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How to Find the Right Home Inspector for You: An Interview with Delis Walker of A1 Property Inspections

By Delis Walker

When it comes to finding the right home inspector that you can trust to do a thorough and accurate job, it can be a bit overwhelming. That's why we interviewed Delis Walker of A1 Property Inspections to learn more about home inspectors and how to find the right one for you.

About A1 Property Inspections:

I am a partner in the company with my husband Peter. He founded the company in 1986 when he came to California and had a home inspection that left much to be desired in the way of quality. He was previously a masonry, concrete/stone and tile contractor in the UK for 27 years.

Our mission is to To protect lives and advance high standards with Professional knowledge and experience.

A1 Property Inspections Services:

Building inspections and consulting for purchase and maintenance. Quality control of new construction. Infrared services.

Finding the right home inspector can seem very overwhelming for a first timer, what is any advice you have for them?

Look for experience. Ask to see recent reports. Ask if there is any guarantee. Ask to see the education the inspector has received. Ask to see other professional referral or endorsements.

When it comes down to it, what are the five most important things that you think they need to know about their home inspector and inspection?

To what Standards is he/she inspecting to and can I see those standards. To see the standards in the report so I can see what I am getting. How long have you been doing inspections. What happens if the inspector said something was good and it breaks the first week. What is your position in the industry, teaching etc.

How do California's Laws Affect the Home Inspection Process?

The CA legislation is a very poorly written document that does not provide the consumer with much protection however it is all we have. There are enough attorneys in California to pick up the slack.

What Legal Facets Should Someone Be Aware of When Hiring a Home Inspector?

That the Statute of Limitations is 4 years but in reality more like 7 years. The inspectors report is open to all subsequent buyers to act upon.

A1 Property Inspections Contact Info:

Through our web site, telephone, text and other web sites and internet services such as LinkedIn

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