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Home inspections are an important component of buying, selling, and maintaining a home with confidence. Thanks to decades of experience inspecting Dallas Fort Worth homes, TEC Inspection Services provides invaluable help and guidance to help you become a well-informed homeowner.

New Construction Home Inspection

Timeline – During the Construction Phase

The cliche’ is true, they just don’t build houses like they did in the past. In an effort to ensure quality construction, many homebuyers opt to hire an outside home inspector for an unbiased evaluation at the completion of construction. This relatively inexpensive inspection protects your purchase, prevents unpleasant surprises, and ensures the quality home that you’ve dreamed about.

New Build Warranty Home Inspection

Timeline – Before the Builder’s 1 Year Warranty Expires

Most builders provide a one-year warranty for new construction. Generally, during this period of time, the buyer develops a “punch list” of corrections for the contractor to repair under the warranty coverage. Some defects will not be obvious to the untrained eye. It is prudent to obtain our home inspector’s list of items that will most likely be repaired by your builder at no cost to you. You will be reassured knowing that potential problems were addressed before elevating into something that could cost you a great deal down the road.

Home Wellness Checkup

Timeline – Once a Year

A home wellness inspection is like getting your annual check-up at the Doctor’s office. The key to preserving the value of your home is preventative maintenance. Our home inspection reports identify potential issues so you can take preventative measures and avoid costly future repairs.

Seller’s Pre-Listing Home Inspection

Timeline – Prior to Listing

Whether selling your home on your own or using a realtor, it is prudent to have a professional home inspection performed. Knowledge is power, and all homes have strengths and weaknesses. We will work for you to identify problem areas and help you determine deficiencies that need to be addressed immediately.

Buyer’s Pre-Purchase Home Inspection

Timeline – During the Option Period

In both new and older homes, the best way to make a well-informed decision when purchasing real estate is to hire a trustworthy home inspector. Our Licensed Home Inspectors are trained to identify potential concerns that may have been overlooked by the previous homeowners. Our home inspection report will help you identify the strengths and weaknesses of the property, allowing you to invest with confidence.

Home Inspection Overview

Depending on the size and condition of the home, a thorough home inspection will usually take no more than four hours. A typical home inspection will last between three and four hours including a review of the report. We recommend being present during the home inspection so our home inspector can walk you through his findings and provide visual reinforcement of your written report.

We take our inspection reports seriously. Although a home inspection cannot be expected to uncover all issues with the home, we will strive to provide as thorough and complete an inspection as possible given that areas in the home are accessible and can be visually inspected. The report includes a clear description of what we’ve found with any problem areas noted, so you can easily identify them.

Our home inspectors are always available to help if you have questions after the home inspection.

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