At Weller Home Inspections, we provide home inspection services for single-family homes and investor properties in Houston, Texas and surrounding areas.
As an experienced licensed inspector, we will prepare your Home Inspection Report with easy-to-read details on:
- The condition of every major component from the roof to the foundation or crawl space
- Major and minor deficiencies within the structure, heating/AC, Plumbing, electrical, grading and drainage of land and sidewalks and drive ways
- Any major expenditures necessary, as end of life roofing, replacement of Heating/AC or possible foundation problems
- What to watch out for such as faulty workmanship in prior repairs and additions
- Environmental and Safety concerns for the interior and exterior structure as well as human health issues
As a Home Inspector, we encourage you to be at the inspection if only for a short while. The inspection typically takes three to four hours, depending on the size of the home. By you attending the inspection process, this will give us a chance to point out cosmetic items that may not appear on the written report, as well as answering any questions you may have.
Pre-Purchase Inspection performed to Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) Standards of Practice
A home inspection is a visual process where all of the items typically used within a home are tested and/or operated to verify proper operation or installation. Doors and windows are opened and closed, roofing materials inspected, air-conditioning and heating systems operated. As the Inspector, we will fill the sinks and tub(s), run the shower(s), and flush the toilets. All the while making notes on the condition and operation of the components tested. Upon completion you will be furnished with a comprehensive report that will be emailed.
New Construction Phase Inspections – (What your builder does not want you to have)
New construction phase inspections are performed before sheet rock and just after insulation an at the completion of construction, but prior to your final walk through with the Builder's Customer Service Representative or Builder. It is always a good idea to verify that utilities (gas, water, and electric) have been turned on, either by you or the Builder depending on the Builder's policy. The inspection should be scheduled a few days before your final walk through with the Builder. This will ensure that most, if not all, last minute items have been completed prior to your inspection. At the conclusion of the inspection a completed report will be emailed to you.
Pre-Warranty Expiration Inspections
Warranty inspections are performed towards the end of your 1 or 2 year Builder Warranty. This is most important if you did not get a pre-closing inspection when you purchased your home. At the 1 or 2 year anniversary you give up almost any chance you have in getting your builder to correct issues you may have. The inspection will be performed to verify that proper building techniques were used and that the various components of the home were properly installed and are safe. If you are having problems getting your builder to correct issues with your new home this should be your first step before you seek legal advice. You will be presented with a completed written report with digital photos, taken as needed. A CD of the report will be sent in the mail.
Investor Property Inspections
Includes Multi-Unit Housing
Investor property inspections are performed prior to purchase as well as periodically during ownership. Pre-purchase inspections are performed to identify defects prior to taking ownership to negotiate repairs or price adjustments which reflect the condition of the property. Periodic inspections for properties currently in your portfolio would ensure the identification of needed repairs following say a long term tenant's departure. Long-term tenants sometimes neglect to mention repairs and/or abuse the property during their tenancy. Identifying those problems early is the key to profitable ownership.
Seller Certified Home Program
Listing inspections are very good for the homeowner who may not be in tune with the condition of their home. A great many sales are cancelled due to the buyer's shock at the functional condition of the home. It may look great, but have serious technical, safety, or functional issues present without the owner's knowledge. Having the home inspected prior to placing on the market is the ideal way to identify and either repair or disclose the issue found in the Inspection Report. Obviously, repairing the items would be the most beneficial towards completing the sale. However, there may be financial reasons where the owner can't make the repairs. Disclosing them up front and pricing the home based upon that disclosure will often times produce a higher net sales price for the owner.
Weller Home Inspections also inspects the following:
- Water Sprinkler Systems
- Swimming Pools & Spas
- Manufactured Homes
- Commercial/Office space
- Thermal Imaging Camera (Inferred)
Other Inspection Services
We can arrange inspections for wood destroying insects and septics/wells. Please note: these additional inspections are not included in the home inspection fee and will be performed by outside companies that are in no way affiliated with Weller Home Inspections.
Buying a Brand New House?
You think you don’t need a home inspection, consider some of the issues we have discovered in new, and often, custom built homes:
- Holes left in roofs
- Broken roof trusses
- Improperly wired outlets
- No insulation in the attic
- Leaks under sinks
- Cracks in bathtubs and showers
- Foundation problems
- Exhaust vents terminate to the attic and not the exterior
- Heating and A/C not functioning correctly
- Missing kick out flashing at the roof/wall
To view a sample report, please click here: Sample Report
What is a Home Inspection?
A home inspection is an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a home, from the roof to the foundation or crawl space. A home inspection is the equivalent of a physical examination from your doctor. When problems or symptoms are found, the inspector may recommend further evaluation or remedies.
What Do We Inspect?
Our program has been designed to assure you a thorough, easy to understand overview of the conditions of the home you are about to purchase or, purchased within the last year or two.
Buying a home is not something you do every day and we provide the information you need for peace of mind.
We will inspect all of the readily visible structural elements and major systems of the home. Items that will typically be included in an inspection are:
- Foundations (slab, crawl space, etc.)
- Grading and drainage (drainage around house exterior)
- Roof, roof structure and attic, attic power vents
- Insulation in attic and crawl space
- Ducts, vents and flues
- Interior walls, doors, ceilings and floors
- Exterior walls, doors, windows, and door glazing
- Fireplace and chimney
- Porches, decks and carports
- All built-in appliances
- Bathroom exhaust vents
- Dryer vents
- Kitchen hood vents
- Whole house vacuum systems
- Water heaters
- Doorbells and chimes
- Cooling systems-A/C and evaporative
- Heating systems
- Garage, Garage doors, garage door openers and censors
- Electrical service entrance panels
- Electrical branch circuits, connected devices and fixtures
- Plumbing – water supply, fixtures, drains, vents, and Hydrotherapy equipment
- Lawn and garden sprinkler systems
- Swimming pool and spa
- I assure the inspection of and report on, over 400 items
- I deliver a detailed report to you via email and send a CD (PDF file hard copy) in the mail
- I point out major and minor deficiencies to give you the complete picture on your new home's condition
- I identify any major expenditures (if any) coming up so you can budget these potential expenses
- I identify any potential safety hazards present
- I show you how various systems work
- I review and explain the conditions found
What Does a Typical Home Inspection Cover?
- External Conditions and Surfaces
- Roof, Attic, Insulation and Ventilation
- Plumbing and Electrical Systems
- Appliances (built in)
- Heating and Cooling Systems
- Foundations, Slabs and Floors
- Walls and Ceilings
- Garage, Walls and Driveway
- Sidewalks and gradings
When the inspection is complete, we will tell you of any additional problems that were discovered and discuss them with you. We'll point out any safety concerns noticed. This is most important as ALL homes will have safety issues.
You'll also receive a full written report with photos of the inspection via email shortly after the inspection. A CD of the report is sent in the mail.
We will also tell you about any routine maintenance that should be performed, as well as answer any questions you may have. Our goal is to discover and inform you of anything found that might affect your new home.
For additional information or to schedule your home inspection, please contact us today.
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