Inspection Services

Home Inspection Services Include:

  • Home Buyer Inspections
  • Pre-Listing Inspections
  • 11-Month Warranty Inspections
  • New Home Construction Inspections
  • Home Energy Ratings

** FREE Post-Inspection Consultation Upon Request  

** FREE re-inspection on any one item per home

** Easy, flexible scheduling

** Discounted rates for second home inspection

Home Inspection Checklist

 A home inspection is a non-invasive inspection of a property, performed by a licensed or certified real estate inspector. 

The home inspector relies on his or her professional knowledge to rate the current condition of the home. It does not create a home warranty or guarantee future conditions, but can inform clients about issues with the home. The home inspection process is simple and straightforward, and ultimately checks the safety, operation, and condition of a home’s many components. 

At Home & Ranch Inspections, a licensed, professional real estate inspector will complete a detailed walk-through of the home, a thorough process that includes a top-to-bottom review of the physical structure, as well as the home’s mechanical and electrical systems — including roof, ceilings, walls, floors, windows, and doors. The home inspector will check major appliances’ functionality, along with heating and air-conditioning systems, plumbing and electrical systems, and will examine the attic and basement.  

What a Home Inspector Inspects

As outlined by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC), here’s a list of components examined during a typical home inspection: 

Inspecting a Home’s Structural Systems

  • Foundations
  • Grading and drainage 
  • Roof covering materials 
  • Roof structures and attics 
  • Interiors walls, ceilings, floors and doors 
  • Exterior walls, doors and windows 
  • Exterior and interior glazing 
  • Interior and exterior stairways 
  • Fireplaces and chimneys 
  • Porches, balconies, decks and carports 

Inspecting a Home’s Plumbing 

  • Plumbing systems 
  • Water heaters 
  • Hydro-massage therapy equipment 

An Electrical Inspection 

  • Service entrance and panels 
  • Branch circuits, connected devices, and fixtures 

Inspecting a Home’s HVAC System 

  • Heating equipment 
  • Cooling equipment 
  • Duct and vent systems 
  • General limitations (HVAC)

Inspecting a Home’s Appliances 

  • Dishwasher 
  • Food waste disposers 
  • Range hood and exhaust systems 
  • Electric or gas ranges, cooktops and ovens 
  • Microwave ovens 
  • Mechanical exhaust systems and bathroom heaters 
  • Garage door openers 
  • Dryer exhaust systems
  • Washing machine connections

Optional Components or Systems

  • Landscape irrigation (sprinkler) systems 
  • Swimming pools, spas, hot tubs, and equipment 
  • Outbuildings 
  • Private water wells  
  • Septic systems

Home Inspection Report: What to Expect

Home & Ranch Inspections clients can expect to receive their report within 48 hours of the inspection service has been performed. A detailed report clearly identifies the home inspector’s findings about the major home systems, their crucial components, and their safety and operability, along with photos. Defects are adequately described, and the report will include recommendations.  

Printable Checklist

Download a simple Home Inspection Checklist


Home & Ranch Inspections, TREC: #22469

To learn more about the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC), download the Texas Real Estate Consumer Protection Notice below.