7 common mistakes when arranging a building inspection

7 common mistakes when arranging a building inspection

  Not doing your own research. Check out the company’s website and read their sample reports.  Call the office and ask questions. Not ensuring the inspector is a member of one of the major inspector associations: CREIA or ASHI. Through either of these associations, you are guaranteed the inspector has passed required exams and will […]

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Labor Day blowout!

Schedule any inspection from now until Saturday, September 9, 2017* and get 5% off** Saturday, September 9, 2017 is the last day to schedule and take advantage of the blowout, so don’t delay! Call us for all your inspection needs! • General physical inspection of any type of building • Video scope of main sewer line • […]

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New Service: Infrared Inspections

We now perform infrared inspections! Infrared technology is quickly becoming more common for inspections of residential and commercial buildings. The infrared camera measures heat and is invaluable for detecting hot spots and anomalies that require further investigation. Example of a hot spot on an electrical panel: Infrared is particularly useful on HVAC components for evaluating […]

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Can Duct Tape REALLY be used to fix everything?

Can Duct Tape REALLY be used to fix everything?

Duct Tape is NOT a Universal Fix   Despite the popular notion, there are certain things people should not be allowed to do with duct tape. Examples:   Facts About Duct Tape: Duct tape is flammable. It shouldn’t be used on any kind of cord, extension or otherwise, especially if using for a heater or […]

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New construction

New construction

Does brand new construction need a property inspection?   We are often asked this, and the short answer is: Yes, we recommend you always get any structure inspected before the close of escrow. Here’s why: The builder may strive for perfection, performing all of his work with honor and integrity, but he can’t guaranty all […]

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Recent Testimonials

Recent Testimonials

Here’s what clients are saying about our inspectors: Robert Gaudreault: “Robert is amazing. Everything went really well. Also you’re all awesome in the office. Thank you again for everything. Made me a lot more comfortable knowing I had Robert on my side looking out for my best interest.” “I thought Robert did an excellent job […]

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Inspector’s recommendations

Inspector’s recommendations

Inspector’s recommendations & Requests for Re-inspections   Part I As you already know, we are the generalists. If we were to do the specialty inspection on every system of the building, we’d be onsite hours longer and the fee would be significantly higher. Our job is to look for defects on the structure, systems, etc. […]

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Amazing Inspectors. More Choices.

Amazing Inspectors. More Choices.

  Our Services: General physical inspection of houses, townhomes / condos. General physical inspection of all types of commercial properties. Limited Building Inspection of systems only (reduced fee).* Sewer line inspection for residential & commercial (with video). Specialized inspections utilizing Infrared Technology — coming soon! Call us for all your inspection needs! (818) 353-2885 * […]

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Know Before You Buy

As you know, buyers are naturally drawn to properties that are more aesthetic. Some of these buildings with great curb appeal are also very well maintained. On the flipside, many properties are purchased and renovated, then turned over as quickly as possible. Most buyers are getting only a superficial look at their property and aren’t […]

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Attics and Crawl Spaces Need Love Too

Attics One of our inspectors recently inspected a house where the attic screens were damaged or non-existent. Birds had made nests and left unsightly bird droppings in and around the attic openings. The inspector also found seventeen dead birds at various stages of decomposition. In addition to the foul smell, feces and decaying carcasses emit […]

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