For your convenience, our most frequently asked questions are answered right here.

Q: What does an average home inspection include?

A: An average home inspection includes

  • Complete non-evasive inspection
  • Structural and foundation inspection
  • Complete visual inspection
  • Electrical and wiring testing
  • Mold testing for every floor
  • Thermography services
  • Radon test

Q: Why are home inspections worth the money?

A: Almost every resale home purchase is conditional on the buyer being satisfied with the results of a home inspection. But what does satisfied mean? When can a buyer back away and when are they just using the inspection as a convenient way to find a loophole when they get cold feet?If the buyer decided not to do an inspection and then just cancelled the deal, they would likely lose their deposit and could probably be sued for breach of contract by the seller if they sold to anyone else for less money.Inspection conditions are not an automatic option to terminate, as many buyers believe. A lot will depend on the exact wording of the condition language. It will help a buyer if it says that the buyer has to be satisfied with the inspection in their “sole and absolute discretion.” The buyer may have difficulties if they use a relative who is not qualified and who just says something like “This is not a good house.”

Q: What makes HOMESPECT different then any other home inspector?

A: Robin Murray is a Certified Master Inspector with over 25 years of contractor and electrical experience. The extensive knowledge of construction and his honest approach will provide you with the peace of mind you deserve.

Q: What are some potential issues I should look for in my home?

A: There are many possible issues that can arise in your home, that can affect not only the health of your loved ones but it can also bring the value of your home down. Here is a list of some of the possible issues that you will want to look for in your home.

  • Radon
  • Moisture and mold
  • Potential electrical hazards
  • Improperly installed fixtures
  • Water intrusion
  • Structural / foundation issues
  • Any damage to the shingles on the roof

Q: How long does the inspection take?

A: Every typical inspection will last on average 3 hours. However if the inspection is for specific concerns that need to be addressed the inspection can be done in less time.

Q: How do I pay for the home inspection?

A: Homespect with accept any of the below payment options:

  • Cheque
  • Cash
  • E-Transfer

Q: Do I get a digital or written report?

A: Every home inspection will include a digital report with a complete photo attachment in the report. However if you wish to request a written report without photos that can be provided as well.

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