Importance of Appliance Inspections

Before you purchase a home, you should always have a home inspection done. During a home inspection, a professional can walk through the home you’re hoping to purchase and check every nook and cranny of it for signs of potential trouble. Home inspections often end up saving you thousands of dollars in the future if… Read more »

Handling Tree Limbs Close to Your Roof

Often times, the tree limbs surrounding your home that hang over your roof can pose as a threat. Tree limbs hovering above your roof can provide rodents with easy access into your attic making it easy for them to create issues. Rodents might be small but they can result in major issues for your home… Read more »

Common Inspection Issues in Older Homes

Getting a home inspection is a necessity, specifically if you’re purchasing or selling an older home which can have drainage, foundation, and cracking issues. Older homes tend to have specific issues, all of which can be identified and addressed through a professional home inspection. Drainage and Cracks Older homes often lack of proper drainage around… Read more »

Regular Maintenance on Your Home

So many people buy a house and just move in, fill the fridge with their favorites and put up the big screen TV.  The reality of owning a house is like owning a car where you need to check the tires and change the oil.  With a house there are generally some things that should be… Read more »

Customer Care and Complete Inspections

There are two important things that I feel are necessary to do a really good Home Inspection. #1 is the house and #2 is the buyer. Having the buyer at the inspection is a good way for them to get to know the house better. Since I like to teach, I can teach them about… Read more »

The Electrical Portion of a Home Inspection

Part of a home inspection involves an electrical inspection. What does an inspector look for during this part? Most homes have electricity coming into them via a service entrance cable from the street. The inspector checks this cable’s clearances, splices and supports. If there’s an exterior ground rod, the inspector will look to see what… Read more »

Are Home Appliances Checked During a Home Inspection?

Many people wonder whether or not home appliances are checked during a home inspection. Babcock Home Inspections does check certain appliances– the ones considered “permanently installed appliances.” Essentially, permanently installed appliances are the ones that would generally stay in the home when it’s sold to someone new. Most are located in the kitchen. Babcock Home… Read more »

Why a Professional Roof Inspection is a Necessity When Buying a Home

Typical roofs in Texas can range from concrete flat tiles to Spanish style roofs to asphalt shingles.  The lifespan ranges from 20 to 50 years.  The more common roof coverings is asphalt shingles.  The 3 tab shingles generally last 20 years.  The heavier shingles known as architectural grade shingles can last 30 to 35 years…. Read more »