The Selman Home Inspection Process

Every home inspector seems to have a different process for working through a home inspection. The goal is to cover every aspect of the Texas Standards of Practice to determine the condition of the most important components of a home. The following is a brief description of the home inspection process used by my firm:

What To Expect From Our Home Inspection Process

After the inspection is scheduled, our inspector will arrive cleanly dressed, in a professional vehicle prepared to begin the home inspection process. We will be on time and ready to answer any remaining questions you may have. Next, the inspector will provide you with a copy of the Pre-Inspection Agreement to ensure you understand the home inspection process and a copy of your Free 100 Day Limited Warranty. Then the technical portion of the home inspection process begins.

Our home inspection process utilizes a “three pass” methodology that ensures our inspector doesn’t miss anything. The inspector will make three passes around the exterior looking for and recording different items with each pass. Then, the roof covering is inpspected for proper installation, age, debris and estimated remaining life. Next, we inspect the attic and the crawl spaces for structure, insulation, electrical and other items. Finally, the inspector will make three passes through the interior of the residence, again inspecting different items with each pass.

Once the technical review is complete, the inspector will prepare the home inspection report for delivery. If you are present during the home inspection process, the inspector will review the report with you to verbally clarify anything that you have questions about and may also offer suggestions about dealing with any negative findings. When needed, the inspector will recommend specialist for specific needs or property deficiencies. (We have a great article about “Understanding Deficiencies“.)

Our home inspection process includes a great deal of educational information about the condition of the following systems:

  • Roof, vents, flashings and trim
  • Gutters and downspouts
  • Skylight, chimney and other roof penetrations
  • Decks, stoops, porches, walkways and railings
  • Eaves, soffit and fascia
  • Grading and drainage
  • Foundation and crawlspace
  • Water penetration and foundation movement
  • Heating systems
  • Cooling systems
  • Main water shut-off valves
  • Water heating system
  • Interior plumbing fixtures and faucets
  • Electrical service line and meter box
  • Main disconnect and service amperage
  • Electrical panels, breakers and fuses
  • Grounding and bonding
  • GFCIs and AFCIs
  • Fireplace damper door and hearth
  • Insulation and ventilation
  • Garage doors, safety sensors and openers

Why Is A Home Inspection Process Important

A home inspection is an important step in you real estate buying or selling decision making. Any identified deficiencies in today’s building standards or the Texas Standards of Practice help sellers understand what should be in the disclosure document and helps the buyer understand the inspectors opinion of the properties condition. Why trust one of your largest financial investments to just anyone? Hire a qualified, licensed, insured home inspector. Selman Home Inspection has the expertise, tools, certifications, insurance and training to do the job right the first time. Our home inspection process demonstrates our dedication to quality and delivering compete and thorough home inspections that reinforce and educate home buyers and sellers about real estate decisions.

Does your home inspector use a repeatable process? Are they insured? Licensed? They should.

David Selman
Advanced Professional Inspector
Lic.# 10299
FHA/HUD # F537
Septic License #113423
Phone: 469-371-3228


“Accurate Investment Protection You Can Trust”

Websites: Dallas Home Inspection | Fort Worth Home Inspection


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