Better Business Bureau Consumer Protection BC

   

    Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Call: 604 290-7296.
    After Hours: 604-461-4647

WHAT IS A HOME INSPECTION?

A home inspection is an independent visual evaluation of the physical structure, systems, and components of a home.

The inspector considers

  • structural integrity.
  • construction .
  • quality of materials used.
  • life expectancy.
  • Deferred maintenance.

 

ITEMS COVERED IN A HOME INSPECTION

The inspector's findings will be documented for you, using plain language, in one of the most descriptive written reports available in this industry! The report includes helpful maintenance and safety tips. Our report describes the following visible items and more:

INTERIOR

MECHANICAL

STRUCTURAL

Kitchen finishes Electrical Surface drainage
Bathrooms Plumbing Roof/flashings
Drywall/plaster Water heater Chimney/gutters
Fireplaces Heating systems Foundations
Insulation Laundry appliances Windows/doors
Flooring Some kitchen appliances Garage
Laundry Garage door openers Decks/porch
Attics   Masonry/siding
    Basements/crawl spaces
    Attic structure

ATTENDING THE INSPECTION

We strongly urge our clients to attend the inspection to fully benefit 100% from all the information given at the inspection. Please write down any questions you may have, and by all means ask them during the inspection as you follow the inspector around the house. At that time your questions will be answered and components can be visually observed as they are described by the inspector. This way, you will learn more about the condition of the home, how its systems work, and how to maintain it. You will also find the written report easier to understand if you've seen the property first-hand through the inspector's eyes.

LENGTH OF THE INSPECTION

The average inspection takes approximately two to three hours depending on the size, condition and age of the property. Please inform your Realtor about this length of time so they may allow sufficient time to schedule your home inspection.