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.
If you are looking for those inspectors that have been in business the longest period of time and thus more experienced then you just need to check their inspector license number. The lower the number, the longer one has been an inspector. Yes, you might pay a little more for the inspection, however, you are paying for experience and knowledge. So is this the time to look for the cheapest inspector? I understand that monies may be tight and that you may need to trim expenses, but I don't think this is the area where you need to trim.
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. I have been doing home inspections since 2004. Prior to that time, I worked for several different home builders as a sub-division superintendent. I was responsible for overseeing the complete construction and quality of residential homes. 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 any unlicensed individual 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. All Texas inspectors must use the same form as mandated by TREC. An inspector can make minor adjustments to the form but basically all Texas reports will look similar. So your concern shouldn't be which inspector has the prettiest report, but which inspector has the most experience.
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 or
Cell Phone: 469-474-1996
18230 Tom Lane, Quinlan, Texas 75474
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
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