Archives for January 2012

Phx Home Inspection on Money Pit

I performed a Phoenix Home Inspection on the money pit. I don’t make that comment lightly. I’ve been performing Home Inspections in Arizona for over 12 years and this is quite possible the worst home I have seen. This home was in a rural area not far from Scottsdale and had a detached workshop, 4 […]

AZ Allows Smoke Alarms Baned in Other States

Will your Smoke Alarm sound off with smoke alone? Currently, ionization-type smoke detectors are banned in three states: Massachusetts, Iowa, and Vermont as well as at least two cities in California. However, elsewhere, including in Arizona, they are the dominant type of smoke detector, due to their low price. REALLY? I checked at Home Depot […]

Do you have time for the Inspection

Did You Plan Time For Your Home Inspection In the last week I have had 4 different people call me to schedule Home inspections that all wanted the inspection the next day. I felt bad when they told me they only have a 5 day inspection period instead of the standard 10 days, or when […]

GFCIs What are they & how to test

GFCI Info from your Scottsdale Home Inspector GFCIs  or Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters have been around for years. and as a Scottsdale home Inspector, I test them. Most people do not pay attention to them until there is no power at an outlet, however these units fail on a regular basis, that is why they […]

The sun is more intense than you think

Chandler Inspector shows suns reflected heat. I performed a home inspection on this Chandler AZ  home January 17th at 9 AM. It is 50 degrees outside but one portion of the garage door is over 130 degrees. Watching the video you see the light reflected from the window next door. Why should a chandler home […]

ASHI Inspection World In Phx is a Hit

Home Inspectors in Phoenix are talking about Inspection World ASHI (The American Society of Home Inspectors) Held their annual conference in Phoenix AZ at the Arizona Biltmore last week. It was a huge success. The weather was perfect and everyone that worked on it did a fantastic job. ASHI offered 45 different training classes for […]

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