Are Your Home’s Sloped Floors a Cause for Concern?

May 27, 2020 | Home Inspection

Many homes have floors that are not perfectly level. Oftentimes, a slight slope is no big deal. On the other hand, a sloping floor that worsens over time can be an indicator of a much more significant issue. If your home has sloped floors, you need to know why. Call Magnolia Home Inspection Services in Tomball to schedule a house elevation plot inspection and learn if your home is in trouble.

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10 Things to Consider When Buying a New Home: Part One

March 25, 2020 | Buyer Inspection

As a first-time home buyer, it’s easy to get caught up in the aesthetics of a house and miss the bigger picture. There are ten major factors you should consider before selecting a home. Once you’ve narrowed down the pickings to your home of choice, be sure to order a home inspection from Magnolia Home Inspection Services before completing the purchase. 

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A Water Well and Septic Tank Inspection Could Save You Thousands

January 28, 2020 | Buyer Inspection

Many rural properties come equipped with a well and septic tank. Before you buy a new home in the country, allow Magnolia Home Inspection Services to make sure the property’s systems are in good condition. Our InterNACHI-certified well and septic inspectors will thoroughly examine each system so you can come to a quick, informed decision. 

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3 Reasons Why Pre-listing Home Inspections Are a Good Idea

December 16, 2019 | Home Inspection

The housing market in Houston is strong: single-family homes are selling like hotcakes! If you are looking to sell a home in the Houston area, call Magnolia Home Inspection Services before putting your home on the market. According to Forbes.com, there are least three reason why a pre-inspection is a good idea.

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Call in the Experts to Avoid an Expensive Log Home Purchase Disaster

October 20, 2019 | Home Inspection

Many Texans love the look and appeal of log cabins. The richness of the wood allows homeowners to create both rustic getaways and elegant abodes. But log homes require special care to maintain their integrity. Before purchasing a log home in the Houston area, contact Magnolia Home Inspection Services. As one of the only certified log home inspectors in the area, we will help you avoid expensive log home pitfalls.

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Arm Yourself with Knowledge: Invest in a Home Inspection Before You Buy

August 15, 2019 | Buyer Inspection

Most first-time home buyers have a list of deal breakers: the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, the size of the kitchen, a nice backyard, etc. Unfortunately, these items tend to overshadow the real deal breakers, like the condition of the roof, foundation, and septic system. Don’t make the same mistake. Before purchasing your Houston home, allow Magnolia Home Inspection Services perform a thorough home inspection and provide the information you need to make a wise purchase decision.

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Septic Inspections Explained

February 7, 2019 | Buyer Inspection

We are often asked about septic systems and septic inspections. In this blog you will find Types of Septic Systems How Septic Systems Work Septic Maintenance Septic Inspection Limitations Septic systems were invented by the French in the 1860s. By the 1880s, the two-stage septic tank systems were installed in the United States. Today,nearly 20% or 1/5 of all households have a septic system. The number of households using septic systems has been steadily increasing. Unfortunately, many homeowners install and forget the septic system and are often surprised that their system requires maintenance or pumping. There are basically 3 types of septic systems: Septic tank with no disbursement of liquids to a leach field. Conventional septic tank with disbursement of liquids to a leach field. Aerobic septic system which pumps disbursement of liquids to a leach field. HOW SEPTIC SYSTEMS WORK Some of the older systems will contain 1 or … Continued

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How Does Your AC Work

January 24, 2019 | Home Inspection

Like driving a car, most people can enjoy their home AC without knowing all the details of how it works; however, the concepts are easy to understand and actually quite interesting. Let’s look at an AC functional diagram. The basics of cooling your home is about removing heat from the refrigerant. This is done by turning the refrigerant by compressing and decompressing the refrigerant to transform it from a liquid to a gas and back to a liquid. As the refrigerant is compressed, it becomes hot. When it is decompressed, it becomes cold. There are 2 units used in the typical residential AC system Outdoor Unit: is often called the Condenser Unit. It is a rectangular box sitting out of the house. Key components located in the outdoor unit is the compressor, the condensing coils, and a large fan. Indoor Unit: is typically attached to the furnace system. They share … Continued

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Missing TPR Valve – Big Deal?

September 3, 2018 | Home Inspection

Temperature Pressure Relieve (TPR) valves are installed on water heaters as a safety device to prevent water heaters from exploding. Building codes require that a TPR valve be installed. If you haven’t seen a water heater explode before, check out the short video below: Water Heater Explosion Video TPR valves are designed to open when the pressure exceeds 150 psi or 210 degrees F. These limits are set very low relative to the actual pressure it takes to explode a water heater. In this Myth Busters video, the pressure in the tank can exceed 330 psi before it will explode. The TPR valve will relieve pressure long before it becomes dangerous. So, if the TPR valve is missing, is it a big deal? Will the water heater explode today if we turn it on? Water heaters are designed to be safe. If the water heater is new, the risk of … Continued

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