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 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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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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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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4 Reasons to Hire Our Team for Pest Control Services

December 10, 2019 | Houston

As a homeowner, there’s nothing more frustrating than a pest infestation you can’t seem to eradicate. Whether it’s physical damage caused by termites, harm to outdoor plants, or obvious rodent droppings, you want nothing more than to be rid of these vermin once and for all. It can be difficult to know where to turn for help. At Bryan & Bryan Inspections, we’ve listened to and heard from our valuable customers. We understand your frustrations. Our team is committed to providing comprehensive and effective treatment plans that destroy pests and insects while keeping your family healthy and safe.1. Termites & MoreBryan & Bryan not only handles termite infestations, but also a number of other insects and rodents, including:SpidersFire antsMiceSilverfishRoachesMosquitoesBirdsRodents2. Safe TreatmentsYour family’s health and safety are our #1 priority. Our team specializes in providing eco-conscious treatments that are safe for your family but dangerous to the vermin invading your 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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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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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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Home Inspections: Beyond the Curb Appeal

November 15, 2017 | Home Inspections

You pull up to that charming Houston home on the perfect street, and you instantly fall in love. It’s just the house you’ve been envisioning. And it appears to have been recently updated with new lighting, fresh paint, and even some nice flooring. You’ve been sufficiently wooed, and you’re ready to make an offer. The sellers accept, and you’re ready to call that home your own. But first, it’s time for the home inspection.At Bryan & Bryan Inspections, we hate to be the bearer of bad news, but here’s the reality: A home may appear to be move-in ready, but sometimes a new coat of paint is just a band-aid for bigger issues that are beneath the surface. The only way you can know whether bigger issues exist is to get a professional residential inspection.

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