Our full basic home inspection in Denver includes but is not limited to: Foundation and overall structure, roof, gutters, downspouts, siding, site grading, attached garages, trim, concrete areas (porches, patios, sidewalks and walkways), doors (interior and exterior), windows, electrical, heating and cooling, insulation, ventilation, plumbing and appliances and much much more. All together, well over 400 items will be inspected and or tested.
Radon is a naturally occurring cancer causing, radioactive gas you can't see, smell or taste. According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and estimated to cause 21,000 deaths each year. Radon occurs from the natural (radioactive) breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and gets into the air you breathe.
Radon is found all over the United States and it can get into any type of building - homes, offices, and schools and build up to high levels which could lead to health problems. Radon testing is the only way to know if you have higher than acceptable levels in your home.
The testing period inside in the home is 48 hours. We understand that time is of the essence during a Real Estate transaction; therefore we always try and schedule the Radon test in such a way where we can place the test inside the home prior to the initial home inspection. The results from the Radon test will be emailed to you in PDF format within 24 hours after the Radon test is complete. The results will include a detailed view of the Radon levels in the home and will offer recommendations on whether or not mitigation is necessary.
Contrary to popular belief, our climate here in Colorado is very conducive to mold growth. Heavy snow, rains and flooding are just some of the many factors we deal with. Couple those factors with an older home that was not built with moisture prevention in mind at the time and you are bound to have problems.
Even todays newer and more tightly built homes can have moisture problems. While construction techniques today are far better than they ever used to be, they are only as good and efficient as the laborers who practice them.
MC2 Home Inspections offers residential mold testing and third party clearance testing for the entire Denver Colorado and surrounding areas. We are certified through the National Association of Mold Remediators and Inspectors as Indoor Air Quality Professionals. We use the very latest in mold testing equipment and techniques, and adhere to nationally recognized formal protocols for mold testing. You will receive a detailed analysis of the air inside the home via email from a local nationally accredited lab within 48 hours after testing. The results also will come with a summary letter stating whether or not the air inside the home is considered acceptable or if there is a need for further evaluation by a mold remediation company.
Tree roots growing into sewer lines is a common problem here in Colorado, particularly in older homes. Roots can make their way into the smallest of openings and then expand inside the sewer line, latching on to other debris inside the line which can potentially cause backups and irreversible damage to the sewer line itself.
We recommend a sewer scope on all homes older than 20 years. The cost of a sewer scope is relatively inexpensive when you consider that replacing a homes sewer line from the home to the street can easily cost upwards to $10,000 if problems are not identified in time.
The sewer scope inspection consists of state of the art equipment that includes a color camera, transmitter, 300’ of fiber optic cable, video monitor and DVD recorder. You will be provided with a DVD of the entire scope on-site during the inspection.
This service is available from Longmont to Castle Rock.
Termites in Colorado? Yes, we have them too even with our typically dry climate. In Colorado, the eastern subterranean termite is usually responsible for damage to homes.
We will provide a standardized inspection NPMA-33 form developed by the NPMA (National Pest Management Association) and adopted by various state and federal agencies, that may sometimes include additional documents attached by the inspector to clarify the inspection findings.
We will examine all of the visible components of the well and will report on whether the integral parts of the well and pressure tank are operating satisfactorily, i.e. water pressure, functional flow, proper cycling etc.
The inspection will also include a water test for Bacteria i.e. ecoli and total coliform. The water sample will be sent to a local laboratory and the results will be emailed within 48-72 hours. You will also be provided with a report that will outline the home inspectors findings on the day of inspection.
We will examine all of the visible components of the septic system. We will perform a tracer dye test which consists of adding an intense dye into the system and running 60 gallons of water per bedroom (typically 30-45 minutes). Our goal is to introduce a one day amount of water through the septic system and then check the septic field for any seepage and or odors. The tracer dye is fluorescent in color and in most cases can easily identify leaks within the septic system. We do limit the inspection to 100 feet of the home. You will be provided with a report that will outline the home inspectors findings on the day of inspection.