Residential Home Inspection
Prolook Home Inspections will provide you more than just a report with pictures.
We will provide you the knowledge and understanding so you can make an informed decision and sleep well at nights. We offer a comprehensive, non-invasive visual inspection of the structural and mechanical systems found in and around the home. My job is to find deficiencies or potential issues that you the buyer need to know to make the right decision.
We aim to provide 5 star customer satisfaction by delivering on time and thorough inspection reports.
As a Texas Real Estate Commission licensed inspector I must adhere to TREC’S Standards of Practice.
Please allow 2-4 hours depending on the homes condition and size, for the onsite part of the inspection. When this is completed and deficiencies are documented, the information is loaded into my computer to produce the report.
Reports are sent out within 24 hours after I leave the site.
- Thermal Imaging - Foundation Elevations - WDI - Roof - Electric - Plumbing - HVAC - Appliances - and so much more....
Home inspections have always been driven by the buyer. When done this way, unfortunately, the homeowner usually receives a list of repairs and inflated estimates from the buyer. This order of process has always caused frustration for all parties. If the order is reversed, and the seller initiated the inspection, then repairs and the costs are more controlled and acceptable.
The repairs can happen without a buyer holding you over a barrel.
The infrared camera offers a non-invasive/non-destructive, means of monitoring and diagnosing the condition of buildings. Thermal cameras have been around for a while but with new technology and affordability they are a must have for professional home inspectors. The camera gives me the ability to see behind the wall coverings to tell if insulation is missing resulting in a hot room in summer, or if there is an active leak coming from a pipe in the ceiling.
Thermal imaging technology provides important information relating to otherwise inaccessible areas of a residential or commercial building.
The infrared camera detects extremely small but crucial differences in surface temperature from one area of a house to another. These temperature variations show up on the camera’s view screen as “cold” or “hot” spots, which reveal hidden problems that often cannot be detected in the course of a traditional visual inspection.
Swimming / Spa Pool Inspection
There is nothing better than walking out the back door and straight into your very own pool to cool off from the hot Texas sun. Or, at the push of a button firing up the spa to soak you troubles away. This dream can soon turn into a nightmare if you discover costly repairs that could have been avoided by having the pool and equipment inspected along with your home inspection.
Most pools will need resurfacing every 8-10 years. Some pools are not up to general safety standards which may result in drownings. Some pools have faulty electrical fixtures and equipment. As a home buyer you do not want to overlook this inspection if a pool is present.
Another key inspection item is your lawn irrigation system. A well designed and functional sprinkler system is vital for your homes foundation to minimize movement during drought seasons. Sprinkler systems are complicated machines with controllers, solenoids, valves, piping, back flow preventers, rain monitors and of course the spray heads themselves. Constant water spray on the structure can lead to significant damage over time if not identified and corrected.
We are familiar with most brands of systems out there and how they operate. You should include this inspection as part of your general home inspection.
Final Walk Through Inspection
Congratulations, your new dream house is almost complete. After all the head aches of choosing floor plans, exterior cladding materials, interior finishes and flooring material options all you want to do now is move in and enjoy.
What did the builder over look or even cut corners on with your high price purchase?
What outlets are wired backwards?
Is the oven calibrated correctly?
Do the safety features work on the garage door opener?
Is there a plumbing or AC leak?
Is there a hole in the roof? Yes, a hole in the roof.
1 Year Builders Warranty Inspection
Where has the time gone? You have been busy picking out new furniture, unpacking boxes, looking for items you unpacked from the boxes and put somewhere, and watering the new grass.
Have you been paying attention to how the house is holding up?
Now that you have been living in and using the house for nearly one year now it is a good idea to have one last inspection performed before the one year builders warranty expires. This is one last chance to compile a list of repairs to present to the builder for items that have popped up over the last 10-11 months.
WDI / Termite Inspection
Prolook Home Inspections facilitates the WDI Inspection through a third-party professional. This is a critical inspection service needed to insure the integrity of the home structure. This service can be done at the same time as your home inspection. I can handle the scheduling of this service for your convenience or recommend a few top WDI inspectors that we work with. The typical inspection cost is 100-125 dollars. (Paid to termite company)
A WDI/Termite inspection is optional and may be added to your home inspection if requested in advance.
Sewer Scope Camera Inspection
A sewer scope is a video inspection of the lateral sewer line leading from the house at/near the foundation and connecting to the city or HOA tap or septic tank.
A lateral sewer line is the privately-owned pipeline connecting the property to the publicly-owned main sewer line, HOA tap, or septic tank.
Sewer-scoping the line can reveal blockages, damage to the pipe system, and other problems, which are vital for homeowners and home buyers to be aware of.
A sewer scope inspection is optional and may be added to your home inspection if requested in advance.
Foundation Elevation Survey
A zip level is used for taking foundation and floor height elevations at various locations around the home. This tool can confirm if the foundation has dropped and if it is still with in tolerance or requires repairs.
Also, this set of data can be used as a referance against movement of shifting in the future. A handy peice of information when selling your home.
A foundation survey inspection is optional and may be added to your home inspection if requested in advance.