What Is a Home Inspection

A home inspection is based on a visual noninvasive inspection of accessible features. These features are tested and/or operated to ensure functionality and proper installation. The typical home inspection will take about 3-4 hours depending on the size of the home. Prior to a home inspection the client will sign a Pre-Inspection Agreement and provide payment before the inspection report is released. At the end of the inspection we encourage the client to be at the property to discuss and answer questions about our findings. To ensure that we have done a complete and thorough inspection we use the “Three Pass” system.

Three-Pass System

Upon arriving at the property our inspectors will make three passes around the exterior of the home checking the grading/drainage, foundation, walls, and roof structure. Next, our inspector will walk on the roof if it is safe and accessible. After observing the exterior we will inspect the attic and crawl spaces for structure, ventilation, electrical, insulation and other components. Finally the inspector will make three passes inside the home. Lights and fixtures will be operated, door and windows opened and closed, major appliances tested as well as air conditioning and heating systems. Sinks, showers, baths and toilets will be checked for functional flow. During this time the inspector will be documenting their findings and writing a detailed report.

Once the inspection is complete the inspector will go over the report with the client on site. At this time the inspector can answer questions, make clarifications or recommend experts based on their findings. Afterwards the report will be emailed to the client by end of day.

Full Report Home Inspections uses professional inspectors that follow that Standards of Practice set forth by the Texas Real Estate Commission. An inspection is the evaluation of a property that simply list deficiencies at the time of inspection. The inspection is not pass or fail and the report is for the client to make an informed decision in regards to the purchase of the property.

What Does A Home Inspection Include?

Full Report Home Inspections is dedicated to providing a detailed comprehensive home inspection by professional, licensed, certified, insured and bonded home inspectors. Our home inspections provide objective and informational details about the condition of the following:

  • Foundation and crawlspace
  • Gutters and downspouts
  • Grading and drainage
  • Doors and windows
  • Electrical panels and receptacles
  • Heating and cooling systems
  • Main water shut-off
  • Major appliances
  • Roof penetrations and chimney’s
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Water heaters
  • Insulation and ventilation
  • Decks, balconies, and railings
  • Water penetrations
  • Plumbing fixtures and faucets
  • And much more…

Buyer Conveniences

  • Automated email system
  • Same day reports
  • Supra key access and CSS bookings
  • Weekend appointments available
  • One Source Utility concierge service