Home Buyer’s Inspection or Pre-Purchase Home Inspection (Real Estate Transaction)
(Please take the necessary time for you and your legal advisory to completely review and understand our Inspection Agreement as well as review our additional limitations and agreed departures before booking your inspection.)
Although we provide a number of different services ranging from termite inspections to drone photography, home inspections for home-buyers is still our bread-and-butter and what we do every day. The primary job of a home inspector in San Antonio is to provide the client with accurate information about the overall condition of a home so that they can better negotiate with the seller and, if necessary, walk away completely from a house that’s going to be too much trouble.
Why Get a Home Inspected?
Buying a home is the single largest purchase a vast majority of us will make in our lifetimes. Our job is to not only make sure that your potential new home is safe, but to also thoroughly inspect for existing problems or conditions that can lead to both health and financial problems in the future. Items detailed in the report include major and minor deficiencies, major repairs required, immediate and potential safety concerns, along with buyer’s notes of possible issues to look out for. Using technology, education, and expertise, Ensure Home Inspection will provide you an accurate and useful inspection report, or “snapshot in time”, of the home.
What Systems & Components Are Inspected?
In the state of Texas, all home inspections performed on a home the subject of a real estate transaction must follow the Texas Real Estate Commission’s Standards of Practice.
According to the TREC Standards of Practice, all the following systems and components that must be inspected are outlined:
- Foundation, Drainage Around Foundation (we go inside crawlspaces when possible)
- Roof Covering, Roof Structural Members
- Attic and Insulation (we enter the attic when possible)
- Interior & Exterior Surfaces (brick veneer, wood veneer, interior drywall and wall covering)
- Ceilings & Floors
- Interior & Exterior Doors
- Windows (screens, frames, glazing, locks and window operation)
- Fireplaces & Chimneys (we operate them when possible)
- Attached Decks and Porches
- Service Entrance & Grounding
- Panel Boxes & Sub-panel Boxes
- Circuit Breakers & Fuses (on very old homes)
- Branch Circuit Wiring
- Receptacles (outlets), including GFCIs/AFCIs
- Lights, Fans, Switches (including Doorbell)
Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning:
- Heating System (gas or electric)
- Cooling System (indoor & outdoor units)
- Ductwork, plenums & registers (including filters)
- Water Meter & Shutoff
- Exterior Hose Spigots
- Toilets, Faucets & Other Fixtures
- Drains, Waste & Vents
- Water Heaters (gas or electric)
- Gas Supply Systems (where accessible)
- Garbage Disposals
- Range Hoods (sometimes this is the Microwave)
- Range, Stove, Cooktops, Ovens
- Bathroom Exhaust Fans & Heaters
- Garage Door Openers
- Dryer Vents
Optional Systems Performed on Request:
- Sprinkler Systems
- Pools & Spas
- Detached Carports/Garages
- Detached Decks and Porches
- Septic Systems
- Well-Water Systems
After the Inspection
If you are present at the site of the home buyer’s inspection when we are finished, we are happy to go over our report in person and outline any of our key concerns for your home. You are free to ask us any questions and we will answer them to the best of our ability. If you aren’t able to make it to the site of the inspection, we are happy to give you an oral walk-through of the report over the phone at a designated time and date.
You will receive a full-color digital report from us emailed to you directly and your representative if you wish no later than the next morning, but we typically email the report that evening in most instances. Please contact us with any questions or concerns you have about the report, and we’ll be happy to answer them for you.
Ensure Home Inspections is determined to provide a standard of customer support and satisfaction that is unrivaled in the industry, before, during, and after the home buyer’s inspection. We are pleased to answer any questions you may have at any time.
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San Antonio, New Braunfels, Boerne, Canyon Lake, San Marcos, Seguin, Schertz, Cibolo, Selma, Live Oak, Universal City, Helotes, Spring Branch, Converse, Kirby, Leon Valley, Alamo Heights, Castle Hills, Windcrest, Bulverde, China Grove, La Vernia, Shavano Park, Balcones Heights, Terrell Hills, Hollywood Park, Hill Country Village, Martinez, Timberwood Park, Northcliffe, Poteet, Pleasanton, Elmendorf, Castroville, Van Ormy, Macdona, Adkins, St. Hedwig, Grey Forest, Fair Oaks Ranch, New Berlin, Lacoste, Losoya, McQueeny, Leming, Calaveras, Floresville, Lytle. Bexar County, Comal County, Guadalupe County, Medina County, Attacosa County, Bandera County, Wilson County, Kendall County
Contact Your Home Inspectors
Home Inspector Kyle D. Scott
TREC # 23813 - TDA # 0819063
Ensure Home Inspections provides thorough inspections, detailed reports, and personalized consultations at affordable prices in San Antonio, TX & surrounding areas to Homebuyers, Homesellers, and their realtors. Offering WDI/Termite Inspections, Thermal Imaging, Drone Roof Inspections, Foundation Elevation Survey and more!
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