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Home Inspection Mistakes to Avoid

As a home buyer, searching for a house can be an exhausting experience. But it is critical to take your time and be diligent in vetting your new home before making such a substantial commitment. We recently read an article that highlights the importance of the home inspection during the house buying process and [...]

2018-07-23T13:43:27+00:00July 24th, 2018|Home Inspection|

Houston Area Home Inspectors Use Drones and Thermal Imaging for a Thorough Home Inspection

Houston Area Home Inspectors Use Drones and Thermal Imaging for a Thorough Home Inspection If you are in the process of buying a home, using quality information acquired from drones and thermal imaging scans can be paramount in learning the condition of the home. All inspections involving a residential real estate transaction are regulated [...]

2018-02-26T11:00:13+00:00February 26th, 2018|Home Inspection, Technology|

Water Heater Inspection – Flushing Tips

Texan Inspection looks very closely at your home's water heater during our home inspection process. A thorough water heater inspection is an integral part of the services we perform. If natural gas or propane is the energy source, our inspector looks for gas cut off valves present and confirms that the unit is properly installed [...]

2017-08-02T14:00:06+00:00August 2nd, 2017|Helpful Home Tips|

Toilet Inspection – Adjusting Toilet Fill Valve

While conducting your home inspection, Texan Inspection will inspect toilets to verify proper operation. Toilets require maintenance in order to flush properly and refill the tank reservoir. This can greatly reduce the amount of water used which saves you money and is environmentally friendly. If not properly maintained, toilets can be a potential leak hazard [...]

2017-08-02T11:14:37+00:00May 31st, 2017|Helpful Home Tips|

Houston AC Inspection and Condenser Maintenance

Our home inspectors pay careful attention to the AC unit during a pre-purchase home inspection. Our hot Houston summers can take a toll on AC units that are not well maintained. An important part of the system that is often neglected by home owners is the AC condenser. This should always be inspected before purchasing [...]

2017-08-02T11:15:32+00:00March 16th, 2017|Helpful Home Tips|

Home Selling Tips

Is Your Home Physically Fit? To give your home a competitive edge when it's time to sell, make sure it is in good physical condition. This not only makes your home more attractive and desirable, it also simplifies the negotiation process when the time comes for the buyer's pre-purchase inspection. According to home inspection experts, [...]

2017-02-09T20:53:58+00:00February 7th, 2017|Home Selling Tips|

Termites

Termites Buyers: If you’re buying a home, your lending institution might ask, "Is there any structural damage? How much damage is there?" You, too, will most likely wish to have answers to those questions. We can help provide the answers. Sellers: We can tell you if the home you’re selling has termite damage and/or infestation. [...]

2017-02-09T20:39:12+00:00February 7th, 2017|Home Dangers, Home Selling Tips|

Air Quality

Air Quality One sure path to energy efficiency in houses is eliminating air leaks. If you cut down the amount of air that has to be heated and cooled, you cut your utility bill substantially. But plugging up all those air leaks means less fresh air inside and this has brought on other problems. One [...]

2017-02-09T20:41:07+00:00February 7th, 2017|Home Dangers, Home Selling Tips|

Polybutylene

What is Polybutylene? Polybutylene is a form of plastic resin that was used extensively in the manufacture of water supply piping from 1978 until 1995. Due to the low cost of the material and ease of installation, polybutylene piping systems were viewed as "the pipe of the future" and were used as a substitute for [...]

2017-02-09T20:43:18+00:00February 7th, 2017|Home Dangers, Home Selling Tips|

EIFS

EIFS - Exterior Insulation and Finishing Systems Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) are multi-layered exterior wall systems that are used on both commercial buildings and homes. EIFS were introduced in the U.S. almost 30 years ago and were first used on commercial buildings and then later on homes. EIFS typically consist of an insulation [...]

2017-02-09T20:44:38+00:00February 7th, 2017|Home Dangers, Home Selling Tips|

Lead-Based Paint

Lead-Based Paint Exposure Lead-based paints were used in many homes prior to its banning by the federal government in 1978. Lead-based paints, as the name implies, contains lead. Many documented cases of lead poisoning can be attributed to lead contamination resulting from the degradation of such paints. Lead-based paints in good condition pose little risk [...]

2017-02-09T20:45:23+00:00February 7th, 2017|Home Dangers, Home Selling Tips|

Aluminum Wiring

Aluminum Wiring Certain properties of aluminum can cause deterioration of connections, possibly presenting a fire hazard after years of service. The hazard is overheating of connections, typically after carrying a heavy electrical load, such as a hair dryer or portable heater, for a sustained period of time. The problem is most marked in homes built [...]

2017-02-09T20:48:21+00:00February 7th, 2017|Home Dangers, Home Selling Tips|

Water Testing

Water Testing Water is the universal solvent, and it has the capability of dissolving just about anything. Because of this unique property, water can easily become contaminated. Serious contaminates such as Lead and E. Coli Bacteria may be toxins affecting your family’s health. Listed below are the four major testing categories that we can examine [...]

2017-02-09T20:48:53+00:00February 7th, 2017|Home Dangers, Home Selling Tips|

Asbestos

Asbestos in Your Home What Is Asbestos? Asbestos is a mineral fiber found in rocks, of naturally occurring silicate minerals that can be separated into fibers. There are several kinds of asbestos fibers, all of which are fire resistant and not easily destroyed or degraded by natural processes. The fibers are strong, durable, and resistant [...]

2017-02-09T20:49:33+00:00February 7th, 2017|Home Dangers, Home Selling Tips|

Septic Tank

Everything that goes down any of the drains in the house (toilets, showers, sinks, laundry machines) travels first to the septic tank. The septic tank is a large-volume, watertight tank which provides initial treatment of the household wastewater by intercepting solids and settleable organic matter before disposal of the wastewater (effluent) to the drain field. [...]

2017-02-09T20:50:10+00:00February 7th, 2017|Home Dangers, Home Selling Tips|
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