The inspection will cover various aspects of the building:

  • Structure
  • Exterior
  • Plumbing
  • Heating and air conditioning
  • Electrical
  • Ventilation
  • Roof

Types of buildings:

  • Ancestral homes
  • Multi-unit
  • Commercial
  • Condo
  • Single-family
  • Cottage

The following are four situations in which it is important to have a home or building inspection performed:

Pre-purchase inspection:

Pre-purchase inspection

A pre-purchase inspection will bring you peace of mind. It consists of an in-depth visual inspection of the building to assess its current condition and to identify any defects or damage that require repairs.

To avoid your dream home turning into the stuff of nightmares, it is strongly recommended that you hire a certified and insured inspector to perform a pre purchase inspection. The inspection will reveal the condition of the home before the sale goes through, thus considerably reducing the risk of a dispute between the buyer and the seller.

Pre-sale inspection:

Pre-sale inspection

A pre-sale inspection helps you to prepare for putting your home on market. In fact, by knowing the condition of your home before you put it up for sale, you’ll be able to make the recommended repairs or adjust your asking price accordingly.

When a prospective buyer shows up with his own inspector, you’ll know what to expect, thus avoiding last-minute nasty surprises.

Preventive or pre-renovation inspection:

Preventive or pre-renovation inspection

When done every five years, home inspections enable you to monitor the physical condition of your home and make the necessary repairs in order to protect your investment.

If you are planning renovations, pre-renovation inspection you will give you valuable tips on how to determine the scope of the project and on how to make it run as smoothly as possible. The extensive experience and neutrality of the inspector will help you make the right decisions to get your project underway. This will help you avoid unexpected costs and prevent your project turning into a nightmare.

Specific expertise and diagnosis:

Specific expertise and diagnosis

You have found a problem on your property and want to know the source and how to correct it?

The inspector will assess the situation, investigate the causes of the problem and make an accurate diagnosis. Following the audit, the expert will give you clear solutions. You will then be able to take appropriate actions to permanently fix the problem.

The inspection and the inspection report

The inspection report is the best tool for understanding the condition of the building.

In order to meet the stipulated deadlines, we strongly recommend that you call us immediately after signing the promise to purchase.

In general, an inspector will be able to give you an appointment within five days of your call.

You should anticipate about two hours for the inspection, which usually involves the following steps:

  • The inspector will fill out the necessary forms with you;
  • The inspector will verify the documents related to the property (e.g. Seller’s disclosure, pyrite test, invoices for recent work, etc.);
  • The inspector will test for moisture in the walls and ceilings (using a hygrometer);
  • The inspector will check all visible components, and take notes and photos;
  • At the end of the inspection, the inspector will give you his observations and advice, and answer your questions. This verbal report will give you an accurate assessment of the condition of the building.

You will be sent a written inspection report within 24 hours of the appointment. If the inspector discovers a major problem with the property, you will be informed of this sooner.

In compliance with the standards of the National Building Inspectors and Experts Association, the report will include a technical description of the building, the inspector’s observations, as well as several photos.