WHAT WE DO
Performing residential and commercial property inspections in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, we strive to provide the most thorough and comprehensive inspections for your future home/property! We are licensed by the highest state (Texas Real Estate Commission – TREC) and even national standards, with additional certifications and experience to provide pool & spa (CPO/CPI), infrared or thermal imaging (FLIR Technology), and WDI (wood destroying insects) or termite inspections through the Texas Dept. of Agriculture (TDA). We strive to make the inspection process simple and easy for you. Please check out our videos and other information on FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE, TIKTOK and GOOGLE to learn even more!
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?
In short, we pride ourselves on giving you the best CLIENT EXPERIENCE possible. And we say CLIENT rather than “customer” because we strive to forge a relationship that lasts long after the inspection is over. We don’t work for anyone else but YOU – providing an honest and objective assessment of the home, setting ourselves apart by EXPLAINING & EDUCATING you about your future home. Ask around – or go check out some of our 5-STAR reviews on FACEBOOK or GOOGLE to find that we consistently exceed our client’s expectations.
MORE WAYS WE SET OURSELVES APART!
* Same Day Reports (see examples below) *
* Licensed WDI/Termite Inspection Services *
* Certified Pool/Spa Inspection Services *
* Personal Walk-Through of the Property *
* All Forms of Payment Accepted on-site *
* Irrigation/Sprinkler Inspections Included *
* Thermal Imaging Scan Included *
(Water leaks below carpet & at ceiling)
ARE ALL INSPECTORS CREATED EQUAL?
Were all your teachers in school the same? How about your experience of buying a car? Well, like any other service or profession, the state standards and requirements are only the starting point in finding a good home inspector. So here are at least four (4) questions you may want to consider asking…
1) How will you be inspecting the roof?
In Texas, home inspectors are not required to walk roofs (one of the most expensive components of a home), but note from what vantage point they were viewed. But roofs are often like going to a neighborhood car show…”good from far, but far from good“. Without actually getting on a roof, you can’t gather a true understanding or see the defects that may be present.
2) What extra costs are involved?
Many inspectors charge extra to inspect an irrigation (sprinkler) system, which is present in the majority of homes here in North Texas. There are even companies that tack on additional fee’s for a personal “walk-through” of the property to show and explain defects. And while components such as pools, septic systems, or additional out-buildings are specific to certain properties (and may be an extra cost) watch out for “ticky-tacky” charges that make an advertised or quoted price $100’s different than what you actually have to pay.
3) What’s your experience?
We all have to start somewhere, but do you really want someone’s first or second inspection to be on YOUR home? With over 3,500 inspections performed in the DFW area, we may not have seen it all…but we’ve seen a lot! Experience matters in any profession, but especially when it comes to all the intricacies of a home and it’s various components. Find someone who understands, and can help explain (or walk you though) the process as efficiently as possible.
4) What are people saying?
Review your inspector to see what other clients are saying. While no one is perfect, you can gather quite a bit of information about who you’re hiring, how they conduct themselves, and how they do (or don’t) go above and beyond your expectations!
WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING?
“Very responsive throughout the entire process and provided thorough explanation of inspection findings. Our inspector shared tips and general knowledge to help educate us as homeowners so now we know what to pay attention to and look out for. The inspection report was sent out by the end of the day and was very detailed. It had pictures with either tape on the area or a finger pointing to the area with a few sentences summarizing what needed to be done in that specific area. Great customer service and very professional. I highly recommend TruVision!”
– Quyen M.
“I’m the guy who second guesses every decision I make. But I honestly have to say that I truly scored with TruVision Inspections. I learned over time by talking to a dozen home inspectors and hiring a few of them that not all home inspection is going to be the same. He got into places in the house that I thought you couldn’t get into. He’s hard-working, detail-oriented, and extremely focused. He means business. I cannot recommend anyone better. Home inspectors are dime a dozen these days, but Ryan sets the new gold standard in my book.
– Donald K.
“My experience working with TruVision on a home inspection was excellent. Zack was very easy to work with, thorough, personable, and professional. Their report was very detailed and well structured to keep for reference. Will definitely go back to them with any future needs for home inspection and would highly recommend their services!”
– Grant D.
OK, HOW DO YOU ACTUALLY DO IT?
FIRST – By providing customer service that’s second to none. We’ll explain what we’ve discovered about the home, and let you know if other professionals should be consulted during your option period. We also want you to join us at the property so that we can physically show you what we’ve found – not simply send you a report that makes you search for things. (**Please CLICK or TOUCH the pictures below to view one of our sample reports).
But we also keep the lines of communication open with you throughout the home-buying process. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have afterward, answering emails, calls, and texts as quickly and efficiently as possible. We again aim to provide an EXPERIENCE that will give you the valuable information you need – and peace of mind for the future!
SECOND – TruVision inspectors go above and beyond the minimum state standards. Crawl spaces are often too small for some inspectors to access, but not for TruVision inspectors. And we won’t just poke our head in the attic, but try to walk and investigate any and every area of the home we can. We look to ensure a quality and thorough inspection, investigating areas of your home you may never see, testing every available outlet, window, and door – items of which require only a “sampling” by the state minimum standards.
(Termites & pier support failure)
HOW DO I SCHEDULE?
Right now you’re juggling forms and documents that can be overwhelming and cumbersome to sort through. We hope to bring clarity and ease, making it simple and easy to schedule your inspection.
STEP 1 – Contact us by calling/texting (817) 966-0606 or emailing us at Schedule@TruVisionInspections.com . We’ll offer times of availability that work best for you (and obviously fit within your option period).
STEP 2 – We’ll contact the people involved to schedule your inspection. You don’t have to worry about a thing – we’ll handle it all!
STEP 3 – You’ll receive a confirmation email and our inspection agreement that you can electronically sign before we begin the inspection. It’s simple and easy, mobile-friendly for your on-the-go schedule.
STEP 4 – After the inspection is complete, you can pay on-site with cash, check, or charge. We accept all forms of payment and will send your receipt with the finalized report as downloadable PDF documents. And in almost every case, you’ll receive your report on the same day as the inspection!
SAMPLE REPORTS – THE FINAL PRODUCT
**CLICK OR TOUCH THE PICTURES BELOW**
(Inspection Report for a Pier & Beam Foundation below)
(Inspection Report for a 1980’s Slab Foundation below)
(Inspection Report for a 1-Year-Warranty below)
(Inspection Report for New Construction below)
WHAT’S MOST IMPORTANT IN MY REPORT?
Purchasing a new home is exciting, however, it can also bring stress and anxiety as you try to make sure you’re making a sound decision and safe investment in your family’s future. One of the best tools to help you in the decision-making process is your home inspection report. Your TruVision inspection report will contain a wealth of information regarding your prospective home. It will address many facets of the home, as well as its systems and components. It will contain descriptions, photographs, diagrams, and a list of defects ranging from minor and inconsequential items to potentially major issues. It’s a great resource for both your purchase decision and the ongoing ownership process.
Now…all home buyers should understand the “perfect house” does not exist. Every house has defects that range from items that do not meet current building standards, items that need to be replaced, and of course, a “honey-do” list of things you may (or may not) get to months or even years down the road. Fortunately, most of the defects found tend not to be extremely serious can certainly cost money (now or later). Many items are considered “as-built” while others may just have maintenance implications. While we believe that all of these items are important things to know as a homeowner, many of these individual items are not likely to be factors in your purchase decision. Don’t worry about how many items or how many pages are in your report. Focus on the individual items and which ones are truly significant to your purchase decision and negotiating process.
Your TruVision inspector will help you understand the significance of the various report items and your agent can help you with any potential negotiations or follow-ups. And because each family’s needs and priorities are different, it’s important that you read the full report so that you can decide what items are of greatest importance to you. However, the following issues that really matter will typically fall into these categories:
- Life Safety Issues – examples: gas leaks, fire hazards, exposed electrical components, non-supported decks/balconies, etc.
- Major Defects – examples: structural failure or excessive shifting, roofs needing replacement, HVAC system failures, and plumbing (or slab) leaks.
- Progressive Issues (i.e., things that may lead to major defects and secondary damage if not corrected in a timely manner) – examples include most water/moisture-related issues, older aged water heaters, and HVAC systems, cracks that need monitoring, etc.
Anything in these categories should be considered from both the perspective of their COST and URGENCY. Often times a life safety issue, though very urgent, maybe fairly cheap to correct (such as a carbon monoxide detector). On the other hand, an aging roof system might be slightly less urgent but have a high cost associated with the repair or replacement.
Remember…there is NO perfect house. And just because it’s in the report doesn’t mean it has to be fixed (your inspector’s own home has plenty of defects too). Only you can decide what is acceptable or works best for you!
MEET THE TEAM
Ryan Cantrell – Owner/Inspector
Zack Elliott – Lead Inspector