East valley Home Inspectors – 1st Insight Inspections
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East Valley Home Inspectors
Home inspections in Ahwatukee, Maricopa, Ocotillo, Sun Lakes
Purchasing a home in is the single largest expense most people ever make. The inspection cost is really a relatively small investment, considering what it may uncover. A 1st insight home inspection will identify items that are in need of repair, replacement, and items that are past and/or close to manufactures expected lifespan. Items such as hot water heaters, and HVAC systems. With this valuable information you can request that the home seller repair and/or replace the items, or discount price of the house.
1st Insight Inspections is a service-oriented inspection company, which serves both home buyers and home sellers. We conduct property inspections which include, a roof inspection, termite inspection, appliance recall checks and more. 1st Insight conducts East Valley inspections, which includes Ahwatukee, Maricopa, Ocotillo, Sun Lakes.
Hiring a East Valley Home Inspector
You have finally come to that point in your life when it is time to purchase a first time home, upgrade, or downsize. Regardless of how beautiful the home appears, always have a home inspection carried out on the property before signing the contract. The whole process will not cost more than a few hundred dollars. When you are willing to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on a new home, you should not be looking for the cheapest inspection for the best thorough inspection. Especially when the inspection could save you thousands by uncovering expensive problems. Don’t hire the cheapest home inspector, its not like buying a particular name brand product.
Of course there are many home inspectors in Ahwatukee, Maricopa, Ocotillo, and Sun Lakes. 1st Insight Inspections conducts hundreds of inspections in these areas, so we know exactly what the most common problems are in this area. It is a detailed process, here is a short list of what we look for:
Inspecting the Important Areas
The wall and floor coverings, doors, and other items are important, but do not compare to the property’s roof, mechanical, electrical and structural condition. These are where the major problems often lie and are also the most expensive areas to repair. This is why home inspectors focus their inspection on a home’s structure first. It should be noted that a home inspection is not focused on finding cosmetic flaws, but rather the more important / expensive to repair items. When performed by a competent, experienced inspector, it is a rare occasion indeed when anything escapes the 1st insight inspector. However 1st insight Inspections guarantees their inspections.
Inspecting the Exterior
The inspection will begin in earnest with the inspector working his way around the property’s exterior working from the bottom up. This inspection takes into account the condition of the foundation, the walls, roof covering, even the gutters among other things. The grounds – such as walkways, and driveways will be analyzed next with a final, closer examination made to ensure nothing is missed before moving inside.
Inspecting the Interior
The interior inspection begins with the plumbing – the bathroom, laundry, utility sink, and the kitchen. Then floors and ceiling are checked. The appliances are tested as well. The inspector will go from room to room, always moving in the same direction, testing the receptacles, and opening and closing each of the windows. No room will be overlooked. Other interior items to be checked include the air conditioning, heating, electrical lighting and receptacles, including the hot water heater – which is usually in the garage, or in a utility closet.
Home Inspection Checklist
- Doors and windows
- Stairs, steps, and railings
- Porches and balconies
- Walkways and driveways
- Rain gutters and downspouts
- Exterior stucco or paint
- Attic space
- Electrical panel, light switches, and power outlets
- Thermostats and heating, cooling, and ventilation (HVAC) system
- Plumbing fixtures, faucets, and water heater
- Walls, ceilings, and floors