Thorough inspections require a lot of work and effort by the inspector. We guarantee that we will give you our very best effort at any inspection. This we promise you.
Home inspections are based on the TREC (Texas Real Estate Commission) Standards of Practice.
Why should you get a home inspection?
- The main reason to have your El Paso home professionally inspected is to learn about problems with the house that may not be obvious to a non-professional.
- Are cracks in the walls, patios, etc. structural problems or normal aging?
- Is the visible electric wiring in the main panel, attic, and garage safe?
- Is the visible portion of the plumbing system functioning properly?
- Does the heating/cooling system operate?
- Are there unsafe conditions in the house?
A pre-sale inspection gives you a list of items that can make your El Paso home look better, possibly sell faster and, most importantly, function properly: Trim any trees that overhang the house, re-caulk the windows, replace old weather stripping, light bulbs, dirty air filters in heaters, and missing light switch and receptacle covers, seal the penetrations on the roof.
A smart buyer will likely have a home inspection performed before purchasing and the more their inspector finds, the more they may want to negotiate.
A home inspection is limited to the accessible areas in a home.
- Grading and Drainage
- Roof Covering Materials
- Roof Structures and Attics
- Walls (Interior and Exterior)
- Ceilings and Floors
- Doors (Interior and Exterior)
- Stairways (Interior and Exterior)
- Fireplaces and Chimneys
- Porches, Balconies, Decks, and Carports
- Service Entrance and Panels
- Branch Circuits, Connected Devices, and Fixtures (smoke detectors, CO detector, doorbell, etc.)
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems:
- Heating Equipment
- Cooling Equipment
- Duct Systems, Chases, and Vents
- Plumbing Supply, Distribution Systems and Fixtures
- Drains, Wastes, and Vents
- Water Heating Equipment
- Hydro-Massage Therapy Equipment (jetted tubs)
- Food Waste Disposers
- Range Hood and Exhaust Systems
- Ranges, Cooktops, and Ovens
- Microwave Ovens
- Mechanical Exhaust Vents and Bathroom Heaters
- Garage Door Operators
- Dryer Exhaust Systems
After the Report is Received
We give you the findings from the inspection in a PDF report to give you a better idea of what the home needs. Cosmetic items generally are not part of the home inspection report. Please read the full report. If we report a problem with your home, the process doesn't end there. Next, it's up to you to hire licensed specialists - whether it's a roofing contractor, electrical contractor, or an air conditioning technician - to fully investigate the problem at hand. These inspections may cost you a few hundred dollars up front, but that's a savings compared to the thousands of dollars you could spend later after the sale has been finalized.
In Texas, home inspectors are not allowed to do destructive testing.
Example: We do not cut into walls to verify staples have not cut into electrical wires. We can't see through walls and you should question any inspector who says he will find everything. Our goal is to identify observable problems and potential problems, prior to your purchase.
The home inspection is not a warranty or protection against future failures. It is a snapshot in time of the current condition of the home. You may wish to consider purchasing a home warranty for future protection. The home inspection is not a code inspection. FYI Property Inspection, LLC will not pass or fail a house. Homes are inspected for current safety items that may not have been known or enforced when the home was built. We will recommend upgrades, but the seller is in no way obligated to fix anything. Some lenders may require changes or upgrades before purchasing. We will report findings when it comes to safety concerns, such as ungrounded outlets above sinks. As a home inspection company, we think "safety" not "code" when performing a home inspection. Some items can be upgraded on an as-needed basis.
Value of The Home?
FYI Property Inspection, LLC does not determine the value of a home. This is the job of a professional appraiser. We do not make recommendations for or against the purchase of the home.
We encourage you to use our services to help evaluate your new property in or around El Paso. Most people who attend their home inspection feel they get an "education."
Get In Touch
Please contact us for more information or to schedule an inspection.