(602) 999-5850 Over 20 years of Arizona Home Inspections Expertise

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Take a look at our helpful FAQ section to see answers to our most commonly asked questions.
What is a home inspection?

A home inspection evaluates a properties physical structure and systems, from the roof to the foundation. Most homes usually takes 3-4 hours to complete, though this is heavily dependent on the home’s size and condition. After the inspection process, your inspector will send out a same day inspection report that covers their findings, complete with pictures, analysis, and recommendations.

What do you look for during a home inspection?

We look at all the major components of a property along with many other areas, and your chosen add-ons, that could cause issues for you in the future. For example: Roof, Attic & Structure, Foundation, HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, Pools/Hot Tubs, Sewer Scope, Termites & Pests, Thermal Imaging, Interior Areas, Bathrooms, Kitchen/Appliances, Walls, Ceilings, Floors, Windows, Doors & More!

 

What types of properties do we inspect?

We thoroughly evaluate properties such as: single-family homes, multi-family homes, mobile/manufactured homes, single/multi-unit condos, new build homes, pre-drywall homes and 11 month new builder warranties.  We can also do smaller commercial buildings if needed.

 

When should I order a residential home inspection?

When you are buying or selling a residential property, you should order a home inspection and any applicable add-on services to identify potential issues with its condition.

Are residential home inspections worth it?

Yes!  A home inspection is your best opportunity to get a clear evaluation of your potential new home. Knowledge is power!  You can now ask for repairs and/or negotiate to your benefit.

602.999.5850.  We look forward to hearing from you.

What is a sewer scope?

A sewer scope is a detailed evaluation of the main underground and non-visible plumbing sewer lines of your property. We send a specialized camera into your sewer line to capture digital video and images of it’s condition along with any issues we may find.  A very important add on to your inspection process. No one wants a sewer line problem and we can help you avoid one.

Do homebuyers need to be onsite during the inspection?

Although homebuyers don’t need to be present during the home inspection process, it is highly recommended for you to show up near the end for a findings wrap up with your inspector. We can answer your questions, show you our findings and walk you through the property from our point of view.

 

Can a house fail a home inspection?

No.  A home inspector 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. A home inspection is not an appraisal and will not determine the home’s market value. It is also not a municipal inspection and does not verify local code compliance.

 

How do I set up a home inspection?

Click here to schedule your home inspection!  You can also call or text us at (602) 999-5850.

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Spectora Reviews
5/5
Norman Longaza
Norman Longaza
2024-03-18
First Step Home Inspections should be your first step when you are getting ready to close on your home. Matt Jenks did an outstanding job with identifying issues that were unseen and not obvious to the naked eye. His inspection was thorough and took several hours. His report was thorough and very detailed with lots of pictures and explanations for the issues he found. Matt went above and beyond and saved me several thousand dollars when he identified a root issue. The homeowner was notified of the issue and had it fixed before closing. For all your home inspection needs, make it the First Step experience.
Jony Sun
Jony Sun
2024-02-04
Very professional and decent service, will recommend!
Paul Welden
Paul Welden
2024-01-26
First Step Home Inspectors is the home inspection company I recommend to all my real estate clients. As an Exclusive Buyer's Agent, I appreciate that their online order process is smooth and efficient, prices are reasonable, and the services they offer are incredible (thermal imaging, sewer scope, etc.). The reports they provide arrive quickly and are easy to read. First Step Home Inspectors provides quality work to my clients and makes me look great as an Exclusive Buyer's Agent.
Scott Ravert
Scott Ravert
2024-01-25
Matt is one of the best Inspectors I've encountered. Very professional and pleasant to deal with. I've worked with 20 different Inspectors and when I needed an inspection at my place, I chose Matt.
Alishya Sibbio
Alishya Sibbio
2024-01-12
We have worked used First Step Home Inspections for all of our inspections for over 5 years. Matt, Austin, Andy, Logan & Joe are all incredible inspectors and really know their stuff! We have worked with all of them and trust them to provide excellent & detailed inspection reports that our clients feel comfortable with understanding. They are always available to answer any questions we have too!
Sarah Luzi
Sarah Luzi
2023-11-27
First step home inspectors are my go to inspector for my clients. They are so professional and service the entire Valley. Matt is such a fantastic inspector and has trained his inspectors to be just as knowledgeable and professional! Thank you for always making me look good to my home buyers.
Speider Schneider
Speider Schneider
2023-09-14
Top notch! Discovered soooo much and took time to explain options. Very pleased! A house is like a snappy dresser... there's usually a mess underneath!
Angeleena Flores
Angeleena Flores
2023-08-13
Such an amazing and professional company! I was highly impressed with the through inspection that was conducted on my home! This company was quick to respond, very through and provided my inspection report back the same day! I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to get a home inspection done!
DAVID BOND
DAVID BOND
2023-07-22
Joe V our certified home inspector helped us twice with two potential homes. Going above and beyond, being thorough leaving no stone unturned. Joe is amazing and detailed making us aware of future and potential problems. There is no other inspector, I would hire. Thanks Joe.

Call or text us at (602) 999-5850 to discuss any of your home inspection needs or schedule your home inspection online. We would love to work with you!