- Know the facts about your home before you move in.
No Worry -
Once you have your home inspected by a Licensed Professional Inspector,
you can relax.
- Pre-inspections let you buy with confidence increased peace of
But not just any inspector can
give you peace of mind. Some are steeped in legal wrangling and law suits.
All inspectors and inspections are definitely not alike. Diligent
Inspections evaluates the condition of the home and it's components based
upon the simple criteria of durability and serviceability according to
current building code. The inspection report removes the guesswork for the
buyers by revealing the surprises that are otherwise left to be discovered
after you have moved in. This also allows you to plan for needed
investments and upgrades.
Real Estate agents can provide
home owners insurance policy information on homes that qualify for
coverage. We protect the relationship to the client by providing the
homebuyer a follow up or secondary inspection at a reduced rate after
repairs are performed.
I am also available for on-going
construction inspections, progress or "draw" inspections for lenders and
construction monitoring or facilitation. This service is not only valuable
for ensuring the vision of absentee owners during construction projects
but can be especially helpful for "owner-builders" too.
My inspection is not a
rush job. I allow 3-4 hours for the inspection plus extra quality time for
the client walkthrough on the property at the conclusion of the
inspection. Some Houston inspectors only take 45 minutes regardless of the
size of the house. This speedy inspection allows them to make many
inspection in a daily period thus increasing their profits. It is
unrealistic that the quickly inspection they do can be of much value. For
example some check only 50% of the electrical outlets, others check only
10%. I check 90 to 100 percent of them. Sometimes an outlet is blocked or
EVALUATED SYSTEMS & COMPONENTS
The systems or components
listed below are evaluated during every full service home
Fencing, Driveway, Walkways, Patios/Deck, Roof, Exterior Structure,
Foundation, Interior Rooms, Stairways, Walls, Ceiling, Floors, Attic,
Basement, Insulation, Water Heater, Garage/Carport, Plumbing System,
Heating System, Cooling System, Electrical System, Windows, Doors, etc.
THE CLIENT WALKTHROUGH
At the 4 SPECIFIC INTERVALS of the
inspection you will get to spend quality time WITH THE INSPECTOR AND ARE
FREE TO familiarizing yourself with the components the house BETWEEN THE
INTERVAL PERIODS. Often the
clients walk every step of the inspection to see what and how it is
inspected. Seeing is believing for some clients. If there is a
problem like a plumbing leak or bad wiring I want you to see it for your
The computerized reporting
system points out the challenges, problems and code violations as well as
the general condition of the
I understand how important
fast service is in your transaction so we deliver the reports via the
within 24 hours. Priority mail delivery is also provided.
Properties Not Inspected
I will not inspect "manufactured housing" (trailers / mobile homes) due to the fact that most
are very poorly constructed and horribly placed on a lot with substandard
structures, plumbing and wiring. If the buyers can't afford normal
housing they probably can't afford a quality inspection. I am also very
hesitant to inspect some HUD properties / Section 7 Housing. Although
there are some houses with fewer problems, many have damage due to the
previous occupants. I will hesitate to inspect Section 7 housing due to
the very poor condition of some structures. Generally there is a very good
reason why they are designated as such. They usually are in horrible shape
and often are very distressed properties needing massive repairs. A
word to the wise is sufficient. To the homeless, however these properties
may appear to be sufficient, in that they may be better than the shelters
or a concrete pillow.