A pre-purchase inspection is a visual process where the systems and components used in a home are tested and/or operated to verify proper operation or installation. Roofing materials inspected, air-conditioning and heating systems operated, all accessible receptacles inspected, level of attic insulation checked, doors and windows are opened and shut to ensure their proper functioning, etc. The Inspector will run the shower(s), flush toilets, fill the sinks, and make notes on the current condition and operation of the components tested. Upon completion, a detailed report will be sent by email to you.
Final Walk-through Inspection
Following a pre-purchase inspection, we strongly recommend a final walk-through inspection a few days prior to closing. Home buyers at this stage of the transaction are typically distracted with their “new-home” excitement, and are more concerned with furniture placement, window treatment and other cosmetic issues. A walk-through inspection by our trained home inspector, can ensure that the property is in the condition you agreed to buy. We ensure repairs (if any) requested, on your pre-purchase inspection report and agreed to, by the home owner, have been carried out; contractor receipts/warranties have been obtained; and noting any unforeseen conditions that may not have been noticed earlier, for example, staining on carpets hidden under a couch, or damaged walls/receptacles which were previously hidden behind book shelves, garage door damaged by current owners moving out, debris hidden or left in/around the home, etc.
Home sellers can benefit from a pre-listing inspection because it avoids unnecessary problems down the road. A pre-listing inspection provides a written report as to the current condition of the property. It could uncover any concerns that might compromise a sale. By having a pre-listing inspection done, the seller can replace faulty receptacles, improve attic insulation, repair leaking faucets or drainage, etc. before buyers begin viewing their home. And if any major issues are discovered, the seller can decide how to proceed, i.e., fix the problem, or offer to pay for repairs and provide a written estimate from a reputed contractor.
General Walk-through Inspection
If you are considering buying a home but don't want a full inspection, a walk-through inspection might be something you might consider. A walk-through inspection typically takes around two hours with a quick inspection of the major components of the house followed by a narrative report from which you can make an informed decision. This inspection is great if the house is already in good shape, but you just have some concern and want peace of mind. It is also helpful in areas where bidding wars take place, where you may have to inspect many properties before landing the property that suites your needs and budget.
Annual Maintenance Inspection
As a homeowner, one of your greatest fear is of an unnoticed or small issue, which could eventually snowball into a catastrophic failure costing you thousands of dollars to repair. This add-on inspection to our pre-purchase inspection is designed to give you some peace of mind, knowing what to expect under normal operating conditions and circumstances, and when to budget for some of the major expenses.
Condo Inspection (please call for details)