Home Inspection Services

At Competent Home Inspection we offer

  • BUYERS INSPECTION

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. 


  • SELLERS INSPECTION 

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. 


  • PRE-DELIVERY OR WARRANTY INSPECTION FOR NEW HOMES    

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.  


  •  MAINTENANCE INSPECTION FOR HOME OWNERS

 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 


  • PRE-RENOVATION INSPECTION FOR HOME OWNERS

 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. 


  • THERMAL IMAGING 

 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.


Competent Home Inspection offers the best home inspection experience in the Greater Toronto Area.

What is a Home Inspection?

A Home Inspection is

  • An in-field evaluation and professional opinion of the performance of the readily accessible components of home
  • Primarily a visual examination and not technically exhaustive
  • Intended to identify components that are notably deficient, unsafe or near the end of their life
  • Documented with a written report

A Home Inspection is not

  • An insurance policy, guarantee or warranty on the home 
  • An invasive or destructive exercise Intended to identify concealed defects 
  • A code or design review 
  • Intended to reveal every problem that exists or ever could exist, but only those material defects observed on ‎the day of the inspection 
  • Intended to predict future performance or life expectancy 
  • An environmental review or energy audit

Included components

   

  • Roof
  • Structure
  • Exterior
  • Interior
  • Electrical System
  • Plumbing System
  • Heating and Cooling System
  • Insulation and Vapour Barriers
  • Mechanical and Natural Ventilation Systems

 What Really Matters in a Home Inspection?