“Duane is a very thorough and competent home inspector. We highly recommend him to all our clients. His reports are always precise and accurate. He has excellent communication skills.”
Integrity Inspections of AZ
39506 N. Daisy Mountain Dr.
Anthem, AZ 85086
ASHI #243973 * BTR #41111
Arizona Home Inspection News & Information
February 17, 2012
Mold, asbestos and/or water damage have got to be the three most dreaded findings on any home inspection report. Together, they’re the trifecta of bad news for homebuyers and sellers alike. Only further investigation can determine whether the alarm bells need to be sounded or it is a controllable, treatable or non-threatening issue.
January 04, 2011
I’m a big fan of killing two birds with one stone. Most of the time, it’s the way to go. So if I, as a home inspector, discover minor items to repair, I should go ahead and fix them, right? After all, I am trained to find problems so I must know how to correct them too, right? Sounds logical enough, but not necessarily the right approach for a home inspector.
November 02, 2010
Real estate agents refer Integrity Inspections of Arizona to their homebuyers and sellers, and many hire me based on their agent’s recommendation. For that, I am very grateful. But I doubt they would continue to point their buyers and sellers my way if my loyalty was not in the right place. Agents depend on their reputations for referrals and repeat business. Since we are often judged by the company we keep, it is my responsibility to perform home inspections ethically and in YOUR best interest—not the agent’s.
October 19, 2010
Most people have never heard of thermal imaging, and have no idea of the benefits it can provide during a Home Inspection.
September 01, 2010
The Boy Scout motto, “Be prepared” applies to you, whether you’re a buyer or a seller, when a home inspection is in your future. Especially if the home is a short sale or foreclosure on the market “as-is” with NO sellers disclosure statement from the lender. An inspection in these instances is even more urgent than with a seller owner or occupied home. Home inspectors can only inspect certain systems and appliances under certain conditions. Being prepared mitigates the risk of rescheduling an unfinished inspection, which can bring on a chain reaction of closing delays.
July 01, 2010
Wouldn’t it be great if the old adage “you get what you pay for” didn’t apply? Imagine the satisfaction of knowing that the least amount of money would buy the absolute best product or service on the market? All right, fun is over. Join me back in reality now. And the reality is that more often than not, quality is usually determined by the cost.
May 09, 2010
It’s that time of year when children are ready to hit the pool. Is your pool ready for them? Certainly in Arizona, backyard residential pools are a way of life, almost by necessity in our desert climate. Arizona law mandates pool safety regulations and conscientious homeowners invest in safety devices to ensure little ones and animals stay safe. However, I can’t help but think that more can be done—more attention given to secure the safety gaps around our pool areas after listening to the tragic drowning reports of children or pets each summer.
September 13, 2009
Traditionally, drywall used by home builders in the United States has been manufactured in the United States. However, because of the housing boom and the rebuilding necessitated by hurricanes Katrina and Rita, domestic supplies of drywall manufactured in this country were depleted. So around 2004, drywall began being imported from China to meet the growing demand.
August 18, 2009
During the summer months, almost every parent and grandparent is mindful about watching their children around water. Open or unlocked doors; pool fence gates open or closed etc. gets particular attention.
July 23, 2009
What does your inspection cover? ...I do a complete and thorough inspection from walking the roof to the foundation. I check the attic, the electrical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning systems. I check structural integrity, doors and windows, and all appliances.
Integrity. The Foundation of Home Inspection.