Entries by Spectora

Do you need a Sewer Line inspection when buying a home?

The main Sewer Line is a large pipe (usually buried deep underground) that most interior drains go to. Basically, the drains from every sink, shower, tub and toilet eventually end up connected to the main sewer line. The sewer line itself is not visible once it leaves the home because it is buried underground. During […]

Radon Testing, at a glance.

Your Real Estate Agent or Home Inspector may be suggesting that you do a “Radon Test” before you move into your new home. What is Radon and how is it tested? Here are some quick facts to grasp the concept and links to more information. What is Radon Radon is a radioactive element that is […]

Guide to local Contractors

When you need repairs on your home, it may be a little daunting trying to find a reputable contractor to call. I always recommend using a locally owned company that has the proper license to perform the work. They should be able to verify that for you at any time. Use this list as a […]

Before the Home Inspector arrives.

Use these 5 tips to prepare your home before the inspector arrives. 1) Make sure you give access to the entire home (Interior and Exterior). Obviously, the front door will need to be opened and the entire house will need to be unlocked. But think about other locks, door codes and access points that are […]

Do I really need a Home Inspection?

This is a booming Real Estate market. Homes are being listed and sold so fast (30days) that buyers are forced to make decisions quickly and make offers on the spot. One tactic buyers use is to forgo an inspection with their offer in order to convince a seller that they are ready to move in, […]

What’s included in a Home Inspection?

A home is the biggest purchase most people will ever make, and a home inspection is always recommended before buying a home. It’s important to realize the condition of your investment. While some little quirks may be nothing to worry about, there may be more serious issues that only a professional home inspector can assess. […]

A little gutter maintenance goes a long way.

As a homeowner, you know the importance of maintaining your home and avoiding large repair costs. Cleaning your gutters might be easier than you think, and it’s very important. You may not consider Castle Rock (or Colorado) a seriously wet area with a lot of rainfall, but it doesn’t matter. Your gutter system is just […]

R22 and older Air Conditioners

You may have an Air Conditioning unit at your home that uses R22 refrigerant. If your home inspector or HVAC professional has mentioned this to you, here is what you need to know. Basically, R22 refrigerant (also called HCFC-22 or Freon) was widely used in many air conditioners up until about 2010. This product is […]