It is absolutely crucial to conduct a proper home inspection before you commit to purchasing a property. This is something that should be done even if the person doing the selling is a close relative or a trusted friend. After all, a property may have issues that even the owner is not aware of. This is particularly true for homes that are already decades old, but it is also true even for newer construction.
The benefit of a thorough home inspection is that you will have the information you need to accurately gauge the benefits and costs of a transaction, and to negotiate the price down to a more appropriate level if problems are found. Since our professionals are InterNACHI Certified and have a solid amount of home inspection training and experience, you can rest assured that they will help you identify any problem areas and determine which require immediate attention.
We also offer a Buy Back Guarantee for your peace of mind.
Radon is a odorless, colorless, tasteless, radioactive gas that has been found in homes all over the United States. Breathing radon gas for prolonged periods of time can present a significant health risk for your family.
Nearly one out of every 15 homes is estimated to have elevated radon levels. This threat is completely preventable; radon can be detected with a simple test. You can not predict your home's radon level based on state or local radon measurements.
Testing is the only way to find out what your home's radon level actually is.
We send all of our test samples to a nationally accredited lab for analysis with a fast 48 hour turnaround on lab results.
It’s important to get your new home inspected, despite your confidence in your builder. All homes have defects, even brand new constructions. Make sure you are aware of these mistakes before your house is finished and you’ve moved in. When a property is being constructed, many things need to be done well and come together right, so that the resulting structure is one of high quality. Proper home inspection by a third party inspector will allow you to quickly determine if your contractor is carrying out the job professionally, if hazardous shortcuts are being taken, or if inferior workmanship is beginning to show. Inspections should be carried out on site at several key stages including as the foundation is laid in place, as the structural framework goes up, and as the construction is completed. Having regular home inspection visits from a professional will help to avoid unwanted surprises and ensures the quality of your home before a final purchase.
The walk-through with the builder is not enough. You need a professional looking out for you. Here’s why you should get an inspection on a new home:
1. Newly constructed homes have all sorts of problems. Building a home is a complex orchestration involving many different subcontractors and their employees each working on a different system of the house usually without regard to the other house systems. With all the separate activities occurring at the same time, it is nearly impossible for the builder to carefully check all phases of construction. Even the best builders will likely miss something. Here are some examples of problems I’ve found in newly built homes:
2. Municipal building inspections are not the same as home inspections. The job of municipal building inspectors is to check for compliance with applicable building codes. Building codes are minimum standards. While most municipal building inspectors are doing their best, factors beyond their control prevent these inspections from being enough.
3. Problems found before you buy can be fixed before moving in to your new home. You won’t have to deal with the dust and noise from repairs, or the inconvenience of having to stay home from work while workers are in your house. While there will likely be some minor touch-ups that will need to take place after you move in, you will want the builder to fix any significant repairs right away.
4. Defects can be repaired before they result in serious consequences or costly damage. Safety items such as gas leaks need to be addressed to protect you and your family. Missing attic insulation that will result in higher utility bills can be installed. Raised shingles which can lead to rotted roof sheathing can be repaired before purchasing your new home.
5. It matters at resale. When you decide to sell your formerly new home, the buyer will likely get a home inspection. Deficiencies that date back to the original construction will be discovered even if you never knew they existed. At this point, it’s too late to get the builder involved. You now own those problems.The good news is that hiring a Certified Professional Home Inspector to inspect your new dream home can pay for itself many times over both monetarily and with peace of mind. You can feel confident that problems are identified and corrected early before you buy your home.
Conducting a pre listing home inspection in Denver before putting your home on the market will allow you to more accurately gauge the status of your home. You will also be able to decide if it is better to perform certain repairs, before putting the property on the market. At the same time, having our InterNACHI Certified Home Inspectors go over your property and advise you on any problem areas, will be of immense value when it is time to negotiate with potential buyers. Ultimately, home inspections give you the knowledge you need to maximize your return.
A Move-In Certified™ home has been pre-inspected, which means that the seller can confirm that there are no major systems in need of immediate repair or replacement, and no known safety hazards. A Move-In Certified™ Seller Inspection informs you of any defects or problems with your home so that you can address them before prospective buyers discover them. You can then take the time you need to obtain reasonable repair estimates. Show prospective buyers that you are dealing in good faith. Avoid 11th-hour negotiations and delays, and justify your full asking price by having your home pre-inspected now.
One of the last steps in purchasing a home is for the Buyer to perform a “Pre-Closing Walk through”. The Walk through is is usually conducted by the Buyer, but we recommend having one of our Home Inspectors assist you. Remember a Home Inspector has a trained eye and may notice issues that you might overlook.
The purpose of the walk through is two-fold:
Ideally a Walk through should be conducted with a Home Inspector, commonly referred to as a "Walk & Talk" inspection, and is done after the Sellers have vacated the property, but that is not always possible. Sellers may schedule their move for the day before closing or even the same day, and you may have to inspect the property while the Seller still has their furniture in place.
In our experience, most Sellers do comply with their repair requirements and take care that the home is in the same condition as when the offer was accepted. But that is not always the case and that is why we always recommend having us assist you in your walk through.
Our "Walk and Talk" inspection should take less than 2 hours to complete but can save you countless hours of having to deal with missed issues after you have moved into your new home..
There are many types of mold, and they reproduce by means of microscopic, airborne spores. Mold can start growing indoors when its spores float inside from outdoors and land on surfaces that are damp. Exposure to mold by inhaling or touching mold spores can cause allergic reactions and irritation to the lungs, eyes, skin, nose and throat. Our mold inspectors will perform a comprehensive visual mold inspection, as per ICA2 Standards of Practice, take air samples, sample suspect areas for lab testing and create a report for you with an analysis of the results and information on moisture intrusion. We send all of our mold test lab samples to a nationally accredited lab for analysis with a fast 48 hour turnaround on lab results.