What to Expect from Your Inspection

Whether you are buying, selling or maintaining your home, Rest Assured Inspections provides professional and quality service from the moment you call us. Our licensed home inspectors will walk through your home with you and teach you as much as you want to learn. We strictly follow the Standards of Practice for home inspectors established by InterNACHI, the leading home inspection association.

After we walk through the home together, we will explain the general condition of the home and systems with you and your agent. We will talk through any major issues that need to be addressed sooner rather than later. We will also mention the items that you will want to keep an eye on for deferred maintenance. All of this will be detailed in our easy-to-read Spectora report, that will be delivered in HTML and/or PDF format. From that report, you’ll be able to see the items we discussed, with images for reference.

What is included in a home inspection?
  • Major defects such as structural failure and anything that can lead to them
  • Anything that might prevent the ability to finance, legally occupy or insure the home if not rectified
  • Safety hazards

It’s important to realize that sellers are under no obligation to repair everything in an inspection report. No house is perfect so it’s important to keep perspective as you and your realtor are preparing any concession requests.

Home Inspections start at $350 and go up from here based on the size and age of the house/condo. Optional services such as sewer scopes, radon testing, mold testing and other environmental services have additional fees. Free thermal imaging is included with all inspections.

Foundation and Structure: visible framing, visible foundation, roof, eaves, basement or crawlspace.

Interior: heating, air conditioning, appliances, visible insulation, floors, walls, ceilings, stairs, steps, ramps, railings, doors, windows, drywall.

Exterior: roof, flashing, soffit, fascia, gutters and downspouts, surface drainage, decks, steps, stairs, railings, retaining walls, outbuildings, garages, carports, chimney’s, exterior wall coverings and trim, windows, doors, vents.

Safety & Maintenance: smoke & carbon monoxide detectors, dryer ducts, gas, electric and water meter locations and shut off, moisture intrusion, locks, fireplaces, ventilation ducts.

Plumbing: water heater, drain and waste lines, supply lines, p traps, sinks & faucets, garbage disposals, toilets, tubs & showers.

Electrical: main service disconnect, wiring, electric meter & base, panelboards & breakers, switches, receptacles, fans & lights, AFCI’s, GFCI’s

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas created when radium decays. It cannot be seen or smelled but occurs in ground pockets around Colorado. It becomes trapped indoors through small cracks in the foundation and can increase your risk of lung cancer over time. It is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, causing about 21,000 deaths / year. The first step in protecting yourself is to have us perform a radon test. We are certified with the NRPP (National Radon Proficiency Program) and use equipment with 4 passive chambers that work redundantly with one another to provide accurate reliable results.

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Surprises are never good when it comes to real estate transactions. Understanding issues with your home gives you the confidence to demand the highest possible offer on your home and decreases the likelihood of the offer falling through or buyers asking for concessions.  Any time an offer has to be brought back to the table it usually means time and money from your pocket.

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas created when radium decays. It cannot be seen or smelled but occurs in ground pockets around Colorado. It becomes trapped indoors through small cracks in the foundation and can increase your risk of lung cancer over time. It is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, causing about 21,000 deaths / year. The first step in protecting yourself is to have us perform a radon test. We are certified with the NRPP (National Radon Proficiency Program) and use equipment with 4 passive chambers that work redundantly with one another to provide accurate reliable results.

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Home Inspections usually take 2-3 hours depending on the size of the home and add on services. We always take the time to walk you through the home and educate you on any findings at the end.

If power is on an we are able to do so, we will test appliances that are included in the purchase of the home; stove, oven, dishwasher, range hood, garbage disposal, trash compactor, fridge, washer and dryer. Not every cycle in an appliance will be tested.

Most of our report is done on-site, but we like to double check things back in the office and make sure all the relevant information is included. Often you will get it the same day, but if not we will have it to you the next day.

Our reports are all online so you will get an email and/or text containing a link and telling you the report is ready. The link will take you to the report where you will have the opportunity to view the full report or a summary version. You can print it or save it as a PDF. The report also has a repair request builder that makes it easy for your agent to consolidate the deficiencies and request concessions from the sellers.

Ideally the buyer or seller and realtor meet us at the property towards the end of an inspection where we can walk through the property and educate client and realtor about any issues. This doesn’t always work out so our reports include a lot of pictures and concise descriptions and we are always here for you with any questions.

The Standards of Practice are standards that home inspectors adhere to. Our inspectors go above and beyond these standards to better serve our clients, since these standards are a minimum.

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Rest Assured Inspections includes FREE Thermal Imaging with every Standard Inspection!

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