TREC LICENSE #6506
SPCB LICENSE #0560721 TPL&O
SPCB BUSINESS LICENSE #13252
If you are looking at this website then you have either signed a real estate contract or are thinking about signing one and are looking for a reliable Texas home inspector. You have approximately ten days in Texas, although, some say seven days, to get your prospective home inspected. You need to make sure that you have included a clause in the contract stating something to the effect that the final sale is pending the outcome of the home inspection. This will give you an out should the inspection reveal defects that you and the owner cannot negotiate. Before calling for an inspection you need to make sure that all utilities (electricity, water, & gas if applicable) are turned on, otherwise a complete inspection cannot be preformed.
I carry E&O insurance as mandated by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) for all Texas home inspectors effective 1 September 2007. I have over 20 years experience in the construction of and inspections of residential homes. Prior to getting my Professional Real Estate Inspector license, I was a superintendent for some major home builders. It was my duty to supervise the proper construction of new homes from the ground up. I have been doing home inspections since 2004. I am licensed by TREC as a Professional Real Estate Inspector and am also licensed by the Texas Structural Pest Control Board as a Commercial Applicator and Business. This allows me to offer you the services that are needed when buying a home: home inspections, WDI (Wood Destroying Insects) inspections and also the treatment of homes for all pests. Of course anyone can advertise to do home inspections as long as they don't indicate that they are licensed. Naturally they do not carry any sort of insurance and should they miss something like a major foundation problem, then you will be up that famous "creek". So, whoever you use, make sure that they are licensed by the State of Texas.
My reports are computer generated, as nowadays most inspectors do the same. Most of us also carry a digital camera and include pictures of the problem areas in the report. Some will offer to give you a copy of the report on the spot and if they do you can bet that it is a "boiler plate" inspection checklist. This means that it is a long form with a lot of check boxes that are checked without really explaining exactly what is going on. Also this type of report will usually not have pictures.
A normal inspection will generally last approximately two hours. Some may be longer, depending upon the condition of the home and how many questions the client has. A lot of the clients ask me if they have to be present, the answer is no. I would like for you to attend the whole inspection if possible and ask as many questions as you like so that you are comfortable with your decision about buying the home. I do, however, recommend that if you cannot attend the complete inspection, that you at least try to attend the last thirty minutes. This way I can go over the report with you in person and answer any questions you might have. If you can just not fit the inspection into your schedule then do feel free to call me if you have any concerns after you receive your inspection report. You will receive your report the same day as soon as possible.
So call today and schedule your Texas home inspection and WDI (termite) inspection or either one.
Business Phone: 972-551-3776
Cell Phone: 469-474-1996
18230 Tom Lane, Quinlan, Texas 75474
Malone's Home Inspections will strive to give the client the most accurate, unbiased, and thorough inspection that he, and/ or she, is paying for and deserves. This will allow the client to make an educated decision whether to purchase the property or not.
Items Required to be Inspected by TREC's Standard of Practice
*FOUNDATIONS *GRADING & DRAINAGE *ROOF COVERING *ROOF STRUCTURE & ATTIC *WALLS(Interior & Exterior) *CEILINGS & FLOORS
*DOORS(Interior & Exterior) *WINDOWS *FIREPLACE/CHIMNEY *PORCHES,DECKS & ATTACHED CARPORTS *SERVICE ENTRANCES & PANELS *BRANCH CIRCUITS-CONNECTED DEVICES & FIXTURES *HEATING EQUIPMENT *COOLING EQUIPMENT *DUCTS & VENTS *WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM & FIXTURES *DRAINS,WASTE,VENTS *WATER HEATING EQUIPMENT *HYDRO-THERAPY EQUIPMENT *APPLIANCES *BATHROOM EXHAUST FANS AND/OR HEATERS *GARAGE DOOR OPERATORS *DRYER VENT *DOOR BELL & CHIMES
(AND ANY THING IN BETWEEN)
MALONE'S HOME INSPECTIONS
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