Old evaporative coolers

  On many homes I inspect I come across old evaporative coolers that haven’t been used in a long time.  New generation heat pumps and other more efficient methods of heating to cooling have rendered that older technology somewhat obsolete.  The engineering on...

Keep Vegetation Away From the House

  Am I planting my tree too close to the house?? On many different home inspections I find that people don’t keep vegetation away from the house.  Many times I find that they have purposely positioned plants too close the foundation so it provides a pleasing...

Took a Moment

I took a moment last week from my normal busy home inspection service to honor my uncle at his death.  He was 90 and had passed peacefully in his sleep just as the new year started on January 1st, 2016.  He had spent New Years Eve playing some poker and have a scotch...

High Water Pressure issue in a Home

Recently, I have done home inspections with the purpose of solving a high water pressure issue in a home.  Most of the time the pipes and fixtures can’t handle high pressure over 80lbs per square inch (PSI) but it seems pretty clear that those homes that suffer...

Important Home Inspection Points

Even as the inventory of resale homes has declined in the Phoenix area in 2015, we have found that there are many important home Inspection points to keep an eye on when looking for a place to move in to.  Other than the obvious of the presentation of the home and its...