For Our Clients

On the day of your inspection, we welcome and encourage you to join us as we perform a walkthrough, pointing out any issues that need addressing or items you will want to keep an eye on as general maintenance. At that time, our licensed inspector will teach you everything you want to learn about the home. We understand you may not have time to join us. Whether you attend or not, we will prepare a comprehensive digital report of our findings that will be emailed directly to you within 24 hours of the completed inspection, giving you quick access to the full overview of our observations.

What to Expect

We know that ultimately our findings and what you gain from our report depend heavily on our attention to detail. With great respect to this, we are diligent in taking our time, being meticulous as possible to ensure you are getting the most out of our services. That means we do not rush through the home, nor are there shortcuts in the inspection process. To us, getting things done means doing it right the first time. As such, Desert Fox Inspections strives daily to be in substantial compliance with the Code of Ethics set forth by InterNACHI, the most respected Home Inspection association in the industry, as well as exceed the Standards of Professional Practice established by The Arizona State Board of Technical Registration.

Infographic of what's included in a home inspection

Included In Your Inspection

As per these standards, the inspector will inspect all the readily accessible and visually observable, installed systems and components of the dwelling. These areas include:

  • Site Conditions

    Driveways, walkways, patios, grade of the land, drainage of water, (vegetation and retaining walls only insofar as their condition is likely to have an adverse impact on the house).

  • Exterior Components

    Wallcoverings(cladding), trim, eaves, wall penetration flashing and sealants, windows, and doors, including the garage vehicle door and any operator, decks, balconies, stoops, porches, and associated steps, handrails, and guards.

  • Roof Components

    Roof coverings, such as shingles and tiles, roof drainage systems, such as gutters and downspouts, roof flashing components, such as vent flashing, skylights, and penetrations.

  • Structural Components

    Foundation, floor structure, wall structure, ceiling structure, roof structure, crawlspace, and basement.

  • Insulation & Ventilation

    Insulation and vapor retarders, ventilation of attics and foundation areas, and local exhaust systems, including bathroom, laundry, and clothes dryers.
    The House Interior – Wall and ceiling finishes such as drywall, interior doors and their locks and hardware, interior stairways, handrails, and guards, and countertops and cabinets.

  • The House Interior

    Wall and ceiling finishes such as drywall, interior doors and their locks and hardware, interior stairways, handrails, and guards, and countertops and cabinets.

  • Cooling System

    Air handler, evaporator coil, refrigerant tubes, condenser, and related components such as condensate disposal tubes, auxiliary drain pans, distribution systems(ducts, registers, returns, etc.), standard filters, and related components such as a thermostat.

  • Electrical System

    Service drop or visible service lateral, service entrance conductors, service equipment, panelboards, enclosures, overcurrent protection devices, grounding and bonding, branch circuit and feeder conductors and associated conduit and tubing, ground fault devices(GFCI), arc fault devices(AFCI), and a representative number of receptacles, switches, and lights.

  • Heating System

    Heating sources(furnace, air handler, boiler, etc.), distribution systems(ducts, pipes, registers, returns, etc.), chimneys and vents, and related components such as thermostats.

  • Plumbing System

    Water supply system, the drain, waste, and vent system(DWV), plumbing fixtures(faucets, sinks, and toilets), plumbing appliances, interior water distribution system, water heating equipment and associated vent systems, on-site fuel storage, and distribution systems, sewage ejectors, sump pumps, and associated pipes.

  • Fireplaces & Chimneys

    All visible and installed fuel-burning, wood-burning systems such as fireplaces, stoves, and fireplace inserts and their associated chimneys.