cov·e·nant – [kuhv–uh-nuh nt]
– a formal and serious agreement or promise;
– a written agreement or promise usually under seal between two or more parties especially for the performance of some action.
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“Peace of Mind… That’s our Covenant to You”
Inspector TREC # 21740
Fort Worth, TX. 76131
A home is one of the largest investments you will ever make. You want to have confidence in your home before you make that purchase. A quality home inspection can give you that peace of mind. New Covenant Home Inspections can provide the quality of inspection you want and deserve.
New Covenant Home Inspections is here to honor God through the quality of our work, and the way we treat and interact with our clients. We guarantee a thorough visual inspection of the structural and mechanical components of your home, from the foundation to the roof, both inside and out.
The combined knowledge and experience gained through 15 years of structural firefighting, fire inspections, home building, and even studying Building Construction in college, gives our lead inspector a keen eye and attention to detail. His study and work as a minister gives him the heart and desire to serve his clients with the utmost integrity and respect. All of this gives you, the client, an advocate that has your best interest at heart.
What is a Home Inspection?
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What Really Matters in a Home Inspection
Buying a home? The process can be stressful. A home inspection is supposed to give you peace of mind, but often has the opposite effect. You will be asked to absorb a lot of information in a short time. This often includes a written report, a checklist, photographs, environmental reports, and what the inspector himself says during the inspection. All this, combined with the seller’s disclosure and what you notice yourself, makes the experience even more overwhelming. What should you do?
A Thorough Visual Inspection of Your Home by a Licensed Professional
Whether it’s a small repair or just basic maintenance, most homes are in need of a repair or two. To the untrained eye, it’s extremely difficult to be able to pinpoint these repair needs. Purchasing a home is an emotional experience and the typical buyer will most likely overlook the detrimental defects that could cost them thousands of dollars in the future. The inspection process is a thorough visual inspection of all of the components of the house, both structural and mechanical, from the foundation to the roof, both inside and out. Not only is inspecting the roof part of the process, but so is entering the hard to reach areas like the crawlspace and attic. These are areas where structural and safety issues can go unnoticed for years. In addition to looking at these areas, an inspection can answer questions, such as:s the electrical system of the house safe and up to date? Will it need to be upgraded, or major repairs made in the future?
- Is the electrical system of the house safe and up to date? Will it need to be upgraded, or major repairs made in the future?
- Is the heating and cooling systems in good running condition, or is it obsolete – requiring you to budget a few thousand dollars?
- Are there unseen water leaks?
- Are there any signs indicating that the plumbing needs attention?
- Are there structural issues?
- Do the windows and doors open and close properly?
- Are there issues with the exterior wall covering, like siding or bricks?
Newly Built Homes Benefit from Inspections as Well
Just because the home is brand new does not mean that it is free of poor construction practices, or simple oversights. The code inspector that visits the newly built home inspects the code, not the home!
Selling Your Home? You Can Benefit from an Inspection as Well!
If you are thinking about placing your home on the market, you should consider having a Pre-listing inspection done. We will inspect the home just as thorough as if we were the buyer interested in it. We are able to point out areas you should address before the house is put on the market. Knowing everything that needs repairs in your home before you enter the negotiating period can prevent a buyer from backing out of the contract, and could potentially save you thousands of dollars!
Do I Need a Home Inspection?
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Buying an “As Is” Property
If you are considering buying an “As Is” property, you ABSOLUTELY need an inspection. Even though it is not the seller’s responsibility to fix any issues, you need to be aware of the conditions that may need to be fixed in the future. Discovering potential fire hazards, or other safety issues during a home inspection, could prove to be very valuable to you and your loved ones.
Buying a “Fixer Upper”
Even if you are handy with your tools, or are even a contractor, it is possible you could overlook issues. We can help by listing all of the defects that we find.
Buying a Clean Home
Even if the home seems to be in reasonably good shape and the homeowner seemed to be an honest and handy person, more than likely, he has not taken the time to go under the house itself. They may be unaware of insect or animal infestations. There may be repair work that was not professionally done, and needs to be corrected. Discovering any of these issues ahead of time will more than pay for the inspection itself.
Home Inspection Report
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The Home Inspection Process
Our average inspection takes approximately 3 to 4 hours, depending on the size and condition of the house. We use various tools and devices to find issues in the house; including: Infrared Thermal Imaging, pin and pinless moisture detectors, electrical outlet and GFCI outlet testers, water pressure gauges, and digital photography.
Clients are encouraged to walk through the house for the last part of the inspection so the inspector can point out some of the bigger findings, as well as other interesting or educational information.
Your Custom Home Inspection Report
Your custom report will be completed and emailed to you within 24-hours of the inspection; most often on the same day as the inspection. Your report will be well organized and easy to read. There will be detailed descriptions of the findings, along with color photographs and infrared thermal images to help illustrate the findings.
Your 100% satisfaction with the report is our #1 priority, and while the report tells of the home’s condition on the day of the inspection, we are available for questions well after the inspection. If you are not completely satisfied with your report, we will refund the inspection fee.
Your custom report will be prioritized from major to minor with each finding containing a detailed description, including photos and illustrations. Cost estimates for repairs will also be provided.
The inspection report will contain a printed report in a binder and will also include a DVD containing a PDF of the inspection report as well as all documented photos.
Your 100% satisfaction wit the report is our #1 priority and we will review it with you in person. Questions are encouraged and welcome.
Request an Inspection
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Thank you for your interest in New Covenant Home Inspections!
To request an inspection, simply fill out this contact form or contact me by phone.
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Consumer's Guide To Infrared Thermography
What to expect from inspectors who bring an infrared camera to the home inspection. A Thermal Imaging inspection of a building can reveal many things that cannot be seen with the naked eye. Why Infrared? Without thermal imaging, somethings go unseen. Now you can see what others only guess about. Thermal images can help reveal problems about moisture (which may be conducive to mold, decay and termites), electrical system hot spots, deficient insulation, Heat/AC and duct system, structural issues, plumbing leaks, and more…
Infrared Thermal Imaging can help discover inadequate insulation that will drive up energy costs, and hidden moisture leaks that can lead to future problems if not corrected.
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Jason with New Covenant Home Inspections worked for us in April. We had a contingent offer on a home and my husband had several concerns since the home was for sale by owner, and did not have a sellers disclosure as of yet, as it had just gone on the market.
Jason checked all the components we asked him to take a look at. Some were outside of his regular inspection check points. And some were things we didn’t even know needed inspected! After the inspection he wrote his report and stopped by the same evening with a complete report, pictures and all. Now that is service with a smile!
We appreciated how thorough he was and how concerned he was with our satisfaction. Great guy, great company! We highly recommend him.Debbie and Cecil Heath
Jason at New Covenant is a top quality home inspector. He is hard working, trustworthy, and performs very thorough home inspections. I refer Jason with confidence knowing that he will treat my clients with professionalism and integrity. Give Jason a call if you are in need of a home inspection. He won’t let you down.Wes Walser
I would highly recommend Jason of New Covenant Home Inspections! It was easy to contact him, and he was able to schedule my clients’ inspection quickly. He communicated with them during the inspection process and answered any questions they had concerning their inspection report. His report was thorough yet concise, and was easy to read and understand. Jason seems to truly care about his clients and goes the extra mile. He is professional, hard-working, and someone you can trust.Angie S.
The owner of this company was great! He noticed things in our home we failed to find. I feel much more comfortable moving my family in after having him come do our inspection. He was also great to come when we needed him and very fair on price.Homeowner
Jason was very professional and detailed. Explained the process and report at length.Melinda S.
Jason did a great job and had the best prices. Also had good customer service which is rare. Explained everything to me in easy terms. Previously was a fireman so had good insight.David T
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