What Inspections Should We Do On Our Home?

This is a GREAT question, of which many buyers ask! In Colorado, there are NO required inspections needed, in fact there is no requirement to DO an inspection. HOWEVER, it is ALWAYS recommended to get a home inspection on every listing, no matter the age of the home, even new construction! For new construction, it is usually like to remind a new homeowner to get this inspection done at 11 months, so to have the list ready for the builder at the one year warranty walk through.

The inspector will check all the mechanicals (furnace, boiler or electric heat, water heater), kitchen appliances, visualize the structural integrity of the home, roof, plumbing and electrical (and the electric panel) and the exterior of the home. There are additional inspections to consider - lead based paint (if home is older than 1978), sewer inspection, radon testing and mold testing if you see anything to alert you that mold could be present.

In Colorado, buyers have the option to request items to be repaired or terminate the contract with no reason. If the buyer asks for repairs, and seller does not want to do all of the requested repairs, buyer can terminate the contract, and get their earnest money back.

American Professional Inspections (AMPRO) in Colorado Spring is an expert in home inspection for a very affordable price. They offer services such as radon testing, sewer scope, seller's inspection and mold testing. You are surely guaranteed to get a personal service, professional quality that you and your home truly deserve. Book your inspection now!

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