Archives for May 2011

Look for leaks in toilet water feed and tank bottom

Stop wasting water and catch leaks before water can cause major damage. If undetected, leaks can rot wood or damage ceilings if toilets are located above the first floor. Look for signs of water running in the toilet bowl when it is not in use, sometimes you can see it. Another method is to drop […]

Check and clean the clothes dryer vent

More than 13,000 fires a year start in laundry rooms in the United States, resulting in 10 deaths and $97 million in property damage. Nearly 4,000 of these fires arise from lint buildup that occurs when people fail to clean their dryer vents. The following safety information from Consumer Reports can help you prevent a disaster. […]

Replace your HVAC system’s filter.

When was the last time you changed the air filter in your HVAC system? If you can’t remember, it’s probably overdue. A comparison of two filters Filters in this area should be changed or cleaned on a monthly basis. Air filters remove dust and dirt particles from the air and prevent them from clogging the […]

Check the grading and drainage around your home.

One of the things that should be inspected during a Phoenix Home inspection, is the grading and drainage. When I perform a Phoenix Home Inspection, I Look at where the water comes from, where does it drain off of the roof to. Where does the water go after it hits the ground. Are there areas […]

Replace your HVAC system’s filter.

When was the last time you changed the air filter in your HVAC system? If you can’t remember, it’s probably overdue. Filters in this area should be changed or cleaned on a monthly basis. Air filters remove dust and dirt particles from the air and prevent them from clogging the mechanical components (the most expensive […]

Mesa Home Inspector finds funky pools

In the Phoenix area Real Estate is booming, Bank owned homes are selling like crazy and there seems to be a never ending supply of properties badly in need of a professional home inspection.

Many of the homes in this area have pools and the banks do not maintain the pools so they get pretty nasty.

Bank Auction Home-Need A Home Inspection?

I know the bank is selling it as is, but don’t you want to know what the definition if “IS” is? (sorry, i couldn’t resist) You need a home Inspection.
The banks are paying contractors to clean the home, they are paying people to paint, carpet and more in these homes. The bank has to pay for all the repairs then they claim they know nothing about the home.

They have you sign a document that says they are not going to give you any of the disclosures required by law. And you want to buy it from them “AS IS” with out a Home inspection.

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