Why should I have a Home Inspection done?

What do I get for my dollar?

There are several reasons for having an inspection, but the most compelling reason is that the inspector looks at the house differently than a purchaser does. A purchaser wants to know if the house will fit their lifestyle. Will the neighborhood be the type that they would want to raise their family in. Are the amenities they want close at hand. Are the bedrooms large enough.

The list goes on.

Home Pro Inspectors, on the other hand, check to see if the house and its systems are functioning as they were designed to.

  • Is the heating and or cooling system working properly, is it clean, and is it delivering hot or cool air to all the rooms in an adequate volume?
  • Is the electrical system adequately sized for the intended load. Are the breakers/fuses adequately sized for the size of wire used. Are outlets wired with the correct polarity?
  • Is the water supply and disposal system inside the house functioning adequately. Are there damaged or leaking fixtures. Are exhaust fans present and functioning?
  • Are windows and doors functioning properly. Are there signs of problems exhibited by the interior wall systems. Are there problems with floor or ceiling components?
  • Are kitchen appliances functioning properly?
  • Roof coverings, exterior claddings, and drainage systems are inspected?

This list also goes on.

Our comprehensive inspection report is prepared and delivered on site. Home Pro inspectors use a computerized reporting system. The completed report is printed on site, or can be posted to a website in a pdf file that can be downloaded to your computer and printed out.
For more information about home inspections in general, check out the following:

Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors CAHPI
Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors - CAHPI (BC)
ASHI

Contact Home-Pro

Brian Dunphy, RHI
Phone: 250.377.0775
Toll Free: 888.257.3330

E-Mail: bdunphy@telus.net
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