asked Questions and Answers
Q: What will the
A: The home inspection is a visual inspection performed by direct observation of existing conditions at the time of inspection in accordance to the standards of inspection which can be viewed by clicking on the following link:
British Columbia Institute of Property Inspectors - Home Inspection Standards
Items that are
included in the Inspection are as follows:
- Roof & Flashings
- Retaining Walls
- Siding & Trim
- Driveways & Walks
- Doors & Windows
- Major Appliances
- Electrical System
- Water Heater
- Plumbing System
- Air Conditioning
Q: How long will the Inspection take?
A: Most Inspections take about four to five hours. These
times may vary depending on the size, age & condition of the home.
Q: Should I be present during the Inspection?
A: We recommend that you be
present, in most cases near the end of the Inspection, however you are
welcome to be present from start to finish.
Q: Why use our Services?
A: The purchase of a new home is one of the single most
costly investments that a family will make. Along with the extra
stresses this will add, there is also the fear factor of, "Will
This Home Stand The Test of Time?" It is also important to
know what YOU, as the primary investor, are getting for your money.
A home inspection is an excellent tool
for you, the home buyer, to help determine not only the condition of
the home, but to also help foresee any immediate unnecessary
additional cost that may go unnoticed without the help of a home
inspection. Home inspections are not a prediction of future
performance, but can pinpoint existing problem areas.
Q: Why canít I have someone in my
family who is very handy or a contractor, inspect my new home?
A: This is the biggest mistake
many potential new homeowners make when purchasing a home. Although
the person you are considering may be very skilled, they are not
trained or experienced at professional home inspections. Professional
home inspection is a unique skill like no other. Professional
inspectors get what we call an inspectorís instinct for problems.
That instinct takes extensive training and lots of experience doing
inspections to develop. Many contractors, and other trades
professionals hire a professional home inspector to inspect their
homes when they make a purchase.
Q: What if I have questions after the
A: You can call us and discuss
all the aspects of your new home whenever you like. Our service is a
Q: How do I choose a Home Inspector?
A: Call up and ask about their qualifications and
experience. If for some reason you don't feel comfortable asking
this of the inspector when speaking with them on the phone then how
will you feel asking questions at the inspection. You must feel that
the inspector is qualified, experienced and attentive of your needs.