Welcome Cypress Texas home buyer you have found the home. Now it's time to find the right Cypress home inspector. It has been a long process to get to this point building your credit, saving money for the down payment, and the exhausting hours of looking for a home. So after all your invested time and money just don't hire any old home inspector in Cypress. Hire a preferred property inspector in Cypress Texas who will work for you and your family. Experienced home inspectors protect home buyers. So make sure to hire an experienced home home inspector to get the most thorough home inspection.
A Cypress home inspection can provide a home buyer or seller with crucial information about the condition of a home. Weather your a home buyer or seller you can benefit from a Cypress property inspection. The information obtained at the Cypress inspection can help the buyer to make a smart decision. Home inspections in Cypress TX Can also help home sellers. The sellers home inspection can point out issues to a seller that could be a deal killer. Being able to correct these items before a buyers inspection can save a deal.
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Your Home inspector John Fish License #10393
Welcome Cypress Texas home buyer here's an extra service included with your Cypress property Inspection that you will rarely see included by any other Cypress home inspectors.
A High Quality Preferred Home inspector in Cypress Texas
Welcome I'm John Fish and I will be the person preforming your home inspection. I'm the only home inspector of the business by choice. The reason is simply. This is the only way one can be self-assured that the service is the highest quality at every home inspection. You as a client are assured that your receiving services from an experienced home inspector. A multi home inspection company employing many home inspectors just can't promise what I can. I have built a good Cypress home inspection reputation and I protect it with my hard work every day.
I will provide you with exceptional service that's my promise to you. No gimmicks I don't add fluff to the service that is worthless adding to the price of your residential home inspection service. I let the service and report speak for themselves.
I will deliver a customized high quality home inspection report that will make it clear what risk may be present. Lean what items to negotiate while in your option period click here.
What's included with your home inspection Cypress Tx?
Along with your general home inspection service. The inspection includes a thermal imaging scan, foundation zip level measurements and inspection and testing of sprinkler system( sprinkler systems are only tested if water is on and shut off valve is in on position). How much extra do I charge for the additional services? That's a great question. I provide these extra services at no extra cost.. Have questions what areas are inspected by a Cypress Texas home inspector. Find out what areas are inspected below.
Did you know that Home inspectors in Cypress TX inspect so many items?
Cypress Inspection inspects the foundation
Home inspectors are required to visually inspect the foundation of a home during a home inspection service. They are also required to offer an opinion on how the foundation is performing. Home inspectors are looking for signs of foundation movement. What are signs of movement?
1. Separations at doors or windows. 2. Cracks in brick veneer or stone veneer. 3.Windows hard to open or close. 4. Floors that slope. 5.Cracks in drywall at walls or ceilings. 6. Cracks in the foundation. 7. Doors Ghosting. The door closes or opens whenever the door is not latched by itself. 8.Sagging roof's 9.Cracks in tile or buckling floors. 10. Doors not closing or stick at jamb.
Grading of your Cypress home is important.
The drainage patterns of the home will be inspected, vegetation growing on home , high soil, missing splash blocks or extenders, gutters full of debris, Lifting or cracks in driveways and walkways will all be noted in you home inspection report . Remember poor drainage can contribute to foundation issues.
Inspecting the roof during a home inspection
The roof will be inspected from the roof area when it is safe to do so. If the roof is not safe to walk in the opinion of the home inspector than it will be evaluated from the ground or at the eaves from a ladder. When inspected the roof a home inspector is looking for defects. What type of defects can be found. 1. Lifting shingles 2. Lifting Flashing 3. Shingles that are damaged 4. Shingles that are missing 5. Missing kick out flashing. 6.Over driven nails. 7. Under driven nails 8. Nails too high 9. Nails too low 10. Improper shingles alignment 11. Missing starter shingles. 12. Missing flashing 13. Damaged roof boots 14. Improper installation 15 Improper installed felt or felt missing. 16. Missing edge metal.
Home inspectors inspect the roof structure
The roof structure is inspected for defects. The home inspector will view from the exterior and inside the attic. What are home inspectors looking for when inspecting the roof structure.
1. Damaged soffits 2. Damaged facial boards 3. Sagging roof, ridge etc. 4. Insulation depth and type 5.Cracked rafters or damaged rafters. 6.Cracked or damaged ridge boards. 7. Missing collar ties or damaged collar ties. 8. Missing insulation 9. Missing H- Clips 10. Damaged or moisture damaged decking. 11. Proper venting 12. Rafter spread. 13. weak or loose support connections. 14. Missing purling supports 15 vents venting into attic space. 16. Missing fire blocking materials at any required areas.
Interior and exterior of the homes walls are inspected
Interior and exterior walls are inspected looking for defects or damage.
Ceiling and floors
The ceiling and the floors will be inspected
All ceiling areas are inspected as long as they are accessible at interior or exterior areas.
All accessible doors will be inspected for defects
All doors are inspected as long as they are accessible.
All accessible windows will be inspected
All windows are inspected as long as they are accessible.
Stairways are evaluated by your home inspector
Stairways are inspected
Fireplaces and chimneys are inspected
Home inspectors inspect all visible and accessible areas at the fireplace and chimney.
Porches, Decks, and Carports
Porches, Decks, and carports are inspected
Porches, decks, and carports will be inspected at the time of your home inspection appointment.
Service panels and branch circuits are inspected tested
The electrical systems will be inspected and most items will be tested if accessible.
Plumbing supplies are inspected and tested
The home plumbing will be inspected.
Plumbing drains are inspected and tested
All accessible and visible plumbing drains will be inspected and tested.
Water heaters are inspected at a home inspection
The water heater or water heaters will be inspected at a home inspection.
Heating units are introspected and tested
The homes heating unit or heating units will be inspected and tested.
Condensing unit and evaporating coil are inspected
The home A/C systems or systems will be inspected and tested as long as temperatures are above 65*F
Ducts and Vents
Ducts and vents are inspected by the home inspector
Ducts and vents are inspected
Dishwasher will be inspected and tested
If a dishwasher is present it will be tested and inspected.
Disposer will be inspected and tested
The homes disposer will be inspected and tested if present.
Cypress home inspection cost?
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Looking for the cheapest home inspector may not be the best ideal after all the time and hard work you have invested not to mention this being one of your largest investments of your lifetime. Hiring an experienced Cypress home inspector will save you money in the long run. It's important to compare your home inspectors Cypress TX by how much experience they have and what's included in there services. Following this advised will save you a lot of headaches. Ready to schedule your home inspection contact us.
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What's the home inspection report saying about the home your buying?
In my opinion knowing what issues to be concerned about is one of the most important parts of the whole home buying process. So a clear and accurate home inspection report becomes one of the most important components of the whole home inspection service. Although I always encourage the home buyer to show up during the home inspection sometimes it's just not possible. I get it people today have very busy schedules.. That's the reason I'm going to explain what issues to be the most concerned about. This will help you when it's time to negotiate what items you would like repaired or replaced. Please follow the slides to gain very valuable information that is crucial for any home buyer especially first-time home buyers.
First issues to focus on are safety items found at the home inspection
The majority of safety hazards will be located in the electrical sections of your home inspection report. The type of hazards could be life threatening. There can be electrocution risk along with fire risk. So it's very important that you pay close attention to the defects in this section. Hazards to you and your family trumps all other areas. The negotiation of all safety issues should be your top priority. Make sure you and your family are not another statistic and have these items repaired or replaced.
Now it's time to focus on costly items the home inspector found
The majority of home owners want to focus on cosmetic issues. Unless that's all your home inspection report is made up of than this is not the way to go. If I were buying the home this is exactly what items I would focus on. The roof, foundation, HVAC system, Plumbing, electrical, and any structural failures. If any of these items need repairs or replacement it has the potiential to cost you thousands of dollars.
Cypress Tx home inspection finds
Home inspection defect finds during a home inspections Houston Texas
Lifting roof flashing
Lead roof boot Flashing
Dryer vent fire hazard
Flexible gas line
Strapping missing at combustible vents
Moisture damaged soffits and fascia
Slider #1 photo explanations
Commonly know as stair cracking due to the resemblance to stairs. The cracks appear in the mortar of the brick veneer. The mortar is the weakest area of the wall and cracks easier when settlement begins. Stair cracks usually continue to the bottom of the wall. Stair step cracking with cracks wider than a quarter of an inch need to be evaluated by a structural engineer.
Not all cracks in the foundation are a concern. Shrinkage cracks and hairline cracks are mostly not a concern , but should be monitored. Separating cracks may need further investigating by a structural engineer.
Lifting headwall Flashing
Lifting flashing can allow moisture into the structural. This can cause damage to your home and a favorable condition for mold to grow. This inspection defects needs to be address as soon as possible before wind driven rains can enter into the structure of the home.
Lead roof boot flashing
Although this is a good product a common problem with lead roof boot flashing is that squirrels like to chew it. This damages the flashing and can allow moisture to enter at roof vents.
Slider #2 photo explanation
Fire hazards at dryer vents
Dryer vents often go unnoticed and maintenance is very important. Most home owners neglect the dryer vents and it is too common to find them clogged with lint. This creates two problems and both issues are serious. The first problem is the dryer vent becomes a fire hazard. and the second can create a moisture issue. Lots of times if the vent becomes so clogged that it can't vent the dryer vent will become disconnected inside the wall or attic. Than all the moist air venting from the dryer either vents into a wall or the attic space. This creates a moisture issue and mold can grow as a result. Dryer vents need to be cleaned and depending on how often depends on how large your family is or how often you do laundry. It is recommended to have your dryer vent cleaned at least once a year.
Flexible gas line
Some times during a home inspection Houston tx I find a flexible gas line run through a heating unit cabinet. Flexible gas lines should not be ran through heating unit cabinets. The heating unit can vibrate and damage the flexible gas line causing a gas leak. Instead hard piping is recommend.
Combustible vent strapping
Strapping missing from combustible vents like a gas heater or water heater. This often happens after roof replacement. The roofing replaces the roofing and forgets to re strap combustible vents. This can be a hazardous condition because a lot of times when the roofing lift the vents the vents are out of place especially at the water heater. I have seen this many times the water heater vent is not in place and carbon monoxide is now venting into the attic space. The other issue is when vents are not strapped they can move and break connections disconnecting or moving the vent out of place and cause carbon monoxide to vent into the attic space. It doesn't seem like a big deal ,but it can be a life saver. Many times it's the small things that can save a life.
Moisture damaged fascia boards and soffits
Fascia boards and soffits can have moisture damage due to a roof that's leaking or over flowing gutters that are full of debris.
Home inspection finds from real home inspections in Cypress Texas
Moisture damage is your homes enemy
Moisture damage caused by deteriorated flashing around the chimney. This is how important your roofing is.
Federal Pacific Stab LOK service panels
Federal Pacific Stab Lok service panels if one of these are found at your home inspection replacement is recommend there know to by a shock and fire hazard. I see a lot of these when inspecting homes that were built in the 1970s
Significant granular loss observed at shingles
Shingles with significant granular loss are getting closer to the end of there expected life span.
Three prong dryer receptacle found in older homes.
Today's standards require a four prong.
Nails penetrating through shingles can be a problem
Ive seen nail penetration on old roof's and new roof's. Old roof you may expect ,but new roofs. Yes if the roofer does not drive the nails down flush than this can happen. Ive seen a hole roof that was only 6 month old littered with holes everywhere because of a poor quality roofer. Each area where nail has penetrated has to potential to leak at anytime. With roofing so expensive you may want to hire an inspector to look over the roof before releasing that final check to the roofing contractor.
Plumbing drains leaks are found often during a home inspection
When I a bucket or folded up towels or towels or rags wrapped around plumbing I know these a good chance that the drain leaks. During my home inspections as a home inspector in Cypress TX I fill all tubs and sinks at the beginning of my interior home inspection. If there's something leaking on the second floor it's important to allow enough time floor the water to make it's way to the first floor if an upstairs drain is leaking in between the floors. I learned this early when I started inspecting homes. I almost missed a leak in between the floors because the evidence did not show up until I was about to leave the property .I was literally leaving the property and noticed it before locking up. Talk about a close call that's why I run the run water and fill and drain all the areas early.
Don't get stuck with expensive repairs hire the right home inspector.
You need your A/C and heating to work properly. It can cost a lot of money to replace. Check the cost of HVAC replaces here.
Roofing replacement is expensive to replace and a neglected roof can add additional cost if moisture intrusion has resulted from a leaky roof.
What type of plumbing supplies a home has will provide a huge clue at telling you when you may expect to have to replace the plumbing