Houston - Galveston Home Inspection I Infrared Thermography
Monday - Friday: To 6:00 pm
Weekend by scheduled appointment only
We are closed on the following Holidays:
New Year’s Day (Jan. 1st)
Memorial Day (Last Monday in May)
Independence Day (July 4th)
Labor Day (First Monday in September)
Thanksgiving Day (Fourth Thursday in November)
Day after Thanksgiving Day
Day before Christmas and Christmas Day (Dec. 24th-25th)
If you have trouble with English please have an interpreter.
Estimated Inspection Time & Policy
There is a lot to learn from an inspection. If you are not present you do not know what was looked at or how long it took nor able to ask questions.
Research indicates that people spend more time selecting and comparing computers and cars than they do on the largest financial investment of their life (the home) and then tend to have some measure of buyer remorse. If you cannot be present at the inspection of the largest financial investment there are many high volume inspector types promoted by the sales industry that would prefer you not be present that are available.
There are business licensed only inspectors (TREC) that do 12-15 inspections a week and only allow 45 minutes to one hour per 1,000 sqft feet which is leaves no time for report writing. The industry we deal with indicates that this is much less than the time of normal inspections and complaints may be expected to increase ex-ponentially. In 2016 claims have greatly increased for the volume inspectors.
What We Do Not Inspect
Homes with aluminum wiring
Water Wells and Septic***
Our policy is to not inspect a property unless you are present as we provide educational inspections. We want you to know about the property and be able to answer your questions. We also want you present for security and safety reasons. We cover a lot of maintenance and information that is not in an inspection report so bring a note pad and camera.
*Fixer uppers need a contractor, not a visual home inspection. This would include the late night TV get rich house flippers.
**Any inspection you get on a stucco home will certainly find "something" in order to refer you to a so-called stucco specialist in order to relieve the inspector of liability. Read the fine print. We do not inspect stucco.
ICC/IRC Combination Code Certified R5 Inspector - 5188826
County (IRC) Building Inspections - Texas HB2833
Texas Real Estate Commission
Texas Real Estate Commission
(Nationally) Certified Master Inspector, CMI
Texas Professional Real Estate Inspectors Association #435 -MI
Coastal Inspections; Bulkheads, Piers, Docks, Boat Houses
InterNACHI - Certified Home Energy Inspector
Infrared Thermography Certified
Builder 21+ years
Real Estate Inspection Audits & Litigation Support
National Author - "Understanding and Complying with Title X in Real Estate"; (Public Law 102-550, October 28, 1992); © copyright 1996, James L. Hime, CSI, EAC; Library of Congress ISSN 1090-6789 [Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992]
National Speaker, Environmental Assessment Conference; Las Vegas;
National Speaker- National Assn. of Master Real Estate Appraisers; New Braunsfels, Tx (Property Condition and Environmental)
U.S. Kelly AFB, San Antonio, Tx; X-Ray Flourescent Spectrum Analyzer Training, Niton Corp.
UTMB Health Science Center, Occupational Training/Instruction;