light that doesn’t work until another switch is flipped
- A ceiling fan that’s controlled in another room
- A shower leak that trips a circuit breaker
- A garbage disposal that turns on the microwave
You get the picture. And there are dozens of situations like this.
It takes years to learn which things go wrong, where it could be, and how to troubleshoot.
Every home is DIFFERENT, so knowing what to expect is impossible.
But that’s a skill we bring to your home inspection.
10Key™ Comment Method
Finding the defects is only half the battle.
Once we find them, YOU need to understand WHERE it is and WHAT’S happening so you can make the right choice for yourself.
That’s why we answer 10 key questions about the defects we find:
- What happened?
- Where is it?
- What caused it?
- What will happen if it’s ignored?
- Any signs of past problems?
- Any signs of past repairs?
- Is it a major concern?
- What do I recommend?
- Has it affected anything else?
- Has it damaged any surrounding areas?
These are the 10 questions every report MUST answer if you hope to understand each defect and the impact it has on the home.
You’ll get them in plain English so they’re QUICK and EASY for you – or anyone else who reads it – to understand.
Easy-To-Read Home Inspection Report
The home inspection report is the glue the binds this whole thing together.
In fact, your home inspection is only as good as your home inspection report.
- It’s the tool you’ll use to NEGOTIATE with your sellers
- Decide your next steps
- Budget for maintenance and repairs
- Understand your home
- And what your wife will use to make your honey-do list
- It’s also the only thing you keep when it’s over
- The only shred of proof the home inspection took place
- And finally, it’s the entirety of home’s condition captured in print
Which means the home inspection report is a BIG part of your investment.
That’s why we put SO MUCH effort into making it easy-to-understand, easy-to-navigate, and just as useful in 5 or 10 years as it is today:
- No clutter
- Easy to navigate
- Easy to forward
- Easy to download
- Easy to understand
- 10Key™ Comments
- Enhanced and labeled digital photos
- Summaries to put things in perspective
- Same-day delivery
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Sample Home Inspection Reports
We only use 10key™ comments inside our premium home inspection reports.
These are explanations that use conversational language to answer the most important questions every report should ask if you want to understand the full scope of each issue and the impact is has on the home.
The premium home inspection report also includes enhanced photos to help you – and anyone else – take a closer look at the details.
Plus, your premium home inspection report includes safety, major, and maintenance summaries that help you put things in perspective.
Free Gifts With Every Home Inspection
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Shopped Around First
Tyler was a no-nonsense first-time homebuyer who interviewed a few home inspectors before finally choosing us.
When it was over, we only asked him 3 questions:
1. What do you think about our service?
2. Which services did you order?
3. Would you recommend us to others?
This is what he said.
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Frequently Asked Questions
When you’re NOT concerned about defects in other areas or the home is in REALLY rough condition.
Yes, always. As long as there is safe access and the pitch is not too steep (usually 8-12 or greater).
Many real estate investors do not want a termite inspection, so it’s NOT included.
Not at all.
It takes years to master this craft.
Less experienced operators won’t have the same knowledge, experience, and intuition as someone who’s seen something a thousand times before.
This is important.
Your home is an engineering feat and you’re about to take full responsibility for it.
1. Have questions.
It’s best to ask before the inspection and again at the end.
2. Attend the inspection.
But try not to distract the inspector with chitchat. He’s trying to build a story that will help you buy the home. Feel free to observe, take measurements, jot down notes, and be there for the summary and discussion when it’s over.