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What is a Home Inspection?

A home inspection is a professional opinion on the condition of a house on the day of inspection based on a visual, non-destructive, survey of the accessible parts of the  home to identify any major issues that may be present. The Home Inspector will be looking to find items within the home that are unsafe, deficient, or nearing/at the end of their service life.

 The Home Inspector will look at the:

  • Roof

  • Exterior

  • Structure

  • Electrical system

  • Heating and Cooling system

  • Plumbing system

  • Insulation and vapour barriers

  • Interior

  • Mechanical and Natural Ventilation systems

A Home Inspection is not:

  • an insurance policy, warranty or guarantee

  • Invasive or use destructive testing

  • Intended to find concealed issues

  • A Code inspection (this is the responsibility of municipal and provincial building inspectors)

At the end of the inspection, the Inspector will provide you with a verbal summary of the major issues found and follow that up with a full written report with details and photos.