Houston Home Inspector - Frequently Asked Questions

Houston Home Inspection Information

Call me at 281-794-9102 to schedule you home inspection.​​


Why should we choose Brad Leland to Inspect my Home?
Here are a few of the reasons that my home inspection services in Houston are special:

  • Experience! I have 25 years of residential and commercial construction experience and over 18 years of home inspection experience in the greater Houston area. Licensed with TREC since 1999.
  • Service! I produce a clearly-written, plain-English narrative inspection report, not a checklist or a technical jargon filled report. I complete the written report quickly—generally within 24 hours. I emphasize problem solving, not just problem finding. Whenever possible, I offer practical and economical solutions and maintenance tips. I have been the recipient of the Angie's List Super Service award as determined by my clients reviews every year since 2011 for Houston home inspection
  • I can usually schedule your inspection within 1-3 days. Weekend home inspection appointments are available.
  • Commitment! I am available to answer your questions in the future as long as you own the home. Anything I can help you with by phone, text or e-mail is always a courtesy at no charge. I enjoy my work and my clients! 
  • I have built my business on referrals from satisfied clients so I do my best to keep the home inspection fee reasonable and fair.

In what areas do you perform home inspections?​I provide home inspection services in Houston including La Porte, Pasadena, Deer Park, Friendswood, Katy, Spring, Pearland, Clear Lake, Seabrook, Baytown, Sugarland, Bellaire, Richmond, Fulsher, League City, Webster, Humble, Atascosita everywhere in between.


What is the cost of a home inspection? Please refer to our Inspection Fees page for a complete list of home inspection fees and costs.


How long have you been a home inspector in the Houston area? Over 18 years. I have more information on my experience and qualifications on by Bio page.


Can I attend the  home inspection? Yes, I encourage you to attend your home inspection and will be happy to answer any questions you may have during the home inspection.


What did you do before you were a home inspector? I was a union carpenter for 10 years working in commercial construction. I worked in Residential Building for 15 years. I worked in Kitchen and Bathroom remodeling and design for 5 years prior to attending classes and getting my Professional Real Estate Inspector license in Texas. I exceed the required continuing education mandated by the state in order to renew my inspector license every year.


I am having a new home built should I have it inspected? Yes, many times I find items that have been overlooked by the builder. During pre-sheetrock inspections I often find many places where additional nailing is required. You can view previous inspection reports that I have done at the pre pour foundation stage, the pre sheetrock/frame phase and final inspections.


What is a home inspection and why do we need one?  A home inspection is like putting your home through a physical exam by an objective professional. All the major systems and components of the house are checked top to bottom. This includes the plumbing, electrical and heating systems, as well as the structural components from roof to foundation. I use thermal imaging equipment throughout the entire inspection at no additional charge.


What will the inspection be like? During the on-site inspection I explain deficiencies I find and answer any questions you have while we go through the home. At the end of the inspection, I will have a “summary” discussion and explain the items that will appear in the written report. The inspection report will then be prepared and emailed to you that evening or the next day. After you receive the report you are always welcome to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.


Some inspectors charge less than you charge. Why do you cost more? Quality! We are service oriented on site and spend the time to help our clients understand what the homes condition is like now, what major items will be needed in the future, and what maintenance it will take through the years. Our Home Inspection Reports are quite specific and include numerous photos. For example, instead of just listing “plumbing leaks yes” or “there is a leak in a sink”, our reports state “there is a leak in the trap in the right hand sink in the master bathroom” with photos to document the issue. All this takes time, but our clients like our level of service. I only do 2 inspections a day, so I can take the time to be thorough and give your home my full attention and time. Some of my clients use the report as a reference document as they work through the repairs and improvements in their home. Additionally, your real estate agent will be in a stronger negotiating position for you--they will be able to use our clear explanations of issues in our reports when they negotiate with the sellers. In the end I believe my fees are in the middle. Not the most expensive and not the least expensive. I feel my fees are fair.


Do you follow any standards? Yes! My inspection procedures and written reports conform to the Texas Real Estate Commission Standards of Practice. The State of Texas is one of the few states to require licensing of Home Inspectors. I regularly exceed the minimum reporting standards due to my experience in home building and construction.


Contact me today for your Reliable, Informative and Detailed Home Inspection in Houston at 281-794-9102

​Inspections can be scheduled 7 days a week. Weekend Home Inspection Appointments Available.


When you are looking for a real estate inspector Houston or Home Inspector in Houston. Call me.


Brad Leland on the roof inspecting the chimney flashing for a possible leak due to water stains

Brad Leland on the roof inspecting the chimney flashing for a possible leak due to water stains