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Frequently asked Questions and Answers

Q: What will the inspection cover?
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:

  • Attic
  • Insulation
  • Ventilation
  • Roof & Flashings
  • Gutters
  • Basement
  • Crawlspace
  • Foundation
  • Grading
  • Retaining Walls
  • Siding & Trim
  • Driveways & Walks
  • Ceilings
  • Floors
  • Walls
  • Doors & Windows
  • Chimney
  • Fireplace
  • Major Appliances
  • Electrical System
  • Water Heater
  • Plumbing System
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating

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 inspection?
A: You can call us and discuss all the aspects of your new home whenever you like. Our service is a long-term investment.

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.

 

 

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