Inspection Services

VIP Inspections offer detail-oriented home inspections to the Houston area, helping our clients secure home purchases that satisfy their needs without breaking the bank more than is necessary. We adhere to TX TREC’s excellent Standards of Practice.

Buyers Home Inspection Services

Buyer’s Inspection

This inspection service is an unbiased and non-invasive visual evaluation of a home’s readily accessible components, shedding light on defective areas of the home so that a prospective buyer can make an informed decision. A detailed inspection report will be sent within 24 hours.

We inspect these areas of the home:

  • Roofing System
  • Structural Components
  • Foundation & Crawl Space
  • Exterior (doors, windows, cladding)
  • Interior (doors, windows, floors, walls, ceilings, stairs)
  • Attic, Ventilation, & Insulation
  • Electrical System
  • Plumbing System
  • Air Conditioning System
  • Heating System
  • Built-in Appliances

For no additional fee, we’ll utilize thermal imaging, aerial drone photography, and gas leak detection during the inspection as necessary.

Additional Inspection Services

Pre-Listing Inspection

When you go to sell your home, you want to have preparations in place that will ensure a successful outcome. This inspection service will help you avoid the stress of a transaction falling through, providing you with a detailed analysis of the home’s condition before the listing is made. With the knowledge that you gain, you’ll be able to more easily maintain a strong line of communication with prospective buyers so that their own inspection doesn’t reveal any unexpected issues.

New Construction Inspection

A prospective home-buyer who is investing in a newly constructed property will benefit from scheduling a professional home inspection once the build is complete. This inspection will take place ahead of the builder’s final walkthrough, revealing potential issues that occurred over the course of construction so that they can be handled prior to final closing.

New Construction Phase Inspections

Every critical phase of home construction contributes to a safe and functional living space, but each phase also presents the opportunity for deficiencies to take root. We can conduct this inspection service numerous times over the course of construction on the home, identifying issues as they occur so that they can be addressed before entering the next phase of the build.

11th Month Warranty Inspection

A benefit of buying a brand new home is that it is usually protected by a standard 1-year warranty that is issued by the builder. This inspection service is performed before the warranty protection expires, assessing potential defects in the property’s construction so that the homeowner can determine whether or not repair costs are covered.

Home Maintenance Inspection

We love to help people keep their homes better maintained so that the value stays high, the home stays safe, and the residents stay comfortable. We’ll inspect the property inside and out to learn about existing and emergent maintenance issues, providing a full report of our findings that will lay out a detailed home maintenance strategy.

Commercial Property Inspection

We’re able to inspect light commercial properties (strip malls, storefronts, restaurants, etc.) for the presence of structural deficiencies and defective systems that investors will want to be aware of before making a final decision. The inspection includes most visible and readily accessible components.


This inspection service is intended as a follow-up to a full home inspection. Once requested repairs have been carried out, we’ll come back to the property to meticulously investigate the repair work. If everything looks good, we’ll report back to you with the good news—but if the work is lacking in any way, we’ll let you know so that you can continue negotiating additional repairs with the seller of the home.

Wind Mitigation

Wind mitigation is critical for coastal homes, and this inspection service aims to confirm whether or not your prospective home is adequately protected. Not only is this important for your safety, but it’s also useful information to have for insurance purposes. We’ll assess the condition of all existing wind mitigation features, recommending improvements when necessary.

WDO / Termite Inspection

A termite infestation goes well beyond being an unpleasant inconvenience—these insects can inflict thousands of dollars in damage to a home’s structure. Before you invest in your prospective home, we recommend having the property inspected for termite damage and ongoing infestations so that you’re able to keep your finances protected.  

Water Testing

For this inspection service, we’ll collect water samples from the home to be scientifically analyzed for contaminants. The samples will be taken from the tap and well, and then delivered to a local specialist. The results will indicate whether or not the water supply is contaminated by heavy metals, nitrates, nitrates, and pathogenic bacteria.

Septic Inspections

Our inspection of a home’s septic system is designed to ensure that wastewater from a home is being disposed of efficiently, safely, and as intended. We’ll investigate the condition of the septic system’s readily accessible features such as mechanical components, the appearance of the drainfield, and the remaining capacity of the septic tank. 

Irrigation System Inspections

We’re able to inspect the condition of residential irrigation systems to look for damage that may result in malfunction and water loss. Components of the irrigation system that will be evaluated include mechanical controls, sprinkler heads, timers, and accessible drip lines.

Pool / Spa Inspections

This inspection service will ensure that a home’s pool is safe for use before you finalize a real estate transaction. We’ll inspect the readily accessible mechanical components, the pool’s underlying structure, steps, ladders, and diving boards.

Well Testing

If your prospective home is supplied by well water, then it’s important to have the well inspected. We’ll thoroughly inspect the well’s accessible structure, including the well head and visible mechanical components. We’ll also do a flow test to verify whether or not the water pressure is adequate for the home. 

Thermal Imaging

A full thermographic scan on your prospective home will be performed with our cutting-edge thermal imaging camera. By detecting subtle heat differences in various components of the home, we’ll gather clues about elusive issues such as water intrusion, bad electrical wiring, and deficient insulation.

Proud to Serve Houston, TX

We proudly offer a wide selection of home inspection services to the greater Houston area.

At VIP Inspections, we aim to give you peace of mind as a home-buyer, performing a top-tier home inspection that will empower you with knowledge so that you can keep your finances and your family protected. Contact us today to request an inspection.

Discounts are available for active military, veterans, first responders, first-time home-buyers, and repeat business.

Weekend and evening appointments can be scheduled by request. We accept online payments.

Our clients are protected through our Errors & Omissions/General Liability insurance policy.