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 Leaks
Missing Insulation
Rotted Flooring
Fire Danger
Overheating Electrical
Subsurface Dryout
Pipe Corrosion
Carbon monoxide leaks
Dust-caked ductwork
Termite Damage
Failed Foundations
Damaged A/C
Poor Siding
Framing Deficiencies
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?

Overheating Electrical