Buyer Inspections

What’s in it for me?

Why should I spend hundreds of dollars for a home inspection if the bank isn’t going to fix anything?

I would want to know if that home that I?m about to purchase has had a fire in the attic, how are the plumbing components, is electrical panel in working order or was the circuit breakers in that panel on a national safety recall. I would also want to know if the roofing is in need of repair or replacement, or how about the structure, is it sound. As a Home Inspector, I see things that make would make you say ?Why in the heck did they do that?? and ?why didn’t they just spend a few dollars more and do this??

A home inspection will provide you with the information you need to make an intelligent decision on the current condition of the home. A home inspection will also help you determine what you can expect to spend on future maintenance, is this home worth what their asking of it. This is why it is important to choose the right Home Inspector and is not a time when you want to barter over pricing. This could be one of the largest and most important investments you will ever make! Please request a copy of ?Avoid the Blind Inspector? and learn exactly what questions to ask when interviewing a Home Inspection company.

Send an email or call and Alati’s Inspection Service will provide a copy of ?Avoid the Blind Inspector? for you! or (480) 507-2775.?Alati’s Inspection Service would love to help you with your task!

Alati’s Inspection Service is not a remodeling, remediation or treatment company. We have no vested interest in finding problems that would require expensive repair or treatment. We perform professional, industry standard home inspections using only Arizona Certified Home Inspectors and Certified American Society Home Inspectors (ASHI). We will recommend repairs only when it is necessary. Your interests are our interests. All our clients are offered free telephone consultation during the inspection period and after you are in your home. We encourage you to accompany your Home Inspector after your inspection. You will receive a presentation on the findings of the home inspection, an education on the systems of your home and what you can expect from that system. Our process provides an invaluable learning and discovery experience. You will gain insight to maintenance and energy conservation tailored specifically to your home. Our home inspectors ensure a comprehensive, fair, independent and objective physical home inspection.

We have the professional experience necessary to perform a home inspection of any ?Bank Owned? or ?REO? property in the Metro Phoenix area. We will work with you to help you understand the overall condition of the property you are considering.

Our typical comprehensive home inspection

Exterior around the home for:
  • Evidence of poor drainage, which may affect the home
  • Condition of the drive, walks, decks, patio, etc.
  • Foundation walls and floor structure. Inspected from under-floor (if accessible).
  • Stem walls
  • Exterior walls
  • Interior walls
  • Doors and windows
  • Condition of the home’s roof.
  • Roof covering
  • Flashing
  • Eves and Softest
  • Electrical items
  • Main panels and sub-panels.
  • Circuit Breakers
  • Electric disconnects
  • We selectively check electric receptacle outlets & lights throughout the house
  • Ground Fault Circuit Breakers (GFCI)
Interior of the home for:
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  • Evidence of water leaks
  • Window and door operation
  • Evidence of structural problems
  • Evidence of structural problems
Garages are checked for:
  • Door opener function
  • Fire rating compliance
  • Safety items ? outlets, vents, fire doors
  • Out-Building(s) (Optional)
Attic space:
  • Insulation, ventilation, A/C and heating ducts, electric wiring & conduit and plumbing pipes.
  • Lavatories, sinks, pee-traps under the sink, water closets (toilets), tubs and showers, etc. for leaks
  • Water heater
  • Water and sewer functional flow
  • AC unit and air handler
  • Operated using the thermostat and checked while in operation for:
  • Excess noise
  • Vibration
  • Delta T (Air temperature going into the unit Verse coming out)
  • Wet Bulb (Approximately air temperature in the unit)
  • Their physical condition
  • Air Filter
Heating unit:
  • Operated using the thermostat and checked while in operation for:
  • Excess noise
  • Vibration
  • Meets minimum acceptable operating limits
  • Physical condition
  • Air Filter
  • Sprinkler system checked for operation through the different zones (Optional)
  • Operation of the equipment
  • Connection of electrical equipment
  • Evidence of Leaking
The swimming pool / spa is checked for: (Optional)
  • Operation of the equipment
  • Connection of electrical equipment
  • Condition of the interior pool / spa surface
  • Pool / spa shell is visually checked, from above the water, for cracks in the interior surface
  • Visual indication of line and pump leaks (air bubbles where they should not be).