What is a standard inspection?

A standard inspection is a limited visual survey and basic performance evaluation of the systems and components of a building using normal controls, that provides information regarding the general condition of a residence at the time of inspection. The inspector shall operate fixed or installed equipment and appliances in at least one mode with ordinary controls at typical settings along with a visual inspection of accessible systems or components. We proudly follow the Standard of Practice provided by the Texas Real Estate Commission.

 

 

What’s Included in an Inspection

  • Structural: Foundation, Roof, attic, walls, ceiling, floors, doors, windows, stairways, fireplaces and porches.
  • Electrical Systems: Service entrance, panels, branch circuits, connected devices and fixtures
  • Plumbing Systems: Plumbing supply, distribution, drains, wastes, vents, water heater and hydro-therapy tubs
  • HVAC: Furnaces, Cooling systems and duct work
  • Appliances: Dishwasher, food waste disposer, range hood, range, oven, microwave, mechanical exhaust, garage door operators, dryer exhaust system.
  • Optional Systems: Landscape irrigation, swimming pools, outbuildings

Our Services

Don’t let the excitement of purchasing a home cause you to overlook its condition. The experts at Stand By will make sure that your dream home doesn’t turn into a nightmare of repairs and remediation’s.

Have you recently signed a contract to build a new home? In the midst of the excitement, don’t forget to do your due diligence by ordering a new construction inspection from Stand By. Our certified inspectors can make sure that the construction is completed in a professional manner and done to code — and your expectations..

We perform a new-home warranty inspection four to six weeks before the builder’s warranty expires, which is usually at the one-year mark of the home. Don’t ignore this important time. It’s about this time that problems will start to pop up that the builder must fix on his dime.

Do you have concerns that your foundation may be settling or that a floor is not level? Stand By can help you with our house foundation elevation mapping service.

Also called infrared testing, thermal imaging detects temperature variations inside the walls and ceiling of a home or building.

Does your dream house include a pool or spa? If so, Stand By can complete a thorough assessment before you sign a purchase agreement.

When it comes to protecting your home, remember that some intruders come from the inside! Don’t let termites cause thousands of dollars of damage to your home.

Keeping the grass green and healthy is important. Which is why knowing about any problems with the irrigation system is a great place to ensure it remains so.

The exterior of your home is what protects it from its #1 enemy, water! To ensure your home has a long life you need to keep the water out. Stand By knows where to look to make sure your home remains watertight.

You don’t have to be in the process of buying or selling a home to get advice. At Stand By we want to help you make the right decisions. If you think you have a problem, contact us and we will figure out what needs to be done to ensure your home’s safety and integrity.

Timely Reporting

We take pride in writing your report in a timely manner. Reports are typically in your hands within 24 hours to start negotiating.

Standards Of Practice

We proudly follow the Standard of Practice provided by the Texas Real Estate Commission.

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Certifications