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Providing residential Real Estate Inspection Service for the entire DFW area. Buying a home may be the biggest investment you'll ever make,
that's why it is so important to know what you are investing your money in. This is where we can help.

Inspection reports completed on-site with oral and computer generated report provided for every client. Computer generated reports include
photos in the report to help with your home inspection.
We take our time on each home inspection and with over 19 years of experience you are in good hands. We offer prompt service with flexible
scheduling to meet tight deadlines. State licensed by the Texas Real Estate Commission. For more information about the types of inspections and
services we provide, click on the links to the left.

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Home Maintenance Tips

-Check that fire extinguisher(s) are fully charged. Re-charge or replace if necessary.
-Examine heating/cooling air filters and replace or clean as necessary.
-Inspect and clean humidifiers and electronic air cleaners.
-Clean gutters and downspouts. Ensure that downspouts are secure and gutter extensions are in place and that the discharge of the downspouts is appropriate.
-Carefully inspect the condition of bathtub and shower enclosures. Repair or replace deteriorated grout and caulk. Ensure that water is not escaping the enclosure.
-Check below all plumbing fixtures for evidence of leakage.
-Repair or replace leaking faucets or shower heads.
-Secure loose toilets, or repair flush mechanisms that become troublesome.
-If the home is equipped with an septic system (onsite waste disposal system), check all components for operation and check the drain field for odor and standing water. If a problem is discovered, contact a certified, licensed septic system specialist.

Spring and Fall:
Examine the roof for evidence of damage to roof coverings, flashings and chimneys.
Look in the attic (if accessible) to ensure that roof vents are not obstructed. Check for evidence of leakage, condensation or vermin activity.
Trim back tree branches and shrubs to ensure that they are not in contact with the house.
Inspect the exterior walls and foundation for evidence of damage, cracking or movement. Watch for bird nests or other vermin or insect activity.
Survey the basement and/or crawl space walls for evidence of moisture seepage or insect penetration.
Look at overhead wires coming to the house. They should be secure and clear of trees or other obstructions. Hire a professional to trim tree limbs away from overhead electric lines.
Ensure that the grade of the land around the house encourages water to flow away from the foundation. The top 4"-6" of the foundation wall should be visible.
Inspect all driveways, walkways, decks, porches, and landscape components for evidence of deterioration, movement or safety hazards.
Clean windows and test their operation. Improve caulking and weather-stripping as necessary. Watch for evidence of rot in wood window frames. Paint and repair window sills and frames as necessary.
Test the overhead garage door opener, to ensure that the auto-reverse mechanism is responding properly. Clean and lubricate hinges, rollers and tracks on overhead doors.
Replace or clean exhaust hood filters.
Clean, inspect and/or service all appliances as per the manufacturer's recommendations.

Replace smoke detector batteries.
Have the heating, cooling and water heater systems cleaned and serviced.
Have chimneys inspected and cleaned. Ensure that rain caps and vermin screens are secured.
If the house utilizes a well, check and service the pump and holding tank. Have the water quality tested. If the property has a septic system, have the tank inspected (and pumped as needed).

These are just a few of many things you can do to help with your new home. To learn more, do some research. The internet is a great place to find tips on care for your new home. Most city websites have great safety information not only for your home but also for your family!

 Phone:  (214) 202-9500
E-Mail: rick@kcquality.com  

Rick Comnick
TREC Professional Inspector #6229
Josephine, TX

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