Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is a Home Inspection?
A. A general home inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of the accessible areas of a residential property, performed for a fee, which is designed to identify defects within specific systems and components defined by a specific set of Standards that are both observed and deemed material by the inspector. The scope of work may be modified by the Client and Inspector prior to the inspection process.
Q. How much does an inspection cost?
A. The average price for an inspection for homes up to 1500 Square Foot home is generally about $450.00 however, because every property is different, you can contact me to determine your needs, finalize your inspection price and schedule your inspection. The costs associated with a property inspection can depend on a variety of factors including:
The size and complexity of the home (eg. smaller homes and condominiums may be less than the $450)
The time required to perform the inspection
The age of the structure
The number of heating, A/C, and electrical components / systems
Extra services like Mold or Radon testing
Any outbuildings that you may want inspected!
Q. How long will the inspection take?
A. A thorough inspection can take between 3 and 8 hours or more to complete depending on the size of the home, if there are extra outbuildings etc.
Q. When will I receive my inspection report?
A. Your report will be ready for you within 48 hours after the inspection, however usually the reports are done well before this time. A Link to the report will be emailed directly to you where you can download the PDF file.
Q. Do I need to attend the inspection?
A. While it is not absolutely necessary that you attend, it is highly recommended. Being on site allows you to ask the inspector questions about the condition of your home and learn about the home's systems and their operation.
Q. Why is licensing and certification important?
A. It is extremely important that your home inspector is an InterNACHI Certified Professional Inspector. InterNACHI inspectors meet rigorous educational demands that allow you to receive the best inspection available. The Government of Alberta also requires all Home Inspectors to be licensed and to carry Errors & Omissions as well as General Liability Insurance. Be sure and ask your inspector for these credentials!
Q. What are your business hours?
A. I am available all day, and can be flexible to include evenings & weekends as well. Whenever you require an inspection I'll be ready to help!