Pre-Purchase Home Inspection

Pre-Purchase Home Inspection

Why use a Certified Professional Inspector?

A certified home inspector is a professional who will conduct an inspection of the general condition of the home. It is not meant as an exhaustive list of everything that is wrong with a house, but rather how the main eight sections of the home are functioning. A good home inspection will assist a buyer in understanding exactly what they are about to acquire. A home may look move in ready, but an inspector will cover features of the house such as electrical wiring, plumbing, roofing, insulation, as well as structural features of the home and may unveil issues that are not noticeable to the buyer’s eye. As a buyer, you are making a vast investment, and it is important to understand exactly what you are purchasing. Having a certified home inspector conduct a thorough inspection of the prospective property gives you a clearer picture of all potential operating costs.

 

What can you expect from a Home Inspection?

We will take about three hours to thoroughly inspect the areas listed below and give you a clear picture of the condition of the home. We will provide you with a PDF report by the end of the day for you and your realtor to download at your convenience.

A Pre-Purchase Home Inspection will cover these eight systems:

Roof
Roof covering & decking, flashings, rafters & trusses, chimneys, skylights, vents, gutters & downspouts

Exterior
House siding, caulking, downspouts, paths near house, attached decks and porches, grading & sod

Structure
Foundation, framing, floor systems, rafters & trusses

Interior
Floors, walls, windows, doors, skylights, locks, ceilings

Plumbing
Water heater, plumbing systems including sinks, showers, baths and showers

Electrical
Service drop, electrical panel, wiring, outlets & switches

HVAC
Furnaces, hot water heaters, air conditioners, heat recovery ventilator (HRV), their shut-off valves and switches.

Insulation
Attic and wall insulation, roof vents

 

Optional service:

Infrared Thermography
Inspect the roof system, walls, floors, windows, the electrical and plumbing systems for hidden problems. Book the Infrared Thermography Inspection at the same time as your pre-Purchase Home Inspection and save $150!

 

Pre-Purchaw Home Inspection Pricing

We charge $450 for our Home Inspection. The fee is due on the day and time of the inspection and can be paid in cash, credit card, Apple Pay, Android Pay or INTERAC Flash. HST is extra.

Author

Erwin Gerrits, CPI, is a Certified Professional Inspector®, and has completed Carson Dunlop’s Home Inspection Program with Honours at Algonquin College.