PRE-PURCHASE INSPECTION
A home inspection prior to purchasing gives you some of the most important information needed to protect you and your family. Not understanding the true condition of your potential purchase can cost you thousands, not to mention countless hours of your time. Regardless of weather an inspection uncovers a major defect or regular needed repairs or maintenance it makes sense to have an independent review done on you behalf so you have a clearer picture. Protecting your investment and your family is well worth the time and money you'll spend.
PRE-SALE INSPECTION
Home inspections aren’t just for home buyers. Home sellers also gain peace of mind by investing in a thorough certified home inspection prior to putting a house up for sale. The last minute discovery of problems by a prospective buyer can lead to time delays, added expenses and can even derail a deal altogether. Your best solution as a home seller is to have a thorough certified inspection done prior to putting the house on the market. This allows you to take care of issues with the building before they become a problem in negotiating a deal.
GREEN HOME ENERGY SAVING
It’s no secret that increased energy efficiency translates into money saved on utility bills. In order to stay up-to-date with the latest in energy efficient technology and building materials, homeowners should periodically have their home’s energy system assessed. A perfect time to do a green home inspection, or a home energy assessment as it’s called in Canada, is before planning renovations. So if you’re about to renovate your house, or you’re a first-time homebuyer and you want to know your options, consider a green home inspection.

INSPECTION Overview

For many people, purchasing a home is the largest investment they will ever make.
A professional home inspection will provide extensive information on the existing condition of a home, as well as the essential components of its care and upkeep. Home inspectors provide tremendous value, helping home buyers and owners determine the condition of all major aspects of the property including:
  • • Exterior Condition - grading, exterior wall finishes, porches, steps, decks, walkways
  • • Foundation and Structure - foundation walls, beams, support columns, floor joists, roof trusses
  • • Interior Structures – floors, walls, ceiling, windows, doors
  • • Electrical Systems – main service, electrical panels, wiring, switches and receptacles
  • • Heating and Cooling Systems – fireplaces, furnace and air conditioning units, duct work, venting
  • • Plumbing – water heaters, supply piping, drains, fixtures, venting
  • • Insulation and Ventilation – attic insulation, roof venting
  • • Roofing – covering, valleys, flashings, gutters and downspouts

There are two important parts of a home inspection: a guided tour and a written report. The client is accompanied on a personal examination of a site, during which time a visual inspection will be performed on accessible systems and components of the home. Opportunities for open dialogue between the client and home inspector on strengths of the home, safety issues, improvement solutions, and the potential cost of repairs will help the client develop a clear understanding of the home’s condition. Typically, it takes between three to four hours to complete a thorough inspection.

Upon completion of the inspection, the client will receive a full, written report, including a detailed summary of the inspector’s findings. Professional reference material that explains all aspects of general home operations will also be provided at no additional cost. Free post inspection advice is available upon request.