When Should I Hire a Home Inspector?

September 12, 2019 | Home Inspections

You’re ready to take that next step in homeownership. You may be looking to sell your current home and upgrade to a larger one, or you may be looking to buy your very first home. Buying or selling a home is a process that can be overwhelming. There are many occasions where a home inspection can make this process a bit more straightforward. If you find yourself in these circumstances, learn more about how the house inspectors at Bryan & Bryan Inspections can help.Selling a HomeA certified home inspection can make all the difference between a short, simple real estate transaction and a complicated, lengthy house sale. You may have taken steps to ensure that your home is in prime condition, but there could be several invisible issues lurking just beneath the surface, such as:Termites or other pestsMold in the walls or floors of your home Unknown septic problemsScheduling a home … Continued

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3 Common Indoor Pests in Houston, TX

July 6, 2019 | Houston

No one likes to share their home with unwanted insects or rodents. Seeing signs of cockroaches or mice can make you feel insecure and tense about living in your own home. The professionals at Bryan and Bryan Inspections have been treating indoor pests in the Houston area since 1994. The next time you suspect vermin nesting in your home, especially these three common ones, give our office a call. We’re happy to take care of these nasty pests for good.1. CockroachesThe cockroach is known as one of the most common household intruders. They can carry various diseases because of their affinity for bathrooms and kitchens. There are four tell-tale signs that these insects have invaded your home:Flee to dark areasLeave behind droppingsEgg capsules left near food sourcesSmell like a musty basement2. TermitesThe termite is known as the “silent destroyer” because of its ability to chew virtually undetected through wood and … Continued

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5 Elements of a Professional Commercial Inspection

May 3, 2019 | Commercial Inspection

Before purchasing commercial space, it’s important to know if there are any red flags or expensive repairs that need to be made. The inspectors at Bryan & Bryan Inspections are highly skilled in examining and auditing commercial spaces of every kind with a variety of specialized systems. Read more below to find out what to expect during your next commercial inspection.1. All Types of Commercial SpacesOur certified inspectors are knowledgeable in assessing all types of commercial spaces such as:Retail storesShopping centersMallsRestaurantsOffice buildingsMedical or dental officesHotel and lodgingWarehousesManufacturing facilities2. Overview of Areas InspectedWhile we conduct an entire overview of the commercial building, we meticulously inspect two main areas – structural and mechanical. Below is a detailed list of what is included:Structural – Foundation, roof, interior structural conditions, exterior structural conditions, water damage, insulation, ventilation, windows, and moreMechanical – AC and heating systems, plumbing system, bathrooms, electrical service box and system, water … Continued

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5 Reasons to Choose Bryan & Bryan Inspections for Mold Testing Services

March 13, 2019 | Mold Inspection

It’s no secret that mold can cause a multitude of health issues. The longer you’re living in a home with mold lurking in closet corners or under a damp carpet, the more you and your family are exposed to a very dangerous health hazard. The services at Bryan & Bryan Inspections are designed to find all sources of this silent threat, including those that are hidden and not visible to the naked eye. Along with our comprehensive mold testing program, there are also five more reasons to take advantage of our professional mold inspection services.1. Save MoneyAs a homeowner, there are several projects that can take up much of your time and your hard-earned dollars. When our mold inspectors investigate your home for mildew-laden walls or damp floorboards, we collect several samples during the inspection. This avoids the need for return trips to the property, which decreases extra fees.2. Speedy … Continued

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Our Thorough and Effective 3-Step Mold Inspection Process

January 19, 2019 | Mold Inspection

The winter season can be a vulnerable time for mold growth in your home. The cooler weather brings with it damp conditions which, over time, can affect the environment inside and outside your residence. If you suspect that your home may have a mold issue, the professionals at Bryan and Bryan Inspections are ready to assist by conducting a thorough analysis. Our mold inspections are performed quickly and thoroughly in three simple steps.1. Begin Indoor Air Quality AssessmentWe begin with an Indoor Air Quality Assessment that can detect the presence of mold inside, as well as outside, your home. Each home is unique, so depending on your specific situation, our team will take samples from the following areas:Outside spaces around the residenceAreas of visible water damageAreas of concern noted on a real estate inspection reportIndoor spaces with musty odorsHigh-traffic areas like a living room or kitchenAreas that could be considered … Continued

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What You Need to Know about Pool Inspections

November 9, 2018 | Home Inspections

Not all home inspectors are well-equipped to perform pool inspections. Many do not offer pool inspections as part of their home inspection services. Both in-ground or above-ground pools include specific items that need to be addressed, such as operating equipment, physical condition, plumbing and electrical systems, and safety issues. Bryan and Bryan Inspections can provide a clear and thorough pool inspection that not only addresses the issues outlined below, but also offers various solutions on how to fix any problems that may be found.

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What’s Included in a Home Inspection?

September 10, 2018 | Home Inspections

So you’re in the process of buying or selling a home, and you’ve decided to get a certified home inspection from Bryan & Bryan Inspections. You have chosen wisely! Our team of experienced inspectors will provide all the information you need to make the best decision about your property. But what is typically covered in a home inspection? 

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4 Questions to Ask before Hiring a Home Inspector

May 6, 2018 | Home Inspections

When dealing with a pending real estate transaction, it’s important to do your homework by finding a qualified home inspector as opposed to simply going with the cheapest option on the market. How do you vet which companies offer the most thorough home inspections? We at Bryan & Bryan Inspections of Houston share the best way to narrow down your home inspector search with a few simple questions.

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What Does a Foundation Inspection Involve?

March 12, 2018 | Foundation Inspection

In the Houston area, foundation problems in homes are such an prevalent concern for homeowners that we at Bryan & Bryan Inspections include a foundation inspection for free with every full home inspection. We’ll go over some of the most common issues found in house foundations as well as discuss the difference of our foundation inspection.

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Why Are Regular Termite Inspections So Necessary?

January 11, 2018 | Pest Inspection

Did you know that the average homeowner will spend $3,000 to repair the damage done to their home by termites? Not only that—every year in the U.S., Americans spend $5 billion on repair and control costs related to termites.No one knows these facts more than our team at Bryan & Bryan Inspections. We have seen termites destroy homes from the inside out by hollowing out structural timbers. The only thing termites need to survive is wood, which is why getting a termite inspection is vital to maintaining your home.

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