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Tips for Homebuyers

Introducing our must-have free booklet! Uncover expert tips for a seamless real estate experience, endorsed by our InterNACHI® Certified Master Inspector. From a Professional House Inspection to a Pre-Purchase Home Inspection, our advice is your compass. Need Affordable Home Inspection Services? We're your solution. We've got you covered. Download your “Tips for Homebuyers” book now for a knowledgeable read.

What We Inspect and Why

A home inspection is a visual examination of the home's major structure, systems, and components that are visible and safely accessible. Buying a home is typically the biggest investment you will ever make, so it's important to get a home inspection because the inspector can find and document defects that may or may not be obvious to you as a prospective buyer.  Such defects can range from simple replacements or repairs to severe damage or safety and health concerns. 

  1. Interior, exterior, walls, windows, and doors

  2. HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning)

  3. Basement, crawlspace, and structure

  4. Fireplace

  5. Roof and attic

  6. Electrical

  7. Plumbing

House systems and components in a home inspection

We Educate Our Clients

During the home inspection conducted by KDG Home Inspections, we prioritize educating you on the functioning and maintenance of your house. Valuable tips on conserving home energy will be shared. Scientific evidence links housing conditions to human health, and we'll ensure your home supports your well-being, providing a healthy living environment for you and your loved ones. Rest assured, your satisfaction is our goal.


how it works


how to maintain it


how to save energy

Meet Your Inspector

Keith Gardner

Keith is a Certified Master Inspector® and founded the company in 2007. He is currently a member of the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI), Retired State of Wisconsin Fire Inspector and is an Alumni of the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Local 1440.Keith only works for you and does not have any financial interest in the homes that he inspects. Keith will leave no questions unanswered, but more importantly, he looks forward to providing his clients with the knowledge and expertise they need to make informed decisions.

Meet your inspector

What Really Matters In a Home Inspection

Home Inspector’s Responsibilities

The home inspector is not a specialist but a generalist whose primary role is to assess the current condition of a home during the inspection. Their main responsibility is to inspect the home and provide a report on its condition at the time of the examination.

It's essential to note that a home inspection does not involve making predictions about future events, guaranteeing that nothing will ever go wrong. Anticipating future events like roof leaks, water intrusion, plumbing issues, or heating failures falls outside the scope of a home inspection and is the homeowner's responsibility.


One key point for homeowners to grasp is that things will inevitably deteriorate over time. Various parts of the house will wear out, break down, deteriorate, develop leaks, or cease to function.

In the inspection image, water marks are visible in the corner of the ceiling, indicating an ongoing water leak issue. It is reasonable to assume that the homeowner was likely aware of this problem, given that it has persisted for some time.


In a real estate transaction, the inspection report serves as supplementary information to the seller disclosure, which outlines what the seller knows about the home. The report offers additional insights to the prospective home buyer.

The inspection image of the roof shows a shingle tab that lifted and cracked in half due to the wind. This roof defect occurred after the home inspection and is not the responsibility of the home inspector but of the homeowner. It's probable that the homeowner was unaware of this issue.

It's crucial to reiterate that the home inspector is not accountable for future conditions or events beyond the scope of the inspection.

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