Infrared (IR) Thermography (also known as an infrared thermal scan) is a useful tool to help find anomalies that may otherwise remain hidden in walls, floors and ceilings. Infrared energy is heat energy. A properly trained infrared thermographer can interpret an infrared image and determine if a roof or plumbing leak exists, if there is missing wall or ceiling insulation, if an electrical component is reaching critical temperature levels, or if no major issues exist at all. The purpose of most thermography work, as performed by HHI, relates to looking for anomalies within a building. An anomaly is a situation that is otherwise not to be expected under normal conditions. For more information, contact HHI today at 210-909-8929.
TREC requires home inspectors to give a foundation performance opinion based on visual clues like cracks and out of square doors etc.… These are limited and do not tell the entire story. To be honest measuring the homes foundation doesn’t either but it gets us a little bit closer. In South Texas we have some of the worst expansion soil in the nation which would explain why so many foundations fail in this area. Measuring the foundation can at least tell us where the slab is at this moment in time.
SEWER SCOPE INSPECTION
Most home buyers today wouldn’t think about closing their purchase without getting a general house inspection. That’s particularly so with older homes, but many also elect to have new buildings examined by an independent third party. Inspections are excellent insurance for discovering existing and potential problems. Unfortunately, most home inspectors fail to examine the sewer lines, NOT HHI!
You might wonder, “Do I need a sewer line inspection before buying a house?” The answer is yes. A sewer inspection should be a mandatory part of your house inspection checklist. When considering what inspections to get when buying a house, do not overlook the sewer line. In fact, getting a sewer inspection is one of the most important home inspection tips for first-time buyers. Sewer line inspections are cheap, but sewer repairs can be extremely expensive. Why spend the money on a repair when you could have avoided with a simple inspection?