Frequently Asked Questions

Please feel free to email direct with any specific questions.


How Long Will The Home Inspection Take?

Most home inspections typically take between 2 and 3 hours on site with another 1 to 2 hours of report writing back at the office to complete. Our scheduling allows for ample time on site at the house or property to fully inspect along with travel to and from and report writing. The length of inspection can vary depending on the size of home, age, access and if there are any special needs or variables. 


Do I Have To Be At The House?

No, you do not have to be at the house during the inspection. We have access to the properties via SUPRA box or will coordinate combos. You are welcome and encouraged to be at the property if you can but it is not necessary. 

A lot of people find being at the property for 2 or 3 hours while the home inspector is inspecting can be a long time for standing around. We do encourage you to at least come by for the tail end of the home inspection around the 2 hour mark if possible to get a re-cap or ask any questions you might have. Our time spots hopefully allow you to come by on lunch break or after work as we are nearing the completion of the home inspection. Either way we be sending a full home inspection report with photos available for download in PDF. 


Do Utilities Need To Be On?

Yes...it is advised to make sure all utilities are on. The home inspector can not coordinate having the utilities on, they need to be on before the inspection time. Only what is on can be inspected, a home inspector CAN NOT turn any service on at the source or main. We will inspect what we can if not able to have all utilities on but please be sure to coordinate with any parties needed before hand such as real estate agents or home owners.


When Will I Get The Report?

Your home inspection report will be emailed over and available in PDF format the next day.


What Areas Do You Serve?

We proudly provide Home Inspections across South Central Texas and the surrounding Hill Country including the San Antonio, Boerne and Comfort, TX Areas.


What Is Inspected?

A home inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of the accessible areas of the residential property which is designed to identify defects and provide information on specific systems and the condition of components using normal controls at the time of the inspection. As licensed professionals we follow the full Standards Of Practice set by The Texas Real Estate Commission. 


Here is what is inspected:


Structural Systems:

  • Foundation
  • Grading and Drainage
  • Roof Covering Material
  • Roof Structures and Attics
  • Interior Walls, Ceilings, Floors and Doors
  • Exterior Walls, Doors and Windows
  • Exterior and Interior Glazing (Windows)
  • Interior and Exterior Stairways
  • Fireplace and Chimneys
  • Porches, Balconies, Decks and Carports


Electrical Systems:

  • Service Entrance and Panels
  • Branch Circuits, Connected Devices and Fixtures


Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems (HVAC)

  • Heating Equipment
  • Cooling Equipment
  • Duct Systems
  • General Limitations (HVAC)


Plumbing Systems

  • Plumbing Systems (Toilets, Tubs, Sinks, Drains, Fixtures)
  • Water Heaters
  • Hydro-Massage Therapy Equipment


Appliances:

  • Dishwasher
  • Food Waste Disposer
  • Range Hood and Exhaust Systems
  • Electric or Gas Ranges, Cooktops and Ovens
  • Microwave Ovens
  • Mechanical Exhaust Systems and Bathroom Heaters
  • Garage Door Openers
  • Dryer Exhaust Systems


Optional Systems: Landscape Irrigation (Sprinkler) System, Swimming Pools.


Are you licensed?

Yes, we are licensed in the State of Texas through the Texas Real Estate Commission, TREC#22924. This assures initial training, examination and education requirements have been met along with ongoing continued education to maintain license. Plus, we have gone above the requirements of just state licensing and became Certified through the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, NACHI#18021925 to better serve our clients. 


Texas Home Inspector Questions
Texas Home Inspector Questions