P.O. 14666 Scottsdale, Arizona 85267

(480) 860-1100

  • Why do some inspection companies charge more for their inspections?
  • Do you carry Errors and Omissions and General Liability insurance?
  • Are you affiliated with any Board of Realtors?
  • What is "Radon," and why should I be worried about it in my home?


Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What is a Home Inspection? 
  • Why do I need a Home Inspection?
  • What does a Home Inspection include with VBI?
  • Does a newly constructed home need an Inspection?   
  • What if the Inspection uncovers problems?
  • Will you fix the problems you find during the Inspection?
  • Does your company perform the termite inspections?

What is a Home Inspection?  

A home inspection is a professional, complete visual examination of the all the systems and physical structural elements of a home. Our emphasis is on identifying existing or potential problems that would affect a purchasers buying decision.

Why do I need a Home Inspection?

A home is the largest purchase most people will ever make. It only makes sense to find out as much as you can about the house you are interested in before you buy. That way you can avoid costly surprise repairs and problems with your new home. Our report will also advise you of what maintenance is required to keep your home in top condition. A professional inspection will give you a clear picture of the many systems and structural elements that make up the property. If you are selling your home, a listing inspection will point out any potential problems that might be uncovered later by the buyers inspector. Finding them early will allow you to address them before listing your home, making for a faster and smoother sale.

What does a Home Inspection include with VBI?

Our standard inspection report covers all the major systems and structural elements of the house. This includes the condition of the homes heating and air conditioning systems, plumbing and electrical systems, roof, foundation, attic and visible insulation, walls, doors, windows and all visible structures.

Does a newly constructed home need an Inspection?   

Absolutely. A professional inspection of a new home is important. We can spot potential problems early, while they are still easy to correct. It's especially valuable to arrange an inspection before the interior walls are finished. As building professionals, we may find problem areas where the builder has taken shortcuts or not done good work.

What if the Inspection uncovers problems?

Our report will tell you the condition of the house, including needed repairs and expenses. No house is going to be perfect. It is up to you to decide how any problems the inspection uncovers might affect your decision to purchase. If major problems are discovered, you may want to try negotiating with the seller to have them repaired before closing the deal. Or perhaps the seller will lower the price, or offer more favorable contract terms. In the end, the decision rests with you, but knowing about potential problems, before you buy, gives you the power to negotiate and make the best decisions.


Will you fix the problems you find during the Inspection?

No. The code of ethics of The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) prohibits its members from doing repair work on properties they inspect. This assures that there will never be any conflict of interest by the inspector. Our purpose is to provide an unbiased, objective third party report on the condition of the home.


Do I need to be there during the Inspection?

No, you aren't required to be there for the inspection. But we highly recommend that you be present. It's a valuable learning experience for most people and will help you get the most benefit from the inspection. By following the inspector you can ask questions directly and the inspector can explain maintenance tips for specific areas. We feel you'll be able to best understand the finished report and get the most benefit from it by having been there during the inspection.

How long will the Inspection take?

The time will vary depending on both the size and condition of the home. For most homes, 3 hours is pretty typical. But for larger homes, or homes in poor condition, it may take longer.

Does a newly constructed home need an Inspection?

Absolutely. A professional inspection of a new home is important. We can spot potential problems early, while they are still easy to correct. It's especially valuable to arrange an inspection before the interior walls are finished. As building professionals, we may find problem areas where the builder has taken shortcuts or not done good work.


What does a Home Inspection include?

Our standard inspection report covers all the major systems and structural elements of the house. This includes the condition of the homes heating and air conditioning systems, plumbing and electrical systems, roof, foundation, attic and visible insulation, walls, doors, windows and all visible structures.


Does your company perform the termite inspections or hire another company?

Our inspectors are individually certified to perform termite inspections and produce a separate termite inspection report as designated by the Arizona Office of Pest Management.

Why do some inspection companies charge more for their inspections?

All home inspections are not created equal.  In essence, you get what you pay for.  In our experience service with the Board of Technical Registration Enforcement Advisory Committee, it is often the lower priced inspectors that get more complaints against them.  When choosing an inspector, years of experience and being thorough are important qualities that are worth paying a little more for.

Do you carry your Errors and Omissions and General Liability insurance during the inspection? **rephrase*

Yes, we want our customers to have peace of mind when using our services. Our insurance covers both home inspections as well as commercial inspections. The policy also extends coverage to real estate professionals who refer us for an inspection.

Are you affiliated with any Board of Realtors?

Yes, we are members of the Scottsdale Association of Realtors.


What is "Radon," and why should I be worried about it in my home?

Radon is a radioactive gas released from the natural decay of uranium and thorium which are common, naturally occurring elements found in varying amounts in rocks and soil.  It is odorless, invisible, without taste, and cannot be detected by the human senses.  The radioactive elements (plutonium-218, 214) emit alpha particles that are highly effective in damaging lung tissues and have been implicated with lung cancer in humans. Outdoors, where diluted, radon causes less risk.  In indoor air environment, however, radon can accumulate to significant levels.  Pressure differences between soil and interior of the home can create a slight vacuum drawing radon into the home through cracks/gaps in slab foundations.  The EPA recommends testing all homes and a radon level of 4 picocuries/liter (pCi/L) or higher be reduced to decrease the risk of lung cancer