When I started A-Z Inspections it was important to me to treat people as I would want to be treated and to have a solid reputation for honesty and integrity. I wanted to give people the information they were paying me to provide, and yet go the extra mile to give more than usually expected in the marketplace.
An example of services provided by A-Z Inspections on a home Inspection that is not typical in the marketplace is Thermal Imaging. A Thermal Imaging Camera is used to perform a basic scan of the structure on the day of the inspection in search of moisture intrusion. This camera was developed with building inspectors and water restoration companies in mind. The camera detects heat patterns or temperature changes in objects which helps the user to discover problems that are ofter overlooked. These differences are shown as pictures helping the thermographer discover some of these problems.
A Home Inspector is required to have a good working knowledge and understanding of a structure. My experience, studies, continuing education and life experiences have taught me much about structures, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, etc. As a young man I served a number of years pastoring churches in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. These churches were all small. They struggled to pay my salary and had very little money left to hire people to make repairs on the buildings when they were required.
To help them out I learned to make many of those repairs myself. Later as those churches grew, we built various buildings and remodeled others. It sort of taught me to be a “jack of all trades.” This became something I truly enjoyed doing.
Several years ago, before Mold became such an issue in homes and other buildings I had an opportunity to go to work for an Industrial Hygiene Company in Texas. I was hired to perform all their mold investigations in the state of Arkansas. The past few years I have performed literally thousands of mold investigations in all corners of the State of Arkansas as well as Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas.
Generally, these are problem homes or commercial buildings and the task was to figure out what caused the problem and then develop a remedy. There are some very unique situations that come along when doing this.
The point is, I have a passion for probing around properties, knowing all I can about them, knowing how everything works and seeing the different methods of construction.
The purpose of an inspection is to document and provide an opinion of the general, overall condition of those systems and components listed in the SOP (Standards of Practice) that in the professional judgment of the inspector, are not functioning properly, significantly deficient, unsafe, or are near the end of their service life.
Under the SOP, the inspector is not required to provide any engineering or architectural services or analysis or offer an opinion as to the adequacy of any structural system or component. To that end, a home inspection report is not comprehensive—it is not our purpose to compile a complete, definitive, or exhaustive list of items that need repair. Although some minor flaws and cosmetic defects might be noted in this report as a courtesy to you, a list of the minor flaws and cosmetic defects noted here should not be considered a complete, definitive, or exhaustive list and should not be relied upon as such.
State requirements do not require home inspectors to address items that cannot be observed such as the interior of walls, items blocked from view by furniture or rugs and items that cannot be safely reached. For this reason it is always better if we inspect a home when it is vacant, but most often we inspect occupied homes - it just takes a bit longer and sometimes portions of walls etc., are blocked by the Seller's property. The report is not written with the intent of making the property look good or bad, but present items that may be of concern to the buyer.
Allow me to take my lifetime of experience, my expertise and training in mold and moisture issues, as well as home and commercial inspections and go over your current or next home/business with you.
We believe it will be money well spent. Our full, comprehensive Home Inspection Report or Mold Assessment will be an education for you as well as a report on the property's current condition.