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Inspection Services

General Information About My Inspections

I provide several types of inspections, including home inspections for buying and selling, and commercial building inspections. These are described below. 

A typical home inspection starts outside with a detailed inspection of the lots/grounds, exterior of the home, and then the roof (and YES I get up on the roof!). Next we head indoors to the electrical systems, plumbing, heating systems, foundation and structure. Then the bathrooms, kitchen, bedrooms and living spaces. Lastly, I crawl up into the attic space and look at the insulation levels/type, ventilation, and check for any unwanted leaks.

All of this information is then compiled into an electronic report which will be delivered to you as a colour PDF with LOTS of photos (printed copies are available if you prefer). 

Click here to see a sample report (PDF). 

Pre-Purchase Inspection (Buyer's Inspection)

Getting a Pre-Purchase Inspection is just smart. It reduces the risk of unexpected and costly surprises, and helps you feel completely comfortable with your home purchase decision.

Hiring an insured and certified, third-party inspector ensures that the home inspection does what it’s meant to do – protect you, the homeowner.

As a buyer, a home inspection:

  • Alerts you of any deficiencies or safety issues
  • Ranks and prioritizes any deficiencies a home may have
  • Provides tips and recommendations for correcting deficiencies
  • Can assist in acquiring financing and insurance

Pre-Listing Inspection (Seller's Inspection)

Anyone selling their home needs to get a home inspection – it’s inevitable. But getting one before listing your property puts you ahead of the game. Addressing any deficiencies in the home before buyers find them helps increase the value of your home and reduce the time it’s on the market.

As a seller, a home inspection:

  • Alerts you of safety issues prior to potential buyers visiting your property
  • Ranks and prioritizes deficiencies
  • Allows you to make any necessary repairs
  • Assists in property evaluation for potential buyers
  • Makes a property more appealing to potential buyers
  • Provides an unbiased assessment of the property before negotiations begin
  • Helps avoid renegotiations during the selling process
  • Reduces the risk of potential buyers walking away because of deficiencies that are easily remedied.

Maintenance Inspection

In a home, very few things are maintenance free. Proper and on-going maintenance of a home’s structural and mechanical systems is essential to increasing its value over time.

Maintenance inspections should be done every three to five years to identify and monitor certain conditions and components. For example, regular inspection of the roof gives a homeowner enough time to find the right contractor and get several quotes before a minor repair becomes an emergency.

As a homeowner, a maintenance inspection:

  • Provides a blueprint for your home maintenance plan
  • Ranks and prioritizes any deficiencies a home may have
  • Offers advice and recommendations for approaching repairs
  • Helps extend the life of a home’s many components
  • Can assist in reducing energy consumption costs
  • Helps homeowners avoid major repairs down the road

Commercial Building Inspection

A thorough building inspection before you buy a commercial property is important so you know exactly what you are buying in order to protect your investment. A building inspection will help you spot the building’s faults before they become your problems.

As a buyer, a building inspection:

  • Provides a blueprint for your properties maintenance plan
  • Alerts you of any deficiencies or safety issues
  • Ranks and prioritizes any deficiencies a commercial property may have
  • Provides tips and recommendations for correcting deficiencies
  • Can assist in acquiring financing and insurance

Note: Because of the how different each individual commercial building can be, pricing will be generated on an individual basis.