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HOUSEMASTER HOME INSPECTIONS

SERVING DENVER NORTH

MEET OUR COMPANY

HouseMaster Home Inspections Denver North is full service residential and light commercial Inspection Company servicing Denver, Lakewood, Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Westminster, Gateway, Aurora, and Commerce City.

We are your top choice if you are buying, selling or a real estate professional looking for an unbiased inspection for your building. Our unique approach, among Home Inspection Companies, provides buyers with confidence to make buying decisions. We document the condition of the building in detail, taking photos and providing written descriptions of all 9 major element of the home. We take time to discuss how to use the major systems in the home, and we provide tools to maintain your new home. Each of our Home Inspectors have access to the most comprehensive training, on-going support, and annual testing in the industry through the National Institute of Building Inspectors. We are so confident in our certified training that we stand behind our thoroughness and accuracy with a 90-day limited repair reimbursement guarantee with every inspection. This is not a third-party service. It is our commitment to our customers to get the job done right. We are a full-service inspection service offering sewer scopes, radon testing, mold Inspections, lead testing, and water testing.

We have technicians certified to run each of these tests and we take the time to analyze and explain results so that you can take action. If you are buying the house of your dreams, multi-unit property or a light commercial building, HouseMaster delivers the confidence. With over 3 Million inspections performed, we know that proactive home maintenance is the best way to minimize unanticipated costly home repairs. Protect the value of your home with our complimentary HouseMaster Cloud- Your complete home management platform. Yours complimentary with every inspection.

In addition to hosting your final report, it will help you:

• Schedule maintenance reminders

• Track product and appliance recall alerts

• Keep a digital inventory of your belongings

Thermal imaging, drone photography, and buyer benefits are complimentary with every inspection.

 

Thomas Kelsey

Owner

THOMAS KELSEY

OWNER/INSPECTOR

<p>Tom is a graduate of the University of Colorado MBA program and a veteran of Colorado's amazing ski industry where he practiced as a sales and marketing executive for more than 25 years.&nbsp; &nbsp;He has been investing in Colorado real estate for 25 years and loves working on every level of real estate development.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;He has earned accreditation as a Radon Measurement Professional by the National Radon Proficiency Program and earned his commercial pilot's license to fly drones by the FAA.</p> <p>His love for old houses and serving customers has him peeking in basements and attics so that customers are armed with the tools they need to make confident decisions when buying a home.</p>
Tom did a thorough home inspection and found a number of issues that I was glad to be able to fix. He was able to guide me on which needed urgent attention and which I just needed to know about. Prompt, knowledgeable, and professional. I recommend him highly.

– Patrick B
Denver

Thomas is well qualified to do your home inspection. I'm a real estate Broker and have used him multiple times in the past and will in the future. Thanks for doing such a great Job for me and my clients Thomas!

– Scott J.
Denver

Tom is the best! He is so thorough and knowledgeable, he always explains what he sees to me and my clients in the easiest way possible. He takes the time to investigate every little thing in the house that some inspectors may overlook. Tom truly cares about what he does and he takes pride in making sure home buyers feel comfortable with their purchase. As a realtor I use him every chance I get and I am bummed when our schedules don't line up for inspections.

– Alex D
Denver, CO

I want to say how much I appreciate getting to work with Tom.&nbsp; He was super responsive, explained the inspection on-site really well, answered tons of questions and put things in terms that were easy for me to understand.&nbsp; I felt comfortable with the inspection and really appreciated all of his support and time.

– Nancy J.
Wheat Ridge, CO

INSPECTION SERVICES

ROOFING
EXTERIOR ELEMENTS
INTERIOR ELEMENTS
FOUNDATION AND SUBSTRUCTURE
KITCHEN
HEATING SYSTEM
COOLING SYSTEM
ELECTRICAL
PLUMBING
ROOFING

What we inspect: Visible roof covering materials, (shingles), flashings at roof penetrations and valleys, skylights, chimneys, gutters and downspouts. We assess the condition of these elements for proper function; looking for evidence of leakage or worn, damaged, or missing components. Watch us in action!

EXTERIOR ELEMENTS

Here is what we inspect: Visible siding and trim, windows, doors, garages, porches, decks, stairs, and railings. We assess the elements for proper construction and function; looking for damage, missing components or other conditions that might lead to infiltration or functional concerns. Watch us in action!

INTERIOR ELEMENTS

What we inspect: visible areas of all walls, ceilings, stairways, representative windows and doors, and attic areas for signs of leakage and damage, sagging or other structural concerns. Windows will be operated to determine function. In accessible attics, besides assessing structural components, we will note insulation and ventilation conditions. Watch us in action!

FOUNDATION AND SUBSTRUCTURE

What we inspect: Visible load-bearing framing components, foundation walls, slabs, piers and columns and major structural components. Visible, accessible structural components will be assessed for function and presence of damage, decay or defects. We look for water penetration at below grade areas. Watch us in action!

KITCHEN

What we inspect: Plumbing fixtures and built-in appliances. We check plumbing fixtures looking for water pressure or drainage issues and visible signs of leaks. We check basic operational modes of the appliances and ventilators and look at cabinets and countertops for significant deficiencies.  Watch us in action!

HEATING SYSTEM

What we inspect: Visible components of the central AC or heat pump system including condensers and air handlers, and the distribution ductwork. We operate the system to assess function and condition of the accessible indoor/ outdoor components. The distribution system will also be assessed. Watch us in action!

COOLING SYSTEM

What we inspect: Visible components of the central AC or heat pump system including condensers and air handlers, and the distribution ductwork. We operate the system to assess function and condition of the accessible indoor/ outdoor components. The distribution system will also be assessed. Watch us in action!

ELECTRICAL

What we inspect: Visible service panels components and household wiring and devices. We assess the condition of readily accessible panel components, note the presence of GFCIs, AFCIs, smoke alarms and check the operation of representative outlets, switches, fixtures and other devices. Watch us in action!

PLUMBING

What we inspect: Visible water supply piping, distribution piping, waste system piping, water heaters and plumbing fixtures. Also includes inspection of the physical condition of piping, kitchen and bathroom fixtures; tubs, showers, toilets, and operation to assess flow, drainage and leakage. Water heating components will also be assessed. Watch us in action!

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

RADON SCREENING
WOOD DESTROYING INSECTS
WATER TESTING
POOL
PRIVATE WATER
MOLD SCREENING
NEW CONSTRUCTION
PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE INSPECTION
THERMAL IMAGING
SEWER SCANS
DRONE INSPECTIONS
FLOOD REPORTS
RADON SCREENING

A short-term test is performed to determine the possible presence of elevated levels of radon gas pursuant to local regulations or practices for real estate transactions. Radon is an odorless, colorless and radioactive byproduct of natural soil decay known to increase the risk of cancer in those exposed.

WOOD DESTROYING INSECTS

A Termite Inspection (also referred to as a Wood Destroying Inspection or Wood Destroying Organism Inspection) includes a visual examination of the readily accessible areas of the home for evidence of wood-destroying insect activity such as termites, or carpenter ants or the visible damage caused by infestations.

WATER TESTING

Water testing services include taking a water sample following accepted protocols with analysis of samples performed by a certified lab. General options include a basic water Potability test for Coliform (bacteria) and other elements such as Nitrate/Nitrite, Hardness, Acidity (pH). Expanded testing options may include volatile organic compounds (fuels), heavy metals (lead, etc.) or other elements required or recommended by local authorities or common practice such as when a property is located in close proximity to agricultural land, mining, dry cleaning establishments, gas stations, industrial facilities, landfills, or other known or suspected local hazards exist.

POOL

What we inspect:  Inspection includes the visible (above water) pool and or spa elements including assessment of the physical condition of accessible decking, coping , walkways, and other surfaces. exposed electric and plumbing components, the filter and heater, if applicable. Watch us in action!

PRIVATE WATER

A private on-site water supply (well) system inspection involves an inspection of visible interior pumps, piping, pressure and/or storage tanks and an assessment of the water flow (volume/pressure) from representative fixtures based on a representative water draw from plumbing fixtures. A well inspection does not include inspection of any buried or concealed components, determination of the water supply/source adequacy (yield or well capacity) or water quality.

MOLD SCREENING

Screening includes: air and/or surface (bulk) sampling to determine presence of elevated levels of mold spores or verify presence of a mold growth.  Includes one air sample in one interior area and one outdoor control sample, with surface sampling of random or requested suspect mold growths. Processed by a qualified lab to determine results.

NEW CONSTRUCTION

Inspections include: draw inspection (verification of installed elements for lender release of funds); phase inspections (conducted at several stages of the construction process); and inspections of new homes ready for occupancy and assessment of the condition of installed components to supplement code compliance inspection provided by local authorities.

PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE INSPECTION

This inspection involves: a review of the condition of the exterior and interior components of a home and the systems. Includes review of the roof, flashings, insulation issues, heating and air conditioning units, grading, the proper function of appliances and plumbing, electric components, smoke alarms for deferred maintenance and recommended action. 

THERMAL IMAGING

Thermal imaging services make use of an infrared imaging camera that can detect the thermal energy (heat) emitted from an object. Thermal imaging measurements indicate temperature differentials that may help diagnose a myriad of potential concerns in a home or building such as heat loss or gain and waste leakage.

SEWER SCANS

Sewer inspection services can help give both homebuyers and homeowners piece of mind regarding this critical but otherwise unobservable component of a home. With the aging of the housing market, there is an increasing number of homes with sewer lines that are subject to blockage or collapse from tree roots, soil settlement/erosion and other factors. The only way to adequately assess these potential concerns short of excavation is by inspecting a sewer using video camera equipment.

DRONE INSPECTIONS

An increasing number of home inspectors are using, or considering the use of a drone (technically a small Unmanned Aerial System (UAS)) in conjunction with their home inspections, and possibly other type services. Having the option to use a drone for inspection of an otherwise inaccessible roofs might be the most obvious benefit, but there are other elements such as high chimneys, siding, windows, and eave areas where the use of a drone might prove helpful.

FLOOD REPORTS

Flood Insurance requirements and rates are dictated by the location of a habitable structure (a dwelling) in relation to the Special Flood Hazard Area (high-risk zone). Industry-standard reporting and unofficial, free resources can be inaccurate and do not give the clarity needed. Securing an official WTG structure-based flood determination at the time of a home inspection enables borrowers, sellers, and real estate professionals to confirm, understand and mitigate any real flood risks and related costs during the most pivotal time of a contract.

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