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OUR PACKAGES AND SERVICES

INSPECTION PACKAGES

  • BRONZE
  • SILVER
  • GOLD
  • MAJOR ITEMS
  • SELLER (PRE-LISTING)

BRONZE BUYER INSPECTION PACKAGE

The essentials:  Only looking for a world-class home inspection AND termite inspection? This is your package.

SILVER BUYER INSPECTION PACKAGE

The choice:  Everything in our Bronze package with either a sewer scope -or- radon test.

MAJOR ITEMS INSPECTION

Just the bones:  Foundation, plumbing, roof (and attic), electrical, and HVAC systems.

HOME SELLER (PRE-LISTING) INSPECTION PACKAGE

The way homes should be bought and sold:  The bronze package for smart home sellers.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

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MULTI-FAMILY INSPECTIONS

From 4 to 400 units we’ve got you covered.

We work with real estate investors from all over the world so we know EXACTLY what you want.

Our prices are fair, our inspections are thorough, our service is second-to-none and our reports are easy-to-read and ready the same day.

Don’t use a maintenance man or even your front man.

Call us instead to make sure you know exactly what you’re buying!

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HOME MAINTENANCE INSPECTIONS

The older your home, the greater the need for home maintenance.

But, not sure where to start?

Our home maintenance inspections highlight maintenance and energy items to help keep your home running at peak efficiency.

Call us now to stop wasting energy (and your hard-earned dollars!) through the cracks, gaps and worn out areas around your home!

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NEW HOME WARRANTY INSPECTION

Who makes sure EVERYTHING that’s cracked, bulged, split or broken since you’ve moved into your new home (including the things you can’t see) gets fixed?  

Our new home warranty inspection helps you get the most out of your 1-year builder’s warranty BEFORE it expires.

Call us now while you still can!

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TERMITE INSPECTIONS

In Kansas City it’s not really a matter of IF you get termites in your home, it’s only a matter of WHEN.

That’s why we bundle a termite inspection with every premium home inspection.

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SHUT-OFF TAGS

Did you know your home has important valves and switches that every homeowner – including yourself – NEEDS to know about?

There aren’t many, but knowing where they are and what they do can make the difference between relief and disaster in an emergency.

That’s why every full home inspection we offer includes colorful tags on all your major shutoff valves.

This includes:

  • Furnace maintenance switch
  • Gas shutoff valves
  • Water heater shutoff valve
  • Water main valve

Now you can quickly spot them in a hurry.

We’ll even show you where they are so there’s no guessing after you move in.

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RADON TESTING

Radon gas is the #1 cause of lung cancer for non-smokers in America.

That’s why we work with Certified Radon® (one of the best companies in Kansas City) to make it a painless and seamless experience for you.

Just tell us you’d like a radon test performed and we’ll handle the rest.

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SEWER SCOPE INSPECTIONS

We work with Hydro-Physics® to give you a 100% guaranteed and unbiased sewer inspection.

No upsells and no bull.

In fact, there is never an offer to repair – only the best video scope inspections anywhere so there are no nasty sewer problems after you move in.

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BUILDFAX PROPERTY HISTORY REPORT

The most comprehensive property history report on the market.

Buildfax performs a nationwide search with over 8 billion data points on more than 80 million U.S. commercial and residential structures that cover:

  • Details on all building permits pulled for the home
  • Construction history in 8,500+ cities, counties, and townships
  • Remodels, new construction, pools, demolition, and roofs
  • All the trades — mechanical, electrical, plumbing
  • Including names of contractors that performed the work
  • Compares your home to others in the neighborhood
  • Lists nearby properties that have had updates performed
  • Neighborhood construction trends

Click to view a sample report (opens in a new window)

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MaxInspect™ Inspection System

The MOST effective home inspection approach available anywhere (because it’s NOT enough to just be thorough)

Did you know a home inspector can be really thorough and still miss plenty of problems?

That’s because it takes a complete understanding of how a home works and how the systems are connected along with the knack to not only find the problems they CAN see but also flush out the ones they CAN’T. 

That’s the hallmark of a true master inspector.  And they’re few and far between.

So with many important structural and mechanical components hidden above ceilings, behind walls, and beneath floors – not to mention behind clothes, furniture, and storage stuff…

We developed an all-new 3 layered approach to performing a professional home inspection unlike any other. 

It consists of our:

  1. 100% inspection™
  2. Mystery Glitch™ Technique
  3. Gravity Flow™ Process


These 3 layers combine to give us a 360° perspective of your home so we not only inspect 100% of the items we can see, touch, feel, and (sometimes) smell; we also uncover the hidden issues while using the downward pull of gravity to uncover the full impact each defect has on your home.

No other inspection company does this and you will not find a more comprehensive home inspection approach anywhere else.  Guaranteed.

 

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Our 100% Inspection™

Because good enough isn’t good enough

The concept is simple; If we can see it, touch it, and smell it; we will inspect it, test it, and report on it – without exception. 

This comes to about 1624-items and includes:

  • Landscaping (drainage, driveway, porch, deck, and patios)
  • Exterior (siding, outlets, windows, window wells, foundation, and retaining walls)
  • Roof (soffits, fascias, rake boards, ventilation, shingles (including number of layers), flashings, and chimneys) – we walk every roof that’s safe
  • Attic (insulation, ventilation, ductwork, electrical wiring, roof deck, and rafters)
  • Every window
  • Every door
  • Every toilet
  • Every sink
  • Every tub and shower
  • Every ceiling (including stains and cracks)
  • Every floor (for waviness and unevenness)
  • Every light and ceiling fan
  • Every switch
  • Every outlet
  • Every air vent
  • Every garage (including firewalls and openers)
  • All appliances (that stay with the home)
  • Foundation (for movement, cracking, and water seepage)
  • Operation and testing of entire plumbing system (inside the home)
  • Operation and testing of entire HVAC system
  • Testing and inspection of entire electrical System (inside and out)
  • Top to bottom and inside out

And while most others inspect 400 items.  We inspect over 1600 in and around the home. 

That’s why we call it a 100% inspection and you won’t find a more comprehensive approach anywhere.

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The 4Key™ Comment Method

Giving you all the information you need to fully understand the issue 

A thorough inspection is great, but if the details get lost (or diluted) in your report, you’ll never see them or get to use them during negotiations.

You see, when a home inspector spots a defect, they start asking themselves several questions:

1. What’s happening here?
2. What caused it?
3. How big is the issue?
4. What do I recommend?

Then they jot down their comment and move on.

But that internal dialogue would be very useful to a potential homeowner.

What if you could listen in on that conversation?

That’s exactly what our 4Key™ Comment Method does for you.

So while most home inspectors jot down their findings like an afterthought – a mashed up jumble of mixed up thoughts, technical jargon, vague recommendations, and other CYA nonsense – acceptable to themselves because that’s all they know.

Our 4Key™ Comment Method ensures the specifics transfer into an explanation that is clear, specific, and easy for you to understand.

Not only that, it also digs deeper into each defect by answering the same 4 key questions EVERY home inspector asks themselves:

1. What is it?
2. What happened -or- what will happen if it’s ignored?
3. What do we recommend?
4. Has it affected anything else or damaged any surrounding areas?

This helps you fully understand the entire issue.

Written in that exact order and on a 5th-grade level so the information is easy and intuitive for you (or anyone) to read.

In a nutshell, these 4 key questions:

1. Dig deeper into each defect than any other comment method to fully reveal its cause and extent of damage

2. Answer your most burning questions so you have all the information you want (and need) when you want it without confusion or wasting precious time tracking down your agent or myself to get the answer.

In truth, there are not many home inspectors who have the experience or insight to organize and funnel information in this way.

And no one else goes to these lengths because it’s not taught by schools and takes too much time and effort to adapt.

But we do because this is how it should be done and what we’d want for ourselves and our family (and yours). Period. 

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World-Class Reports

The most important part of your home inspection

Because THIS is where you the inspection results go.

It’s the only tangible item in the entire process and the only thing you’ll possess when it’s all over.

This will also be your primary weapon for reducing the home price or getting repairs made.

So your home inspection report is really what you’re purchasing. 

That’s why we put as much effort into making it user friendly as other companies put into only giving you a thorough inspection:

  • No clutter
  • Easy to navigate
  • Easy to forward
  • Easy to download
  • Easy to understand
  • Enhanced and labeled digital photos
  • 4Key™ Comments
  • Summaries for perspective
  • Same-day delivery

No confusion for quick and confident decision making.

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Gravity Flow™ Process

Because nature is trying to flatten your house

This process factors two pertinent but everyday truths into our inspection strategy:

1) All building materials are in a slow but constant state of decay

2) Gravity is a relentless downward force

And since these two properties are always at work, we’ve integrated them into our approach to home inspections to help us anticipate, track, and locate the full scope of a defect (important when following the damage caused by heat, cold, foundation movement, roof leaks, and plumbing leaks).

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The 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 what we call a mystery glitch.

Well, this technique allows us to track down, isolate, and reveal those random – and sometimes annoying – peculiarities that require a little more finesse to find because they’re hidden from plain sight.

Things like:

  • A hallway light that doesn’t work until another switch is flipped
  • A ceiling fan that’s somehow controlled in another room
  • A shower leak hidden inside the wall
  • A garbage disposal that stops working when a GFCI is tripped

You get the idea.  And there are dozens of scenarios like this.

That’s why it takes lots of experience (and mistakes) to know what could go wrong in order to understand what it takes to coax them out.

The biggest challenge is every home is different, so knowing what to expect beforehand is impossible.

But we bring this expertise to every inspection.

So if your other inspector isn’t aware, doesn’t know this concept, or isn’t deliberately looking for these types of issues, they’ll pass right over his (or her) head and you’ll be stuck dealing with them after you move in.

Our Home Inspection Packages

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Very Special Offer For KC Area Homebuyers

80% Of All Deal-Killing Defects Are Located In Just 5 Areas

These are called the ‘bones’

And our easy-to-use field guide shows you exactly what to check so you know right away if the home has good bones or it’s just a money pit in disguise.

Get It Now Because If It's Got Good Bones, It's A Good House

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