3 Common Stinging Outdoor Pests in Houston, TX

January 5, 2021 | Houston

No one likes to deal with annoying and painful outdoor pests like mosquitos, fire ants, and scorpions. These stinging insects wreak havoc on any outdoor fun you may have planned. Not only that, but they can also end up inside your home if not taken care of properly. At Bryan & Bryan Inspections, we can assist in getting rid of these pests from your Houston area home once and for all. Keep reading to learn more about these harmful and irritating vermin.1. MosquitosOften, mosquitos are more of a nuisance than they are a painful, troublesome bug. While most of us experience itchy bites because of mosquitos, these pests can also cause more serious illnesses. They have been found to transmit diseases such as West Nile Virus, Zika virus, and encephalitis. 2. Fire AntsFire ants are red and black ants that can inflict painful stings and bites. These bothersome insects are originally … Continued

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The 3 Most Common Places You’ll Find Mold in Your Bathroom

December 16, 2020 | Mold Inspection

Do you have a strong, musty odor coming from your bathroom? Have you looked for mold but can’t seem to find the source? Often, mold can be lurking in some of the most unexpected places, even in the bathroom. If you suspect mold in this well-used room of your home, Bryan & Bryan Inspections recommends checking the specific areas listed below. 1. Shower & TubThe shower and tub are two of the most common areas where you’ll find mold in your bathroom. This space needs to be properly ventilated in order to keep mold spores at bay. Mold is not always visible, so be sure to check shampoo bottles, washcloths, shower curtains, the showerhead, and tile grout.2. Sink & ToiletOther sources of mold in the bathroom are the sink and toilet. If not cleaned properly, both of these spaces can harbor mold. Thoroughly examine the following areas of the bathroom sink … Continued

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Common Issues We Look For During Home Inspections (Part 2)

November 6, 2020 | Home Inspections

When conducting home inspections in the Sugar Land area, Bryan & Bryan Inspections conducts full-service assessments of every home under our responsibility. We take our job seriously, reviewing a wide variety of systems and structures of the homes we inspect. In the last blog article, we reviewed four different areas our inspectors check during each residential inspection – ground and exterior elements, roofing and all components, windows and doors, and foundational structures. In today’s blog article, we’ll wrap up our review of some of the most common issues we look for during a home inspection. 

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Common Issues We Look for During Home Inspections (Part 1)

October 19, 2020 | Home Inspections

You probably never think about what goes into a home inspection until you need one, right? The team at Bryan & Bryan Inspections is glad to offer some detailed information into what we look for when we inspect homes in Sugar Land, TX, and the surrounding areas. While this is not an exhaustive list, as there can be a variety of issues and problems due to the wide range of homes in the area, it is an extensive guide to the most common problems we look for when conducting certified residential inspections.

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4 Steps to a Professional Rental Property Inspection

September 11, 2020 | Commercial Inspection

When purchasing commercial space, such as a rental property, it’s important to have a thorough commercial inspection conducted. Why is this such a necessary step? In Pearland, TX, and the surrounding areas, many property owners require a triple net lease. This lease makes you, the rental client, responsible for all maintenance and repair costs during the rental contract. With our thorough inspection process, Bryan & Bryan Inspections will help you save hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars, by giving you a complete picture of the property’s condition.

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4 Signs You May Have a Termite Infestation

August 14, 2020 | Houston

No one likes the thought of termites lurking within their Houston area home. Unfortunately, there are times your home may be a victim of these nasty little critters. The best way to approach preventative termite control is to watch for signs of a termite infestation. At Bryan & Bryan Inspections, we recommend keeping an eye out for these signs you may have termites inside your home. 1. Clicking SoundsIf you place your ear up to a wall that’s suspected of having termites, you may hear some quiet clicking sounds. This is the sound of the soldier termites banging their heads against the wood or shaking their bodies. Termites use these movements to signal danger to the rest of the termite colony. 2. White AntsBecause termites are very similar to ants, many people make the common mistake of assuming they have white ants in their home, when in reality, they have termites. While … Continued

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What’s Included in a Condo Inspection?

July 13, 2020 | Condo Inspection

Are you in the market for a condo in the Woodlands area? While many construction elements of a condo are regulated by a homeowners association (HOA), a condo inspection is still a valuable step in the home buying process. There are many common components among a single-family home and condo that need to be inspected, such as the roof, walls, ceilings, floors, and interior utilities. In this blog post, we’ll be sharing how the certified inspectors at Bryan & Bryan Inspections perform thorough and meticulous inspections for condominiums.RoofAlthough an HOA is typically responsible for the exterior portion of a condominium, the roof still needs to be inspected by a professional. If there is access to the roof, our inspectors will perform a detailed evaluation of this area. If the roof is not accessible, they will use other methods such as drones, thermal imaging, or other creative methods.Walls, Ceilings, & FloorsWalls, … Continued

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How to Prepare for a Commercial Building Inspection

June 5, 2020 | Commercial Inspection

As professional commercial inspectors in the Houston area, Bryan & Bryan Inspections understand the importance of thorough building inspections. Our goal is to help you, the business owner, make the best business decision on whether or not to purchase or sell a commercial property. Whether you are a seller or buyer, we recommend preparing for your property inspection by following the three tips below. 1. Prepare a List of QuestionsIf you’re buying or leasing a commercial building, it’s a good idea to prepare a list of questions ahead of time. Our building inspectors conduct thorough examinations of the building and exterior property but, if you have specific questions, having a list will ensure you receive the answers you need.Ideas for questions may include:What is the condition of the roof?Are there any safety hazards?Which systems should be repaired first?Are there any current warranties on the property?2. Be Present During the InspectionAs a … Continued

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3 Reasons to Get a Home Inspection When Buying “As Is”

May 8, 2020 | Home Inspections

Are you purchasing an “as is” home in the Sugarland area? Do you enjoy renovating or fixing up homes to their like-new condition? If so, you may want to consider taking the extra step of getting a certified home inspection from Bryan & Bryan Inspections. Even though you’re purchasing the home in its current state, a home inspection will help protect you from any surprise repairs or non-disclosed issues down the road.1. Discover “As Is” ConditionWhen buying a home as is, you already have a general idea of the condition of the home and property. There may even be some obvious signs of defects or items in need of repair. A certified home inspector knows exactly what to look for beyond the obvious and visible issues. They are trained to look for things that most homeowners and homebuyers are not likely to notice. Our home inspectors are trained to check the following … Continued

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7 Safety Checks for Pool Inspections

April 14, 2020 | Pearland

If you’re buying or selling a home with a pool, a professional pool inspection is a must. A thorough inspection of the pool and surrounding area will tell you if there are costly maintenance issues or simple repairs that need to be completed. A home inspector can conduct a basic review of an inground or above-ground pool, but a professional pool inspector, like Bryan & Bryan Inspections, will dig much deeper into the areas listed below. 1. Safety FeaturesWhen it comes to pools, safety is number one. Our pool inspectors will check for the following:Electrical wires at a safe distance.No hazards on the walkways.Working latches on all fences.Entire pool space in accordance with local code and ordinances.2. InteriorPools all have different interior structures. Nonetheless, we check the entire interior, watching for:Rips or tears in vinyl liners.Cracks in plaster finish.Chips in decorative or functional tiling. 3. LightingOur pool inspection includes an examination of … Continued

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