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The Importance of a Home Inspection

A home inspection is an important service that anyone should consider, whether buying or selling a home. For sellers, it can ensure honesty and clarity in the deal and reduce the amount of time spent in contract negotiation regarding any issues the inspector might have. For buyers, a home inspection will make sure that your prospective home is safe and ready to live in, as well as make sure you can alert the seller for any issues so you can fix them or compensation can be agreed upon. 

Leaders in Home Inspection Services in Frisco 

We pride ourselves on having over 15 years of experience in conducting thorough, professional home inspections. Home inspections are essential to ensure buyers make an informed decision about their purchase. They make sure that a sale runs smoothly and all parties are satisfied with the pricing, as well as building honesty between both the seller and the buyer. We are one of the top home inspection companies in Frisco, Texas, thanks to our dedication and care in providing detailed inspection reports that are easy to understand. Don’t take our word for it, though:

  • “Our inspector was very informative. He explained his findings and gave us recommendations.  The office staff was very helpful and was able to get us an appointment quickly.  Our report came within a couple of hours after inspection. Will use again and will definitely recommend.” – Christe R.
  • “From start to finish Kissee Inspection Services provided A+ service. When I called to inquire about a warranty inspection, the team was patient in listening to my concerns and offered a competitive price. I was able to schedule a same-week appointment and the confirmation process was seamless. Chris arrived 30 minutes early and suggested he start on the outside, while I continued my work day. He was kind, professional, and courteous throughout the appointment. I appreciated the change of shoes to protect my flooring and carpet. Chris was patient in answering my questions, reviewing the report, and confirming some of my suspicions about concerns with the house. I was referred by a neighbor’s realtor and couldn’t have asked for better service! My mind is a bit more at ease knowing a professional inspection has been completed.” – Sabrina K.
  • “I had such a good experience!  As a first-time home buyer, I’m pretty ignorant about what to look out for when preparing to buy a home.  Chris took the time to explain each step of his process, gave me great advice, and was extremely thorough! I definitely felt like I was in good, honest hands and was much more confident about the house afterward!” – Jill H.

What do Home Inspections Include?

Home inspections cover a variety of systems within your home to ensure that they are all functioning properly. Our home inspection package includes:

  • Appliances
  • Ceilings & Floors
  • Electrical
  • Garage
  • Grading & Draining
  • Roof Coverings
  • Heating & Cooling (HVAC)
  • Plumbing: Drains, Waste, Vents, Fixtures & Supply
  • Foundations: Slab or Pier & Beams
  • Attic Structure: Ventilation, Wiring & Insulation
  • Exterior & Interior Walls
  • Termite / Wood Destroying Insects 

How to Prepare for a Home Inspection

As a seller, a home inspection can be a uniquely stressful moment, whether the inspector is hired by the buyer or yourself. If you are preparing for an inspector, there are a few steps you can take to make things run smoother. 

  1. Provide access to all areas of your home: This is important in allowing the inspector to get into all of the necessary inspection areas.  Remove any clutter or other obstacles that could prevent the inspector from getting a clear view of the basements, attics, furnace rooms, or under sinks.
  2. Replace any lightbulbs that are out: When an inspector notices a blown bulb, it is usually that either the bulb is out or something is wrong with the wiring. Suspicions of faulty wirings are noted, and sometimes inspectors can waste time determining if the issue is the electrical system. 
  3. Make sure the fuse box is properly labeled: An unclear and unlabeled fuse box can be frustrating for everyone. Double-check that all the switches are labeled clearly and correctly. You can also replace any incorrect or illegible labels.
  4. Make sure you know your home’s history. Inspectors will often ask about past repairs, renovations, or any issues with the property you know of.

For more tips on How to Prepare for a Home Inspection, check out our blog!

Most Common Issues Found in a Home Inspection

Home inspections are meant to highlight any existing issues in order to deal with them before the final sale, whether that means having the seller complete the repairs or adjusting pricing. If you are a seller, here are a few problems that you should be prepared to deal with:

  • Improper Grading and Drainage: Improper grading on the slope of your foundation can be a problem, as it leads to moisture collection around the foundation. This can cause cracks and the growth of mold. 
  • Old/ Unserviced HVAC Systems: It is recommended that HVAC systems be professionally serviced at least once a year. They also need to be cleaned regularly. Unmaintenenced HVACs can pose health and safety issues if there are issues with the exhaust or the heat exchangers. 
  • Poor Ventilation: Homes that are not properly ventilated can trap moisture that causes rot. This rotting leads to serious structural issues and can greatly impact the stability and lifespan of the roof. It can also cause mold problems. 

There are other common issues found during a home inspection, but it is always a good idea for both seller and buyer to familiarize themselves with any of the problems that might crop up. 

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Frisco is a suburb of the Dallas-Fort Worth area in Texas. It is a growing city home to several businesses in the technological center and several corporate headquarters that provide a strong economy and a low unemployment rate. It is also a hub of arts and culture, playing host to the Frisco Arts Walk, the Frisco Art Fair, and the Frisco Discovery Center and Frisco Arts. The annual Fourth of July Festival and the Frisco Freedom Fest are lively celebrations with fireworks, food, music, and games for everyone to enjoy!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How Long Does a Home Inspection Take?
    • Home inspections generally average about four hours, but at Kissee Inspection Services, we ask that clients and their agents attend the last 30 minutes of the inspection. We care about ensuring our reports’ results are clear and understandable, so the inspector will walk through their findings to ensure total clarity. 

If you’re unable to attend, just let us know! We’ll set up a phone appointment for your inspector to review the report with you!

  • What Does the Inspection Report Include?
    • The Inspection Report provides easily understandable reports based on our in-depth inspection of every significant component of the home, both major and minor deficiencies. The report will also allow you to see what parts of the house have been flagged as safety concerns. At the bottom, you can reference a summary of the findings for quick information. It will include any relevant pictures.
    • Your inspection results will always be emailed to ensure that it is available to you in the future without any extra hassle. 
  • How Much Does a Home Inspection Cost?
    • Home inspection prices can vary depending on the size and location of a house, but they are usually between $300- $500. If you would like a specific price, call Kissee Inspection services at (469) 789-1444 or Request a Free Quote Online.
  • Do Home Inspectors Provide Repairs?
    • No, home inspectors themselves will not provide repairs or fixes to any issues uncovered during the course of the home inspection, as they are generalists. Their role is to thoroughly examine a home and provide a detailed report on its current condition. Repairs are negotiated between the buyer and seller, and some of the more complicated issues may require calling a specialist. 
  • Is a Home Inspection Required by Law?
    • No, a home inspection is not required by law. However, you should still get one if you are negotiating on a house, as it will provide a thorough understanding of the house and any issues which you can use to make an informed decision. Without a home inspection, you risk entering a deal for a home that may have unexpected problems after the sale is completed. 

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