OUR INSPECTION SERVICES
Here are our inspection services. We provide complete home inspection services according to the Home Inspection Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.
Standard Home Inspection
This is a visual examination of the condition and safety of residential properties. All major systems and components will be inspected for proper functionality and all deficiencies will be noted. Systems and components included are HVAC, plumbing, electrical, roof, attic, crawlspace, windows, doors, walls, floors, ceilings, structural members, foundation, built-in appliances, etc. Safety hazards and items that will directly impact the homeowner will be identified in red on our report and consideration items will be identified in blue. This method makes our reports very easy to interpret. We utilize same day reporting, and many photos will be included for ease of understanding.
New Construction Home Inspection
Buying a brand-new home is an exciting time. However, it is still necessary to take precautions that will ensure the home is in proper condition. This inspection should be scheduled prior to the builder’s initial walkthrough so that we evaluate the home before the transaction is final. If any issues related to safety or defective materials are found, there will still be time to seek out solutions with the builder. Remember, homes are built by human hands. Even though it is a brand-new home, problems are often found due to our imperfect nature.
11 Month Builder Warranty Inspection
Before a new home’s 1-year warranty expires, a diligent homeowner should always schedule an 11 Month Builder Warranty Inspection. We will visit the home during the 11th month of ownership to thoroughly inspect each visible and readily accessible area, pinpointing the sources of potential defects or safety issues. In accordance with the builder warranty agreement, certain repairs may not fall under the homeowner’s financial responsibility, so this inspection typically saves the buyer money and headaches in the long run.
Pre-Listing Home Inspections
This inspection service can greatly benefit the negotiating process and promote a less stressful transaction. We will inspect the readily accessible areas of the home for defects and to determine the property’s overall maintenance and repair needs. This allows sellers the opportunity to make repairs and improvements prior to listing their home. Even if repairs are not performed before the home is listed, communication with buyers will be greatly improved.
Same Day Reporting
We provide Same-Day Reporting whenever possible. We understand how important it is for you and your client to be able to obtain a Home Inspection Report as soon as possible, so that negotiations can begin during the Termination Option Period. We provide easy-to-read, color-coded reports, to help with ease of understanding and assist you with communicating about items needing repair.
Pool & Spa
Pools and spas need general inspections to ensure they are in good working order, just like homes. The Certified Pool Inspector designation provides expertise that will give buyers confidence in their purchase. We perform inspections that determine the real condition of pools and spas quickly and accurately. Items that are inspected include the condition of the decking, plaster, automated cleaners, drains, skimmers, return jets, and pool equipment. The equipment inspected includes pumps, filters, heaters, motors, and electrical grounding & bonding.
If a sprinkler system is present at a home, then it should be inspected as part of a home inspection. Sprayer heads and rotors are frequently damaged by lawn equipment, foot traffic, etc. The system will be inspected with normal operating controls to ensure proper spray coverage, excess water runoff is not present, water is not spraying directly onto the home, fence, sidewalks, or driveways, and all sprayer heads and rotors are properly functioning.
Termites are a common problem in the Houston area, as are other wood destroying insects (WDI’s). These pests can cause significant damage to residential and commercial properties. Therefore, it is crucial to address any suspected termite problem ASAP. A professional termite inspection should be performed to safeguard real property. A thorough inspection can identify any potential problems and provide solutions.
When a septic system is utilized for a home’s private sewage disposal system, it is important to have an inspection to ensure it is in excellent condition and operates efficiently. Our septic inspection includes a visual evaluation of readily accessible septic system components, assessment of the baffle system, proper operation with the rise, location of the leach field, opening the lid to the storage tanks to determine if the system needs pumping, and assessment of foreign matters that may cause clogging, build-up, and/or damage to the system.
The focus of this inspection is to determine the existence of indoor mold growth, the type of mold, and the airborne mold spore concentration (we want to know what you and your family are breathing). Samples will be taken and tested at a lab to determine if mold is present. If mold is found to be present, then the type and concentration will be documented. The findings, conclusions, recommendations, and digital color photographs are assembled into a complete, written report. Our mold inspection partner does not perform mold remediation, so when you work with us there are no conflicts of interest.
This inspection will use video to evaluate the condition of the lateral sewer lines leading from the home at or near the foundation and connecting to the city / HOA tap or septic tank. The purpose is to identify blockages, leaks, or damage that may impact the proper functioning of the plumbing system.
A well inspection tests the quality and quantity of the water provided to a home. The well inspection will ensure the water is safe to use and won’t cause any health hazards. The inspection will also reveal if the well holds enough water to properly service the home. During the inspection we will be looking to see if the well meets state regulations and criteria. We will also ensure that the well is in a proper location on the property and that there is no damage to parts of the well.
I am an InterNACHI® Infrared Certified® Thermography Inspector.
INFRARED IMAGING INCLUDED WITH ALL HOME INSPECTIONS
Infrared inspection is a non-destructive testing method that uses infrared cameras to detect heat anomalies and other issues in a variety of components. It is used to identify electrical and mechanical faults, water ingress and energy losses in residential properties. With infrared inspection, thermal imaging can detect temperature differences that are not visible to the human eye. This helps identify problems before they become more serious and costly. Our experienced team of technicians can provide comprehensive infrared inspection services that are tailored to meet your specific needs. We guarantee high-quality results that will help you keep your equipment running safely and efficiently.
I SEE THINGS OTHER INSPECTORS CAN'T
I am an InterNachi Infrared Certified Inspector.
I use a state-of-the-art infrared camera to find problems that aren’t always apparent to the naked eye. An IR camera translates the heat signatures of objects into colors on a gradient scale, with higher temperatures appearing as lighter colors, and lower temperatures and wet areas appearing as darker colors. By evaluating these images, I can detect sources of energy loss, locate areas of moisture intrusion, pinpoint dangerous hot spots in the electrical system, and uncover other problems, such as wood-destroying pest and rodent infestations, as well as flue leaks in the chimney, which can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning.