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 […]

Does Your Toilet Flapper Leak – Home Inspection Tip of the week

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Do you hear water running in the bathroom when no one is there? Has your water bill gone up unexpectedly? One issue we frequently find on home inspections in the Phoenix / Scottsdale area is bad toilet flappers or toilets that run when not in use. The following video will assist you in determining if […]

Maintain your AC Condenser – Home Inspection Tip of the week

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In order for you Air conditioning system to function properly, it needs to be maintained. This includes changing your filter on a monthly basis and more. When we perform home inspections, we frequently find condensers (the outside section of the AC system) that have damaged coils and / or are dirty with debris restricting air […]

GFCIs What are they & how to test

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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 […]

Christmas is a Great Time for Crooks

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Tis the Season to be Taken You may not be thinking about criminals this Christmas season, but they’re thinking about you. The holidays present big opportunities for car prowlers, purse snatchers and other people that feel they deserve your belongings more than you do. The most important thing while shopping is for people to pay […]

Your Home Changes Like the Weather- tip of the week

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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 […]

Ceiling Fans

Phoenix Home Inspector checks Ceiling Fan

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 […]

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