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Home Inspections

The purchase of a home is probably the largest investment you will ever make. It is imperative that you know as much as possible about the condition of the property, as well as the repairs needed, before you sign on the dotted line.

Real Estate Home Inspection

Bill’s Home Inspection has become Tucson and Green Valley’s trusted resource for home buyers, and their Realtors, to understand the current condition of the home they’re looking to purchase. Our inspections provide clear and easy to understand information on areas that might need further attention as well as the positive aspects of the property.

Even if you are thinking of selling your home it is a good idea to have a home inspection to identify potential problem areas prior to the sale. This provides an opportunity to make repairs ahead of time, putting the home in better selling condition.

Our state licensed home inspectors have years of experience inspecting homes throughout southern Arizona. That experience combined with industry leading tools, training, and a systematic approach, ensures that we get the job done right.

Every year homeowners that skip on home inspections end up getting stuck with thousands of dollars worth of repairs. Our home inspection services ensure you won’t be the one left holding the bag.


What items do we inspect?

  • Interior components
  • Exterior components
  • Electrical
  • Heating and cooling
  • Plumbing
  • Roof/attic/insulation
  • Garage
  • Grounds

We have been a leader in the home inspection business in the region for several years by providing top quality service that is both thorough and professional.

All of our home inspections meet or exceed the Standards of Professional Practice for Arizona Home Inspectors as set forth by the Arizona Board of Technical Registration.

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Termite Inspections (WDIIR)

A Wood Destroying Insect Inspection Report (WDIIR) is a protective measure that banks and lending institutions often require to inspect for damage from termites or other wood-destroying insects before closing the sale of a home or refinancing a home loan. A WDIIR is a document prepared only by a licensed pest control business that informs the lending institution and buyer about termite damage or presence.

Performed under the licensing of Bill’s Home Service Company (PMD Lic. #4320), we will provide a thorough inspection both inside and outside of all accessible areas and go over in detail all findings at time of inspection. In most cases, we will offer a complimentary one-year subterranean termite contract if no termites are found at the time of the inspection. If termite activity is identified during the inspection, this should not be an immediate deal breaker. We can almost always provide the seller with a proposal for treatment that would eliminate the problem.

Once completed, the WDIIR and any supporting documents (including a proposal for treatment if necessary) will be delivered via email or hard copy promptly to all recipients required.

This Inspection can be scheduled along with the Real Estate Home Inspection for added convenience. Doing this solves the problem of having to schedule two different companies, which can be difficult and frustrating. One Call Does it All! Two critical inspections done by one great company!

The WDIIR form is created by the state of Arizona’s Department of Agriculture’s Pest Management Division and can be viewed here.

Home Watch Service

While you’re away for the summer or cannot be there to monitor your home or investment property, let Bill’s provide you with peace of mind knowing that your property is safe and healthy. Each year, thousands of homes across Southern Arizona fall victim to burglaries, moisture damage, irrigation failure, appliance failure, and pest infestations. When you’re home, these problems can be caught and addressed quickly, but if you’re away for an extended period of time, these problems may go on and on without your knowledge. Our experienced and trained home watch professionals will schedule regular visual inspections of your property to ensure you know exactly what’s going on with your home while you’re away.


Why Use a Home Watch Service*

  • Moisture damage – Every year serious damage occurs to homes due to roof, plumbing and irrigation leaks. Prevention and early detection are the keys to minimizing the costs involved.
  • Appliances – It’s important to run and maintain your appliances throughout the year to ensure they are and remain in proper working order. Non-use can lead to many issues that often involve repairs or replacement.
  • Pest Issues – Due to the extreme heat and rains, summer is when pressure from our desert pests is at its highest. It’s important to identify and eliminate any pest problems early before they become costly and serious infestations.

What to Expect

Exterior Inspection:

  • Remove phone books, solicitations and other materials from the front of the home.
  • Check all doors and windows for signs of weather damage and forced entry.
  • Inspect landscaping, including running the irrigation to check for leaks.
  • Limited inspection for signs of pests including bees, rodents, wasps and termites.
  • Check electrical panel for tripped breakers.

Interior Inspections:

  • Run dishwasher and washing machine through short cycle.
  • Fill traps in sinks, tubs and showers.
  • Flush toilets.
  • Inspect for signs of moisture and/or water damage.
  • Check all doors and windows for weather damage or forced entry.
  • Check A/C settings
  • Replace smoke detector batteries (if necessary).
  • Other services available upon request.

Reports:

  • Time and date stamped reports delivered electronically immediately following inspection.
  • Detailed checklist of items inspected and the corresponding condition.
  • Items requiring attention flagged within the report with comments and photos as needed.
  • Online access to report history 24/7.

*Please note that the Home Watch service is NOT a security monitoring service.

Home Maintenance Inspections

Almost every part of your home will require maintenance, repair and/or replacement at some point. Home Maintenance Inspections identify issues before they become expensive problems. These inspections also help you conserve energy, increase safety, and save money.

The key to minimizing costs associated with home repairs is prevention. That means the more proactive you are about recognizing potential problems early, the more you will likely save on costly repairs and inconveniences down the road.

Having a Home Maintenance Inspection consistently every three to five years will give the homeowner the best opportunity to experience significant savings.

Bill’s Home Maintenance Inspections will identify potential problems such as:

  • Structural issues
  • Heating and cooling issues
  • Plumbing and fixture problems
  • Electrical
  • Appliances
  • Safety hazards
  • Irrigation problems

Builder Warranty Inspections

Is your builder warranty about to expire?

All too often as a homeowner you are so busy with other responsibilities that the expiration of your builder’s warranty can slip right on past. Unfortunately, you will be left with the expense of any defects and repairs to your home. A thorough inspection by Bill’s will identify all repairs that should be addressed by the builder. Our licensed inspectors typically uncover items unnoticed by the homeowner. This special inspection is performed prior to the expiration of your builder’s home warranty, potentially saving you significantly in future repairs. This is typically the last opportunity to identify any problems or defects and have them remedied by the builder at their expense.

The inspection and report will be done by a licensed Inspector with experience. A thorough report will be generated with attention to detail and accuracy. Also included in the report will be photos where necessary.

Here are some of the typical defects found during a Builder Warranty Inspection:

  • Heating and A/C problems
  • Electrical problems
  • Gas leaks
  • Defective doors
  • Defective windows
  • Roof defects
  • Yard drainage/grade problems
  • Plumbing issues
  • Irrigation problems
  • Inadequate insulation

All of our home inspections meet or exceed the Standards of Professional Practice for Arizona Home Inspectors as set forth by the Arizona Board of Technical Registration.

Commercial Building Inspections

Buying or Selling a Commercial Building?

At Bill’s Home Inspection Services, we know the importance of obtaining a sound structure in which to conduct business. Our Commercial Building Inspection will provide valuable information on both the interior and exterior components to ensure that you are aware of any existing defects, major repairs, flaws or deficiencies with regard to the condition of the structure. We will also include and highlight the positive aspects of the commercial building so that you are well informed about your investment.

Our inspection will include the following:

Interior:

  • Walls, floors and ceilings
  • Kitchen and bathroom facilities
  • Offices and storage areas
  • Entries and exits
  • Highlight any potential safety issues

Exterior:

  • Building Structure
  • Roof
  • Landscaping
  • Parking Area
  • Entries and exits
  • Highlight any potential safety issues

Systems and Mechanical:

  • Air conditioning and ventilation
  • Heating
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical

Whether you are investing in an office building, apartment complex, retail store, or care facility, a thorough inspection of the property can help determine the condition of the investment and point out repairs that will be needed. This can be a critical component of determining the costs necessary to complete the project and will help reduce the hidden surprises down the road.

FAQs

A home inspection is an objective limited visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a house, from the roof to the foundation.

The standard home inspection report will cover the condition of the home at the time of the inspection based on a limited visual inspection of general components and systems of the home. This includes the HVAC system; interior plumbing and electrical systems; the roof, attic, and visible insulation; walls, ceilings, floors, light fixtures, windows, and doors; the foundation, basement, and structural components; and operation of some appliances. All Arizona home inspections must be performed by a licensed home inspector and according to the Standards of Professional Practice for Arizona Home Inspectors as set forth by the Arizona Board of Technical Registration.

Buying a home could be the largest single investment you will ever make. To minimize unpleasant surprises and unexpected difficulties, you’ll want to learn as much as you can about the newly constructed or existing house before you buy it. A home inspection may identify the need for major repairs or builder oversights, as well as the need for maintenance to keep it in good shape. After the inspection, you will know more about the house, which will allow you to make decisions with confidence.

If you already are a homeowner, a home inspection can identify problems in the making and suggest preventive measures that might help you avoid costly future repairs. If you are planning to sell your home, a home inspection can give you the opportunity to make repairs that will put the house in better selling condition.

The inspection fee for a typical one-family house varies geographically, as does the cost of housing. Similarly, within a given area, the inspection fee may vary depending on a number of factors including the size of the house and its age.

Do not let cost be a factor in deciding whether or not to have a home inspection or in the selection of your home inspector. The sense of security and knowledge gained from an inspection is well worth the cost, and the lowest-priced inspection is not necessarily a bargain. Use the inspector’s qualifications, including experience, training, compliance with your state’s regulations, if any, and professional affiliations as a guide.

Even the most experienced homeowner lacks the knowledge and expertise of a professional home inspector. An inspector is familiar with the elements of home construction, proper installation, maintenance and home safety. He or she knows how the home’s systems and components are intended to function together, as well as why they fail.

Above all, most buyers find it difficult to remain completely objective and unemotional about the house they really want, and this may have an effect on their judgment. For accurate information, it is best to obtain an impartial, third-party opinion by a professional in the field of home inspection.

No. A professional home inspection is an examination of the current condition of a house. It is not an appraisal, which determines market value. It is not a municipal inspection, which verifies local code compliance. A home inspector, therefore, will not pass or fail a house, but rather describe its physical condition and indicate what components and systems may need major repair or replacement.

Typically, a home inspector is contacted immediately after the contract or purchase agreement has been signed. Before you sign, be sure there is an inspection clause in the sales contract, making your final purchase obligation contingent on the findings of a professional home inspection. This clause should specify the terms and conditions to which both the buyer and seller are obligated.

While it’s not required that you be present for the inspection, it is highly recommended. You will be able to observe the inspector and ask questions as you learn about the condition of the home and how to maintain it.

No house is perfect. If the inspector identifies problems, it doesn’t mean you should or shouldn’t buy the house, only that you will know in advance what to expect. If your budget is tight, or if you don’t want to become involved in future repair work, this information will be important to you. If major problems are found, a seller may agree to make repairs.

Definitely. Now you can complete your home purchase with confidence. You’ll have learned many things about your new home from the inspector’s written report, and will have that information for future reference.

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