Common Questions

What is a home inspection?

A home inspection is a visual review of the structure and systems of a building. The inspection objective is to discover and report adverse material property conditions. Minor items are often reported as a courtesy. If you are thinking of buying a home you should have it thoroughly inspected by an experienced and impartial professional inspector from Cahill Inspection Services. The inspection uses the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) Standards of Practice as a guideline.

Should I attend the inspection?

Some people attend and some do not. You are certainly welcome. The inspection provides you an opportunity to see the home for yourself. While the inspector is working you might measure or plan remodeling activites. The inspector will review major concerns and then prepare and send a written report to you. Most clients attend the latter part of the inspection in order to allow the inspector to concentrate on the job. 

How long will the inspection take?

It depends on the size and condition of the home. A typical 2,000 sqaure foot home in good condition may take two hours onsite and additional time in the office to prepare the report. A 5,000 sqaure foot home with deferred maintenance may take 4 to 5 hours.

When is the written report delivered?

The written report with photos is typically emailed to you the next day. If there is an emergency let us know and we will see if we can accomdate. It is customary to provide the report to your real estate agent. Please inform if this is not desired.