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Artisan Home Inspection

Phoenix, AZ

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“See your home through the eyes of a Craftsman”

Bio

I have been a contractor most of my life both in N.Y. upstate and AZ and remodeled many homes, both for myself and professionally. I owned Artisan Hardwood Floors in AZ from 1995 till 2005 when I started inspecting full time in 2006.

About Artisan Home Inspection

AZ State Certified #45333, E&O and general liability insured. Prices start at $195.00. Wood flooring and older home specialist with 25 years in the construction industry and thousands of inspections performed. We will answer any and all of your questions before we leave, and after, if you need.

HUD and Supra Key, and computer generated reports are e-mailed directly to you the same day. No on-site printing, no wasting paper or trees - we're green. Our reports are easy to read and understand, and both problem areas and positives are reported.

Major credit cards and Paypal are accepted, as well as checks and cash. Available from Monday through Saturday, but a 24-hour notice is appreciated.

Please include the square footage, pool, spa, or none, and vacant or occupied status for an accurate quote. Pricing is based upon this information. And there are no 'free termite inspections'. We always look for evidence of termites, at no extra charge, and only advise you to pay a professional termite company to inspect if we find any evidence. Home Inspectors usually don't do termite treatments, and really have very little experience in inspecting for them. You would just end up paying a professional pest company to inspect and treat anyway.

We never charge extra for age! And we don't upsell services. Ever!

"See your home through the eyes of a Craftsman!"

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Phoenix, AZ 85013

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  • 5/5 stars March 18, 2014

    Dan did an excellent job with my home inspection. He is very knowledgeable, thorough and helpful. He went beyond in explaining issues and offering recommendations. Dan was prompt in issuing his report which helped me move forward quickly. I had him return for a reinspection after work was done and he did so promptly. Highly recommend Dan!

  • 5/5 stars March 11, 2011

    I found this inspector on craigslist and he was really thorough. His prices are real competitive too. I actually had him do 2 inspections on 2 different properties, the second one I bought. I got my inspection report straight to my email with a lot of photos also. I would use him again.

  • 5/5 stars March 11, 2011

    My name is Nate and I live in Phoenix, AZ. Ever since the first time I met the man behind Artisan Home Inspection I knew I found the expert I was looking for. He's prompt, very knowledgeable and will tell you exactly what to expect when buying a certain property. His rates are very very affordable in comparison to other companies out there (before I contacted him I called 5 other companies) and the report will usually be ready the same day! Whether it's your first home you buy as your primary residence (that's how I initially met him) or an investment property, make sure you call Artisan Home Inspection. So far, I used Artisan Home Inspection services for 6 properties. Some were in better condition than others but I knew exactly what I'm getting into. I know I can trust him and that his experience will allow me to make the right decision! Very seldom do you meet such a professional craftsman that gives such great attention to even the smallest of details!

  • 5/5 stars March 11, 2011

    Dan Cardone is a true professional. Dan has completed many inspections on behave of our clients. Have never had any negative feedback from our clients. Dan has no problem going the extra mile and getting the job done. Rest assured you will recieve a good and honest inspection.

  • 5/5 stars March 11, 2011

    I've had the good fortune to find Dan and have used his services a number of times. He's been extremely helpful in many difficult situations and his knowledge, work ethic and demeanor makes me look good with my clients. There is no one else that I would even consider using when it comes to home inspections for my clients. I know it's an old cliche but Dan really does go that extra mile on each and every inspection he perforrms. Need a home inspection, no reason to look any further, Dan is DA MAN! Thanks Dan.

Question and answer

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. Hire someone you feel comfortable with. There are so many home inspectors out there with little experience. The price shouldnt always decide which one you choose. Dont be fooled by high tech toys. Nothing can see through walls, predict the future, or sniff problems. There's No substitute for construction and inspection knowledge or experience.

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. Thermal Imaging cameras are a valuable piece of technology. Unfortunately, home inspectors usually have the cheapest and poorest resolution equipment out there. And the Minimum training certification. Unless you hire a Professional Thermographer, or even a $99.00 energy audit, you'll probably just get blurry color pictures that still need to be interpreted. Usually incorrectly. And without the actual removal of suspect materials for a proper visual inspection, it's just a guess. Also, if you read the State Standards of Practice for AZ, a home inspection is a Visual Inspection that is Not Technically Exhaustive. Leave the x-ray vision to Superman.

Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?

A. How many fee paid inspections has he performed? Has he ever been sued for major things missed? Does he have general liabilty and errors and omissions insurance? Is he up to date with the BTR and active certification status? What did he do before he started inspected? Was he someone who knows construction, or a different field unrelated? If he uses thermal imaging, have him explain Why it's 'too hot' and what temp Should it be? They can't tell you. And ask him if he will guarantee his thermal imaging findings if the wall or ceiling is removed. Probably not.

Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?

A. You're buying a house, not a pair of jeans. This is a huge expense and is a potential for major problems and expenses. Please just don't hire the cheapest guy you can find and get the all in one price. And just because a home inspector does termite inspections doen't mean he will treat the problem if found. You'll just end up paying twice. That's upsell 101. We don't. Period.

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. I have personally worked in the construction field for most of my life, and not only performed home inspections, but have worked on homes as well. Who would you want to operate on you? A Dr. who has performed 1000 operations, or a Dr. who has read about 1000 operations?

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. Finding the problems with a home that most others miss. I've been there, so I know what to look for and why they did what they did. There's no substitute for experience!

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. Most people are looking for the best inspector, for the best price. I do the very best I can, but I won't always be the cheapest. I do, however, work for you!

Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?

A. Not all home inspectors know what they're doing. Certification isn't experience.

Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?

A. I've done construction my entire life. And I know what is right and what isn't with a home.

Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?

A. Building materials, equipment, and energy products are ever changing. Can't inspect them if you don't know what they are or what they're supposed to do. So yes.

Q. What are the latest developments in your field? Are there any exciting things coming in the next few years or decade that will change your line of business?

A. Thermal imaging is everywhere. You can now get a thermal imaging attachment for your Iphone. You can rent one at Home Depot for $35.00. To be honest with you, it has a lot more to do with an energy audit than a home inspection. Just because something is hot or cold doesn't mean it's wet or improper. Don't be fooled.

Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.

A. I prefer to speak with each client to discuss pricing. I no longer post my prices. I would like my potential clients to talk with me and ask questions, before they decide on an inspector based only on price. Prices are based upon location, square footage, pool or spa or both or none, guest house or out buildings, etc. Please include as much info as possible for a quote. Otherwise we will just have to ask questions. No flat rates please. Time is money. The more time it takes with a larger home, the more it will cost.

Q. What is your greatest strength?

A. My honesty.

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