Getting a home inspection is a critical step on the path to purchasing a new home. A home is likely one of the biggest investments you will ever make, so selecting the right home inspector is extremely important.
Here are five things to look for when selecting a home inspector:
1 – Experience
As with any service, a home inspection is only as good as the individual performing it. Every home is different and presents unique challenges. You need to know that your inspector has the experience to really know what to look for and how to find it in a variety of different environments and structures.
The expert home inspectors at Texan Inspection have performed more than 30,000 inspections over the nearly two decades we have been in business. While interns and new inspectors do attend inspections as part of their rigorous training protocol, there will always be a seasoned professional in charge of your service.
Plus, each inspector holds the highest level of licensure offered by the Texas Real Estate Commission. We have multiple TREC Professionally Licensed and Thermography Certified Inspectors on staff to serve our customers every day.
2 – Advanced Technology
Technology is improving all the time and the resources available to the home inspection industry are impressive. Choose an inspector who has access to the latest industry technology, so you get the best, most accurate picture of the health of your home as possible. Superior tools deliver superior results.
Texan Inspection has invested in both drone and infrared thermography technology so we can offer our customers the most through home inspection reports possible. Innovative drone technology enables us to thoroughly examine difficult-to-reach features like roofs, chimneys, and other complicated, inaccessible structures. Infrared thermography works almost like an MRI to show our inspectors what is happening inside the walls of a structure. It can help detect potential issues like mold, faulty wiring, or insulation problems.
Plus, the cost of these state-of-the-art technologies is included with every inspection. No additional fees!
3 – Customer Satisfaction
When you spend your hard-earned money on a home inspection, you want to be confident in your results. Make sure the company you choose stands behind their inspections and their staff. And check their reviews.
At Texan Inspection, we offer a 200% Satisfaction Assurance program. What does that mean? It means that we are so confident in our service that if you are not completely satisfied, we will not only refund your inspection fee, we will also pay up to the same amount for a second inspection by another company.
Our reviews speak for themselves. Check them out here!
4 – Upfront Pricing
Who doesn’t hate hidden fees? Do your research and make sure you understand the cost of your home inspection before hiring an inspector. Watch for hidden fees like upcharges for use of special technology like infrared cameras or drones.
At Texan Inspection, we offer a clear explanation of fees on our website and we provide a precise written estimate for every project.
5 – In-House Inspectors
An online search of home inspection services delivers hundreds of results. Many are simply referral services that outsource their inspectors.
Texan Inspection employs six highly trained, full-time expert inspectors, each with a proven track records for delivering top-quality service. Our confidence in their work is why we can offer the 200% Satisfaction Assurance program.
Selecting Your Home Inspector
Before you sign on the dotted line, do your research. Remember to look for these five considerations before you select your home inspector: experience, advanced technology, customer satisfaction, upfront pricing, and in-house inspectors vs. subcontractors.
Texan Inspection checks all the boxes. We deliver outstanding and thorough results that you can count on to make the vital decision about purchasing a home.