Bonding at Water Softeners

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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.

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 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

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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 […]

Fun Household Tricks 2 From your Scottsdale Home Inspector

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This months tip from your Scottsdale Home Inspector is Fun Household Tricks 2 Welcome to our second installment of fun household tricks.  In this series we show you quick tricks for making home maintenance and organization easy. Applying glossy nail polish is a great way to distinguish similar looking keys. If you have a stripped […]

Replacing Your toilet Flapper- Tip of the month

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. Does your toilet run all the time or do you hear it start running by itself? Your Home Inspector tip of the month can help. Chances are your toilet Flapper is bad and needs to be replaced. On most toilets this is an easy task and our short video will help you complete this […]

Flushing Your Water Heater, Phoenix Home Inspection tip of the month

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Do you Flush Your Water Heater The water in the Phoenix area is very hard, therefore it is a good idea to flush your water heater on a regular basis to remove scale and debris from inside the tank. Here is a short video provided by your home inspector to help you perform this task. […]

Do You Have a Door That Won’t Stay Open – Home Inspection Tip of the week

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Do you have a door that won’t stay open or closes by itself all the time. This is a common issue we find on home inspections and it is not hard to fix. The first thing you want to do is check the hinges to see if they are loose. If the screws won’t tighten […]

Does Your Toilet Run All of The Time – Home Inspection Tip of the week

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When we perform home inspections in the Phoenix Metro area, we frequently come across toilets that run all the time. One thing that makes our inspection company different is we will fix this, if we can, as it is frequently a quick adjustment. Toilets that are improperly adjusted can waste thousands of gallons of water […]

Does Your Deadbolt Latch Properly – Home Inspection Tip of the week

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Most homes today have deadbolts installed on the front door, however, during home inspections we frequently discover they are not installed properly and unless corrected, can be opened without a key by simply placing something against the shaft like a knife or credit card and pushing the shaft back. The video below will show you […]

Going Green or Saving Green

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These days going green seems to be all the rage, but as an AZ Home Inspector, I see many homes that are blowing the energy (and therefore dollars) right out of the house. There are several simple and cost effective things you can do to improve the energy efficiency of your home and many of […]

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