FAQs

A home inspection is an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a house, from the roof to the foundation.


What is a home inspection?

A home inspection is an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a house, from the roof to the foundation.


Do I have to be there?

While it’s not required that you be present for the inspection, it is highly recommended. You will be able to observe the inspector and ask questions as you learn about the condition of the home and how to maintain it.


Why can’t I do it myself?

Even the most experienced homeowner lacks the knowledge and expertise of a professional home inspector. An inspector is familiar with the elements of home construction, proper installation, maintenance and home safety. He or she knows how the home’s systems and components are intended to function together, as well as why they fail.

Above all, most buyers find it difficult to remain completely objective and unemotional about the house they really want, and this may have an effect on their judgement. For accurate information, it is best to obtain an impartial, third-party opinion by a professional in the field of home inspection.


What will it cost?

The inspection fee for a typical one-family house varies geographically, as does the cost of housing. Similarly, within a given area, the inspection fee may vary depending on a number of factors such as the size of the house, its age and possible optional services such as septic, well or radon testing.

Do not let cost be a factor in deciding whether or not to have a home inspection or in the selection of your home inspector. The sense of security and knowledge gained from an inspection is well worth the cost, and the lowest priced inspection is not necessarily a bargin. Use the inspector’s qualifications, including experience, training, and compliance with your provinces regulations, if any, and professional affiliations as a guide.

Ready to get started?

We’d be happy to set you on the right track. Simply contact us and we’d be happy to send one of our trusted home inspectors your way. Your house could be the purchase of a lifetime so it’s important to make sure it’s in the shape you want it to be.