North Texas Home Inspections
Can I attend the inspection? Yes you are encouraged to attend all or part of the inspection. The inspection will last from 2 - 3 hours depending on the size and condition of the home. Some customers prefer to attend the last 30 minutes to go over all the issues, but some like to attend the entire inspection. Either is OK.
Do I have to attend? No you do not have to attend the inspection. All photos taken will be available on our website and be password protected. Reports are normally emailed. Normally 75 - 150 pictures are taken during the inspection. This depends on the size and condition of the house. About 10% of the pictures make it to the report, but all of the pictures are your to keep.
How about payment? Normally payment is expected at time of inspection unless other arrangements have been made in advance. We accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express. We also accept checks and cash.
What about a Termite Inspection? Although I am trained to look for signs of termite activity, I do not hold an exterminators license to perform termite inspections. I use a professional licensed exterminator and arrange him to be present, normally at the same time I am performing the home inspection. You can pay me for both inspections and I pay him. Due to the volume, I get a little cheaper rate that I pass on to you.
My realtor referred me to you, but should I look for an "independent" inspector? I am an independent inspector and although I may have been referred by a realtor, you are my customer. My inspection is performed to the highest standards and regardless of how you found me, your best interest is foremost in the inspection. If a realtor referred me, they understand this and they want a complete inspection as much as you do. Those few realtors that expect any less would not refer me.
My dad, brother, neighbor, etc, has a lot of construction experience why shouldn't I use them for free? Normally it is difficult to find someone with experience in Structures, Roofing, Electrical, Plumbing, Appliances, Foundations, Sprinkler Systems, Doors, Windows, and all the components of a house. But even if you could, in the state of Texas, you must be licensed to inspect houses for purchase. Check my credentials on the About Us page.
How much does it cost? The rate is based on several factors, square footage, if it has a pool, and if the house is more than 75 years old. The easiest way to determine the cost is to text or call me at (972) 632-9093 with the square footage and if it has a pool. No high pressure selling, if you are just checking prices I am confident that my prices are fair, and I include Thermal Imaging on each inspection for no additional charge. Check out my Thermal Imaging page to find out more. This is an important tool and most inspectors don't have it. For the ones that do, they usually charge $100 to $150 extra to use it. My inspections have it at no additional charge.
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