International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics
These Standards of Practice provide guidelines for a real estate inspection and define certain terms relating to these inspections. Italicized words in these Standards are defined in Part IV, Glossary of Terms.To read the full document, click here.
International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, CA Agreement
A sample Residential CA Agreement.To view the full document, click here.
Cost Estimation Chart
The PDF document below provides estimated costs for repairs, upgrades, or replacement of general appliances. The expenses listed in the Chart may be incurred due to age of the structure, material deterioration, end of life expectancy, or errors due to incorrect building practices. I do not make repairs to the homes I inspect, because it would be considered a conflict of interest. I have put this list together to give you an idea of what some of the costs may be. The scope and size of a project will affect the costs and it will fluctuate up or down as necessary. Click HERE to Download
Seismic Gas and Excess Flow Shut-Off Valves Requirements
Los Angeles City Ordinance 174478 and Section 1219.0 of the Los Angeles Plumbing Code (2008 Edition) require that seismic gas shut-off valves shall be installed on designated buildings within the City. Seismic gas shut-off valves are designed to automatically shut off the supply of natural gas to a building during a major earthquake to prevent a fire or explosion from occurring due to the possible accumulation of gas in the building. The PDF below provides more information.
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Preferred Contractors


Boston Brick and Stone
2005 Lincoln Ave. Pasadena, CA. 91103
Phone (866) 612-6786


Executive Handyman Service Phone (877) 381-4848 Your Local Handyman Phone (323) 637-2602


Affinity Painting
Phone (626) 966-6600,

Palomo’s Painting
Phone (310) 480-0330


Mar Vista
Phone (310)393-7664
Los Angeles

Best Way Roofing
Phone (323) 583-8817
Alhambra, CA


Ron Mulvey Electric
Phone (818) 538-4766

S. Bay Electric Company
Phone (310) 404-1508

Alan Goldberg Electric
Phone (310) 823-5058

Craig’s Electric
Phone (818) 249-9989

Beacon Electric
Phone (562) 569-2911


Icy Air Conditioning
Glendale, CA

Thomson Air Conditioning
Phone (562) 201-3014


My Plumbing Doctor
Phone (310) 988-9003

Economic Plumbing
Phone (323)664-2996

Vince’s Plumbing
(818) 381-3083
License #639962

Foundation Repair

Seismic Safety
Phone (626) 791-2300

Julian Construction
Phone (323) 733-3377

Prieto Engineering
Phone (323) 666-2396

General Contractors

Open Hand Remodeling
Phone (800) 704-4212

Banducci Builders
Phone (818) 693-0026

Pool Technicians

Zach’s Pool Service
Phone (310) 990-5211

Spectrum Pool Care
Phone (818) 979-6444

Termite Technician

Power Termite
Phone (213) 590-0778

Borite Termite and Pest Treatments Corp.
Phone (818) 386-0502

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