3 Reasons The Home Inspectors is Unique to Competitors

When you’re investing in one of your most valuable assets, you need a team with experience and expertise in your corner! There’s a reason home buyers, sellers and realtors rave about The Home Inspectors! Dive into three reasons The Home Inspectors stand out among competing home inspection companies, and why customers are choosing them for their home inspections.

1. Simple and Stress-Free Inspection Process

While buying a house can feel like a long process, once your offer is accepted, you have limited time to find a home inspector, have the inspection performed, review the findings and negotiate any repairs or price reductions. The Home Inspectors makes it easy to book an inspector by offering 24/7 online scheduling and appointments Monday through Saturday to fit your needs. Their pricing structure is simple and straightforward. It’s based solely on the square footage of the home and doesn’t include all of the additional fees charged by others in the industry. The reports are printed and emailed on-site with color photos and easy to understand findings so you can quickly start any needed negotiations.

“Very pleased with The Home Inspectors’ work. Reasonably priced and included termite inspection,
which is extra with other service providers. Had time to go over report and get questions answered
by inspector on the spot. At the end I got a beautiful binder and flash drive, both with report copies.
Report also available online. Highly recommended!”
-Patrick Phiri

 

 

2. Professionals That Get the Job Done Right

The Home Inspectors are thorough in their home inspections to provide you with the information you need to make confident, informed decisions. Every home inspection customer receives a Custom Inspection Binder which contains printed out copies of the Summary Report, Inspection Report, and Wood Destroying Insect Report and a flash drive with copies of all the reports and inspection photos. All of their inspections are performed by State of Texas licensed inspectors and adhere to the Standards of Practice of the Texas Real Estate Commission and the official inspection procedures of the Texas Department of Agriculture, Structural Pest Control Service.

“I enjoy working with The Home Inspectors. They are thorough and provide such great inspections
for all of my clients. I highly recommend them!”
– Jaime Resendiz

 

3. Here to Ease Your Worries and Truly Help

The Home Inspectors convey their findings and recommendations in a clear, straightforward, and non-alarming manner. They answer all of your questions during an informative walk-thru at the end of the inspection that will give you the peace of mind that no stone has been left unturned. They provide you with educational videos, specific to your home, that show you how to turn off the main water, water heater and gas supplies and how to change your air filter. Additionally, their service continues after the sale and are available to answer any questions which may arise in the future (yes, even if you’ve already moved in!).

“Our inspector today was Tim, and he made us feel at ease. He took his time with every little detail.
Professional yet personable guy. Made us feel very comfortable talking to him and asking him
questions. We’re new home buyers and he did well to explain to us every little detail. My wife loves
organization and she loved the nice binder that everything came in. Easily accessible and had photos
for future reference. Thanks again Tim!”
-Long Nguyen

 

 

Whether you’re looking to buy a home, getting ready for a sale or building a home, The Home Inspectors is here for you every step of the way. We want to help you make confident, informed decisions about your home. Download a few of our FREE resources, schedule your home inspection online or get in touch with one of our experts.

If you receive a bad inspection report on a home you’re buying or selling, don’t panic. There’s no such thing as a perfect house, so you aren’t going to receive a perfect report. Even new builds come up with negative things in their inspection reports. Here are four issues that tend to cause alarms to go off during a home inspection, but on further inspection may not be as big of a problem as perceived.

1. Foundation Cracks

You’ve probably heard of the saying – If you don’t like the weather in Texas, wait five minutes and it will change. We have hot summers which causes drought and we have lots of rain in the spring and fall which causes flooding – just look at the rainfall records North Texas broke this past month. A lot of homes in Texas are built on expansive clay soil which absorbs water and then expands and puts pressure on the home’s foundation. Weather and soil conditions have a major impact on a home’s foundation but are out of your control. Remember all houses are going to have some amount of settling. There are some cracks that aren’t a big deal and there are some that are. So just because you see a couple of cracks, it doesn’t automatically mean the house is going to come falling down.

2. Presence of Asbestos

Home inspections do not test for asbestos, but your home inspection could reveal based on the age of the home that asbestos could be present. Most homes built before 1980 have building materials with asbestos in them. Do not panic just because the home contains asbestos. The presence of asbestos is only a problem when its fibers are breathed in and get into the lung. This only happens if the building materials containing asbestos are damaged or disturbed. If the asbestos has not been disturbed, it shouldn’t cause a problem. If it is encapsulated, the risk of a problem is very low and the best thing you can do is avoid the area. If you do want to have it removed or are doing remodeling, call a professional to do any removal or identification. Never try to do any sampling or removal yourself.  

3. Mold and Mildew

Mold has gotten a bad rap and people are fearful when they hear the word. There are several varieties of mold, but the really bad and not that bad tend to all be lumped into the same category. In a lot of cases, mold shouldn’t make you turn away from a house – like mildew in the bathtub that can easily be taken care of with a little elbow grease or solved by installing extra ventilation. Mold and moisture go hand in hand and can be very common in bathrooms. The concern is when there is mold, like toxic black mold, that is a health hazard. A home inspector won’t look for mold, but will point out water damage signs which may mean there is the possibility of mold. In this case, you should get it checked out and removed if necessary, especially if you have allergies or asthma.

4. Bugs and Rodents

The thought of roaches or mice in a house is very unpleasant, but it’s not the end of the world. Rodents sometimes do damage so you’ll want to check for that, but in most cases bugs and rodents can easily be taken care of by hiring an exterminator or rodent removal specialist, sealing up entrances and eliminating the food source. Termites, on the other hand, are a pest to be concerned about as they can potentially cause a lot of damage to the house. Termites feed on the wood of a home and do so in a way that it can be years before an issue is revealed. Fortunately, The Home inspectors offers a free termite inspection with every home inspection we do.

If you do receive a not so stellar home inspection report, remember not every home is perfect and it’s not necessarily a deal breaker. The Home Inspectors provide home inspections for buyers, sellers, new builds, builder warranties and home maintenance. We make it easy with 24/7 online scheduling and a simple pricing structure. Contact The Home Inspectors today for your home inspection! 

Purchasing a home requires a significant financial investment and may seem like an endless series of critical, important decisions. Inspecting the physical condition of the home’s systems and components is an important part of this process and will aid you in making an informed decision while minimizing risk.

If you’re a home buyer, these five things can help put your mind at ease during the home inspection process:

 

1. Attend the inspection

The best way to get the most out of your inspection is to be there and be an active participant. At minimum, we recommend showing up for the last thirty minutes in order to go over the findings with the inspector. This is an excellent opportunity for you to engage in a hands-on discussion about the current condition of the home.

 

2. Relax

Inspection day will probably make you see the house differently than before as this is likely your first “analytical” look at the home. Being prepared for this slight change in perspective will make the process much easier. And remember, any deficiencies identified in the report do not obligate any party to make repairs, but with the assistance of your realtor, you can make an informed decision as to whether or not to negotiate with the seller for any repairs or a price reduction.

 

3. Take notes and ask questions

Prepare a list of any questions or specific areas of concern that you may have about theproperty. We will be happy to address any questions that you may have during the walk-thru.

 

 

4. Read your reports

We will provide you with three different reports. The summary report details any health, safety or major expense issues found during the inspection. The inspection report provides a detailed “snapshot” of the condition of the physical structure, systems, and appliances of the home on the day of the inspection. The WDI reports the visible presence or absence of active or previous infestation of wood destroying insects, as well as conditions conducive for infestation in the dwelling.

 

5. Follow-up on recommendations in the reports

When a deficiency is reported, it is your responsibility and in your best interest to obtain further evaluations and/or cost estimates from qualified service professionals. Any such follow-up should take place prior to the expiration of any time limitations such as the option period. The decision to correct any deficiency identified in the inspection report is left to the parties to the contract for the sale or purchase of the home.

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