Check for Termites Home Inspector tip of the week

Home Inspections and Termite Inspections are Different.   Home Inspectors in AZ are supposed to look for damage, Termites can cause real damage to a home and in this area. Because of the number of termite colonies per acre, the question is more of When will you have termites, not will you have them. Home Inspectors […]

Trip AFCI’s and GFI’s, Monthly Tip of the week

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 […]

Check Siding for Evidence of Decay, Cracking, or Insect Damage

Regular maintenance keeps your siding looking new and lasting longer against the elements and unwanted pests. No one want bugs in their home. Cracks and openings in the siding provide them easy access. As a home inspector & general contractor, I see cracks in walls on a daily basis while performing inspections, some are common, […]

Service the Air Conditioning system

If you are like most people, you do not change your air filter often enough, this allows dirt to get into the unit. Having a qualified air conditioning tech come out to your house and check out the unit before it gets too hot has several benefits; It helps the unit perform better, last longer, […]

Look for leaks in toilet water feed and tank bottom

Stop wasting water and catch leaks before water can cause major damage. If undetected, leaks can rot wood or damage ceilings if toilets are located above the first floor. Look for signs of water running in the toilet bowl when it is not in use, sometimes you can see it. Another method is to drop […]

Replace your HVAC system’s filter.

When was the last time you changed the air filter in your HVAC system? If you can’t remember, it’s probably overdue. A comparison of two filters Filters in this area should be changed or cleaned on a monthly basis. Air filters remove dust and dirt particles from the air and prevent them from clogging the […]

Check the grading and drainage around your home.

One of the things that should be inspected during a Phoenix Home inspection, is the grading and drainage. When I perform a Phoenix Home Inspection, I Look at where the water comes from, where does it drain off of the roof to. Where does the water go after it hits the ground. Are there areas […]

Replace your HVAC system’s filter.

When was the last time you changed the air filter in your HVAC system? If you can’t remember, it’s probably overdue. Filters in this area should be changed or cleaned on a monthly basis. Air filters remove dust and dirt particles from the air and prevent them from clogging the mechanical components (the most expensive […]

Bank Auction Home-Need A Home Inspection?

I know the bank is selling it as is, but don’t you want to know what the definition if “IS” is? (sorry, i couldn’t resist) You need a home Inspection.
The banks are paying contractors to clean the home, they are paying people to paint, carpet and more in these homes. The bank has to pay for all the repairs then they claim they know nothing about the home.

They have you sign a document that says they are not going to give you any of the disclosures required by law. And you want to buy it from them “AS IS” with out a Home inspection.

Prescription Without Diagnosis is Malpractice

You see it all the time, Name any symptom and someone will tell you how to fix it. I see it in our healthcare system and I am sure you do to. Take this drug to address this symptom. Then the add is followed by a list of side effects. I was wondering , Are […]

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