Home Damage: Corroded Water Heater

A Texan Inspection employee recently found this while checking out a home. This corroded water heater wasn't any more than four years old, which surprised us. Typically water heaters that decay are much older. So even if you have a new water heater, make sure to check it for leaks! In general, check 'em [...]

2021-11-10T13:45:18-06:00November 10th, 2021|Home Inspection|

Home Damage: Visible Wall Trim Damage

Our Texan Inspection Home Inspector reported that there was no active moisture in the wall of this home he was inspecting, however he was confident that it was related to previous moisture damage. The damage was located directly below a window, showing evidence of leakage. In case you’d like to know [...]

2021-11-09T15:38:08-06:00November 9th, 2021|Home Inspection|

Home Damage: Missing Furnace Flue Pipe

Recently, one of our home inspectors found a missing furnace flue pipe while checking out a new construction. This part is a vital component of a home's heating system, used for space & water heating. These flue pipes are used to safely vent the exhaust and combustion byproducts of a home, [...]

2021-11-09T15:29:57-06:00November 4th, 2021|Home Inspection|

Home Damage: Exterior Door Installed Backwards

Don't let this happen to you! One of our inspectors recently found this rear exterior door installed backwards with the hinges facing the exterior. This is more than just an odd-looking mistake; doors are meant to be put in a certain way, and a wrong installation can affect the functionality [...]

2021-07-26T13:34:00-05:00July 26th, 2021|Home Inspection|

Home Damage: Garbage Disposal Leak

Texan Inspection's Home Inspector, Derek, noted this garbage disposal issue in a recent Houston area home inspection. His noted concern was that "this is a leak waiting to happen due to excessive and unnecessary amount of plumbing connections leading to the food disposal". If you have ever had a leak under your sink, you [...]

2021-07-26T13:33:58-05:00July 19th, 2021|Home Inspection|

Home Damage: Exposed Electrical Connection

Texan Inspection Home Inspector Finds Exposed Electrical Connections Near Furnace Gas Line Here is an interesting photo of exposed electrical connections that should be in a covered junction box. These exposed connections, which could easily arc, are right up against the furnace gas line and ignitor. This was found in a new construction home. [...]

2021-04-29T16:14:33-05:00April 29th, 2021|Home Inspection|

Drone footage during a Texan Inspection home inspection shows damage appearing to have been caused by improper material installed on the roof surface. The surface has little to no pitch. Roofing materials designed for flat roofs should have been installed. Notice the two adjacent units have the correct material installed. Consider Texan Inspection for [...]

2021-02-25T11:05:49-06:00February 25th, 2021|Home Inspection, Technology|

Texan Inspection Services – Hidden Control Panel

Join us for Trent’s Tip of the Day and learn exactly where NOT to put a control panel! Video Transcript: Hey everyone Trent with Texan Inspection here in a 1971 how your built house and it's been remodeled one of the things you need to look for whenever you're buying an older [...]

2021-02-01T18:28:38-06:00February 1st, 2021|Uncategorized|

Advanced Drone Technology Detects Hidden Roof Damage

Beautiful trees offer tremendous complements to our yards and properties. They are aesthetically pleasing and they offer much needed shade during the hot summer. Plus, they support a thriving ecosystem for a wide variety of species of birds, squirrels, lizards and more. This multifaceted appeal enhances value when it comes to selling a [...]

2020-07-07T16:46:11-05:00July 2nd, 2020|Home Inspection, Technology|

5 Things to Look for Before Selecting a Home Inspector

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 [...]

2020-05-15T14:48:39-05:00May 15th, 2020|Home Inspection|