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Alternately, you can give me a call or send me a text at (720) 999-6388, or you can email me at homesweethomeins@gmail.com.

What areas do you service?

I live in the Denver metro area of Colorado and offer my services to the Denver area and its neighboring regions. While I’m open to traveling greater distances, please note that for locations exceeding a 50-mile radius from my current location, there may be an additional travel fee applied.

Do I really need a home inspection?

Although the decision to schedule a home inspection is ultimately your choice, it is highly recommended. Virtually every house has imperfections, but with time and resources, most issues can be rectified. When you consider the value of the home you’re contemplating, the peace of mind gained from understanding its condition is a valuable investment. This is particularly true in uncertain market conditions, where having a clear picture of what you’re getting into can prove invaluable.

Who should hire a home inspector?

Home inspections aren’t just for buyers! If you’re preparing to list your home for sale, an inspection can provide valuable insights into necessary repairs or issues that a buyer’s inspector might uncover.

Surprisingly, it’s also a wise move when purchasing a newly constructed property, as it can reveal any construction or installation issues that need addressing.

Moreover, if you have a builder’s warranty, scheduling an 11-month inspection can help document any potential problems before the warranty expires, ensuring that you’re not left responsible for costly repairs once the warranty period ends.

What aspects are not covered by a home inspection?

A home inspection primarily focuses on functional aspects and safety, not cosmetic defects or property valuation. The inspector doesn’t provide an opinion on whether you should buy the property. It’s essential to remember that most issues are fixable with time and resources, and the decision is ultimately yours.

Also, home inspectors are not code inspectors; there is no “pass” or “fail.” Safety concerns are noted, but it’s up to you to address them.

The inspector can’t guarantee that conditions will remain the same after the inspection. Additionally, some defects may be concealed, and if so, they cannot be reported. Nonetheless, the inspection provides valuable insights into the property’s systems and condition.

Can I expect to receive an inspection report?

Yes! I commit to delivering your inspection report within 24 hours of completing the inspection. If, for any reason, I fail to meet this timeline, I’ll refund $100 of your inspection fee. The report will provide a concise summary of the property’s features and defects, accompanied by photos and, occasionally, videos of the inspected areas to enhance your understanding of my findings.

How long will my inspection last?

The duration of inspections varies based on several factors, with the size and age of the house being the primary considerations. On average, inspections for medium-sized homes typically take between 2 and 4 hours. Factors such as the amount of personal belongings in the house and the ease of access to various components can also influence the inspection duration.

What is your availability?

I maintain a flexible inspection schedule to accommodate clients with various work commitments, operating at least five days a week and at most six days (I always commit one day each week to rest). If you have any questions about my availability, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me!

Will the weather affect my inspection?

The presence of snow poses the main obstacle to the inspection process, concealing potential defects on the home’s exterior. Nonetheless, this does not signify a halt to the inspection. In the event of any weather conditions impeding access to specific areas of the property, I will return within 7 days to reevaluate any elements that couldn’t be inspected earlier.

How much will my inspection cost?

The cost of the inspection can vary, typically falling within the range of $300 to $700. This price range is influenced by factors like the size and age of the house. Additional services like radon testing, sewer scope, and others may incur additional charges. However, I do offer certain discounts, such as 15% off to all service members, first responders, and police. If you are interested in getting a quote, don’t hesitate to call, text, or email me!

What is the life expectancy of the appliances and systems in a home?

I have a handy chart for your reference! Keep in mind that these are just average expectancies and should be used as a guideline, not a guarantee.

Do I need to be present for the inspection?

Although it is not required for the client to be present for the inspection, it is highly recommended. This is a great chance to learn more about the home and ask questions about the condition of the home and how to maintain it.