1. What does your inspection cover?
All TREC licensed home inspectors are required to inspect the same things to a minimum standard of care as designated by the state. However home inspectors methods and techniques vary, no two home inspectors see the same things the same way. The information about what a home inspector is required to inspect can be found on the TREC website. We are required to inspect; the foundation, grading and drainage, roof coverings, attic spaces, exterior walls, interior walls, floors, doors, windows, fireplaces, porches and patios, attached decks, the electrical service, the HVAC system(s), the plumbing systems, the water heaters, jet-tubs, dishwashers, food waste disposers, kitchen vent fans, kitchen cooking equipment, bathroom vent fans, bathroom heaters, garage car entry overhead door openers, and clothes dryers. Other inspectors, such as myself, may also provide inspection services for systems such as; lawn sprinkler systems, swimming pools, and SPCS licensed Wood Destroying Insect inspections. I can do these things and I don’t contract any of this work out to third party contractors. One thing to remember about what is or isn’t inspected is that if it isn’t listed on the report then it probably wasn’t inspected.
2. How long have you been practicing in the home inspection profession and how many inspections have you completed?
I began my home inspection business in 1999. I have been practicing home and commercial inspections full time for over 20 years and I’ve personally performed thousands of inspections. I also worked as a law enforcement office in Dallas for 18 years. Let me put my investigative experience to work for you!
3. Do you have Errors and Emissions (E&O) insurance?
All licensed TREC home inspectors are required to carry E&O and liability insurance. It’s a licensing requirement. We exceed the required amount.
4. Are you specifically experienced in residential inspection?
The majority of my business is inspecting residential property for potential buyers. I also phase inspection, quality assurance home inspections for new builds, and commercial inspections.
5. Do you offer to do repairs or improvements based on the inspection?
I do not. Nor do I give or receive referral fees for inspections or repair work.