At Axium Inspections, we understand the unique challenges homeowners and real estate agents face in Colorado when it comes to maintaining and inspecting properties. The state’s distinct climate and geography can lead to specific issues that, if not addressed, can significantly impact a home’s condition and value. Here, we share our insights on common pitfalls in Colorado home inspections and how to avoid them. 

Foundation and Structural Issues  

The expansive clay soils in Colorado are notorious for causing foundation problems, such as cracking and shifting. To prevent these issues, we recommend ensuring proper grading and drainage around your property to keep water away from the foundation. Additionally, it’s essential to regularly inspect for signs of foundation movement, such as cracks in walls or uneven floors.  Contact Level Engineering at (720) 706-8540 for any questions. 

Roof Damage  

Our state’s heavy snowfall and frequent hailstorms can wreak havoc on roofs. We advise homeowners to have their roofs inspected annually, especially after severe weather events. Look for missing or damaged shingles, leaks, and ensure proper attic ventilation to prevent ice dams and moisture buildup.  Contact J&K Roofing at (720) 336-2206 for any questions. 

Plumbing and Water Damage  

The cold winters in Colorado can lead to frozen pipes and subsequent water damage. To avoid this, we suggest insulating exposed pipes and maintaining a consistent indoor temperature. Regularly check for leaks under sinks, around toilets, and near appliances like water heaters and dishwashers.  Contact Hyper Flow Service Company at 720-336-2511 for any questions. 

Radon Gas  

Colorado has high levels of radon gas, a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can seep into homes through cracks in the foundation. We offer radon testing to ensure levels are below the EPA’s recommended action level of 4 pCi/L, as prolonged exposure can pose serious health risks.  Contact Axium Radon Mitigations at (720) 513-1960 for any questions. 

HVAC Systems  

Given the temperature extremes in Colorado, ensuring your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is in good working order is crucial. We recommend regular maintenance, including filter changes and professional inspections, to prevent unexpected breakdowns and improve energy efficiency.  Contact 888 Heating and Air Conditioning at (720) 504-9244 for any questions. 

Pest Infestations  

Our state’s diverse wildlife can sometimes find its way into homes, leading to pest infestations. Regularly inspect for signs of pests, such as droppings, nests, or damage to wood and insulation. Professional pest control services can help manage any infestations and prevent future occurrences.  Contact Integrated Pest Management at (720) 734-4801 for any questions. 

At Axium Inspections, we are committed to helping Colorado homeowners and real estate agents navigate these common pitfalls. Our comprehensive home inspection services are designed to identify potential issues early, providing peace of mind and ensuring your property remains in top condition. Contact us today to schedule your inspection and protect your investment.