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Dooley AFCI vs GFCI

AFCI vs GFCI Explained

Did you know that 52 Texans have died in house fires so far in 2022?  Electrical problems are the number one cause of residential house fires in Texas.  With that in mind, the Texas Real Estate Commission has approved changes to standards…
Home Repair

Pro Tip: Don’t DIY These Home Repair Jobs

Doing home repair yourself can be a great way to trade sweat for equity. Some home repairs require little skill and few specialized tools, such as patching a small drywall hole or changing a kitchen faucet. YouTube is full of DIY videos that…
Crawl Space Home Inspection

Before, During, and After a Home Inspection

Before your Home Inspection Before we start with the home inspection, we will sign an Inspection Agreement that clearly mentions the terms and conditions of the service to help us maintain transparency. You are required to make the…
Mold Assessment and Inspection

Mold Assessment Explained

Mold is the visible fruiting structure of fungi that contains spores. These spores, which give rise to mold, are always floating in the air; looking out for a moist surface to settle and grow. Mold can erupt in diverse shapes, colors, and sizes…
Sewer Drain Inspection

What is a Sewer Drain Inspection?

Sewer drain inspections provide an extra layer of confidence when purchasing an older home with large trees in the yard.  Tree and plant roots, construction debris, and heavy vehicle traffic can wreak havoc on sewer drain lines and our sewer…
Home Inspector Jonathan Dooley with home buyers

Home Inspections Explained

What is a General Real Estate Inspection? A home inspection is a visual, non-invasive assessment of a home's major systems including; Foundation, Structure, Roof, Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Appliances and Drainage to: Reveal functional…
Thermal Imaging

6 Secrets Revealed by Thermal Imaging Home Inspections

  With state-of-the-art technology at our disposal, the overwhelming journey of buying a dream home can be a bit easier. One such technology is thermal imaging home inspections. Every object that has a temperature radiates infrared…
Jonathan Dooley Home Inspections

New Inspection Service Areas

Dooley Home Inspections is excited to announce that we have added additional service areas!  We are bringing our top rated home inspection service to areas as far north as Bastrop, as far south as Bay City, east to Fulshear, and West to…
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5 Ways to Prevent Termites in Your Home

When it comes to owning and maintaining a home, one of the most important things to look for is termites. Termites cost homeowners thousands of dollars every year in treatment and repairs. Protect your house and your property by taking steps…
Jonathan Dooley Inspecting Water Line

What is Included in Your Limited Septic Inspection

  I do an operating inspection, which examines the accessible and visible parts of the system such as the tank lids, cleanout ports, control box, pumps, effluent level inside the tank. I determine whether it is functioning as intended…
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Order a Home Inspection on New Construction

Building a new home allows you to customize your living space to meet your needs and reflect your own style. You are investing time, energy, and money into the project with the expectation that it will be perfect when you move in. Because this…

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