Safety from Above and Below

Ceiling & Floor Inspections

We would see some of the best materials available for enhancing the structure of floors and ceiling, however, they can be easily damaged due to water leaks that we don’t even notice.

Check the Ceilings

Check for water damage and stains. If the ceiling drops between joists or nails have pulled through, there can be a build up of dust and other debris that has overloaded the plaster. From the floor, in homes with very high ceilings, it can be hard to see how much the ceiling drops. Period ceiling decorations or ornamental cornice can be hard to repair although you can have them duplicated for a price. If you are contemplating removing walls, the ceilings may have to be re-sheeted to hide the alteration. Reasonable looking ceilings will present well with flat paint, as the viewer will not be close.

Check the Floors

To make sturdy floors, good quality tear-proof and water resisting cement is availed to rule out the porous surface and water retention. When we are inspecting the flooring, we often encounter cavities between the two slabs of the floor and even between two layers of walls. The cavities need to be filled in with cavity closers which again grants thermal insulation and prevents heat from dissipating through the gaps. The corners of walls, which form a zigzag pattern, often find gaps in between. These gaps don’t look pleasant and also counteracts heat insulation. These can be covered with angle beads which are thin strips of metal or wood.

Guaranteed Satisfaction

When you want to permanently resolve a ceiling or flooring issue, an inspection is essential. You can determine where the problem originates and how to remediate it. In turn, this reduces the likelihood of the issue recurring. Additionally, you may require an inspection if you plan to file a warranty claim with the supplier. With our services for ceiling and floor inspections, you are assured of the highest quality. Our inspectors are experienced professionals and will give you a detailed report and analysis of the underlying or potential problems. They will look at ceiling tiles, hanging clips, railing channels & fencing, lighting wire, top cross rail, and joiners, and will look for issues that can cause problems in the future.

Enter and Exit Safely

Door Inspections

Since doors are heavily used items in our homes, door inspections can be very beneficial. See below for more details on door inspections, including issues that can arise with doors and why a door inspection can be beneficial.

Types of Doors

Hinged Doors

Commonly used as passage doors whereby one edge is mounted on hinges whereas the other swings in or out of a room.

Pocket Doors

This type of door is built into the walls of a room and slides in and out of the space provisioned in the walls.

Sliding Doors

Also addressed as passage doors but unlike the hinged doors, sliding doors usually slide along a track.

Roller Doors

Commonly used for overhead garage doors.
An examination of the standards of practice and protocols for home inspections in the country indicates that there are few requirements when it comes to doors in a home, with the exception of exterior doors. These kinds of doors include overhead garage doors, fire exit doors, and emergency exits.

Door Issues


This explains how critical the installation of the door can be and whether the door poses any dangers or hazards. Residential door safety often focuses on avoiding moisture penetration, preventing unwelcome visitors such as robbers and allowing the easiest means of escape in the event of an emergency. The type of doors used in a home can also pose a threat to the people living there.

Frequent injuries

Children might get their hands or fingers caught in closing the doors. This type of injury is preventable by ensuring the installation of the door is with the appropriate pinch protection hardware.

Installation Issues

The home inspector tends to matters such as the rail separation, door binding, uneven reveal between the door and the jamb stop, the hardware operation, and the condition. This is crucial to prevent any future injuries or incidences due to the door installation.

Door Inspection Benefits

Door inspections play a vital role in the prevention of accidents and unnecessary injuries. Door inspection also helps to identify dangers and also give warning signs since the home inspector assesses the major defects, potential threats and safety concerns. Therefore, door inspections are valuable in the sense that they:
Give the buyer confidence in buying the home.
Identify the possible dangers in a home and how to fix them.
Help the customer to plan with regards to the home.
Can also help the buyer to save on the cost of the home.
Can pay itself in savings since a buyer can ask the seller to fix the issues brought forth by the inspector.

Strength and Stability

Foundation Inspections

If you suspect your home’s foundation may need repairs, a visual foundation inspection can detect obvious red flags.

Take Action

When homeowners notice a wall crack, sooner or later the brick veneer may begin to separate from door and window frames. Also, roof and plumbing problems may occur. Foundation problems don’t get better without professional house leveling. It is better to take action sooner rather than later. Temperature variations during cool winters and hot summers are responsible for these problems. This weather affects the condition of the foundation. The changes in the foundation cannot be found unless an expert looks into them.

Inspection Checklist

Our home inspectors explain the problem to you in detail so that you can make an informed decision.
We will inspect the interior and exterior of your home. We look for floor sagging, wall or ceiling cracks, doors that stick in the frame or drag on the floor when opened, separation between the window frames and brickwork, and all the signs that indicate there has been significant foundation movement.

Avoid Future Problems

A common problem found in properties in the Dallas and Fort Worth area is damage to the foundation of the home. Our foundation inspection will uncover the issues or defects it may have, ensuring that you won’t encounter any problems when selling, renting or purchasing a home. Even if you don’t have any such problems with the foundation, you should check it to avoid any future problems.

Have Proper Ventilation

Roof & Attic Inspections

Our inspectors suggest that every attic be well ventilated. Proper ventilation includes any of the following combinations: roof vents and soffit vents, ridge vents and soffit vents, or gable vents and soffit vents.

What's Inspected on the Roof

Portions of the chimneys and flues visible from the exterior
Gutters and downspout systems
Visible flashing, roof vents, skylights and any other roof penetrations
The roof covering materials

What's Inspected in the Attic

Visible ventilation
Type and condition of insulation
Other support and superstructure components
Roof framing and decking
There are benefits to having a well vented attic. It will prolong the life of your shingles and cause your air conditioner to run less in the summer.

Be Proactive

Often overlooked, the roof is one of the most important components of a building. This will protect your family from extreme weather conditions, high temperatures, and creepy crawlies. Performing regular roof inspections, however, is crucial to keeping your roof in top shape. The roof might be leaking, and you need to make certain the leak is not coming from the roof. Or maybe you witnessed high winds in your area recently, and you want to inspect your roof for any debris. Inspecting your roof will reveal any problems that need to be addressed, any missing or damaged items, and how well the roof is holding up over time.

Ensure Structural Strength

Structural & Wall Inspections

The walls, in particular, are an essential part of a home. Walls are not only a good first impression to your visitors. Walls also helps bring out your home theme that suits your taste and preferences. Unfortunately, most homeowners tend to overlook the need to closely monitor the state of their walls. This will not only cause you more money but may also cause a hazard. Weak walls can easily collapse at any time.

Reasons for a Wall Inspection

Walls are exposed to a lot of physical activity, like adding portraits or pictures. Plumbing is also done on and through the walls. Kitchen walls can be exposed to moisture, causing mold. The list is endless. Most of these activities only have small effects that may be hard to note at a glance. The impact is likely to become more pronounced, and if not noted in time, the situation is likely to get even worse and riskier. However, with regular wall inspections, most of these problems are likely to be noted at an earlier stage, making them faster and cheaper to fix.

An Essential Service

For the home buyers and sellers, a wall inspection is an essential part of the entire process as it is the best way to evaluate the value of a property. Some of these wall vulnerabilities can be very twisted and hard to note at a glance, but with the help of our professional inspectors, you can hardly miss out on these spots.

Important Reminders

It’s important to note that our wall inspection is not a one-day activity. Most experts recommend that you do it at least twice or three times in a year as there are a lot of things that may happen in between. Apart from that, if you happen to note something unusual about the walls, do not hesitate to contact us. Also, if you have rental homes, having regular inspections will not only get you more tenants, but may also prevent you from lawsuits that may be raised against you due to any loss or damages suffered as a result of the poor state of the house walls.

Take Preventive Measures

Window Inspections

Windows are one of the neglected parts of the house and yet it is one of the most important for our safety, convenience, and physical aspect of our home.

Important Reminders

By opening each window, if it’s a traditional double-hung (lower sash lifts up while the upper sash may be pulled down), check how it works but remember that, as you do this, in the event of any emergency like a fire, you may have to exit your home by this route. Some windows may, if not locked, slide side-to-side. And some of the windows may just crank in and out with its handle at the lower area of the window (a lot of these are casements). Only these actions will make you know conditions you may not have thought of it. Your windows may occasionally be hard to move because the connections between the sash (the part which holds the glass) and the frame are over-painted that will cause them to stick as you try to open them.

Avoid Window Problems

Don’t try to install any window yourself – hire an expert.
Hire professional window replacement company that has installed windows with National Fenestration Rating Council.
It is an excellent idea to ensure that the windows are Energy Star confirmed.
Don’t just go for the less expensive windows but consider other factors like weather conditions in your place, durability, make of your house, and so on.
Read some online consumer reports before you make a purchase.
Have a professional come over to your home for a windows inspection before engaging on the project.

Window Insepction Benefits

There are many benefits of a window inspection. In case you want to sell the house, both the buyer and the seller will help. The buyer can save cash on repair by spending some hundred dollars on the home inspection process. A buyer will be able to identify any health risks beforehand and safety hazards in the window. Home buyers can have impressive grounds to negotiate the deal with a home inspection before buying the property. Any hidden, covered or concealed defects within your windows and property through the process of home inspection is seen. It will save the buyer money and offer peace of mind in the long run.