What We Offer
Mohave County's #1 Inspection Service
At Desert Property Inspection Services, we inspect homes for buyers and sellers, perform builder's warranty inspections, and we work hand-in-hand with real estate professionals. To learn more about any of these services, please follow the links below:
Choosing the right home inspection company can be difficult. Unlike most professionals you hire, you probably won't meet your inspector until your inspection appointment–after you've hired us. Furthermore, different inspection companies have varying qualifications, equipment, experience, reporting methods, and pricing. One thing that's certain is that a home inspection requires a lot of work. Ultimately, a thorough inspection depends heavily on the individual inspector's effort. If you honor us by permitting us to inspect your new home, we guarantee that we will give you our very best effort.
-This we promise you. — Desert Property Inspection Services LLC (928) 377-0557
A non-invasive observation of a real estate property's visible condition, usually performed in connection with the property's sale. A certified home inspector can assess the visible condition of a property's roof, foundation, heating and cooling systems, plumbing, electrical work, water, and some fire and safety issues. In addition, the home inspector will look for indications of water or fire damage or any other issue that may affect the value of the property.
The inspection is defined as the process of an inspector collecting information through visual observation during a walk-through survey of the subject property, conducting research about the property, and then generating a meaningful report about the condition of the property based on the observations made and research conducted by the inspector.
Wood-destroying insects and other pests can cause serious damage to the wooden structural components of a house. These destructive organisms can hide and go undetected for a long time, but there are many telltale signs for different species that indicate their presence. We will inspect your home for evidence of infestation now before it becomes an expensive problem later.
Pools and spas require proper maintenance and regular inspection so that you can enjoy them for years to come. Your pool maintenance professional is responsible only for the pool's chemistry and cleanliness. Let us inspect it for all the other items that will ensure its proper condition and safety. We follow a comprehensive checklist and inspect for the following: water level; leaks; valves; main drains, grates and inlets; blockages, debris, staining, and biological growth; heater and thermostat; adequate fencing and gate security; deck safety; electrical safety, switches, alarms, and lighting; and more.
HUD and FHA lender requirements mandate that a manufactured home must have an engineering certification that the foundation is permanent and meets federal requirements. Our home inspector will visually inspect the home's foundation, gather information, and submit information to professional engineers for determination. Homes with inspection reports that result in 'good condition' provide the buyer with confidence in making a long-term purchase and investment.
The only way to know for sure if you're buying a dream home or money pit is to hire an experienced and certified home inspector. Newcomers, part-time inspection firms, and family members simply don't have the ability to provide the comprehensive inspection and report that you will need and trust to take to the seller. Let the Desert Property Inspection Services help you.
Most average inspection companies only cover 400 items; at Desert Property Inspection Services, we cover 1600 items in and around the home. Our Premier Home Inspections exceed industry standards and are among the most thorough in the industry, exposing unknown defects and advising you about future maintenance, or we can recommend improvements.
At Desert Property Inspection Services, we perform a 100% inspection. If it's accessible, we inspect it & report on it. We even GUARANTEE our inspections!
We cover the following areas:
Will include items such as grading for drainage, patios, porches, decks, trees, and bushes, which may have an effect on the home and all other items as they relate to the grading and landscaping.
The roof and attic structure provide the primary protection for all the components of the building. There are numerous roof styles and finish materials. Each style and material is inspected carefully for wear, leaks, defects, and other deficiencies. Roofing problems that go undetected can cause serious harm to other components of the building. The attic of the home is the uppermost portion of the dwelling, which still remains on the interior. The attic is inspected for quality construction, insulation type and thickness, water penetration, venting, and exposed electrical hazards.
The garage inspection will include attached and detached structures. A few items to be inspected are the proper installation of electrical service, including ground fault circuit interruption or (also known as GFCI), test and operate garage door and related components, inspect overall construction, and we also inspect for proper firewalls and auto-close mechanisms at the access doors.
A comfortable living environment is provided by the mechanical systems of the house. Each system has many components, and there are also many different system types. Your inspector will evaluate the proper operation of each system and component and report on any defects. The mechanical system includes all interior and exterior components.
The plumbing system includes all piping, fixtures, appliances, and accessories. Your inspector will inspect and operate all fixtures, run several gallons of water through the plumbing waste pipes to thoroughly exercise the system. Your inspector will leak check the pipes, look for signs of a dripping valve or valves, corrosion, reversed hot and cold water supply, limited hot water, or inadequate water pressure.
Besides the kitchen, the bathroom is normally one of the most expensive areas to replace or refurbish. The inspector will carefully check all areas, including the sink, vanity, tub, shower, around the toilet, and all supply valves. These areas are more prone to hidden damage water damage. The inspector will advise you of any visible defects and alert you to any potential hidden defects, such as a leaking shower pan or a hole in the bathtub.
These exterior components of the property include the foundation, retaining walls, siding, trim, windows, chimneys, and other related items. Each of these items is inspected for their overall condition and how it relates to the dwelling.
Interior components of the home include various rooms and related items. Your inspector will go through each room, including all visible and accessible areas of the home. This is a very important part of the inspection because symptoms of larger problems are often visible in these areas. Settling can be noticed in the floors and walls. Leaks may be noticed on the ceilings. Your inspector will go through each and every room, making notes of relevant defects.
The type, condition, and complexity of the electrical system will have a lot to do with the age of the home. The older the home, the more complex and time-consuming the electrical inspection tends to be. The electrical inspection will involve inspecting electrical outlets, switches, lighting, and any visible electrical wiring in the attic and basement. We will also remove the dead front cover from the main electrical panel. Items to be inspected at the panel include breakers and or fuses, wiring, grounding, double taps, etc.
The kitchen is the heart and soul of the home. This is where most Americans spend their time when home and not sleeping. Kitchens, which were often installed using sub-standard materials and products, will be a source of expensive future upgrades. Your inspector will inspect the condition of the cabinets, countertops, run appliances, inspect for safety hazards, inspect for water damage around the sink, dishwasher, and base cabinets.
Under health, fire and safety are items such as emergency egress windows, handrails, smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, termites*, ventilation, and combustion air in rooms with gas or oil-fired appliances. These areas are all inspected, operated, and tested by your inspector. And since they are very important for your family's safety, rest assured that they will be taken very seriously by your inspector.* These tests must be ordered separately, and additional charges will apply.
Making the decision to sell your home is a huge step for most homeowners. Once the decision is made to sell, making your home marketable should be your number one goal! Don't worry now, as the Desert Property Inspection Services will certainly help you!
We understand the emotional attachment you have to your home, but you must be realistic about the home as well. No home is perfect, and as soon as you realize that you are on your way to making your home more marketable. And remember, making your home the most marketable should be your number one goal!
Potential home buyers want to purchase a home that is in tip-top shape, no matter the age of the home. That's why having a Pre-Listing Inspection makes complete sense. Also:
Let's review the facts: Having your home inspected before the first buyer shows up will allow you to sell the home for more money, reduce the cost of the needed repairs, and minimize your frustration with the entire sales process.
Where's the downside to getting a Pre-Listing Inspection?
What's that … who should you call for the Pre-Listing Inspection? There's only one choice to ensure that you get the Peace of Mind you're looking for … That's Desert Property Inspection Services!
Give us a call today at (928) 377-0557
Builder's Warranty Inspections
Would You Pay $863.00 for Someone Else's Mistake?
That's the average cost to repair builder defects by people selling their homes. A recent J.D. Power survey found that the typical buyer had 14 problems with the new home. That's up 7 percent from the 1994 study. Now is the time to find the problem areas. If you ignore the issue now, you'll end up paying for repairs out of your own pocket later. When I conduct a Builder Warranty Inspection for a client, they are always shocked by the long list of items in need of repair. Most homeowners are not trained in home construction or inspections. They may not be aware of a minor leak that takes a couple of years to do enough damage to appear. The same is true for electrical problems, where an incorrectly wired receptacle could go undetected until someone gets shocked or worse. Improper yard drainage is another problem that could take years to show up as foundation problems.
As a Homeowner, coming up on the one year anniversary of your new home, you have two choices:
Have a Builders Warranty Inspection:
Don't Have a Builders Warranty Inspection:
Our warranty inspections are full comprehensive Home Inspections. We perform these inspections using the same standards we use for resale homes. Your home inspection report can be sent directly to the builder as an official notification of the required repairs.
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Give Us A Call Today at (928) 377-0557 And Get The Peace Of Mind You Deserve!