Enthusiastic online reviews are strengthening the Signature Home Inspection brand. Realtors who recommend the Signature Home Inspection to their clients, and the home buyers who hire us, appreciate our professional approach to home inspections and are eager to share their great experiences online. Those
Increasingly, home buyers are searching the Web to find home inspectors and Realtors who can help them make decisions with confidence; real-estate related searches on Google.com have grown 253% over the past four years. And recently, the National Association of Realtors and Google collaborated to uncover trends and insights into the way consumers are using digital media. They found that nine in 10 home buyers rely on the Internet as a primary research tool.
Here’s a sample of the great things Signature Home Inspection customers are saying on Yelp, a website that has approximately 139 million visitors each month.
Scott with Signature Home Inspection was good to work with. His communication to us, as first time homeowners, was outstanding. He took his time, answered many questions, and was very thorough. He was on time and returned calls in a very timely manner. His online report was full of information and lots of pictures supporting his findings. – Jason D., Vista, California
Scott was able to schedule our my client’s home inspection right away. He did a very thorough inspections and explained to us (buyer and agent) all items that was found in the property. I will recommend Scott to all my colleagues and will definitely use Signature Home Inspection again on my next transaction. Thank you Scott! – Miriam W., Riverside, California
SHI did a GREAT job on my home inspection. I am 1st time buyer and really needed someone to walk through the process with me. Scott met me at my condo on time and took his time about inspecting all that needed to be done. he was very very thorough – explained to me what needed to be done. took me around to areas that needed work done. I felt comfortable and also that I could trust what he was saying. I did let him know it was my first purchase and he then broke it down – the results of his inspection… I highly recommend SHI to anyone that needs an inspection. – Carol N., San Jose, California
I have worked with Scott on several transactions in the past few years. He is always on time or early, the inspections very, very thorough. Immediately after he meets with me and my clients and gives a meticulous overview of the property. I have learned a great deal from Scott, and I know that all of my clients utilizing his services appreciate his personal service. Scott is the ONLY home inspector that I will use, and I personally recommend his services. Send me an email, and I will give you a testimonial about Signature Home Inspection, and Scott. – Virgil L., Barstow, California
After checking several other home inspection individuals and companies, I chose Signature Home Inspection. Scott returned my phone call very promptly, answered my questions and the price for doing the inspection was very reasonable. Scott performed the inspection the following day. As a Real Estate Broker for many years, I have dealt with many home inspections. This time I was the buyer. I expected more. I was very satisfied with Scotts thoroughness. The report was E-mailed to me within hours. Scott was very professional and serious about his responsibility. I would use his services again without any hesitation. Thank you Scott. – Anne P., Huntington Beach, California
These guys have been my go to home inspectors for years. Very thorough, timely and professional. Easy to set up home inspections online or with a phone call. Scott and his associates have always taken plenty of time with my clients to review the home inspection and explain in great detail what’s going on with the home. – Paz O., Salt lake City, Utah
Why do many garages pose a fire hazard?
- Where are you most likely to do any welding, or any work on your car? These activities require working with all sorts of flammable materials.
- Water heaters and boilers are usually stored in garages, and they can create sparks that may ignite fumes or fluids. Car batteries, too, will spark under certain conditions.
- Oil and gasoline can drip from cars. These fluids may collect unnoticed and eventually ignite, given the proper conditions.
- Flammable liquids, such as gasoline, motor oil and paint are commonly stored in garages. Some other examples are brake fluid, varnish, paint thinner and lighter fluid.
The following tips can help prevent garage fires and their spread:
- If the garage allows access to the attic, make sure a hatch covers this access.
- The walls and ceiling should be fire-rated. Unfortunately, it will be difficult for untrained homeowners to tell if their walls are Type X fire-rated gypsum. An InterNACHI inspector can examine the walls and ceiling to make sure they are adequate fire barriers.
- The floor should be clear of clutter. Loose papers, matches, oily rags, and other potentially flammable items are extremely dangerous if they are strewn about the garage floor.
- Use light bulbs with the proper wattage, and do not overload electrical outlets.
- Tape down all cords and wires so they are not twisted or accidentally yanked.
If there is a door that connects the garage to the living area, consider the following:
- Do not install a pet door in the door! Flames can more easily spread into the living area through a pet door, especially if it’s made of plastic.
- Does the door have a window? An InterNACHI inspector can inspect the window to tell if it’s fire-rated.
- The door should be self-closing. While it may be inconvenient, especially while carrying groceries into the house from the car, doors should be self-closing. You never know when a fire will happen, and it would be unfortunate to accidentally leave the door open while a fire is starting in the garage.
- Check the joints and open spaces around the door. Are they tightly sealed? Any openings at all can allow dangerous fumes, such as carbon monoxide or gasoline vapor, to enter the living area. An InterNACHI inspector can recommend ways to seal the door so that fumes cannot enter the living area.
Concerning items placed on the floor, you should check for the following:
- Store your flammable liquids in clearly labeled, self-closing containers, and only in small amounts. Keep them away from heaters, appliances, pilot lights and other sources of heat or flame.
- Never store propane tanks indoors. If they catch fire, they can explode. Propane tanks are sturdy enough to be stored outdoors.
Property Description: Beautiful 3 bedroom/2.5 bath home in the heart of Tustin Ranch. Located in the guard-gated San Miguel tract, directly across from the prestigious Tustin Ranch golf course, this home is immaculately clean and ready for you to move in! A gated courtyard entry invites you to your front door. Upon entering, you’ll notice lots of natural light and 2-story ceilings. You are greeted by a formal living room with fireplace and adjacent formal dining room with elegant hardwood floors. The kitchen is very spacious with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, a large center island and lots of cabinet space. Adjacent to the kitchen is a cozy family room which makes for nice gatherings with family and friends. There is a downstairs half bath for guests, and direct access to your roomy 2-car garage. The stairway is light and bright, leading to an upstairs landing. On one side of the upstairs hall you will find the master suite, with the secondary bedrooms and bathroom on the opposite end. Large backyard with concrete patio and also grass for kids to play. Walk to nearby parks and community salt-water pool. Located within walking distance of award-winning schools, including Ladera Elementary. Shops, restaurants, movie theatres all nearby. Don’t miss out!
|Community||89 – Tustin Ranch|
|Property Type||Single Family Residence|