Residential Building Inspections

A real estate inspection in Texas is a visual survey of a structure and a basic performance evaluation of the systems and components of a building. It provides information regarding the general condition of a residence at the time the inspection was conducted.


A Cliff-Bell residential inspection includes but is not limited to:

The Structural Systems

  • Attic, foundation, exterior windows, floors, exterior doors, chimney, exterior fireplace, exterior stairs, porches, balconies, decks, carports, landscaping, and rainwater drainage.

The Electrical System and Electrical Fixtures

  • Circuit breaker panels, circuit breaker protection, service drop, exterior outlets, exterior fixtures, exterior GFCI protection, interior outlets and switches, interior fixtures, and interior GFCI protection.

The Heating, Cooling, and Ventilation System and Equipment

  • Air handling equipment, air duct, air supply, air return, temperature differential, outside condenser unit, inside evaporator, and heating equipment

The Plumbing System and Plumbing Fixtures

  • Water heating equipment, hot water temperature readings, drains/waste/vents, exterior plumbing, exterior fixtures, and washing machine connections.


  • Dishwasher, dryer exhaust system, food waste dispenser, garage door operator, microwave oven, cooktop, oven, and range hood exhaust system.

Sprinkler System

  • Operation of zones, backflow preventer, sprinkler heads, control panel, rain sensor, and irrigations valves.

Other Observations included in your inspection

    • Mold – We will look for the appearance of mold-like substances and areas conducive to mold growth i.e., water damaged areas. Cliff-Bell can test visible growth or conducive conditions to determine if there is a health hazard (additional cost).
    • Wood Destroying Insects – Under the home inspector license issued by TREC, the inspector may not comment on whether termite infestations actually However, we can inform the client of any evidence of infestations and any conditions conducive to wood destroying insects.
    • Thermal Imaging Infrared Scan – As an inspector, it is our job to identify serious defects, but sometimes defects may be completely hidden in plain sight. When included in routine inspections, IR cameras can assist us in identifying these hidden defects.


Sample Residential Building Inspection Report

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