Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Home Maintenance Inspections - Why???

As many of you may know I am now a Certified Home Inspector with Pillar to Post. I have received extensive training both in the classroom and on site. I am also a member of ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors). This is a goal I have been working towards for almost a year and I'm excited to be able to offer this additional service to my students and the homeowners of the Denver Metro area.

What is a home maintenance inspection?
A home maintenance inspection is a professional evaluation and visual inspection of all accessible systems and components of your home including: structure and foundation, electrical systems, plumbing systems, roofs and attics, basements and crawlspaces, gutters and drainage, walls, floors, ceilings, porches, decks and property. It also includes a visual inspection of your furnace, air conditioner, plumbing fixtures and water heater.

Why should you have a home maintenance inspection?
Traditionally home inspections are done during the buying process. A prospective buyer will have a home inspection completed to highlight any existing or potential problems or issues with the new home. A home maintenance inspection provides the homeowner, whether they've lived in the home for 1 year or 20 , with a thorough and comprehensive visual inspection of the home with specific recommendations regarding the ongoing maintenance, repair or replacement requirements of the home and it's systems.

How long does an inspection last?
An average inspection takes 3 to 4 hours but can vary greatly depending on the size of your house, condo or town-home.

How will the inspection results be reported?
You will receive a comprehensive computer generated report on site at the completion of your inspection. The report will contain a detailed description of the findings, digital photos a summary of the major items to be addressed, and a maintenance checklist presented in a 3 ring binder.

How much does a home maintenance inspection cost?
The cost of the home inspection is directly related to the size and age of your home and is very reasonable. As an example only: a 2000 sq ft home built after 1965 with a basement or a 1600 sq ft bungalow with a basement are $330.00. A 1600 condominium without a basement or crawlspace built after 1965 is only $230.00.

For more information, a quote or just to answer questions give me a call at 303-284-6354 or email me at judy.browne@pillartopost.com .

http://www.pillartopost-denver.com/

I look forward to hearing from you!
Judy Browne
"Your advocate in the home inspection business"

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