Monthly Archives: March 2014

Is your Home Inspector properly notifying you if they are receiving referral fees or kickbacks when they refer other service providers to you?

Texas licensed Inspectors are required to notify you if they are receiving kickbacks or referral fees when they are making money from your inspection by providing your information or referring other companies to you.  Is your Home Inspector properly telling … Continue reading

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Is your Home Inspector offering one of those money back guarantees?

Home Inspectors are at it again advertising on their WEB sites “Your home inspection backed by a 200% guarantee” or some other money back guarantee such as this.  What you need to know about these guarantees.

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How a $15.00 Temperature and Pressure Relief Valve (TPRV) for your water heater can save your life!

Many people are not aware of how a simple safety valve on a water heater can save your life!

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Consumer Alert! The State Home Inspection minimum requirements have been changed to your detriment!

The home inspection requirements for licensed Home Inspectors have changed in the State of Texas, and not for the better!  There are important things that you need to know.

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Are any of these sewer line and water line protection/warranty programs worth having?

There is a new kid on the block, the Home Inspector offering you a free sewer line and water line protection for “Free” for a 90 day period.  Is it just a gimmick to get your business or is it … Continue reading

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Why does the Home Inspector always write up missing kickout flashings on the roof?

What is kickout flashings on a roof and why is this inexpensive device so important to your home and your wallet?  Read on to learn how you can save yourself major repair bills!

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