About the Inspection
Here is some helpful information about the inspection process and important factors to consider that can insure your security and satisfaction. For more info, visit our FAQs.
The first step is to choose a qualified inspector. They should be a TREC licensed Professional Home Inspector and be a member of organizations that provide and require continuous education and examination to be a certified member. They should have experience in either or both home building / major remodeling and inspections. Contact your perspective inspector and talk with them about their qualifications and make sure you are comfortable with that individual and what they have to offer.
Schedule your inspection as soon as possible after acceptance of your offer on a property. There will be a pre-inspection agreement to complete.
The Inspection Covers:
- Foundation and Grading
- Gutters and Drainage
- Siding, Trim, and Brick Veneer
- Roof and Flashing
- Ceilings, Floors, and Walls
- Doors and Windows
- Major Appliances
- Crawl Spaces
- Air Conditioning
A wood-destroying insect (WDI, ex. termites) report will be included in the inspection fee quote for single-family homes.
Note: Pool and equipment inspections are not included in a TREC standard home inspection.
Arrangements for optional system inspections (such as swimming pool and equipment, septic sewer systems, and water wells) can be made at an additional charge.
Plan to attend all or part of the inspection, but for sure be there for the completion and a final review of the inspection. The results of the inspection will be reviewed with the buyer and their agent at the completion of the inspection, if they are present. The report will be written in easy to read and understand terms with digital photos showing any areas of concern. First time home buyers will be provided a home maintenance/information manual. Under normal circumstances, the report will be sent via e-mail by the end of the day.
In Preparation for the Inspection:
Put together a list of pre-existing deficiencies
Put together a list of deficiencies that were previously corrected
Ensure all utilities are turned on
Make sure attic and crawl space are free of obstructions
Provide access to all areas of home and yard
The Texas Real Estate Commission only requires home inspectors to be insured for at least $100,000. For your protection, Precision Home Inspection of Dallas is insured for Errors and Omissions in the amount of $250,000.