If you’re preparing to buy or sell a home in Keller, you need to consider having a professional home inspection. A home inspection is an objective, visual evaluation of a home’s condition. In most cases, home inspections are performed after a sales contract, conditional upon a satisfactory home inspection, has been accepted by the seller. The inspection can usually be arranged immediately to within a few days.
Texas law does not require home inspectors to have construction knowledge or to be familiar with city codes. That’s why you need to go with a name you can trust for your home inspection services. At 1st Choice Inspection Services, you can be sure our team members are highly trained, licensed by the Texas Real Estate Commission, and experienced at inspecting homes in Keller and across the DFW Metroplex.
The City of Keller
Keller is a suburb of Fort Worth located in Tarrant County, Texas. About 45,000 citizens makes their home in Keller. The city began as a stop along the Texas and Pacific Railway in the 1850s, and settlers soon made their homes in the area because of its access to the Trinity River and its wealth of farmland. Keller was incorporated in 1955.
Nature lovers enjoy visiting the Parks at Town Center with its dog-friendly walking trails and wildlife. The Keller Pointe is an attraction for anyone who loves swimming, indoors or outdoors. For those dedicated to shopping local and eating whole foods, the Keller Farmer’s Market offers a variety of natural, home grown foods and homemade products. Golfers enjoy teeing off at the Sky Creek Ranch Golf Club.
Home Inspections in Keller
The City of Keller requires newly constructed single-family homes to be inspected, including foundation inspection. Contractors must register with the city and keep their approved permit on the work site so that they can produce it if requested to do so by a city official.
Anyone purchasing a home in Keller will also want to get a professional inspection before closing on the home. Inspectors check every system in the house to see if everything is in good working order or if repairs are needed. Then they put their findings into a report documented with photos of problem areas.
At 1st Choice Inspection Services, our team knows exactly what to look for. We have been serving the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including Keller, for years. We are familiar with the problems unique to North Texas.
One common problem is the clay soil in Keller and surrounding areas. In times of heavy rain and flooding, the clay expands beneath the house’s concrete slab foundation. During times of drought, the clay contracts. This also causes the home’s foundation to crack over time. The shifting soil of North Texas causes foundation problems of varying degrees for most homes.
If your home is developing stair step cracks on the exterior masonry, they could be caused by a shifting foundation. The same goes for cracks in patios and sidewalks, doors or windows that stick, windows that won’t open all the way, and cracks on interior walls and ceilings. Houses exhibiting these signs should be inspected right away. Our team is punctual and respectful of your property. They get the inspection done right the first time and provide you with an accurate, no-obligation estimate for the cost of repairs. If you have any questions, just give us a call!
Why 1st Choice is Your Best Choice in Keller
We believe a home inspector’s first job is to educate their client. The goal of the inspector is to provide the purchaser with a better understanding of the physical condition of the home so that the buyer can make a well-informed decision. After the inspection is completed, we provide a written report documenting the results of the inspection, along with an estimate of repair costs.
We take all the guesswork out of Keller home inspections with our years of experience, multiple certifications, and exemplary customer service. Our many happy customers have rewarded us with loyalty and repeat business through the years. You can become one by giving 1st Choice Inspection Services a phone call today! We look forward to performing your professional home inspection in Keller and all of Dallas-Fort Worth.