FAQ

 

  • Why do I need a home inspection?                                                                                                                                                                                                                 A home purchase can be one of the biggest and most important purchases of your life.  Homes do require regular maintenance and upkeep, which can often be ignored.  This is your chance to get into the details of the home and ensure your making the right decision.  A home inspection is a thorough non invasive examination of the home. We inspect the exterior, roofing, electrical, plumbing, hvac and more.  This helps eliminate any surprises, allows you to plan for future maintenance, and gives you peace of mind you know the details of your home.  At Rhythm home inspections we assess the beat of your home.  

  • How long will the inspection take?                                                                                                                                                                                                              A home inspection should take 2-4 hours depending on the size of the house and circumstances.  This gives us a chance to explain our findings as we go and get hands on with the home.  We do ask that you find a sitter for small children and direct the home owner to secure any free roaming animals.
  • Are you insured?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Yes, we do carry business liability insurance. Certificate of insurance can be provided on request.
  • Can I attend the inspection?                                                                                                                                                                                                                            We encourage prospective buyers to attend the inspection when possible.  While we do offer inspections without you present it does offer the chance to get hands on with your potential new home, ask questions, and learn the details of your home.  This will help not only with your decision to purchase the home but for future maintenance and upkeep.
  • Do I need a Radon test?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Colorado is a high radon territory.  Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S.  We strongly recommend a radon test to ensure your long term safety.  If your home has an existing radon mitigation system it means the home was likely tested previously and the mitigation system was involved, however these are not always installed properly or tampered with in some way after the fact.  We recommend a test regardless to ensure the system is working properly. It is a small price for your health.
  • Are you Covid complaint?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                We do take your health serious and take necessary steps for your safety.  We do wear masks and gloves and will keep appropriate distancing. 
  • Should I get a sewer camera scope?                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sewer scopes can save you thousands of dollars down the road.  There is nothing worse than coming home to a flooded basement of raw sewage. A sewer that is broken or filled with roots can cost upwards of $10,000 to $15,000 to repair, and is not always covered by insurance.  Have the peace of mind of knowing the condition of your sewer, the exact location if an issue does exist, and to what extent the damage is.