Why the Foundations of Luxury Homes Fail

November 27, 2022 | Home Inspection

There’s something about luxury homes that seems to make them irresistible. Maybe it’s the promise of a life of glamour and ease, or maybe it’s the allure of living in a palace. Whatever it is, people are always drawn to luxury homes. And, for the most part, these homes deliver on their promises. But even the best-built homes can experience problems – and when they do, it’s usually with the foundation. Thankfully, you’ve got a professional team on your side at Valley Building Inspections, and we’ll never shy away from telling you why or how foundations can fail, even with luxury homes.

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3 Things to Know When Buying a Gas Station

October 15, 2022 | Commercial Building Inspections

When it comes to high-traffic areas, a gas station or convenience store is at the top of the list. Not only do these businesses see a lot of foot traffic, but they’re also often targeted by unfriendly activity. That’s why business owners need to take measures to protect their property and employees. So, here are three things Valley Building Inspections wants you to know before you get an inspection and purchase that building.

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5 Things To Do Before a Pre-Listing Inspection

September 24, 2022 | Arizona

No one ever wants to deal with repairs or renovations when they’re trying to sell their home. But by getting a pre-listing inspection, you can identify any potential problems and take care of them before they become an issue. Still, here are several things Valley Building Inspections recommends you take care of before your inspection appointment.

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Commercial Building Inspections: What to Expect

August 24, 2022 | Arizona

Commercial building inspections are an important step in the process of buying or leasing a property. By hiring a professional inspector from Valley Building Inspections, you can get an accurate and unbiased view of the condition of the building. We’ll even identify any potential problems that may need to be addressed. But there’s more that you can expect with our inspections.

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3 Common Things Clogging Your Sewer

July 24, 2022 | Home Inspection

If you’ve been experiencing problems with your plumbing, something might be clogging your sewer. Clogs are a common issue that can cause various problems, including backups and slow drains. A clog can even cause sewer gases to come back up, stinking up the house. But with a sewer inspection from Valley Building Inspections, we can identify three of the most common things that clog sewers: grease, debris, and hair!

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How Long to Wait to Swim after Shocking the Pool?

June 23, 2022 | Home Inspection

Summer is in full swing and that probably means you’re getting lots of pool time. If you’re like us, you probably can’t wait to take a dip in your sparkling, clean pool. But owning a backyard pool comes with a lot of maintenance and upkeep, including regular inspections from Valley Building Inspections. One key part of pool maintenance is shocking the water so it stays clean and algae-free. But how long should you wait to swim after shocking the pool? Let’s find out!

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Who Can Attend a Home Inspection?

May 19, 2022 | Arizona

Before you purchase a home, you must get a home inspection. This report from Valley Building Inspections will point out the positive aspects of the house while also highlighting significant issues. Opting to skip an inspection could be a disaster, setting you up to pay out of pocket for major repairs. Yet, the question often comes up of who should attend. So, we thought we’d clear the air about this frequently asked question.

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Why You Need a Pool and Spa Inspection

April 25, 2022 | Home Inspection

As a homeowner with a pool or spa, you have more responsibility than the average homeowner. There’s the upkeep of the pool as well as all of the cleaning and sanitizing you need to do to keep it in tip-top shape. If you had a pool and spa inspection performed by Valley Building Inspections when you bought the house, it might be time for another one, and here’s why.

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Maintenance Checklist for First-Time Buyers

March 23, 2022 | Checklists

As a new homeowner, you did all the responsible things. You got an inspection from Valley Building Inspections, started your home insurance policy, and changed your address with the postal service. While these are some of the most obvious things to check off your list, there are some home maintenance tasks you’ll want to take care of as well. So, here’s a quick guide to help you get started.

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3 Garbage Disposal Tips for a Healthy Septic Tank

February 25, 2022 | Home Inspection

Keeping your septic tank healthy is crucial for your entire plumbing and waste system. Many homeowners do the right thing by having theirs inspected regularly by Valley Building Inspections. Still, they miss one little step that could lead to serious septic system issues: healthy garbage disposal habits. Contrary to what you might think, not everything can or should go down the disposal. Here are three tips to ensure you don’t overuse your disposal and ruin your septic tank.

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