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Do You Pay For A Home Inspection Out Of Pocket?

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 – The Full Story

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.

By |2020-04-27T11:19:42-06:00April 27th, 2020|Back to Basics, Electrical|0 Comments

Duct Pressure Testing Overview For Builders [Video]

  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 [...]

By |2020-04-06T09:19:14-06:00April 6th, 2020|Duct Leakage Testing, Energy Code Info|0 Comments

Why Does My House Need Ventilation? (Home Ventilation Basics)

Houses are complex structures with many installed systems working simultaneously to produce a safe and comfortable living space. Proper home ventilation is the key to good indoor air quality. While it may be easy to focus on the things that you see, like natural light through windows and paint colors, the comfort of a house [...]

By |2020-04-01T12:08:41-06:00April 1st, 2020|Back to Basics|0 Comments

Do home inspectors give repair estimates?

Ask Your Inspector Series: Question: After a home inspection is performed, do home inspectors give repair estimates to the buyer? Answer: Home inspector's are an independent 3rd party and typically do not quote repairs and these numbers can be inaccurate. It is best that you and your real estate agent receive quotes [...]

Ungrounded Outlets and the GFCI Solution

Imagine this:  You move into a new home.  You've worked hard all weekend, lugging dressers and couches through narrow doorways and up and down flights of stairs. Your brother-in-law has helped. But let's face it, most of the time he's just been sitting on the ONE couch he helped move in, drinking beer.  Making annoying [...]

Furnace Filter Replacement: Impacts of a Dirty Furnace Filter

One of the most common things we recommend during a home inspection is to "consider furnace filter replacement at this time".  Why is such a simple action so often overlooked? And what impact does having a dirty furnace filter have on the home? Often the simplest things can cause the biggest concerns. In this article, [...]

By |2020-03-23T12:10:03-06:00November 1st, 2019|Ask Your Inspector, Back to Basics|0 Comments

DORA Recommends Do NOT Regulate Home Inspectors in Colorado

On October 15, 2019, the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) submitted a report to the Colorado General Assembly, summarizing the results of a Sunrise Review Application proposing licensing of home inspectors. The report's conclusion from DORA recommends: Do not regulate home inspectors in Colorado. Statutes in Colorado require that individuals or groups proposing legislation to [...]

By |2019-10-30T10:34:37-06:00October 30th, 2019|Ask Your Inspector, Industry Update|0 Comments

3 Reasons Home Inspection Companies Remain a Critical Part of a Real Estate Purchase in 2020

If you are a home buyer considering purchasing a residence, you may be asking yourself - is hiring a home inspection company really necessary in this day and age. Times are changing, the whole real estate purchase process is evolving, and with the ease of online sites like Zillow, Redfin, Opendoor, and others, searching for [...]

By |2019-10-16T11:10:36-06:00October 21st, 2019|Ask Your Inspector|0 Comments