What I Do Different
The inspection process can be intimidating! I take the time to walk through your potential new home with you and help you interpret the report visually. I will also educate you, not only the differences in deficiencies that may simply be a code change or home maintenance item, but also what components are on the home and how to use them. After all, I have been in the home for several hours so I might as well educate you on all findings, deficient or not.
After we have agreed upon a date and price I will contact the Central Showing Service (CSS) and schedule the inspection. Once approved by the seller I will send both you and the listing agent a confirmation. From there I complete research of the property's history before arriving for the inspection. My inspections are performed by a routine process, it's what works best! It is recommended that you, the buyer, arrive for a walkthrough at an agreed upon time towards the end of the inspection. This is because the TREC inspection report can appear to be intimidating. Throughout the walkthrough I will explain the report visually. This will include education of the home's components, explanation of deficiencies and the reasons behind why they are deficient which can be a simple TREC code change since the home was built, or a home maintenance issue. I will ask you questions about deficiencies to help educate yourself about future home maintenance and encourage you to ask me questions as well. The report will be eMailed to you by end of day! If you and your agent request any repairs I can come back before your closing date to verify the repairs were completed properly.
Foundations, Drainage, Grading, Roof Construction and Attic, Roof Coverings, Walls, Ceilings, Floors, Windows, Doors, Porches, Decks, Fireplace and Chimney, Attached Carports and Garages.
Service connection, Panels, Branch Circuits, Connected Devices, Fixtures, Ground-Fault and Arc-Fault Safety Protection, Visible Wiring.
Heating, Venting and Cooling Systems (HVAC)
Heating Equipment (gas/electric), Cooling Equipment (gas/electric), Duct Systems and Vents.
Plumbing Supply/Distributions Systems and Attached Fixtures, Drainage, Waste and Vent Systems, Water Heating Equipment and Hydro-Therapy Units.
Dishwashers, Food Waste Disposers, Trash Compactors, Ovens, Ranges and Cooktops, Vent Hoods and Exhaust Systems, Microwaves, Mechanical Vents, Bathroom Heaters, Garage Door Openers and Dryer Exhaust Systems.
Sprinkler Systems, Swimming Pools/Spa, Outbuildings, Outdoor Kitchens, Driveway Gates
New Construction Phased Inspections
PreFoundation Pour Inspection, PreDrywall Installation Inspection and Final General Home Inspection.
Reinspection of Components That Were Agreed To Be Repaired By The Seller. This Inspection Will Is Usually Performed Around The Time Of Your Final Walkthrough
4 Point Home Insurance Inspections
A “Four Point Inspection” focuses only on four main areas of interest in a home:
HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning)
Electrical wiring and panels
Plumbing connections and fixtures
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Prices for General Home Inspections start at $350 and increase based on the home's square footage and additional components such as number of HVAC units, Water Heaters, Pools, Sprinklers, Foundation Type, etc.