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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Common Defects Found in a Home Inspection

January 26, 2022 | 1-Year Warranty Inspection

Buying a piece of property for your family is serious business. It’s one of the most significant financial decisions you can make, so protecting your investment is key. That’s why it is paramount that you rely on quality service and excellent reputation when choosing a home inspector. Valley Building Inspections is the area’s top leading inspector, and here are some of the most common defects we find during our inspections.

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Does My Home Need a Termite Inspection?

December 27, 2021 | Home Inspection

Protecting your home from the elements is always at the top of your mind. But, what may not be is protecting your home from wood-destroying insects and pests. Termites are the leading cause of structural damage, and identifying their colonies is crucial. Still, many homeowners don’t even know where to start, and they end up calling Valley Building Inspections too late. So, here are some quick and easy questions to ask yourself to determine if a termite inspection is in your future.

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3 Reasons to Get a Pre-Listing Inspection

November 17, 2021 | Home Inspection

A pre-listing inspection is a home inspection that the seller requests before they put the home on the market. Like buyer inspections, a pre-listing review from Valley Building Inspections has many benefits. Most sellers want to know the current condition of their homes before selling. So, they call us to get those details and make all the repairs before putting the house on the market. Still, there are plenty of other reasons to get this type of inspection done, and we’re talking about just three of them here.

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Top 3 Unspoken Benefits of Home Inspections

October 23, 2021 | Home Inspection

Who needs a home inspection? Everyone! Home inspections are a crucial part of the home-buying process, and skipping it could have serious consequences. At Valley Building Inspections, we know that buying a home is both a financial and emotional investment. That’s why we encourage all homebuyers to call us for an inspection. Our team is compassionate and knowledgeable, and we look for things other inspectors don’t. So, here are three of the unspoken benefits of hiring us for your home inspection.

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4 Tips for Buying a Luxury Home

September 27, 2021 | Home Inspection

Are you thinking about buying a new luxury home? Buying a home with elegance and grandeur comes with a different list of to-dos than if you were to buy a smaller residential home. Of course, privacy is always a major concern for most in this boat, but so is working with the right real estate agent and luxury home inspector. So, here are some helpful tips for buying a luxury home from the team at Valley Building Inspections.

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