When buying a home, we offer you greater peace of mind and clarity on your purchase with a pre-purchase or new construction home inspection. For sellers, we help to ensure a smooth transaction with maximum return with a pre-listing home inspection
Purchasing a new home also means buying that home's problems. With a pre-purchase home inspection you can see exactly what you're buying. Problems discovered during the inspection could allow you to renegotiate to offset the costs of repairs — potentially saving you thousands of dollars. We'll even help you become familiar with the property.View Details
Sometimes selling your home can be just as much of a roller coaster as buying one. Getting a pre-listing home inspection can help ensure a quick and smooth transaction. You can enter the selling process with confidence that there won't be any nasty surprises. You'll also avoid delays, which could last for weeks or even months.View Details
Unfortunately, new does not always mean perfect. In fact, new doesn't even guarantee good. Material defects and human error during the construction process can lead to expensive problems later on. A new construction home inspection can help identify these problems early, when they're cheaper to fix. Some issues may even be covered under warranty.View Details
Home warranty inspections, also called 11th-month warranty inspections, are typically performed before a new home's 1-year anniversary. An end of home warranty inspection is a great opportunity to fix problems from faulty workmanship or materials — problems the builder should be accountable for. Many items we find are difficult to notice and could become a major safety or financial concern over time, leaving you to deal with the mess.
As parents to 6 kids ourselves, we know all too well the unfamiliarity and anxiety children may feel when they move into a new home. We also know how creative parents must get to calm our childrens' fears, which is what inspired us to offer the Friedrich Home Inspections Monster Free Guarantee! Not only is your child/ren welcome to attend the inspection, we'll walk them through the "monster inspection" portion and provide them with their own "monster free certificate!" This service is complimentary with all inspections as a way to to serve you and your family.
Just like any big investment, the prospect of buying a home can be scary. Our goal is to provide you with the best information possible so you can relax knowing you made the right decision. But no matter who you hire, your home inspector is only human. That's why we proudly participate in the Home Buyback Guarantee, backed by InterNACHI. If we miss anything, InterNACHI will buy your home for whatever price you paid for it. Find more information on the buyback program, including terms and conditions.
Check faucets and showers, looking for visible leaks as well as testing water pressure. Identify the types of pipes used, if visible. Identify the location of the main water shutoff valve.
Identify the type of wiring, test all outlets and make sure there are GFCIs installed where needed to protect from electrical shock. Inspect the electrical panel for safety issues and fire hazards.
Determine the age of the furnace and air conditioner, whether or not they function properly, and possibly recommend repairs or maintenance.
Determine the age of the water heater and check for proper installation. We can also determine the condition and possibly give an estimated remaining life span of the unit.
Check for proper ventilation. A poorly ventilated dryer exhaust can be a serious fire hazard.
Test smoke detectors and ensure that the garage wall, if present, has the proper fire rating and is undamaged. Also check the fireplace for proper installation and maintenance.
Check for visible leaks, properly secured toilets, proper ventilation to prevent moisture related issues, and more.
If possible, check for structural damage and proper ventilation. Also check insulation and ensure that nothing is ventilated directly into the attic, such as the bathroom.
Check for damaged or missing siding, cracks, and excessive soil contact which can be an invitation for pests.
Check for possible foundation failure, indicated by cracks or settling.
Check to ensure that the ground slopes away from the house, which prevents water from entering the house or causing damage to the foundation.
If accessible and visible, check for roof damage or poor installation that may allow for water penetration as well as checking the condition of the gutters.
Test the garage door for proper functionality, check for proper ventilation to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, and check for risks of explosion from ignition sources too close to the floor.
Do you have unanswered questions? Or are you ready to schedule your inspection? Either way, we look forward to hearing from you.
FHI provides professional home inspection services in the Dallas-Fort Worth area including Aubrey, Denton, Louisville, Prosper, McKinney, Allen, Frisco, Little Elm, Plano, Sherman, Richardson, Grapevine, Arlington, and Princeton. Not sure if that's you? Give us a call at (913) 904 8000 or send us an email.