817-230-4038

SCHEDULE INSPECTION

Licensed Home Inspection in Dallas-Fort Worth since 2005

Bart Bradberry

 

Licensed Inspector

TREC#9015

 

STRUCTURE

ROOF

INTERIOR

WINDOWS/DOORS

KITCHEN

HVAC

ELECTRICAL

PLUMBING

 

  -   ABOUT US   -

 

 

Our inspections exceed industry standards. Crest Home Inspection works for you, the home buyer, and no one else. We are dedicated to providing the exceptional service you deserve when purchasing a home.

 

Crest Home Inspection is a TREC Licensed inspection company serving Fort Worth, Dallas and surrounding areas.

 

The stability and support of any home is built on a strong foundation. At Crest Home Inspection the foundation of our business is built on Expertise, Integrity & Value.

 

Our service reduces risk when making one of the biggest financial decisions of your life. We provide a complete report with digital images and illustrations within 24 hours of inspection so you can make an educated decision.

We are licensed by the Texas Real Estate Commission and fully insured with both errors/omissions and liability insurance. We perform inspections with the highest level of integrity while employing sound and mature judgment when making evaluations.

The Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) regulates real estate brokers and sales agents, real estate inspectors, home warranty companies, easement and right-of-way agents,

and timeshare interest providers

 

You can find more information and check the status of a license holder at:

 

www.trec.texas.gov

 

Crest Home Inspection

TREC #9015

 

 

 

  -   STRUCTURE   -

 

 

Structure Inspection Checklist

 

Ridge and fascia board lines appear straight and level

 

Sides of house appear straight, not bowed or sagging

 

Window and door frames appear square

 

Visible foundation in good condition - appears straight, plumb, with no significant cracks

 

Adequate clearance between ground and wood siding materials (6" minimum); no wood-to-earth contact

 

Siding: no cracking, curling, loose, rot or decay

 

Masonry veneers: no cracks in joints, no broken, spalling or flaking components

 

Stucco: no large cracks

 

Vinyl or aluminum siding: no dents, damage, no bowing or loose siding

 

No vines on surface of structure

 

Exterior paint or stain: no flaking or blisters

 

No stains on exterior surfaces

Please Note:

This checklist should not be relied upon as a home inspection report, nor should it be considered a substitute for a home inspection. This list is representative, but NOT exhaustive. If you require a home inspection, contact Crest Home Inspection. We are qualified, educated, licensed, experienced ASHI certified home inspectors.

 

  -   ROOF   -

 

 

Roof Inspection Checklist

 

Composition shingles: no curling, no cupping, no loss of granulation particulate, no broken, damaged or missing shingles, no more than two layers of roofing

 

Wood shingles or shakes: no mold, rot or decay, no cracked/broken/missing shingles, no curling

 

Flat roofs: no obvious patches, no cracks or splits, minimal blisters/"alligatoring" and wrinkles, no silt deposits (indicates improper drainage), sealed tar at flashings

 

Flashing around roof penetrations

No evidence of excess roofing cement/tar/caulk

 

Soffits and fascia: no decay, no stains

 

Exterior venting for eave areas: vents are clean, not painted over

 

Gutters: no decay or rust, joints sealed, attached securely to structure, no bending or sagging, no sections of gutter or downspout missing, gutters clean, no mud deposits

 

Chimneys: straight, properly flashed, no evidence of damaged bricks or cracked joints, mortar/cement cap in good condition

 

 

 

  -   INTERIOR   -

 

 

Interior Inspection Checklist

 

Floors, walls and ceilings appear straight and plumb and level

 

No stains on floors, walls or ceilings

 

Flooring materials in good condition

 

No significant cracks in walls or ceilings

 

Windows and exterior doors operate easily and latch properly, no broken glass, no sashes painted shut, no decay; windows and doors have weather-stripping, "weep holes" installed

 

Interior doors operate easily and latch properly, no damage, decay, or broken hardware

 

Paint, wall covering, and paneling in good condition

Wood trim installed well and in good condition

 

Lights and switches operate properly

 

Adequate number of three pronged electrical outlets in each room

 

Electrical outlets test properly (spot check)

 

Heating/cooling source in each habitable room

 

Evidence of adequate insulation in walls

 

Fireplace: no cracking or damaged masonry, no evidence of back-drafting (staining on fireplace facade), damper operates properly, flue has been cleaned, flue is lined

 

 

  -   WINDOWS & DOORS   -

 

 

Window & Door Inspection Checklist

 

Wood frames and trim pieces are secure, no cracks, rot or decay

 

Joints around frames are caulked

 

No broken glass (window or storm panes) or damaged screens, no broken double paned, insulated window seals.

 

Mun-tin and mullion glazing compound in good condition

 

Storm windows or thermal glass used

 

Drip caps installed over windows

Windows can account for substantial heat loss in cold weather and heat gain in warm weather. Single-pane windows, found in nearly 50 percent of American homes, are the most extreme in terms of energy-inefficiency [source: Money Matters 101]. Improving the energy infrastructure of your home will reduce home heating and cooling costs and help reduce fossil fuel consumption, slowing down the carbon emissions that are disrupting the global climate.

 

 

  -   KITCHEN   -

 

 

Kitchen Inspection Checklist

 

Working exhaust fan that is vented to the exterior of the building

 

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter ("GFCI") protection for electrical outlets within 6 feet of the sink(s)

 

Dishwasher: drains properly, no leaks, baskets, door spring operates properly

 

No leaks in pipes under sinks

 

Floor in cabinet under sink solid, no stains or decay

 

 

 

 

 

Water flow in sink adequate

 

No excessive rust or deterioration on garbage disposal or waste pipes

 

Built-in appliances operate properly

 

Cabinets in good condition: doors and drawers operate properly

 

 

 

 

  -   HVAC   -

 

 

HVAC Inspection Checklist

 

Appears to operate well throughout (good air flow on forced hot air systems)

 

Flues: no open seams, slopes up to chimney connection

 

No rust around cooling unit

 

No combustion gas odor

Air filter(s) clean

 

Ductwork in good condition

 

No asbestos on heating pipes, water pipes or air ducts

 

Separate flues for gas/oil/propane and wood/coal

 

 

 

 

 

  -   ELECTRICAL   -

 

 

Electrical Inspection Checklist

 

Visible wiring: in good condition, no "knob-and-tube" wiring, no exposed splices, cables secured and protected

 

Service panel: adequate capacity, all cables attached to panel with cable connectors; fuses or breakers are not overheating

 

No aluminum cable for branch circuit

 

 

 

 

 

Your electricity runs behind the scenes, inside the walls of your home, allowing you a great variety of modern creature comforts. However according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), electrical problems are the largest cause of property damage in home structure fires across the U.S. In addition, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) identifies small appliances plugged into inadequate or improper home wring as the leading cause of accidental electrocutions. These safety hazards can be easily addressed and prevented with an electrical home inspection.

 

 

  -   PLUMBING   -

 

 

Plumbing Inspection Checklist

 

Visible pipes: no damage, no evidence of leaks, no signs of stains on materials near pipes; drain pipes slope slightly down towards outlet to septic/sewage system

 

Water heater: no signs of rust, vented properly, sized to produce adequate quantities of hot water for the number of bedrooms in the house.

 

Water pump: does not short cycle

 

Galvanized pipes do not restrict water flow

 

Well water test is acceptable

 

Hot water temperature between 118 - 125 degrees Fahrenheit

Adequate flow and pressure at all fixtures

 

Sink, tub and shower drain properly

 

If sink is metal, it shows no signs of rust, overflow drain doesn't leak

 

Toilet operates properly

 

Toilet stable, no rocking, no stains around base

 

Caulking in good condition inside and outside of the tub and shower area

 

Tub or shower tiles secure, wall surface solid

 

No stains or evidence of past leaking around base of bath or shower

 

 

 

 

  -   FAQ   -

 

 

What components are inspected?

 

We provide a complete examination of your home which includes but is not limited to the following items:

 

  • Type of foundation & condition
  • Grading & drainage around the home
  • Type & condition of the roof
  • Type & condition of the attic & roof structure
  • Type of exterior & interior doors & windows
  • Interior & exterior walls
  • Ceilings &floors
  • Fireplace & chimney
  • Porches, decks & attached carports
  • Electrical system
  • HVAC system
  • Plumbing system
  • Ducts & vents
  • Drains, wastes & vents
  • Water heaters, whirlpool tubs
  • Dishwashers
  • Food waste disposers
  • Range hoods
  • Ranges, ovens & cook-tops
  • Microwaves & trash compactors
  • Bathroom exhaust fans
  • Garage doors
  • Door bells
  • Dryer vents

 

 

  • What is a home inspection?  

    A home inspection is a non-invasive, non-destructive, visual inspection of a home and its systems and components.

  • How long does a Home inspection normally take? 

    Most inspections take between 2 to 4 hours. Every home is different meaning that it is nearly impossible to give an exact time frame. What we can tell you is that we are meticulous in our inspection process and our attention to detail is second to none.

  • Why can't I receive my report at the time of inspection?  

    We pride ourselves in being as complete and detailed as possible. In order to provide you the best possible service we choose attention to detail over on-site reports. Our binded reports are something you can be proud of and reference back to from time to time. Purchasing a home is a big deal and we are not doing our job if we rush through a report without being as complete as we need to be. Our service is second to none.

  • When do I pay & what methods of payment do you accept?  

    Payment is due at the time of inspection and we accept all major credit cards, cash, and check.

  • Why should I have my property inspected?  

    The main goal of a home inspection is to give you, an effective way to evaluate the current condition of a property before closing. In other words, home inspections minimize risk for both buyer and seller.

  • Is termite inspection included?  

    We will set up a termite and wood destroying insect inspection at your request.

  • What are your credentials? Can I trust you? 

    In addition to being licensed by the state of Texas as home inspectors, we are affiliate members of the Greater Fort Worth Association of Realtors (GFWAR). We are also fully insured with E & O and liability insurance. We pride ourselves on serving our customers with integrity in addition to providing expertise at a great value.

 

  -   CONTACT US   -

 

 

Crest Home Inspection, LLC

 

817-230-4038

 

PO Box 121073

Fort Worth, Texas 76121

 

Crest Home Inspection

TREC #9015

Bart Bradberry

 

Licensed Inspector

TREC#9015

 

Crest Home Inspection, LLC

PO Box 121073

Fort Worth, Texas 76121

TREC #9015

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TREC #9015

817-230-4038