What is a home inspection?
A home inspection is a non-invasive, non-destructive, visual inspection of a home and its systems and components.
How long does a Home inspection normally take?
Most inspections take between 3 to 5 hours. Every home is unique. This make giving you an exact time frame just a guess and we don't guess when it concerns your home. I know you value our attention to detail, so we take the time necessary to do a completed job.
Why can I not receive my report at the time of inspection?
I pride myself in being as complete and detailed as possible. In order to provide you the best possible service we choose attention to detail over on-site reports. You will receive your report with in 24 hours after completion of the inspection. Hopefully, you will have joined us at the end of the inspection to go over the home in person.
When do I pay and what methods of payment do you accept?
Payment is due at the time of inspection and I currently accept checks and cash.
Why should I have my property inspected?
The main goal of a home inspection is to give you, an effective way to evaluate the current condition of a property before closing. In other words, home inspections minimize risk for both buyer and seller.
Is termite inspection included?
I will set up a termite and wood destroying insect inspection at your request.
Q. Can the house fail the inspection?
A. No, a professional home inspection is an examination of the current condition of your prospective home. It is not a municipal inspection, which verifies local code compliance. Your home will not pass or fail, but rather describe its physical condition and indicate what items that may be in need repair or replacement.
Q. What if the report reveals problems?
A. No house is perfect. If the home inspector identifies problems, it doesn't necessarily mean you shouldn't buy the house, only that you will know in advance what to expect.
A seller may adjust the purchase price or contract terms if major problems are found. If your budget is tight, or if you don't wish to become involved in future repair work, this information will be extremely important to you
Q. Should I be present at the inspection?
A. Of course it's always best to be present. You can ask questions and have them answered the same day. At the end of the inspection I go over my report findings with you. However if you can't be present, I do take digital photos of items of concern and place them in my report. I then email the report to you and we can then go over the report over the phone.
Can I trust you?
In addition to being licensed by the state of Texas as home inspectors. I am fully insured. I carry Errors & Omissions and General Liability Insurance. Harford Insurance is my carrier. I am also a member of InterNACHI, a professional trade association. I pride ourselves on serving our customers with integrity in addition to providing expertise at a great value.
Can a home inspector make repairs on my home?
As the person who inspected your home I am prohibited from working on or making any repairs on your home for a period of 12 months after the inspection.