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Pre-Listing Inspections in Colorado Springs: 3 Benefits for Home Sellers

If you’re thinking about selling your home in Colorado Springs, have you considered a pre-listing home inspection? Many sellers miss out on the potential benefits of a pre-listing inspection because they assume homebuyers are primarily the ones responsible for home inspections.

 

Submitted by SteveWillis on Thu, 08/18/2016 - 15:08

Radon in Colorado Springs -- Is Your Home Affected?

As uranium naturally breaks down in rock, soil, and water, it releases a gas called radon. You’ve probably heard of radon, but you may not know exactly how or why it can be a threat to your health.

 

Submitted by SteveWillis on Thu, 08/04/2016 - 10:39

Common Electrical Defects Found in Colorado Springs Home Inspections

 

Due to local building department regulations, licensed electrical contractors must be hired to install electrical systems in new homes. A county or municipal building inspector then must come in to verify the professional electrician’s work and verify it for code-compliance.

 

Submitted by SteveWillis on Tue, 07/12/2016 - 13:14

Why DIY Home Inspections Are Not A Good Idea

Why spend $300.00 for an inspection when you can do it yourself?  Even a long time contractor should not do his own inspection.  There are many components in a home that need to be evaluated.  Some are obvious, others not so much. 

Submitted by SteveWillis on Wed, 11/11/2015 - 08:17

How To Prepare Your House For Winter

The nights are getting colder, the leaves are falling, and it’s time to prepare for winter. These eight steps will help you be prepared for the colder months to come.

Submitted by SteveWillis on Thu, 11/05/2015 - 08:08

How Long Does A Home Inspection Take?

“How long will the inspection take?  Do I need to be there?”  These questions come up on a regular basis.   Every inspector will have different answers.

Submitted by SteveWillis on Tue, 10/27/2015 - 12:27

Protecting Finished Basements from Leaks

Finished basements are wonderful additions to any home, but they are not impervious to the dangers of water leaks. Just because you have a modern, well-equipped basement doesn’t mean you can put off or ignore annual inspections.

Submitted by SteveWillis on Fri, 02/27/2015 - 08:34

Asbestos and Home Inspections?

When you feel sick, you go to the doctor. When your dog is not acting like himself, you make an appointment with the veterinarian. But what if your house is sick?

Some homes contain toxic materials, such as asbestos. These materials can live in your home, jeopardizing the health of all family members. In fact, exposure to asbestos can cause respiratory diseases, such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis and pleural plaques. Some of these asbestos-related diseases can take many years to become apparent.

Submitted by SteveWillis on Tue, 12/23/2014 - 22:00

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