How Long is a Home Inspection?

I recently say another blog where someone commented that a home inspection should take about an hour and a half, I almost had iced tea come out my nose when I read that. Buying a home is one of the biggest investments you will make in your life, and you want someone to check it […]

Window Leaks are Too Common

As an Arizona Home Inspector living in the valley of the sun one would think that window leaks are not a very common occurrence. unfortunately the opposite is true. I see more and more homes with leaks around the windows all the time. There are several different types of windows but since I live in […]

Lately Work Stinks (Literally)

Lately my job stinks. I am not talking about the economy (however that may that is part of it) I am not talking about my boss (I’m self employed) I am talking about odors. The kind of smells that make your nose hair curl. I am a contractor and Phoenix area Home inspector. I have […]

Wood Roof gone Bad from your Phoenix Home Inspector

Have a home inspection because roofs don’t last forever

Basic Building Science for home owners

I am a Arizona Home Inspector and have determined that people need to get back to the basics. Over the years people have broken a home into the different components and/or systems, there is the plumbing system and the HVAC etc. It’s only natural, we tend to do it all the time. In medicine doctors […]

Feds Tell Homeowners To Rip Out Chinese Drywall by The Associated Press

April 2, 2010 Thousands of U.S. homes tainted by Chinese drywall should be gutted, according to new guidelines released Friday by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The guidelines say electrical wiring, outlets, circuit breakers, fire alarm systems, carbon monoxide alarms, fire sprinklers, gas pipes and drywall need to be removed. “We want families to tear […]

What do you do for others?

I had an interesting inspection the other day. My client (the home buyer) was impressed by the time I took to make sure he understood the issues with the home he was purchasing. He said, “People just don’t seem to take the time to help others any more”. I told him I have seen a […]

Simple steps to save energy from your Home Inspector

These days money is tighter than the tube against a tire (and some of us are running tubeless) any steps you can take to save energy will also save you money. Here are a few tips from your Arizona Home Inspector. Turn fans of when your not in a room. Fans don’t change the temperature […]

AZ Requires Work Performed on Homes for Sale to be by Contractors

In today’s market there are lots of bank owned homes on the market. Several people have decided to purchase some of these homes and fix them then flip them. Most of these people  are not licensed contractors and are just people with little to no experience or they hire people with little to no experience […]

MOISTURE IN CONCRETE SLABS POURED ON GRADE IN ARIZONA

You bought a new home, ordered your options and moved in. A year or two go by and you start rearranging the furniture. That’s when you noticed the odor. You lifted the protective mat under your desk chair and the smell made your eyes water or maybe you smelled it when you opened a closet door or an unvented room. Did you order a light colored vinyl flooring for your kitchen but now the floor has a darker color coming through? Maybe it has a gray or green tint, maybe it has a purple or orange hue or maybe it has bubbled or lifted off of the floor. Did your Arizona Home inspector miss something? Did you have an Arizona Home Inspection? Is this something a phoenix home inspector even looks for? NO.

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