What's involved in a home inspection?
Your inspector will perform a thorough visual inspection of the major systems and components of the home including the structure, roof, interior/exterior surfaces, and the plumbing, heating, cooling & electrical systems.Attached garages, carports, retaining walls, walks and drives are also part of the Inspection. Insulation and ventilation will also be evaluated as well as lot grading, and checking for any evidence or likelihood of basement dampness.
Your inspector will show you, and explain to you, the various parts of the home and answer any questions you may have. He will point out areas of concern, and offer suggestions for improvement.
Do I really need a home Inspection? I've already had a good look around the house.
Our inspections are like individual home seminars. We spend approximately three hours with you in an interactive process during which you learn the status of the mechanical, structural and finish components of your new home - from an experienced person. This gives you the acquired ability to diagnose signs and symptoms which you may have overlooked.
Our comprehensive report will distinguish between items that need to be repaired or replaced, areas that may need routine maintenance and components that may be suspect at the time of the inspection. The Inspection Report will be delivered by email no later than the following day.
How long does the Inspection take?
A typical inspection should take 2 to 3 hours to complete, start to finish. This can vary a little bit given the current condition of the home, size, accessibility of various systems and so on.
Should I attend the Inspection?
Absolutely! It is important for you to understand how the house works from a technical standpoint. By attending the inspection, you are able to see first-hand the conditions that will be described in the report. It also allows the inspector to show you what to do in case of emergency regarding the electrical, plumbing and furnace. If you have any particular concerns about the property, this is the time to get answers. Feel free to ask questions and we’ll take the time to explain things so that you can be more comfortable with your decision to purchase the home.
How much does an Inspection cost?
We are competitively priced. We are committed to providing the highest standard of care in the industry. Prices start at $250.00. Please contact us for more information.
What if I'm buying a new home?
No house is perfect and even brand new homes have flaws. Buying a house is one of the biggest investments most people will ever make, so it makes good sense to have it checked out by a professional. That is when you should call on the services of a reputable and qualified home inspection company like Advantage North Home Inspections.
How do I set up a home inspection?
Call or Text 249 995-0024. Please ensure that the date and time are acceptable to the other parties involved in the purchase & sale.
How much notice do you require?
We understand the urgency and time constraints placed on conditional offers. Therefore, we will do our very best to accommodate your request but it's best to give as much notice as possible. That way you can be assured of the appointment time you prefer.