A Home Inspection is an in-field evaluation and professional opinion of the performance of the systems and components in a home.
The Inspection focuses on the performance of the home. As a result, it will identify and report on major deficiencies, unsafe or expensive problems that could exist in the home.
Lastly, the report can be extremely beneficial for your final negotiations, personal understanding of your home, as well as a tool for future maintenance.
Why should I get my home inspected?
Identifying electrical issues can save your life!
We carefully scrutinize the electrical system with great detail because things such as malfunctioning breakers & burned wires can put your safety at risk.
HVAC performance is an essential part of life in Central Texas!
We check both the heating & cooling systems for proper operation, safety & installation.
Identifying roof leaks can save you thousands in damages & repairs!
We search all accessible reaches of the attic, not just observe from the attic entrance with a flashlight.
Faulty foundations can lead to big trouble!
We can identify the cracks that are causing issues from the ones that aren’t. Knowing the difference can keep you from loosing your dream home over something that is a non-issue.
What do home inspectors look for?
The idea is to provide you detailed information so that you can answer these simple questions:
- Does the home need any major repairs to live in?
- Will my family be safe in this home?
- Is the home still worth what I offered to pay?
- What things do I need to maintain or watch out for while living here?
- I’m ok with fixing small issues while I live there. What & where are they?
Below is a list of items that home inspectors look for during an inspection.
- Grading & Drainage
- Interior & Exterior Walls
- Ceilings & Floors
- Attic & Framework
- Roof covering, penetrations & Flashing
- Doors & Windows
- Fireplaces & Chimneys
- Service Entrance (main power coming in)
- Branch Circuit (power to rooms)
- Connection Devices
- Outlets, Switches & Fixtures
- AFCI & GFCI
- Water Main & Service Pressure
- Water Heater
- Sinks, Showers & Tubs
- Hydro-Massage Therapy Equipment
- Faucets, Drains & Piping
- Water Flow
- Outside Compressor/Pump
- Blower Fan, Evaporator & Heating Coils
- Duct Work
- Adequate Temperature Differentials
- Return Air Registers
- Vent Registers
- Range, Cooktop & Oven
- Range Hood & Exhaust System
- Dish Washer
- Food Waste Disposal
- Microwave Ovens
- Bathroom Exhaust & Heaters
- Garage Door Openers
- Dryer Exhaust Systems
- Sprinkler Systems
- Detached Shops/Garages
- Outdoor Kitchens
- Private Water Wells
- Private Sewage Systems (Septic)
- WDI (Wood Destroying Insect aka Termite Inspection)
- *Additional service fees may apply
Plus Much More!
For a full, detailed list of items covered-Texas Real Estate Commission Standards of Practice