It’s imperative to get a Good Home Inspection. Whether you own or are purchasing a house in the Greater Dallas Area, it’s important to find out the condition of the home’s systems and components. The chances are that you’ve either made or are about to make a very large investment, and it’s critical that you should get a qualified home inspection to help find out as much information as possible about the property in order to help prepare you for additional or unexpected cost. If you want to negotiate in this market, you need a Good Home Inspection report.
Nobody want’s surprises, and that’s why your home inspection report should be designed to provide you with valuable information about the condition of the house, and to help reduce your risk. It’s possible that Good Home Inspection may dispel or confirm your beliefs about the condition of the structure, but usually my reports will provide you with detailed information which do both. I’ll provide you with an outstanding custom report of the property that you are interested in. My reports will provide you with a wealth of knowledge that many of my clients continue to use for years after their purchase.
My thorough home inspection reports are the type of detailed tool you need in this competitive real estate market. And being the president of Lone Star ASHI gives me some unique qualifications that are a good fit in any market.
“Bud” Rozell is dedicated to his profession. All home Inspectors in Texas are licensed by the Texas Real Estate Commission. However, Bud’s membership in ASHI requires higher Standards of Practice on each and every inspection performed. This higher standard translates into a more thorough inspection and additional information provided to you, the client. Bud Rozell will welcome any questions that you may have after the inspection.
Good Home Inspection is continuously working for consistency and quality in home inspection process on National and Texas State level. However, Good Home inspection is not restricted to promulgate check-box inspection software. It’s common for the Good Home Inspection reporting method to be updated and improved with each inspection, it’s in a constant state of evolution. The report you receive today will be better than a report delivered as recent as yesterday.
What Entails A Home Inspection?
If you’re buying a home, a Good Home Inspection is essential. Imagine that you’ve just spent your savings on the home of your dreams only to find that the roof leaks, the furnace wont light and the electrician wants to sell you a new service panel. Since a home is probably one of the largest investments most of us will ever make, knowing the condition of the home before purchase is essential.
Often homebuyers might misjudge or overlook tell-tale signs which may or may not indicate a serious problem. A professional home inspector looks for these signs and other clues relating to the physical condition of the home. If defects are found, and inevitably some will be found, it doesn’t mean that the home isn’t worth purchasing. However, knowing these facts will enable you to make a more informed decision about the home.
All home inspectors licensed by the Texas Real Estate commission are required to inspect the following (and no two inspectors will see the same things, the same way).
- Grading and Drainage
- Roof Covering
- Exterior Walls
- Interior Walls
- Exterior Doors
- Interior Doors
- Stairs and Balconies
- Attached Decks
- Attached Carports
- Electric Service entering the Structure
- Electric Service Cabinets
- Electric Service Distribution Throughout he Structure, including AFCI Protection, GFCI Protection, Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Alarms
- Heating, Venting and air conditioning System(s)
- Water Meter
- Water Pressure Delivered to the Structure
- Water Supply System and Fixtures
- Water Drainage and Waste Vent System
- Water Heater(s)
- Hydrotherapy Equipment
- Food Waste Disposers
- Kitchen Vent Fans.
- Kitchen Cook-Tops
- Kitchen Ranges
- Kitchen Ovens
- Built-In Microwave Ovens
- Bathroom Vent Fans
- Bathroom Heaters
- Automatic Garage Overhead Doors
- Clothes Dryer Vents
Good Home Inspection also inspects other systems such as Lawn sprinkler Systems and Swimming Pools. Good home Inspection also performs Wood Destroying Insect Inspections and Pre-Drywall Inspections. Good Home Inspection also performs Baseline Commercial Property Inspections aka Property Condition Assessment (PCE ASTM E2018). Good Home inspection can provide Expert Witness Testimony.
Are You Selling Your House?
If you’re selling a home here are 16 tips that will make the inspection a more efficient and positive experience:
- Make sure that the utilities are on; the electricity, water, and gas.
- Make sure that any gas pilot light is lit (fireplace, furnace, water heater, etc.). Inspectors don’t light pilot lights, they report the appliance as being inoperable at the time of inspection.
- Remove any wood, furniture, debris and stored items away from the foundation perimeter.
- Trim any overgrown trees, bushes, and vines away from there house sides and roof. for observation and inspection access.
- Move any furniture and any stored items away from the crawl-space access, attic access, electric service panel cabinet, HVAC system access, water heater access, and exterior door access’.
- Remove any items which may restrict movement and inspection access in the crawl-space, attic, patio area, or garage.
- Remove any locks which may be on gates, electric service panel cabinets, HVAC service disconnects, storage closets, water heater closets, attic access, garage car entry doors, or lawn sprinkler control timers.
- Make sure that automobiles or other vehicles aren’t blocking the attic access or the overhead door operation.
- Know that the inspector is going to operate almost everything in the house; the furnace, cooling system, dishwasher, lawn sprinkler system, etc.
- Replace any burned out light bulbs.
- Test the smoke alarms, replace the batteries.
- Replace the HVAC systems’ air filter(s).
- Repair or replace damaged or missing items such as; rain gutters, down spouts, knobs, hinges, latches and glass.
- The swimming pool equipment should be operating when the inspector arrives. this includes any pool sweeping and heating equipment.
- You may choose to provide recipes or copies of receipts for recent repairs made to the house (ask your agent about this).
- Consider lodging for your pet during the inspection. Your pet doesn’t know that you are making plans for a new home, only that it’s home is being invaded and it’s owners are acting out of routine. Selling a home is very stressful on a pet, sometimes bites can occur. A home inspector is not going to chase an escaped pet.
“Bud” Rozell, ACI TREC 4088 provides detailed custom home inspection services in the Greater Dallas Area including; Addison home inspections, Allen home inspection, Balch Springs, Carrollton home inspections, Cedar Hill, Cockerel Hill, Coppell, Dallas home inspections, Dallas Park Cities home inspection, DeSoto, Duncanville, Fairview home inspections, Farmers Branch home inspection, Flower Mound home inspection, Forney, Frisco home inspections, Garland, Grand Prairie, Hackberry, Heath, Hebron, Highland Park home inspections, Irving, Lancaster, Las Colinas home inspections, Lavon, Lewisville, Little Elm, Lucas, McKinney home inspection, Mesquite, Murphy, Parker, Plano, Prosper, Richardson home inspection, Rockwall, Rowlett, Sachse, Saint Paul, Seagoville, Sunnyvale, The Colony, University Park home inspections, Wilmer, and Wylie.
Don’t hesitate to call Bud at 214-215-4961 (I answer my phone and return messages).