We provide a complete and thorough home inspection utilizing specialized tools and procedures to detect and record evidence of potentially defective components or conditions. As you go through the process of buying a home it is highly recommended to have a professional go through the entire structure and search for any signs of past or present issues that could be or become a major problem. Nobody likes those kind of surprises and It’s amazing what a picture perfect home can hide at times, but not from us. With a FLIR camera, moisture meters, a gas leak detector, radon monitor, etc. we can detect far more than our natural senses allow. We’ll provide you with an organized, comprehensive digital report with meter readings, photographs, and videos of the areas of concern so that you can make a more informed home purchase. If you’re buying, or just want to do proactive maintenance give us a call or schedule online anytime.
If you are looking to sell your home and you’d like to have it ready to go on the market, have a pre-sale inspection done. You don’t want to have to negotiate down your price or have anything held up making last minute repairs. You will know what defects to fix ahead of time and avoid the back and forth at closing.
Radon Testing and Mitigation
With the generally high levels of radon here on the Front Range it is very important to have your radon levels checked at least every two years. Temperature, moisture, and geological changes (mining, fracking, development) can greatly affect the easiest path out of the ground for radon gas. What may test safe in the summer could be a very different story in the winter. When it’s wet and cold outside, your home may become the easiest path for the radon to get out of the ground, increasing the radon levels in your home. Its odorless, tasteless, and you can’t see it, yet radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, so it’s the first if you don’t smoke. Be safe and have your levels tested. It really is nasty stuff, so please, know what’s in your home. By testing and acting on the results if necessary, you could add years to your life, especially if you have ever smoked. If you have been or are a smoker the carcinogenic effects from radon gas are around 8 times that of a person who has never smoked. It’s very easy and affordable to test for radon gas and correct if levels are high. We install a quality mitigation system using thick walled schedule 40 PVC and RadonAway fans. The systems are virtually maintenance free and only cost around $40-$50 per year in electricity to run. The fans have a life expectancy of around 10 years and can be easily replaced. Radon mitigation systems can be installed in any type of foundation, basement or crawlspace. We will provide before and after analysis of the radon levels and will guarantee levels at or below the EPA suggested level of 4pCi/L, though actual levels will often be well below that after mitigation.
Do you ever wonder where all of the heat goes in the winter and gets in during the summer? With infrared thermography you’ll finally know precisely where that draft is coming from, and why that one room is always cold. We can scan your home inside and out and provide you with thermal images of the problem areas so you or your contractor know exactly what and where to improve to reduce your energy costs.