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

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 […]


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.

How to hire a home inspector Video

I have been asked a few times lately what should someone should look for in an home inspector, I was also asked if a buyer can trust the home inspector recommendation they got from their real estate agent.

I made the following video with that in mind

FHA May Require a Home Inspection on Flipped houses

Its all over the web that the FHA has waived the 90 rule they recently implemented, however when they made the waiver, they threw in a few items to make sure they didn’t finance a big pile of rubble.

One of those provisions is that if the home sells for 20% more than the seller paid for it, THE LENDER HAS TO ORDER A HOME INSPECTION. Now the lender can charge the borrower for the inspection but that does not change the lender is the one the home inspector is hired by.

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