Yes you are encouraged to attend all or part of the inspection. The inspection will last from 2 - 3 hours depending on the size and condition of the home. Some customers prefer to attend the last 30 minutes to go over all the issues, but some like to attend the entire inspection. Either is OK.
Do I have to attend?
No you do not have to attend the inspection. All photos taken will be available on our website and be password protected. Reports are emailed that same day/evening. Normally 75 - 150 pictures are taken during the inspection. This depends on the size and condition of the house. About 10% of the pictures make it to the report, but all of the pictures are yours to keep.
How about payment?
Payment is expected at time of inspection unless other arrangements have been made in advance. We accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express. We also accept checks and cash.
If you cannot or wish not to attend we will send you an online invoice to pay on the day of the inspection.
What about a Termite Inspection?
Yes, we can perform a Termite Inspection and in the DFW area we offer a one year warranty through Certified Termite and Pest Control. One less thing to worry about. Normally runs $100 extra, slightly higher for pier and beam, and homes over 3500 square feet.
My realtor referred me to you, but should I look for an "independent" inspector?
I am an independent inspector and although I may have been referred by a realtor, you are my customer. My inspection is performed to the highest standards and regardless of how you found me, your best interest is foremost in the inspection. If a realtor referred me, they understand this and they want a complete inspection as much as you do. Those few realtors that expect any less would not refer me.
My dad, brother, neighbor, etc, has a lot of construction experience why shouldn't I use them for free?
Normally it is difficult to find someone with experience in Structures, Roofing, Electrical, Plumbing, Appliances, Foundations, Sprinkler Systems, Doors, Windows, and all the components of a house. But even if you could, in the state of Texas, you must be licensed to inspect houses for purchase. "If you think hiring a professional is expensive, try hiring an amateur". Check my credentials on the About Us page.
How much does it cost?
The rate is based on several factors, square footage, if it has a pool, and if the house is pier and beam foundation etc. The easiest way to determine the cost is to call me at (972) 467-7645 with the square footage and if it has a pool. No high pressure selling, if you are just checking prices I am confident that my prices are fair, and I include Thermal Imaging on each inspection for no additional charge. Check out my Thermal Imaging page to find out more. This is an important tool and most inspectors don't have it. For the ones that do, they usually charge $100 to $150 extra to use it. My inspections have it at no additional charge.