Home Inspection

Home Inspection

Home inspectors must be knowledgeable about all aspects of residential building systems and their operation. They must be able to recognize and report on non-performance and the potential for failure.

Inspectors should be able to:

  • Describe the system types and the materials involved. Recognize the typical defects and their implications, including safety concerns
  • Understand the features of adequate installation and repair technique
  • Use proper terminology
  • Perform inspections in a manner consistent with the standards of practice of the home inspection profession

No house is perfect

Not even brand new homes are flawless. But that doesn't mean you should give up the search for your dream home. It just means that when you find the right house, you need to go one step further and find out what problems exist and what could arise in the future. Buying a house is one of the biggest investments most people will ever make, so it makes good sense to have it checked out by a professional.

Why have a home inspection performed?

The unknown is a source of anxiety for any homebuyer. A home inspection is for buyers who want to know the true condition of the house. After deciding that a home is suitable in terms of location, size, interior layout, and other lifestyle factors, it is also important to learn about the mechanical features.

Some of the items covered during an inspection are:

  • What (if any) structural work is necessary to ensure safety?
  • How long before the roof will need replacing?
  • Is the chimney safe and functional?
  • How long before the furnace/air conditioning will need replacing?
  • Is the electrical panel properly wired? Does it pose any special safety concerns?
  • Are the insulation levels adequate?
  • Is the fireplace safe?
  • Is there leakage in the basement? What are the possible causes and cures?

The Report

  • roof
  • exterior
  • structure
  • electrical
  • heating
  • cooling
  • insulation & ventilation
  • plumbing
  • interior

The report addresses the condition of each of these systems. Any recommended repairs, replacements or improvements are clearly documented. The report also includes a summary of significant issues for quick reference.


The summary is often the most important part of the report for people making their purchase decision. Once you've moved into your home, you'll likely find more detail is required, and that's when the body of the report becomes most useful.


For those requiring further explanation, the reference material in the report provides additional insight.

Home safety tips

The report will provide you with a number of home safety tips, addressing everything from smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors to overhead garage door openers.

Home maintainance tips

The home is one of the most significant investments in anyone's life. Good preventative maintenance is a great way to protect your investment. Our home inspection reports include a maintenance section to help make sure that your home continues to be safe, comfortable, and efficient.

Accreditation

I have been a real estate investor for many years and have hired many different inspectors over the years, but now I will continue to hire Paul. He is very Educated, professional and has a unique ability of putting things into perspective. Also his computerized reports are very interactive easy to read.

J.S.