What Is To Be Inspected?

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 load center 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 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 your home.

All home inspectors licensed by the Texas Real Estate commission are required to inspect the following (yet no two inspectors will see the same things, the same way). There is a large diversity in the quality’s and cost of home inspections

  • Foundation
  • Grading and Drainage
  • Roof Covering
  • Attic
  • Exterior Walls
  • Interior Walls
  • Exterior Doors
  • Interior Doors
  • Floors
  • Windows
  • Fireplaces
  • Stairs and Balconies
  • Porches
  • Patios
  • 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
  • Dishwashers
  • 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 and had provided Expert Witness Testimony.