NICE TO MEET YOU.

For a truly award-winning home inspection, trust the recipients of the 2007 Pritts Cup Award -- HouseMaster's highest honor, recognizing franchisees that exhibit the highest professional service, the most outstanding efforts, and the most significant contributions to the HouseMaster organization. Dan and Margaret LaBrake and their team of NIBI-trained professionals offer the most complete home inspections available in the Tulsa area, backed by a free 1 Year Limited Repair Reimbursement Guarantee.

MEET OUR STAFF

Our inspector, Kelly Liston, was very professional and friendly. We left feeling very comfortable with the whole process. I loved the little extras that were provided as well like having chairs available for us to sit in while he was doing the inspection since the house didn't have any furniture in it and the process a so long. He never made us feel like we were in his way and he had so much information that will be so helpful as we get settled in. I received my inspection information in no time at all and my informational packet in the mail within just a couple of days. HouseMaster has a wonderful and informative website that I will continue to use as a reference. The whole experience far exceeded any expectation that I may have had !!!!!

– Sheila S
Collinsville, OK

The woman who initially contacted me was Shannon. She knows her job and performs it well, in a friendly and helpful yet businesslike manner. The two men who came from Housemaster were very personable, helpful, cooperative and observant. They anticipated my questions and concerns. If I wanted them to double-check something, they did that for me. The Housemaster inspection team gave me confidence about the overall condition of the home I am buying.

– Lisa M
Tulsa, OK

The friendly and at the same time very professional inspector that came out to my home and all the great resources that came in the literature that came with the report. Also the web site for HouseMaster is very easy to navigate and the report along with the photos taken by the inspector makes everything easy to understand and gives me a clear picture of what is going on and what I need to have fixed right away and what can wait. I can not imagine a better experience than what I had.

– Robert K
Bristow, OK

I am still blown away by the helpful and professional manner in which everything was completed. Having everything immediately uploaded to the website was perfect for me since I live 900 miles away (my father attended in my absence) and it's definitely going to help with our closing goal of 3 weeks. I couldn't be more impressed. Keep up the hard work!

– John B
Tulsa, OK

Pete did a great job. He was extremely thorough and kept us informed as he found deficiencies. I have been through this process several times throughout the years and Pete was by far the inspector that we have used. My father-in-law, who was in the heat and air business, came out to help us inspect the house. He was impressed by Pete, which is not an easy task.

– Mike S
Broken Arrow, OK

Very professional and thorough. Went over everything with me. Answered any questions that I had. Checked out any concerns I pointed out. Did not "nit-pick", but pointed out what I needed to know. Very friendly, kinda made it fun. They worked at a very steady pace without going too fast. They coordinated all of the inspectors to show up at the same time. An amazing experience!

– Rodney B
Tulsa, OK

The thorough attention to detail, and the willingness and ability of the inspector to communicate went far beyond any inspection I have had. This is a quality service, and for peace of mind it was worth every penny and much more. Inspector Kelly Liston is a pro in every sense of the word. Request him!

– Mark H
Okmulgee, OK

They went through the house with a fine tooth comb, I will be recommending that people only use HouseMaster for their inspection. HouseMaster was used on our first home inspection where an addition had been built onto a back deck with no foundation. HouseMaster saved us a fortune from a possible home that was sinking into the ground. HouseMaster did not charge us for that inspection where some would have. HouseMaster is beyond the best in the business hands down. Thanks again HouseMaster. HouseMaster has gained a life long customer. Thanks!

– Tony R
Broken Arrow, OK

Dan was extremely professional in his entire approach. The time he spent with me up front to go over expectations and the whole process was time very well spent. He was thorough and careful to ensure I understood what to expect and what not to expect. The day of the inspection he was on time and friendly. He explained that I could follow him and ask questions as to his findings or just regarding things that I might have been generally curious about. I loved this approach. I was able to gain valuable information regarding reoccurring monthly maintenance expenses with the pool that came with the home my wife and I are purchasing. He was also very insightful regarding other annual maintenance "watch" items. Finally one of the things that really set this experience apart is the fact that Dan took the time to check on recall notifications with the appliances in the home. Thanks Dan, I will surely recommend you in the future!

– Don F
Tulsa, OK

HouseMaster puts together the best information for a Home Owner! Your pictures that explain your findings are excellent. Gives me a tool to hand a contractor so they can focus on problems quicker. I can also go back to the pics and info to confirm completion of repairs/replacements. You're always FUN to work with as well. Thank you for al you do to help home owners. Thanks for all you do to help me be a most informed and educated REALTOR! :-)

– Deborah H
Tulsa, OK

I am the Realtor and the buyer for this purchase. I recently filled in for a fellow Realtor at an inspection with Housemasters. I was so impressed with the detail of the inspection and the knowledge of the inspector. He gave solid information but didn't talk the client out of buying the house. He was honest and gave resaonable sound advice. I was so impressed I had to have HouseMaster do my personal inspection and it went the same way. So happy ! Thank you

– Allen V.
Claremore, OK

The buyer of our home used Housemaster and I was so impressed with the report on the buyer's TRR submission, that we decided we wanted to use HouseMaster. Kelly was fantastic to work with and I feel we have a comprehensive understanding of the status of the house we are now buying. Kudos to a job well done.

– Matt M.
Jenks, OK

Bryant is always very thorough and does and excellent job educating me and the buyers on the different elements of the home. He goes above and beyond to provide excellent customer service. Very knowledgeable and personable.

– Andrea G.
Tulsa, OK

The hours the inspector took to inspect the property and explain to us what was wrong with the pproperty. He was thorough and clear before and after the inspection. I found it a good inspection and money wisely spend. And highly recommend your company to others. In fact, already do to others at the Campus of OSU in Okmulgee. Thank you, the Everett family.

– William E.
Okmulgee, OK

Bryant warren was so professional, friendly, patient with my questions & I think he looked at absolutely everything. He made the experience good. And the report is very complete. I am perhaps your most satisfied customer.

– Mike H.
Tulsa, OK

ROOFING

ROOFING

Here is a general description of what we inspect: Visible roof covering materials, (shingles), flashings at roof penetrations and valleys, skylights, chimneys, gutters and downspouts. We will assess the condition of these elements for proper function; looking for evidence of leakage or worn, damage, or missing components. But don’t take our word for it, watch us in action!

EXTERIOR ELEMENTS

EXTERIOR ELEMENTS

Here is a general description of what we look for in an inspection: Visible siding and trim, windows, doors, garages, porches, decks, stairs, and railings. We will assess the condition of these elements for proper construction and function; looking for evidence of damage, missing components or other conditions that might lead to infiltration, or functional concerns. But don’t take our word for it, watch us in action!

INTERIOR ELEMENTS

INTERIOR ELEMENTS

Here is a general description of what we inspect: Visible areas of all walls, ceilings, stairways, representative windows and doors, and attic areas. We will look for signs of leakage and damage, sagging or other significant structural concerns. Representative windows will be operated to determine function. In accessible attics, besides assessing structural components, we will note insulation and ventilation conditions. But don’t take our word for it, watch us in action!

FOUNDATION AND SUBSTRUCTURE

FOUNDATION AND SUBSTRUCTURE

Here is a general description of what we inspect: Visible load-bearing framing components, foundation walls, slabs, piers and columns and other major structural components found in basements and crawlspaces. Visible and readily accessible structural components will be assessed for function and presence of damage, decay or other defects. We will look for water penetration conditions at below grade areas. But don’t take our word for it, watch us in action!

KITCHEN

KITCHEN

Here is a general description of what we inspect: Plumbing fixtures, built-in appliances such as the dishwasher, cooktop, ovens, ventilators and built in cabinetry. We will check plumbing fixtures looking for water pressure or drainage issues and visible signs of leaks. We will check basic operational modes of the appliances and ventilators and look at cabinets and countertops for significant deficiencies. But don’t take our word for it, watch us in action!

HEATING SYSTEM

HEATING SYSTEM

Here is a general description of what we inspect: Visible components of the central heating system (boilers, furnaces, heat pumps and electric baseboards) including associated fuel-supply piping, venting, and the heat distribution system (ductwork or piping). Readily visible components of fireplaces and stoves are also inspected. We will operate the heating system, subject to seasonal conditions, to assess for proper burner operation and visible fuel supply piping or venting issues. The condition of visible portions of the distribution system and presence of a functional heat supply to each area of the house will be noted. We will assess the physical condition of readily accessible fireplace components including exteriors of chimneys and vents. But don’t take our word for it, watch us in action!

COOLING SYSTEM

COOLING SYSTEM

Here is a general description of what we inspect: Visible components of the central air conditioning or heat pump system including condensers and air handlers, and the distribution system ductwork. We will operate the system, subject to seasonal conditions, to assess function and check the condition of the accessible indoor and outdoor components. The distribution system will be assessed for functional cooling to each area of the house. But don’t take our word for it, watch us in action!

ELECTRICAL

ELECTRICAL

Here is a general description of what we inspect: Visible service panels components and household wiring and devices. We will assess the condition of readily accessible panel components, note the presence of GFCIs, AFCIs and smoke alarms and check the operation of representative outlets, switches, fixtures and other devices. But don’t take our word for it, watch us in action!

PLUMBING

PLUMBING

Here is a general description of what we inspect: Visible water supply piping, distribution piping, waste system piping, water heaters and plumbing fixtures. The inspection includes assessment of the physical condition of piping, kitchen and bathroom fixtures such as tubs, showers, toilets, and the operation of the fixtures to assess for the presence of functional flow and drainage and leakage. The physical condition and operation of water heating components will also be assessed. But don’t take our word for it, watch us in action!

RADON SCREENING

RADON SCREENING

A radon screening consists of a short-term test by a qualified individual to determine the possible presence of elevated levels of radon gas pursuant to local regulations or practices for real estate transactions. Radon is an odorless, colorless and radioactive byproduct of natural soil decay known to increase the risk of cancer in those exposed. It is recommended that all homes be tested for radon and radon mitigation methods be employed when elevated levels are found.

WOOD DESTROYING INSECTS

WOOD DESTROYING INSECTS

A Termite Inspection (also referred to as a Wood Destroying Inspection or Wood Destroying Organism Inspection) includes a visual examination of the readily accessible areas of the home for evidence of wood-destroying insect activity such as termites, or carpenter ants or the visible damage caused by infestations.

WATER TESTING

WATER TESTING

Water testing services include taking a water sample following accepted protocols with analysis of samples performed by a certified lab. Elements to be sampled will be based on client request or common local practices. General options include a basic water Potability test for Coliform (bacteria) and other elements such as Nitrate/Nitrite, Hardness, Acidity (pH). Expanded testing options may include volatile organic compounds (fuels), heavy metals (lead, etc.) or other elements required or recommended by local authorities or common practice such as when a property is located in close proximity to agricultural land, mining, dry cleaning establishments, gas stations, industrial facilities, landfills, or other known or suspected local hazards exist.

POOL

POOL

The inspection of a pool includes an inspection of the visible (above water) pool and or spa elements including assessment of the physical condition of accessible decking, coping , walkways, and other surfaces. exposed electric and plumbing components, the filter and heater, if applicable.

But, Don't take our word for it, watch us in action!

SEPTIC/PRIVATE WASTE

SEPTIC/PRIVATE WASTE

The inspection of a private onsite wastewater disposal system or septic system includes a limited water flow evaluation of the interior drain system and observation of the area over the drainage field. The inspection is intended to determine whether the water flows freely into the system from the house and whether any readily apparent defects are present. A standard wastewater system inspection does not include inspection of any buried or concealed components, a percolation (soil absorption) testing, soil testing, excavation of system components or opening or pumping of the tank.

PRIVATE WATER

PRIVATE WATER

A private onsite water supply (well) system inspection involves an inspection of visible interior pumps, piping, pressure and/or storage tanks and an assessment of the water flow (volume/pressure) from representative fixtures based on a representative water draw from plumbing fixtures. A well inspection does not include inspection of any buried or concealed components, determination of the water supply/source adequacy (yield or well capacity) or water quality.

MOLD SCREENING

MOLD SCREENING

Mold screening consists of air and/or surface (bulk) sampling to determine the possible presence of elevated levels of mold spores or verify the presence of a mold growth at suspect areas. Basic mold screening generally includes one air sample in one interior area of the house and one outdoor control sample, with surface sampling of random or client requested suspect mold growths. Air and bulk samples are processed by a qualified laboratory to determine results. Mold levels are subject to constant change due to house construction, maintenance issues, component deterioration, climatic conditions, indoor air quality, and other factors. The need for additional bulk, surface or air sampling or a mold assessment may be indicated by results of a basic mold screening or other reported conditions or changes in conditions.

EIFS WATER INTRUSION INSPECTION

EIFS WATER INTRUSION INSPECTION

An water intrusion inspection of a house clad with EIFS (Exterior Insulation Finishing System, also known as Synthetic Stucco) includes a visual inspection of exterior areas and invasive testing of one or more exterior walls to determine the type siding material, its condition, evidence of installation deficiencies, and where warranted, limited water intrusion testing using moisture meters and/or other devices following recognized protocol. Testing is performed to identify possible areas of moisture intrusion that may result in deterioration of structural members, mold growth or other defects. The extent of the inspection and sampling may be limited to one area or one side of house or include the entire exterior of house subject to observed conditions and client request.

NEW CONSTRUCTION

NEW CONSTRUCTION

Inspection services are available for several types of new home inspections. These include draw inspection (verification of installed elements for lender release of funds); phase inspections (a series of inspections conducted at several stage of the construction process); and inspections of completed new homes ready for occupancy. Phase and completed home inspections, provide an assessment of the condition of installed components to supplement code compliance inspection provided by local authorities having jurisdiction over building permits and inspection requirements.

COMMERCIAL /MULTIPLE DWELLING PROPERTY

COMMERCIAL /MULTIPLE DWELLING PROPERTY

Inspection services are available for multiple dwellings and commercial inspection properties. These inspection include inspection of the visible and readily accessible areas of the roof, structure, mechanical and electric components of the public areas of a building, as well as all or representative individual dwelling or office/store units, as requested by the client.

PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE INSPECTION

PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE INSPECTION

A preventive maintenance inspection involves a review of the condition and maintenance of the exterior and interior components of a home and the systems. We will look at the conditions of the roof, flashings, insulation issues, heating and air conditioning units, grading, the proper function of appliances and plumbing and check representative electric components & smoke alarms to determine condition, any deferred maintenance and recommended action.

REQUEST AN INSPECTION

Enter your zip/postal code to get started with a free quote!