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Frequently Asked questions

Why Do I need a Home Inspection? If you are a homebuyer, purchasing a home is probably the largest single investment you will ever make. A home inspection will help you learn about the condition of the property and the need for any major repairs before you buy. It is important to remember that a home inspection also points out the positive aspects of a home. After the inspection, you will have a much clearer understanding of the house you are about to purchase If you are a homeowner, a home inspection can help identify any issues that need to be repaired, or find potential issues and learn preventive measures to avoid costly future repairs. If you are planning to sell your home, you may want to have an inspection before placing the home on the market. This will give you a better understanding of conditions that may be discovered by the buyer’s inspector, and gives you the opportunity to make repairs, which will put the house in better selling condition.

Can a home fail an inspection? NO. It is not a PASS/FAIL inspection. A professional home inspection is about providing information to help the homebuyer or current owner better understand the current physical condition of the home at the time of the inspection.

Do I need to attend the inspection? No. You are not required to attend the inspection, but if you are able to; I do recommend it. Attending the inspection allows you to observe and ask questions, as you learn about the condition of the home. If you were unable to attend the inspection, I am available for a phone consultation to discuss the inspection report.

Can I contact you with questions after the inspection? Yes, please contact me by email or telephone should you have additional questions or concerns after the inspection.

What if I need an inspector to come back and inspect repairs? I offer a re-inspection after each inspection that is performed. I will have a copy of the original report and will verify that all requested repairs have been made properly. I will write another inspection report based on our findings of the re-inspection. There is an additional charge for this inspection. Please contact me if you need to schedule a re-inspection.

Do I need to do a Radon test? Yes, it is recommended that every home be tested for radon. Radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Radon occurs naturally and is an invisible, radioactive gas created from natural deposits of uranium and radium in the soil. Radon is easily drawn into homes through cracks and gaps in the foundation and can reach concentrations that increase the potential for developing lung cancer.


Whether you buying a home, selling a home, purchasing an investment property, or a realtor looking for a certified professional home inspector, contact Gumshoe Property Inspections today!

Colorado Springs, CO 80927


Serving Colorado Springs, El Paso County, and the Surrounding Area

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