Inspections and Pool Safety

Inspections and Pool Safety

Due to a rise in deaths from pool-related drownings, the state of California has enacted new regulations. The inspectors at Alliance Real Estate Inspections have always included pool safety enclosure issues as part of their findings. Now, this inclusion of notes is written into law. Even if the inspectors are not inspecting the pool, they […]

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Rain, Wind & Fire vs Your Home

Rain, Wind & Fire vs Your Home

Additional concerns on your house may arise due to ash from recent fires and harsh winds. If your property is near the smoke and fires, keep in mind the following: Although soot creates a smell, the acid in soot residue may be a bigger issue since it can affect the function and lifespan of various […]

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15% off inspections!*

15% off inspections!*

15% off inspections!* The inspection must be completed between: December 26, 2017 and January 2, 2018. Be sure to schedule with us in advance so we can complete your inspection between Dec. 26, 2017 and January 2, 2018. If you don’t need our services during those exact days, you’ll still get 10% off until January 15, 2018. […]

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The Importance of Sewer Line Scope Inspections

The Importance of Sewer Line Scope Inspections

Why You Should Always Get the Sewer Line Scoped Before Purchasing Real Estate When we ask clients if they would like to get the sewer line scoped along with the general inspection, they occasionally decline if the building is brand new. The reason we strongly recommend getting the sewer line inspected on new construction is […]

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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

Call us for all your inspection needs! • General physical inspection of any type of building • Video scope of main sewer line • Infrared on electrical or HVAC**   **The Infrared inspection will be performed using as a guideline the Infraspection Institute Standard for Infrared Inspection of Building Envelopes/2011 edition for Thermographic Inspections of […]

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Easy Repair for Hollow Tiles

While conducting building inspections, I occasionally come across floor tiles that sound hollow. That sound indicates an inadequate base and poor adhesion. These loose tiles could last for years and never crack, but without being fixed solidly, they are prone to breakage. All it takes is moving a heavy object like a refrigerator across the […]

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Electrical Panels and Safety

Electrical Panels and Safety

Anyone in the real estate industry has likely come across certain electrical panels that have a bad reputation, such as the notorious “Zinsco” panel, “Federal Pacific” and “Push Omatics.” These panels have repeatedly been found to be unreliable and, in some cases, dangerous. The problem lies in the contacts from the breaker mechanism to the […]

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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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