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Our Services

Home inspections can help you buy or sell your home with confidence. As a trained and experienced professional, I provide invaluable help in turning you into a knowledgeable and informed consumer. Home owners can have problems identified and take preventive measures to avoid costly repairs. Buyers can understand conditions that I point out and negotiate to have the property condition improved by having repairs completed. Our inspection services include:

Buyers Inspection

In both new and older homes, the best way to ensure that you are well informed about the strengths and weaknesses of a property is to have us give you a professional home inspection. We are trained to identify problem areas both small and large that may have been overlooked by the previous owners and to identify which require immediate attention. See our Inspection Overview for more details.

Sellers Inspection

Whether you are selling your home on your own or using a realtor, it’s always a prudent idea to have a professional home inspection. Knowledge is power. All homes have strengths and weaknesses: we help you answer how serious the problems are and which must be immediately addressed and which can wait. The more you know about your home, the more prepared you will be for negotiation. See our Inspection Overview for more details.

Well Inspections

As a Certified Geologist, I have the knowledge, training and certification to perform water well testing and detailed water analysis. Water quantity and quality are significant concerns in Colorado, and they will greatly affect the present and future value of your investment.

Re-inspections

We’ll come back and make sure everything that was supposed to get done was completed correctly.

Construction Inspection

In a new home, the quality of construction is often not what it used to be some years ago, therefore many buyers have independent reviews of their properties during various stages of the construction process, including slab, frame, and final inspection. This type of inspection protects your purchase, prevents unpleasant surprises, and ensures the quality home that you’ve dreamed about.

Warranty Inspection

Most builders provide a one-year warranty for new construction. Generally during this period of time the buyer develops a “punch list” of corrections for the contractor to repair under the warranty coverage. Some defects will not be obvious to the untrained eye. It is prudent to obtain our home inspectors list of items that will most likely be repaired by your builder at no cost to you. You will be reassured knowing that potential problems were addressed before they grew into something that could cost you a great deal down the road.

Environmental Hazards

Our job as your professional home inspector is to alert you, to the extent possible, to unknown problems and potential environmental hazards in your current or potential house. Ours is a non-invasive visual inspection of your property which can alert you to possible problems. See our Environmental Hazards page for more information.

We can inspect and test for these hazards:

  • Asbestos: Asbestos material that crumbles easily if sawed, scraped, or sanded into a powder is more likely to create a health hazard because it can be inhaled into the lungs, increasing the risk of disease. See Asbestos FAQ.
  • Lead: Lead is a highly toxic metal that was used for many years in products found in and around our homes. In general, the older a home, the more likely it has lead-based paint. See Lead FAQ.
  • Radon: Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas found in soils, rock, and water throughout the U.S. Radon is a threat to health because it tends to collect in homes, sometimes to very high concentrations. See Radon FAQ.

We are able to provide excellent references and arrange for inspections of the following:

  • Termites or other wood-destroying organisms: Although rare in Colorado, these pests cause serious damage to wooden structures and posts and can also attack stored food, household furniture, and books. When pest infestation is observed, a Pest Inspection and Remediation Company is recommended to evaluate the severity of the problem and the cost of extermination and repair. See Termite Facts.
  • Mold: There are many types of mold, and none of them will grow without moisture and a food source. Molds can produce allergens, irritants, and in some cases are potentially toxic. Due to Colorado’s dry climate, it is difficult to grow mold. When mold is observed, a Certified Industrial Hygienist is recommended to properly evaluate the concern. A Insured Mitigation Company would then identify the potential cost of any documented concerns. See Mold FAQ.