The home inspection will be performed in accordance with the Standards of Practice of the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC), and will include an evaluation and description of the following systems and components:
The structural components including foundation and framing. The floor wall and ceiling structure, the under-floor crawl space, the roof structure and the attic.
The exterior wall covering, flashing and trim. All exterior doors, attached decks, balconies, stoops, steps, porches, and their associated railings. The eaves, soffits, and fascias where accessible from the ground level. The vegetation, grading, surface drainage, and retaining walls on the property when any of these are likely to adversely affect the building. Walkways, patios, and driveways leading to dwelling entrances.
The roof covering, the roof drainage systems, the flashing, the skylights, chimneys, and roof penetrations.
The interior water supply and distribution systems including all fixtures and faucets. The drain, waste and vent systems including all fixtures. The water heating equipment, the vent systems, flues, and chimneys. The fuel storage and fuel distribution systems. The drainage sumps, sump pumps, and related piping.
The service drop. The service entrance conductors, cables, and raceways. The service equipment and main disconnects. The service grounding. The interior components of service panels and sub panels. The conductors. The overcurrent protection devices. A representative number of installed lighting fixtures, switches, and receptacles. The ground fault circuit interrupters.
The installed heating equipment. The vent systems, flues, and chimneys.
Air Conditioning Systems:
The installed central and through-wall cooling equipment.
The walls, ceilings, and floors. The steps, stairways, and railings. The countertops and a representative number of installed cabinets. A representative number of doors and windows. Garage doors and garage door operators.
Insulation and ventilation:
The insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished spaces. The ventilation of attics and foundation areas. The mechanical ventilation systems. Describe the insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished spaces, the absence of insulation in unfinished spaces at conditioned surfaces.
Fireplaces and Solid Fuel Burning Appliances:
The system components, the vent systems, flues, and chimneys.
I strongly encourage all of my clients to accompany me during the inspection so that you may ask questions and gain a better understanding of the systems in the home.
Our service area includes but is not limited to:
Cinco Ranch, Cypress, Damon, Friendswood, Houston, Katy, Kingwood, Memorial, Missouri City, Montrose, Pearland, Richmond, Rosenberg, Spring, Sugarland, The Galleria, The Woodlands, Tomball, Victoria
South Texas Certified Home Inspections
TREC Professional Inspector # 9962
11114 Dawson Springs Drive * Richmond, Texas * 77406 * 832.363.7041
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