Say what you want about old homes, but I think they’re amazing. I mean, they’re literally time capsules. Step inside and you’re right back where pride and craftsmanship were part of an honest day’s work – and it’s everywhere. tea anyone? In the wood framing that came from slow-growth trees harvested from ancient groves and […]
There are 4 factors that affect the time it takes to do a professional home inspection. 1. The size of the home The larger the home, the longer it takes. Pretty straightforward. 2. Condition of the home A home is like a slide. The smoother it is, the faster the inspection. So the time it takes […]
The plumbing system is one of the 5 major areas in every home. And with a one-of-a-kind ability to create a particularly smelly catastrophe, a home’s main sewer line might be the most critical component in a home.
In Kansas City mold is everywhere, but is your home making you sick? I happened to be in a basement earlier this week that had more toxic mold than I’d seen all year. The home had been closed up for 12 months, the power turned off, and the previous owner was a bonafide hoarder (each […]
Aaah…that new home smell. It’s the same feeling you get inside a brand-new car. Only 10x better. But if you’ve never bought one before, a home that’s never been occupied can also cause some stress. These are the 5 biggest issues you can expect to find after moving into a Kansas City new construction home. […]
For someone with 16 years and 10,000 inspections under his belt, this question makes me shake my head. And if you happen to be a service provider, yourself, you’ll understand why… It takes time and dedication to master your craft. In fact, they say it’s somewhere between 7-10 years. Years 1-3 you’re a student You’re […]
“I’ve been told to make sure my home inspector belongs to InterNACHI™ or ASHI®. Why is that so important?”
InterNACHI™ or ASHI® give you a certain level of assurance knowing its members pledge to maintain a certain level of professionalism and inspection standards.
Can a house fail the home inspection? Nope. A house can’t fail a home inspection. This question comes up occassionally. But a home can fail a city code inspection when your home was built or when future work requires a building permit. The building permit prevents poor craftsmanship because the city inspector gets involved and […]
Bulldog is the first home inspection company in 27 years to become one of Kansas City’s top 25 under 25 small businesses. And clearly we’re excited about it. Hosted by Thinking Bigger Business Media, the 2019 top 25 under 25 winners were handpicked from a group of over 2,000 nominated Kansas City businesses with fewer […]
Why Get A Home Inspection? After spending years helping thousands of families save millions of dollars – not to mention their minds, I’m still surprised when I hear this question. It usually comes up in one of three scenarios: Either the house is brand new (so obviously nothing can be wrong) They have a friend […]