FAQs

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Why do I need a home inspection?

Buying a home is typically the biggest investment you will ever make, so it's important to make sure the home in structurally sound and free of major defects. A licensed professional home inspection will examine the home and document any items that need repair, replacement or pose a risk to your health or safety. Additionally, most mortgage companies require a home inspection on a property before approving the home loan. The home inspector is an impartial party regardless of who requested the inspection. We are required by law to report on the condition of the areas inspected as they appeared at the time of inspection.

How can I be sure my home inspector is qualified?

In the State of Texas, a home inspector must have an active license in accordance to the Standards of Practice outlined by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC). All A&T Home Inspections inspectors are licensed and in good standing with TREC. We encourage our customers to do their due diligence a verify the home inspectors credentials on the TREC website.

What happens during a home inspection?

The Inspector will report on the condition of the home’s heating/cooling systems; interior plumbing and electrical systems; roof, attic and visible insulation; walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors; the foundation, and structural components. You may also request optional services such as termite and pool inspections.

Can my home fail an inspection?

No. Home inspections aren't pass or fail. Instead think of it as an examination of the home's overall condition. Even if a major defect is discovered during your home inspection, what to do next is totally up to you. Everything on a house can be repaired.  It's best to consult your real estate agent for the best course of action. Please Note: As an impartial party, your home inspector cannot advise you whether to proceed or withdraw from the transaction based on findings in the report.

I couldn't find an appointment time that works for my schedule. What can I do?

We are always willing to help our customers by providing flexible scheduling. If a convenient date and time isn't listed in the scheduling app, please feel free to give us a call at 469-530-8229. 

How can I prepare my home for the inspection?

That's an easy one. Just make sure the inspector can easily access the electrical panel, water heater, major appliances, interior rooms and exterior of the home. It's also helpful to crate any pets for safety.

I have questions about my inspection report

We're here for you. Give us a call at 469-530-8229 or shoot us an email at info@homeinspectionstx.com with any questions regarding your home inspection report.

What payment methods are accepted?

For your convenience we accept online payments with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

What is your cancellation policy?

Should you need to reschedule your inspection, any inspection fees paid will be applied to the new inspection date. However, in event of a cancellation, there is a $25 cancellation fee applied if the appointment is canceled within 24 hours of the appointment time.

Can I be present for the home inspection?

Absolutely. Even if you can't be present for the entire inspection, we encourage you to join us for the final walk-thru. 

How much will the home inspection cost?

The cost of the home inspection depends on the size of the home and any optional services requested. 

How long will the home inspection take?

An A&T Home Inspection is  extremely thorough. Your inspector has allotted a minimum of two hours for your inspection. This may vary based on the size of your home or the optional services selected.