TLE & Associates is your Athens and Watkinsville area home inspector...
Buying a home is the biggest investment you will ever make and at TLE we understand that more than anybody. In order to make your home buying experience a little less stressful, TLE & Associates offers a service that will ease your mind the day of inspection and for many years to come. We feel that you are paying us enough for the inspection, why not give you a lasting service to go along with your investment.
We focus on customer service. Not just the day of the inspection, but for life! That's our included lifetime service guarantee. As long as you live in your house, it is an ABSOLUTE FREE SERVICE for any and all house calls after closing. If your hot water heater goes out, if no A/C, receptacle does not work, call us. Instead of calling a service man which charges anywhere from $75 to $100 just to diagnose the issue, you call us and it is absolutely free as long as you live in that house!!
What to expect when you hire TLE & Associates
After we set up your appointment on the phone, we will make all arrangements for the day of the inspection. On the day of your appointment, we typically will arrive 15 minutes early to make sure all things are ready for the inspection. When you arrive we will thoroughly explain how the inspection is performed and what exactly we look for as we go through the property. We will answer any questions that you may have and then begin.
The inspection usually lasts about 2-4 hours depending on the property. At the end of the inspection we will walk through the house with you. We will show you any deficiencies that we found in the inspection and also explain to you about the systems of the house. We also show you different cut offs and give multiple maintenance tips that most homeowners do not perform.
After the inspection, we send the report to you the same day by electronic mail. The report can be sent to as many parties as you would like. And remember our service lasts, you can call us as long as you own the property we inspect...So do not hesitate to call us!!
As we get into the different seasons of the year, it is always important to get things ready for the changing seasons. As we get settled in we should take time monthly to properly inspect and maintain our biggest investment. Here are a few maintenance tips that will help extend the life of your mechanical systems and your exterior surfaces:
Inspect all your window trim and accent trim for visible cracks that need to be caulked. It is very common that many homeowners do not perform this easy maintenance and water damage is the result. This is one of the number one finds during our home inspections.
Clean your gutters! This is one of the common areas that homeowners can neglect. Gutters are vital to controlling the water off of the roof surface. Clogged gutters can not only cause damage to your exterior trim, but can also cause problems with your foundation over time. To reduce maintenance, installing gutter guards prevent tree debris from entering the gutter system, reducing many problems that are caused by this lack of maintenance.
Also change your air filter every 2-3 months. This will give you better efficiency and even extend the life of your system. A dirty filter can the restrict the air flow of your system and may even cause your unit to stop operating correctly.
Check back on this page for up to date tips!!