What Is An Insecption?
An inspection is a visual examination of the structure and systems of a home. If you are thinking of buying a home, condominium, you should have it thoroughly inspected before the final purchase by an experienced and impartial professional inspector.
Why Do I Need An Inspection?
The purchase of a home is one of the largest single investments you will ever make. You should know exactly what to expect — indoors and outdoors — in terms of needed and future repairs and maintenance. A fresh coat of paint could be hiding serious structural problems. Stains on the ceiling may indicate a chronic roof leakage problem or may be simply the result of a single incident. The inspector interprets these and other clues, and then presents a professional opinion as to the condition of the property so you can avoid unpleasant surprises once you move in. An inspection will also point out the positive aspects of a home, as well as the type of maintenance needed to keep it in good shape. After the inspection, you will have a much clearer understanding of the property you are about to purchase, and be able to make your decision confidently.
As a seller, if you have owned your building for a period of time, an inspection can identify potential problems in the sale of your building and can recommend preventive measures which might avoid future expensive repairs.
What type of things do you inspect?
Home inspection includes a visual examination of the home from top to bottom. The inspector evaluates and reports the condition of the structure, roof, foundation, drainage, plumbing, heating system, central air-conditioning system, visible insulation, walls, windows, and doors. Only those items that are visible and accessible by normal means are included in the report.
Do you inspect Mold and Radon?
We do not do a separate inspection for mold. If, after the regular inspection, there are concerns, we would discuss the option of specialized testing at that point. We don’t do radon testing. *Mold – There are many things that can indicate the probability of mold. The observation of anything that appears to be Mold would be duly noted in our report. We do not do lab testing or sample testing.
Can a residential property "FAIL" an inspection?
No. Home inspection is simply a visual and non invasive examination into the current condition of your prospective real estate purchase. It is not an appraisal or a Code inspection. A Home inspector, therefore, will not pass or fail a home, but will simply describe its condition and indicate which items will be in need of repairs or replacement.
What If The Report Reveals Problems?
You can discuss with your Realtor. If the inspector finds problems in a home, it does not necessarily mean you should not buy it, the report prepares you in advance for type of repairs to anticipate. Most of time the defiencies reported are typical for the age of the property. A seller may be willing to make repairs because of significant problems discovered by the inspector. If your budget is tight, or if you do not wish to become involved in future repair work, you may decide that this is not the property for you. The choice is yours.
Should I Attend The Inspection?
It is not necessary for you to be present for the inspection, but you are certainly welcome. We will do a complete walk through inside and out where I will explain and discuss all of the issues and concerns I uncover, as well as answering any questions you may have. This information will be of great help to you after you’ve moved in.
How long does an inspection take?
Much depends on how large or complex the home is but 2-3 hours on site is typical.
When do I get my report?
We will review all findings with you on site. Off site, we prepare the electronic report and insert all the Tarion language, pictures and comments. This is all packaged up and emailed to you within 24 hours.
What does it cost and how long does it take?
Although there is a base price the exact price is determined after a few questions are answered concerning things like type of home, square footage, age of the home, and if there are any known existing problems that may require extra time inspecting. A typical inspection on an average size residential home may take two to four hours.
How do I make a payment?
We accept payment via Cash, Credit card and PayPal.
How far in advance do I need to book?
We will work our hardest at booking your appointment when it suits your schedule. If that is today, we’ll try and make it work but usually we can have your home inspected within 3 days.
Do I get a discount if I do more than one inspection?
Yes – We recognize loyalty and reward the same.