Additional Home Inspection Services In the Houston Metro Area

  • Thermal Imaging Scan: The inspector will use a Thermal Camera to detect differences in temperature between the suspect area of the home and the surrounding areas. This difference in temperature could indicate water / moisture in the wall, ceiling, or other area. The Thermal Camera can often "back-track" to the source of the moisture. The Thermal Camera may also detect the source of drafts, inadequate insulation, excess heat sources, and pest infestations. Now FREE with every Full Home Inspection!

Thermal Scan

  • Elevation Surveys: Measurements are taken from a central location in the home to the corners of each room on the ground floor to determine how level the floor is. A survey of the ground floor gives a 'snapshot' of the foundation, which is useful when comparing to previous or subsequent surveys to see how the foundation has shifted. Survey of First Floor Now FREE with every Full Home Inspection!

Elevation Survey

We had a foundation inspection performed on a one year old house. The guys were thorough, answered all of our questions and explained the results in a way that was easy to understand. They found several areas that we were unaware of and gave us a better understanding of what to look for in the future and how to protect our slab from new damage. I will be using Fox again in the future and recommending you to our friends. Thanks.  Shawn Greer
  • Chinese Drywall Visual & Intrusive Inspections: During the Visual Inspection the inspector checks for common signs of Chinese Drywall in the home, such as an odor of sulfur, corrosion / blackening of copper wires and pipes, and markings on unpainted drywall indicating that it was made in China. If this inspection reveals indicators of Chinese Drywall an Intrusive Inspection may be performed. At that point small samples of drywall will be taken from various areas in the home and sent to a laboratory for testing. Results of the lab testing can take up to two weeks. Additional Fee.

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 " Thank you Fox inspections for doing a wonderful job for my clients. My buyers are in California, and the inspector was happy to review the report with them on a phone conference upon completion of the inspection. My buyers were very impressed with the detailed report and felt very comfortable moving forward with their home purchase."

~Seth Caplan

Forensic Inspection: The inspector will use a drill, saw, or other appropriate tool to open the suspect area of a structure and pin-point the source of moisture or other issue. In the case of stucco, the hole will be filled with caulk when the inspection is complete. The inspector is not responsible for replacing drywall or other building materials. Additional Fee.

  • Commercial Inspection: The inspector will conduct a structural, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing inspection of a commercial property. Ancillary inspectors may be called in as appropriate, such as Fire Control Systems Inspectors, Elevator Inspectors, Chilled Water Systems Inspectors, etc. Additional Fee.
  • Wood Destroying Insect Inspection: (Performed by Texas Termite Terminators, a division of Fox Residential Services Group.) The inspector will check the property for signs of wood destroying insects, such as termites, carpenter ants, etc. The inspector will also assess the property for structural or landscaping issues that could contribute to future wood destroying insect problems. Additional Fee.
  • Stucco Visual & Intrusive Inspections:  There are two main types of stucco inspections. The more complete is called a Moisture Intrusion Inspection and the lesser is the limited Visual Only Inspection. The majority of our clients need the information that the full moisture intrusion evaluation provides, yet we understand that inspection costs are important. Consider both services and weigh the value that each will provide. Stucco Visual Inspection Included in Home Inspection.
  • Moisture Intrusion Inspection: This inspection is recommended to all clients who want to know the condition of the structure in behind their stucco. First we ask the home owner to sign a waiver form. This is so we can put tiny holes into areas we suspect are likely to have water penetration so we can insert a specialized tool that can read moisture (of course, we patch the holes). Additional Fee.
  • HVAC Specialist Inspection: (Performed by Arctic Fox, a division of Fox Residential Services Group.) The inspector will check the heating and air conditioning equipment for installation and age related issues. The inspector will also provide photos of areas of concern and make recommendations to increase the life of the HVAC equipment. Additional Fee.
  • Swimming Pool Inspection: Additional Fee.
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  • Handyman Services: Almost anything you need repaired, refurbished, installed, cleaned, painted - Fix-It Fox can take care of, from Cabinets to Windows. Additional Fee.

 

 

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 John McElroy  Mike Johnson
James Lury EDI EDI RSprague