Frequently Asked Questions
(Q) Why Should I Choose Detail Home Inspection?
(A) Our team Detail Home Inspection has a combined experience of over 25 years in the real estate/construction world. We have an understanding of how residential and commercial properties are built. We have a passion for seeing them constructed properly. As Texas State licensed and insured Professional Inspectors, we applied that experience and knowledge to serve our clients providing the best home inspection report available.
Have you ever read an inspection report, only to find it is full of information that did not necessarily help you with your purchase? As home buyers, we have too. As home inspectors, we wanted to provide a better service to our clients. After completely inspecting the property, as per state guidelines, we provide you with a concise yet informative report noting all of the issues discovered. Your DHI report has a summary, in which, we highlight and categorize the items that should be brought to your attention. Furthermore, Detail Home Inspection recommend reading DHI’s summary first then reading the entire report, at your leisure.
(Q) Does A Brand New House Need An Inspection?
(A) Absolutely! Most builders try to provide a high-quality house, but they have to balance that with staying competitive. For builders, it often comes down to ‘survival of the cheapest’. Much work is done by sub-contractors. A construction boom in recent years has caused a shortage of skilled labor. Coordinating schedules between different trades is a juggling act. New products are constantly being introduced into the market adding even more confusion.
Municipal inspectors try to do a good job but they’re vastly overworked, often looking at dozens of houses each day. A thorough home inspection takes hours, not minutes. Municipal inspectors simply don’t have the manpower to find all the construction defects.
(Q) How Much Does A Home Inspection Cost?
(A) The price of the inspection is determined by the size and age of the house and any other buildings. The price of any other additional testing that you want at the time of the inspection will be added to the price of the inspection. Call us for a quote. (If you’re a home buyer, it will be helpful to have a copy of the listings available when you call.)
(Q) Why Do Some Of Your Competitors Cost Less?
(A) All home inspectors are not equal. You only have one chance to get a good home inspection. You don’t want cheap — you want the best home inspection possible! Saving a few bucks by using a bargain-priced home inspector could cost you thousands of dollars in repair costs in the long run.
(Q) What’s Included In The Inspection?
(A) Inspection of the property consists of a thorough physical examination of the house – both external and internal. Checking every area of the home is expected from a home inspector. Hence, the home inspector will then prepare a detailed report on the home examination, which summarizes the findings and highlights the main issues of concern. First of all, the report includes the general condition of the house, electrical, plumbing, visible insulation and other systems. Lastly, this report is delivered to the customer promptly after verification. Its purpose is to document the findings and necessary recommendations to be performed to maintain, repair or control any found problems.
(Q) May I Attend The Inspection?
(A) Yes, you should attend the inspection to get the most benefit. Be suspicious of any inspector who doesn’t want you along during the inspection.
(Q) When Should I Call To Schedule The Inspection?
(A) As soon as possible after you have a signed purchase contract. We’re often scheduled a week or more in advance, so make sure that your purchase contract has plenty of time for you to get repair estimates for major problems that may show up during the inspection.
For newly constructed homes, schedule the inspection a few days before your walk-through with the builder so that you’ll have our written report in your hands during the walk-through. You should schedule warranty inspections at least a month before your warranty expires.
(Q) How Do I Prepare For The Inspection?
(A) Preparing for the inspection is easy. Be ready to follow us around the home and ask questions about your home. You may want to bring a notepad and pen to take notes. All deficiencies are listed on our reports but there are some maintenance items (i.e. like when to change a furnace filter) that will not be on the inspection report.
(Q) When Will The Report Be Ready?
(A) We complete all inspection reports on-site. Our inspection reports are computerized with digital photos. All inspection reports will be e-mailed the same day. We want you to have a full understanding of the home when you leave the inspection.
(Q) What If The Inspection Reveals Problems?
(A) We may find things that weren’t expected. That’s what you want, right? No house is perfect, not even new construction. The report is not a seller’s “Must-Fix” list; it’s just an impartial reporting of condition giving you clear direction for a solution on each problem. Every situation is different — it’s up to you and your real estate agent to decide how to proceed after the inspection.
(Q) Are There Limitations To The Inspection?
(A) Yes, we can’t see through walls or predict the future! If we could do either of those, we’d be in another line of work earning a lot more money. Keep in mind that a home inspection lasts only a few hours, and it’s not technically exhaustive. A home inspection is not an appraisal or a check for compliance with building codes and it’s not an evaluation for any biological or environmental hazards.
(Q) Do You Offer A Guarantee?
(A) No. Something can look just fine today and still break tomorrow. We do our best to give you the most thorough inspection possible. If you want a home warranty they are available through other sources. Review the warranty carefully to determine what the warranty covers.
(Q) What If I Have Questions Later?
(A) Your understanding of the home is my highest priority. You can ask questions for as long as you own your home.
Forms of payment the Detail Home Inspection accepts include:
Cash, Visa, Master Card and Pay Pal.
We are an experienced South Fort Worth Home Inspector, and we will help keep you from buying The Money Pit. We’ll alert you to structural, safety, and maintenance issues of the home you’re looking to buy to help you make an informed purchase.
Detail Home Inspection, LLC, will be your home buying or selling advocate! We are committed to providing you with outstanding service, and we are highly experienced and extremely thorough. Hence, If you’re looking to buy or sell in the South Ft Worth area or the surrounding DFW Metroplex, DHI can help!