A home is the biggest purchase you’ll ever make, so it’s important to understand the condition of your investment. Let Homework Home Inspections LLC provide the thorough inspection you expect and a report you can rely on to make a confident decision. As a Certified Professional Inspector® with more than 25 years’ experience as the owner-operator of a home remodeling business, I have the hands-on knowledge to spot problems that other inspectors might miss. I’m a fifth-generation Coloradan, so I’m familiar with the building practices and issues common in our state.
I use the latest tools and technology, including an infrared thermometer to check HVAC temperatures, and more. Safety is my goal, which is why I pay special attention to conditions that could
affect your children and pets.
I encourage you to attend your inspection so that I can describe my process, explain my findings, point out important maintenance items, and answer all of your questions. However, if that is not possible, I am available to answer questions and my job is not finished until you understand everything in your report.
You will receive a comprehensive easy-to-read written report including checklists and detailed descriptions. I always include at least 10 high resolution pictures detailing any problems that I see during the inspection. Since many people are not comfortable on a roof, I include a short roof inspection video in my emailed report. You can expect your report within 24 hours.
A Typical Inspection:
A home inspection is a visual, non-invasive inspection. As a InterNACHI member I must adhere to InterNACHI's Standards of Practice.
This means I will attempt to inspect all of the following (when accessible):
- Roof, vents, flashings, and trim,
- Gutters and downspouts,
- Skylight, chimney and other roof penetrations,
- Decks, stoops, porches, walkways, and railings,
- Eaves, soffit and fascia,
- Grading and drainage,
- Basement, foundation and crawlspace,
- Water penetration and foundation movement,
- Heating systems,
- Cooling systems,
- Main water shut off valves,
- Water heating system,
- Interior plumbing fixtures and faucets,
- Drainage sump pumps with accessible floats,
- Electrical service line and meter box,
- Main disconnect and service amperage,
- Electrical panels, breakers and fuses,
- Grounding and bonding,
- GFCIs and AFCIs,
- Fireplace damper door and hearth,
- Insulation and ventilation,
- Garage doors, safety sensors, and openers,
- And much more...
As always, there are limits and exclusions, so please review the complete InterNACHI Standards of Practice for complete details or Contact Us with any specific questions.
Whether you’re buying or building a new home, selling the one you’re in, or purchasing an investment property, let Homework Home Inspections, LLC give you the peace of mind you deserve to make the right choice for your family’s future.
My Promise to You
Choosing the right home inspector can be difficult. Unlike most professionals, you probably will not get to meet me until after you hire me. Furthermore, different inspectors have varying qualifications, equipment, experience, reporting methods and yes, different pricing. Ultimately a thorough inspection depends heavily on the individual inspector's own effort. If you honor me by permitting me to inspect your new home, I guarantee that I will give you my very best effort. This I promise you.
Cyndi K. Krieger
Homework Home Inspections LLC
Inspected once, Inspected right! ®
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Phone or Text 303-594-5585
What Really Matters
A home inspection is supposed to give you peace of mind, but often has the opposite effect. You will be asked to absorb a lot of information in a short time. This includes a written report, checklist, photographs, and what the inspector says during the inspection. All this combined with the seller's disclosure and what you notice yourself makes the experience even more overwhelming. What should you do?
Relax. Most of your inspection will be maintenance recommendations, life expectancies and minor imperfections. These are nice to know about. However, the issues that really matter will fall into four categories:
- Major defects. An example of this would be a structural failure.
- Things that lead to major defects. A small roof-flashing leak, for example.
- Things that may hinder your ability to finance, legally occupy or insure the home.
- Safety hazards, such as an exposed, live buss bar at the electric panel.
Anything in these categories should be addressed. Often a serious problem can be corrected inexpensively to protect both life and property (especially in categories 2 and 4).
Most sellers are honest and are often surprised to learn of defects uncovered during an inspection. Realize that sellers are under no obligation to repair everything mentioned in the report. No home is perfect. Keep things in perspective. Do not kill your deal over things that do not matter.