Why have a New Home Inspection in Phoenix?

Why inspect New/newer construction?
I’m frequently and told by others that the home is new so I don’t need to have an inspection or “The city already inspected it, so I don’t need another inspection.
Here are some facts you may not know.
Municipal inspections happen at different stages, before the foundation is placed, framing and plumbing as well as electrical are frequently done at the same time but it is not uncommon for the builder to make changes after these inspections. Then the inspector returns and sees the work completed if it hasn’t already been covered by drywall. Many times there are no utilities to the home when the building inspector gives their final OK, yet people assume that the home is fine

Common AZ Home Inspection Defects

Sometimes when I perform a home inspection the buyers (and/or sellers) freak out over every little issue. Lets face it Homes are built by imperfect beings and almost all of them have some type of problem.

We have put together this list of common defects found during our Arizona Home inspections as a tool to inform clients of common deficiencies that may be found during the inspection.

Virtual Home Inspection

There’s a link on the American Society of Home Inspectors website that gives a good idea of what is inspected during a home inspection. Here’s the link if you’d like to take a tour and see what to expect during an inspection.

Poking fun at home inspectors

Here are a couple of videos that have fun while showing some of the problems with the hole inspection profession

Do I need to Flush out or drain my water heater?

Many of my home inspection customers ask about the need to flush out their water heater due to the hard water we have here in the Phoenix area.
So the question is “Should you drain and flush your water heater?”

My answer is maybe.

Why does my water smell? By Phoenix home Inspector

Why Does My Water Smell Like Rotten Eggs?

The answer is simple, there is hydrogen sulfide and/or sulfur bacteria in the water.
Where is it coming from?
It could be in the water heater, the water softener, the system itself or from a well.
Hydrogen sulfide gas (H2S) can occur in wells anywhere, and gives the water a characteristic “rotten egg” taste or odor.

Gilbert Building Inspector Exceeds Expectations

This is not my typical post, however I feel if you are going to criticize people for not doing their job, you must also compliment those that meet or exceed your expectations. Today Erik and therefore the Town of Gilbert did just that

How Long is an AZ Builder responsible for defects?

Construction defects seem to be at an all time high. AZ home inspectors are finding more and more issues every day. The bank owned homes are frequently sold as is, so the question is, if the builder did it wrong, how long are they responsible for the defect? New homes have sold at an alarming […]

Now is the time to hire a Home Inspector

Most people only think of getting a home inspection when they purchase a home. Locally someone may hire an Arizona Home Inspector to check out their home before it is one or two years old. I want you to understand that Home Inspectors don’t just work for buyers or new home owners. This is going […]

MOISTURE CONTROL IN YOUR HOME

Lately I have been getting lots of calls about moisture issues. Everybody seems to have different issues and they all want to know how to handle them. The funny thing is most of the people are more worried about repairing the damage than actually fixing the problem. Lets face it there are several ways moisture enters your home. Every plumbing fixture is a potential leak. Other potential sources are the roof, condensation, vapor, cooking, breathing, showering, leaks at walls or windows, water heater leaks, and the list goes on and on.

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