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Feb
02
4 Home Inspection Red Flags You Shouldn’t Ignore

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Every step of the home-buying process is important, but having a professional inspector evaluate your potential future home is particularly crucial. If you skip it, you risk being unaware of major problems that can threaten the safety of you and your family and end up costing you big time in the months or years to come.

The problem is, there’s so much detail in a home inspection report that it can be difficult to determine which issues are not that big of a deal and which ones are a potential deal breaker. Keep an eye out for these inspection red flags below that signal a property may not be worth the trouble!

1) Structural Problems

Structural flaws in a property can be major safety haza...


Jan
14
3 Questions to Ask Your Home Inspector

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When you’re buying a house, the home inspection can often be a nerve-racking process. You might be worried that an inspection will reveal a fatal flaw in what you thought was your dream property. On top of that, there’s likely to be a lot of information coming at you that you don’t fully understand. The good news is that when you work with a professional home inspector, they can clear up any confusion and help you understand what the results of your inspection mean for your property.

Here are a few questions you can ask your inspector to help you make the right choice for your next home!

1) What is covered in this inspection?

First and foremost, it’s important to know wh...


Dec
21
These Are the Risks of Skipping Your Home Inspection

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Having a property inspected by a professional is a crucial step to the home-buying process. Sometimes, however, buyers choose to forgo a home inspection in order to save money in fees or speed up the sale. The truth is that skipping a professional home inspection is a mistake that can cost you big time in more ways than one. Here are a few of the most significant risks to consider:

It’s harder to back out of an offer.

Once you put in an official offer on a property and it’s accepted, changing your mind becomes a very expensive endeavor. Unless you have a legally sound reason for backing out, it’s likely that you’ll lost your deposit—which is usually several thousa...


Nov
16
4 Signs of Mold Growth in Your Home

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Sometimes, mold is obvious with fuzzy green spots on the wall or a black substance coating the grout in between your shower tiles. Other times, mold is sneaky. It can lurk in your house behind the walls, up in the roof, under the floorboards, and in other hidden places. The effects of hidden household mold can be subtle and come on gradually but, eventually, it will make its presence known—you just have to know what to look for.

Watch out for the red flags below that signal the growth of mold in your home!

1) Warping Walls

If you find evidence of moisture damage on your property, it’s a pretty safe bet that you’re developing a mold problem too. When pipes leak or too much cond...


Oct
12
Common Issues Found in Colorado Home Inspections

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Every state in the U.S. has its own quirks and nuances that make it unique and special to its residents, and Colorado is no exception. Some of these distinctive attributes are, however, more desirable and appealing than others.

Houses in Colorado likewise have many exclusive advantages to offer potential buyers, but they also tend to be vulnerable to a particular set of problems. Home inspectors have noticed that properties in our state are more likely to exhibit one of a few different problems.

Roofing Problems

There are certain types of roofs that are ill-suited to climate conditions in Colorado. One of those that is identified frequently throughout the state is a flat roof. Flat roofs are id...


Sep
07
4 Types of Contaminants That Could Be Polluting the Water in Your Home

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We all like to think that our homes are the one place in the world where we don’t have to worry about threats to our health and safety, but unfortunately, that’s not always the case. If you don’t take the right preventative and protective measures, there can be many potential sources of danger and illness in your home. Contaminated water is one of those potential hazards that is more common than we like to think.

While older homes that rely on well water are more often associated with water contamination, standard city water systems are not free of risk. The types of contaminants that pollute drinking water generally fall into one of four categories.

1) Physical Contaminants

P...


Aug
10
Radon Testing: What It Is & Why You Need It

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Your home is supposed to be a place of safety, shelter, and comfort. That’s why, when you’re considering buying a house on the market, it’s important that you take all the necessary steps to confirm that it’s in the best condition to offer you those things.

Hiring a professional to inspect your home is a good start, but it’s not always enough to ensure you and your family are fully protected. Sometimes, it makes sense to invest in additional inspection services to receive a truly comprehensive evaluation—and radon testing is one of the most important.

What is radon?

You’ve probably heard of testing for dangerous substances such as mold and carbon monoxi...


Jul
13
Do I Need an Inspection for My Newly Built Home?

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When you’re investing in a newly constructed home or having a custom property built from the ground up, you might think there’s no point in hiring a typical home inspector. After all, many of the issues home inspectors look for are a result of age and prolonged use, right? Well, that’s not necessarily the case.

Even if your home is so new the dust hasn’t cleared and the paint hasn’t dried, it’s still important that you have it inspected by a professional—and here’s why.

New construction homes can have problems too.

Just because a home is new doesn’t mean it’s perfect. There are many complex components and intricate phases in the constr...


Jun
15
What Is A Home Inspector Looking For?

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A home inspection is a vital step in the process of both buying and selling a home. When you’re buying a home, hiring a professional to look for issues in a property can save you a lot of money and peace of mind before you make the investment. If you’re selling, a home inspection will assure buyers that your property is in good condition or, if it’s not, identify what steps you need to take next to get it ready for the market.

But what exactly is a home inspector looking for when they examine your property?

Plumbing & Water Issues

Home inspections are meant to identify problems that threaten the safety of residents or will be costly to repair, which puts plumbing systems at th...