Inspection FAQ

Morgan Inspection Services Certified Inspectors
Servicing Abilene, TX & Surrounding Areas

What’s Included in a Home Inspection in Texas?

In Texas, home inspectors are licensed and regulated by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC). TREC has set forth the requirements of a residential home inspection. The standard home inspection will cover almost every system in the home. It covers the following systems:

Structural Systems
– Foundation
– Grading and Drainage
– Roof covering
– Roof Structure and Attic
– Walls
– Ceilings and Floors
– Doors
– Windows
– Fireplace/Chimney
– Porches/Decks/Carports

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems
– Heating Equipment
– Cooling Equipment
– Ducts and Vents

Plumbing Systems
– Water Supply System and Fixtures
– Drains, Wastes, Vents
– Water Heating Equipment
– Gas System
– Hydrotherapy Equipment

 Electrical
– Service Entrance and Panels
– Branch Circuits

Appliances
– Dishwasher
– Food Waste Disposal
– Range Hood
– Ranges/Ovens/Cooktops
– Microwave Cooking Equipment
– Bath Exhaust Fans and/or Heaters
– Garage Door Operators
– Dryer Vents

Optional Systems
– Lawn Sprinklers
– Swimming Poolsand Equipment
– Outbuildings
– Water Wells
– Septic Systems

included-in-inspection-1
included-in-inspection-2

All of the above systems (with the exception of the Optional systems) are required to be inspected if they are present.
NOTE: If a particular item or system is not accessible, it will not be inspected, and will be so noted on the inspection report.

Once the inspector has completed the inspection, he or she will produce a written report which is normally delivered to the client via email. The report will contain information (and most often photos) explaining the inspectors findings.

Here are some things to keep in mind when reading your home inspection report:
1.
Almost every home has some deficiencies, and often, the majority of these deficiencies are minor or related to newer building standards that may not have been in place when the home was built.
2. It is not uncommon to have ten or more items marked as deficient on a home inspection report – even when the home is in good condition.
3. Home inspectors do not have x-ray vision, and they cannot predict the future. There are many parts of a home such as under carpet, inside walls, and behind furnishings that cannot be seen or inspected. Although its rare, an item that is functioning today could stop working tomorrow, and your home inspector often has no way of knowing that something is about to stop working.

What Our Customers Are Saying

“We have used Morgan Inspection Services 3 times now on our personal homes and have been pleased every time. I find him to be thorough & the report is detailed & easy to understand. We will use him or recommend again should the occasion arise.”

Judy Walker-Hall  (Facebook Review)

Mike provided the exact service I needed. If you need a home inspection, well inspection or septic inspection I highly recommend Morgan Inspections. Mike was prompt, efficient and thorough. He answered all my questions quickly. Thanks Mike. I appreciate you and your company.


– Dan Edmundson (Google Review)

“Mr. Morgan was very professional in the inspection he performed on the residence we are purchasing. He answered all of our questions and checked everything for us. Highly recommend.”


– Carla H. (BirdEye Review)

“My husband and I were so fortunate to have Mike do our inspection. He is an A+ professional, answered questions in a manner we understood. He made us feel safe to purchase our soon to be new home in an area new to us. And wow! We were his 5,000th inspection, which was free, with lovely balloons included! Thanks, Mike!”

– Nikki Whealan  (Facebook Review)

Promt, Comprehensive, and Professional


Ben B. (HomeAdvisor Review)

He was very patient and answered all my questions.


Mollie C. (HomeAdvisor Review)

Mike came and inspected our home on a very short notice. He did a great job and identified several items that were in need of repair. Using Mike’s report we were able to negotiate the repairs with the seller. The seller had about $800 of repairs to complete; without this home inspection we would have had to pay for those ourselves. Mike is very professional; arrives when he told us he would; and had the final report back to us in less than 24 hours. We would recommend him to anyone who needed a home inspection!


Scott Stubblefield  (Facebook Review)

We met Mr. Morgan at a home we are hoping to purchase and he arrived ontime, and was very professional. We received an inspection that was both thorough and easy to read and understand.
It was a pleasure to work with someone who is so competent & experienced. We were also pleased that he sent the report in less than 24 hours (& it was a lengthy report because of the age of the home). We cannot overstate the value of his expertise and knowledge which we used to determine if we should go forward with our purchase. THANK YOU MIKE! for being so conscientious and for explaining everything to us to fully. You helped take some of the stress out of this purchase.


– Sherri Warren (Google Review)

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need a home inspection?

Buying a home is typically the largest single investment you will ever make. It’s important to get a home inspection because your certified inspector will be able to discover and document defects that may or may not be obvious to you as a potential buyer and/or seller.

To minimize costly repairs and unexpected difficulties, you’ll want to learn as much as you can about your home or property before you buy it. An inspection will also reveal any defects, which can range from simple replacements or repairs, to severe damage or safety and health concerns. Also, most mortgage companies will require a home inspection on a property before approving the home loan. After the inspection, you will know more about the house, which will allow you to make better decisions with confidence.

Feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have or to schedule an inspection service. Morgan Inspection Services is here for you, your family and your property.
Today’s inspection can prevent tomorrow’s surprise.

Can I inspect the home myself?

Even the most experienced home owner lacks the knowledge and expertise of a professional home inspector who has inspected hundreds, perhaps thousands, of homes in his or her career. An inspector is familiar with all the elements of home construction, their proper installation, and maintenance. He or she understands how the home’s systems and components are intended to function together, as well as how and why they fail.

Above all, most buyers find it very difficult to remain completely objective and unemotional about the house they really want, and this may affect their judgment. For the most accurate picture, it is best to obtain an impartial third party opinion by an expert in the field of home inspection.” (American Society of Home Inspectors 1993, ashi.com)

Feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have or to schedule an inspection service. Morgan Inspection Services is here for you, your family and your property.
Today’s inspection can prevent tomorrow’s surprise.

When should I schedule an inspection?

It is best to have the home inspected as early in the process as possible – after the contract is finalized and during the option period. Having the inspection during the option period will allow you to negotiate for repairs or, in the worst-case scenario, even back out of the contract.

Feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have or to schedule an inspection service. Morgan Inspection Services is here for you, your family and your property.
Today’s inspection can prevent tomorrow’s surprise.

How does a home inspection benefit me?

– A home inspection can give you peace of mind and will give you an unbiased opinion about the condition of the home that you are considering buying.
– If serious problems are found, it will allow you to negotiate repairs with the seller or walk away rather than buying a home that you will end up sinking a lot of money into.
– If only minor problems are found, then you can finalize the decision to purchase the home knowing that the home is in good condition.
– It is a relatively small investment that can potentially save you a lot of money.

(Please keep in mind that there is no perfect, problem-free home. Every home inspection will turn up at least some minor “problems” with the home. It is not the small items on the report that should seriously concern you, but items concerning safety, fire, or health hazards and structural issues or other high-dollar items that should be of most concern.)

Feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have or to schedule an inspection service. Morgan Inspection Services is here for you, your family and your property.
Today’s inspection can prevent tomorrow’s surprise.

Should I be present for the inspection?

Yes, you should deffinetly attend the inspection, and you should strongly reconsider hiring an inspector who doesn’t allow this. You can learn valuable information by following an inspector through the inspection. You will certainly gain a better understanding of the condition of your property, which will give you insight into its potential sale points and defects. Also, you will most likely learn information about the properties maintenance, systems and components, which can be useful for the final transaction.

Feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have or to schedule an inspection service. Morgan Inspection Services is here for you, your family and your property.
Today’s inspection can prevent tomorrow’s surprise.

How much does a home inspection cost?

The inspection fee for a typical one-family house varies geographically. Additionally, the inspection fee can vary depending on a number of factors such as the size of the house, its age and possible optional services such as septic, well or thermal imaging.

Do not let the cost be a factor in deciding whether or not to have a home inspection or in the selection of your home inspector. The sense of security and knowledge gained from an inspection is well worth the cost, and the lowest-priced inspection is not necessarily a bargain. Always check your inspector’s qualifications, including experience, training, compliance with your state’s regulations, and professional affiliations as a guide.

Feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have or to schedule an inspection service. Morgan Inspection Services is here for you, your family and your property.
Today’s inspection can prevent tomorrow’s surprise.

How long does a home inspection last?

Your home inspection may take up to three hours, depending on the home’s age, size, and location, as well as the home inspector’s own work protocols and ethic. Additionaly, factoring square footage, outbuildings, and/or additional services (such as well, septic and thermal imaging) will increase that time.

Feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have or to schedule an inspection service. Morgan Inspection Services is here for you, your family and your property.
Today’s inspection can prevent tomorrow’s surprise.

Address
Hours of Operation

Mon-Sat: 8am-8pm

 

google-button
bbb-button

Designed and powered by
Vision Branded, LLC.
All rights reserved. © Copyright 2020