Ask the Expert – Pre-Drywall Inspection

Are you having a brand-new house built? One of the most important stages for the home buyer in new construction is just before the installation of the drywall.

Ask the Expert – GFCI Requirements

Ask the Expert – GFCI Requirements

GFCI units are electrical outlets equipped with a ground fault sensor and a circuit breaker which senses a ground fault and is programmed to turn off the electric power to the electrical receptacle when danger is sensed.

Ask the Expert – Protect your home from water intrusion

Ask the Expert – Protect your home from water intrusion

Homes can suffer water damage resulting in decreased property value, increased maintenance costs, and decline in indoor air quality. Ensuring that your homes exterior is water resistant can protect against potential loss

Ask the Expert: Holiday Home Safety Tips

Ask the Expert: Holiday Home Safety Tips

Flatirons Home Inspections would like to offer you these holiday decorating safety tips for the home instead of our weekly column. Quite a few of our daily routines change during the holiday season. Here are a few simple tips help keep our families safe and able to enjoy the season.

Ask the Expert: Home inspections in winter months

Colorado home buyers should be aware of the limitations of a winter home inspection. That said, having a home inspection in the middle of winter is not a complete waste of money. Every season teaches you something important about your house or the house you are going to buy.

Ask Angie’s List: How can I waterproof my basement?

Ask Angie’s List: How can I waterproof my basement?

Basement waterproofing is no joke. Whether it’s a soaked finished basement, or an unfinished basement with persistent leaks, water in the basement presents an immediate and stressful problem. You should quickly hire a waterproofing professional to address the issue.

Ask Angie’s List: Do I need to be worried about radon?

Ask Angie’s List: Do I need to be worried about radon?

It is not fun to think about radon – it’s a serious health problem that could lead to some costly fixes for your home. But you still need to be aware of it, because ignoring radon is much worse than addressing it.

Ask the Expert: Home inspections

Many people are surprised to learn that home inspections are not code compliant. What home inspectors are really offering you is their opinion on the condition of a house and its systems at a certain period in time.

Ask the Expert: Inspect your own home

Ask the Expert: Inspect your own home

Yes, hiring a home inspector is a good idea but that doesn’t mean you can’t make a few inspections first before giving your money to someone else

Ask the Expert: Common home inspection issues

Most real estate transactions are contingent upon an the completion of a home inspection. A qualified and experienced home inspector should find something that could be corrected, upgraded or repaired in every home that they inspect, even newly built homes. Each...

Ask the Expert: Fire Mitigation

It is getting to be the time of year that foothill and mountain residents should begin to think about fire mitigation. By doing wildfire mitigation, homeowners can increase their safety and reduce the risk to life and property.

Home inspection tips for sellers

Home inspection tips for sellers

One of the best ways to make certain your home attracts buyers and the highest possible sales price is to make sure it’s “dressed for success” both inside and out.

Ask the Expert: Most common home inspection issues

A recent national survey of home inspectors revealed some of the most commonly reported home inspection issues. If you are thinking of selling your home you may want to take a look at these areas prior to listing.