Standard Home Property Inspection in Colorado Springs and beyond
Pine Breeze Home Inspections is a full service residential inspection company that with one call, you can book all your certified home inspection services including, radon testing, mold sampling, septic inspections, well inspections and water quality testing. All Pine Breeze home inspections include powerful infrared scans and provide information targeted towards helping home buyers, home sellers, and real estate investors be more informed with making purchasing decisions and better understand what they have. Protect your investment and contact us today if you have any questions about a standard inspection for your property or home.
Why Do I Need A Home Inspection?
A home inspection is an essential step in the buying process to determine the condition and safety of your purchase. A sound home inspection provides you with the information necessary to make an educated home purchase decision and increases your understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the home.
It also helps determine any major visible defects or system inadequacies at the time of purchase, reducing any unpleasant surprises or insurmountable financial burdens in the future. There are always inspectors out there that will do an inspection for “$50 less than everyone else”. The consequence is that you may get a second rate inspection. The fact is that most properties require at least two hours inspecting properly. A larger home or a home in really poor condition may take 3 + hours. The low-cost inspector isn’t going to spend this amount of time.
Make sure your inspector carries insurance, certification, and invests in new technologies to provide you the best inspections available. If you want to have only the best inspection possible, you need a company that works for you.
What Does A Home Inspection Include?
A standard home inspection summarizes findings from a visual inspection of the condition of the home’s heating system, central air conditioning systems (temperature permitting), interior plumbing and electrical systems; roof, attic, and visible insulation; walls, ceilings, floors,
windows and doors; foundation, basement, and the visible structures of the home. If our certified master inspector identifies problems, it doesn’t mean you should or shouldn’t buy the house, only that you will know in advance what to expect. If your budget is tight, or if you
don’t want to become involved in future repair work, this information will be important to you. If major problems are found, a seller may agree to make repairs. You should discuss the issues with your real estate agent and determine if the issues are easily fixed and don’t diminish the value of the property.
Our Home Inspection Checklist
Our standard home inspection includes evaluating more than 100 different items around a property. As we look at the countless interior and exterior elements of a property, your inspector will take notes on the major systems and components of the home, including:
- Heating, ventilation, and cooling (HVAC) systems.
- Plumbing elements.
- Electrical systems.
- The “envelope” of the home (including doors and windows, noting how they close and lock)
- Basement and/or crawlspace.
- Framing, siding, and trim.
What Matters In Your Standard Property Inspection?
A home inspection is not a pass or fail grade, but rather it describes its physical condition and indicates what may need repair or replacement. Most of your inspection will be maintenance recommendations, life expectancy and minor imperfections. These are nice to know about. A home inspection is to provide you with a better understanding of the physical condition of the home in order to make a well-informed decision. It is not a guarantee or warranty against possible future repairs.
However, the issues that really matter will fall into four categories:
- Major defects. An example of this would be a structural failure.
- Things that lead to major defects.
- Things that may hinder your ability to finance, legally occupy, or insure the home.
- Safety hazards
The knowledge gained from an inspection is well worth the cost, and the lowest-priced inspector is not necessarily a bargain. The inspector’s qualifications, including his experience, training, and professional affiliations, should be the most important consideration.
Schedule Your Standard Property Inspection in Colorado Springs When searching for the right home inspector, it’s important to find someone you can trust — and that’s why we are here for you. The inspectors at Pine Breeze Inspections are licensed by the State of Colorado, certified, and insured.
Whether you’re buying a property, selling a property, or just want to know how to maintain your property, Pine Breeze Inspections has an inspection for you. With Pine Breeze, you can expect a competent, thorough inspection covering all the bases and never cutting corners.
Have a standard home? Contact Us today to schedule your home inspection!