What Is Inspected?


The state of Texas via the Texas Real Estate Commission has created a standards of procedures that all home inspectors in Texas are required to follow.  The entire SoP can be found here:  Standards.  Here is one of my sample reports (the names have been changed to protect the innocent).

Briefly, we are looking in five basic areas plus optional items:
I.  Structural Systems

  • Foundations
  • Grading
  • Roof Cover and Structure
  • Doors and Windows
  • Fireplace
  • and more!
II.  Electrical Systems
  • Electric Panel
  • Branch Circuits
III.  Heating, Ventilation and Air Cond.
  • Heating
  • Cooling
  • Ducts and Vents

IV.  Plumbing Systems

  • Water Fixtures
  • Drains
  • Water Heating Equipment
  • Hydro-Therapy Equipment
V.  Appliances

VI.  Optional Items
  • Pools
  • Sheds
  • Sprinklers
  • Septic systems
  • and more