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OUTLINE OF INSPECTION

The following items are discussed during an inspection:

General Exterior:Grading, window wells, eaves troughs, sidings, soffit & fascia, trim, roof covers, chimney, garage, steps.

Heating: Heating plant, fresh air, network, base board heating.

Plumbing: Service, supply, water heater, waste drainage, sump.

Structural: Foundation, roof sheathing, walls, interior support, basement water problems, roof support.

Electrical: Feed, service, panels, wiring.

Insulation: Type of insulation, attic venting, crawlspace, vapour barrier, weather stripping & sealing.

General Interior: Finish, floors, stairs, doors, window, fireplaces, fans, outlets, heat distribution, plumbing fixtures, smoke detectors and attic
WHAT IS A HOME INSPECTION

A home inspection is a visual inspection and a general condition survey of the physical and systems of a house. If you are thinking of buying a house or condominium, you should have it properly inspected by an experienced, professional and impartial home inspector.



Why do I need a Home Inspection?

The purchase of a home is probably the largest single investment you will ever make. You should learn as much about the house as possible to make a clear and confident decision. A mistake could be very costly in repairs!



What does a Home Inspection include?

A home inspection includes an on-site written examination of both the interior and exterior of the house. A summary is also included with the report which provides repair and/or replacement requirements. A timeframe in which these should be done, as well as, a cost estimate will be included.


Because the inspection is site specific, we encourage you to accompany the inspector so you can let him know of your concerns and needs. By following the home inspector around the house, by observing and asking questions, you will learn about your new home and get some tips on the maintenance in general. This information which will be of great help to you after you've moved in.