Home Inspections

Meadowvale Home Inspections Services
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HOME INSPECTIONS

YOUR MEADOWVALE HOME INSPECTION

What should I expect on the day of the inspection?

The inspector arrives at the home and meets the buyer’s real estate agent. The residents and the buyers are not usually present. The agent opens the house and the inspector then performs the inspection. The realtor often leaves at some point during the inspection to pick up the buyers. They return to the home for a walk-through with the inspector who discusses the his findings and points out issues he feels could be important to the buyer. After the walk-through, the inspector leaves, the agent and the buyer finish up and the agent locks the house. The inspector completes the written report and emails it to the buyer within 24 hours, often on the same day as the inspection.

What does an inspection cost?

  • $475 – Townhouses and Single Family homes up to approximately 2500 sq. ft. ($50 surcharge for every additional 500 sq. ft)
  • $395 – Condominiums
  • $100 – Detached Outbuildings up to 120 sq. ft. with a home inspection
  • $100 – Underground Oil Tank Scan -OR- Perimeter Drain Camera check with a home inspection
  • $150 – Both Oil Tank and Perimeter Drain services with a home inspection

What does the inspection include?

  • 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.

For more detail on the inspection of each of these systems, consult the Residential Standards of Practice.

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.

Also Available with your home inspection:
Underground Oil Tank Scans
Perimeter Drain Inspection