A To Z Building Inspection Services TX Home Inspections
Phone: Bill 713-253-1259  

Member of The National Association of Certified Home Inspectors


Home Inspection Houston†-† Home Inspectors†- Houston Stucco Inspection
Call Bill Loftus (TREC #8393) at 713-253-1259

We see what others cannot!††
Why do you want a† Professional Real Estate†Inspector and†Certified†Level II
Thermographer to Inspect your†property before purchasing?†††
One call literally does it all. We offer a variety of Houston home inspection services, from Houston real estate inspections, Infrared Scans by a certified Level II Thermographer, moisture inspection to stucco inspections, and energy audits. We specialize in moisture detection in homes and buildings using the latest infrared technology. A to Z Building Inspection Services is the number one place to call for inspections in the Houston, Katy, Sugar Land, The Woodlands and surrounding areas.
Infrared view of wall checking for moisture and missing insulation
A to Z Building Inspection Services uses Infrared Thermal Imaging in conjunction with Structural and Mechanical†Real†Estate†Inspections. We use infrared to diagnose problems that any other†Real Estate†Inspector without this technology and training would have missed, basically because they could not see it. With the infrared camera, we have identified numerous issues including: water penetration of the roof and siding, insulation defects, window and door air leaks (IR image to the left)††plumbing leaks, electrical issues, and HVAC ductwork issues.† 
Infrared view of exterior door†needing†weather-stripping

We use the latest Technology. This latest infrared technology mergers visual and infrared images, allowing for easier identification and interpretation of infrared images. We can create an infrared overlay on your visual image. This feature helps to spot and highlight sensitive or dangerous temperature developments and makes report interpretation easy for even a person unfamiliar with infrared technology.† This technology allows us to see the problems before they escalate into major issues. Infrared also helps diagnose the extent of an issue. For example, moisture and mold are interrelated, the longer the building material stays wet the worse the mold problem becomes. Early detection with infrared can reduce damage and costs.

Infrared view of checking electrical panel for hot spots/defects†

Infrared is just beyond the spectrum of visible light, beyond what we can see as humans. Infrared thermal imaging is the use of a state-of-the-art infrared camera to put heat into an image visible to the human eye.† Most building components change temperature before they fail, which allows us to observe and diagnose problems in most objects without the need for destructive discovery.
Infrared view of water penetration into an stucco chimney
This technology, however, is much more than just looking through a camera and seeing the problem. The inspector needs to be trained and experienced with building components and equipment. Most images scanned will show some type of anomaly. It takes experience and education to properly diagnose the image.† Itís just too easy to misdiagnose an image without extensive, hands-on experience. Bill Loftus has been using Infrared thermal imaging throughout the Texas area as a diagnostic tool since 2006. With tens of thousands of building components scanned we have the experience to identify issues immediately, on the spot.
Infrared view of leaking duct work in the attic



Your home will probably be the biggest investment you will ever make. So, why make such a large purchase without first having the property examined by a TREC Certified Home Inspector? At A To Z Building Inspection Services located in Houston Texas, we can provide peace of mind by inspecting your potential investment for any items that are unsafe, not working as designed or outdated before your closing with our Complete Home Inspection Report. Our home inspectionis an impartial visual examination of the components and structure of a home that meets or exceeds the Standards of Practice established by the State of Texasfor TREC Certified Home Inspectors. At A to Z Building Inspection Services we want to be different. We provide a single point of contact for your home-buying convenience. You no longer have to make two or three different contacts.
We Have the Latest Infrared Technology and Equipment
during the home inspection: infrared camera, moisture meter, carbon monoxide detector, foundation level, natural gas detector, GFCI detector, ARC Fault detector, video recorders, digital camera and other devices to find and record potential problems. You will find our pricing very competitive while being able to do a much more comprehensive inspection. Our One Stop Service makes buying a home faster, more efficient, and less expensive in the long run. A Home Inspection is an information collection process, not unlike an investigation that takes in all the small clues to help you make an informed decision. Many of the items found may be small or maintenance associated. That's why you are encouraged to attend the Inspection. If a condition or symptom is revealed, we may suggest further evaluation. A home inspection is not a warranty or insurance program but a process to assist you in understanding the condition of your home.

Some of the items covered during our Structural and Mechanical Inspections are:

  • Foundation, crawlspace, water penetration and foundation movement
  • Grading and drainage
  • Roof, vents, flashings, and trim
  • Gutters and downspouts
  • Skylight, chimney and other roof penetrations
  • Decks, stoops, porches, walkways, and railing
  • Eaves, soffit and fascia
  • Heating and Cooling systems
  • Water heating system
  • Interior plumbing fixtures and faucets
  • Electrical entrance service line
  • Main disconnect and service amperage
  • Electrical panels, breakers and fuses
  • Grounding and bonding
  • GFCIs and AFCIs
  • Fireplace damper door and hearth
  • Insulation and ventilation
  • Garage doors, safety sensors, and openers
  • And much more
How you utilize this information is up to you. Your choices may include a renegotiation of the price to make the necessary repairs to your satisfaction or the option to go on to another property. All these options must be cautiously weighed and a professionally performed Home Inspection can direct you to a better informed decision.

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