open permit in El Paso County
Home Inspections

How to Close an Open Permit in El Paso County

When you buy a new home, there may be open permits you don’t know about. Closing an open permit in El Paso County can be an unnecessary hassle for new homeowners. So, it’s best to check before closing.  Contractors need permission from the building department for home repairs and renovations, such as replacing a water heater or building a deck.

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buyer's inspection in Colorado Springs
Home Inspections

The Advantages of a Buyer’s Inspection in Colorado Springs

Residential real estate markets ebb and flow. Sometimes they favor the seller, and other times the buyer. For example, in the hot market during the pandemic, some people might forgo a buyer’s inspection in Colorado Springs.  A buyer’s inspection gives you leverage and purchasing power, so skipping it is a recipe for disaster. However, during covid, some buyers would wave

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What's Behind Your Walls
Home Inspections

What’s Behind Your Walls?

Have you ever wondered what’s behind your walls? When people build new homes or have major renovations, they glimpse what goes on behind the sheetrock. Once the drywall goes up, however, that world is sealed off. That’s why getting a stud inspection on all new builds in Colorado is vital. But not everyone has that luxury. So, home inspectors have

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Keep Moisture Out of Your House in Colorado Springs
Home Inspections

How to Keep Moisture Out of Your House in Colorado Springs

When dampness creeps into the house, it can lead to mold and wood damage. So, it’s important to know how to keep moisture out of your house in Colorado Springs. Since it’s an arid state, most people don’t think much about humidity. But, many homes we inspect have high moisture content, often originating in the basement or crawlspace and pulled

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What do home inspectors use drones for?
Home Inspections

Can You Use Drones for Home Inspections?

Tiny flying robots can go places people can’t. So, we use drones for home inspections, so we can inspect your roof without ever leaving the ground. Aerial video can show the roof coving, leaks indications, and signs of defects and aging. However, not just anyone can order a drone online and start inspecting houses. Inspectors need an FAA license and

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New home construction inspection
Home Inspections

Pre-drywall New Home Construction Inspection in Colorado

So much goes on behind the walls. So, the best time to schedule your new home construction inspection is before they add the drywall. Seeing the framing, wiring, and venting gives the inspector incredible insight into the quality of workmanship in your new home. However, don’t assume the house is perfect just because it’s new. Even the best contractors make

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mold inspection in Colorado Springs
Home Inspections

When do I need a mold inspection in Colorado Springs?

Mold can be found where you least expect it — even in dry Colorado. Microscopic spores contaminate the air and can start growing anywhere there is moisture. In fact, mold can develop in damp areas within 24 hours. So, whenever your house experiences leaks or flooding, get a mold inspection in Colorado Springs.  When Should I Test for Mold? Schedule

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Seller's Disclosures in Colorado Springs
Home Inspections

Home Inspections and Seller’s Disclosures in Colorado Springs

You’ll encounter both home inspections and seller disclosures when buying and selling a home. These two aspects of real estate transactions are more related than you may think. Everyone involved needs to understand the legality of a seller’s disclosures in Colorado Springs. And home inspections play a big part. That’s why it’s vital to hire a professional home inspector who

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What do you offer in your home inspection service?

Including pre purchase pre-purchase home inspections, pre listing inspections, pest inspections (termites and wood destroying insects), Radon testing, EIFS (Dryvit) inspections, Mold testing, indoor air quality testing, energy evaluation and specialized inspections (i.e. moisture problems and problem solving).


Once you provide an inspection, when will I see the report and do you send them to my realtor?

We pledge to complete the inspections and provide written reports within 1-3 days after being contacted. We will typically fax or e-mail email copies of the reports to Realtors, attorneys and clients the same day the inspection is completed.

If I need you after the inspection, will you be available?

Our goal is to provide the highest level of service to our clients. We will make ourselves available for walkthroughs and follow-up questions. As in the past we aim to put things in proper perspective, and not needlessly alarm our clients.


Can anyone be a Home Inspector?

Every inspector is certified and participating in an ongoing education program. Springs Home Inspection is a member of American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and our inspections follow the ASHI standards of practice.

Is it really worth getting an inspection done when we want to purchase a home?

Dollar for dollar, there is no better use of your money then having a certified a home inspection that will outline the strength and weaknesses of the home you’re buying.

We are ready to sell, now what?

A pre-listing home inspection reveals potential issues that could derail the sale of your home.  We make sure you know and understand every fact about the property you are purchasing.

Do you do a permit search history?

Yes, every inspection we do includes a permit search history. This helps understand what was done to the home and what issues there may have been in the past.

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