Real Estate, Mold, & Wood Destroying Insects
Whether a commercial property, investment property, purchase property or sellers property! Our professionals will reduce your risk and deliver confidence in your decision.
Single-Family Home Inspections
FHA Compliance Inspections
Commercial Building Inspections
Mold Assessments & Sampling
Wood Destroying Insect Inspections
Thermal Imaging Infrared Scans
Construction ‘Draw’ Inspections
Construction ‘REHAB’ Inspections
Multifamily Building Inspections (Duplex, Triplex, Quadplex, Condos, Townhomes, Apartments)
Real Estate Inspection Service Area
We provide professional property inspections throughout the Greater Houston Area. Our experience is backed by punctuality and a desire to deliver elevated customer service. We even deliver reports electronically via email the same day as your inspection!
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In addition to Essential Property Inspections we also provide the following services
New construction homes typically come with a one-year limited warranty. Items listed under this warranty are often not apparent or even visible to many homeowners. We analyze your property to uncover items that need to be corrected or addressed. You will receive a detailed report with the necessary code references in order to process your repair request.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) oversees FHA insurance programs and maintains a list of inspectors approved to inspect homes for FHA programs. We are licensed, certified FHA inspectors that adhere to HUD's property standards and examine it to ensure it is effective housing for the type of loan the borrower is acquiring.
Construction ‘DRAW’ Inspections
In a construction draw inspection, a certified inspector comes out and inspects the construction site. They're looking to show where the project is in relation to the timeline that was set out, they're checking the accuracy compared to the original draw request, and they're looking at the budget.
Construction ‘REHAB’ Inspection
While most inspections consist of observing, measuring, and testing building elements that are exposed to view, there are conditions that require the removal of some part of the building to observe, measure, or test otherwise concealed construction. Such intrusive inspections require some demolition and should be performed only with the permission of the owner and by experienced, qualified mechanics.
Thermal Imaging Infrared Scans
An infrared inspection can identify and document moisture intrusion, energy loss, and even unexpected hot spots.
In terms of energy loss, an IR camera can detect:
- Heat loss and air infiltration in walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors.
- Damaged and/or malfunctioning radiant heating systems.
- Air-conditioner compressor leaks.
- Under-fastening and/or missing framing members, and other structural defects that can lead to energy loss.
- Broken seals in double-paned windows.
In terms of detecting moisture intrusion, an IR camera can locate
- Plumbing leaks.
- Hidden roof leaks before they cause serious damage.
- Missing, damaged and/or wet insulation.
- Water and moisture intrusion around penetrations and at the foundation and building envelope that could lead to structural damage and mold.
IR cameras are equally effective at locating hot spots in the home, including
- Circuit breakers in need of immediate 2 replacement.
- Overloaded and undersized circuits.
- Overheated electrical equipment and components.
- Electrical faults before they cause a fire.
Additionally, based on the color gradients that thermal images provide, an inspector can locate
- Possible pest infestation, as revealed by energy loss through shelter tubes left by boring wood-destroying insects.
- The presence of intruders, such as rats, mice and other larger pests hiding within the structure and detected because of their heat signature that the IR camera captures.
- Dangerous flue leaks, which can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning of the home’s residents.