Which of These Require a Specialized Home Inspection?

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No single home inspection is going to cover everything in your home.  There are a certain set of requirements to what a basic home inspection entails, and inspections for some specific items related to your home may require a specialist.

First, it’s important to understand that some very common areas of a home are not included in a routine home inspection, and may require a specialized inspection, include:

  • Inside the walls
  • Roof or chimney repairs
  • Septic tanks
  • Wells, sheds, or additional structures that are separate from the main house.

While these items may not be included in a routine home inspection, they are still available. Here in the Dallas / Fort Worth area, the Semper Fi Home Inspections team has been fully trained to provide you with a whole list of specialized inspections. 

In addition to the normal home inspection inspections, the professionals at Semper Fi Home Inspections can provide:

  • New Home Inspections (Construction/Phase)
    • There are three opportunities available during the building cycle that are recommended to have your third-party inspector evaluate and report on the workmanship and construction of your new home. The standard 3 phase inspection process is utilized to ensure that major construction defects within your home are not covered up.
  • Pre-Warranty expiration Inspections
    • Many homeowners like to get this professional home inspection done around the 11th month after buying their home before their 1 year builder’s warranty expires for Peace of Mind.
  • Repair Verification Inspections (Re-inspection)
    • This inspection is used to validate any requested repairs by you, the buyer, have been done properly by the seller prior to closing on the home.  This inspection usually is scheduled for one hour and has a nominal fee, please call us for details and a quote.
  • Annual Maintenance Inspection
    • The annual maintenance inspection is for homeowners to do a thorough maintenance checkup inspection of their home or a rental home. 

Plus these types of specialized home inspections:

  • Pool and Spa Inspections
    • If your new home has a swimming pool or spa, have it professionally inspected by adding this critical inspection to your order. 
  • Termite Inspections
    • Our inspectors are licensed technicians with the Texas Department of Agriculture, wood destroying insect specialists, able to perform termite and wood destroying insect (WDI) inspections at the same time as your home inspection.
  • Well Inspections
    • A private water well system on your property should be inspected prior to your closing.  There are many issues that can face the homeowner or potential home buyers concerning water wells.
  • Septic Inspections
    • You should get traditional septic systems and aerobic septic systems inspected. Because of the potential repair/replacement costs involved, and because the system is buried and cannot be exhaustively inspected and tested, you want to do what you can to evaluate the condition of the septic system before you complete the purchase of the property.
  • Irrigation Inspections
    • Many homes have landscape irrigation sprinkler systems to irrigate and water the lawn.  The findings of the inspection with photos of each zone during operation will be included in your home inspection report.
  • Outbuildings and Barns
    • Since we are your “One Stop Inspection Solution,” we can inspect almost any type of outbuilding, barn, detached garage, storage shed, workshop, and apartment or mother-in-law suite building, etc. that is on the property you are purchasing. 

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