Home Inspections in Scottsdale reveal strange things.
People do strange things like install speakers on the walls of decks above interior rooms, then when it rains, water enters the speaker opening and leaks on to the ceiling of the room below.
I was told by the agent that the deck had been waterproofed to repair the leak. I removed the speaker cover and showed him where the water was entering the wall.
Sometimes during a home inspection, I find light fixtures designed to be installed over tables actually installed over showers. They look great as long as water does not splash up and hit a bulb or as long as you do not slip and grab the fixture on the way down.
I see some beautiful Scottsdale homes, then I look at the roof and see where the trees have removed tile, or where the landscaper has changed the grade and the roof water hits the ground and drains to the footings instead of away from the house.
Some if the most expensive homes I see in Scottsdale, have some of the least expensive modifications. I have lost count of the number of tile shower enclosures I have seen with no backing behind the tile, (A leak waiting to happen) or barbecues resting on plywood covered with tile, ( a fire waiting to happen).
Some areas have expansive soil, most areas have termite issues, the water pressure varies depending on where the house is located and the remodeling projects are like playing a live version of Holmes on Homes.
The bottom line is if you are buying a home anywhere from Scottsdale to Chandler, or from Phoenix to Queen Creek, you want to hire a home inspector that has been in the east valley for over 35 years. How about a home inspector that has years of construction experience, and is a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) as well as state certified, licensed, Insured, and gets 20 – 80 hours of continuing education every year.
Where do you find this inspector? Call ACSI American Construction Specialists & Investigations, The owner Scott Warga has over 12 years of experience in just inspecting as well as years of experience in construction before that.
Go to our website to book a Scottsdale Home Inspection