This includes a thorough inspection of the major systems of the home to provide peace of mind and help you make the right decision. It will familiarize you with the systems of the home and how they work. It will explain the maintenance and repairs that may be required, and it will tell you of any short term major expenses needed.
Most homes today have a Pre-Purchase Home Inspection. By having a Pre-List Inspection you can eliminate any surprises and last minute re-negotiations. You can correct any deficiencies found, if you choose. It will remove some of the stress of selling your home, can help it sell faster, and may help it to sell for more money.
Unfortunately even new houses are not perfect. Ontario New Home Warranty Program (TARION) Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI), 30 Day Warranty Inspection, and 1 Year Warranty Inspection will provide you opportunities to have the builder correct or repair problems with your home. It is a thorough and comprehensive inspection inside and outside to find valid construction deficiencies. Remember these inspection reports must be submitted before the due date, so book your inspection one to two weeks in advance of that date.
Much like a medical check up for your body, a maintenance home inspection discovers issues as they develop. This allows property owners to be prepared for future expenses. For example, we can estimate the life expectancy of your roof, heating & cooling system, etc. We will also recommend unbiased repairs/upgrades to increase the comfort/enjoyment of your home while reducing your heating/cooling costs, give you maintenance tips, and answer questions to provide you with a better understanding of your home. This inspection is similar to a standard property inspection with the emphasis being on maintaining a sound property with less “headaches” and upgrade tips to improve your home from minimum or low-quality residential construction practices
You can reduce the chance of renovation headaches by finding out what you don’t know before you start. Our comprehensive report will give you objective information you need to create a better renovation design plan, and alert you to any structural, plumbing, heating, electrical, or other existing issues. We give you recommendations to increase comfort, reduce maintenance costs, and make your house more energy efficient by educating you on where you could build to higher standards. Because we don't profit or benefit in any way from our recommendations, we can truly advise you in an unbiased manner.
Performing thermography or a thermal scan of a home can add value to your home inspection with another layer of technical depth and possibly locate problems that may not otherwise be found by just a visual inspection. Thermal Imaging can help in identifying plumbing leaks, air duct leaks, active water/moisture intrusion, inadequate insulation, etc.
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