Home Inspection Services Meeting TREC Standards

At The Art of House, we offer thorough home inspection services to the Dallas-Fort Worth area that abide by TREC (Texas Real Estate Commission) Standards of Practice (SOP). The inspection includes the systems and components of the home, listed below, when they are visible and can be safely accessed by the inspector.

What Is Included in the Inspection

Structural Systems

Grading and drainage
Roof covering materials
Roof structure and attic
Ceilings and floors
Doors and windows
Fireplace and chimney
Porches, balconies, decks, and carports

Electrical Systems

Service entrance and panels
Branch circuits
Connected devices

Heating, Ventilation,

and Air Conditioning Systems

Heating equipment
Cooling equipment
Duct system

Plumbing System

Water supply system and fixtures
Water heating equipment
Hydro-massage therapy equipment


Food waste disposal
Range exhaust vent
Ranges, cooktops, and oven
Microwave oven
Trash compactor
Mechanical exhaust vents and bathroom heaters
Garage door openers
Doorbell and chimes
Dryer vents

Optional Systems

Swimming pool
Outdoor cooking equipment
Gas supply system
Private sewage disposal system
Whole house vacuum system
Tennis courts
Boat docks

Buyer’s Inspection

Home buyers deserve a full understanding of their prospective homes before they start making investment decisions. During a Buyer’s Inspection, we assess the home to help buyers understand its current condition, repair needs, and operation.

Pre-Listing Inspection

Sellers can prepare themselves before listing a home by scheduling a Pre-Listing Inspection. We thoroughly inspect the home to help sellers understand its current condition and repair needs. With this information, sellers can make repairs before listing, communicate the home’s strengths and weaknesses honestly, and better negotiate.


New Construction Inspection

Mistakes made during the building of a home should be identified and addressed before the final walk-through. During the New Construction Inspection, we find oversights made in construction so that the home can be made move-in ready.


New Construction Phase Inspections

As a construction project reaches completion, building defects can easily become hidden behind, below, or above finishing material. This can be avoided with New Construction Phase Inspections. We inspect the project at important phases, such as Pre-Pour and Pre-Sheetrock, throughout the building process, identifying any issues that need to be addressed before construction continues.

The Art of House
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Richard A. Whitsitt
1705 N. Avenue
Plano, TX 75074