Infrared Certified Inspections
I use a state-of-the-art Thermal Imaging/IR camera to find problems that aren’t always apparent to the naked eye. A Thermal Imaging or IR camera translates the heat signatures of objects into colors on a gradient scale, with higher temperatures appearing as lighter colors, and lower temperatures and wet areas appearing as darker colors. By evaluating these images, I can detect sources of energy loss, locate areas of moisture intrusion, pinpoint dangerous hot spots in the electrical system, and uncover other problems, such as wood-destroying pests and rodent infestations. I include thermal imaging in the price of every inspection to help identify defects within your home. The included thermal imaging is not a home energy audit.
Pre-Purchase Buyer's Inspection
A home inspection is a visual examination of the home’s major systems and components, along with my professional opinion as to their condition, in accordance with InterNACHI’s Standards of Practice. Depending on the home’s size and condition, inspections may take three or more hours to inspect. There are a lot of items to check to ensure your investment is protected. You can view a detailed list of the items I inspect HERE.
Whether you’re a first-time home buyer or a veteran homeowner, it’s important to understand the state of your investment. What my inspection will do is educate you about the home’s condition and how its systems and components work together. I want you to feel confident about your decision, which is why I’ll provide a comprehensive inspection, with a report you can easily understand and rely on. My job isn't finished until I know that you understand everything in the report. You will receive your comprehensive inspection report via email. You can view a Sample Report (PDF) HERE.
Most of your inspection will likely reveal maintenance issues and minor imperfections. These are useful to know about, and maintenance items should be dealt with as soon as possible to keep the home in good condition. However, the issues that really matter fall into four categories:
major defects, such as a structural failure;
conditions that may lead to major defects, such as a leak in the roof or foundation;
items that may hinder your ability to finance, legally occupy, or insure the home; and
safety hazards, such as exposed electrical wiring or trip hazards at stairs or decks.
11 Month New Home Warranty Inspection
All builders now must offer a minimum warranty as follows:
one-year on the materials and labour
two-years on delivery and distribution systems
five years for building envelope
ten years for major structural components
11 Month Warranty Inspections include the following:
Evaluate the physical condition: of the structure, construction and mechanical systems
Identify items that should be repaired or replaced
Recommend qualified professionals to inspect or repair
Before you sign off on your new home warranty at 12 months learn your rights and have an inspection done to find issues your home builder does not want you to know about.
Move-In Certified® Seller Inspection
Are you selling your home?
Let me inspect it before you even list it. A Move-In Certified™ home has been pre-inspected, which means that the seller can confirm that there are no major systems in need of immediate repair or replacement, and no known safety hazards. A Move-In Certified™ Seller Inspection informs you of any defects or problems with your home so that you can address them before prospective buyers discover them.
You can then take the time you need to obtain reasonable repair estimates. Show prospective buyers that you are dealing in good faith. Avoid 11th-hour negotiations and delays, and justify your full asking price by having your home pre-inspected now. For more information click HERE.
I am also a Certified Radon Measurement Professional, certified by the International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants and the Canadian National Radon Proficiency Program (C-NRPP). This means that my testing protocols are consistent with Health Canada’s guidelines. I use C-NRPP-approved equipment that is calibrated and quality assure our processes to ensure quality radon testing service.
Radon is an invisible, odorless, tasteless, naturally occurring radioactive gas in our environment. It is also the second leading cause of lung cancer deaths in Canada, according to Health Canada. All Albertan's should have their homes tested for radon. Knowing the potential for this naturally occurring carcinogen in your home is important! I've tested my home and you should have yours tested too!
For more information on Radon and our Radon testing click HERE.
Mold Inspections & Testing