FAQs

If you are looking for a Denver home inspector you probably have a lot of questions! Jardyinspects.com wants you to be informed enough to make a decision that you will be pleased with for many years to come. Please read some of our most frequently asked questions below and if your particular question is not answered feel free to call or email us today, we would be happy to help.

Did I really need an inspection if there are no problems found?…

Definitely. Now you can complete your home purchase with confidence. You’ll have learned many things about your new home from the inspector’s written report, and will have that information for future reference.

What if I have questions later?…

Your understanding of the home is our highest priority. You can ask questions as long as you have them.

Will you perform or manage any repair work?…

No. That would be a direct conflict of interest.

What if the inspection reveals problems?…

No house is perfect. If the inspector identifies problems, it doesn’t mean you should or shouldn’t buy the house, only that you will know in advance what to expect. If major problems are found, a seller may agree to make repairs.

Can a house fail an inspection?…

A home inspector will not pass or fail a house, but rather describe its physical condition and indicate what components and systems may need repair or replacement.

Are there limitations to the inspection?…

Yes. Our inspector will only report on what he can see. So for instance, he will not be able to inspect every inch of plumbing throughout the house as most of it is within the walls and underground. This is why it is important to ensure that as much as possible is accessible. For more information on the limitations of an inspection see the CHI Standards of Practiced the inspection agreement located of main page.

Does delivering the report right away impede your ability to be thorough?…

No. We use a program that was specifically written to facilitate ease in reporting our findings.

When will the report be ready?…

The report will be ready for you upon completion of the inspection. In rare cases where the property is in poor condition, the inspector may opt to deliver the report within 24 hours.

May I attend the inspection?…

Yes. It’s our job to educate you on the ins and outs of the property. Having you there facilitates this process.

How do I prepare for the inspection?…

It is the seller’s job to have the house ready for inspection. Our inspectors need to have access to as much as possible. This includes access to electrical panels, attic, crawl spaces and HVAC systems.  All utilities should be turned on (electric, water and gas) so that he can test these systems.Any animals should be secured.

Why do other inspectors cost less?…

It is regularly said that you get what you pay for. This situation is no different. It takes several years of doing inspections to achieve the necessary knowledge and experience to deliver a product that is equal to the importance of such a task. Many new inspectors will charge less in an effort to win your business. Beware of this trap. When you leave with our report, you will leave with peace of mind. That is our objective, period.

Are you certified?…

Yes. Our inspectors are certified through InterNachi, one of the largest and reputable organizations for home inspectors.

Are you licensed?…

There is no licensing for home inspectors in Colorado.

Why should I choose you?…

We have tailored our system to meet your needs perfectly. You need to know as much as possible about your future home in a specific amount of time. We can work with you on your schedule, give you the report on site along with a thorough briefing of our findings and remain available to you for any amount of time necessary to ensure all of your questions are answered. We are able to provide the knowledge and expertise gained through hundreds of hours of education and experience.

What is a home inspection?…

A home inspection is a non-invasive physical examination of the structure and systems of a house. This includes all major systems such as foundation, HVAC, plumbing, electrical and roof.

Why do I need a home inspection?…

Buying a home is no small thing. It raises the potential for unpleasant surprises exponentially. To minimize this possibility, it is advisable that you learn as much as you can about the house you are considering whether new or old. A home inspection may serve not only to identify the need for major repairs or builder oversights, but will also raise your awareness of the need for maintenance to keep it in good shape. At the conclusion of the inspection, you will know more about the house, which will allow you to make decisions with confidence.

Are seller inspections as thorough as buyer inspections?…

There should be no difference in a seller’s inspection versus one for the buyer when it comes to professional integrity and thoroughness. One of the biggest reasons for retaining the services of a home inspector is that he is an objective third party. That being said, you should always go with the decision that makes you most comfortable. If you feel better as a buyer having your own inspector then that’s what you should do.

The municipal inspector already approved it. Why should I get a home inspector?…

Often the builder/developer will state the home has been built to “code” and that it was inspected at different stages and signed off by the local jurisdiction. However, building codes are frequently “minimal in nature” — that is, the primary intent of building regulations (codes) is to provide reasonable controls for the construction, use and occupancy of buildings. The builder is responsible to meet minimal standards at best — you may want higher standards applied to your dream house. Also, it is an unfortunate fact of the hectic pace of construction, that local building department inspectors are often overbooked with inspections, which results in their spending a minimal amount of time at the construction job site and important details may be overlooked. Finally, jurisdictional inspectors are not concerned with workmanship as long as all the systems and components in a new home meet minimum code requirements.

When should I schedule the inspection?…

As soon as you have a signed purchase contract or for newly constructed homes, a few days before the walk through with the builder. This way you will have the inspection report on hand when discussing the house with him.

Why can’t I do it myself?…

Even the most experienced homeowner lacks the knowledge and expertise of a professional home inspector. An inspector is familiar with the elements of home construction, proper installation, maintenance and home safety. He or she knows how the home’s systems and components are intended to function together, as well as why they fail.   Above all, most buyers find it difficult to remain completely objective about the house they really want. Objectivity is key when performing a home inspection. The most benefit will be gained when the services of a home inspection professional are obtained.