Tips on Finding a Quality Home Inspector
Not all home inspectors are the same so here are some helpfull questions for you to ask in your selection process.

Ten Questions to Ask your Prospective Home Inspector.

  1. `. Home many years experience do you have?                                                                                      (I have over 20 years inspecting.)
  2. Do you inspect full-time?          (I have been inspecting full-time since 1992)
  3. Are you a professional member of CREIA or ASHI.    (Yes to both)
  4. Does your home inspector follow the Standards of Practice of CREIA or ASHI? (Yes to both associations)
  5. Do you carry Errors and Omission Insurance (E/O) and general Liability insurance? (Yes I do)
  6. Have you served any leadership roles in the professional associations? Yes I have for over 15 years)
  7. Are you a single inspector company or is this a multiple inspector company? (( I am a single inspector company- I do the inspection and I write up the inspection report as well)
  8. Can the Client participate and walk around with the inspector doing the inspection? ( I really encourage the client to walk with me during the inspection- The buyers will get so much out of the inspection by following me around.
  9. How is the report delivered?
  10.  Is there follow up by you company.                                                                                                                           

Free Home Systems Guide- Special Bonanza for March & April

Home Maintenance Guide-\

Get a Free Home Systems Guide by "Mr. Fix-it"  when you schedule an inspection during October and November. Just ask for it when scheduling. This home guide is pack full of how systems work and advice on maintaining your home. With over 250 drawings and simple explanations,  it is a must have book for putting together those "Honey Do" lists. 

New California Requirements

California new requirements on about Carbon Monoxide Detectors as of July 1st. 2011. Details of SB 183. This bill requires that a carbon monoxide device be installed in existing dwellings intended for human occupancy that have a fossil fuel burning appliance, fireplace, or an attached garage, provides that the exclusive remedy for failure to install a device is actual damages not to exceed $100, exclusive of any court costs and attorney’s fees, revises the statutory Real Estate Transfer Disclosure Statement to require the seller of a one-to-four residential property or manufactured home to make certain disclosures regarding carbon monoxide devices, smoke detectors, and water heaters, and requires the owner of a rental dwelling unit to maintain carbon monoxide devices in the units


Pacific West Home Inspections serves the following cities:

Home inspections and commercia inspections in Valencia, Castaic, Newhall, Saugus, Canyon Country, Agua Dulce, Santa Clarita, Acton, Altadena, Burbank, Chatsworth, Canoga Park, Calabasas, Encino, Glendale, Granada Hills, La Crescenta, Los Angeles, Lanscaster, La Canada Flintridge, Mission Hills, Montrose, North Hills, North Hollywood, Panorama City, Pacoima, Porter Ranch, Reseda, Stevenson Ranch, Sylmar, Simi Valley, Santa Clarita, Studio City, South Pasadena, Sun Valley, Sunland, San Marino, Sherman Oaks, Sierra Madre, San Fernando, Tarzana, Toluca Lake, Tujunga, Van Nuys, Valley Village, Lake Balboa, West Hollywood, West Hills, Winnetka, Woodland Hills.