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A-1 Quality Home Inspections
Serving North Harris County, Montgomery, Walker, Grimes, San Jacinto and Liberty Counties
TREC License #26120
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Terry Rippee
Phone: 832-732-2814
Email: Terry@a1qualityhomeinspections.com


   


 

A-1 Quality Home Inspections believes there are important questions you should have answered before you select your home inspector. If you have questions in addition to the list below, please type them in the comments section at the bottom of this page and we will address those as well. Make sure to include a return email address in the comments section in order that we can respond to you.
 

1. What does your inspection cover?

The inspector should ensure that their inspection and inspection report will meet all applicable requirements in your state if applicable and will comply with a well-recognized standard of practice and code of ethics. We follow the TREC Standards of Practice. You should be able to request and see a copy of these items ahead of time and ask any questions you may have. If there are any areas you want to make sure are inspected, be sure to identify them upfront.
 

2. Are you specifically experienced in residential inspection?

Related experience in construction or engineering is helpful, but is no substitute for training and experience in the unique discipline of home inspection. We are licensed and certified professional inspectors.
 

3. Do you offer to do repairs or improvements based on the inspection?

No. Our National and State Standards of Practice do not allow inspectors offer to complete or complete repairs before one year after the inspection. At A-1 Quality Home Inspections, we do not offer to do repairs.
 

4. How long will the inspection take?

The average on-site inspection time for a single inspector is 1 ˝ to 3 hours depending on the condition and size of the property. Anything significantly less may not be enough time to perform a thorough inspection. Additional inspectors may be brought in for very large properties and buildings.
 

5. How much will it cost?

Costs vary dramatically, depending on the level and type of inspection, the property floor area, property geographical location and the inspector’s qualifications. Consider the value of the home inspection in terms of the investment being made. Inspection cost does not necessarily reflect quality.
 

6. What type of inspection report do you provide and how long will it take to receive the report?

Ask to see samples and determine whether or not you can understand the inspector's reporting style and if the time parameters fulfill your needs. Most inspectors provide their full report within 24 hours of the inspection.
 

7. Will I be able to attend the inspection?

This is a valuable educational opportunity, and an inspector's refusal to allow this should raise a red flag. Never pass up this opportunity to see your prospective home through the eyes of an expert.
 

8. Do you participate in continuing education programs to keep your expertise up to date?

One can never know it all, and the inspector's commitment to continuing education is a good measure of his or her professionalism and service to the consumer. This is especially important in cases where the home is much older or includes unique elements requiring additional or updated training.


 
 
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