CAL-SPEC INC. – Your most trusted Home Inspection company serving Coachella Valley.

Our Services

As a general contractor with years of experience, we know exactly what to look for. We have spent decades building and remodeling homes like yours. We would love to share our knowledge and experience with you on your new journey.

We provide Inspection services to the Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio, Desert Hot Springs, Thousand Palms, Bermuda Dunes, and the entire Riverside County. Certified home inspection services include Residential & Mobile Home Inspections, Home Energy Audits, Asbestos, and Pool & Spa.

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About Us

We are industry veterans with 25 years of experience in fine home remodeling, restoration, tenant improvement, complete additions, and certified home inspection. We are a licensed, bonded and fully insured California General Contractor. We serve Palm Springs and the entire desert valley area of Riverside County. Cal-Spec Home Inspections offers experience, knowledge and genuine interest in our clients’ peace-of-mind and satisfaction.

We operate under this foremost theme: “We conduct each home inspection as if we were inspecting it for ourselves.”

Communication

Everyone involved, especially the buyers and sellers need to understand and know the condition of the property. Throughout my experiences I have found it is imperative to communicate and work directly with the client to ensure they understand what is actually inspected and what is not.

Support

Our job is to make sure the client understands all aspects of the inspection process, and we do not stop there. Should you have any questions or concerns after the report you are encouraged to give us a call and we will provide you with an explanation of the report and options to assist you in making a confident decision about your property.

  • High Quality Photos

    A photo speaks a thousand words. All noted recommendations in your report will be annotated with red or orange shapes. That way you will know exactly what you’re looking at!

  • Fast Reports

    No waiting 2 or 3 days for your home inspection report. With us, you will have your report within 24 hours. In most cases you will have your report emailed to you the same day as your inspection.

  • Latest Tools

    Thermal Imaging Equipment and Non-invasive roof inspections with the use of a DJI Mavic Pro drone. Video available.

  • Extensive Reports

    Color coded system tabs on every page makes it easy to navigate. The reports are easy to read and very understandable. Pictures and illustrations are included to make noted problems clear. View sample report.

  • Clear & Simple Pricing

    What does a home inspection cost? You don’t have to jump through hoops to find out how much you’re going to pay for gas, food or clothes. So why should it be that way in the service industry? You’re right, it shouldn’t!

Qualified & Experienced

We have decades of experience, not only inspecting homes, but as a California licensed general contracting company. You will find that many inspectors’ credentials merely include passing a test online. By choosing Cal-Spec, you will find a well-qualified professional who knows exactly what to look for. We offer our expertise for your peace of mind. Call today.

Competitive Pricing

We deliver exceptional value for reasonable prices. Choosing an inspector based on cheapest price will not likely do you any favors; there is no substitute for experience, authority and trust. Our decades of familiarity with every phase of construction allows us to prevent potential issues—as well as allay unnecessary fears. You really do get what you pay for.

Committed

We are committed to serving you, our customer. Our business is built on trust, integrity and ensuring you have the information you need about one of the largest investments you’ll make. Choosing the right home inspector can help ease your stress and give you peace of mind. We will help you make sure your investment is secure.

Home Inspection FAQ’s

What are the key things to inspect before buying a house?

The most key things to inspect are also the most expensive to repair. Here’s a short list of some of the most critical things to inspect for:

  1. Asbestos
  2. Lead paint
  3. Foundation damage
  4. HVAC repairs or replacement
  5. Mold removal and remediation
  6. Faulty roofing
  7. Issues with sewer pipes or septic systems
  8. Termites

Note that not all of these services are included in standard home inspections. Most home inspectors who offer these services charge additional fees for termite, mold, asbestos, or lead paint testing.

How to avoid buying a money pit?

You’re already taking the first step. Hiring a qualified home inspector is the single best way to avoid buying a “money pit”. If you really want to be sure, you may want to consider hiring an additional inspector, and investing in some more specialized services, such as sewer pipe examinations and termite inspections.

What are the common plumbing issues in homes?

There are a number of common plumbing issues in most homes, but most are not a major cause for concern. This could include dripping faucets, sinks and drains that are clogged and do not drain properly, faulty or failing water heaters, or low water pressure. The most important thing to inspect in a home’s plumbing system is the condition of the pipes. If your pipes and other major water systems are in good shape, fixing more minor issues is usually quite simple.

How long will a modern home last?

Most modern homes built with wooden structural supports and a concrete foundation are expected to last at least 100 years, and could easily reach 200 years. Naturally, this depends on the climate, how each home is cared for during its lifetime, and how well-built the home is. Some homes will, naturally, last longer than others.

What usually needs fixing in a fixer-upper house?


Well, each fixer-upper home is different. Once you have a home inspected, your inspector should be able to give you a list of any major systems – such as plumbing or wiring – that need to be repaired or replaced. Some of the other common systems that may need attention include the HVAC system, the roof, the structure of the home, and the doors and windows. Beyond this, you can fix things based on your personal preferences – re-arranging the kitchen and the bathrooms, for example, or adding new paint, appliances, and fixtures like sinks and toilets. It all depends on the house you’re buying – so make sure you hire a good inspector, and walk through the property a few times, to develop a “game plan”, and make sure you’re prepared for the purchase of a fixer-upper.

Reach Out To Us!

We are waiting to talk to you about your home. Call 760-770-7060. Get in touch with us if you have any questions or comments.