Scope: Home inspectors identify problems and offers solutions. It is a visual examination and analysis of the physical structure and mechanical components of the home. The inspection report will cover the following:
Experience/Knowledge: All of our inspectors are fully licensed and certified by TPREIA (TX Professional Real Estate Inspectors Association) and InterNACHI (International Association of Certified Home Inspectors). Each of our inspectors have years of experience with home inspections and also have several years background in construction which makes them extremely capable of identifying issues, be able to explain those issues and to provide educated suggested solutions to our clients in a language that they understand.
Inspection Report: Our inspection report includes details of our findings in an easy-to-understand manner. We have combined the best of the checklists and narrative-style formats to offer you a clear understanding of your prospective home and prioritize the findings. This helps you know which areas need to be addressed immediately and which are less urgent. Our reports includes a detailed full narrative of all components inspected, a summary page to highlight the most important issues, and full color digital photos for easy reference. (Click Here to view Sample Report)
Same Day Delivery: We provide same day delivery of your home inspection report. (Exceptions may apply)
Your home is one of the largest investments you will make in your lifetime, so it only makes sense to take steps to protect it. Termite inspections offer homeowners in the area numerous benefits.
If you’ve ever experienced a termite infestation, then you know how devastating it can be to have to deal with getting rid of the colony, addressing the structural damage, and preventing future infestations. It can be a long and difficult process, but fortunately, it can also be manageable with help from the right pest control experts.
The most effective way to rid your home of termites is to consult a pest control expert who can help identify the problem and the extent of the damage, rid your home of termites and lay down additional materials to protect against future infestations.
Termite inspections offer the peace of mind that comes with knowing that the home shows no signs of termite infestation. If a termite inspector does come across any damage, in many instances steps can be taken immediately to eliminate the invading termites and minimize the amount of damage that has occurred before it spirals into something much worse and more expensive. These types of inspections are the most cost effective way for any homeowner to protect their house from the damage associated with termite infestation.
Our inspectors are fully certified to perform pool inspections, using APSP guidelines in adherence with state and local codes. Our first and primary concern is to check for anything that creates a safety hazard to the occupants of the home.
The pool inspection is a visual inspection of the equipment and pool structures, from the very basic to the most luxurious styles of pools.
Scope: The pool is checked to make sure that it is safe, structurally sound and in good working condition. All areas around the pool are carefully checked, including the fence, walkway, diving boards, rails, deck, and lighting. All components of the pool are inspected including the following:
Our inspectors are certified to use Infrared camera on home inspections. We offer this as an optional add-on service with our Home Inspection.
Whether you are considering the purchase of a new home or have long paid off your mortgage, you understand the importance in making any investment that will increase the efficiency and comfort of your home. The weather can bring with it uncomfortable conditions, and your dwelling is your safe haven from the elements. The staff here at ALL-TEX Inspections wants to work with you to ensure the energy use in your home is minimal, helping you both save money and reduce your carbon footprint. This can be done accurately with infrared thermal inspections.
We use the latest technology equipment to provide Infrared Inspections which enable us to provide valuable information regarding the management of energy usage in your home. This allows us to pinpoint areas of concern that can be easily fixed to save you money, making an infrared inspection investment one that will pay you back several times over in the years to come. With these imaging scans, we are able to see defects that are not visible or readily visible to the unaided eye. Water penetration, missing insulation, overheating breakers, and plumbing leaks are all problems that allow our inspectors to make educate interpretations of what may be occurring.
It is important to have a reliable and efficient air ventilation system, In order for your home to effectively provide comfort and safety. What many homeowners may fail to realize, however, is that air is leaking from various openings. Due primarily to poor construction and design, it is possible that you may be spending a small fortune on your energy bills if these types of problems are present in your home. Using our cameras, we are able to easily spot these inefficiencies and provide consultation on the best plan of action to correct them.
When you schedule an appointment with one of our skilled professionals, there are a number of symptoms we can spot in the diagnosis of your energy problems including:
We provide certified inspections on both types of septic systems – Conventional or Aerobic. Both systems produce the same end goal (sewage breakdown and effluent treatment) but the means by which each system achieves that goal is different.
During a home inspection, many buyers may overlook the septic tank at their home. While a home inspector will look at the overall plumbing of the home, most will not inspect the septic tank. When a septic tank is inspected, several tests will be done. The dye test is often the first test to be performed. With this test, a florescent dye will be placed inside the septic tank. If the dye is visible, the tank may be failing. Finally, an open pit test should be done. This test involves draining the tank and inspecting the tank for cracks or other damage. While these tests can be expensive, it is much less than the cost of a new septic system.
Conventional septic systems have traditionally been the most commonly used technology for treating wastewater. These systems use gravity to treat and distribute wastewater in the soil. They have the lowest cost and require the least amount of maintenance, which is generally limited to periodic pumping of the septic tank.
Aerobic septic systems are more complex and costly. They involve three components: a trash tank, treatment plant and pump tank.
Water is one of the most amazing substances in the universe. It has a unique ability to dissolve many foreign objects. Everything from common chemicals to toxic chemicals to life-giving oxygen to radioactivity to various forms of bacteria can be found in water even if it looks clear. All of these, plus many more, can be detected with professional water testing for your home.
Whether water is being used for drinking or swimming, whether it comes from the tap or a well, the wrong type of contamination can produce illness or death. Discovering water problems in the home is the first step to improving the health of everyone in it. That is why water testing is so vitally important.
Well water samples obtained by our inspector must be provided to a third party facility for testing. The results of the sample are provided to us within 24 hours of the time they receive the sample from us. Due to the 24 hour wait period, the results of a water well test will be delivered separately from other inspection reports that we may provide for your home.
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TEXAS REAL ESTATE CONSUMER NOTICE CONCERNING HAZARDS OR DEFICIENCIES • malfunctioning, improperly installed, or missing ground fault circuit protection (GFCI) devices for electrical receptacles in garages, bathrooms, kitchens, and exterior areas; • malfunctioning arc fault protection (AFCI) devices; • ordinary glass in locations where modern construction techniques call for safety glass; • malfunctioning or lack of fire safety features such as smoke alarms, fire-rated doors in certain locations, and functional emergency escape and rescue openings in bedrooms; • malfunctioning carbon monoxide alarms; • excessive spacing between balusters on stairways and porches; • improperly installed appliances; • improperly installed or defective safety devices; • lack of electrical bonding and grounding; and ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PROVIDED BY INSPECTOR • lack of bonding on gas piping, including corrugated stainless steel tubing (CSST). Evaluations by qualified tradesmen may lead to the discovery of additional deficiencies which may involve additional repair costs. Failure to address deficiencies or comments noted in this report may lead to further damage of the structure or systems and add to the original repair costs. The inspector is not required to provide follow-up services to verify that proper repairs have been made. Property conditions change with time and use. For example, mechanical devices can fail at any time, plumbing gaskets and seals may crack if the appliance or plumbing fixture is not used often, roof leaks can occur at any time regardless of the apparent condition of the roof, and the performance of the structure and the systems may change due to changes in use or occupancy, effects of weather, etc. These changes or repairs made to the structure after the inspection may render information contained herein obsolete or invalid. This report is provided for the specific benefit of the client named above and is based on observations at the time of the inspection. If you did not hire the inspector yourself, reliance on this report may provide incomplete or outdated information. Repairs, professional opinions or additional inspection reports may affect the meaning of the information in this report. It is recommended that you hire a licensed inspector to perform an inspection to meet your specific needs and to provide you with current information concerning this property. Each year, Texans sustain property damage and are injured by accidents in the home. While some accidents may not be avoidable, many other accidents, injuries, and deaths may be avoided through the identification and repair of certain hazardous conditions. Examples of such hazards include: To ensure that consumers are informed of hazards such as these, the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) has adopted Standards of Practice requiring licensed inspectors to report these conditions as "Deficient" when performing an inspection for a buyer or seller, if they can be reasonably determined. These conditions may not have violated building codes or common practices at the time of the construction of the home, or they may have been "grandfathered" because they were present prior to the adoption of codes prohibiting such conditions. While the TREC Standards of Practice do not require inspectors to perform a code compliance inspection, TREC considers the potential for injury or property loss from the hazards addressed in the Standards of Practice to be significant enough to warrant this notice. Contract forms developed by TREC for use by its real estate license holders also inform the buyer of the right to have the home inspected and can provide an option clause permitting the buyer to terminate the contract within a specified time. Neither the Standards of Practice nor the TREC contract forms require a seller to remedy conditions revealed by an inspection. The decision to correct a hazard or any deficiency identified in an inspection report is left to the parties to the contract for the sale or purchase of the home.