When buying a home one of the most important parts is the home inspection . That is why it is important to choose the best home inspectors for this part of the home buying process. Many buyers do not understand home inspections vary depending on each specific property. For example there could be two homes in the city like Evergreen that needs different types of inspections. One home might need well and septic inspections and another might need a sewer scope because it doesn’t have a septic system and some homes have wells and some have city water or a community well. A real estate agent can explain to you the types of inspections that home will need.
Other than the Radon, well and septic inspections (on your typical residential property) the buyer’s home inspector will come in and do their thing. After the inspector does their thing they will recommend other inspections or to have professionals in a specific field come in to analyze the situation. The function of the home inspector is not to typically find a problem and recommend a solution but to find symptoms of a problem and recommend a specialist come and assess the situation. Unless it is a very apparent problem like a hole in the roof the size of a bowling ball they will not say “oh the roof is shot you need a new one”. The home inspector should recommend a roofer come out and look at it.
Some of the other inspections that is recommended by most real estate agents in this area is a Radon inspection and most home inspectors are now certified to give this test.
Choosing what home inspections are needed is not a decision to make lightly. Of course a buyer can choose to do every inspection they can think of or choose to do none. Doing none is not something that is typically recommended. Common sense and cost benefit should be taken into consideration. Deciding not to do a $200 inspection on something could result in a huge cost later. Since inspections can point out things that even a seller has no idea is an issue can really be beneficial. A seller needs to disclose any known material facts but there are some very large problems that can exist in a home that a seller is not aware of. If a home inspector finds a big material defect it doesn’t mean a seller is trying to hide anything. They truly may not know. A home inspection can also find things that a seller is trying to hide or not disclose.
The list below is a partial list of possible home inspections you might need to get in the Denver or Denver Foothills: