What to Expect From Your Standard Inspection
If you are in need of a home inspection in South Texas (Brush country), Cactus Property Inspections is here to help.
Whether you need a buyer’s inspection, a pre-listing inspection, a stage inspection, or just interested in a home inspection to ensure proper maintenance of your current home, you can trust us to deliver excellent services.
Our licensed, certified home inspectors are always here to help, and ensure that you are aware of any potential issues with your current home, before listing your home, or a home that you’re interested in purchasing.
We’re focused on education, and our goal is to provide you with all the information you need about the property in question and its overall condition. Every inspection is done as if we are persons buying or selling the home. We welcome our clients to walk through the home with us and to ask any questions they may have throughout the inspection process.
Cactus Property Inspections has a thorough, multi-point checklist that ensures that no stone is left unturned, and we will explain the overall, general condition of the home and its systems to you and your agent after your inspection is complete.
In addition, we will compile a comprehensive digital report, delivered online via HTML, or in PDF format, documenting all of our findings, and including images, references and further details. The report will be available for you both in a desktop-friendly format and a mobile format, so that you can stay in-the-loop and check your report even when you’re on the go.
Below is a quick overview of the services included in your home inspection, and the major systems that we analyze and assess throughout the process.
The roof is one of the most costly and important structures. We will examine the roof, its structure, shingles/tiles, flashing, gutters, downspouts and more.
This includes the exterior walkways and doors, siding, eaves and soffits, fascia, paint, and other such elements of the home’s exterior.
We will visually inspect the HVAC systems including ducts, filters, furnaces and air conditioning units.
We will visually inspect plumbing fixtures for proper function, including tubs, sinks, hoses, showers, and water shut-off valves, and look for leaks and other such flaws.
We will visually inspect both interior and exterior electrical systems including service drops, service masts, grounding, outlets, meters, circuit breakers, and other such systems.
We will test and examine all major appliances that are permanent, like water heaters and other permanently installed appliances per TREC SOP.
Doors, Windows & Interior
We will check doors and windows for proper sealing and drafts, signs of water damage, and more. We will also check the condition of all interior spaces.
Foundations, Basements and Crawl Spaces
We will examine the foundation, crawlspaces and basements to look for signs of things like past water damage, foundation cracking or shifting, and other such potentially expensive issues.
Attic, Ventilation & Insulation
We will examine the attic to ensure it is properly ventilated, assess the level of insulation, and more.