Residential Home Inspections for Potential Home Buyers & Agents in Denver, CO
Buying a home is one of the most important investments you can make. If you’re in the market and think you may have found your dream home, you’ll need a qualified home inspector to give you an accurate report of the home’s condition. For potential home buyers in Denver, Colorado, and other cities along the Front Range, Vista Inspections offers comprehensive residential home inspections.
Why Home Inspection Is Important
Sellers and real estate companies work hard to make a home appear move-in ready when they put it on the market. And while hardwood floors, stone countertops, and other features may have caught your eye, your happiness after purchasing a new home may be short-lived if it turns out there is faulty wiring, a failing roofing system, or other defects. A home inspector like Vista Inspections can identify any defects, no matter how big or small, so that you can make an informed decision before committing to buying a home.
What Our Home Inspections Cover
Our residential home inspections cover the entire property, including:
- Structural systems, such as the foundation, flooring, ceiling, and basement
- Roofing components, like shingles, skylights, chimneys, flashing, and drainage
- Electrical systems, including outlets, branch circuits, and smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
- Plumbing, from faucets and water heaters to waste systems and sump pumps
- HVACs and vents
- Appliances that are built into the kitchen, bathrooms, and other rooms
We’ll inspect both the exterior and interior of the house and provide a detailed report on our findings. Our reporting will list minor defects, major defects, and safety issues; identify items that need to be replaced or repaired; and highlight deficiencies that are suitable for the time being but may need to be addressed in the future.
Common Issues Found During Home Inspections
Hopefully, your potential new home is in tip-top condition. But houses have so many different parts that chances are good something needs attention. Some common property defects our home inspectors may discover during a residential inspection include:
- Roofing issues, such as leaks, damaged or missing shingles, improper installation, or signs of wear and tear
- Plumbing problems, such as leaky faucets, pipe corrosion, water pressure issues, drainage problems, and outdated or faulty fixtures
- Electrical deficiencies, such as outdated wiring, overloaded circuits, improper grounding, faulty outlets, and inadequate electrical panel capacity
- HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) system concerns, such as a malfunctioning part, overall lack of maintenance, and ductwork problems
- Structural integrity issues, such as cracks in the foundation, walls, or ceilings, as well as issues with the framing or structural components
- Moisture and water damage, such as mold, mildew, water stains, or rot in the walls, ceilings, or basement
- Issues related to safety, such as faulty smoke detectors, missing handrails, unsafe stairs, or other potential safety risks
- Evidence of pests, such as rodents, termites, ants, or other insects
- Inadequate insulation and improper ventilation problems
- Aging or malfunctioning appliances
With the valuable information provided by a home inspection in hand, you’ll be in a better position to decide if the home you’re considering is worth the investment. To schedule a residential home inspection, contact Vista Inspections today. We’re based in Aurora, CO, and serve homebuyers and their agents throughout the Front Range.