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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Termite Inspections: 3 Benefits Every Termite Inspector Should Offer

March 12, 2020 | Katy

When you have a termite control problem in your Katy home, you want it taken care of immediately and for good.  At Bryan & Bryan Inspections, we don’t blame you! This is why we offer three unique benefits for each termite inspection we perform. In fact, we believe in this so strongly that we think every professional termite inspection company should offer these same benefits. What are they? Keep reading to learn more.1. Free Termite ProtectionOur pest control technicians are more than competent in eradicating your home of these pesky wood-eating insects. Our termite protection plan is a free service we offer to homeowners who take advantage of our pest control services. If termites return to your home within 90 days of the inspection, we will re-treat your home for free. 2. Discounted Termite ProtectionFor customers who choose us for termite control protection, we provide a steep inspection day discount when … Continued

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What’s Included in Our Commercial Building Inspection Services?

February 10, 2020 | Commercial Inspection

Are you in the process of purchasing a commercial property in The Woodlands area for your business? Before you make that sale or lease final, it’s essential to schedule a property assessment with Bryan & Bryan Inspections. Our professional team has been performing thorough and effective commercial inspections since 1994. We are proud to offer full-service commercial inspection services with these amazing benefits.

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When Does My Home or Business Need a Mold Inspection?

January 19, 2020 | Houston

When there are obvious signs of mold in your home, you can take action right away in removing this dangerous substance. Other times, there are no visible signs of mold and you have no idea that it could be lurking within your walls, under your floorboards, or behind hard-to-move appliances. At times like these, you need the services of a professional and reliable mold inspection company. Call Bryan and Bryan Inspections any time you find yourself experiencing the circumstances below. Hidden Signs of MoldMold and mildew like to settle into damp, dark places like basements and cellars, underneath bathroom or kitchen sinks, or around leaky windows. What about the secret places mold likes to grow? If you can’t see mold, how do you know if it’s even there? If you see or smell these hidden signs, it’s time to call a professional mold inspector.Mildew or musty odorsHVAC system smells funnyDark or … Continued

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