A Fresh Perspective:
As a former energy industry engineer and inspector, I’ve written dozens of inspection reports with the goal of clearly and accurately conveying information to a reader who may go several years without picking up the report again. I learned the importance of not relying on just conveying information on the day of inspection. It’s critical to write it down while the information is top of mind. The experience for a home buyer on inspection day is one of the most critical parts of the home inspection experience, but it shouldn’t be the only part.
Empowering Houston Homeowners:
One of the ways we aim to empower homeowners is by educating clients about the gray areas of their home inspections. Home inspection standards present a non-negotiable set of criteria for what each inspector should report as deficient. But the results of a home inspection are anything but back and white. While we may identify door damage, unsafe stairway conditions, or missing insulation, it is the responsibility of the homeowner to decide which items need to be fixed, and when is the optimal time to fix those items.
Helping clients with the gray areas is our goal, which is why we try to personalize each report to be most helpful to our clients. While you may get our template information on a particular defect (a failed window seal, for example) we try to avoid using language like “recommend having a qualified window contractor repair and replace.” Our clients may decide that they can live with a foggy window, but we want to make sure they understand why the window is foggy, what the consequences are, and if possible, what it would take to repair it.
We’ve been honored to learn from the example of some of the best companies around the country when we began our journey into the home inspection industry. We follow the example of the best home inspectors but also aim to bring a new perspective and value to the table.