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?

Fun Household Tricks, Our Tip of the month

 This month we have several quick and easy tips to help you around the house. If you are painting or hanging a picture, you will love these household tricks. Tired of your wrapping paper unrolling? Hate getting paint in the rim of the can and making the lid stick? Have extension cords that unplug while […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Home Inspection Does not Include Underground Sewer Lines

Scoping the sewer line is not part of a standard Home Inspection I frequently suggest to my home inspection customers that they may wish to have the sewer line scoped to check for damage or debris in the line. Some will ask me “Isn’t the sewer part of the home inspection?” The answer is yes […]

Your Home Changes Like the Weather- tip of the week

This weeks Home Inspector tip of the week is to remember it is cooler and some things need to change at your home. Reduce your Irrigation First of all remember to change the settings on your sprinkler and/or drip system. A little water can go a long way this time of year. Talk with a […]

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 […]

Attics and Phoenix Home Inspections

Are Attics Required during Phoenix Home Inspections Phoenix Home inspectors are required to inspect attics, however not if it us unsafe to do so. It is Hot in the summer time and if it is 112 degrees in the shade the attic is likely somewhere around 145 degrees. Because of this, many inspectors choose to […]

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