Why Have Your Future Home Inspected?

The purchase of a home is a significant investment that should be investigated and assessed thoroughly. Statistics show that most people spend less than an hour in a house before they buy it!

A professional home inspection gives the Buyer total confidence that the decision to buy is the right one.

Buying a home is a major, complex, and very personal responsibility. Along with the consideration of price, neighbourhood, style, size, and floor plan, the fundamental questions arise:

  • Is the house itself sound?
  • What kind of repairs may be needed?
  • What is the real cost of purchasing this home, considering the defects that were discovered during the inspection?
  • The decision to purchase, and in some cases the purchase price, may be affected by all of these factors.

    What Does Our Inspection Cover?

    All major home systems including:

  • Roof
  • Structure
  • Electrical
  • Heating
  • Plumbing
  • Insulation
  • Interior Finishings
  • Exterior Finishing
  • We do look for evidence of buried oil tanks, asbestos, and mold.

    Indoor environmental assessments and mold investigations are offered as a separate service to those persons who are sensitive to their surroundings. Any remediation of the mold must be performed by another company.

    What can you expect from us?

    Not a checklist like the ones used by an increasing number of home inspectors. These are confusing, messy, and uninformative.

    We provide a comprehensive, typed report complete with photographs of the home's deficiencies.

    No home is perfect. If our examination reveals that the home does not live up to the selling realtor's presentation, the photographs will aid you in renegotiating the terms of the sale. After all, you were not fully informed beforehand of these deficiencies. Obviously, the realty feature sheet misrepresented the true condition of the home.

    A reputable realtor will recognize your claim for compensation and negotiate a solution acceptable to both parties. Some realty companies boast of being skilled negotiators.

    Why buyer beware?

    The Property Disclosure Statements provided by the realtor and completed by the current homeowner are often overflowing with errors and omissions.

    Homeowners may not inform the realtor of the true condition of the home, or may simply say they did not know a problem existed. "I never go up on my roof, so how would I know about the missing shingles", they say. Or, "The attic is dark and too hard to access. How would I know that a family of rodents was living up there and had eaten much of the electrical wiring?"

    These are excuses for not maintaining a residence. Defending their ignorance of the true condition of the home is inexcusable. Lack of information does not assist the Purchaser in arriving at an informed decision.

    Don't hire inspectors recommended by a realtor! Why?

    Some inspectors have been known to give realtors favourable reports on homes in the hope of gaining future work. See our eye-opening video exposing this increasing problem.

    You want good value - choose a home inspector carefully!

    What If You're Selling Instead Of Buying?

    You should have your home inspected before you sell it. You don't want any unpleasant revelations when another home inspector discovers defects. Lack of maintenance will greatly lower the selling price of your investment.

    A thorough analysis of your residence will alert you to problem areas needing repairs, protecting you against nasty surprises.