A buyers home inspection
is a systematic evaluation of a home and all of its systems. During a home inspection, all of the systems that make up a home are evaluated and/or tested to ensure that they are performing within normal parameters.
Although a home inspection is non-destructive and not technically exhaustive, our home inspections are thorough, systematic and complete. We check the structure from the foundation to the roof, we check the heating and cooling system, the plumbing system, and the electrical system. We even check built in appliances like the ovens, cooktop or stove, and dishwasher so that you, the buyer, get a clear understanding of the home and its overall functionality and performance.
Inspection items include but are not limited to:
- Heating system
- Cooling system
- Oven and Cooktop or stove
- Garage door opener
Our process does not end with the visual home inspection – that’s just the information gathering portion of the process. After we have gone through and checked all of the systems, we will meet with you for a walk-through consultation.
The walk-through consultation takes 45 minutes to an hour and allows you to ask questions and allows us to show you how the house operates including such things as the location of your breakers in case they trip off, where to change the filter on the heating and cooling system and where the water shut-offs are located. This is also the part of the home inspection where the “show and tell” takes place, we will show you the issues or problems and tell you why issues are problems, helping you understand the issues that are important and the issues that, while possibly ugly, are simply cosmetic.
Finally, we will prepare and provide you with a complete written home inspection report that provides details about the house and documents the issues identified. The home inspection report, with color pictures, is delivered by email within 24 hours so that you have plenty of time to review the written information and, if necessary, discuss issues to be addressed. Our service doesn’t end with the report delivery. Phone consultations about the home, problems or just the crazy Texas weather are always free and we will reinspection completed repair work for a nominal fee.
The purpose of this process is to give you — our client — the information, knowledge and resources to make an informed buying decision and peace of mind about your choice, because it’s not just an investment, it’s your home.