Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. The most common type of job that I do is a Full home inspection for a client buying a new or resale home. I also provide New Construction inspections, Builder Warranty Inspections, Seller Inspections and Home Check Up/Maintenance Inspections.
Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.
A. Recently I inspected an older home for a first time home buyer. The buyers were not aware of the safety issues in the home, frayed electrical wiring, recalled older Federal Pacific main electric panel. Many homes in the Valley have been "flipped" by investors. Some of these homes have issues that can not be seen by the potential buyers. Electrical problems in the attic, open hot wires, etc. I take extra time to make sure that I inspect every home thoroughly and completely.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. A licensed, professional home inspection is the best tool that a home buyer can use to provide them with peace of mind about their future home. Home Inspectors work for the home buyer, helping them differentiate small, low cost problems with a home and larger issues that may affect the structural integrity of the home.
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. Home buyers should always ask the home inspector for their AZ license number, if they carry Liability and E & O insurance. Do they belong to ASHI or InterNACHI, which requires continuing education for all their certified inspectors. Do they climb on roofs? Go into the attic? Inspect irrigation systems? Provide termite inspections if needed?
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. I enjoy educating my clients about their future home purchase, giving them the knowledge that they need to make an informed choice.
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. I am a certified member of NACHI (National Assocation of Certified Home Inspectors) and we are required to complete 26 hours of continuing education yearly.
Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.
A. Full home inspection pricing is based on the square footage of the home, age of the home and whether there are any additional items that need to be inspected i.e. pools, spas, additional buildings.