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DIY House Inspection Checklist [%currentyear%] | Bulldog Inspections

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I’ve been a master home inspector since 2003 and in the 15,000+ home inspections I’ve personally performed, there are 5 areas inside a home that cause more disappointment, heartache, and broken dreams than any other.  You’ll learn about these areas below but an even bigger reason I wrote this house inspection checklist is because I’ve … Read more

KC Area Roof Types By Master Home Inspectors – UPDATED 2023

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Introduction: Roof Types Explained There are 5 major areas in every home: 1. Foundation2. Plumbing3. Roof4. Electrical5. HVAC These 5 areas make up our Major-Items Inspection and are so important, they get all the attention at the end of every inspection. And depending on the property, a Kansas City home can have one of many roof types: … Read more

Plumbing System Expert Answers: From Cruddy to Clean

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The Plumbing System Around Kansas City The MOST Important System in Your Home There are 5 major areas in every home: 1. Foundation2. plumbing system3. Roof4. Electrical5. HVAC These 5 areas are so important we created a separate major-Items-only inspection and these 5 areas get center stage at the end of every home inspection. And when … Read more

Kansas City foundation types – The Complete Breakdown [%currentyear%]

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Everything You Want to Know About Foundation Types There are 5 major areas in every home: 1. Foundation2. Plumbing3. Roof4. Electrical5. HVAC These 5 areas make up our Major-Items Inspection and are so important, they get undivided attention at the end of every inspection. And depending on its age, the foundation of a Kansas City area home … Read more

GFCI outlets safety guide for everyday people [2024]

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Table Of Contents Introduction Home inspectors keep you safe and sound. Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) outlets do the same thing with electricity. In this guide, we’ll go into what GFCI outlets are, how they work, where to find them, and why they’re important. So, whether you’re trying to understand GFCI outlets in an older … Read more

How long does a home inspection take?

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How long does a home inspection take? These are the 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.  There are more places to go and more things to see. That part is pretty straightforward. #2 Condition … Read more

8 Quick Winter Home Repairs That Always Need Fixing

8 Quick Winter Home Repairs That Always Need Fixing

Attacking small home repairs can lead to more than a feeling of accomplishment. They can clear the way for larger projects in spring. And as I walked through my house with my notepad app open, I found myself staring at a list of home repairs that always need fixing at one point. 8 maintenance items … Read more

Is your wet basement sucking you dry?

Is your wet basement sucking you dry?

A WET BASEMENT IS THE NUMBER ONE PROBLEM IN MANY KANSAS CITY HOMES. But before we go sloshing around knee-deep dankness, we begin our wet basement banishment in an unexpected place: The roof. Because lousy grading is hard to see when you’re right on top of it, but there’s no hiding when you look down from above. … Read more

How to survive your first old home purchase

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An old home is a wonderful thing. Aside from the charm and character, an old home brings a host of problems not found in newer houses.  Like poor wiring, cracked foundations, clogged pipes, and weak roofs. Now, don’t avoid an older home because of these issues, they’re normal. But old homes need special attention because … Read more