SEMENZA INSPECTIONS, LLC

TREC License No.: 20326

STRUCTURAL   ||  MECHANICAL   ||  TERMITE **

WELCOME

WELCOME

WELCOME

ABOUT ME

ABOUT ME

ABOUT ME

SERVICES

SERVICES

SERVICES

FAQs

FAQs

FAQs

CONTACT

CONTACT

CONTACT

I SERVE THE CROSSROADS

I do home inspections in Victoria, Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Gonzales, Jackson, Lavaca, Matagorda, Refugio and Wharton counties.

Available

days, nights

& weekends.

STARTING AT $200!

One call for all your structural, mechanical & termite** inspection needs.

HOME INSPECTIONS

Call Gabe Semenza: 361-676-1480

Call Gabe Semenza: 361-676-1480

I have the type of experience you want in a home inspector.

 

   

  I am thorough, knowledgeable, honest and fair – and passionate about real estate and the business of inspecting it.

  My job is to give you the straight facts about the home you want to buy. I don't sugarcoat my report, but I try to put every finding into the proper context. You need to know which findings are potentially dangerous or costly to fix. You also need to know which deficiencies are common and easily repaired. I help you to better understand the house from the ground up.

Who am I? How can I help?

 

  My name is Gabe Semenza. I am a Licensed Professional Inspector, as regulated by the Texas Real Estate Commission. My license number is 20326.

   

You might know I was, for many years, an award-winning investigative journalist. I know how to delve into complicated issues, such as all the moving parts of a home or commercial building, and uncover problems.

  I also worked for years in residential and commercial construction in five states, including Texas. As an investor, I have remodeled and managed homes in the Crossroads.

QUICK BIO

 

• Longtime investigative journalist who was voted Star Reporter of the Year by the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors Association. Author of Bum Phillips' bio.

 

• National award-winning investigative journalist and winner of the Sigma Delta Chi Award, a top honor, by the Society of Professional Journalists.

 

• Years of experience in residential and commercial construction in five states, including Texas.

 

• Real estate investor.

 

• Licensed Professional Inspector.

So, what does my inspection entail?

When I inspect a home and associated buildings, I examine:

 

THE STRUCTURE:

  Foundations, grading and drainage, exterior and interior walls, celings and floors, exterior and interior doors and windows, cabinets, stairs, fireplaces and chimneys, balconies, porches, decks, garages and attached carports, driveways, sidewalks, roof covering materials, roof structure and attic.

 

THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:

  Service entrance and panels, branch circuits, receptacles, switches and fixtures.

THE HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEMS:

  Ducts, plenums, vents, as well as heating and cooling equipment.

 

THE PLUMBING

  Visible fixtures, drains, wastes and vents, the water supply system, the water heater and hydro-massage therapy equipment (ie Whirlpools).

 

THE APPLIANCES:

  Dishwasher, food waste disposer, range hood, ranges, ovens, cooktops, microwave, trash compactor, bathroom exhaust fans and heaters, garage door operators, doorbell and chimes and dryer vents.

 

THE WOOD-DESTROYING INSECTS

  Termites, wood-boring beetles and other wood-destroying organisms.**

PRE-LISTING INSPECTIONS

  Sellers: Before you put your home on the market, let me inspect it. Why?

  1) I'll uncover surprises and problems that turn buyers away, or that give them the upper-hand in re-negotiations.

  2) You can make repairs and potentially sell your home faster and for more money.

  3) Peace of mind when the buyer pays for his or her inspection of your property.

  Having your home inspected before it's listed can make for a smooth, headache-free sale.

 

NEW HOMES

  Are you building a home? Let me inspect it before you do your final walk-through.

  I find the types of potential problems that can quickly sour your new dream home. Don't finalize the deal before an inspection.

Call Gabe Semenza: 361-676-1480

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

What does a home inspection include?

  Please click the "SERVICES" tab above.

 

Once the inspection is performed, how soon will I receive my report?

  In most cases, you will receive your home inspection report the night of the inspection. I can e-mail reports or deliver them in person.

 

Should I be present during the inspection?

  Yes. I strongly urge you to be present during the inspection. While my reports are detailed, full of context and include photos, it helps your understanding to view firsthand any potential problems.

When is payment due?

  Payment is due immediately following the completion of the home inspection. I accept cash and checks.

 

How long will the inspection last?

  Typically, home inspections last from three to four hours, depending on the size of the structure, the problems present and whether the home contains a crawlspace.

 

What if I have questions after the inspection?

  No problem. Simply call me or arrange for a sit-down meeting. You're encouraged to ask plenty of questions.

 

What standards govern your inspections?

  Please visit the Texas Real Estate Commission's Standards of Practice here.

Why should I choose Semenza Inspections?

  I was for many years a national and Texas award-winning investigative journalist. I know how to delve into complicated issues, such as all the moving parts of a home or commercial building, and uncover problems.

   Additionally, I have also worked in residential and commercial construction. I've helped to build or remodel homes and office buildings in Montana, Minnesota, Florida, Colorado and Texas. And as a real estate investor, I have remodeled and managed many Texas homes. Simply put: I have the type of experience you want in a home inspector. I am thorough, knowledgeable, honest and fair.

   

  My job is to give you the straight facts about the home you want to buy.

Call Gabe Semenza: 361-676-1480

BY PHONE

To schedule your real estate inspection today,

call Gabe Semenza at 361-676-1480.

BY EMAIL

gabe@semenzainspections.com

 

Please email your name, contact number - preferably a cell phone - address of home to be inspected and the best day and time for the inspection. I will promptly contact you to finalize the details.

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** Semenza Inspections works with local, qualified termite inspectors to provide termite inspections upon request.