What's Inspected

What is an inspection and what is inspected?


The inspection of the property must be performed in compliance with the rules of the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC). The inspection is of conditions, which are present and visible at the time of the inspection, and all of the equipment is operated in normal modes. The inspector will indicate which items are in need of repair or are not functioning and will report on all applicable items required by TREC rules. This report is intended to provide you with information concerning the condition of the property at the time of inspection. Please read the report carefully. If any item is unclear, you should request the inspector to provide clarification. It is recommended that you obtain as much history as is available concerning this property. This historical information may include copies of any seller's disclosures, previous inspection or engineering reports, reports performed for or by relocation companies, municipal inspection departments, lenders, insurers, and appraisers. You should attempt to determine whether repairs, renovation, remodeling, additions or other such activities have taken place at this property. Property conditions change with time and use. Since this report is provided for the specific benefit of the client(s), secondary readers of this information should hire a licensed inspector to perform an inspection to meet their specific needs and to obtain current information concerning this property.



Most inspections will require 2 to 3 hours, some more and some less, depending on the age, condition, and type of structure. You’re invited, and in fact, encouraged to be present at the inspection. We want to make sure you get a chance to voice any concerns you have noticed about the property and ask any questions you might have.  We will move through the house in a very methodical way, usually starting in the kitchen, so as not to miss any defect.  You can follow the inspector during the inspection for a step by step analysis of your home or wait for the pictorial review at the end of the inspection.  We always go over the pictures we have taken at the conclusion of the inspection, so you can see what we have found and review some of the pictures representing the conditions found.

We use the latest technology, such as high resolution digital cameras, Infrared Thermal Imaging cameras, and other high quality test equipment to evaluate the various systems of the home.
Here is a list of some of the items that are inspected:

EXTERIOR COMPONENTS:

  •      Roof, Chimney, Flashing & Valleys
  •      Siding, Trim, Windows & Screens
  •      Grading and Drainage
  •      Gutters & Downspouts
  •      Foundation
  •      Driveways, Patios, Decks & Porches
  •      A/C Condensing Unit


INTERIOR COMPONENTS:

  •      HVAC System
  •      Plumbing System
  •      Electrical System
  •      Walls, Floors, Ceilings & Windows
  •      Attic
  •      All Built-in Appliances


ADDITIONAL SYSTEMS INSPECTED:

  •      Sprinkler Systems
  •      Swimming Pools and Equipment
  •      Water Wells and Water Testing
  •      Septic Systems


To view a detailed inspection report,
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