PremierOne Home Inspections, LLC is a licensed and insured, local, family owned home inspection company based out of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Our expertly trained home inspectors have performed thousands of home inspections over the years and are highly recommended by our peers. Our goal is to help our clients find the homes of their dreams, not a nightmare in waiting. We take great pride in our work and do our very best to educate our clients about the home they are looking to purchase. Every home inspector is trained via Kaplan Universities stringent guidelines to ensure the best possible home inspection each time and we are interNachi (International Association of Certified Home Inspectors) certified. InterNachi holds their home inspectors to a very high standard to become certified and require continuing education to remain certified.
We would be honored to have you entrust us with likely the largest purchase of your life and do not take this responsibility lightly. Click below to view a sample of our home inspection report you will receive.
Buying a home?
The process can be stressful. A home inspection is supposed to give you peace of mind, but often has the opposite effect. You will be asked to absorb a lot of information in a short time. This often includes a written report, a checklist, photographs, environmental reports, and what the inspector himself says during the inspection. All this, combined with the seller's disclosure and what you notice yourself, makes the experience even more overwhelming. What should you do?
Relax. Most of your inspection will be your home inspector making maintenance recommendations, giving life expectancies for various systems and components, and minor imperfections. These are useful to know about. However, the issues that really matter will fall into four categories:
- major defects. An example of this would be a structural failure;
- things that lead to major defects, such as a small roof-flashing leak, for example;
- things that may hinder your ability to finance, legally occupy, or insure the home; and
- safety hazards, such as an exposed, live buss bar at the electrical panel
Anything your home inspector found upon your home inspection in these categories should be addressed. Often, a serious problem can be corrected inexpensively to protect both life and property (especially in categories 2 and 4).
Most sellers are honest and are often surprised to learn of defects uncovered during a home inspection. Realize that sellers are under no obligation to repair everything mentioned in the report. No home is perfect. Keep things in perspective. Do not kill your deal over things that do not matter. It is inappropriate to demand that a seller address deferred maintenance, conditions already listed on the seller's disclosure, or nit-picky items.