Archives for September 2011

AZ Home Inspector Numbers Climbing

New AZ Home Inspectors Are Here. The number of AZ home inspectors changes almost monthly. but usually by just a little. In Arizona Home Inspectors are regulated by the Board of Technical Registration (BTR). in 2003 when home inspectors were first required to be registered there were about 300 in the state. A few years […]

Ceiling Fans

Ceiling Fans Tip of the week. I check the operation of ceiling fans during a Phoenix home inspection. But one thing I noticed is most people pay no attention to which direction the fan is spinning. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, ceiling fan users can bump up their thermostat by 4 degrees and […]

Painting Counter tops, Good or Bad Idea

Is painting counter tops a good idea? I perform home inspections in the Phoenix area and lately I have seen a lot of painted counter tops. Home buyers ask me if this can be done. I will provide you with the same opinion I give my clients. If you Google Painting counter tops you will […]

Check Smoke Detectors

Smoke Detectors Save Lives. As part of a Phoenix Home inspection I check smoke detectors. You should check yours once a month. Simply push the test button and see if the alarm sounds. If you have a home built in the last 10 years, hold the button for about 5 seconds and see if all […]

Home Maintenance Checklist Tip of the week

Home Maintenance Checklist from your Phoenix Home Inspector One of the biggest issues I see during my Phoenix Home Inspections is that homes are just not maintained like they should be. The sad truth is many people just do not know what needs to be done or how to do it. Each week I publish […]

After The Phoenix Home Inspection

Your Phoenix home Inspection has been completed, Now What Often, after I am done with the home inspection, they buyers will ask me, now what? Do they have to fix everything that is wrong? Do we? Can we ask for the price of the home to be reduced to cover the cost of the repairs? […]

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