Different Inspections for Different Needs.
Pre-Purchase Inspections for Home Buyers
Buying a new home? Protect yourself and invest in peace of mind.
A home or property inspection is a primarily a visual process, but many of the items typically used within a home are also tested and/or operated to verify proper operation and installation. Doors and windows are opened and closed, roofing materials are inspected, and air-conditioning and heating systems are tested if possible. The inspector will fill the sinks and tubs, run the showers, and flush the toilets. Infrared cameras are also standard and included with every inspection! Because there are too many surprises that can be hiding behind your walls, one of the most important tools an inspector can use is the thermographic camera. When used properly by a trained thermographer, it can help detect potential issues and expensive problems that can be hiding behind the fancy finishes.
We want you to know more about the house than the present owners! Our home inspector will review the detailed report with you, and answer any remaining questions to ensure that you understand everything.
Before you list your home for sale, a pre-listing home inspection conducted by a qualified home inspector can be beneficial to you. Since buyers will eventually conduct an inspection during the home-buying process, your own inspection by a third-party will help you discover any weaknesses ahead of time. Getting a complete snapshot of your home will help you better understand its value, and price it accurately. A pre-listing inspection can also help you take care of any necessary repairs beforehand, preventing delays later on in the buying/selling process, and giving you time to find a trusted contractor or complete the repairs yourself. Another benefit of a pre-listing inspection is that some buyers may waive the inspection requirement later on, and feel more secure in their purchase decision—while you protect yourself by reducing liability and providing additional professional documentation to support your disclosure statement.
As you can see, it is more of a benefit to inspect than not to inspect—not only for a buyer, but for the seller. More people are choosing to have a pre-listing home inspection, in order to avoid problems such as surprise home defects and unexpected repairs before the sale is confirmed. If you want to sell your home for the best possible price sooner rather than later, consider investing in a pre-listing home inspection today!
New Construction or Renovation Inspections
Verify your investment, and save yourself from hassles down the line.
Construction inspections are performed at agreed-upon intervals during construction, and at the completion of construction, but prior to your final walkthrough with the builder. It is always a good idea to verify that utilities (gas, water, and electric) have been turned on, either by you or the builder, depending on the builder’s policy. The last inspection should be scheduled just a day or two before your final walkthrough with the builder. This will ensure that most, if not all, last minute items have been completed prior to your inspection. At the conclusion of the inspection, a complete report will be issued to you.
New Home Warranty Inspections
Get the full picture. Address any issues that are covered before it’s too late.
Warranty inspections are typically performed during the 11th month of your 1-year builder warranty. The inspection will be performed to verify that proper building techniques were used, various components of the home were properly installed, and that construction was completed as per your agreement with your builder. You will be presented with a complete report at the end of the inspection, along with digital photos (taken as needed) for inaccessible areas.
Ancillary/Optional Services for Home Inspections
I can help you to organize a Radon test for your home. But as an effective test takes over 3 months (preferably, including the month of February), this will not be part of the pre-purchase real estate inspection. If this is something that you want to do on your own, check out http://www.evictradon.ca/ to participate in their study program.
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Commercial Property Inspections
Reliable, thorough inspections for all types of businesses and commercial properties.
We also perform inspections for commercial properties such as office buildings, retail stores, industrial factories, warehouses, and malls. If you are a building owner, property manager, leasing agent, or a lender, an inspection will help you identify any deficiencies or safety concerns in the building that you need to know about. We assess every aspect of the building, including structural frame, building envelope, electrical systems, plumbing, heating, ventilation and more. At the end of the inspection, our inspector will present you with a complete report along with digital photos, and answer any remaining questions you have.
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