You will receive the most thorough home inspection in the city from a licensed and experienced inspector. We look at every system in the house, both inside and out, and give you a comprehensive inspection report including photos and videos where appropriate. You’ll receive our continuing support until we are sure you understand everything about the report. Our goal in performing your inspection is to be certain you know exactly what you are considering purchasing, both the good and the not-so-good.
A Home Inspection report is the result of a visual inspection of the structure and components of a home at a specific point in time. Your home inspector checks that all systems are performing correctly and safely. If a problem or a symptom of a problem is found, the written inspection report will outline a description of the problem and possible solutions. He also checks for issues relating to structural integrity. And if you request it, the inspection can include a scan of the property for underground oil tanks and a video taken inside the perimeter drain system at the same time.
We encourage the prospective homeowner or representative to be present during the inspection. If that is not possible, then a walk-through on completion of the inspection as strongly advised. During the walk-through, the inspector will show you what he has discovered, both good and bad. This will give you an opportunity to ask questions. It is an excellent way to learn about your new home even if no problems are found. Your inspector will let you know if he finds anything that is in violation of the building code or local Victoria bylaws.
Buyer’s Pre-Purchase Home Inspection:
When you purchase a home, you want to be sure you know exactly what you are buying. Most homeowners are honest and don’t try to hide defects in their homes. However, homeowners are often unaware of problems. You should never rely on the seller’s Property Condition Disclosure Statement to include everything you want to know about the condition of the property. A report from an experienced and knowledgeable home inspector is essential to be sure you are fully aware of the condition of the home.
Seller’s Pre-Listing Home Inspection:
If you are selling your home, you want to get the best price possible, in the shortest time possible. Few things are more frustrating than receiving a new lower offer, or even having a sale fall apart completely as a result of the buyer’s inspection.
Often the defects discovered by home inspectors could have been dealt with inexpensively and quickly had you been aware of them. A pre-listing inspection will help prevent surprises that could affect the sale. With a pre-listing inspection you will know in advance what any buyer’s inspection is likely to reveal, and negotiations with the buyer are more likely to reach a successful conclusion.
Your Meadowvale Home Inspection Report is a multi-page report with full color pictures showing items of concern. You will know what needs immediate attention and what needs to be monitored. You’ll also know what items and systems are in good condition and not of concern. This pdf report is emailed to you within 24 hours of the inspection.
Your home inspection report describes the condition of all the following systems:
- Roof – materials, penetrations, flashing, chimneys, skylights, gutters, downspouts, general condition;
- Exterior – surfaces, eaves, trim, doors, windows, steps, stairs, railings, soffits, vegetation, grading, walkways, driveways;
- Structure – foundation walls, floors, columns, walls, attic, framing, crawl spaces, basement;
- Electrical – service entrance, main and auxiliary panels, ground fault receptacles, wiring, switches, lighting fixtures, outlets, smoke detectors;
- Heating and Cooling – operating controls, furnaces, boilers, fans, ducts, filters, shutoff switches and valves;
- Plumbing – shut off valves, water supply piping, drain and waste piping, sump pumps, cross connections, valves, faucets, leaks, toilets, cleanouts;
- Interior – floors, walls, ceiling and trim, fire separation, stairs, railings, counters, cabinets, door and window operation;
- Insulation and Ventilation
- and much more.
A home inspection is not protection against future failures, nor does it provide a warranty against future problems. Our reports reveal the condition of the component at the time the component was inspected. For protection from future failure, you may want to consider a home warranty. As legislated in BC, if your home was built within the last 10 years, you already have a BC New Home Warranty which provides time-limited protection against certain defects.
For more detail on the inspection of each of these systems, consult the Residential Standards of Practice .