About mcevan

Chuck Evans is a Texas Licensed Professional Inspector (7657), Certified Master Inspector and Level-III Thermographer. He has been performing Home Inspections in the greater Houston area since 2004.

Leaving Home – Preparing Your Home for When You’re Away

2018-03-07T15:03:39-06:00March 7th, 2018|Home Maintenance, How to|

Whenever you leave your home for an extended period of time, whether for vacation, work or family business, much can happen in the period that you're away. Some events can cause significant and even catastrophic damage if no one is present to take prompt action when they occur. There are steps that you can take [...]

To Your Home Inspector Are You a Client or a Commodity?

2018-01-27T10:00:55-06:00January 24th, 2018|Home Inspection, News|

Does your home inspector see you as a client or a commodity? That may depend on who you choose as your home inspector. There is a trend in the industry to commoditize home inspection clients. Buying a home? Congratulations! That puts you in one of the world’s most sought-after consumer groups. After all, as a new [...]

PRESS RELEASE: InterNACHI® Names Chuck Evans 2017 Member of the Year

2018-02-17T14:37:30-06:00January 8th, 2018|Home Inspection, News|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE InterNACHI® Names Chuck Evans 2017 Member of the Year BOULDER, Colo. (Jan. 2, 2018) — InterNACHI® Founder Nick Gromicko is proud to announce that Texas member Chuck Evans has been named the recipient of the InterNACHI® Member of the Year/Gromicko Award for 2017. Chuck is the founder of the Houston-based HomeCert, LLC, [...]

Why Windows Leak

2018-01-25T10:20:54-06:00December 2nd, 2017|Home Construction, Home Inspection, How to|

A scary tale about what's in your walls from Your Houston Home Inspector. Many Houston Homeowners are Plagued with Leaking Windows Many homeowners in the Houston market area encounter leaky windows. It's a common defect that we see on many of our Houston home inspections. Unfortunately, window leaks are much easier to [...]

How To Prepare for your Home Inspection

2017-08-05T19:20:10-06:00August 5th, 2017|Essential Reading, Home Inspection, How to|

A Home Inspection, Performed by a Professional Home Inspector is a key component of almost all home resale transactions. This article is intended to help the home inspection client obtain the most comprehensive home inspection possible. The Home Inspector is typically retained by the buyer during the contract option period, although more and more home [...]

Fire Extinguishers In the Home

2017-07-31T17:33:28-06:00July 31st, 2017|Home Inspection, Home Maintenance, Home Safety|

As home inspectors, an important part of our job is to inspect for and notify clients of potential safety deficiencies in homes, including fire safety. While we can usually count on at least finding smoke alarms in homes these days (though many homes still have deficiencies with smoke alarms), it's surprising just how few [...]

Converting to a Tankless Water Heater

2017-07-29T16:25:48-06:00June 17th, 2017|Home Maintenance, Home Reference, How to|

New Rheem tankless water heater made by Paloma In this article we will cover the process, parts, materials and tools needed to install a tankless (a.k.a. on-demand) water heater. In this case, we will be replacing an older 50-gallon electric tank type water heater with a new, high efficiency, gas fired, tankless unit. [...]

13 Questions to Ask When Evaluating a Home Inspection Company

2017-10-05T20:09:55-06:00June 17th, 2017|Essential Reading, Home Inspection|

Most people, understandably, start interviewing home inspectors by asking "How much do you charge?" While it's important to know this information, it's not the most important, and certainly not the only question you should ask in order to make an informed decision in choosing your Home Inspector. Keep in mind that home inspections are not [...]

Healthy Housing Reference Manual

2017-08-05T16:26:28-06:00June 17th, 2017|Home Maintenance, Home Reference, Home Safety|

The Healthy Housing Reference Manual, published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, addresses many common home health and safety issues. It is a free document available here for viewing or download in a pdf format (Hint: Download and open in Acrobat Reader for active Table-of-Content links which make the document much more readable). [...]

What Really Matters in Your Houston Home Inspection

2017-07-29T16:35:43-06:00June 5th, 2017|Essential Reading, Home Inspection|

Are you in the process of buying a new home? Purchasing a new home is exciting. However, it can also bring stress and anxiety as you try to make sure that you are making a sound decision and safe investment in your family's future. One of the best tools to help you in the decision-making [...]