Here's a list of our inspection services. Feel free to ask us about additional types of inspections. We perform all of our inspections according to the Inspection Standards of Practice.
FULL HOME INSPECTION:
A home is probably the biggest purchase you’ll ever make, so it’s important to understand the condition of your investment. I’ll provide a non-invasive evaluation of the home’s accessible structure, systems and components. While a home inspection can’t reveal every concern that exists, it will significantly reduce your anxiety by arming you with the knowledge you need to make an informed home-buying decision.
A Home Inspection is not a "code compliance" inspection which is typically performed by the city or county where the home is located.
A Home Inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination which is designed to identify defects, within specific systems and components, as defined by The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors - InterNACHI Standards of Practice. The inspection covers approximately 75 areas of the home, including 5 major building systems; the Roof, Foundation, Electrical, Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling.
You can trust that Shield Property Inspection will perform your home inspection as if it were our own. We will be thorough and complete in order to provide you with the most information on one of your largest investments, your home. Our interactive reports are written to provide you with a clear understanding of the defects observed by the inspector.
RADON GAS TEST:
Although radon is a naturally occurring gas in our environment, it's also the second leading cause of lung cancer deaths in the U.S., according to the Surgeon General. One out of 15 homes is estimated to have dangerously elevated radon levels. The Surgeon General and the Environmental Protection Agency recommend testing all houses. Millions of Americans have had their homes tested for radon, and you should, too.
Keep your family safe! Radon is a Radioactive Gas that naturally forms when Uranium breaks down in the rocks, soil, and groundwater. Radon Gas enters your home from underneath through cracks, plumbing and other areas of the foundation. Your house traps the gas inside which may increase to unsafe levels. it is colorless, odorless and tasteless. Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer in non smokers.
We recommend testing the Radon levels in your home or prospective home to help ensure the health of its occupants, both two- and four- legged.
Shield Property Inspection only offers and provide NRPP -AARST Certified Radon Measurement Services for real estate transactions, as well as both pre-mitigation and post mitigation measurements. This involves placing a small monitoring device in the prospective, or owned, home for a monitoring period of 48 hours in the case of a real estate transaction. This monitor will be picked up at the end of this monitoring period and results will be distributed the same day.
Radon can typically be mitigated to levels deemed acceptable by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Guidelines.
SEWER SCOPE INSPECTION:
Are your sinks and tubs emptying too slowly? I will use a special camera to scope your sewer line to visualize any blockages that are interfering with your plumbing system’s proper drainage. Finding and addressing such problems now can head off catastrophic and expensive repairs later.
The lateral sewer line is the privately owned line / pipe connecting a property to the publicly-owned main sewer line. HOA tap, or septic tank. It is typically the responsibility of the property owner to maintain and repair the lateral line.
A sewer scope is a video inspection of the lateral sewer line. The purpose of a sewer scope is to discover and report defects that were visible in the lateral sewer line. The scope will typically also identify the material used as the lateral sewer line. Our high-resolution camera can stretch up to 140 feet, allowing for optimal viewing.
A full color video of the process will be sent to you along with a written report of the pipe type, conditions, and any associated defects that were observed at the time of inspection including recommendations. We also include location services so defects can be located in case there may be a need to repair or perform a physical examination of the defect by a contractor.
Shield Property Inspections recommends a sewer scope with every home inspection due to the costly repairs associated with repair. Or if you're an existing home owner and suspect a problem, give us a call today.