Q: What is a home inspection?
A Residential Home Inspection is a visual examination of the structure and systems of a home. Think of a home inspection as the equivalent of a physical examination from your doctor (without the blood). When problems or symptoms of problems are found, the inspector may recommend further evaluation or suggest remedies. Our emphasis is on identifying existing problems or potential problems that would affect a purchaser’s buying decision.
Q: I am selling my home, why should I get a Home Inspection before putting my home on the market?
Having a Pre-List Inspection prior to placing your home on the market gives you a better understanding of conditions which may be discovered by the buyers inspector, and provides you the opportunity to make repairs that will put the house in better selling condition. This can be a real competitive advantage in today’s competitive market.
Q: How long will the Inspection take?
Most Home Inspections take around 2.5 - 3 hours. These times may vary depending on the size, age and condition of the home.
Q: Should I be present during the Inspection?
We strongly encourage you to attend the last 30min for a overview with the inspector. During this walk through your inspector will address all your concerns and answer any questions you may have about the home.
Q: How much will the Home Inspection cost?
Depending upon the size of the home and the services required the cost varies. A typical buyers inspection covering all of the major components starts at $450+GST for a home up to 2000sqft. All inspections include a basic thermal imaging scan. For pricing on all services offered, click here and let me know what I can help you with, and I will get back to you at my earliest convenience.
Q: When will I receive the report?
We understand that buying a home is typically on a tight deadline so the report is delivered via e-mail the same day as the inspection. Click Here for sample report. The report includes illustrations, pictures, and videos to help the buyer make the best decision possible. Mold/Asbestos/Water tests are sent to a 3rd party lab and results are typically returned in 10 business days (if required).
Q: What if the report reveals problems?
Realistically, no house is perfect. When the inspector identifies problems, we encourage you to utilize this additional information to help you make a more informed home buying decision. We also encourage you to discuss the home inspection report with your Realtor before making any decisions if you are concerned about conditions that were identified in the home inspection report.
Q: I have someone in my family who is very handy or a contractor, can I have them inspect my new home?
This is a common mistake many potential new homeowners make when purchasing a home. While the person you are considering may be very skilled, they are not trained or experienced at professional home inspections. Like many specialties, professional home inspection is a unique skill like no other. A well trained inspector can identify the visual clues that may indicate a problem, clues that typically look normal to the typical home buyer/seller.
Q: What if I have questions after the inspection?
If you have questions after the inspection, give me a call or drop me an email, I am more than happy to answer any questions you have!
Q: When is payment required?
Payment is due prior to the inspection and receipt of the report. We accept e-transfer, cash, debit, credit card.