Advanced Inspection Services (AIS) is a Frisco home inspection company specializing in residential real estate properties throughout the greater DFW area. Our personnel are all professionally trained and certified by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) and American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). We have evaluated hundreds of single and multi-family dwellings in the North Dallas area.
Our experience inspecting homes in Frisco, Allen and McKinney enables us to quickly identify problem areas in a house’s structure or systems. We schedule inspections promptly and can generate a comprehensive inspection report within 24 hours. This gives AIS clients a significant advantage in the highly competitive North Texas real estate market.
If you are buying or selling a house in the Frisco TX area, call AIS to schedule a professional home inspection:
Mike Martin (972) 342-9183 — Ed Martin (972)730-6700
AIS Frisco Home Inspection Services
Although there are many older houses in the northeast Dallas suburbs, our typical Frisco home inspection involves a recent (2000 and later) single family dwelling built in a planned community. We are highly familiar with the builders, architecture and construction practices employed here during the past decade. AIS’ Frisco home inspectors have extensive experience with these designs, and know the mistakes builders and tradesmen commonly made during the construction process.
With the recent population growth and real estate boom in Texas, we are increasingly being asked to inspect new homes in Frisco, as well as the nearby towns of Plano and Richardson, TX. Most new homebuyers don’t even think about having their newly built house inspected; but this can be a big mistake. Builders and their subcontractors are under tremendous pressure to get the work done quickly and reduce costs. Even the most reputable developers and remodelers sometimes end up cutting corners or ignoring ‘minor’ mistakes.
Local governments and water districts do conduct some limited aspects of home inspection; but the standards for passing these are very low. When we look at as-built electrical wiring, plumbing supply and drains, heating and air conditioning installations, there is a big difference in quality, performance and safety between “minimum standards” and “best practices”. Without a professional 3rd party home inspection, no one is going to be there to confirm that you are getting the house, systems and materials you specified and paid for.
In high volume construction areas like Frisco, a new home inspection is a great investment. It can enable you to identify structural problems or potential issues with plumbing, electrical or HVAC systems – before they get covered up by flooring or sheetrock. And, when the builder knows that there’s going to be an independent home inspection performed, they have a powerful incentive to make sure the work is done right the first time.
Professional Frisco Home Inspections
In Texas the major government and professional organizations overseeing home inspection are the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) and the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). Every AIS Frisco home inspection is conducted by a highly trained expert — certified by both TREC and ASHI. Our memberships and continuing education from these organizations keep us up to date with advances in technology, equipment and procedures that enable us to continually improve our home inspection capabilities. This translates to better information and value for our customers in Frisco, Richardson, McKinney, Allen and throughout the North Dallas region.
TREC offers a variety of courses (taught at local colleges and business schools) in home inspection. These include detailed instruction in how to inspect electrical systems, fireplaces, plumbing systems, appliances, foundations, framing and roofing systems. Recently the curriculum has been updated to include courseware on Green Building, EPA and CPSC Requirements, and Mold Inspection. There are also required courses in report writing, inspecting pools and spas, and home inspection ethics.
ASHI also publishes the Standards of Practice for Home Inspection, updated most recently on March 1, 2014. This document details the scope and process of inspecting homes, with specific chapters for each major component of the house: Exterior, Roof System, Plumbing, Electrical Systems, Heating, Air Conditioning, Interior, Fireplaces, Insulation and Ventilation. As new building materials and techniques emerge, or improved inspection equipment and procedures are developed, ASHI publishes articles and updates the Standards of Practice to reflect these changes. Over the years we have seen several Frisco home inspection issues (e.g., Chinese dry wall, substandard electrical panels, slab foundation problems) headed off by timely reports from ASHI.
Certified Home Inspectors — Frisco, TX 75034
For most people, the purchase of a house is the largest expenditure they will ever make. Fortunately, hiring an AIS professional doesn’t cost much more than picking a less qualified and inexperienced inspector from the phone book or Internet. The money spent on your Frisco home inspection can be one of the best investments you’ll ever make.
AIS is the most customer-focused home inspection company in North Dallas. We strive to schedule and perform our inspections promptly, to enable our clients to make timely purchase offers and meet tight closing schedules. Most importantly, we examine homes thoroughly – to identify existing problems and/or damage, or highlight potential issues in the future. This information gives our clients the ability to negotiate pre-purchase repairs or price reductions – ensuring your new home is sound and functional, and saving you money.
Call AIS today to schedule your Frisco home inspection. (972) 342-9183