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Extremely thorough and helpful

“We used Tim both before closing on our home and again before our 1 year warranty expired and he was great to work with. Not only was he always right on time and able to schedule soon after reaching out, his reports were extremely thorough and helpful when meeting with our builder. We are so glad we chose Tim as we always felt he had our best interest in mind.”

Amanda Shelly - Austin

Very valuable service

“Tim’s inspection and complete and detailed report about our new house prior to the drywall going up has been very valuable to us. His inspection found a lot of things that builder missed. I just wanted to say thank you for your professional, insightful, and very thorough job. I will definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a home inspector.”

Michael Huber - Leander

The best inspector

“Tim is by far the most thorough and knowledgeable inspector I have ever dealt with, and I have dealt with a lot of them. Just want to say you are the best inspector I have ever hired - we will use you again.”

Gustav O'Keiff - Austin

Your attention to detail

“Tim is the absolute best home inspector in central Texas. My wife and I were truly impressed with your services. Your attention to detail was impressive and your quality of work shows during our walk through and in your report. Thank you so much for all your hard work. I will pass your name and number to anyone who needs your services.”

Michael Hankemeier - Georgetown

Very impressive inspection

“I thought the inspection was very thorough, and it gave us a guideline of what to look for and point out for our pre-close walkthrough of the house. Our builder even remarked that there were several things on the list that he would've missed unless you'd pointed them out. We were overall very impressed.”

James Bowers - Round Rock

Return on your investment

“We want to thank you for the great job you did on our inspection. We were able to get $1600 in relief and repairs, a 200% return on our investment!”

Steve Sutton - Lakeway

Worth every penny

“You were thorough and thoughtful in your work. I would highly recommend you without any reservations. We appreciate your help very much. I now feel so much better about the house. I will pass your name on to as many of my friends and family as possible!”

Kimberly O’Malley - Spicewood

Extraordinary service

“We were delighted with your service and expedience! You can definitely count on our recommendation to others in the future. I must say, you are very thorough with your work and your professionalism is unmatched.”

Maurice Khollman - Austin

Professional and thorough

“You were very professional and extremely thorough which made us feel more at ease in purchasing our new home. We are very grateful to our friends for recommending you to us. You did a great job and we are very thankful.”

Burks Bauerlein - Leander

A pleasure to work with

“I love your attitude, your approach, and your professionalism, and am thoroughly grateful to my friend for recommending you to me. I too will recommend you without hesitation.”

Kirsten Schneider - Austin

  • My Tips

Pool Safety

This information is furnished to you to keep your family and home safe around swimming pools this summer.

Supervise Children

Close supervision of young children is vital for families with a home pool -- and not just when outside using the pool. A common scenario is that young children leave the house without a parent or caregiver realizing it. Children are drawn to water, not knowing the terrible danger pools can pose. Also, just because children know how to swim, doesn't mean they are safe. All children should be supervised every second while in and around the pool.

Fences and Walls

Fences and walls should be at least 4 feet high and installed completely around the pool. Fence gates should be self-closing and self-latching. The latch should be out of a small child's reach. Keep furniture that could be used for climbing into the pool area away from fences.

Door Alarms

If your house forms one side of the barrier to the pool, then doors leading from the house to the pool should be protected with alarms that produce a sound when a door is unexpectedly opened.

Safety Cover

A power safety cover -- a motor-powered barrier that can be placed over the water area -- can be used when the pool is not in use.

Rescue Equipment

Keep rescue equipment by the pool and be sure a phone is poolside with emergency numbers posted. Knowing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can be a lifesaver.

Pool Toys

Don't leave pool toys and floats in the pool or pool area that may attract young children to the water.

Steps and Ladders

For above-ground pools, steps and ladders to the pool should be secured and locked, or removed when the pool is not in use.

Missing Child

If a child is missing, always look in the pool first. Seconds count in preventing death or disability.

Pool Alarms

Pool alarms can be used as an added precaution. Look for alarms that meet the requirements of the ASTM standard. The commission advises that consumers use remote alarm receivers so the alarm can be heard inside the house or in other places away from the pool area.

Suction Fittings

To prevent body entrapment and hair entrapment/entanglement, have a qualified pool professional inspect the drain suction fittings and covers on your pool and spa to be sure that they are the proper size, properly attached, and meet current safety standards. If your pool or spa has a single drain outlet, consider installing a safety vacuum release system that breaks the vacuum to avoid potential entrapment conditions.

adapted from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) www.cpsc.gov