NEWS FLASH Devices with built in test buttons can and will fail. That is why they are designed to be tested. I am talking about two electrical devices Ground fault Circuit interrupters (GFCI) and Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCI) When I am performing a home inspection I will test these devices to make sure they […]
Overgrown bushes and vegetation don’t just create eyesores for you and your neighbors. By not trimming them back, you’re actually harming the plant/shrub’s growth. Bushes and trees that come in contact with the side of the home can cause damage and provide a way for insects to get to other areas of the home. Several […]
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
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.
When you are considering buying a home there are certain steps you should take to make sure the experience is a successful one.
Don’t get me wrong, there will be stress but you can reduce that stress by following these simple tips.
It’s warming up and my kids are already getting in the pool. If you have a pool here are some simple pool tips that I hope will help you maintain your pool and keep your family happy and safe. ROUTINE SWIMMING POOL MAINTENANCE: TWICE A WEEK: 1. Check and maintain your Pool Chemicals Such as […]
It’s getting hot and last night my wife turned on the AC for the first time this year. Do you ever dread that thought? Do you wonder if the unit will actually work the next time you flip the switch? Here are some helpful tips to help your air conditioning unit last as long as […]
Everyone living in Arizona understands the importance of having a working air conditioning. Having an AC that works is vital to surviving in this desert heat. If you are buying a home, it is vital that the home inspection company you choose does a complete inspection of your air conditioning units If you are buying […]
I recently read a blog post from the Phoenix Real Estate Guy about preferred vendor programs and it got me thinking about this again. Why does someone refer someone else for business? In the Home inspection business it could be for several reasons; The inspector is top notch, spends as much time as needed at […]
Home ownership, part of the American Dream, but if you don’t plan right your home could keep you up at night. Did you get a professional Home Inspection? Great, now get out the report and read it. A professional home inspector will note the condition of many components of the home. They may tell you […]