Why use PRECISION INSPECTION for your home inspection? There are many home inspectors in Austin. You should only use one you are very confident about. Below are a few reasons you may want to consider us.
SUPPORT: Unlimited, free phone consultations for as long as you own your home.
LONGEVITY: We’ve been in business since 1983. A company doesn’t succeed & grow for 30 years unless it’s satisfying client needs + adding value. All inspectors are FULL TIME, which is needed to maintain proficiency in this rapidly evolving industry.
SAME DAY REPORTS: many home inspectors still hand write their reports(!) or generate them back at the office with you not getting it for 2-3 days. This can cause problems if you have a short option period, need to get other inspections done (pursuant to recommendations on the home inspection) or obtain repair estimates.
We deliver our reports to you quickly, here is a Sample Report.
EXPERIENCE: Bob & Don both have extensive general construction experience – more than 20 years each (Bob as a construction manager and Don as a custom home builder). This is the best background to have in the home inspection industry, bar none. Many property inspectors have no or limited construction experience such as a deck builder, electrician or handyman.
Both of us hold “professional” unrestricted licenses, the toughest of 3 designations earned (by testing) through the Texas Real Estate Commission. Do you want your home inspected by someone with only an “apprentice” or basic “inspector” designation? Bob’s license number is 105 (the lower the number, the longer the inspector has been in business).
We are approved by Home Buyers Warranty Corp. and Residential Warranty Corp. as new construction warranty inspectors. All Texas home inspectors are licensed, which is very easy to get. Precision Inspection’s inspectors are code certified, a very tough designation to achieve. Bob is past president of the American Real Estate Inspector’s Society, Texas state chapter.
WE DO OUR OWN TERMITE INSPECTIONS: We are licensed by the Texas Structural Pest Control Service (license # 5769). Most home inspectors do not have this license and can’t do termite inspections so they must call someone in that industry to do the termite inspection for you.
In our view, this causes a conflict of interest because the termite man is not that interested in making $60-70 doing an inspection but is very interested in finding insects to treat ($500-900 or more for a termite treatment) often on very flimsy “evidence”. This can cause all kinds of problems for you during the negotiating phase of your earnest money contract. As an aside, we do our own pool inspections as well!
WE USE LAYMAN’S TERMS: All other home inspectors use technical jargon in their reports which is only understandable to other property inspectors or those in the construction field! We pride ourselves on only using easy to understand wording so buyers, sellers, & agents can understand the report. We feel this is one of the biggest benefits to using Precision Inspection.
LITTLE EXTRAS: with every home inspection our clients get a free home maintenance video and a pre-approved & screened contractor list. (these are good, honest and competent workmen). On vacant homes, we offer a free return trip to check gas (if off at time of inspection) or check a/c (if too cold to turn on at time of inspection). Other companies charge you an additional fee for this. Because of our extensive background in construction and remodeling, we can provide you with independent estimates for repairs. You are protected since we carry E&O and general liability insurance.