What to Expect during the inspection process
Our inspections are a systematic thorough inspection of:
- Heating and air conditioning
Optional inspection Services
- Gas lines
- Outdoor kitchens
- Radon test.
We spend about 3 to 4 hours on an Inspection depending upon the age, size and number of amenities.
At the end of the inspection we will verbally go over the report to give you a synopsis of the current condition of the house.
It is best that you attend the inspection preferably at the end of the inspection so you can hear the synopsis.
These reports are negative by nature. We didn’t design the report it was designed and is regulated by the Texas Real Estate Commission in Austin TX.
About Wood Destroying Insects (Termites, Carpenter ants, wood borers etc.)
This is a separate report that will be provided to you the day of the inspection. This is a snap shot in time.
In other words it’s what’s accessible and visible at the time of the inspection. There are instances where remodeled houses can have termite damage covered up. The report addresses the inaccessible areas.
The Seller’s Disclosure
This is a very important document filled out by the seller that you need to read carefully and understand. We are in the house a few hours and obviously the owners know more about their house than we do “(i.e.… remodeling, leaks, repairs etc..).
We will sometimes document items that we want you to ask the current owner as so to clarify what happened or if they are aware that something has happened. Sometimes people forget or maybe don’t know there is a problem or it may have happened before they bought the property.
In some situations we will refer you to a professional of a particular field if we feel it is needed. This means that it needs to be reviewed by a professional in that particular field to insure proper operation/function and all current repair needs.
We also suggest obtaining all recent repair receipts that you can in case you have a problem with a repair.
Note: Licensed professionals should make all repairs.