Home appliance technology changes over time. This can be easily seen in the difference between current washing machines or refrigerators and the ones we had when we were growing up. However, some of these changes are more subtle but can still affect us in sometimes costly ways. One example of this is the refrigerant in [...]
Ask Your Inspector Series: Question: Do You Pay For A Home Inspection Out Of Pocket? Answer: Generally, you as a buyer pay for the home inspection as you want the information of the report to be in your best interest. In uncommon situations, your agent may offer to pay for your inspection [...]
Federal Pacific Stab Lok electrical panels have a known history of failure and lawsuits. We are always on the lookout for these panels during our inspections and we recommend a full panel replacement when found.
Is A Duct Pressure Test Required On Your Next Project? Energy codes may have changed in your area, and the city and county you are building in may now require a duct pressure test on your HVAC system. Although this test has been utilized for a while, many areas of Colorado are adopting newer [...]
Is A Home Inspection Worth it? We analyze data from past inspections and compare the cost of a home inspection vs the cost of issues found during the inspection.
Multi-family blower door testing is consistently becoming more common in all Colorado counties. Just as with a regular single family home, a multi-unit building will also need to have each unit pass a blower door test. This is typically required regardless of whether you are building a duplex or a 40-unit apartment building. On top [...]
Although we typically post informative articles or industry updates, we thought we would share some of the fun parts of our job as well. Our inspectors look at hundreds of houses a month, and we run into some of the most bizarre issues you could imagine. Here are some of the best home inspection fails [...]
We're not the only ones who enjoy Colorado's warm and dry climate in the summer. Colorado has its share of bugs. Mosquitoes, bed bugs, Miller moths, and others that itch a ride on people, may be the most annoying, but others are even more destructive. It's a huge problem when these pests decide to camp [...]
When buying or building a home, carbon monoxide detector requirements can get a little tricky. Each state has a slightly different code requirement, older houses and newer houses can have different needs, and there are rules on placement too! But following these rules is very important because a CO detector can save your life. Roughly [...]
There has been a lot of talk this year among the property management and homeowner community about a new update to Colorado law entitled: House Bill 1170 - Residential Tenants Health and Safety Act. This bill drastically changes how tenants can hold their landlords accountable for providing a safe and habitable home. Many people believe [...]