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What is Western States?

Home inspections, radon testing, water potability testing, thermal imaging, and well inspection.

Why Western States Inspections?

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I work hard at the two most important things that a great inspector needs: 

Knowledge and Communication

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Experience

  • 21+ years as a home inspector
  • 10,000+ inspections
  • 35+ years of construction, real estate, and home inspections
  • 5+ years as teaching home inspection
  • National speaker at inspection conferences.

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Providing You My Best, Is The Best

I  understand that buying a home is the biggest transaction that most  folks will ever do. I not only find the bad and ugly in a home, but I  find the good, too.
I answer your questions and explain the features of your new home.

I  bring experience learned from thousands of inspections and years in  construction and real estate to every inspection.  I understand all  aspects of this industry completely.  I speak in ordinary terms so that  anyone can understand.
I try to treat folks the way I want to be treated.

(303) 807-6837

Western States Inspections & Services

Serving the Denver  Metro area and nearby eastern-plains rural areas including Watkins,  Bennett, Strasburg, Byers, Deer Trail, Kiowa, Elizabeth, Parker,  Franktown, Castle Rock, Brighton...call me.  (303) 807-6837

From  derelict fixers to exquisite remodels, condos to mansions, cabins to  estates, plains to hills, and rural to urban; I have inspected the  oldest home in Denver to new construction and everything in between.


Services: 

                             Home Inspection

                             Radon test

                             Water Potability & Quality Testing

                             Thermal Imaging Survey                

                             For Wells:

                                 Basic Potability/Bacteria Test

                                 Expanded Potability/Metals Tests 

                             Other services may be available

        (Counties in the Denver metro area require that septic   systems be evaluated by an approved septic technician)

Services included in all home inspections:
Accessible visible parts of roof, structure, foundation, plumbing, electrical, heating, cooling, appliances.   While the main purpose of a home inspection is to identify health,  safety, and/or major expense concerns, many lessor defects are reported.

Termites are a rare problem in this area of Colorado but as an entomologist, I know how to look for them and occasionally find them.
Mold,  in our arid climate, is usually found in the form of dry rot, but I am  always looking for any evidence of other mold or rot problems.

Additional Services (for additional charges):

Drinking water quality test (potability) for lead and toxic heavy metals can find unexpected problems with water even on municipal systems because  of imported fixtures not made to US standards or improper/unsafe  plumbing.  Older homes can have problems associated with piping and lead  solder connections.  This EPA approved testing also includes total solids, PH, alkalinity, and total hardiness.

I can test for levels of radon gas (requires two trips to the home and my radon instrument must be in the home for a minimum of forty-eight hours.)  I offer thermal imaging surveys with an FLIR E-6 Infrared Camera, which can be useful for finding  insulation issues, hidden water leaks and some electrical problems.   

Rural/acreage inspections:

Though the majority of my home inspections are in residential areas, I live on a rural acreage property with awell.  I understand rural living.  For buyers of properties with a water well, I offer an arms-length potability/bacteria test which is usually required by lenders. Additionally for well water, I offer the same drinking water quality test plus nitrites/nitrates which can migrate into wells from fertilizer and have several severe health concerns.  For wells, arsenic can naturally occur and I test for the presence of inorganic and organic arsenic.

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I try to provide the finest inspections possible at a reason

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I realize that most folks want to see a dollar amount here.  I  try to keep pricing simple, but there are variables.  Pricing starts  with total square footage and property type.  Other factors can alter  pricing. 

  • A home inspection for "average" homes under 2500 total sq. ft. start at $380.  
  • Most condos at $280.  
  • Most townhomes at $340.

I offer additional services, such as: 

  • radon testing typically for $160, 
  • drinking water quality test for city for $170,
  • thermal imaging survey starting at $60,
  • well water bacteria (total coliforms) which mortgage companies require is $140 
  • well water quality test includes above bacteria and some well specific contaminants $300 
  • well pressure tank and switch inspection is $20, 
  • shops, extra garages, or barns start at $30.

Pricing  can be a funny thing.  In the same week, I had a caller ask why I was  so expensive and another caller ask why I was so cheap...I did both  inspections and both clients were very pleased.  The client who had  wondered why I was so cheap, told me I didn't charge enough.

Buying a home is the largest purchase most people will do and  the home inspection is crucial in protecting this investment.  (Remember  the movie, The Money Pit?) If you are shopping for the  cheapest inspection, then I'm unlikely to be your inspector, but if you  are shopping for the finest inspection, then call me.

Call 303-807-6837 for a complete quote.

For that average home of 2500sq.ft, plan on three hours.  Sometimes less, sometimes longer.  It depends on what I am seeing.


Contact Us

How can we help?

To get a free quote, or if you have questions or special requests, just drop us a line. We look forward to serving you!

Western States Inspections & Services, Inc.

2523 S. Eastover St. Bennett, CO 80102 us

(303) 807-6837

Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed 

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