Austin Home Inspection

WHY HAVE A HOME INSPECTION?

SO MANY INSPECTORS... HOW DO I CHOOSE?

Are we not quite the right fit for you? No problem! But we want you to be protected no matter who you choose. When you call an inspector, remember - you are interviewing them for a job. A very important job! Be sure to ask them questions like:

  • How long have they been inspecting homes? Have they ever BUILT a home?

  • Will they walk the whole roof, or view from the edge with a ladder? How can one properly inspect without getting on the roof?

  • Will they crawl across the entire attic looking for roof leaks and dangerous electrical wiring, or only view from the platform?

  • How many hours will their inspection take? If the answer is less than 3 hrs, no matter the size, something is getting skipped!

  • Ask to see a sample report. Is it easy to follow and understand?

  • Is their report presented with short, easy to read bullet-point items, or do they write a long, difficult to understand narrative?

  • On the phone, do they sound helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable? Or do you feel like they don't want your business?

  • Is inspecting their sole occupation, or are they a 'weekend warrior'? Do they belong to professional inspector organizations?

  • Do they perform other inspections like termite, septic, & pool or will you need to search, schedule, and pay multiple inspectors?

  • Pricing is important, but is saving $50 or $100 worth the risk to your several hundred thousand dollar investment?

WHAT COULD BE WRONG?

Roof Replacement
Roof Replacement
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Roof Leaks
Roof Leaks
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Missing Insulation
Missing Insulation
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Rotted Flooring
Rotted Flooring
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Fire Danger
Fire Danger
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Overheating Electrical
Overheating Electrical
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Subsurface Dryout
Subsurface Dryout
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Pipe Corrosion
Pipe Corrosion
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Carbon monoxide leaks
Carbon monoxide leaks
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Dust-caked ductwork
Dust-caked ductwork
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Termite Damage
Termite Damage
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Failed Foundations
Failed Foundations
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Damaged A/C
Damaged A/C
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Poor Siding
Poor Siding
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Framing Deficiencies
Framing Deficiencies
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Safety Dangers
Safety Dangers
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Below are just a few actual photos of what we run into on a daily basis. What might YOUR next home be hiding?

IS IT WORTH THE RISK?