Don’t turn your back.

Flushmate recall: Exploding toilet tanks cause injuries Flushmate is recalling more than 1.4 million toilet-flushing systems due to complaints that the units can explode, with reports of people being injured and property damage, according to federal safety officials. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/flushmate-recall-exploding-toilet-tanks-cause-injuries-property-damage/?fbclid=IwAR2Esc2Le2k4EvRnTDUOVzwKWRDe8AI0p7jCxlqLTopyj2XwDBS_J-TK_aI

When to choose your own home inspector.

So your offer has been accepted on a new home. It’s time to schedule your home inspection. Your realtor says here’s a list of a few home inspectors, why don’t you check their prices? Sounds like a good idea, Right? Oh, what does this really mean? It means that you’ve been told to use the lowest common denominator to make the biggest financial decision of your life, instead of, how…

It's not CMIR!

Certified Move In Ready

Hey Listing agents; The Real Estate market in Northern Colorado is showing signs of returning to a balanced, neutral market. With that in mind, I think it’s time to look at getting homes pre-inspected. We call pre-inspected homes CMIR, “CERTIFIED MOVE IN READY”. A major benefit for any seller, a CMIR inspection helps secure the deal by sharing the homes condition in a written report, produced by a professional inspection…

Why do we hire these people?

Well this is a perfectly good day to rant about the poor quality of home inspectors out there. I’m inspecting a home that another inspector had looked at previously. I was given a copy of his report and started going through it. The inspector was certified but seemed to be completely incompetent. He was concerned about an unsupported front porch which turned out to be unsubstantiated, yet missed other structural…

Summer look

Think spring: Now’s the time to plan the landscape of your dreams

Think spring: Now’s the time to plan the landscape of your dreams. The weather outside is frightful, and the week ahead calls for falling temperatures, maybe even snow. That makes it easy to dream of warmer spring weather, but to plan for it? To sit and strategize for making the most of next year’s lawn and landscape projects? That seems like a great idea. It doesn’t have to be. The…

Landscape Grading and Drainage

The most common defect I find on homes is improper grading. Improper grading is when the landscape contour or some other element near the foundation doesn’t effectively carry rain water away from the foundation. This can be a huge problem because it can cause damage to the foundation and allow moisture into the basement or crawlspace. Another example of poor drainage and grading is exterior basement window bulkheads that don’t…

What are the Risks In Not Having New Construction Inspected?

With a tight Real Estate market in Northern Colorado, many home buyers are purchasing new construction and forgoing the traditional home inspection. They feel secure doing it because they are told that the home has been “inspected” by the city several times during the construction process. This is a VERY risky way to invest hard earned savings and a giant liability for the Realtors involved. Here’s why: The city does…

Home Inspectors Promotions 

​Wow! I just looked at a video from another inspector about why they are the greatest inspection company around. I wonder how many people will fall for all of these special offers, warranties, guarantees, etc. If you really want a good inspection you need to remember that home inspection is unlike any profession on the planet. It really does require specialized knowledge, attention, to detail, report writing, and the ability…

Best Kitchen Remodel Ideas

Whether you’re undergoing a full-scale kitchen renovation or a simple refresh, design decisions can oftentimes feel overwhelming. “Your kitchen is command central in the home. We spend so much of our time here, whether its day-to-day activities with the family or hosting weekend get-togethers with friends. So, making timeless design decisions up front can help create the perfect space that you’ll enjoy today and still love in twenty years,” Berkus…