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  • Residential Inspections
  • New Home Inspection
  • Pre-Listing Residential Inspection
  • Multi-Family Residential Inspection
  • Monthly Property Inspection Service
  • Phase Construction Inspections
  • 1-Year Warranty Inspection
  • Pool & Spa Inspection
  • Re-Inspection
  • Termite Inspection
  • Commercial Inspections

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 Residential Inspections

Why do you need a home inspector?
When you hire a home inspector, you are hiring an experienced professional who has training and experience in the building industry. It is the job of the home inspector to not only evaluate the condition of the house’s major systems, but also to evaluate how these systems are working together and identify areas that need to be monitored, repaired or replaced. Your home inspector gives you the Big Picture analysis of the house you are purchasing. My home
inspection service is a visual non-invasive non-destructive inspection of the structural elements and systems which are accessible. This typically includes:

  1. Foundation
  2. Roofing
  3. Exterior, walls, siding etc.…
  4. Porches and decks
  5. Attic
  6. Electrical systems
  7. Plumbing systems
  8. Interior
  9. Doors and windows
  10. Heating and air conditioning systems
  11. Ventilation and Insulation

The State of Arizona regulates and requires home inspectors to be licensed and to adhere to the State’s STANDARDS OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE: AZ ASHI, AZ BTR Revised March 12th, 2015. I strongly encourage you to accompany me on the inspection so that you may ask questions and gain a better understanding of the systems in the home.

I am here to assist you in making a confident decision about your property. Whether you’re buying a new property and want to be sure of what you’re getting…or selling a property and want to eliminate possible problems that could delay or lose a sale. Or you may just want a professional to inspect and advise you on the condition and maintenance or safety recommendations of your current property. I am here to help!

If you have any questions, or are interested in any other services, please contact me so we may discuss your needs.


New Home Inspection

There are good reasons to have a professional inspection performed on the brand new home you are buying.

Buying a new house is likely one of, if not the largest purchase decision you’ll ever make. The whole process is fraught with emotion and stress. A professional home inspection will substantially reduce the risk for your large investment in a new home. It just makes sense to learn as much as you can about the quality of your new home, before signing off on everything.
Building a new home is a tremendously complex endeavor. It involves many people, usually split up into sub-contractor groups, each working on different parts and systems of the house. Even for the best builders, it’s nearly impossible to complete this process without missing something. Maybe it’s a plumbing fixture that didn’t get tested for leaks, maybe it’s an electrical box that isn’t working, or any one of dozens of minor problems that can easily be overlooked in such a major undertaking.

For the relatively small cost, a professional home inspection of your new dream home can pay big dividends in peace of mind and getting any problems identified and corrected before they can become an unpleasant surprise.


Pool and Spa Inspections

Arizona adopted standards for the inspection of pools and spas in the summer of 2011 (revised in 2015). Our inspections meet or exceed the state’s required inspection standards. Go to the State’s Board of Technical Registration website for these standards at:
http://www.azashi.org/pdfs/Pool_and_Spa_Standards_ASHI.pdf

Termite Inspection

We will schedule a termite inspection with a qualified licensed professional at the time of our inspection.


1 Year Warranty Inspection

POM Home Inspection specializes in working with buyers of new homes whose one-year warranty is coming to an end.

The 1-year warranty period is the time between the final walk through / close of escrow and exactly one year from the date of purchase of your new home. This inspection is usually performed the 11th month after the close of escrow. Scheduling your property inspection prior to the 12th month will give you time enough to have an inspection, give the list of needed repairs to the builder, and get those items repaired prior to the warranty expiration.

Our role is to provide an impartial and independent evaluation of the property for the benefit of the homeowner. Having your home professionally inspected by someone who has years of experience with new home construction provides you with one last opportunity to have the builder make repairs to your home before the builder’s obligation to repair has expired.
All inspections include a detailed inspection report written in an easy to understand format. Reports include pictures of defects to help illustrate recommendations and ease negotiation of issues with the builder. All reports are housed on a secure server for five years and can be easily downloaded.

 

 

Pre-Listing Residential Inspection

If you are selling a home, you’ll get the highest price in the shortest time, if your home is in top condition. Almost all sales contracts include the condition that the contract is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory inspection. This is known as the inspection contingency. Buyers will insist on a professional home inspection performed by an inspector they will hire. If the buyer’s home inspector finds a problem, it can cause the buyer to get cold feet and the deal can often fall through. At best, surprise problems uncovered by the buyer’s home inspector will cause delays in closing, and usually you will have to pay for repairs at the last minute, or take a lower price on your home.

It’s better to pay for your own home inspection before putting your home on the market. Having a pre-listing home inspection done will make the whole sale process easier. Present any items as is and reflected in the purchase price. Otherwise, you can count on the buyer’s home inspector finding them, at the worst possible time, causing delays, and costing you more money.
One of the key benefits of having the home inspection done early, is that if there are any problems discovered that need to be repaired, you can have the repairs done on your own terms, on your own schedule. When a problem isn’t found until the buyer has a home inspection performed, the deal you’ve worked so hard to get done may fall apart unless you act quickly to get the repairs done. Or you may have to take a lower price, in order to keep the deal moving. In either case, you’ll almost certainly have more headaches, and spend more money, than if you’d known about the problem and had it repaired before negotiations began. You could save money by simply being able to shop around and get competitive bids from contractors, rather than being forced into paying for a rush job at the last minute.

You can also benefit from simply offering certain items as is. Often, you can negotiate with a buyer to accept items in the current condition by stipulating that they are reflected in the purchase price. But that same buyer may walk away from the deal if the conditions come as a surprise, after an offer has already been made. If the home is inspected before the house goes
on the market you will be aware of the condition of the house before an offer is made. There won’t be any surprises and the deal is far less likely to fall apart. It takes a lot of effort to get a sales agreement signed in the first place. If the home inspection turns up problems, the buyer will want to negotiate a new deal and that second sales agreement is usually even harder to get done than the first one.

By having a pre-listing home inspection done, you can identify problems early. Then either correct them or present them as is, assuring that the first offer you accept can move quickly and smoothly to closing without delays or costly surprises.


Monthly Property Inspection Service

Peace of Mind is the primary benefit of our Vacation or Vacant Property Inspection Service. When your home or commercial property is unoccupied, we provide you with the information you need to protect your investment. Monsoon storms and a vacant home or condo are a dangerous combination. We will check your property weekly, biweekly, monthly, or quarterly.
Our monthly fee includes a thorough inspection on the following items:

  • Visual damage check of entire property and landscaping;
  • Check security on all windows and doors;
  • Check water valves and plumbing for leaks and drips;
  • Check heating and cooling for appropriate seasonal settings;
  • Interior ceiling, wall and floor inspection for water damage;
  • Roof, decks and patio inspections monitoring;
  • Check refrigerators and freezers for proper temperature;
  • Check electrical system, reset breakers and timers;

We will immediately notify you of any problems and give updates of our findings after each visit. We will even revisit your property after an extreme storm, at no cost, to see if any exterior damage has been caused by Mother Nature.

Current Vacation Inspection Rates – FULL SERVICE – Covers Interior & Exterior Inspections $50.00 per inspection

Current Vacant Commercial Property Rate is $100.00 per inspection.

Our periodic commercial Vacant Property fee includes a thorough inspection on the following items:

  • Visual damage check of entire property and landscaping;
  • Check security on all windows and doors;
  • Check water valves and plumbing for leaks and drips;
  • Interior ceiling, wall and floor inspection for water damage;
  • Roof, decks and patio inspections monitoring;
  • Check for vandalism or damage
  • Monitoring and assisting with trash service.

Having local eyes on your vacant commercial property can help alert you to the unexpected property problems that arise before they become major problems.


Phase Construction Inspections

We provide new construction phase inspections for contractor’s periodic draw schedules. We contract with the lender and report each stage of project completion that supports the contractor’s draw requests.


Re-Inspection

We offer “re-inspections” for inspecting items that were noted as deficiencies during the original inspection and repaired prior to escrow.