Inspecting before you buy gives you peace of mind

Buying a home may be the single largest investment most Canadians will ever make. Many homes are purchased after only one or two quick walk-throughs!

The average home inspection takes around three hours to complete.

Inspecting the roof and fascia on a ladder
Inspecting the roof and fascia

A home inspection is a visual inspection of the over-all structure, as well as an examination of the systems of the home. The inspection is objective and very educational. In addition to going up onto the roof and into the crawl space (if applicable), each system is operated and evaluated.

Going over the electrical panel with the client
Going over the electrical panel

Here are some of the points that we inspect

Roofs
Plumbing Systems
Chimneys
Stairs
Exterior Walls
Doors & Windows
Fireplaces
Foundations
Water Heaters
Grading
Eavestrough/Downspouts
Drainage
Insulation
Basements/Crawl Spaces
Ventilation
Beams
Heat Distribution
Joists
Electrical Systems
Attics
Heating/Cooling Systems
And much more…
Using a meter to test for leaks at the furnace
Testing for gas leaks at the furnace

In addition, the inspector will perform carbon monoxide tests and natural gas leak tests.

The working condition of the electrical and mechanical components of the home are tested. We also provide average life expectancies of various components of a home.

Useful energy efficiency items are also discussed.

Using a meter to test for leaks at the hot water tank
Testing for water heater gas leaks

We encourage our clients to attend the home inspection. Our inspections are objective and unbiased. It is an invaluable learning experience and helps purchasers make an informed decision.

Our toll-free number and narrative reporting system enable us to specialize in relocation inspections, in which case many purchasers are not able to attend the inspection.

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