The Home Inspection
What Exactly is Inspected?
Wall Covering, Landscaping, Grading, Elevation, Drainage, Driveways, Fences, Sidewalks, Fascia, Trim, Doors, Window, Lights and Exterior Receptacles
Roof And Attic
Framing, Ventilation, Type of Construction, Flashing and Gutters
Construction of Walls, Ceiling, Floors, Roof and Foundation
Identification of Pipe Materials Used for Potable Water, Drain, Waste and Vent Pipes. Toilets, Showers, Sinks, Faucets and Traps.
Systems and Components
Water Heaters, Furnaces, Air Conditioning, Duct Work, Chimney, Fireplace
Main Panel, Circuit Breakers, Types of Wiring, Grounding, Exhaust Fans, Receptacles, Ceiling Fan and Light Fixtures
Dishwasher, Range and Oven, Built In Microwaves, Garbage Disposal
Slab, Walls, Ceiling, Vents, Entry, Fire Wall, Garage Door, Openers, Lights, Receptacles, Windows and Roof
Walls, Ceilings, Floors, Doors, Windows, Cabinets, Counters, Stairs, Railings, Built-In-Kitchen Appliances, Sinks, Disposals, Hoods, Bath Fixtures, Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors, Fireplaces, Water Heaters, Vents, Relief Valves
A little bit about the owner
Andy was born and raised in Iowa. From a very young age he was always hands on and interested in taking things apart to see how they worked. In high school and college, he worked as a roofer, did residential construction and worked on a farm which included building confinement buildings and hog houses. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from St. Ambrose University with a Bachelor of Arts in Business and minor in Economics. After college he moved to Arizona and worked as a residential claims adjuster for 15 years adjusting claims and writing estimates for residential homes. It included working with engineers, architects and contractors to write estimates for repair.
This is where a lot of construction knowledge was put to good use and a lot of new information was learned for home inspecting. Upon leaving the insurance industry as a property claims adjuster, he was specializing in total loss claims, managing independent adjusters and utilizing experts as a claims specialist and licensed in all states except Alaska. Always having a dream of owning his own business and the love for real estate lead him to his passion of home inspecting. He was mentored by a successful inspector for a year and then began Desert Home Inspectors, LLC. He currently lives in North Phoenix with his wife Jan and cat Simba. When not inspecting homes, Andy enjoys repairing or renovating things around the house, working on cars, traveling, wakeboarding, snowboarding and watching his wife compete in triathlons.
Arizona Certified Home Inspector #64253
American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) Certified
All Reports are Generated On-Site
Home Inspection Reports are submited the day of the inspection!
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