Services

Scroll down for information about each service offered.1 - Home Inspections

2 - Pre Inspection Program

3 - Home Safety Inspections

4 - Pool Safety Inspections

5 - Electrical Safety Inspections

6 - Draw Inspections

7 - Phase Inspections

8 - Certified V.I.P. Inspector


1 - HOME INSPECTIONS

What Your Home inspection Will Cover:

  • Siding: Look for dents or buckling
  • Foundation: Settlement, cracks or water seepage. Will render an opinion as to performance.
  • Exterior Brick: Look for cracked bricks or mortar pulling away from bricks
  • Insulation: Look for condition, adequate rating for climate (the higher the R value, the more effective the insulation is)
  • Doors and Windows: Look for loose or tight fits, condition of locks, condition of weatherstripping
  • Roof: Look for age, conditions of flashing, pooling water, buckled shingles, or loose gutters and downspouts
  • Ceilings, walls, and moldings: Look for loose pieces, dry wall that is pulling away.
  • Porch/Deck: Loose railings or step, rot
  • Electrical: Look for condition of fuse box/circuit breakers, number of outlets in each room
  • Plumbing: Look for poor water pressure, banging pipes, rust spots or corrosion that indicate leaks, sufficient insulation
  • Water Heater: Look for age, size adequate for house, speed of recovery, energy rating.
  • Air Conditioning : Look for condition, rust, filter. Perform a modified delta T to determine if unit is operating properly.
  • Garage: Look for exterior in good repair; condition of floor—cracks, stains, etc.; condition of door mechanism.
  • Attic: Look for adequate ventilation, water leaks from roof.
  • Driveways/Sidewalks: Look for cracks, heaving pavement, crumbling near edges, stains.

2 - PRE-INSPECTION PROGRAM

One of the smartest moves a seller can make is to order an inspection BEFORE they list a home for sale. This way, they know about any issues that may exist and can price their home accordingly or make needed repairs. Buyers and REALTORS® also see the benefit — as it can save everyone time and money.


3 - HOME SAFETY INSPECTIONS

The term “safe at home” is only valid when people take steps to make their homes safe from falls, electrical shocks, fires, drowning, strangulations and other potential dangers. Contact Logical Inspections, Inc. for your Home Safety Inspections.


4 - POOL SAFETY INSPECTIONS

Just as a home inspection informs you about the condition of the home you are interested in purchasing, a pool inspection informs you about the condition of the pool. The intent of a pool inspection is to evaluate the current condition of all accessible pool components and the inspection consists of four phases:

1. Pool / spa placement and protection. This includes fencing, gates, screen enclosure, proximity to electrical wires, location of electrical outlets and placement to the home.

2. Pool / spa vessel and coping. This includes the pool and deck surface condition (cracks, discoloration, and pitting) and the coping surrounding the pool (open joints, cracking). Drains are inspected for the presence of anti-vortex covers for safety reasons.

3. Pool / spa equipment. This includes inspection of pool/spa lights, the presence of GFCI devices, junction box condition and location, pumps, filters, piping, timers, disconnects, heaters, controls, accessories, skimmers, and the appropriate electrical bonding is in place.

4. Pool / spa equipment operation. This includes operation of the pump, inspection for leakage, proper skimming and filtration, heater activation, filter pressure and the operation of the spa blower.

5.   Water Quality and Condition Testing.


5 - ELECTRICAL SAFETY INSPECTIONS

The electrical system inspection requires thorough knowledge of electricity and how it delivers power to the outlets in your home or buildings.

The inspection consists of the following:

  • Voltage and Amperage
  • Service Entrance
  • Grounding
  • Bonding
  • Main Panel Board
  • Sub Panels
  • Circuit Breakers and Fuses
  • Wiring Materials
  • Wire Size
  • Aluminum Wiring
  • Junction boxes and Outlets
  • Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter
  • Smoke Detectors
  • A/C disconnects
  • Pool Equipment
  • Exterior Plugs and switches
  • Proper clearances of all equipment

6 - DRAW INSPECTIONS

If you are a mortgage company, bank or lending institution in need of draw inspections, Logical Inspections, Inc. is able to assist.  Logical Inspections Inc. generally performs draw inspections on a “next day” basis.  Pictures can be taken and e-mailed if desired.  Contact Randall and we will discuss the type of inspection that you require.


7 - PHASE INSPECTIONS

When building, most homeowners want Peace of Mind and Quality Assurance. The last thing any homeowner wants to hear after they move into a home is that there is a problem that could have been identified during the construction process.

The first inspection would be before the foundation concrete is poured.

The second is after framing is completed, plumbing has been “roughed” in and electric wiring has been run, but before the walls have been covered.

The third is the final, where everything should be in the right place and work correctly.


8 - CERTIFIED V.I.P. INSPECTOR

Consumers occasionally have trouble finding affordable property insurance because some insurers fear their homes will generate too many claims. Insurance companies may label these homes “uninsurable.”

Texas´ Voluntary Inspection Program (VIP) offers owners of well-maintained homes a way to show insurers that they deserve coverage.

Under the VIP, a home receives a “certificate of insurability” if it passes an inspection by a credentialed inspector, qualified by the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI).

Randall Kent of Logical Inspections, Inc. is a certified VIP Inspector.

A certificate of insurability creates a presumption your home is insurable. If you have a certificate, an insurance company can’t refuse to sell or renew a policy because of your home’s condition unless the insurer re-inspects it and describes the deficiencies in writing.

Once you have a certificate of insurability, it is good for three years so long as you don’t make substantial changes to your property. If that happens, an insurer can require an additional inspection. An insurance company may also require a written statement from you that there have been no significant changes to the property since it was inspected.