Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Why do I need a home inspection?
The inspection report will give you a snapshot of the condition of the home at the time of the inspection. You will then be able to use the knowledge gained to make an informed decision about the pending real estate transaction.
Q. How long does an inspection take?
An average 2,000 square foot, three bedroom, two bath home will take approximately 3 hours.
Q. Should I be present for the inspection?
We recommend that our clients attend the last 30-45 minutes so we can explain our findings prior to emailing the final report.
Q, When do I receive my report?
The final report will be emailed to you no later than the end of the next day.
Q. Will your report show every defect in the home?
A residential home inspection is a limited, non-invasive examination of the building components and condition of a home at the time of the inspection. Although we do our best, it is impossible in just a few hours to detect every defect in a home. When you own a home, unexpected repairs happen and should be anticipated.
Q. Can an experience contractor do my home inspection?
The State of Texas requires home inspectors to be licensed by the Texas Real Estate Commission.
Q. Can you appraise the value of my home?
An appraiser determines the home and property value, whereas a licensed home inspector determines the condition of the home and it's components.
Q. Do you inspect for mold and other hazardous material that may be present in the home?
The State of Texas does not certify home inspectors to assess lead paint, ureal formaldhyde, asbestos, radon gas, toxic or flammable chemicals or substances, any type of molds or water and airborne diseases, and rodents or insects.
Q. Do you access and inspect septic systems?
We recommend a sanitary engineer or a certified septic inspector be hired to inspect septic systems.
Q. Will you repair items that you find defective?
That would be a conflict of interest and an ethics violation with the Texas Real Estate Commission. The State does not allow inspectors to do any repairs on homes that they inspect for one year.