Frequently Asked Questions

Home inspections are necessary to get an honest unbiased second opinion of the systems, components, and structural integrity of the property.

Same day service is available under some circumstances. Paradigm Inspections performs our work by appointment only, so it’s important that you schedule your inspection as far in advance as possible to ensure a timely and accurate inspection.

Typical completed inspection reports are usually ready the same day, following the conclusion of the inspection.

Absolutely not. Our clients’ privacy is at the forefront of importance for our team. Your inspection results and personal information are 100% secure and will only be shared with our customers.

We can provide electronically delivered reports via email or printed hard copies.

We accept all major credit cards, checks, and cash.

We are associaited with InterNACHI (International Association of Certified Home Inspectors) & TREC (Texas Real Estate Commission).

To become ‘Certified’, with few exceptions, an inspector must pay a membership fee to a national organization such as ‘NACHI’ (National Association of Certified Home Inspectors).  On the other hand, this process is fairly easy and not regulated by the state.  To become ‘State Licensed’ one must apply within the ‘TREC’ (Texas Real Estate Commission).  There are three levels an Inspector can obtain: Apprentice Inspector, Real Estate Inspector, and Professional Real Estate Inspector.  An applicant can also obtain one of the two higher levels without going through the traditional apprenticeship path by passing the experience requirements for each of those licenses.  

While it is not required for you to be present for your inspection, it is greatly recommended.  You will have the advantage of observing the quality and full aspects of the inspection, and ask questions while learning about the condition of the home and how to uphold it.  

Normally, a home inspector is contacted immediately following the signing of the purchase agreement, or contract.  Before you do sign, it is imperative to make sure there is an inspection clause in the final sales contract.  This clause serves to specify the terms and conditions which both buyer and seller are obligated to.  A “seller’s inspection” is required before a house is put on the market for sale.