Buying a home is one of the largest investments you'll ever make in life. It would be crazy not to have a potential property checked out by an unbiased professional home inspector. Whether it's a small starter home that needs some work or a large estate packed with all the new smart home tech, it's your home and that's what we care about. Our goal is to give you a quality home inspection so you have the information to make an educated decision for your needs.
If you plan on selling your home, getting a pre-listing home inspection will give you peace of mind before it hits the market. Your report will allow you to have items repaired or replaced to give you the maximum negotiating power. If you don't get an inspection, you can count on your buyer hiring their own home inspector. There may be problems the most experienced home owners do not know about. You don't want any surprises coming up when you are in this process.
New construction and/or phase home inspections are very common these days. So many contractors in and out. So many little things that can be missed....and believe it or not, even major structural items. Superintendents are typically very busy managing 5 to 10 homes at a time. Your home inspector only has YOUR home to focus on. We can inspect each phase of your new home construction to ensure proper procedures are taking place. We are happy to work with city inspectors to ensure everything is up to city code as well. If you decide to build a pool, we can be your pool inspector too!
Is your new home warranty about to expire? Have us perform a thorough home inspection so you can present your builder's warranty rep a detailed report with photos of deficiencies to repair at no cost to you. Most builders will even take care of small cracks and nail pops. This could save you thousands in the long run. Don't rely on a builder or city inspection. Although they know IRC and their city code well, our inspections go a step further with technology. Thermal imaging cameras, gas/CO detectors, and drones to name a few. Most importantly, we work for you and your best interest!
Owning and properly maintaining a home can be an intimidating endeavor. Don't let that ruin your desire to have something you can truly make yours. There are many systems in a home that require regular maintenance. Most are simple things but if you are unaware, can turn into major work that insurance companies will not cover. We can point out any issues and advise what needs to be done to prevent major damage. Contact us for a home inspection today! Serving Wylie, McKinney, Plano and more!
Sometimes insurance companies will require a 4-point inspection. This is typically a quick inspection of the roof, electric system, HVAC and plumbing. They do vary by company. Most of the time this is to verify insurance claims have been repaired correctly. There is usually a form for the inspection your insurance will provide you for the inspector. It will determine what what they want inspected and what photos they want. Typically it is all sides of the exterior, the roof, the electric panel(s), the HVAC system with labels and any hazards observed.
Swimming pools, spas, hot tubs, and equipment.
(1) The pool inspector shall:
(A) report the type of construction;
(B) report as Deficient:
(i) the presence of a single blockable main drain (potential entrapment hazard);
(ii) a pump motor, blower, or other electrical equipment that lacks bonding;
(iii) the absence of or deficiencies in safety barriers;
(iv) water leaks in above-ground pipes and equipment;
(v) the absence or failure in performance of ground-fault circuit interrupter protection devices; and
(vi) deficiencies in:
(II) tiles, coping, and decks;
(III) slides, steps, diving boards, handrails, and other equipment;
(IV) drains, skimmers, and valves;
(V) filters, gauges, pumps, motors, controls, and sweeps;
(VI) lighting fixtures; and
(VII) the pool heater that these standards of practice require to be reported for the heating system.
(2) The inspector is not required to:
(A) disassemble filters or dismantle or otherwise open any components or lines;
(B) operate valves;
(C) uncover or excavate any lines or concealed components of the system;
(D) fill the pool, spa, or hot tub with water;
(E) inspect any system that has been winterized, shut down, or otherwise secured;
(F) determine the presence of sub-surface water tables;
(G) determine the effectiveness of entrapment covers;
(H) determine the presence of pool shell or sub-surface leaks; or
(I) inspect ancillary equipment such as computer controls, covers, chlorinators or other chemical dispensers, or water ionization devices or conditioners other than required by this section.
This covers everything in the basic inspection plus thoroughly inspecting and testing ancillary components including necessary disassembly of some equipment.
**This inspection can be done independently without a home inspection. Additional fee may apply.
Main circulation, booster and fountain/waterfall pumps
Internal filter inspection
Freeze protection (Yes, even in the summer)
In-ground cleaners (Polaris,Letro, KreepyKrawler)
Backwash valves and termination
Return jets/proper circulation
Label equipment/flow direction
Auto-fill water levelers
Spa air blowers
Chemical analysis of:
*Some components may not be inspected due to weather conditions, internet connection or inoperative control equipment.
*May not be able to verify if overflow drain or backwash drain line is operative/clear