Bonding at Water Softeners

All of the metallic water distribution pipes in the home are supposed to be bonded; in other words, they’re all supposed to be able to touch each other. If the water pipes in the home weren’t bonded, what would happen if an energized (aka ‘hot’, aka ‘ungrounded’) wire came in contact with one of the pipes?

How to replace an Electrical Outlet.

 Short video from your Phoenix Home Inspector on how to replace an electrical outlet. This video is only for replacing an outlet for cosmetic reasons, if the outlet does not work or is damaged you should call an electrician. This video does not cover outlets that are switched or 1/2 hot. If you would like […]

Toolbox essentials from your Phoenix home inspector

Having the right tool for the job make the job easier and safer, I am surprised when we do home inspections how many people have little or no tools. There are certain tools every homeowner should own and if you plan to do DIY projects around your house then we recommend putting together a well […]

Baby Proofing your home tips

  Baby proofing your home can save a life. Here are some tips for doing just that. Here are some tips from your AZ Home Inspector It may be a good idea to do some, if not all of these things even if you do not have a baby in the home as friends or […]

Tile Shower Pan leaks found at Home Inspection

We test tile shower pans during our Arizona home inspections. One of the things that makes our home inspection company different is during the inspection, we will fill the shower pan with water to test for leaks. This may seem pretty simple but many inspectors simply do a visual examination and run the water for […]

Local ASHI Home Inspector Named Vice President of ASHI The American Society of Home Inspectors

Local ASHI Home Inspector Scott Warga Named Vice President of ASHI Phoenix, Arizona, (January 17, 2013) – Scott Warga, ACI with ACSI, American Construction Specialists & Investigations LLC serving Central AZ including Gilbert, Chandler and Scottsdale, recently attended The American Society of Home Inspectors’ (ASHI) annual InspectionWorld conference, the premier conference and exhibition for the […]

Phx Home Inspector Recognized by his Peers

Phx. Home Inspector, Scott Warga has been recognized by his peers.  Scott Warga has been asked to teach two different classes at ASHI’s Inspection World in January of 2012, he’s spoken at 3 previous conferences as well. Scott Was also elected as an officer for The American Society Of Home Inspectors (ASHI) the nations oldest […]

What to Expect at your Inspections

A friend of mine named Jay Thompson has one of the best Real Estate blogs out there. This information was something I thought my clients could use so I ask him if I could post it here. He agreed   by Jay Thompson In an odd quirk of timing, we’ve had two listings in […]

Canadian Home Buyers in Arizona Need Home Inspections

Home Inspections Needed for Canadians. As the US dollar continues to drop in comparison to the Canadian currency, many Canadians are choosing to buy homes in Arizona and with that they need home inspections. Unfortunately, it is not easy for Canadians to know who to hire as their AZ Home Inspector as they do not […]

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 […]

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