In its simplest terms, a home inspection is a technical analysis of the major systems of a house. These include Roofing, Exterior, Structure, Electrical, Heating, Cooling, Insulation, Plumbing and the Interior.
A typical inspection should take between three to four hours to complete. This can vary given the current condition of the home, size, and the accessibility of the mechanical systems. Once the inspection is completed, the written report will be emailed to you within 24hrs.
Yes. In all cases we encourage the client to join the inspector during the inspection. While this creates a longer inspection time it allows the client to understand everything that is shown in the inspection report and gives the Home Inspector a true opportunity to educate you on your new home. If you choose not to walk around the home with your inspector you should still be at the property during the inspection. If any major concerns are found they can be explained and shown to you while the inspector is there to answer any questions.
Unfortunately we cannot act as an insurance company, nor offer to cover any damages that may occur over time on your new home. What you are buying from us is our opinion about the home. This opinion is based on our expert knowledge and experience, but is still a time sensitive and limited visual inspection of the home. What is hidden, non-accessible, and apt to happen over time is not within the scope of the inspection. We do recommend that you carefully re-inspect the home the morning of the closing …before you sign on the dotted line.
Payment can be made by cash or cheque.
We carry insurance to cover errors and omissions, and liability insurance in case something becomes damaged at the inspection. All inspections are performed with written contracts that specifically explain the scope and limitations of the inspection. All inspections are performed in accordance with the Code of Ethics and the Standard of Practice of the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors.