Contact us for a complimentary phone consultation. Schedule An Appointment. Call or Text Us Today at (713) 377-0111! We Offer Home Buyers, New Construction Packages & More. Open 7 Days a Week Not only are home inspections necessary when buying a property, but it is also essential to evaluate the condition of your home and contact us to have an inspection done before putting your house on the market! We Offer Radon Gas Testing & Other Environmental Consulting Services. Contact us to have an inspection done prior to putting your house on the market! An Inspection Gives You more control over the selling process. Schedule Today!
With more than 20 years of experience as a licensed professional home inspector, Dean Limbaugh has been involved in the home inspection industry, and he has performed thousands of inspections.
He is a Licensed Professional Inspector (TREC #4599) and an InterNACHI Certified Professional Inspector #NACHI11102301. Adding further to this knowledge, Dean actively participates on the local level. As a longtime member of the Texas Professional Real Estate Inspectors Association (TPREIA), he has served on the board of directors and is past president of the Greater Houston Chapter of TPREIA (GHCT).
He is currently the director of education (2020) for the Montgomery Chapter of TPREIA.
- TREC #4599
- TPREIA #164
- TPREIA Montgomery Chapter Director of Ed (2019-2020)
- TPREIA GHCT President (2014)
- TPREIA GHCT Board of Directors (2012-2017)
Applicable Laws and Regulations Include:
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA)
- Asbestos National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)
- Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA)
- Asbestos School Hazard Abatement Reauthorization Act (ASHARA)
Providing Peace of Mind, One Inspection at a Time. Home Inspections for Houston and surrounding areas.
1) BUYER INSPECTIONS: Our job is to ensure that buyers and sellers are well-educated about those imperfections so that an agreement can be reached about how to address those issues.
2) SELLER INSPECTIONS: We offer a seller’s inspection for a pre-list inspection — so there are no surprises.
3) THERMAL IMAGING: We utilize infrared vision via a state-of-the-art thermal imaging camera. Being able to see the hot spots and the cool spots helps our inspectors identify conditions from possible moisture leaks to missing insulation.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR INSPECTION
Whether you are buying, selling, or maintaining your Houston home, we provide professional and quality service from the moment you call us. Our licensed home inspectors in Houston will walk through your home with you and teach you as much as you want to learn. We strictly follow the Standards of Practice for home inspectors established by InterNACHI, the leading home inspection association.
After we walk through the home together, we will explain the general condition of the house and systems to you and your agent. We will discuss any major issues that need to be addressed sooner rather than later. We will also mention the items you want to keep an eye on for deferred maintenance. All of this will be detailed in our easy-to-read report, which can be delivered in HTML and PDF format. From that report, you’ll be able to see the items we discussed, with images for reference.
CERTIFIED & PROFESSIONAL: InterNACHI Certified Professional Inspectors®
MODERN TOOLS: FROM OUR SOFTWARE TO OUR THERMAL IMAGING EQUIPMENT, OUR INSPECTIONS ARE DONE RIGHT THE FIRST TIME, USING THE HIGHEST RATED, STATE-OF-THE-ART & TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED TOOLS.
COMPETITIVE PRICING: PROVIDING THE HIGHEST QUALITY INSPECTIONS AT THE FAIREST PRICE.
EDUCATED & EXPERIENCED TEAM: WE ARE CONSTANTLY SEEKING OPPORTUNITIES FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION. OUR SEASONED INSPECTORS HAVE YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN THE INDUSTRY, SO YOU CAN COUNT ON QUALITY SERVICE. WE KNOW WHAT WE’RE DOING.
FOLLOW-UP SUPPORT & FRIENDLY SERVICE: WE MAKE OURSELVES AVAILABLE FOR ANY QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER THE INSPECTION.
The Texas Asbestos Health Protect Rules (25TAC SS 295.31-.73), require an asbestos survey to be conducted by licensed personnel from the Department of State Health Services before any renovation or demolition activity that may disturb asbestos-containing materials in a public building. NOTE – The rule does not allow for exemptions based on the age of the building. This means that it applies to all buildings older than 50 years, as well as buildings older than 10 years. Even if the building is less than a week old, all renovations must be approved by an asbestos survey. Federal and State regulations require that any asbestos-containing materials be removed from buildings during mold remediation, renovations, or demolition.
The Texas Asbestos Health Protection Rules replace the Texas Mold Assessment and Remediation Rules. This means that all asbestos-containing building materials must be removed before mold remediation can begin. Mold remediation can start once the asbestos has been removed. Although they are similar, some different rules and regulations must all be followed.
Consulting and Project Management for Asbestos Abatement
Consulting, on-site management, PCM Lab analysis, air monitoring, and a final executive summary report are some of our services. The cost of this portion of the project is affected by many variables, including the duration of each shift the crew’s work. There are eight, ten, or twelve-hour shifts. The number of shifts. Based on our knowledge and experience, we will provide an estimate. Our services include abatement air monitor, project manager, PCM Lab analysis and chemicals, PCM microscope slides, PCM microscopes, and sample warmer. We also have sampling pumps – high volume and low volume, fans and blower, documentation and compilation, and photographs.
RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL, AND MORE!
Relative Asbestos Laws, Regulations, And Rules NESHAP – National Emission Standards for Hazardous Aero Pollutants: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants defines "asbestos-containing material" as any material that contains more than one percent (1%) of asbestos. This is determined according to Appendix A, Subpart F, 40 CFR Part 7, Section 1, Polarized Light Microscopy.
The asbestos NESHAP regulations outline work practices that must be followed when removing or renovating any structure, installation, or building (except residential buildings with four or fewer dwelling units). Before any demolition or renovation of buildings that may contain asbestos-containing material or a certain amount, the regulations require the operator or owner to notify the state agency.
AHERA - Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act
The Asbestos Hazard and Emergency Response Act (AHERA) (Toxic Substances Control Act Title II) is a federal law that requires the US EPA (EPA) to promulgate regulations. These regulations, such as the Asbestos Containing Materials Rule, require local educational agencies to inspect school buildings for asbestos-containing material, to prepare asbestos management plans, and to perform response actions to reduce or prevent asbestos hazards. EPA was also tasked by AHERA with creating a model plan to accredit persons performing asbestos inspections and corrective actions at schools.
Asbestos Hazard Abatement Reveal Act (ASHARA Schools) "Regulated Asbestos – Containing Material" is defined by the EPA as: (a) friable asbestos materials, (b) Category 1 non-friable CM that has become friable; (c) Category 1 non-friable CM that will or has been subject to sanding or grinding; or (d) Category 2 non-friable CM that has a high likelihood of being or has become crumbled, pulverized or reduced to powder, if it in the material during demolition or renovation.
TSCA – The Toxic Substances Control Act
The TSCA defines asbestos as the asbestiform varieties of: chrysotile (serpentine); crocidolite (riebeckite); amosite (cummingtonite/grunerite); anthophyllite; tremolite; and actinolite.
EPA Asbestos Worker Protection Rule
The EPA expanded worker protection requirements through Section 6 of the Toxic Substances Control Act. This was done to provide workers protection for state and local employees who are involved in asbestos work.
OSHA – Occupational Safety and Health Association
OSHA requires that employers comply with all applicable standards to protect employees' employment and workplaces. These regulations protect workers against asbestos exposure. These regulations regulate worker exposure to asbestos. They include guidelines for worker protection equipment, respirator protection, and notification.
Our experience in environmental inspection is extensive. We have performed thousands of properties commercial and residential home inspections. We are guided by our expertise and have never had a conflict of interest regarding our recommendations and findings. We follow a science-based approach, and we only do inspections and testing and not remediation. Call us or use our contact form to send us questions. We look forward to working together soon.
Providing Attention to detail
One Home at a Time