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Residential, Commercial, Mold and Radon Inspections
First Priority Home Inspections is a leader in conducting professional residential and commercial inspections in Colorado Springs and the surrounding area. We are a Contractor experienced inspection company with over 30 years experience and we have been trained and certified by NACHI, ASHI and AHIT. We are constantly participating in continuing education programs in the Inspection Industry and we have extensive knowledge in the areas of expansive soils, erosion, and radon mitigation.
Our experience, responsiveness and commitment to customer satisfaction are second to none in Colorado Springs and El Paso county.
A home is one of the most important purchases one will ever make. A home inspection is an inexpensive way to discover the universal condition of a home. It is important to conduct a home inspection to avoid a costly mistake by purchasing a property in need of major repairs. Even if you think you have found a “dream home,” it is a home inspector’s responsibility to let you know that your “dream home” may not be just right.
Areas we inspect:
- Exterior – Roof, shingles, chimney, flashing, roof structure, gutters, vents, siding, windows, doors, drainage, wood trim condition, walks, driveway, patio/deck/balconies.
- Interior – Windows, doors, walls, ceilings
- Foundation – Basement (Walls, floor, framing, sump pump(s), structural elements, dampness / flooding) and Crawlspace (Walls, drainage, vapor barrier, insulation, ventilation, structural elements)
- Heating – Type, age, condition, controls, efficacy, efficiency, components, check for gas leaks, CO, Fireplaces
- Cooling – Age, type, condition, operation (weather permitting)
- Electrical Systems – Amperage, voltage, service type and entry, adequacy, wiring type and condition, outlets, safety devices
- Plumbing – Piping type and condition, water pressure, delivery method, water heater, waste system type, condition, fixtures
- Appliances – Type, condition, operation
- Attic – Insulation, ventilation, roof structure, energy recommendations
Keep in mind few properties are in perfect condition. Like used cars, older properties require maintenance and repair over time. An inspection can clue you in to areas of concern, improve your negotiating position and provide you with an assessment of the current condition of the property for future reference. The types of buildings we inspect range from apartment buildings, office buildings, strip malls, light industrial buildings and rental properties.
Commercial Building Inspections offers:
- Promptly scheduled inspections.
- Extensive visual examination of all significant Building components and systems.
- Participation by client, questions encouraged before, during, and after inspection.
- Oral review at end of the inspection.
- Written report delivered at the end of the inspection includes expert, researched reference material to supplement the findings and recommendations in your report.
- Additional detailed, indexed, narrative-style report optionally available in 24 hrs.
- Lab test reports (if ordered) provided promptly on completion. Mold, Radon, Toxic Gas, IAQ, and certain other lab tests are processed with rapid and expert results.
- Expert photo-documentation available.
- Building Failure, Synthetic Stucco (EIFS) or Mold/Water Entry Cause Determination and Documentation Reports available.
- Future consultation, no time limit.
Mold and Radon Testing
We are not a remediation or treatment company. We have no vested interest in finding mold that would require expensive treatment. We do not receive sales commissions from remediation companies. We perform professional, industry standard inspections using only Professional Engineers who are also Certified Mold Inspectors. We will recommend remediation only when it is really required.
If remediation is required, we will refer you to a qualified professional remediation company that we have personally reviewed. Springs Home Inspection will write a remediation Scope of Work that will guide the remediation company, so that you will only pay for the treatment you actually need.
Since Radon is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas it is completely undetectable by human senses. It’s natural molecule-damaging radiation is one of the leading causes of lung cancer in the US, second only to smoking cigarettes. Radon mostly enters a building directly from the soil through the lowest level in the building that is in contact with the ground. Naturally this means the highest concentrations of Radon will usually be found in the basements of most buildings.
Fortunately, through proper inspection, dangerous levels of Radon concentrations can easily be detected, and mitigated. This is especially important during summer months in Residential environments where families, and in particular children, tend to spend the majority of their time in the lower levels of the house where it’s cooler. The primary concern with exposure is that there is no way for people to even detect Radon’s presence without special equipment. Hence why testing is so critical to avoid receiving serious, life altering damage like lung cancer.
Including pre purchase home inspections, pre listing inspections, pest inspections (termites and wood destroying insects), Radon testing, EIFS (Dryvit) inspections, Mold testing, indoor air quality testing, energy evaluation and specialized inspections (i.e. moisture problems and problem solving).
We pledge to complete the inspections and provide written reports within 1-3 days after being contacted. We will typically fax or e-mail copies of the reports to Realtors, attorneys and clients the same day the inspection is completed.
Our goal is to provide the highest level of service to our clients. We will make ourselves available for walkthroughs and follow-up questions. As in the past we aim to put things in proper perspective, and not needlessly alarm our clients.
Every inspector is certified and participating in an ongoing education program. Springs Home Inspection is a member of American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and our inspections follow the ASHI standards of practice.
Contact Us today to learn more about and how SHI can meet your needs for a quality, full service, and professional inspection company. Consider referring us to your clients as we pledge to perform the highest quality of service and professionalism available. We look forward to doing business with you soon.
Your First Priority Home Inspections will work with you to schedule an inspection promptly. In the case of apartment buildings, we understand we may be working with managers to coordinate inspections inside individual apartments.
Dollar for dollar there is no better use of your money then having a certified a home inspection, that will outline the strength and weaknesses of the home you’re buying.
A pre-listing home inspection reveals potential issues that could derail the sale of your home. We make sure you know and understand every fact about the property you are purchasing.
5 Star Testimonials
Springs Home Inspection gave a fantastic home inspection. They got the job done throughly and promptly. They were very detailed And allowed me to know what I needed before purchasing my first home. Highly recommend. 5 stars.
We were looking to downsize and needed something that was move in ready. Jim was extremely knowledgeable about the level of craftsman ship of each home we looked at and gave us more than enough knowledge of each of our options. Couldn’t recommend him enough.
Jim of First Priority Home Inspections was courteous, timely, professional and knowledgeable. Having been through inspections in the past, Jim vastly surpassed my expectations. He brought tools that I have not seen inspectors use before. He had thermal imaging for looking for cold zones in walls, a drone to inspect the roof for my multi-story home, and sewer snake to verify I had proper drainage and he even check the moisture levels of my basement. He gave me the confidence I needed to move forward with my purchase. I would recommend this company to anyone who wants the comfort of knowing exactly what is going on in your home.
Where do I begin when describing the highly personable, knowledgeable and professional experience my husband and I have received with Jim? Jim was the peace of mind we needed when buying our first home. He impressed us with his level of knowledge and thoroughness on inspection of our home. No detail went amiss and Jim walked us through every bit, even providing us with tips on maintenance and repair. If there’s one thing that differentiates him from everyone else it’s this: when working with Jim, you truly are his first priority and his service doesn’t stop at the front door. Jim has my highest regards and recommendation.
Jim came to my house to check the Radon levels. He did such a great job and gave me something that was priceless… piece of mind. He gave me some recommendations based off my situation and I can feel comfortable in my home with my puppies and my baby boy. Thanks Jim!
Jim Cone has done a wonderful job helping us with our home inspection. He is honest and a man of integrity. He is a real professional and a person who is willing to help anyone in need. I would recommend Jim and his company to anyone.
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