About Home Inspections
A thorough home inspection provides one with an expert opinion on the condition of a house and it's primary structural and mechanical systems. A home inspection is a non-invasive, limited, visual examination. It is not intended to be technically exhaustive nor is every detail about the property identified. Home inspections in Texas must be performed in accordance with the Standards of Practice as set forth by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC). Square House inspection services exceed this standard by providing our clients with detail-oriented reports that are easy to understand.
The Inspection Process
The inspection process typically takes about 2-4 hours, varying according to the size and condition of the home. When the inspection is complete, the home inspector shares with the client any issues or concerns that were discovered and gives the client a comprehensive, written report that outlines the systems within the home and their condition.
Our home inspections include evaluation of the following systems: foundation, roof covering, grading and drainage, attic (including roof structure, ventilation and insulation), crawlspace (houses with pier and beam foundations), interior and exterior walls, windows and doors, electrical system, electrical fixtures and outlets, plumbing system, heating and air conditioning systems, kitchens and bathrooms, water heater, HVAC (including AC, heating system and air distribution) and some appliances.
What’s Not Inspected
The following items are outside the scope of a home inspection: pools and spas, detached buildings, playscapes, water softening equipment, water purification systems, septic systems, ejector/grinder pumps, refrigerators, clothes washers and dryers, alarm systems, gas lines and gas tanks and speaker or audio systems. In addition, the inspection and report do not address asbestos, radon gas, radiation, lead paint, urea formaldehyde, mold, insects (except for wood destroying such as termite) and rodents.