FULL LIST OF SERVICES
- ICC Residential Combination Inspection (R-5/RCI) for Construction Draws, FHA/VA/USDA Compliance Inspections, and HUD-92051 form
NEW CONSTRUCTION INSPECTIONS
We offer quality home inspections at all phases of construction, including pre-pour foundation, pre-drywall, final walkthrough, and 11th-month warranty inspections. Each inspection includes a written report to help you work with your builder to ensure the house is built correctly to provide years of enjoyment. For more information on new construction inspections, click here.
MOVE-IN CERTIFIED™ SELLER INSPECTION (PRE-LISTING INSPECTIONS)
Take control back when selling your home by hiring Veteran Home Inspections to do a Move-In Certified™ inspection before you list it. This inspection will let you know the potential sticking points from the buyer’s inspection so you can address them ahead of time. By doing this, you can help alleviate last-minute negotiations and get the best price for your house. These inspections can also help sell your home faster. For more information on Move-In Certified™ inspections, click here.
FOUNDATION CERTIFICATIONS: FHA/HUD ENGINEERING CERTIFICATIONS FOR MANUFACTURED HOUSING
Through our partnership with MFD Home Certifications, we can now offer foundation certifications for manufactured housing throughout our service area. Instead of tracking down a separate engineer and paying them to come out to do a site visit, we can take care of the site visit for you while we’re doing the home inspection. We can take all of the measurements and pictures needed for the engineer to issue the certification needed by the lenders. We also offer this as a stand-alone service. Contact us for more information and we will get everything set up.
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY INSPECTIONS
We have inspected commercial properties ranging from late 1800s homes being used as commercial space all the way up to an 875,000SF new construction office building. We offer competitive rates on commercial properties to make sure you know what you are purchasing. We can also do pre-listing inspections on a property you’re selling to help with disclosure requirements. For more information on commercial property inspections, click here.
Radon is a naturally occurring gas that comes from the ground our homes and offices are built on. It is also the second leading cause of lung cancer, as it is a radioactive element. The good news is that we can easily test for the presence and concentration of Radon, and if it is found to be present in elevated levels, mitigation is possible. For more information on radon and our testing services, click here.
If you are buying a house to rehab, you need to know upfront what issues you may run into. We offer specialized inspections for investors to help you minimize the surprises that pop up during the rehab process. Since we have done our own rehab investments, we know the issues that show up, and the devastating impact they can have on your budget. Click here to see how a small investment now can save you much more down the road.
TERMITE (WOOD DESTROYING INSECT) INSPECTIONS
Veteran Home Inspections can provide you with a full Wood Destroying Insect Report during your home inspection (TDA License #0787117). In addition to looking for termites, we also look for several other wood-destroying insects, such as carpenter ants, carpenter bees, powder post beetles, old house borers, and more. We also look for conducive conditions that can easily lead to future infestations. Click here for more information on Wood Destroying Insect inspections.
MOLD INSPECTIONS AND TESTING
Veteran Home Inspections is certified to inspect and test for mold. We not only collect samples for laboratory analysis, we conduct a comprehensive inspection of the building to determine sources of moisture or other issues that may be leading to the mold issue in the first place. With years of experience and the right equipment, we can normally point to the source of the issue to allow you to not only address the mold issue but also fix the cause so it doesn’t come back after remediation. We can also perform mold assessment consultations, which include writing the remediation protocols and performing post-remediation testing. For more information on mold testing and inspections, click here.
LEAD PAINT INSPECTION
Are you buying, or do you own a house built prior to 1978? If so, there is a chance you may have lead-based paint. Veteran Home Inspections can conduct a surface-by-surface inspection of your house to tell you if and where you have lead-based paint. We use non-destructive XRF technology to quickly and accurately let you know if there is lead in your home. For more information about lead paint testing, click here.
WATER QUALITY TESTING
If you are buying a home on a well, we can perform the necessary water quality testing to let you know if the water meets standards. Our FHA & VA water testing includes testing for E.Coli and Coliform bacteria, Lead, Nitrates, and Nitrites. This will meet the requirements for these loan types. We can also conduct additional testing for many more contaminants in the water if you desire. Contact us for more information and to determine the best testing for your situation.
VERIFICATION OF REPAIRS INSPECTIONS
This inspection can be used in several situations. Most commonly, we reinspect a home after the seller has completed the repairs negotiated after the initial inspection. Our experience shows that these repairs are almost always either incomplete or (in rare cases) not even attempted.
Another use for this inspection is for when you are having a contractor do work for you. We can conduct inspections for you both during the project (prior to paying the contractor a draw), and at the end of the project to make sure everything was completed correctly. This gives you a third-party view of the project to help hold the contractor to the contract.
SWIMMING POOLS & SPA INSPECTIONS
Here in Texas, a pool is a great way to cool off in the hot weather. Unfortunately, a pool can also be an expensive item to fix. Veteran Home Inspections is certified and knowledgeable about pools and we can add them to the inspection. We inspect the visible components of the pool to find defects that could cost you a lot for repair, or even worse, be a safety hazard. Of course, the pool has to be open and running to get a good inspection on it, so make sure you set this up.
ANNUAL PROPERTY REVIEWS
You probably go to the doctor every year, and you take your car in for service every year. What are you doing to make sure your home is being taken care of? Veteran Home Inspections offers a very affordable Annual Property Review that will check over your home to make sure that everything is being taken care of. We’ll not only provide you with a list of needed repairs, but we’ll also alert you to items that are coming up soon. Click here to order your Annual Property Review.
4-POINT INSURANCE INSPECTIONS
What is a 4-Point Insurance Inspection and when do I need one?
Some insurance companies will require a 4-point inspection to be performed on a home in order for you to receive Home Owners Insurance. You will need to hire a certified home inspection, like Veteran Home Inspections, to perform this inspection.
What does the 4-Point Insurance Inspection Cover?
As the name suggests, it covers 4 specific parts of the home. This inspection is just a limited scope inspection of these components and is not an acceptable alternative to a full home inspection.
- Roof – We inspect the condition of the roof as well as the approximate remaining life of the roof.
- Plumbing –We determine what kind of piping (copper, plastic, etc.) is installed, dates if the system has been upgraded, any leaks or flaws in the plumbing system, and information about the hot water heater.
- Electrical System – We report on the size of the main service, any potentially dangerous wiring, dates of any upgrades. Some Insurance Companies also want to know the manufacturer of the electric panel and if there is any aluminum wiring.
- Heating and Air Conditioning – We report the age of the unit(s), the approximate life span of the unit, and if the system is functioning properly.
Why can’t the insurance company just use the home inspection report?
A home inspection report contains different information than a 4-point inspection and includes information that exceeds what they are looking for in some areas. When you are shopping for home insurance, ask if they will need a 4-Point inspection. If they do, we can do the 4-Point at the same time as the home inspection, which will save you time and money. If they do need one, also ask them to send their form and forward it to us so we can ensure the report is done to their specifications. Unfortunately, each insurance company has its own form, and they change them often.