Home Inspection Ottawa
Delivering Total Peace Of Mind
The most popular inspection purchased by the prospective home buyer or seller. This is a visual inspection where all the house systems from the roof to the crawlspace are examined and/or tested to verify proper operation, installation and safety.
We inspect the roof, exterior, structure, plumbing, electrical, heating, cooling, interior and insulation of the house. We will open and close all the doors and windows. We run all the faucets and flush the toilets. We look for evidence of leaks in the roof and basement, and identify any potential moisture problems.
The inspection takes approximately three hours. During this time, you will receive an informal guided tour of the property with comments on our findings or limitations. You can ask as many questions as you like during this time. It's also a good opportunity to learn about routine maintenance requirements and expectations. Increasingly, home buyers are finding that this inspection is a good way to learn all about their new home.
An Inspection You Can Trust
A complete home inspection is your best value and covers an examination of all the following accessible systems and components:
- Roof (shingles, flashings, chimneys, vents, trim and gutters, drip edges, skylights, downspouts, and other visible roof related items) Attic ( insulation, ventilation, rafters, joists and collar ties, trusses, wiring attachments, and other visible related items)
- Plumbing and Fixtures (water pressure, water distribution system, hose bibs, sinks and faucets, bath/showers and toilets, sanitary system, and other plumbing system components) Interior (floors and ceilings, walls, stairs (if applicable) and banisters, finishes, sinks, cabinets, shelving, built-in appliances, smoke detectors and safety-related items, and other visible interior-related components)
- Heating and Cooling Systems (furnace, heat pumps, baseboard heaters, fireplaces, filters, vents & ductwork, air conditioner and lines, and other visible related HVAC components) Electrical Systems (service entry and clearances, service panel, switches and outlets, visible wiring and junction boxes, grounding system, and other related electrical components)
- Basements, Crawl Spaces, and Foundation (insulation, ventilation, posts, vapor barriers, utility attachment, structural items, floors and walls, beams, joists and columns, sump and sanitary pumps) Exterior (siding materials, decks, porches, balconies, garages, windows, doors, sashes and lintels, vents, entryways, walkways, driveways, lot grading, and other visible exterior related components)