Pre-Purchase Inspection: A comprehensive home inspection will reduce the risk of unexpected and costly surprises, and help you feel completely comfortable with your home purchase decision. As a result of our findings, many of our clients have saved thousands by renegotiating the asking price, while others have avoided purchasing a “money pit”.
The ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes program is designed to help homeowners and owners of existing low-rise properties make smart energy retrofit decisions that will result in significant energy savings and a cleaner environment. The first step in participating in the ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes program is to call for a professional energy assessment provided by an energy advisor certified by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). The advisor will perform a pre-retrofit assessment of the home and provide you with your own personalized action checklist of upgrades that will reduce your energy consumption. This service is provided in partnership with Greensaver.
Pre-listing resale home
eventually your buyers are going to conduct an inspection. You may as well know what they are going to find by getting there first. We highly recommend that you accompany the inspector for the full inspection to listen, discuss and ask questions. Having an inspection performed ahead of time helps in many other ways:
- It allows you to see your home through the eyes of a critical third party.
- It permits you to make repairs ahead of time so that…
- Defects don’t become negotiating stumbling blocks later.
- You have the time to get reasonably priced contractors or make the repairs yourself, if qualified.
- It reduces your liability by…
- Adding professional supporting documentation to your disclosure statement
- Alerting you to immediate safety issues before agents and visitors tour your home.
Like a regular medical checkup for your body, a home maintenance inspection discovers issues as they develop, allowing remediation rather than major repair later. This inspection is similar to a standard home inspection but with emphasis on maintaining a sound property.
Key Benefits of a Maintenance Inspection
Be aware in advance of approaching cost items so that proper budgeting can be done. For example, we can estimate the remaining life expectancy of the roof, furnace, air conditioning, etc. so you can be prepared for the expenses when they become necessary.
- Discover issues prior to major damage.
- Learn how to care for your investment.
Complete Home Audit Inspection:
This is a more comprehensive, all-inclusive inspection offered for those who do not wish to limit the company’s liability to an amount equal to, or less than, our fee for the inspection service. We will bring in a team of specialists (licensed Electrician, Plumber, HVAC Technician, Structural Engineer, Chimney and Roofing Specialists, and a Pest Control Technician) to perform comprehensive full inspections of each system in the building, as well as perform our own standard home inspection. Since this type of inspection is far more comprehensive than a standard three-hour visual home inspection, we are willing to increase our limitation of liability; however, there are limitations as to what items are covered and for how long. The Complete Home Audit Inspection will take up to two weeks to arrange, and a few days to perform. It will involve dismantling and destructive testing, if necessary. We require vendor’s written permission for this type of inspection.
New Home Inspection
New home pre-delivery (PDI)
before you take ownership of your newly constructed home you will walk through the home with your builder. You should also have your home inspected by a qualified home inspector. Make sure your newly constructed house is complete and ready to move in to. An independent inspection often uncovers defects overlooked by municipal inspectors and the builder’s inspector, and can help ensure that deficiencies are corrected under the Ontario New Home Warranty Program and/or at the builder’s expense.
New home – one year warranty
Now that you have lived in your newly constructed home for one year you should have your home inspected by a qualified home inspector in order to submit any defects or deficiencies to New Home Warranty Program.