Your home is more than bricks and mortar! Check out our home inspection services to find out how.
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Our certified home inspector comes equipped with the latest tools, technology, and knowledge to help you understand the components of your home. Whether you're a new buyer or a seasoned veteran, a home inspector is an invaluable resource. We offer an impartial, third-party examination of the defects and/or conditions of your potential or current home.
The following is a selection of what we may find during a typical inspection:
Old/worn out roof shingles
Shingles don't last forever, and there are several signs to look for to determine when replacement is needed
Discharged TPR valve
The TPR valve (temperature pressure relief) discharges when there is too much pressure within the water heater
Unsecured support posts
Support posts should be secured in order to stop or reduce any movement. A loose post can lead to structural damage
Destructive vegetation growth
Vegetation such as these growing vines can grow along the outside of the home and damage your siding
Dirty or outdated furnace
Furnaces have a limited life expectancy, and a dirty furnace may not have proper combustion, which can lead to dangerous carbon monoxide emissions
Cracks can allow water to enter a home and damage the interior spaces
Over time, moisture can damage brick and mortar, which causes spalling (broken or flaky brick)
Traps keep sewer gases and odours from entering the home. An improper trap does not
The stress from the weight of a chimney can cause damage over time if unsupported
Knob and tube wiring
This type of wiring is no longer used, and is considered a major fire hazard
Gutters drain into storm drains
Downspouts should shed water above ground about 3 feet away from the home. Storm drains may be clogged or broken, and can cause water to backup
Our inspections don't end on site! We want to give you the best inspection service we can and continue to be a valuable resource long after we leave the home. Ask us for our trusted, professional referrals.