Experience You Can Trust
Serving the El Paso Area since 2005!
Welcome to FYI Property Inspection, LLC!
Inspector Richard Fitzwater is a Texas-licensed, Certified Professional Real Estate Inspector (TREC #8317) serving El Paso, Horizon, and Canutillo Texas since 2005. Whether you're buying a new home or selling the one you are in, we will provide you with a thorough home inspection and a detailed report you can rely on to make a confident decision and to keep your family safe. Our level of service is unmatched.
Photos above show ceiling with standard camera vs thermal camera, showing ineffective insulation
- Flir Thermal Camera available for detecting leaks or insulation flaws
- GFCI reset locations in the report
- Non-contact moisture detection (if needed)
- A wealth of knowledge to share
- Tiff 8800 combustible gas detector for gas connections
- Carbon monoxide checks on the furnace(s) and water heater(s)
- Pole camera available for hard to reach roofs
The Home Inspection
Our home inspections usually take about three to five hours, depending on the size and condition of the home. An inspector who says that they will do it in two hours or less is simply ensuring that you will get a minimal inspection. We will inspect the visible and accessible structure, systems and components of the home, inside and out, from the foundation to the roof. (Read the list of items we inspect here.)
We'll show you where the various shutoff valves and disconnects are. We want you to know your home and be prepared for emergencies, as well as understand the responsibilities of home ownership.
My husband and I are in the process of closing on a new home. We hired Mr. Fitzwater to do a separate inspection for us. I’m so glad we made that choice because he found problems that seem minor now but that could potentially cause damage in the future. He is extremely thorough and knowledgeable in this…
From the Blog
This shower stem was found during an inspection this week. The base of the showerhead caused water to drip on the top of the fiberglass shower enclosure. This could allow water to get behind the wall. A longer shower stem is recommended. The shower head was also installed too high above the enclosure.
While inspecting this electrical panel, I noticed a wire was not connected to the grounding bushing at the bottom of the panel. Grounding and bonding bushings are used to bond and terminate the metal conduit to the enclosure.
This kitchen receptacle was found without a ground or GFCI protection. Newer standards require kitchen receptacles to have both. I recommend upgrading any kitchen receptacles for safety, even in an older home. A few dollars of the upgrade is well worth it to possibly save a life.
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