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Comprehensive, All-Inclusive, Reliable and Trustworthy Home Inspections

The purchase of a home is the largest single investment most Americans make in their lifetime. Shouldn’t you know as much as you can about that investment? It is certainly in the best interest of all involved parties: Buyer, Seller and Agents to have a thorough inspection performed on any property being purchased and/or sold.
More and more educated consumers are turning to professional home inspectors for advice when purchasing such a large asset. But be cautious – not all home inspectors are licensed or even insured! For overt liability reasons, the prospective buyer (or Agent) should simply check with the Arizona Board of Technical Registration at www.btr.az.gov/licensing-exams/Verification

your home inspection

A 2,000 square foot residence will take from 2.5 to 3.5 hours to inspect. We recommend and encourage that our customers accompany the inspector during the last hour of the inspection. Our reports always highlight the positive attributes of the home along with our repair recommendations so that a balanced perspective is maintained. We can send copies to your Realtor, attorney, lender or insurance company by E-mail or secure website.

important things to consider

 

Most inspection companies will walk on concrete tiled roofs. According to the Roof Tile Manufacturers’ strict specifications, the only personnel allowed to walk on any Tiled Roof are licensed (tiled) roofing specialists. For instance, if by chance your roof leaks in 3 years, you then call your Home Warranty Company. The first question they will ask – “Did you have a Home Inspection completed, and when?” They will ask for a copy of that Report. If your Inspector walked the surface of your Tiled Roof, all warranties or coverage will automatically be voided and revoked. Guess who pays for any possible, major roof repairs?….You! In the Standards of Professional Practice by the State of Arizona Board of Technical Registration, an Inspector is required to place in their Inspection Report, the method by which they inspected each Roof. 

We place our ladder along the edge of the roof at various locations around the building and from the top of the ladder (only), will view every valley, field, flashings, penetrations, soffits, fascia’s, peaks, and vents, all without causing any damage or destruction to the roof’s components, and most importantly, not negatively effecting a Contractor or Manufacturer’s WarrantyIf our ladder does not reach the edge of the roof, the un-reachable roof components are then inspected from a distance with our military grade, high-powered binoculars, in which the surfaces are thoroughly inspected and reported upon in detail.

Very important issue – Home Inspectors in Arizona are required by law to be licensed and certified by the State of Arizona Board of Technical Registration. Unfortunately, many inspection companies are operating without being licensed, and with zero insurance coverage. In the past, recent years, we have received numerous calls from Buyers and/or their Agents, inquiring to see if we can fit them into our schedule in a timely basis simply because their inspection report is invalid and not legally binding. So, before you choose just any inspection company, go to https://btr.az.gov, type in the name of the company or the Inspectors name, to ensure they are following the strict requirements of the law.

On occasion, a Home Inspection is confused with a Home Warranty. We guarantee that our inspection adheres to and exceeds the Standards of Practice adopted by the State of Arizona Board of Technical Registration. We do not guarantee that the roof will not leak sometime in the future. Even a seasoned Roofing Specialist cannot predict that. On the other hand, in most cases, the seller automatically pays for a one-year Home Warranty plan, which will indeed help you in the event one of your components should fail. And the Warranty can be extended year-after-year. 

what does a Home inspection cover?

  • Roofing
  • Foundation
  • Structure
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Site Conditions including draining and erosion control
  • Attic & Crawl Spaces
  • Ventilation
  • Insulation
  • Cabinetry
  • Countertops
  • Every accessible Window and Door
  • Outlets
  • Light Switches including GFCI and Arc-Fault circuitry
  • Fencing &Gates
  • Stairways
  • Railings & Balconies
  • Garage Doors & Automatic Openers
  • Fireplaces and Chimneys
  • Water heaters
  • Exterior & Interior Walls & Ceilings
  • Flooring Surfaces
  • Patio & BBQ areas
  • Faucets
  • Showers
  • Drainage
  • Pools, Spas & Pertinent Equipment
  • All built-in appliances
  • Termite Inspection (in association with Strike Force Pest & Termite #C5440BC) – available at a nominal fee, please check pricing schedule

Honest And Reliable Commercial Inspections

Prior to purchasing a commercial property, it would certainly be in your best interest to consider hiring DB Commercial Inspections to complete a PCA, Property Condition Assessment report. With our vast knowledge and experience, we could increase your awareness of any and all discrepancies, along with providing you with invaluable information regarding the overall property and its features.

As an industrial and commercial Electrical Contractor for 27 years, David has worked on countless projects in and around the Phoenix and Metropolitan areas. His background in the construction of hospitals, downtown and ASU arenas, schools, high-rise office buildings, chemical and bio-tech facilities to name a few, gives him a tremendous advantage in completing one of the best PCA reports in the industry. For the past 21 years, he has also traveled to 3rd-world countries and helped in the design and construction of evangelical churches, classrooms and medical clinics.

Get Valuable And Detailed Property Information

 
  • Roof structures
  • Fire Suppression systems
  • Chillers
  • Cooling Towers
  • Emergency back-up generators
  • Elevators
  • Escalators
  • Ejector pump systems
  • Electrical
  • Security systems
  • Plumbing
  • All built-in appliances
  • All doors and windows
  • Floor coverings
  • Drop ceilings & Plenums
  • Restrooms
  • Break rooms
  • Conference rooms

You’re In Good Hands With Our Inspector

Due diligence is extremely important when considering the purchase of any commercial property. Being state licensed and fully insured, along with having the necessary background and proficient qualifications, allow DB Commercial Inspections to complete your inspection requirements.

Expert Termite Inspections

DB Home & Commercial Inspections also offers comprehensive termite inspections in association with Strike Force Pest & Termite, an Arizona pest and termite control company with more than 41 years of experience.

DB Home & Commercial Inspectors are licenced to complete termite inspections during the same time we conduct the home and property inspection, a one-stop shop per say. If termite or WDI activity is found, we also complete the necssary proposal for treatment through Strike Force. If no activity if found, we issue a 3-month warranty certificate. If any termite activity appears within this 3-month period, a full treatment is completed at no cost to the new home buyer, which comes with a 1-year warranty. Our Inspectors receive ongoing training to ensure the utmost and best services in the industry are achieved.

Trust The Experts For A Thorough Termite Report

In any case when termite activity is found and reported upon, you can trust Strike Force Pest & Termite Control to professionally complete corrective measures to ensure your property is entirely secured and protected. They are proficient in the following:
 
  • Trench and treating
  • Expansion joint treatment
  • Down drilling
  • Rodding
  • Foaming
  • Bait stations

FAQs

What is the Inspection Process?

We encourage our Buyers and/or their Real Estate Agent to attend the inspection within the last hour. Some folks like to take pictures, measure the rooms and windowscompare paint samples, etcWe take the extra time needed to show our customers how we conduct out inspection, utilizing our 1300 lumens flashlight against the walls, ceilings, floors, underneath all sinks, attic, crawlspace; moisture meter; combustion gas leak detector; bore scope; infrared laser thermometer; etc. After we are finished with the physical aspect of obtaining all pertinent information including digital photos, we then set up our computer and printer and begin typing up the inspection report, which takes about 1 hour to complete. For our customer we print out a Summary Report with annotated, digital photos, and then we print out the Full Inspection Report. (Please refer to ‘Our Reporting Method,’ which specifies everything our customer receives from DB Home & Commercial Inspections).  We then proceed with walking our clients around the exterior and interior areas of the building, pointing out our findings and relevant information. Any questions or concerns are highly encouraged. We also provide feedback regarding the positive aspects and features of the home or building as well.  We take our business and profession very seriously. We also encourage our customers to contact us with any future questions or concerns, even if they need references for remodeling, future repairs or upgrading projects. 

why a home or commercial building inspection?

The purchase of a home or a commercial building is the largest single investment most Americans make in their lifetime. Shouldn’t you know as much as you can about that investment? It is in the best interest of all involved parties: Buyer, Seller and Agents, to have a thorough inspection performed on any property being purchased and/or sold. All parties will gain a complete understanding on the condition of the property at the time of the inspection. More and more educated consumers are turning to professional Inspectors for advice when purchasing such a large asset. And an inspection by DB Home & Commercial Inspections will provide peace of mind.

What is a professional inspection?

A professional inspection is defined as a visual examination and assessment of the physical components and major systems of a building, from the foundation to the peak of the roof and everything in between. At DB Home & Commercial Inspections, our performance is guided by the Standards of Practice & Code of Professional Conduct of the Arizona Chapter of the American Society of Home Inspectors, Inc. (ASHI), which are extracted from the “Rules of Professional Conduct R4-30-301” of the Arizona Board of Technical Registration.

Can a building fail an inspection?

No. A professional inspection is an examination of the current condition of your prospective home or commercial building. It is not an appraisal to determine market value, nor is it a municipal inspection, which verifies local code compliance. We will not pass or fail a building, but rather describe its physical condition and indicate what may need further evaluation by a specialist, or need major repair or replacement. 

What is your reporting method?

DB Home & Commercial Inspections is licensed to use the state-of-the-art InspectVue R3 computer software to generate your inspection report. This same software is utilized by all branches of the U.S. Military, nuclear submarines, all naval ships, weaponry, tanks, etc. Our valued customers receive their printed report onsite in a three-ring binder, including annotated color digital photographs taken of major defects, a 146 page Home Operations Manual, pertinent phone numbers & contacts, and a valuable 3 page checklist with regards to preserving “Your Home.” A copy of the Arizona Board of Technical Registration Standards of Practice & Code of Professional Conduct is also included in every report.  Not only do we print a report on site but we also E-mail inspection reports as well.

Details & information are printed in the following manner: Major defects and unsafe conditions are printed in “RED” Necessary improvements over the short term and/or monitoring are printed in “GREEN”    Repairs recommended over the long term are printed in “BLUE”

What is the result if a home inspection is waived?

Homes are complicated and it’s very likely you aren’t an expert in building foundations, electrical, roofing, plumbing, air conditioning, heating systems, including the multitude of items throughout the exterior and interior of the complex. A licensed home inspector is an expert in finding reportable issues and concerns. They are typically veterans of the construction industry and knowledgeable of basically every aspect of the buildings constructionAlso, home inspections are a practical and sensible negotiating tool. If your inspection report reveals a lengthy list of costly repairs, or if the seller refuses to have varied items repaired, you, the buyer can walk away from the transaction without losing the earnest money you put down as a deposit. And conversely speaking, a professional inspection report is considered as a great selling tool.              

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