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Arizona Home Inspection Minimum Standards Can Cost Home Buyers

Posted by Probe Specialists on July 12, 2018 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (10)


Most buyers of homes are uninformed as to what home inspectors are required to inspect and what inspectors are not required to inspect. Arizona and National Standards for Home Inspection defines minimum standards, which often cost buyers hundreds even thousands of dollars after closing. Why, because the majority of home inspection companies do not inspect NOT Required items for several reasons:

1. Liability - If a component or system is inspected the inspector owns it...

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Contractor Installs Windows Improperly

Posted by Probe Specialists on January 23, 2016 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (3)

It was clearly apparent that the contractor definitely did not install 11 out of the 11 windows correctly, and actually removed the old aluminum window frames, altered the window openings, and breaking the water seal. The contractor installed masonry block type windows which are not design for stucco homes. This contractor left exposed wood sheathing and did not rebuild the wall by flashing the window and blending new stucco, paper, and wire with the existing stucco to reinstate the water sea...

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Common Myth to A/C Freon Leaks

Posted by Probe Specialists on August 4, 2015 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Common Myth to A/C Freon Leaks

Many homeowners believe that, over time, an air conditioner uses Freon. We just need to tune-up the a/c and top-up the Freon, right? In reality, an air conditioner has a sealed refrigerant system that should never "use up" or run out of Freon. The Freon or refrigerant is only the medium used to transfer heat from the inside of the home to the outside. The only resource that is expended is electricity.


If the Freon is not consumed in the...

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Beautiful Outdoor Getaway

Posted by Probe Specialists on January 13, 2015 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (2)

Beautiful Outdoor Getaway

Our daughter loves nature; we wanted to surprise her with a trip to Sedona so she could take in the beauty that Oak Creek Canyon, which provides fresh air, crisp mornings, with a touch of snow and all the wonders of nature. For her adventure, I booked our stay at  “The Butterfly Garden Inn”, formerly known as Don Hoel’s Cabins, which had been closed for six years until purchased and restored by Frank and Nicole Garrison. These cute and c...

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How to Receive Top Dollar for Your House

Posted by Probe Specialists on September 19, 2014 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (1)

How to Receive Top Dollar for Your House

Do you have clients which are planning to put their house on the market? To help them receive top dollar, a home inspection by Probe Fine Property Inspections can discover common maintenance issues that may need up front repair. Real Estate professionals agree it’s better to get problems taken care of before you have an offer on your home. After a contract and inspection, buyers may ask for a greater price reduction to cover repair c...

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Historic District of Phoenix, Step back in time

Posted by Probe Specialists on April 5, 2014 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (4)

Take a walk back in time, the early 50’s. The era when men were returning from WWII and Rosie the Riveter leaves her job building war machines and becomes a mother and housewife. The historic district of Phoenix, allows you to reminisce of a simpler life, when milk was delivered to your homeand place in the milk box located on the side of the house.

This inspection allowed me to step back to my boyhood, and allowed me to pointed out the many unique features which were standard on...

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Scottsdale, AZ New Home Construction Defects 2014

Posted by Probe Specialists on February 17, 2014 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (2)

Reason why you should consider having a home inspection prior to the 1 year annual walk through provide by your builder.

Luxury home roof is missing valley flashing or modified bitument membrane in North Scottsdale. Waiting to have your 1st year annual inspection with your builder could allow the tar paper to become damaged and caused leaks within the home.