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Home Inspection Services |1st Insight Inspections

1st Insight Inspections offers you a Arizona licensed, certified, experienced, and fully insured home inspector. With the qualifications and expertise to perform a professional home inspection, roof inspection, home safety inspection, property inspection, listing inspection, and a move in certified inspection. We will also schedule your termite inspection needs. Inspection Costs >>

Home Buyers Inspection: Your home purchase will undoubtedly be one of the largest investments of your life. At first look the home may appear to be in great condition. However, there may be a number of unobserved defects, or safety hazards. Plus there might be major household items which are near the end of their life span, items such as the roof, water heater, air conditioner, or heater.
Even though home sellers are required to disclose information about their house up front, in a disclosure form, their memory may fail, or most likely, they simply do not know about the deficiencies (issues) that might exist in their very own home.
Home Sellers Inspection (Listing Inspection): One of the main reasons a home sale transaction can fall apart, is the inspection, or in the seller's case, lack of an inspection.
A seller's report is not meant to replace buyer's inspections. It's to uncover defects in advance so that the buyer's inspections don't become deal-breakers.
Eventually your buyers are going to conduct an inspection. You may as well know what they are going to find by getting there first. Includes a free So You're Selling YOur Home CD.
A Move In Certified Inspection is very similar to a listing inspection, but it takes it up a notch. The inspector does a re-inspect of any items that were repaired.
MoveInCertified homes have been pre-inspected by InterNACHI certified inspectors and the sellers confirm that there are no major systems in need of immediate repair or replacement and no known safety hazards.
Includes a free So You're Selling YOur Home CD.
The inspection reports are hosted on www.FetchReport.com>>. Ask the listing agent or seller for access to view. Please read recent Los Angeles Times>> article about seller inspections.
Home Warranty Inspection: You bought yourself a new home, but now your 1 year builders warranty is about to expire. The warranty was your life raft, let us inspect your home before your warranty expires. Why risk having to pay for repairs that could have been discovered with a thorough inspection? Let the builder pay to fix any found deficiencies. You certainly don't want to pay to repair or replace any items when you sell your house.
Items that the buyers home inspection might discover.
Brand New Constructed Home Inspection: Although a city and/or county inspector comes out and looks at a home to be sure it is built to code, they don't usually check for functionality.
With so many sub-contractors working simultaneously on a home during the build, it is easy if not commonplace to overlook things. Often inspections of brand new homes have more deficiencies than existing homes
(which have had time to work the kinks out). Good builders will have no problems fixing deficiencies found by a home inspector. It is absolutely worth it to have a home inspection done on a brand new home.
Home Maintenance Inspection:Why wait for plumbing leaks, or roof leaks to happen. Or why waste energy from an attic, or from an HVAC issue?Most homeowners really to not pay attention to the maintenance needs of their greatest investment - their home. Let 1st Insight conduct an inspection on your home, you don't have to be selling or buying a home for an inspection. Look at this service as insurance for your home. A lack of proper maintenance, is what often leads to thousands of dollars in unexpected in expenses.
Appliance Safety Check: Did you know that most of the 195 million recalled appliances in American homes are not identified until there is a fire or other tragedy. Many other appliances with functionality recalls are replaced at the consumer's expense even though a manufacturer is responsible. Let us identify your appliances to see if they are on a recall list. In the event of a potential recall, a report including
1) the nature of the recall,
2) where the product was sold,
3) how to remedy the defect, and
4) how to get the item repaired / replaced in most cases
1st Insight Inspections utilizes a third party company which specializes in recalled products.
Advocate Consultant: If you are contracting work for your home, whether its a repair, or replacement work, let 1st Insight be your advocate...
Don't let an unscrupulous contractor take advantage of you, let us be your advocate. We do not give any contractor referrals, or make any repairs, so we have no monetary objective to find any problems. If a contractor is telling you that you need a new roof, a new water heater, or a new HVAC system this my be true, but unfortunately it may not be. Let 1st Insight inspect it before you proceed with the award of any expensive work. We will also offer good sound advice on how to protect yourself from being a victim of an unscrupulous contractor.
Roof Inspection: This is an inspection of your entire roof. It includes the exterior roof covering, the rafters, trusses, roof sheathing, roof penetrations, insulation depth, roof venting, and signs of moisture entry. So in order to do all this, the attic is part of a roof inspection.
You may ask - why don't I just get a roofing company to inspect it for free. Well unfortunately not all companies are honest, you may be told that you need a new roof, or expensive repairs when you really don't need either. As an InterNACHI certified home inspector we do not inspect houses and give out referrals for your needed repairs, or evaluation. The reason for this is, it creates a conflict of interest, and invites an inspector to be dishonest himself- basically an inspector could get a kickback from the referred vendor.
Radon Inspection: Radon is an invisible, odorless radioactive gas that naturally occurs within the earth as uranium deteriorates. But if radon rises up and collects within a home it can reach unacceptably dangerous levels. The government identifies radon gas as the second leading cause of lung cancer in the USA, so the EPA recommends that all homes, both new and old, be routinely tested for radon by a qualified inspector.
Termite Inspection: Homes can be attacked by unseen termites and other wood-devouring insects including carpenter ants, bees, and wood beetles that often do catastrophic structural damage. So every home should be inspected by a qualified expert at least once per year. These wood destroying insect or termite inspection professionals can treat damage and also recommend safe and affordable ways to protect homes from future infestation. Let 1st Insight schedule your termite inspection for you, it is just $50.00 additional with a home inspection.