Why Home Safety Inspections Are Important
You Won’t Believe Some Of The Problems We’ve Uncovered In Phoenix Homes
Our team of experts here at Hobaica Services is proud to have served the Phoenix community since 1952. We sure have seen a few things and collected some stories during that time. But nothing comes close to what we have discovered during routine home safety inspections!
Whether you are in a new home with newer plumbing or an older home with older electrical work, you should always have these crucial systems regularly inspected. As we have seen in our years in the biz, the most unexpected things can pop up that need to be taken care of or your home could be at risk. Luckily, Hobaica Services includes home safety inspections that leave no stone unturned when it comes to the safety of your home and family.
Attic Safety Inspection – Dangerous Problems Waiting To Happen
You know the old saying, “Out of sight, out of mind”? Well, our attics are definitely out of sight, but they should never be out of mind. When we were hired to add attic insulation to a new client’s home, we did our routine inspection of the attic space first. What we found was a little terrifying, to say the least. This client had an electrical fire hazard just waiting to happen – and they had no idea.
We found an electrical nightmare of exposed wires that had scorched the framing around it as well as the wall and insulation. Luckily it had not yet caused a major fire. Our licensed electricians were able to replace the electrical components so that they operated safely to code before our insulation team added proper insulation to the attic.
In other attic insulation inspections, we’ve found:
- Plumbing pipes ready to burst.
- Roof leaks.
- Rats, mice, scorpions and other rodents.
- Deteriorated and disconnected ducting.
- Missing or low levels of insulation.
Want to make sure your home is safe? Hobaica Services offers FREE Attic Safety Inspections. Contact us to get on our schedule today!
Plumbing Safety Inspection – A Leaky Water Heater Causing Major Damage
When we went to another home here in Phoenix, AZ, for a routine plumbing safety inspection, we found a water heater that was in terrible shape. Now, it’s not that uncommon to find water heaters in need of replacement as they typically only last about 8-10 years. In this case, however, the water heater was corroded and had been leaking for a while, ending up causing a lot of property damage to the home.
Had we not replaced the water heater when we did, it would have continued to leak and caused damage to the house. Long exposure to water leads to mold and mildew growth which is hazardous to your health and can cost you thousands to fix.
This is just one example of the substantial property damage a problem with your plumbing system can cause. Our team of plumbers is proficient in finding and fixing leaks as well as pipe replacement, fixture repair and all things plumbing that can go wrong in your house. If there is a problem, we’ll find it and handle it.
Other plumbing safety inspections have also found:
- Leaks in the walls, attic, outside and underneath the foundation.
- Mold growth.
- Corroded water lines ready to burst.
Have your water bills been a little high lately with no explanation? Hobaica Services offers FREE whole home plumbing safety inspections. Contact us to get on our schedule today!
Electrical Safety Inspection – An Electrical Panel Gone Bad
We put so much more stress on our electrical systems than we used to. Homes built in the 60s, ’70s and ’80s were not equipped to provide the amount of electricity a modern home uses. In one electrical safety inspection we performed on a house, we found a panel that was way overworked and almost fried to a crisp.
Components of an electrical panel unfortunately do not last forever. Parts of a panel become corroded or damaged over time. When an electrical panel becomes damaged, it can cause a fire. Luckily in this instance, our homeowner did not have a fire. We were able to come in and replace their panel safely before any fire started.
We’ve discovered other electrical fire hazards in:
- Appliance connections.
How old is your home’s electrical system? Find out how your system is doing with Hobaica Service’s FREE whole home electrical safety inspection.
Hobaica Services – We’re Here For You
Our team has certainly come across quite a few interesting things in homes. We are happy to work with homeowners to repair any issues we find. Hopefully, we don’t find any problems at all, but it’s always better to know than not.
At Hobaica Services, our team is dedicated to making your house a happy, comfortable and safe place for you and your family. With our thorough inspections and services, you can rest easy that all is well with your home’s most important systems.
To learn more about our home system inspections, connect with our team today online or give us a call at 602-633-9555 . We’re always available to help 24/7.
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