Cedar Hills, Utah Home Inspections
Certified Master Home Inspector, Michael Leavitt is a Cedar Hills, Utah home inspection expert.
We know you have options when selecting your Cedar Hills, Utah home inspector and we are glad you are considering Michael Leavitt & Co Inspections, Inc.. As you select your inspection firm it is important that you consider the inspector’s experience with Cedar Hills, Utah housing stock. Michael Leavitt has been inspecting Cedar Hills houses since 1995, and whether it is the early 1970 house or a brand new home, Michael is very familiar with the risks with Cedar Hills houses.
CEDAR HILLS HOUSING RISKS - Cedar Hills has all types of housing stock and different portions of the city have different risks. There are underground springs and stability issues that have affected a few homes on the benches and the low lands. Elevated radon levels have been found throughout the town and some termites have been found. Cedar Hills homes need an experienced eye when being inspected. Michael Leavitt has dealt with homes suffering from each of these issues. Experience is the key, and Michael has inspected thousands of homes in the Cedar Hills, Orem, Lindon, American Fork, Higland and Alpine areas.
Who will be the inspector performing your inspection? As a seasoned home inspector, Michael Leavitt brings with him an incredible eye for detail. Michael is the sole inspector at Michael Leavitt & Co Inspections, Inc., so you know you will always be having Michael perform your home inspection.
Michael Leavitt has performed home inspections and commercial inspections throughout Northern Utah and the 5 state inter-mountain area, but Cedar Hills, Utah is one of his favorite places to inspect.
We encourage you to either book your inspection right now online, or give Michael a call and discuss the details of the home you are considering purchasing/selling.
Home inspections are needed when buying a home, but they are also a great tool when selling your Cedar Hills, Utah home. Having it pre-inspected will help to avoid the renegotiation headaches that occur when the seller waits for the buyer to have their home inspection performed. Knowing the issues of the home before the buyer comes along empowers the seller to make the decision to either repair the item or disclose the need for repair. Hiring an experienced home inspector like Michael Leavitt is your best course of action and the best way to protect your assets.
Cedar Hills, Utah History
From the Cedar Hills City website
Cedar Hills is built upon an alluvial fan, or bench, created thousands of years ago when it was a shoreline of Lake Bonneville. Early settlers referred to the area as “the Bench.” Because of the growth of cedar trees (later becoming Manila’s source of Christmas trees), the area was later referred to as Cedar Hills. The bench provides a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains, Utah Lake, and Utah Valley. Cedar Hills was established as a community in 1977. The surrounding cities such as Pleasant Grove and Alpine were settled in 1849 and 1850.
Various forms of wildlife flourished in the area. Coyotes prowled along the bench. Wild cats, red foxes, bears, deer, skunks, and rabbits also lived in the area. Some deer, skunks, and rabbits can still be seen around Cedar Hills.
The dry bench upon which Cedar Hills is located provided little attraction to Native Americans. They preferred camping near streams, such as in American Fork Canyon. Several Native American artifacts were found upon the bench, however, including an Indian bowl (found by Paul Adams and currently on display at a Brigham Young University museum) and numerous arrowheads. The arrowheads were probably dropped during skirmishes between the Utah Valley Indians and the Shoshones.
Between 1849 and 1850, early settlers began to make their homes in settlements around Cedar Hills. A large portion of Cedar Hills was used for dry farming, which proved to be unsuccessful. A few planted plots existed among the sage brush. Much of the area was used to pasture livestock. Other forms of livelihood among early settlers of Cedar Hills included trapping and turkey farming.
The bench became a turkey ranch. The David Evans Company Advertising Agency, advertiser for the National Turkey Federation, would take pictures of the Adams turkey ranch because of its impressive background. In 1939, the National Poultry Congress in Cleveland, Ohio, displayed photographs of turkeys raised on the beautiful bench upon which Cedar Hills is now located. And, as NBC ran a news story about turkey farming on the bench, the photographer was taken back by the beauty of the bench and continued to say, “beautiful, beautiful.” In 1962, the Saturday Evening Post also ran stories about turkeys living upon the bench.
Michael Leavitt regularly performs home inspections in the following areas and beyond: Orem, Provo, Springville, Mapleton, Spanish Fork, Benjamin, Payson, Elk Ridge, Woodland Hills, Genola, Elberta, Santaquin, Lindon, Pleasant Grove, Cedar Hills, Highland, American Fork, Lehi, Highland, Alpine, Saratoga Springs, Eagle Mountain, Salt Lake City, Draper, Sandy, Midvale, Bluffdale, Riverton, Herriman, South Jordan, West Jordan, Magna, West Valley, Bountiful, Layton, North Salt Lake, Cottonwood Heights, Taylorsville, Murray, Holaday, Magna, West Valley, Centerville, Farmington, Kaysville, Woods Cross, Park City, Jeremy Ranch, Deer Valley, Heber and Sundance.