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Frequently Asked Questions

Why Is A Home Inspection Important?

A Home Inspection is crucial for safeguarding your investment, as it uncovers hidden issues and potential safety hazards. By securing a professional inspection, you gain vital insights into a property’s condition, enabling informed decision-making and long-term peace of mind.

HOME BUYER TIP: Securing a professional Home Inspection is a strategic move for homebuyers, as it can significantly impact negotiations with sellers. By revealing potential issues or defects in the property, a comprehensive inspection report arms you with the information needed to negotiate repairs or request repair credits.

HOME SELLER TIP: A pre-listing Home Inspection provides sellers with insights into potential issues, allowing for proactive repairs and accurate pricing. This strategic step can expedite the sale process, minimize negotiations, and enhance buyer confidence.

Where Do Home Inspectors Look?
Key areas Home Inspectors scrutinize include:

  • Foundation
  • Roof
  • Exterior And Interior Walls
  • Plumbing Systems
  • Electrical Systems
  • HVAC Systems
  • Insulation
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Major Appliances

At GEMZ Home Inspections, our goal is to identify potential issues, safety hazards, and recommend necessary repairs, ensuring you make an informed decision about your investment. As a Certified Home Inspector, I can assure you that our inspections are thorough, examining various aspects of a property to provide a comprehensive assessment.

How Much Do Home Inspections Cost?
The cost of a home inspection can vary depending on factors such as location, square footage, age, foundation type, ect. On average, you can expect to pay between $300 and $500 for a professional home inspection. However, larger properties or those with additional features may incur higher inspection fees. This expense is well-justified, as it helps identify hidden problems, enabling you to negotiate effectively and secure a safe, well-maintained home.
Can a licensed inspector perform a hydrostatic test?
No. In Texas, a licensed home inspector is not permitted to perform hydrostatic testing as it is not within the scope of a general home inspection. Only a licensed plumber has the authorization to perform a hydrostatic test on a system within a home.
What is a hydrostatic test?
A hydrostatic test is a method used to assess the strength and leak resistance of various components, including pipelines, plumbing, gas cylinders, boilers, and fuel tanks. During this test, the system is filled with water or another liquid and pressurized to a level higher than its typical operating pressure. This allows any potential weaknesses or leaks that may cause problems in the future to be detected.



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