What Is Included In Our Home Inspections
A home inspection is a limited, non-invasive, visual examination of the condition of a home. It is a “snapshot” of the current condition of the house. That being said, our home inspections are thorough – very thorough.
I approach the inspection as though I were inspecting the home for myself. I pride myself on being detailed and attentive in my inspections, and clear in my reporting.
I include pictures to clarify issues and to help you understand your inspection better. It is an honor to be selected to inspect a home, often the largest investment a person will make.
Texas Home Inspection Rules
A home inspection is not technically exhaustive, and does not guarantee that every defect will be discovered. It is not an inspection to verify compliance with appropriate codes.
Home inspections in Texas are conducted only by a licensed home inspector who has the training to perform such inspections. Home inspectors are not experts in every home system, but are generalists trained to recognize evidence of potential problems in the home’s various systems and their major components. Inspectors need to know when a problem is serious enough to recommend a specialist inspection. Recommendations are often made for further evaluation or repair by a qualified contractor, such as a plumber, electrician or structural engineer.
The inspector prepares and delivers to the client a written report of findings. The client then uses the knowledge gained to make informed decisions about their pending real estate purchase.
The home inspector describes the condition of the home at the time of inspection but does not guarantee future condition, efficiency, or life expectancy of systems or components.
Items and Components Included On our Home Inspections
Our Full Inspections include:
- roof, vents, flashing and trim;
- gutters and downspouts;
- skylight, chimney, and other roof penetrations;
- decks, stoops, porches, walkways and railings;
- eaves, soffit and fascia;
- grading and drainage;
- basement, foundation and crawlspace;
- water penetration and foundation movement;
- heating system;
- cooling system;
- main water shut-off valves;
- water heating system;
- interior plumbing fixtures and faucets;
- drainage sump pump with accessible float;
- electrical service line and meter box;
- main disconnect and service amperage;
- electrical panels, breakers and fuses;
- grounding and bonding;
- GFCIs and AFCIs;
- fireplace damper door and hearth;
- insulation and ventilation;
- garage doors, safety sensors and openers;
- and much more!