SOURCE: AC Tool Supply, Inc.

AC Tool Supply, Inc.

June 05, 2009 18:27 ET

Phoenix AZ Arizona Infrared Home Energy Audit Inspections Keeps Commercial Real Estate Inspectors Busy

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - June 5, 2009) - With Phoenix being "Ground Zero" in the real estate boom and bust, many area home inspectors are getting into infrared home & commercial inspections.

Phoenix, Arizona experienced one of the most dramatic real estate crashes in the nation. The average home price for resold homes topped out at $268,000 in June 2006. Those same homes now average a measly $120,000. That is the largest loss in the top 20 metropolitan areas tracked by the S&P's/Case-Shiller home price index.

During the boom, home owners were forced to compete with investors to purchase homes. In many cases up to 100 people would show up to buy a single property. Arizona home & commercial property inspectors could not keep up with the demand created by this boom. During the dramatic down turn, many Phoenix area home inspectors had to turn to other services, including infrared inspections. Infrared cameras & thermal imagers detect invisible infrared light and translate that light into an image in which a diagnostic analysis can be made by a certified inspector. Infrared thermal imaging cameras utilize a powerful and non-invasive means of monitoring and diagnosing the condition of both commercial and residential buildings. An infrared camera can identify problems early, allowing them to be documented and corrected before becoming more serious and more costly to repair. Infrared camera inspection services give home inspectors a new line of marketing and a new tool that can save time and money by detecting a host of problems, including moisture intrusion, faulty wiring, construction defects and termite infestation.

Phoenix AZ Infrared Inspections, a start-up inspection company that opened its doors in November of 2008, has already hired on a number of employees to fill the positions of certified infrared inspectors. "When the building down turn began to really affect us, the infrared inspection and camera sales division are what kept us afloat," stated Christopher Mayes, President of AC Tool Supply dba Phoenix AZ Infrared Inspections.

More recently, the Phoenix housing bust and record lows in Phoenix home prices has caused a housing market mini-boom, a sign that Phoenix may have hit bottom. More homes have sold this April and May than in the same two months, since 2006. With prices stabilizing, buyers are once again finding themselves in bidding wars. Only this time, the bidding wars are between potential first time buyers and investors, both trying to scoop up foreclosed homes selling at a major discount. Once again Phoenix Arizona home inspectors are finding themselves loaded up with work, this time with the housing market back on the way up instead of the way down.

Jason Kaylor is a freelance author who has written at least eleven press release articles.

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