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Whether you are buying, selling or maintaining your home, Gulf Coast Inspections provides professional and quality service from the moment you call. We will walk through your home together and teach you as much as you want to learn. We strictly follow the Standards of Practice for home inspectors established by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC).
After we walk through the home together, we will personally explain the home's general condition and systems to you and your agent. Furthermore, we will address your concerns and any major issues discovered. We will also mention the items that you will want to keep an eye on for deferred maintenance. All of this will be detailed in my easy-to-read report that will be delivered in HTML and/or PDF format. From that report, you’ll be able to see the items we discussed, with images for reference. We also offer drone roof inspections for hard-to-access or ceramic tile roofing with 4k quality photos.
Foundations, drainage and grading around the foundation, walls (interior & exterior), ceilings and floors, doors (interior & exterior), windows, stairways, fireplaces and chimneys, porches, balconies, decks, and carports.
Roof coverings, flashing, skylights, roof penetrations such as chimneys and vent stacks, drainage systems
Service entrance and panels, branch circuits and panels, connected devices and fixtures (light switches, ceiling fans), smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and testing GFCI/AFCI (ground & arc fault protected) when possible.
Plumbing supply, distribution systems, faucets, showers, tubs, drains, wastes, venting systems, water heater(s), hydro-massage therapy equipment, hose bibs, and water pressure.
Cooling and Heating equipment, duct systems, flues, chases, vents.
A: A home inspection is one of the best ways to help determine a homes current condition. The inspector will help aid you in gaining additional knowledge by revealing potential problems with the home.
A: No, your home cannot "fail" an inspection. A professional home inspection is an examination and objective assessment of the current condition of a house. A home inspector will not pass or fail a house, but rather describe its physical condition and indicate what components and systems may need major repair or replacement. A home inspection is not an appraisal and will not determine the home's market value. It is also not a municipal inspection and does not verify local code compliance.
A: Absolutely. New homes can have various and sometimes even major issues too. Homes are built by people, and people make mistakes. A home Inspection is a great way to bring forward problems such as incomplete work or damages during the building process.
A: Our goal is to identify deficiencies that could potentially affect your buying decision. We inspect all major systems of your property including: the roof, exterior, interior, structure, insulation, appliances, major systems such as electrical, cooling, heating, and plumbing.
A: It is highly recommended that you attend the inspection, though not required. This would be a great time for you to ask specific questions, and discuss your items of concern in person, while we are in front of it. If you are unable to attend the entire inspection (typically 3-4 hours) we recommend you try to be there for the last 45 minutes, so that we may discuss any deficiencies discovered and you can be shown them in person. If you are unable to attend at all, that’s okay too. We will provide you with a thorough report including pictures of any major concerns, and we can then have a discussion over the phone.
A: Times vary depending on the size and age of the home. The typical Gulf Coast Inspection is 3-4 hours. The times and scheduling can be adjusted, depending on the individual needs of each home inspection.
A: The Majority of reports are available within 24 hours. We strive to provide you a thorough and detailed inspection report, usually on the same day of inspection.
A: All homes have problems, even the brand-new ones. Of course, that does not mean you shouldn’t buy one. Our job is to educate you on all the issues we can discover, big and small, so that you can make an informed decision before moving forward with your buying choice. A buyer can often ask for the problems discovered be corrected before moving in or negotiate a lower purchasing price to fix issues after acquiring the home.
A: You could, but I highly recommend you hire a professional, even if it’s not me. Professional Home inspectors are highly trained, highly skilled, and rely on their instinct garnered through experience to identify issues in a home. Rather than hire a professional plumber, electrician, roofer, structural engineer, HVAC technician, and so on, you hire an inspector to bring to light issues that need correcting. And then if the issue needs additional diagnoses we will recommend an expert in that particular field to further evaluate/correct the issue. Besides, do you really want to rely on “uncle Joe” during one of the most significant purchase of your life?
A: If you notify me within 48 hours after you receive your report that you are unhappy with it, we will refund you 100% of the inspection fee.
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