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.

Pre-Inspection Spring Cleaning

Even though there is snow on the ground it’s not too early to start thinking about spring cleaning and home maintenance. Despite all the hype surrounding spring cleaning, most home owners don’t want to spend the weekend doing yard work, cleaning out storage spaces and reorganizing their closets. However, spring is a good time for home owners to evaluate in their home and identify potential maintenance issues.

Ask the Expert: Winter home inspections

Rick Jacquemard, Flatirons Home Inspections Home inspection are conducted year round. Winter weather can pose unique problems for home inspectors who conduct home inspections during the colder months of the year – especially in certain areas of the country. If a big...
Why do you need a home inspection?

Why do you need a home inspection?

Rick Jacquemard, Flatirons Home Inspections Before buying a home, one of the most important things you should do is to have the home checked out by a professional home inspector. Purchasing a home is often the largest investment you will ever make, why add another...
Protect your home from water intrusion

Protect your home from water intrusion

Rick Jacquemard, Flatirons Home Inspections Water may be essential to life, but it can diminish the value of your home. Whether you are buying or selling, hire a qualified inspector to determine the integrity of your home’s building components that enclose the...
Ask the Expert: Interior home inspections

Ask the Expert: Interior home inspections

The interior water supply and distribution systems, including fixtures, faucets and water heating equipment are an important part of any home inspection. (Photo: Shutterstock). Rick Jacquemard, Flatirons Home Inspections A critical eye should be used when inspecting...
Ask the Expert: Common Home Inspection Issues

Ask the Expert: Common Home Inspection Issues

Selling a home can be a long and stressful process. You’ve found a buyer for your home and signed a contract. The next step in the process is home inspection.  Many contracts include a contingency that allows the buyer to back out if serious problems are found during...
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...

Ask the Expert: Radon Testing

What is Radon and why should I test for it? Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas. You cannot see, smell or taste radon, but it may be a problem in your home. The Surgeon General and the EPA have determined that indoor radon is the second leading cause of lung...
Ask the Expert: Winterize Your Home

Ask the Expert: Winterize Your Home

BOULDER – Even though we have yet to have our first snow or hard freeze it is still not too early to think about winterizing your home. Doing some of these simple things may also remove some items from a home inspectors report should you decide to put your home on the...